• Jenny McCarthy not hosting 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' for first time in 10 years

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Jenny McCarthy won't be hosting "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" for the first time in a decade.

    People reported the actress revealed on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" Monday that she is instead spending time with her family.

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    "We’re shooting 'Masked Singer 3' in December and January, and my son, who is now 17, said, 'Can we please, please stay home this year?’ And I said, 'You know what? He’s going to be 18, he’s going to want nothing to do with me,'"  McCarthy told hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. "We're so busy that I said, ‘You know what, we’re going to tap out.'"

    McCarthy said she gave the news to Seacrest, who presents the show, last week.

    "I got to say, it was the most wonderful time. Working with Ryan, it’s a dream," she said. "And we can’t say that about a lot of people in this business. He’s a dream. So I thank you. And I’m going to be so excited watching you from my sofa."

    McCarthy has co-hosted the show since 2010, People reported.

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