Jenny McCarthy may join 'The View,' report says

Jenny McCarthy at the dFM Luncheon presented by Jenny McCarthy at the dFM Luncheon presented by Galaxy S III in Chicago. (Aug. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Centerfold-turned-anti-vaccine-crusader Jenny McCarthy is in talks to join "The View" as a co-host, according to a report in Us Weekly.

McCarthy, 40, has been a frequent guest co-host on the long-running daytime talk show and is rumored to be on deck to replace Joy Behar when she leaves next month.

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According to Us, McCarthy, whose anemically rated talk show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," launched on VH1 earlier this year, is "a good fit" for the program.

McCarthy got her start as a Playboy playmate before seguing into a TV career on the mid-'90s MTV dating show "Singled Out." In recent years, she's come under fire for her espousal of widely debunked theories linking childhood vaccines with autism, though at this point holding controversial opinions is practically a requirement for aspiring "View" co-hosts.

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