Are Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Getting Married at Applebee’s?

06/02/2014 at 11:05 PM ET

Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg: Wedding at Applebees?
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Engaged celebrities like Jenny McCarthy should be careful what they wish for, even jokingly: It just might send Twitter into a tizzy.

In a recent interview with the Boston Herald, The View host was discussing possible plans for her wedding to Blue Bloods star and New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg. She told the paper that after hearing about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s over-hyped nuptials, it made her want to marry “at an Applebee’s.” She also gave props to her fiance’s family business by adding “Or a Wahlburgers!” (The burger restaurant in Hingham, Massachusetts is owned by brothers Donnie, Mark and chef Paul Wahlberg, and also spun off the same-named A&E reality show.)

Applebee’s responded to the couple with a tongue-in-cheek missive on Twitter. Riffing on both a marriage proposal and a classic wedding RSVP card, the note to the couple asked them to check off whether they would have their wedding at Applebee’s or consider having their wedding at Applebee’s. (Not doing it at Applebee’s was not an option!) In a smart marketing move, the casual nationwide chain also coined what appears to be a new hashtag: #loveattheBees. They closed with “The favor of your reply is kindly requested” in a graceful script (of course).

And reply they did. McCarthy responded first with “”Hey Baby @DonnieWahlberg, Should we consider?” and Wahlberg Tweeted back, “I think we should certainly, at least, check box No. 2 @JennyMcCarthy! Who doesn’t love @Applebees?!?!”

Fans of both the casual-dining chain and the couple were quick to embrace the hashtag and Tweet back, because really, who doesn’t love talking about weddings? Some tried puns (“It’s a nice day for a wing wedding” and “With this ring, I thee fed”), another posted a shot of how a wonton taco might figure into the groom’s attire.

We can’t help but wonder: Could Riblets be reworked as less-messy passed hors d’oeuvres? And would the free refills apply to champagne?

—Lexi Dwyer

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Wendy Lerner on


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Tacky, like them.

Megan on

Wow, they 2 really believe are funny… This is cheap and thacky.

momo bobo on

Interesting that she mentions Kim and Kanye because every time I see her I just think of the song “Gold Digger” especially “If you ain’t no punk holla we want prenup!”
“We want prenup!” yeah…” Wake up, dude.

whatever on

was Wahlburgers booked?

Kelli on

HA! They seem like a fun couple. That was a cute Twitter exchange 🙂

kellyrsmith15 on

they are adorable…nuff said.

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