NEW YORK (AP) _ Jenny McCarthy is on her second 15 minutes of fame.

After NBC canceled her sitcom ``Jenny,'' critics gloated that her big-mouth shtick was finished.

``I bawled,'' the former Playboy playmate and MTV game show host said in this week's USA Weekend.

After she dried off, she took acting lessons and landed a role in ``BASEketball,'' the new film comedy due out this month from the creators of ``South Park.''

``The lower people's expectations, the higher you can go,'' she said.