02/13/2013 04:44 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

Jenny McCarthy Show Went On Without Guest Josh Groban, Was 'Amazing,' Says Sidekick

Jenny McCarthy and the crew of her new VH1 late-night show, "The Jenny McCarthy Show," were excited that they landed Josh Groban as a guest on her debut episode. But unfortunately, Josh turned up for the taping last Thursday and then left the building before ever setting foot in front of the camera.

“I was really surprised when Josh Groban left; I mean, it's not like he's going on 'Oprah's Favorite Things' -- it's 'The Jenny McCarthy show,'" Jenny’s funny sidekick, Michelle Buteau, tells The Huffington Post. “It's laid-back, sexy fun -- and tits. What man wouldn't want to be a part of that?”

Jenny was left on Thursday with a show audience and crew waiting to tape her first episode -- but no first guest. VH1 did not respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post on what happened that upset Josh enough to make him leave.

“Jenny was so amazing that night. She didn't even flinch -- she was a true professional. She thought quickly and pimped her sister,” Michelle reveals about Jenny’s sister and makeup artist, JoJo. “ With her drink in hand and not a hair out of place, home-girl started the show with the same amount of love and energy as she would have done with her original guest. You go girl.”

Some insiders say that Josh was upset when he saw the questions, which reportedly included, "What music do you listen to when you make love?" Others say it was the fact Jenny had stripper poles and dancers on her show that convinced the singer to leave.

A spokesperson for Groban did not return HuffPost's calls for comment.

Update: "Jenny has no hard feelings and says Josh is welcome to come back anytime," McCarthy's rep tells HuffPost.



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