Seacrest and the funny lady will be in Times Square on Friday night cohosting the legendary Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve television event.
"She may be doing it in the nude this year," Seacrest told reporters earlier today.
Turns out an airline lost McCarthy's luggage on her way to NYC. "I was joking with Ryan about wearing the ball itself as my costume," McCarthy said. "Either that or I don't know. Ryan's just going to have to snuggle close."
As for who the newly single McCarthy will be kissing at midnight, she says she'll be scoping out the crowds for a hot military dude. "I'm moistening my lips every hour and I do have some specific questions that I will be asking some boys to see if they are potentials for my midnight kiss," she said.
That's not good news for Seacrest. "I've also for years just tried to find a way to make out with Jenny...so this is sort of the perfect way to do it!" he said. "You're almost guaranteed a kiss at midnight with whomever's next to you."
All kidding aside, it certainly sounds like he'll be locking lips with Miss Hough. When asked if they'd be together on New Year's, Seacrest said, "If she's not with me, she'd be in trouble."