Is Melissa McCarthy, who stars on the sitcom Mike & Molly, related to Jenny McCarthy?
—Shayna Brown, Des Moines, Iowa
Yes. The two are cousins who grew up together in Illinois, in what Melissa, 40, calls a “big Irish Catholic family with lots of Chicago cops.” Both live in California now, but they don’t often socialize. As Melissa points out, “We are both busy moms. She is with [son] Evan and I have two kids. I work and go home and see my kids and my husband.”