Question: In the endlessly rerun TV sitcom “Two And A Half Men,” one of Charlie Sheen’s character's prime love interests is Courtney, played by well-known actress Jenny McCarthy. In the sitcom, she claims to be from what Central Illinois city?
Answer: She says she is from Champaign. Coincidentally, in real life, Jenny McCarthy is also from Illinois — born and bred Evergreen Park, a Chicago suburb. She then went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Her real-life cousin is Emmy-winning actress Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly”) from Plainfield.