"When we renovated our house, we did it all green, through construction and the materials we used and how we disposed of things. We try to be careful with that — we try to live as green as possible," says Melissa McCarthy, the "Mike & Molly" star who just scored a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role in the movie "Bridesmaids." A few weeks ago, she didn't even want to consider the possibility, but said she hoped "the movie gets in there in some way because for one I'm slightly crazy about everybody and I always root for a comedy to get in there and be recognized."
The success of "Bridesmaids" and "Molly" converged to make it quite a year for McCarthy. "If your day job is like the greatest thing on Earth, to get to do a little side project that people really respond to and then you get to work with another friends, it has just been kind of insane," she says, joking that she'd likely "get hit by a bus soon because it's all been good stuff."
While she's waiting to find out about a "Bridesmaids" sequel, McCarthy has a wedding in her future on the series. "I hope it's at the VFW, in a hall. It should look like Chicago, like most of my relatives' weddings," says the Illinois native. The dress won't be by a big-name designer, she adds. "I try to keep Molly at a price point that's real."
"Glee" returns to Fox with new episodes on Jan. 31 with the highly-anticipated Michael Jackson tribute, and vegan actress Lea Michele is excited about covering hits like Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," "I Want You Back," "Bad," "Scream," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Smooth Criminal," "Human Nature," "Ben," "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" and "Black or White." "Finn and Rachel get to do a great duet and I loved doing the opening number. We've been begging to do this episode for a long time and finally getting to do it is fantastic." Even though many of the cast members will graduate this year, she'll return as Rachel. "It's high time for them to move on to the next thing," she says.
Tune in: On Jan 25, PBS "Nature" treks to southeast Alaska to explore the world's largest concentration of brown bears in "Fortress of the Bears" and travels to the Florida Everglades to show how invasive Burmese pythons are threatening the ecosystem in "Inside Nature's Giants: Monster Python."