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How Does Mindy Kaling Feel About Sex Scenes?

6/18/2015 11:11am EDT
Mindy Kaling Says Stars Who Says They Don't Enjoy Sex Scenes Are
Mindy Kaling says that actors who say they're not having a good time while filming sex scenes are full of it.

The actress, whose TV series The Mindy Project was dropped by Fox (and then saved by Hulu), has a new book called "Why Not Me" coming out this fall, and in it she reveals that any star who says that filming intimate scenes is uncomfortable, annoying or unenjoyable is lying through their teeth.

Kaling references a number of celebs who have complained about the sex scenes in some of their past films and writes, "I am here to tell you they're all lying."

"Every last one of 'em... "O...
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FOX Just Cancelled This Prime-Time Comedy

5/7/2015 3:00pm EDT
FOX Cancels 'The Mindy Project'... Is There Hope At Hulu?
The Mindy Project is off the air, for now.

Fox canceled Mindy Kaling's romantic comedy due to low ratings. The show does have a cult audience of passionate fans, but the numbers weren't high enough for the executives at Fox.

But it's that same cult following that might be able to get the show a deal with an online streaming service for multiple new seasons.

Sources are saying that the show's producer, Universal Televsion, is currently in talks with Hulu for additional seasons. That move would make sense, as Hulu already owns the rights for the show's previous three seasons.

It was Hulu...
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Mindy Kaling's Brother Used Controversial Means To Get Into Med School

4/6/2015 1:32pm EDT
Mindy Kaling's Brother: 'I Applied To Medical School As Black'
Mindy Kaling's brother did what he had to do to get into medical school, including applying as an African American.

Vijay Chokal-Ingram, who is of Indian descent, has revealed he applied to medical schools in the late 90s as a black man. The "Mindy Project" star's brother was wait listed at the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University and Mt. Sinai.

He wrote on Twitter, "As you can see from my application page, I self-identify as black..." He was eventually accepted into school (see here).

Chokal-Ingram posted on his website Almost Black, "Would you rather accept racism or de...
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18 Female Celebrities Who Graduated From College

4/6/2014 11:00am EDT
18 Female Celebrities Who Graduated From College
The ability to entertain is not the only asset most female celebrities possess. Quite a few of them furthered their education after high school and graduated with top honors from college. Of course, you do not need a college degree to become a successful actor or singer. However, quite often a celebrity, female or male, put their passion on hold to complete their education or continue working while attending college. The following list of the most educated female celebrities may surprise you.

The "American Idol" season four winner Carrie Underwood graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor'...
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Mindy Kaling Defends ELLE Magazine, Cover 'Made Me Feel Glamorous & Cool'

1/7/2014 7:01pm EST
Mindy Kaling ELLE magazine cover
ELLE magazine is set to release its fourth annual Women in TV issue next week (on newsstands Jan. 14), with four different covers featuring New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, Girls' Allison Williams, Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler and The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling.

According to a press release from ELLE, the magazine celebrates "the smartest, funniest, small-screen stars we all love," but the magazine is catching a lot of flak over Kaling's cover, which shows her in more of a close up than the other three stars, whose figures are part of the focus of their cover shots, and many think it...
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2013 Emmys Worst Dressed: Heidi Klum's Neck Brace Dress, Lena Dunham's Floral Disaster, More

9/23/2013 11:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
One of the reasons people watch the Emmy Awards (besides cheering on their favorite shows) is to see the fashion. And although we like to get a glimpse of the stars walk the red carpet in their glamorous gowns, we really love to see their fashion missteps.

"Project Runway" host and "America's Got Talent" judge Heidi Klum usually has a keen eye for fashion. But her red Versace gown didn't quite work on Sunday night.

There is such a thing as too many sequins, and the neck brace-like top of her dress looked odd. She resembled a showgirl more than a supermodel.

Other celebs also made some fa...
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'The Mindy Project' Season 2: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

9/10/2013 2:42pm EDT
The Mindy Project
Last season the Fox freshman comedy, "The Mindy Project" became funniest and most relatable shows on television, thanks to star and exec producer, Mindy Kaling and its incredible cast.  The show ended with Mindy chopping off her hair and flitting off to Haiti with my favorite pastor.  The new season kicks off on Sept. 17 at 9:30pm EST on FOX, so here are five spoilers you need to know...

He put a ring on it.  In a genius parody of the climax of every rom-coms ever made, Mindy beckoned Pastor Casey (Anders Holm) outside his window, accepted his invitation to Haiti and they lived happily...
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TIME Releases '100 Most Influential People' List With Jay-Z & Jennifer Lawrence On Two Of Seven Covers

4/18/2013 8:00pm EDT
Jay-Z covers Time magazine
100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features seven different covers for the first time ever, including two showcasing entertainers: hip-hop artist Jay-Z and actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Editors selected guest contributors to write about the honorees. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said of the hip-hop star: "He's never forgotten his roots—'Empire State of Mind' was a love song to our city—and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood.

Bloomberg added, "In nearly every...
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Reese Witherspoon on Working With Mindy Kaling: 'I Would Love It'

12/14/2012 1:30pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
Will we get the chance to see Reese Witherspoon as a guest star on The Mindy Project soon? Witherspoon certainly hopes so!

Extra recently caught up with Reese Witherspoon at the “March of Dimes Celebrates Babies” event, where she gushed to Terri Seymour about her new baby boy, getting back to work and the possibility of collaborating with Mindy.

Reese on working with Mindy Kaling: “Oh, I would love to. I love Mindy, she’s so smart… it’s so great to have such a talented female writer out there, so hopefully we’re going to collaborate soon. I would love it.

Would you like to see Reese gues...
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Mindy Kaling On 'The Mindy Project,' 'The Office' And Nora Ephron

9/25/2012 12:25pm EDT
Mindy Kaling at New Fox Tuesday Event
Mindy Kaling was one of the standout employees of Dunder Mifflin on The Office. She’s got her own show now, which she created and in which she stars. The Mindy Project is Kaling’s version of a romantic comedy, where her character is obsessed with romantic comedies.

“I think the character really wants to picture herself as the protagonist in a romantic comedy,” Kaling told the Television Critics Association this summer. “Zoe [Jarman]'s character, she'll like, ‘Okay. She'll be my, like, sidekick receptionist, and she's be this,’ and where the comedy is, is how that doesn't match up to what...
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The Office To End After Upcoming Ninth Season

8/21/2012 10:12pm EDT
The Office
The upcoming ninth season of hit comedy The Office will be its last.

The Emmy Award-winning series, based on comedian Ricky Gervais' hit British incarnation of the same name, premiered in 2005, essentially launching the careers of several little-known actors, including Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling and Jenna Fischer.

The program has gained a large following ever since, thanks to lead characters Ed Helms and Steve Carell, who quit the series last year, but on Tuesday, executive producer Greg Daniels shocked fans by announcing they are calling it quits.

He tells The Hollywood ...
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Lea Michele, Zooey Deschanel & More Hot Stars Attend Fox's Summer All Star Party

7/24/2012 10:10am EDT
Lea Michele
The stars from "Glee," Zooey Deschanel from "New Girl" and more hot FOX celebrities attended the network's summer all star party in West Hollywood on Monday.

Lea Michele looked elegant in a pale pink dress with a low-cut neckline, while Deschanel wore a bronze sleeveless dress with a big bow on the bodice.

"Anger Management" star Noureen DeWulf showed off her curves in tight green gown, and "So You Think You Can Dance" star Cat Deeley was vibrant in a colorful one-sleeved dress.

Check out more photos from the Fox Summer All Star Party...

"So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley

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Fox Adds Three New Comedies & Drama Starring Kevin Bacon To 2012-13 Lineup

5/14/2012 10:25am EDT
Kevin Bacon
FOX has released its primetime schedule for the 2012-2013 television season, adding three new comedies and two dramas to its slate. "Glee" will move this fall to Thursdays, following all-new installments of "The X Factor," which will feature two new judges (Britney Spears and Demi Lovato).

This fall, two new half-hour comedies – "The Mindy Project" and "Ben And Kate" – will join "Raising Hope" and "New Girl" on an all-new Tuesday night comedy block.

"The Mindy Project" features Mindy Kaling as a skilled OB/GYN navigating the tricky waters of both her personal and professional life, as sh...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Free Family Portrait Studio'

5/12/2012 4:54pm EDT
Angela Kinsey
‘The Office’ has limped to the season-ending finish line with ‘Free Family Portrait Studio.’ With only a couple of laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of change ahead, it makes one worry for the series’ future. But let’s start with what actually happens.

Andy returns to Dunder Mifflin (again) looking pathetic as ever. He’s dressed like a janitor and asks Nellie for any sort of work. She allows him to be a carpet cleaner, for which he appears grateful. As it turns out, though, he’s just putting on an act. He knows David Wallace has bought Dunder Mifflin and that he will be returned to the pos...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Test The Store'

3/4/2012 1:54pm EST
Catherine Tate
These two-sided episodes are getting a little old. The stuff going on in Florida is kind of interesting, but that makes everything else back in Scranton seem deadly dull. Let’s start there and get it over with.

A little gang of kids on bikes randomly attack Pam (really?) and when Andy intervenes, a 12-year-old girl punches him straight in the eye. Of course he doesn’t want to own up to it, so he and Pam tell the Office folk that they were attacked by a gang brandishing weapons.

After convincing the gang not to call the police, Andy has Toby conduct a self-defense course, the highlight of ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Christmas Wishes'

12/11/2011 11:18am EST
Rainn Wilson
‘Christmas Wishes’ is perhaps the strangest holiday episode of ‘The Office’ ever. Written by Mindy Kaling and directed by Ed Helms, the story features (obviously) Christmas wishes, drunkenness, a strange musical montage and more-than-ever awkward moments.

Let’s start with Jim and Dwight. Their new deskmate (more on that in a minute) gets sick of their constant pranks, so Andy tells them to knock it off, or the offending prankster will get the other’s bonus. This leads to many a trap, including Dwight leaving his wallet and keys out, and Jim loudly announcing his credit card number. Neither...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Pam's Replacement'

11/12/2011 6:02pm EST
James Spader
Are we used to Robert California yet? Didn’t think so. It’s interesting that he does unexpected things (playing harmonica in a blues band?) yet how he goes about it is the same. He manipulates people into letting him have his way. In the course of this episode’s 22 minutes, he goes from expressing admiration for “Kevin and the Zits” to taking over their band with entirely new members.

Parts of it are funny, including Andy playing the drums on his own body to feel like he is participating. But it is sweet to see him, Darryl and Kevin reunite in the parking lot for a good, old-fashioned jam,...
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'The Office' Q&A With Ed Helms And Paul Lieberstein

10/7/2011 1:44pm EDT
ed helms
“Ed Helms is just an unbridled genius and it was important to us to capitalize on that.” This is the answer given when the question is raised as to why the producers of NBC’s “The Office” decided to promote from within to fill the Branch Manager position when Steve Carrell left the show at the end of last season. The answer was given by Ed Helms himself, joking of course, but his fake bravado isn’t far off.

Helms, who plays Andy Bernard on NBC’s hit show, has launched to superstardom in the past few years thanks to his addition to “The Office.” So why has Helms become so popular as of late...
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2011 Emmy Predictions: Bad Fashion, Cuss-Ridden Acceptance Speeches & More!

9/17/2011 8:00am EDT
Anna Paquin
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards take place tomorrow. ChaCha recently polled a selection of its users on the nominees fashion choices, expected wardrobe malfunctions, impromptu kisses and more.

Who is going to be fashion's biggest nightmare at the Emmy's this year?
January Jones – Mad Men (24 percent) (She just had her baby, so we don't think she'll show up this year.)
Anna Paquin – True Blood (37 percent)
Mindy Kaling – The Office (37 percent)

Who is most likely to have a wardrobe malfunction?
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men (11 percent)
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce (57 percent) or...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Search Committee'

5/21/2011 6:32pm EDT
Darryl
Well, there you have it. The new boss on ‘The Office’ is…. Just kidding. No idea.

I didn’t expect we’d find out, and I guess I was right. Still, it can be a little maddening to have such a hyped finale with no payoff. Although, the guest stars sure were interesting.

After Dwight’s disastrous stint as acting manager, and Creed’s delusional antics, it’s clear to Jo a search committee must be formed to find the right boss. More on that in a minute.

But first, Creed. Oh man, does he live up to his title of Creepy Old Man. He has an imaginary valet, calls meetings to an empty room with ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Dwight K. Schrute, Acting Manager'

5/15/2011 12:09pm EDT
The Office
We’re one step closer to finding out who the real manager is going to be on ‘The Office.’ But we’ve still got no clue who that’s going to be. After this episode, we know it’s not Dwight. And we can reasonably assume it’s not Creed.

With Deangelo in a coma, Jo is in a bind. She needs to find an acting manager for the office, even though, as Jim puts it, no one seems to really need a supervisor. He doesn’t want to mess with that, so he turns down her offer. Seconds later, Dwight’s phone rings, and he’s got the job. In a moment of horror, Pam asks her husband, “What have you done?”

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'The Office' Recap: 'The Inner Circle'

5/7/2011 7:56am EDT
The Office
‘The Inner Circle’ was the first episode without Michael. I don’t know about you, but I felt that loss. More on that later.

The episode centers around Deangelo’s Man's Club (or so it could be called) in which he acts like a dopey, chauvinistic weirdo and all the other guys suck up. People like Kevin are thrilled to be in it, while Dwight insults Deangelo’s every move.

Jim gets himself in an awkward spot when he points out Deangelo appears sexist to some people in the office. As if to prove a point, Deangelo hires a young, female administrative assistant. (Is it just me, or does she l...
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'The Office' Recap: Training Day

4/16/2011 9:14pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Michael Scott may have finally met his match – of a sort. Meet Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell), his apparent replacement. At a bar where they are to meet, the two slowly realize – like awkward 13-year-olds at a school dance – that they have been chatting without realizing their connection. (Amongst their strange conversation… Michael: "I don’t want to end up like Sonny Bobo.” Deangelo: "That makes some sense right there. Everyone I know who skis is dead.” That pretty much sums up the gravity of their conversation.

Enter Deangelo into the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch office, where h...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Search'

2/4/2011 8:26pm EST
Michael Scott
If I had to choose, I’d say this is one of ‘The Office’s' weakest episodes of the season – at least until the end, when Michael & Holly save the world again.

The opening is nothing to speak of – Kelly & Ryan highlighting their “divorce” after getting married the previous week when they were “wasted.” Ummm, okay. I’m sorry, but isn’t their storyline played to death? And isn’t it a little ridiculous that B.J. Novak is considered a series regular when he gets less screen time then Ellie Kemper or Zach Woods?

Back to the heart of the episode – Jim and Michael go on a sales trip together, b...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Classic Christmas'

12/10/2010 9:44pm EST
Steve Carell
Now this is the holiday episode we’ve been waiting for. Party planning committee axed? Check. Holly back in Michael’s life? Check. A snowball fight of epic proportions? Check. Creed presented with deodorant? Check.

‘Classic Christmas’ is notable for the return of Holly Flax (the indispensable Amy Ryan) after Toby is called for jury duty on the Scranton Strangler case. (Isn’t he so proud to be part of such a morbid matter?) Michael is pleasantly shocked to hear the news, and abruptly cancels the office Christmas party so that Holly can have an appropriate holiday greeting – complet...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Viewing Party'

11/12/2010 10:46pm EST
Ellie Kemper as Erin
‘Viewing Party’ was perhaps the funniest episode of ‘The Office’ in a while – not necessarily because the plot was brilliant, but because there were so many good lines and performances. Clearly the writers know the actors' strengths, inside and out, at this point.

The opening tag – where everyone’s watching images of The Scranton Strangler chase on TV – was average. But once Erin and Gabe invited the whole crew over to Gabe’s place for a ‘Glee’ viewing party, the laughs really picked up.

Where to begin? Michael, surprisingly, is a self-declared Gleek: “ You know who my favorite charact...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Christening'

11/5/2010 10:37pm EDT
Michael Scott
“Christening” starts with Pam touting Sabre’s “Hygiene Day,” recommending the “vampire cough” despite Dwight’s question: “Do you have any idea how expensive wool is in Transylvania? ‘Cause of the euro.” Dwight’s adverse reaction to disinfection prompts office folk to sneeze in his face (and on his toast) which he admirably accepts to build up immunity.

The main story here is Jim and Pam’s christening of Cece at their church. Without their knowledge, Michael invites virtually everyone from the office. Angela refers to the baby as a “precious bundle of God’s best everything” but privatel...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Counseling'

10/1/2010 6:08pm EDT
Toby
There's a lot of psychology in this episode. Toby attempts to peg Michael during counseling sessions as payback for Michael spanking his nephew. (After all, Toby is a licensed social worker.) Pam stands up for herself (albeit fraudulently) because she knows Gabe won't call her bluff. And Jim and Andy help Dwight conquer his insecurities by re-enacting 'Pretty Woman.' (Take that as you will.)

Let's start with the opening tag, shall we? Jim and Pam are in a bind because they're late getting Cece to daycare and to work on time. Dwight, as the building's new owner, has a miraculous solut...
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Mindy Kaling Following Steve Carell Out Of 'The Office'?

9/20/2010 8:58pm EDT
Mindy Kaling
"The Office" star Mindy Kaling is considering following Steve Carell's example and quitting the series to focus on her film career.

Kaling, who is also co-executive producer and a writer on the U.S. version of the hit show, will have the option to renew her contract later this year - the same time Carell's expires.

The funnyman has already announced the show's upcoming season will be his last, and the actress admits she's thinking twice about returning to the series as love-struck Kelly Kapoor.

She explains, "I can see this season being my last. Right now, I’m hankering for new adventure...
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'The Office' Season Six Comes To DVD & Blu-ray September 7

8/29/2010 7:45am EDT
The Office
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, fans of "the most influential show since Seinfeld" (Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone) can watch the latest episodes of "The Office" without ever setting their DVR when "The Office" Season Six arrives on Blu-ray Hi-Def September 7, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. As part of this groundbreaking set, the Blu-ray release of "The Office" Season 6 will allow fans to access content like never before via BD-Live. Through their Internet-connected Blu-ray player using BD-Live, purchasers will now have an opportunity to watch the latest five episodes f...
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