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Mindy Kaling Has Perfect Response to Troll

Someone used an 'Office' gif against her, and it backfired

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling has scored a deal with HBO Max in which she will produce an animated series about Velma from Scooby Doo and voice her character, per the Hollywood Reporter . But the reason the news is getting a bit more attention than usual has to do with what Bustle calls...

Fan Questions Kaling's Kids' 'Very Caucasian' Names

And the actress responds by revealing their middle names

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling's children, the newest of whom is still very new , are named Katherine and Spencer, and a fan recently questioned the actress about those choices on Instagram, People reports. "Not my business but do your children have Indian middle names?" The fan commented on a post showing...

Kaling Makes 'Extraordinary' Reveal on Colbert

'Office' actress welcomed 2nd child, a son, last month

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling popped in remotely on the Late Show on Thursday, and host Stephen Colbert prodded her to tell his audience about "something extraordinary that nobody knows." The big reveal from the 41-year-old Office actress: She's a mom again, People reports. "I'm telling it for...

Mindy Kaling Signs On to Legally Blonde 3

She'll write the script along with Dan Goor; Reese Witherspoon to resume her role as Elle Woods

(Newser) - Writers who worked on NBC's The Office and Parks and Recreation have signed on to pen Legally Blonde 3, which will see Reese Witherspoon resume her role as perky lawyer Elle Woods. The Office alum Mindy Kaling, who starred alongside Witherspoon in 2018's A Wrinkle in Time, will...

Mindy Kaling: Emmys Organizers Singled Me Out

Television Academy insists it did not

(Newser) - In a new interview with Elle , Mindy Kaling revealed that in her early days on The Office, the Television Academy wanted to cut her (the only woman of color on the production team) from the list of producers when the show was nominated for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy, because...

Late Night Packs 'a Playful Punch'
What Critics Think About
Mindy Kaling's Movie

What Critics Think About Mindy Kaling's Movie

'Late Night' shines spotlight on 'tangled ideologies of modern feminism'

(Newser) - Office alum Mindy Kaling pulls from personal experience in her script for Late Night , the story of TV host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson), whose world is rocked by a "diversity hire" on the writing staff—Kaling's Molly Patel. The flick has a 77% rating from critics on Rotten...

Kaling Jokes About Trump at Dartmouth Commencement

She tells grads to have 'insane confidence' in themselves

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling took on President Trump in her Sunday commencement address to Dartmouth College graduates, suggesting he may have "tweeted us into war" with Wakanda, the fictional country from Black Panther. "I'll tell you my secret, the one thing that keeps me going, my superpower: delusion,"...

Wrinkle in Time May Not Be Worth Yours
Wrinkle in Time May
Not Be Worth Yours

Wrinkle in Time May Not Be Worth Yours

Joe Morgenstern calls big-budget film 'a great disappointment'

(Newser) - More than 50 years after it was written, Madeleine L'Engle's beloved children's tale about a girl who hopes to rescue her father from a distant planet, to which he's traveled through a wrinkle in time, is hitting the big screen. What did Ava DuVernay manage with...

Oprah's 'Amazing' Baby Gift to Mindy Kaling Needed a U-Haul

An 'amazing' bookcase with 100 children's classics

(Newser) - Little Katherine Kaling likely received many thoughtful presents after mom Mindy Kaling gave birth to her in December. But it was the contents of a U-Haul truck sent by Kaling's Wrinkle in Time co-star Oprah Winfrey that the Mindy Project creator is now calling "the most amazing gift....

Mindy Kaling Is a Mom

Mindy Kaling
Is a Mom

Mindy Kaling Is a Mom

Actress gives birth to her first child, a girl named Katherine

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling is now a mother. The 38-year-old creator and star of The Mindy Project gave birth to her first child last week, a girl she named Katherine Kaling, reports E! Online . The website notes that Kaling guards her privacy, and she has yet to reveal the name of the...

Mindy Kaling Confirms Pregnancy Rumors

But doesn't say who the father is

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling has confirmed pregnancy rumors and says she's excited to be a mom, the AP reports. The 38-year-old actress opened up about her pregnancy in an interview to be broadcast next month on the Sunday edition of NBC's Today show. In a preview released Tuesday , she joked...

Baby on the Way for Mindy Kaling: Report

Source says pregnancy was 'unexpected surprise'

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling may have a new project in the works. Though details are scarce, the 38-year-old actress is reportedly pregnant with her first child, per E! News , which received the news from "multiple sources." One "insider" says the pregnancy was an "unexpected surprise," but both...

Seth Rogen's Mom Makes Things Awkward for Him on Twitter

By tweeting about sex. Embarrassing!

(Newser) - Parents are so embarrassing. Seth Rogen's mom, Sandy, tweeted Wednesday that "Falling asleep after sex is like shavasana after yoga.!" and, of course, a bunch of other Twitter users felt the need to make sure Rogen himself was aware of that fact, Mashable reports. That led to...

Mindy Kaling Scores Date With Senator by Mocking His State

The way to Cory Booker's heart? Make a joke about Newark

(Newser) - Don't look now, but there's a new power couple ready to dominate Hollywood and Washington. NBC New York reports Mindy Kaling made a love connection with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Twitter after making fun of Newark on her show. On The Mindy Project, Kaling's character,...

Mindy Kaling Dishes on Her Move to Hulu

Hulu to air 26 episodes of 'Mindy Project' with new characters

(Newser) - If you're already overjoyed by news that The Mindy Project is officially moving to Hulu after it was shown the door at Fox, Mindy Kaling might just send you to Blissville. In an interview with the AP , Kaling says the show will get twice the episodes of an average...

Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak's Relationship Gets Them $7.5M

'Crazy price' for a book deal

(Newser) - If you've always wanted to know more of the story behind Mindy Kaling's on-again, off-again romance with BJ Novak—described by a publishing industry source as a "complicated" relationship that took place while they were co-starring on The Office—then you're in luck. And so are...

Mindy Kaling's Show Canceled, but She Winks at Fans

Could 'The Mindy Project' be saved?

(Newser) - Fans of The Mindy Project were upset yesterday that Fox is canceling Mindy Kaling's sitcom after three seasons, but could it be saved? Kaling posted a video to Instagram shortly after news broke, Us reports: "Hey guys, I'm in Montana, is anything happening in LA? #themindyproject,"...

5 Actors Who Wrote Books That Are Actually Good

And not all of them are memoirs

(Newser) - When you think of books written by celebrities, "fine literature" might not be the first two words that come to mind —but College Candy rounds up 10 books by celebs you might actually want to read:
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey: Funny, inspiring, and has some important things to

4 Stars Who Were Once Interns
 4 Stars Who Were Once Interns 

4 Stars Who Were Once Interns

Don't feel so bad if you're spending your summer fetching coffee

(Newser) - Stuck in an internship for the summer? Don't fret; you could end up a global media icon or a huge TV star if you follow the path set by the seven celebrities rounded up by College Candy . Four standouts:
  • Mindy Kaling: Interned for Conan O'Brien at 19, before

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA

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