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Mindy Kaling’s Brother Declares War on his Sister

posted by Randall

Mindy Kaling

Vijay Chokalingam

Vijay Chokal-Ingam

Sibling rivalries between actress Mindy Kaling and her brother Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam are spilling onto the gossip pages.

The NY Post’ Page Six reports that Chokal-Ingam accused his sister of trying to sabotage his new book on affirmative action- Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got Into Medical School by Pretending Read more

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Take Five: Miss Saigon, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, Mindy Kaling and Awkafina

posted by Randall


Eva Noblezada

Eva Noblezada stars in the new Miss Saigon production.



By Ed Diokno


Miss Saigon returns to Broadway to introduce two new talents


Jon-Jon Briones

Jon-Jon Briones

Miss Saigon, the smash 1989 musical that introduced Lea Salonga to the world is returning to Broadway. A new star may be in the making … Read more

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The Mindy Project finally addresses Mindy’s ethnicity

posted by Randall
Mindy Project

A scene from The Mindy Project’s “Bernardo and Anita” episode that explores the character’s immigrant roots

By Ed Diokno

In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project, our favorite OB-GYN, Mindy Lahiri, proclaims she is an Indian American and refuses to acknowledge what her colleague thinks of her—an entitled white man.

It took four … Read more

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Masi Oka to Produce Comedy. Mindy Kaling to Introduce Parents

posted by Randall

Masi Oka

A new project involving actor Masi Oka of Heroes and Hawaii Five-o fame could open up more opportunities for Asian American actors while two new Indian American characters are being introduced on The Mindy Project, a show sometimes criticized for its lack of diversity.

Deadline reports that a comedy produced by Oka will center around … Read more

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Washington Post: Mindy Kaling Had a One Night Stand with White House Staffer

posted by Randall

Mindy Kaling in American Express commercial

The guessing game has begun in Washington.

Mindy Kaling in her upcoming book, Why Not Me, reveals that she had a fling with a White House staffer she calls Will.

The Washington Post reports that the flirtation consisted of mostly text messages.

It also included an invitation for a private tour of the White House, … Read more


Telegraph: Mindy Kaling’s Brother Poses as Black to Get into Med School

posted by Randall

Vijay ChokalingamIn a book sure to be cheered by opponents of affirmative action in school admissions, the brother of Mindy Kaling has written about how he posed as Black to get into medical school, reports the Telegraph.

Vijay Chokalingam said he applied with a 3.1 GPA, or a B average, in 1998. He said he … Read more

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Mindy Kaling & Jason Wu Make Big Splash in TV Commercials

posted by Randall

Jason Wu in Cadillac CommericalMindy Kaling in American Express commercialTwo prominent high profile Asian Americans are making inroads into the ad world.

Actress Mindy Kaling is appearing in a commercial for American Express and fashion designer Jason Wu made a huge impact on the Oscars. He didn’t do it on the red carpet, he did it in an ad for General Motors.

It’s great … Read more

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ABC: Mindy Kaling Enjoys Life Invisible in New Super Bowl Ad

posted by Randall

Nationwide Ad starring an invisible Mindy KalingOne of the first ads out of the gate to get some buzz before the Super Bowl is Mindy Kaling playing life as her invisible self for Nationwide Insurance.

The ad debut this morning on ABC and Good Morning America.

In the ad, Kaling gets to imagine all the things she could do if … Read more

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Shows with Diverse Casts Paying Off for Networks

posted by Randall

BlackishThis has been certainly the year of diversity for network television.

In the words of ABC Entertainment Chief Paul Lee, shows with all white casts “feel dated.”

Just three weeks into the new season at ABC, the network this week green lighted for full season airings two freshman shows featuring large African American … Read more


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