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Comedian Mindy Kaling Gets New TV Series “Champions”

posted by Sophia Whittemore

Mindy KalingEveryone’s favorite, hilarious Asian American comedy darling Mindy Kaling takes the TV airwaves by storm again by getting the green light from NBC for her new comedy series Champions.

 

An all-star cast will be included with the creator, Mindy Kaling, playing a pivotal guest role, reports Variety. Famous faces include J.J. Totah, Mouzam … Read more

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Show about Half Asian Family Nixed by NBC . Mindy Kaling Still in Consideration

posted by Randall
Courtney Kang with Fred Savage and Nahnatchka Khan

Courtney Kang with Fred Savage and Nahnatchka Khan Photo by: RexShutterstock/20th TV

A television show about a mixed race family based on the life of Fresh Off the Boat co-executive producer Kourtney Kang has been rejected by NBC.

Kang was born in Hawaii and grew up as a girl in the only mixed-race family in … Read more

Blogs

Jan 3, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

Blog: A Year of Activism and Protest

posted by Randall

2016

By Ed Diokno
 
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
 
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more

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Oct 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Mindy Kaling’s Brother Declares War on his Sister

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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Aug 13, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Take Five: Miss Saigon, Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, Mindy Kaling and Awkafina

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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May 11, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on The Mindy Project finally addresses Mindy’s ethnicity

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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Sep 23, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Masi Oka to Produce Comedy. Mindy Kaling to Introduce Parents

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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Sep 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Washington Post: Mindy Kaling Had a One Night Stand with White House Staffer

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

Campus

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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Feb 25, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Mindy Kaling & Jason Wu Make Big Splash in TV Commercials

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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