Kal Penn and Aziz Ansari Campaign for Obama, Amitabh Bachchan Returns Home | Feb. 20 – 24, 2012
Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment. This week, actors Kal Penn and Aziz Ansari showed their support for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Meanwhile, in Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was finally released from the hospital and “Ekk Deewana Tha” fizzled at the box office.
Penn gets political. Kal Penn is stepping back into politics for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Penn, who just signed a new pilot with ABC last week, will serve as co-chair for the president’s 2012 campaign, alongside “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria. Penn put his acting career on hold in 2009 to serve as associate director for the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. (Chicago Tribune)
Aziz for Obama. Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari will also join the Obama bandwagon. The “Parks and Recreation” star will co-host a re-election fundraiser for the POTUS in New York on March 1. The event was set up by other celebrity Obama-supporters Russell Simmons and Deepak Chopra. (Yahoo)
Archie is awarded. “The Good Wife” actress Archie Panjabi took home the NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series on Saturday. Panjabi looked stunning in a plum Hervé Leroux gown at the event. She plays a sexy and mysterious private investigator named Kalinda Sharma and has also won an Emmy for her work in the series. (CBS)
Home at last. After undergoing abdominal surgery last week, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was discharged from the hospital Thursday night. The 69-year-old actor tweeted, “Moment of freedom….Now await to be free from hospital !!…” While Bachchan reportedly left in good condition, he still faces recovery at home for the next few months. (Hindustan Times)
Not crazy about this one. While “Ekk Deewana Tha” was anticipated to be a hit romantic thriller, the film was flopped at the box office in its opening weekend alone. The love story, which is Hindi remake of Gautham Menon’s Tamil film “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya”, barely made 60 lakhs in one day. Critics unanimously trashed the film, citing bad music and weak on-screen chemistry. (Box Office India)
Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.