Aziz Ansari Gets Dangerously Delicious, The Mindy Project Set for FOX Debut | May 7 – 11, 2012
Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment. Aziz Ansari will return to Comedy Central with his “Dangerously Delicious” stand-up special, while Mindy Kaling’s pilot “The Mindy Project” has been picked up by FOX. Over in Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will work with the United Nations to raise awareness on female infanticide, and the stars are ready to head out to the New York Indian Film Festival.
Too funny. Comedian Aziz Ansari will return to Comedy Central for the world television premiere of his stand-up special, “Dangerously Delicious”. In the show, filmed at The Warner Theater in Washington D.C., Ansari touches on his struggles with women, fears of adulthood, and even helps his chubby cousin Harris write his college essay. “Dangerously Delicious” airs on Sunday, May 20, at 10 p.m. ET. (MarketWatch)
Paging Dr. Kaling. Mindy Kaling’s comedy pilot–originally titled “It’s Messy” but recently changed to “The Mindy Project”–was officially picked up by FOX. Kaling will play a Bridget Jones-esque OB-GYN trying to figure out her life. Ed Weeks, Chris Messina, Anna Camp, Zoe Jarmon, Dana DeLorenzo, Bill Hader and Ed Helms will all co-star in the single-camera comedy. (Hollywood Reporter)
Taking a stand. Actor Kal Penn was one of dozens of celebrities speaking out via Twitter over North Carolina’s gay marriage ban. Penn tweeted, “Sad 2C North Carolina double-ban #equality. If it was truly about the “sanctity of marriage,” you’d have made divorce illegal too.” (Access Hollywood)
For the girls. Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will join the UN’s Ban Ki-Moon initiative to support young girls and bring awareness to the high rates of female infanticide. Bachchan, who gave birth to her own baby girl last November, chatted with Ki-Moon at a dinner hosted by Mukesh and Nita Ambani. (International Business Times)
Roll out the red carpet. Actress Kareena Kapoor and director Madhur Bhandarkar are just some of the familiar faces you’ll see at the 12th annual New York Indian Film Festival. The festival will host the world premiere of Rituparno Ghosh’s “Chitrangada” and pay tribute to the late Dev Anand. (Hindustan Times)
Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.