Aziz Ansari Teams Up With Kanye, Mindy Kaling Preps for New “Project” | May 21 – 25, 2012

Aziz Ansari and Kanye West. (Photo:

Aziz Ansari and Kanye West. (Photo:

Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment. Aziz Ansari finally gets to share a screen with Kanye West in “A Cruel Summer,” meanwhile the trailer for Amitabh Bachchan’s Hollywood debut in “The Great Gatsby” was officially released. And in Bollywood news, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan silenced critics with her stunning red carpet appearance at Cannes and the premiere of Anurag Kashyap’s “Gangs of Wasseypur” got a full house.

A Cruel Summer. Comedian Aziz Ansari is starring in Kanye West’s short film “A Cruel Summer.” West debuted his film at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday night. The film revolves around a car thief, played by Kid Cudi, who falls in love with a blind Arabian princess. (Rolling Stone)

Dear Diary. Actress Mindy Kaling is keeping her fans up to date with an Upfronts online diary on New York Magazine’s Vulture. The diary features everything from her random thoughts to the pre-production of her new Fox comedy “The Mindy Project.” Fox, which announced its fall lineup last week, is giving Kaling’s new comedy the 9:30-10 p.m. Eastern timeslot on Tuesday nights. (Vulture)

The Comeback. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan silenced critics as she made her first post-baby red carpet appearance at the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala at Cannes. She wore gold embroidered suit with her hair piled high and adorned with a sleek gold headband. Critics slammed the actress last week for not getting back to her pre-baby physique. (Daily Mail)

Standing Ovation. Anurag Kashyap’s “Gangs of Wasseypur” played to a full house at Cannes this week. The action flick was screened in the Director’s Fortnight section, an independently-curated, non-competitive event of the festival. “Gangs Of Wasseypur” is based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad. (Hindustan Times)

Big B Does Hollywood. The trailer for Amitabh Bachchan’s Hollywood debut, “The Great Gatsby,” was released this week. Bachchan plays a criminal named Meyer Wolfsheim alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The film adaptation hits theaters on Christmas Day. (Hindustan Times)

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at