Everybody Loves Mindy, Aziz Ansari Gets Animated | May 28 – June 1, 2012

Aziz Ansari joins the cast of animated movie "Epic." (Photo: Collider.com)

Aziz Ansari joins the cast of animated movie "Epic." (Photo: Collider.com)

Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment.

Mindy Kaling’s former “Office” co-stars praise her new sitcom, while Aziz Ansari signs on for 20th Century Fox’s new animated film “Epic”. And in Bollywood, actress Rekha will be honored at the 13th International Indian Film Academy and “Jism 2” costars Randeep Hooda and porn star Sunny Leone film a steamy sex scene.

Everybody Loves Mindy. Although Mindy Kaling is leaving “The Office” for her new sitcom “The Mindy Project”, her costars have no hard feelings. Angela Kinsey says she can’t wait to support her former costar, saying “She wrote it, she’s the star of it–she’s brilliant.” (Belfast Telegraph)

Ansari Gets Animated. Aziz Ansari has been cast as a voice in 20th Century Fox’s latest CGI 3D animated film “Epic”, which focuses on a teenage girl transported into a secret universe where she must lead a battle to defeat dark forces and save the secret world and her own. Other voices include Beyonce and Colin Farrell. (SlashFilm)

Let’s be Heard. Kal Penn, who has been working vigorously to support President Obama’s reelection campaign, stopped in Denver to rally at the Obama for America Colorado Youth Summit this week. Penn has been using his fame to get young voters excited to vote and “let their voices be heard.” (Denver Post)

Honoring a Legacy. Bollywood actress Rekha will be honored at the 13th International Indian Film Academy this month for her achievements in Indian cinema. Rekha said in a statement, “I am extremely humbled to be appreciated and considered for my contributions to the film fraternity. It has been a long journey and hopefully my passion and love for cinema will continue to reach out to all my fans.” The awards will take place Saturday, June 9 in Singapore. (Hindustan Times)

Getting Steamy. Director Pooja Bhatt is hoping to reel viewers in with the intense chemistry between Randeep Hooda and Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone in “Jism 2″. Hooda tweeted, “Just finished a major lovemaking scene for @Jism2. Extreme, exhausting and exhilarating.” The film is set to be released on December 12. (Hindustan Times)

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at Divanee.com.