Ansari Goes Antarctic, Melbourne Film Festival Delayed | June 4 – 8, 2012

Kal Penn. (Photo: Neon Tommy)

Kal Penn. (Photo: Neon Tommy)

Too much celebrity news doing the rounds? Allow us to give you the gist of the last seven days in entertainment. Dev Patel’s new HBO drama “The Newsroom” gets ready for a big premiere, meanwhile Kal Penn joined two dozen Hollywood stars for a quick meeting with President Obama in L.A. And in Bollywood, the IFFA awards kick off in Singapore minus a few famous faces.

More As This Story Develops. Dev Patel’s new HBO series “The Newsroom” gets ready for its much-anticipated premiere on June 24th. The workplace drama, directed by “Social Network” director Aaron Sorkin, shines light on the shortcomings of journalism today. The series also stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, John Gallagher Jr., and Olivia Munn. (New York Times)

Ansari Goes Antarctic. The trailer for Aziz Ansari’s new animated film “Ice Age: Continental Drift” came out this week. The film will feature the voices of Hollywood A-listers like Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Nicki Minaj, Drake and Joy Behar. The film hits theaters on July 13th. (Cinema Blend)

Good Morning Mr. President. Kal Penn was among two dozen young Hollywood stars invited to chat with President Obama at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Thursday. The early morning get-together was part of the president’s “Young America Effort,” an initiative to build support among younger voters. Jessica Alba, Zach Braff and “Glee” actress Dianna Agron were also spotted at the event. (Hollywood Reporter)

Let the Festivities Begin. The 13th International Indian Film Academy Awards kicked off in Singapore Thursday, but a few familiar faces will be absent this year. Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and his family will reportedly forgo the festivities this year. Despite the big name absentees, choreographer Prabhu Deva is rumored to be putting on a spectacular show with performances from Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Bipasha Basu. (Central Chronicle)

Fashionably Late. Due to Kapoor and Chopra’s performances at the IFFA awards, the directors of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne have pushed back the entire event to accommodate the actors’ schedules. The festivities will kick off a day late, on June 11th. (NY Daily News)

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at