Mindy KalingLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 11:59PM EST
Watch Mindy Kaling in the trailer for NBC’s Champions
Kaling co-created and will recur on the comedy about a gym owner living with his idiot brother, who learns that he has a 15-year-old son with his high school girlfriend (played by Kaling).
Posted Tuesday 1/23/18 at 9:15PM EST
Rachel Morrison, the first-ever female Oscar nominee for best cinematography, honed her skills on The Hills
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
U.S. Army’s official Twitter account “liked” Mindy Kaling’s Office-themed tweet mocking President Trump
The Hill discovered that the U.S. Army liked Kaling's tweet of an image of Kelly Kapoor with the caption, "You guys, I’m like really smart now, you don't even know.” The tweet appeared to be mocking President Trump's tweet Saturday that “my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” The U.S. Army later removed the "like" without comment. ALSO: The Mindy Project’s Fortune Feimster gets engaged, and Kaling will officiate at her wedding.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Mindy Kaling: “I’ve had a busy week!”
The Mindy Project star didn’t mention giving birth in an Instagram post today, but she did point out she’s throwing a “You’ve Got Mail Norah Ephron-themed holiday dinner” with “the young women that work with me.”
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Mindy Kaling paid tribute to her late mother with her newborn daughter’s middle name
Katherine Swati Kaling was named in honor of Swati Roysircar, who died in January 2012 due to complications of pancreatic cancer.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 9:22PM EST
Mindy Kaling welcomes a baby glrl
The Mindy Project star gave birth to Katherine Kaling on Dec. 15.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj signs on to play Mindy Kaling’s brother on NBC’s Champions
Minhaj has booked a guest appearance as the “extremely wealthy” brother of Kaling’s character.
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 12:21AM EST
Here are 13 women who could’ve hosted the Golden Globes instead of Seth Meyers
In response to Forbes praising Meyers as “a feminist host" for the Globes, Fast Company offers a rebuttal, arguing that top female stars like Kristen Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones could’ve easily hosted next year’s Globes.
TOPICS: Amber Ruffin, Andrea Martin, Chrissy Metz, Debra Messing, Ellen DeGeneres, Jenny Hagel, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Bell, Leslie Jones, Mandy Moore, Megan Mullally, Meghan Markle, Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers, Golden Globe Awards, Lists, Women and TV
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Mindy Kaling: I’d love to revive The Mindy Project in 10 or 20 years
“I will say I love the cast so much and feel so personally close to them — I'm going to Thanksgiving at Ike Barinholtz's house and I go every year, and I love Chris (Messina) and we were texting about how much we love the movie Lady Bird last week, so I feel like I'm in touch with them a lot,” she says. “But it would be nice in a while to come back in some way, shape or form 10 years down the line, 20 years down the line, because my friendships are so strong with the cast and with the writers that I don't think they're going away, which is nice.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 10:11PM EST
With The Mindy Project series finale, Mindy Kaling “achieved what she set out to do with this series”
“It started out as the vehicle that would demonstrate how Kaling could graduate from breakout supporting player on The Office to headliner status,” says Ken Tucker. “When the show premiered on Fox, it was the first sitcom created by and starring an Indian-American performer, and Kaling was well on her way to being a pop-culture influencer, thanks to her 2011 bestselling comic memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and a series of killer talk-show appearances. The Mindy Project was conceived by Kaling to be the sitcom equivalent of a ’90s rom-com brought up-to-date and up-to-the-minute, packed with pop-culture references and a knowing irony. It succeeded despite never becoming a huge hit, and survived after being canceled by Fox in 2015 and moving over to Hulu.”
- Mindy Kaling loves love, so there was no other way she was going to end her Hulu series
- The Mindy Project’s finale leaned into romcom tropes without any real subversion or commentary
- In the end, "Mindy" accomplished her “Project”
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- Chris Messina weighs in on the series finale
- Mindy Project composer Jesse Novak: “I’ve written so much music for the show and sometimes it feels crazy, but it has become a part of my brain, playing those notes.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 6:04AM EST
Mindy Kaling is grateful that The Mindy Project “completely changed my life” and she got to end it “on my own terms”
“Six years ago I created a show called #TheMindyProject and got to play the lead,” she tweeted as her final episode was released. “Not the sassy friend or nagging wife. It completely changed my life. 117 episodes later, it’s ending, on my own terms. That’s so rare, and I just want to say how grateful I am. Love forever, MK.” Kaling also notes that she was completely pregnant for the entire last season. “The finale I was almost 7 months along and it was a heat wave. See if you can tell…,” she added, giving credit to her staff for hiding her pregnancy so well.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 7:58PM EDT
Mindy Kaling has a Four Weddings and a Funeral Hulu anthology TV series in the works
The 1994 Hugh Grant-Andie McDowell hit romantic comedy is set to become an anthology series, with the movie’s writer Richard Curtis also serving as an executive producer. According to Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, “the Four Weddings and a Funeral series follows a group of friends as their lives intersect through these five events, with each season following a different story arc. It is still early in the process, but I hear there is an idea to have different characters in a different location each season, with the lead possibly remaining the same.”
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
Mindy Kaling is producing two comedy projects for NBC
The two potential series come from two of Kaling’s Mindy Project producers.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
ABC’s The Mayor is succeeds because it tackles the Trump era without delving into current events
The ABC comedy “manages to simultaneously serve as a commentary on Donald Trump and, at least in its pilot, which airs Tuesday night, not engage with actual current events at all,” says Jen Chaney. The Mayor, she adds, “is certainly showing us what it looks like when a person seeks office for selfish reasons and then has to figure out how to lead without experience, or a plan, or even a clue. But it’s also showing us what it looks like when that person happens to be a black man who knows what it means to be an average person with real struggles.”
- The Mayor creator has worked for Chris Matthews and Mindy Kaling
- The Mayor is too rushed, too unfunny
- The Mayor has a self-assured quality right from the get-go, starting with its charming pilot
Tony-winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, a Mayor producer, writes star Brandon Michael Hall raps for every episode: “What we’re asking Brandon to do is crazy"
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid TV actress for the sixth year in a row
The Modern Family star earned $41.5 million from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017, roughly a quarter of which actually came from her sitcom earnings, according to Forbes. Kaley Cuoco finished second with $26 million, while Mindy Kaling and Ellen Pompeo tied for third with $13 million.