One of my favorite girl crushes, Mindy Kaling
, visited Ellen
yesterday and reminded me why I love her so. When Ellen asked if her parents were always supportive of the writer, actor, and sometimes director of “The Office,”
she said they would have been happy if she’d been a cigar aficionado or even a criminal instead, just as long as she was the best
cigar aficionado or criminal in the world. “They just really wanted to brag to their friends about whatever I did,” she explains to Ellen about her traditional Indian parents. Later, she shares a picture of herself at 11 years old in which her gender is definitely ambiguous. “I could have told you this was my brother!” she said, and Ellen agreed. Clip above. Keep reading »
I laughed so hard I cried this weekend, courtesy of “The Hangover.” (Did you see it? It was the blood brothers scene. OMG, so funny.) Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper are so hilarious as three friends who lose the groom-to-be during a wild bachelor party in Vegas.
Worth the $12 ticket, sure, but now I want to see a before-the-wedding “buddy flick” with women.
Yeah, we’re less likely to kidnap Mike Tyson’s pet tiger. (Yeah, that’s actually a plot point of “The Hangover.”) But it doesn’t mean we don’t party hard when one of our girls is getting hitched. Hollywood has a history of doing movies where brides-to-be and their friends look like bridezillas and obsessive wackjobs. But we’re real women. And we’re not all real crazy! And we want a movie about the female version of the wild bachelor/ette party antics.
I’ve made it easy on you, Hollywood: I’ve outlined my entire dream movie—director, plot, cast, soundtrack—for you, after the jump:
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You may find this hard to believe, but SamRo, Lindsay, Ashton, Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, and Perez Hilton aren’t the only peeps on Twitter.
We’re not saying to delete aplusk or lilyroseallen from your Twitter feed.
But you know how one of your brain cells dies every time you read a tweet from LiLo? We promise, read just one tweet from any of these 10 fabulous women who work in women’s rights activism, politics, TV, or online media, and those brain cells will grow back three-fold. Really. It is proven by science!
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Reading celebrity Twitters is like flipping to US Weekly‘s “They’re Just Like Us!” section. They whine about bad TV, do battle with technology, and wonder what other people think of them. This week, Nicole Richie’s Blackberry broke, John Mayer was busy, James Franco saw “Star Trek”, Samantha Ronson watched MTV, Karl Lagerfeld tried to make us feel better about buying his clothes, and Mindy Kaling may or may not have gone to Paris for a boob job. Keep reading »
Mindy Kaling has signed a two-year, seven-figure deal with NBC to continue her work on “The Office” next season and develop a new comedy in which she’ll star. Mindy’s so awesome that even her soundbites about the news are utterly adorable. “This is my first step in a Transformers-style way to take over the whole world,” she told Variety. Keep reading for five facts about Kelly Kapoor — er, Mindy. Keep reading »
“Girls like it when you nickname them something smaller than a bread box. Chickadee. Pat of Butter. Baby Mouse. This makes us feel tiny and adorable. Space Heater and Minivan do not.”
– Mindy Kaling, from “The Office,” in Esquire Keep reading »
“If you defend a girl as ‘really smart when you get to know her,’ she is dumb. What you mean is, she’s ‘really smart for a smokin’-hot girl who is stupid.’” — The Office‘s Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor) in Esquire‘s “Ten Things You Don’t Know About Women” Keep reading »
Mindy Kaling, who plays the awesomely ditzy yet somehow completely relatable Kelly Kapoor on The Office (and also writes many episodes of the show) has a blog called “Things I’ve Bought That I Love.” It is exactly the way you’d expect Kelly to write about her online shopping purchases, not to mention the way we would probably write about them too. In other words, clearly our people need to talk to her people and set up a meeting for us to become BFFs. FYI, we especially love this post on flats. [Note: Dinner party conversation starter: Mindy got her big break playing Ben Affleck in the off-Broadway play "Matt & Ben."]
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