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Mindy Kaling Opens Up About Losing Her Mom To Cancer

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“My relationship with my mom is really the single most profound relationship that I’ve ever had in my life,” she tells me. “By the way, it seems like I’m … I’m just blowing my nose. It’s not because I’m sad.” She has allergies and a cold, she promises. But her voice breaks when she starts talking about how she sat down with a pen and paper and asked her mother to give her all the advice she could possibly give her before she died, and Kaling realized she’d never be able to ask her mother for advice again. “I said to her, ‘Mom, I’m going to be so lonely without you.’” She’s crying now but keeps going. “And she just said, ‘You have to be your own best friend. If you always remember that, you will always have someone there with you.’”

– I had no idea that writer/actress Mindy Kaling lost her mother to cancer in the last year, a year that happens to have been one of the most exciting for her career, with her debut memoir becoming a best seller and her pilot being picked up by Fox. Mindy’s entire interview with New York is fantastic, both funny and moving, and it’s quotes like these that make me excited for her new show, “The Mindy Project” (despite initial reports of squicky jokes about race). Her sense of humor always seems to come from a good place, with a lightness to it that still has a lot of depth, and I suspect much of that is due to the parents who raised her. I suspect her mother, wherever she is, is very proud. [NYMag.com]

On “The Mindy Project”‘s Squicky Jokes About Race

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It’s not easy to make offensive jokes about ignorance. One person’s ignorant joke can be another person’s joke about ignorance and even if your comedy has the best of intentions, it’s frequently misunderstood.  Offensive humor is tricky to balance, but smart humorists can do it well.

I believe Mindy Kaling from “The Office” is extremely smart and that she deserves all the success she’s garnered from her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and her upcoming sitcom “The Mindy Project.” But after watching the pilot for “The Mindy Project,” which is airing on Hulu Plus, I have to say I was disappointed about several squicky jokes made about race. Keep reading »

Mindy Kaling Won’t Answer Your Stupid “Are Women Funny?” Question

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  • “The Office” actress/writer Mindy Kaling is so over this “Are women funny?” conversation. (As am I.) While speaking to the Television Critics Association, Kaling was asked about recent pay-attention-to-meeeee comments by “The Man Show”‘s Adam Carolla that women just aren’t as funny as men. “Anything about putting into question whether women are funny or funny writers, I can’t comment on because it’s just so ridiculous,” Kaling responded. “It kind of keeps the argument alive. I said in my book, it’s like a nonsensical argument that we choose to keep alive by commenting on. It’s just beneath everyone by having it be a debate.” Damn straight! [The Wrap]
  • A “personhood amendment” seeking to criminalize all abortion by defining a fetus as a person has failed to make it onto the ballot in Montana. [Think Progress]
  • Tonya Reaves, 24, died this weekend at a Planned Parenthood in Chicago while undergoing a D&C abortion in her 12th week (second trimester). It is unclear what exactly caused the death. \ [Madame Noire]
  • Condom searches are being used by police in major cities to profile sex workers — despite the fact any ol’ woman or man could be carrying condoms. [Feministing] Keep reading »

10 New Shows We’re Most (And Least) Excited For

The 2012 upfronts are over! Dozens of brand-new midseason and fall 2012 television shows were announced, and we offered snap judgments on all of them. (See herehereherehere, and here.) And now that we’ve had, oh, 24 hours to reflect, we’ve chosen the five shows we are most looking forward to and the five shows that we’ll probably end up watching but only because it’s our job. Read more…

Morning Quickies: “The Mindy Project” Looks Soooo Good

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  • Check out a first look at Mindy Kaling’s new show, “The Mindy Project,” coming to Fox this fall on Tuesday nights.  Mindy plays a smart, funny OB-GYN who sometimes makes an ass of herself while drunk and prays before dates … hmm, just like me.  I am so going to watch the shit out of this show. [Flavorwire]
  • It’s official: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato have finally signed on as “X Factor” judges. [PopCrush]
  • Kim Kardashian says her Kanye West relationship won’t be a big part of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” You mean Kimye are going to be discreet? [Celebrity Cafe]
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Mindy Kaling Gets All Up In Fox’s Ladybits Playing An OB/GYN In New Sitcom

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Sitcoms for everyone! Mindy Kaling is the latest lady we love to get her own show: a source tells NYmag.com that Fox will be ordering a pilot written and starring the fabulous Miss K. The “Office” star will play an OB/GYN as ”young Bridget Jones type … trying to navigate both her personal and professional lives.” Obstretics and gynecology are actually something our girl Mindy knows about in real life, seeing as her mama is a gyno in Boston. I’m suspending judgment for now: I love Mindy Kaling as much as the next 20something liberal arts degree-holding urban female, but it remains to be seen where stirrups and Pap smears are funzies on TV.  [NYMag.comGuardian UK]

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