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Aziz Ansari Pens Op-Ed Criticizing Donald Trump's Stance on Muslims: 'It Makes Me Afraid for My Family'

Aziz Ansari Pens Op-Ed Criticizing Donald Trump's Stance on Muslims: 'It Makes Me Afraid for My Family'

Originally posted 06/25/2016 01:35PM

In an op-ed for the New York Times this week, Aziz Ansari described how the anti-Muslim rhetoric from politicans has had a tangible effect on him and his family.

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Kerry Washington Reveals She Was Fired from 2 TV Pilots for Not Being 'Hood' Enough

Originally posted 06/08/2016 11:00AM

Kerry Washington is no stranger to typecasting.

The 39-year-old may be one of television's biggest stars, but even she has experienced Hollywood's harsh side.

"Before Scandal, I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast," Washington told comedian Aziz Ansari on Variety's Actors on Actors.

"For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more 'girlfriend,' more like 'hood,' more 'urban.' "

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Bellissimo! Jennifer Lawrence Goes Sightseeing in Italy with Aziz Ansari Ahead of Her Best Friend's Wedding

Bellissimo! Jennifer Lawrence Goes Sightseeing in Italy with Aziz Ansari Ahead of Her Best Friend's Wedding

Originally posted 05/31/2016 09:25PM

Jennifer Lawrence is making the most of her Italian getaway and sightseeing with her good friend Aziz Ansari.

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Aziz Ansari on Hollywood's Diversity Problems: It's 'Strange' That It's Only White People in Nicholas Sparks Films

Aziz Ansari on Hollywood's Diversity Problems: It's 'Strange' That It's Only White People in Nicholas Sparks Films

Originally posted 05/21/2016 01:30PM

Aziz Ansari, speaking Friday night at The New York Times' TimesTalks in New York City, had a one-word assessment of Hollywood's progress on diversity.

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2016 Presidential Elections

Aziz Ansari Blasts Donald Trump at TIME 100 Gala: He'll Probably Put My Muslim Parents 'Under Surveillance'

Originally posted 04/27/2016 03:55PM

Caitlyn Jenner sang Donald Trump's praises at the TIME 100 Gala in New York City Tuesday night – but at least one attendee wasn't thrilled to see the GOP front-runner at the event.

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Aziz Ansari Admits He Was 'Incredibly High' While Watching a Jennifer Lawrence-Narrated Documentary: 'It's Weird Hearing Your Friend's Voice'

Originally posted 04/27/2016 12:05AM

Aziz Ansari wasn't shy about sharing a memorable moment with good friend Jennifer Lawrence, recalling that one time he was "incredibly high" at her movie premiere.

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Parks and Recreation

Aziz Ansari Honors Parks and Recreation Producer Harris Wittels One Year After His Death: 'I'm Glad I Knew Him as a Friend'

Originally posted 02/19/2016 04:15PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20902901" "" "peoplenow"] Aziz Ansari is paying tribute to Harris Wittels, who died one year ago Friday.

The Parks and Recreation producer died of a heroin overdose at age 30.

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Caught in the Act

Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari's Friendly Valentine's Day Dinner Involves Wine, Fried Chicken and Nachos

Originally posted 02/14/2016 10:55PM

Jennifer Lawrence and Aziz Ansari's Valentine's Day plans are simple – mac 'n' cheese, fried chicken and nachos.

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Representation Matters: 10 Celebs of Color Open Up About Not Seeing Themselves Onscreen

Representation Matters: 10 Celebs of Color Open Up About Not Seeing Themselves Onscreen

Originally posted 01/22/2016 05:10PM

Tensions in Hollywood – and beyond – have been mounting since the Academy released its 2016 Oscar nominations, which included an all-white acting bracket for the second consecutive year.

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7 of the Finest Moments of Shade at the Golden Globes

7 of the Finest Moments of Shade at the Golden Globes

Originally posted 01/10/2016 11:00PM

Ah, shade. It's a wonderful thing. And at an award show as wild, weird and generally loose as the Golden Globes, you're gonna get a lot of good shade.

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