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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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Aziz Ansari Shares Touching Words From His Dad: 'I Instantly Collapsed Into Tears'

Originally posted 11/11/2015 10:25PM

[YOUTUBE "6bFvb3WKISk"] Aziz Ansari's new Netflix show brought him closer to his parents.

Master of None has received a strong response since debuting on Friday, and much of the praise has gone to Aziz's father Shoukath and mother Fatima, who play his character Dev's parents in the show.

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Aziz Ansari Gets Dating Advice from Real-Life Dad in His New Netflix Trailer

Originally posted 10/22/2015 05:40PM

[YOUTUBE "6bFvb3WKISk"] Aziz Ansari is still figuring things out in the first trailer for his Netflix series Master of None.

While in real life the former Parks and Recreation star spends free time having adventures such as hiking with Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence and getting piggy back rides from Lawrence, his character Dev in Master of None finds himself struggling with life a little more.

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Jennifer Lawrence Gives her New BFF Aziz Ansari a Piggyback Ride After Partying with Amy Schumer

Jennifer Lawrence Gives her New BFF Aziz Ansari a Piggyback Ride After Partying with Amy Schumer

Originally posted 10/11/2015 12:05PM

True friendship is when one of you gives the other a piggyback ride.

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Aziz Ansari Cast His Real-Life Folks as His Parents in His Show Master of None Because 'There's Not a Ton of Older Indian People in the Acting Game'

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Aziz Ansari Cast His Real-Life Folks as His Parents in His Show Master of None Because 'There's Not a Ton of Older Indian People in the Acting Game'

Originally posted 10/07/2015 09:30AM

Aziz Ansari didn't have to look too far when he set out to cast his character's parents in his upcoming series Master of None.

"There's not a ton of older Indian people that are out there in the acting game, so I wrote these characters kind of based on my parents, and I couldn't find anyone who really felt like my parents, so I just got my parents to do it," Ansari tells PEOPLE. "They did a fantastic job."

In the show, Ansari plays an Indian-American actor, Dev, who navigates the ins and outs of life in New York as a thirtysomething.

PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the show, in which Ansari stars opposite Noël Wells, who plays his love interest.

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Laugh Factory: Besties Amy Schumer & Jennifer Lawrence Hike with Aziz Ansari, Make a 'Short Film' with Chris Pratt

Laugh Factory: Besties Amy Schumer & Jennifer Lawrence Hike with Aziz Ansari, Make a 'Short Film' with Chris Pratt

Originally posted 10/05/2015 02:15PM

The Schumer-Lawrence squad is growing.

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How Aziz Ansari's Real-Life Parents Got Cast in His New Netflix Comedy

How Aziz Ansari's Real-Life Parents Got Cast in His New Netflix Comedy

Originally posted 07/28/2015 08:00PM

Nepotism usually works the other way around.

But when it came time to cast actors to play his parents on his new Netflix comedy Master of None, Aziz Ansari found no one who could do the job better than his own mother and father.

"I found my father to be uniquely funny in the role. [And] no one else felt like my real mom," Ansari told reporters of his mother, Fatima, and father, Shoukath, at a Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

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