12:38 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 11/12/2013 08:30AM
Mindy Kaling is enjoying success as a writer, producer and star of her own show The Mindy Project, but the actress is also dealing with the heartbreak of losing her mother to pancreatic cancer last year.
"She was the love of my life," Kaling tells fellow TV writer and star Lena Dunham, who spoke with Kaling for an interview with Rookie for Rookie: Yearbook Two, via RollingStone.com.
"I would say that my mother is the single biggest role model in my life, but that term doesn't seem to encompass enough when I use it about her," she says.
Originally posted 10/01/2013 05:30PM
The chef of one of The Mindy Project star's favorite restaurants shares a must-try recipe
Originally posted 06/05/2013 02:45PM
The heat is on!
Top Chef Masters returns on July 24, with a twist.
The fifth season of Bravo's hit show will feature a new online competition, Battle of the Sous Chefs, which will directly impact the master chefs, the network announced in a press release on Wednesday. Every episode of the web series leads up to the next episode of Top Chef Masters, and explores the uniquely interdependent relationship between a master chef and their sous chef.
Originally posted 01/18/2013 12:40PM
Want to get a celebrity following on Twitter? It's easy – just make 'em laugh.
Stars at the Golden Globes recently admitted that humor is what gets them to follow someone on Twitter, with Modern Family writer/executive producer Danny Zuker and Mindy Kaling scoring follows from celebs.
"I'm bad at knowing who I'm following. I recognize people from the color of their clothes and their avatar," Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet admitted. "There's some girl in a blue dress and a blue hat that's cracking me up right now." (A quick look at his account makes us think it's self-described "freelance rapper" Amber.
Originally posted 12/07/2012 06:45AM
Mindy Kaling is one confident lady!
The poised star of The Mindy Project looked pretty in pink on Wednesday as she stood in front a huge room full of people and admitted, "I love praise."
Conducting the opening statements at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, which honored Diane Keaton, Kaling said praising the Academy Award-winning actress "is enjoyable because she is so self-deprecating. She literally invented the art of gracefully deflecting praise. I could learn something from her."
Originally posted 10/05/2012 10:25AM
When you write, produce and act in your own series, finding hunky costars to kiss is definitely in the script, breakout TV star Mindy Kaling says of her sassy new FOX show, The Mindy Project.
"By design I've been kissing lots of good-looking guys on my show," says Kaling, 33, as she rattles off a list of stars with whom she's smooched, including Bill Hader and Chris Messina.
A true professional, the former star of The Office and author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) wants fans to know she's giving it her all for her craft – and she's happy to kiss and tell.
"When I kiss someone on camera, it's more than a breath mint," she said. "I do the whole teeth-brushing thing. I want to give 100 percent."
Originally posted 08/26/2012 03:30PM
Hair today, gone tomorrow!
On Saturday, John Mayer joined Mindy Kaling to celebrate her new show, The Mindy Project, at the SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles.
Just days after splitting from Katy Perry, the Grammy winner debuted a new hairstyle. Mayer, 34, who had been sporting long, shoulder-length locks, traded his unruly hair for a shorter, neater look.
Originally posted 07/07/2012 06:15PM
Ellie Kemper has finally swapped her bridesmaid dress for a wedding gown.
The actress, who stars on NBC's The Office, married longtime boyfriend Michael Koman Saturday in New York, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
Kemper, 32, who also memorably shared screen time with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in 2011's Bridesmaids, confirmed her engagement to Koman in December on Conan. (Koman, a writer, previously worked for Conan O'Brien.)
Originally posted 05/14/2012 07:00PM
Originally posted 11/21/2011 06:00AM
Jessica Biel didn't shirk her hosting duties, but she was plenty affectionate with Justin Timberlake at her dinner for luxe leather brand Tod's at the Chateau Marmont. The two shared food and were "very sweet" together, an onlooker says. Guests, including The Office's Mindy Kaling and Ed Helms, all enjoyed cocktails in the courtyard during their intimate dinner with 45 other diners. – Samantha McIntyre
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