• Mindy Kaling movie snags $13 million Amazon deal at Sundance

    Mindy Kaling is getting paid! Amazon bought the U.S. rights to the Office star’s movie Late Night for a record-breaking $13 million. This total exceeds any previous U.S. distribution deal for a movie from the Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and produced by Kaling, who also co-starred with Emma Thompson. Late Night premiered on Friday at Sundance and is already being called a crowd pleaser. In the movie,

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    13 comedians’ surprising first roles

    Even the biggest comedy stars have to start somewhere. Local commercials, made-for-TV movies (before “special television events” were a thing), and brief character arcs on shows can be important first steps in long careers. Especially local commercials. Thankfully for major celebrities, those credits don’t appear on IMDB. We had to do a little digging. From the silly to the surprising, Laughspin is rounding up a list of our favorite first

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    10 modern day memoirs for comedy fans

    By writing a memoir, comedians can tell the stories about themselves that don’t fit on a stand-up stage. While autobiographies and anthologies of personal essays from comedians have been around for years, the genre has exploded since the early 2000s. Comedy memoirs have become a staple of bestseller lists and are often among Amazon’s top suggestions. From the funny to the raw, here are the comedian-penned books that any comedy

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    Jessica Williams attending Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu

    Mindy Kaling wrote a dope role for a dope queen. Jessica Williams will star in Four Weddings and a Funeral, an upcoming Hulu limited series based on the 1994 film starring Andie MacDowell and Hugh Grant. This will be the former Daily Show correspondent’s return to streaming since her Netflix original movie The Incredible Jessica James came out last year. She joins the Harry Potter universe in November starring as

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    The Mindy Project Lives On! Hulu Picks Up Cancelled Series for Season 4

    Rejoice, Mindy Kaling fans! Hulu announced today that it has ordered 26 new episodes of her critically acclaimed series The Mindy Project, greenlighting a fourth season and saving it from cancellation. The sitcom will join Hulu’s “Original Programming” slate and after its premiere, Hulu will have the option to order subsequent seasons. “Mindy has been a beloved member of the Hulu family, so this deal is a natural extension of

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    Sofia Vergara highest paid television star, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Cobie Smulders, Amy Poehler close behind

    Sofia Vergara is the highest paid television actress for the third consecutive year. This, according to Forbes, who just released its annual lists of the highest paid television actors and actresses. What’s more compelling, however, is that Vergara is not just the highest paid female in television, but the highest paid television star overall. The Modern Family star banked $37 million from June 2013 to June 2014 while television’s highest

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    Catching up with Ike Barinholtz of The Mindy Project (Laughspin interview)

    If you never heard the name Ike Barinholtz, you need to search the Interwebs and check him out. Ike got his first big break on the MADtv as an actor and writer. He’s since been on shows like The League, Eastbound and Down, and Drunk History. You might have seen him most recently play the role of Morgan Tookers from the hit show The Mindy Project, starring the show’s creator

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    Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphries will guest star on The Mindy Project

    And this week’s initially-puzzling-but-on-second-thought-not-actually-all-that-surprising guest star announcement is that Kris Humphries (Boston Celtics’ forward and former husband of Kim Kardashian) will be appearing on The Mindy Project as himself. This isn’t the first NBA player to stop by the show; Amar’e Stoudemire (Knick’s All-star forward) and Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers’ forward) partied with Mindy in episode four of the first season and revealed their romantic comedy of choice. Adam Pally,

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    Mindy Kaling: If I don’t f*ck Michael Cera tonight, I’ll blow my brains out (Video)

    “If I don’t fuck Michael Cera tonight, I’m going to blow my brains out,” will, perhaps, go down as the most absurdly funny bit of dialogue in any comedy movie of 2013. The fact that Mindy Kaling says it as herself makes it that much better. It’s part of This is the End, the upcoming flick starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and many others.

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    Fox renews its Tuesday night comedies

    Fox has thrown its support behind all three of its Tuesday night comedies. The network renewed freshman series The Mindy Project, starring former Office writer, star and producer Mindy Kaling as well as New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel and Raising Hope. New Girl will enter its third season while Raising Hope will return for its fourth. Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud

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    Seth Rogen’s movie This is the End has a red band trailer with Danny McBride, James Franco, more! (Video)

    For the better part of the last year, we’ve been getting glimpses of a little movie called This is the End, which was written by Seth Rogen and longtime friend and collaborator Evan Goldberg. It features an incredibly long list of stars: Rogen is joined in the film by the likes of Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Danny McBride, Jason Segel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Mindy Kaling, Martin Starr, Emma Watson,

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    Mindy Kaling will return to The Office, despite new show commitments

    Mindy Kaling will have her hands full this fall as the writer, producer and star of her new Fox sitcom The Mindy Project, but she’s not ready to fully join her co-stars BJ Novak, Paul Lieberstein and James Spader in their departure from The Office. Vulture reports that Kaling has signed on to do at least two episodes of the upcoming ninth season. Unless we find out later that she’s

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    Mindy Kaling invokes ‘the penis of Michael Fassbender’ in the trailer for her new Fox show

    By now, we all know that one of Fox’s biggest comedy hauls this pilot season was Mindy Kaling’s sitcom, The Mindy Project. Mostly known for her role and writing/producing work on The Office on NBC, this move to a new network marks a huge step in Kaling’s television business dominance. Her show revolves around Mindy (naturally), a young doctor trying to balance work and relationships. And judging by the trailer,

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    Fox greenlights Mindy Kaling’s sitcom and two other comedies

    Early in the pilot process, NBC may have passed on Mindy Kaling’s new sitcom, It’s Messy but over at Fox, the pilot’s a favorite. The network has greenlit the show for the Fall. At this point, the show has the potential to be a companion for Fox’s freshman hit, New Girl. The single-camera comedy, It’s Messy, follows a young OB/GYN, played by Kaling, as she balances both her personal and

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    Mindy Kaling may leave The Office for her own show

    Mindy Kaling made a name for herself in Hollywood when she began writing for and co-starring on The Office, the critically acclaimed and long-running NBC sitcom. But there’s a decent chance Kaling will soon be departing that show. And the fact that NBC passed on giving a pilot deal to Kaling for her own show has something to do with it. Kaling has now inked a pilot deal with Fox

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