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Actors and Filmmakers Talk Hollywood Whitewashing

Lonnie Nadler | Posted 03.17.2017 | Entertainment
Lonnie Nadler

Hollywood’s issue with whitewashing has come to the forefront of the entertainment world in recent years. 2017 has been particularly contentious wit...

Kal Penn Tweets His Old Audition Scripts For Offensive Indian Roles

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.15.2017 | Entertainment

Actor Kal Penn has played a doctor on “House,” a therapist on “How I Met Your Mother” and a stoner craving tiny burgers on “Harold and Kumar...

Behold Kal Penn's Expert Trolling Of That Kellyanne Conway Couch Photo

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 03.01.2017 | Entertainment

The image of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sitting on the Oval Office couch was the photo that launched a thousand memes, and now actor Kal P...

Kal Penn Came To The Rescue For Syrian Refugees

Zac Thompson | Posted 01.31.2017 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Turns out you don't want to challenge Kumar. A troll tried to take the actor to task about the Muslim ban this past weekend. Penn responded by immediately starting a fundraiser in the troll's name for Syrian refugees. So far he's raised $778,108 and counting. Take that, racists.

Kal Penn Responds To Racist Troll By Raising Thousands For Refugees

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment

Kal Penn is turning racist vitriol into meaningful action to help other people. On Saturday, the Indian-American actor posted a screenshot on Instagra...

Brain Surgeon Dr. Rahul Jandial Wants to Knock Cancer to its Knees

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.22.2017 | Science
Ilana Rapp

Brain Surgeon and Scientist Dr. Rahul Jandial appears alongside Mike Tyson, Kal Penn and Mary Lynn Rajskub in FOX's show Superhuman where contestants ...

Russian Ambassador Uses 'Harold And Kumar' Photo To Depict A Terrorist

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

The Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom must be high if he thinks actor Kal Penn is a terrorist. Alexander Yakovenko claimed on Twitter Wednesda...

'Sexiest Man Alive' Part Of Obamacare Push

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

Adam Levine, singer of the band Maroon 5, judge on NBC's "The Voice" and People magazine's 2013 "Sexiest Man Alive," is just one of the celebrities ta...

Combating the Collapse of Collaboration

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

But most of all, we are doing our part to combat The Collapse of Collaboration in the hopes that we can start a ripple effect and get everyone to remember the true meaning of TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.

Kal Penn and the Stop-and-Frisk Storm on Twitter

Sandip Roy | Posted 10.17.2013 | Crime
Sandip Roy

Kal Penn once starred in a stoner comedy where he ends up in Guantanamo after a woman on his flight mistakes his bong for a bomb. Now that same Kal Penn has been tweeting his support for New York's stop-and-frisk policy. His tweets have unleashed quite a media storm.

Chris Harnick

'We Are Men' In 4 Words | Chris Harnick | Posted 05.18.2013 | TV

"We Are Men" on CBS is bringing Tony Shalhoub back to TV. The "Monk" star appears opposite Kal Penn, Jerry O'Connell and Chris Smith in the new comedy...

Film's Favorite Stoner Defends Barack Obama's Marijuana Stance

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Kal Penn may be most recognizable as Kumar from the stoner film franchise "Harold & Kumar", but the actor has also made headlines for his work and adv...

They Say

Lena Khan | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Lena Khan

My movie's character is Sami Malik, an Indian who comes to 1970s America on a crazy quest for success and to impress a girl. While the bulk of the film involves his escapades with several misfit roommates, I still put the idea aside. Who wants to see a movie with brown people?

The DNC: The Movie

Posted 09.07.2012 | Comedy

Funny Or Die sent comedian Erin Gibson out to cover the DNC this week, but she seems to be a little confused about what the convention is. Somehow...

Lucia Graves

Parody Video Mocks Obama's Kal Penn Ad For Pot Hypocrisy | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new ad featuring stoner duo Harold and Kumar drew accusations of hypocrisy on Tuesday from critics who note that the beloved ...

WATCH: Kal Penn's Clint Eastwood Dig

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment

Actor Kal Penn spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, in a speech that was well-received if over-shadowed by electrifying appea...

Kal Penn Drops Four-Letter Word During DNC Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

Actor-turned-political activist Kal Penn spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, giving attendees his idea of a four-letter word: "Vot...

Obama Teams Up With Kal Penn In New Campaign Video (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign released a new video on Monday featuring the president imploring actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn to take his job seri...

Kal Penn Assembles For 'Ex-Men'

Posted 07.26.2012 | TV

To me, my "Ex-Men." Kal Penn has joined the cast of CBS's comedy pilot "Ex-Men." According to TVLine, Penn will play Gil, a man who moves into a h...

Joan Rivers At Sixth And I: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 11

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

TOP 5 EVENTS FOR MONDAY, JUNE 11 1. Joan Rivers At Sixth And I One of the funniest, ballsiest comic for the last 50 years is celebrating the rele...

Who Dies In The 'House' Finale?

Posted 05.22.2012 | TV

There was a lot of speculation that House might die during the "House" (8 p.m. ET on Fox). With the episode titled "Everybody Dies" -- a spin on House...

Before They Were Famous: Celebrities Who Were Once Federal Workers

Joseph A. Beaudoin | Posted 05.04.2012 | Celebrity
Joseph A. Beaudoin

Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?

The 'House' Series Finale Gets Even Juicier

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Another Princeton-Plainsboro vet is on her way back to "House." According to TVLine, Jennifer Morrison -- who played Allison Cameron on the show f...

Alyssa Milano Gets Scandalous With 'Mistresses'

Posted 03.23.2012 | TV

Alyssa Milano is definitely the boss these days -- the actress has been cast in the ABC drama "Mistresses." According to EW, Milano will play Savan...

A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas Is a Very Raunchy Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This movie has something in it to offend just about anyone. It is sacrilegious to the extreme; it has graphic nudity; it has sexual situations and gross humor; it has no redemptive value.