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Mindy Kaling’s Brother Thinks He’s Fighting Racism, Is Really Just an Asshole

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Vijay Chokal-Ingam, brother of Mindy Kaling, has written a book (literally citing Soul Man as an inspiration for its tone) about how he got into medical school in 1998 by pretending to be black. He did this by changing his name to JoJo and identifying as African-American.

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OK, first, good thoughts to Mindy, whose name is being dragged into this nonsense. Second, did no one learn from the failing of the 1986 “comedy” Soul Man that this kind of thing is not OK?

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After trying and failing to get into medical school with his mediocre grades, Chokal-Ingam decided to apply again, this time as an African-American. Here’s how he tells it on his blog almostblack.com:

I became a serious contender at some of the greatest medical schools in America, including Harvard, Wash U, UPenn, Case Western, and Columbia. In all, I interviewed at eleven prestigious medical schools in 9 major cities across America, while posing a black man.

Not bad for a kid with a 3.1 College GPA, heh?

My plan actually worked. Lucky for you, I never became a doctor.

Purportedly, Chokal-Ingam is on a mission to benefit the underprivileged. For the record, he grew up quite wealthy. He also dropped out of St. Louis University Medical School after two years and went to UCLA for business school, where he was accepted as an Asian Indian-American.

Mindy’s reaction?

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She’s not happy, according to the New York Post:

“I love my sister to death,” Chokal-Ingam, 38, told The Post in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, where he and his comedienne sibling both live. But they’re fighting over his revelation. “She says this will bring shame on the family.”

His posts on Facebook have been pretty eye-opening in how he views black people.

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Twitter has been doing the lord’s work and letting him know that this was not the best approach.

Sexy Pics of the Men of ‘Empire’ That Will Make You Drip, Drop


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The first season of Empire packed a punch. Lucious had ALS for a hot minute. Cookie was a boss in every episode. Malik Yoba outed Jussie Smollett in real life and then got killed off the show (and he’s kind of pissed about it). There are a lot of things that we hope are resolved in the second season, but until then, we’ll have to settle for staring at hot photos of the men of Empire.

Jussie Smollett and that angelic aura could keep us warm at night, Trai Byers knows how to wear a suit, and Bryshere Gray has abs for days. Peep the gallery for more photos of Empire‘s most attractive men while dreaming of the drama in season two.

And ICYMI, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta‘s Joseline believes she was the inspiration for Cookie.

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Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson Are Perfectly Comfortable Hanging Out in Towels


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Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson just raised the bar for couple activities. You and your boyfriend might take a cooking class together or binge stuff on Netflix, but if you’re a young, hot model, the only appropriate activity is posing with your boo in nothing but a towel for one of the most respected fashion photographers in the world.

Kourtney Kardashian revealed what the real after party looks like for moms who are breastfeeding, Kylie Jenner gave a peek at that $2.7 million home she recently purchased, Glee said goodbye with a touching Darren Criss-Lea Michele flash forward, and more you missed from the ‘gram this weekend.

The Gossip Table has more on how Gigi responded to recent drug rumors.

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Shailene Woodley’s 20 Most Kick-Ass Looks


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Shailene Woodley reprises her Divergent role as Tris Prior in the franchise’s second installment Insurgent. It’s a pretty rough-and-tumble part, but Woodley doesn’t need the film’s action scenes to flaunt her sheer badassery. Just check out her red carpet looks.

Woodley doesn’t conform to Hollywood’s fashion protocol, and that’s what makes her so cool. If the event calls for a sleek dress and some heels, Woodley will show up in jean cut-offs and flip-flops. She’s also no stranger to the pantsuit and has quite an affinity for pullovers. Simply put, Woodley achieves fashion rock star status for working against Hollywood’s impossible expectations for women’s style. She just wants to be comfortable, and we’re 100 percent here for it.

It was a daunting task, but we managed to find Woodley’s 20 most kick-ass looks. Each look achieves this label either for its comfort or originality. Take a look, and let us know what you think of Woodley’s style in the comments below.

Woodley discusses playing both sibling and lover to co-star and pal Ansel Elgort.

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