Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper In People's Most Beautiful

People's Most Beautiful issue cleared off some ass space between Eva Longoria and Zac Efron for two people who dearly deserve it: Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper. "I identify as a comedy writer, so to get compliments on appearance, that's the nicest compliment – to be shallow!" Kaling admits. I can only assume the absence of Meredith in her gown of choice is the result of some kind of clerical error.

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  • Mike Carr@facebook

    That dig on Meredith is pretty cruel and shitty. For shame.

  • suspender

    except for the "for shame" part, i agree with the above comment. There's nothing witty about that last line.

  • Halle Kiefer

    WHAT? Are you guys kidding? You know The Office isn't actually a documentary, right? Meredith is a character on a TV show that the actress Kate Flannery and the writers have intentionally made a raggedy lush with ridiculously high self-esteem (which is what that joke was about). That being said, I'll try to be more explicit with my riffing, because I wouldn't want it to seem like I'm poking fun at Flannery, who is lovely and hilarious and should be on many lists, not the greatest of which is this one.

  • Mike Carr@facebook

    But you're not talking about the characters, you're talking about the actresses. And their looks.

  • philbert0

    I've got a lot of respect for Kate Flannery- she plays that character well and always gets a laugh out of me.

    Looks-wise, Ellie Kemper is a dreamgal. She's up there with Allison Brie (perhaps even surpassed her).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504900583 Suzanne Sherrod

    I just read Mindy Kaling's book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" and she talks about this photo shoot. She said all of the gowns were in sample sizes (Zero, to be exact) and they had some navy gown ready for her which was the largest one. She broke down crying in the bathroom but decided to come out and pick a pretty dress. She picked the pink one and the seamstress on site, completely ripped out the back, added "a foot or so of fabric", and sewn it closed. What a woman she is! I loved her even more after I read that book.