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Kal Penn To Host And Produce Mapology Show

10th July 2014

Actor Kal Penn is set to produce and host a show on America's National Geographic Channel about how maps, statistics and data provide information about the world.Mapology, which will premiere next spring (15), will examine...

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Kal Penn Visits American Troops In Middle East

28th May 2013

Actor Kal Penn paid a special tribute to America's troops on the country's Memorial Day (27May13) after spending the last week with a group stationed in the Middle East.The former House star teamed up with...

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Harold & Kumar Get Animated

20th May 2013

Stoner pals Harold & Kumar are heading to the small screen in a new animated Tv series.John Cho and Kal Penn's comedy characters have become a hit with film fans, with their hapless antics spawning...

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Far*east Movement Recruit Top Stars For New Voting Anthem Video

23rd October 2012

Dance stars Far*East Movement have recruited rap icon Snoop Dogg, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor Kal Penn for their new music video to encourage fans to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.The Like...

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Kal Penn Pokes Fun At Clint Eastwood At U.s. Democratic National Convention

5th September 2012

Actor Kal Penn poked fun at Clint Eastwood's pretend interview with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week (30Aug12) by joking about the "invisible man in the chair" while addressing supporters...

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Kal Penn Mocks Clint Eastwood At Democratic Convention

5th September 2012

Kal Penn - the Hollywood actor and former White House staffer - took to the podium at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina on Tuesday evening (September 4, 2012), delighting the gathered crowds by...

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Kalpen Modi: The Story Of An Actor Turned Politician

5th September 2012

Kalpen Modi, often acting under this pseudonym Kal Penn, is making waves on the political scene, reports The Washington Post, but how did he go about manoeuvring a successful movie career to working with Barack...

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Kal Penn Leads Celebrity Political Panel At Democrat National Convention

3rd September 2012

Actor Kal Penn will lead an online celebrity panel at the upcoming Democrat National Convention in North Carolina.The Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle star, who is now a member of U.S. President Barack...

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Kal Penn Caught Up In Emergency Landing After Toilet Disaster

4th July 2012

Actor Kal Penn was caught up in an emergency landing after toilets on the plane he was flying in overflowed.The Harold & Kumar star was on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Dallas,...

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Kal Penn Finds Kathy Griffin's Missing Dog

17th March 2012

Actor Kal Penn was hailed a hero on Thursday (15Mar12) after finding Kathy Griffin's missing dog.The comedienne's pooch Larry disappeared and the star launched a frantic search for the pet, but he was swiftly returned...

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The Things They Tweet 2381

5th March 2012

"Guy at the coffee shop told me how much he liked me on 'Lost'. I thanked him and told him how much I enjoy his tea." Actor Kal Penn often gets mistaken for Anglo-Asian actor...

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Eva Longoria And Kal Penn To Serve On Obama's Re-election Campaign

22nd February 2012

Actors Eva Longoria and Kal Penn have been selected to serve as national co-chairs on U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.The American politician first took office four years ago and now, with the 2012 presidential...

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Movie Reviews A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas

4th November 2011

The third Harold & Kumar movie is in 3D -- and that technology is captured for laughs by the writers and stars, John Cho and Kal Penn in A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas...

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Kal Penn: 'Overturning Of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Was Political Highlight'

3rd November 2011

Actor Kal Penn will forever remember the moment U.S. President Barack Obama repealed the military's controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, branding the historical event "awe-inspiring".The star quit TV drama House in 2009 to join...

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Fascinating Fact 12334

2nd November 2011

Actor Kal Penn is currently studying for a graduate degree in international security. The clever American-Asian has recently completed a two-year stint in Washington, D.C. as one of President Barack Obama's top liaison officers.

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Kal Penn's Attacker Jailed

22nd July 2011

The man who mugged actor Kal Penn has been sentenced to three years behind bars.Marcellus Chambers pulled a gun on the movie star when he was working as President Barack Obama's Associate Director of the...

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Kal Penn's Robber Pleads Guilty To Armed Attack

6th April 2011

A man who attacked actor-turned-White House aide Kal Penn at gunpoint last year (10) has pleaded guilty to felony charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.Marcellus Chambers pounced on Penn in the early...

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Fascinating Fact 11032

6th March 2011

Actor-turned-White House aide Kal Penn was the brains behind President Barack Obama's appearance at the Oscars - the leader featured, via video message, in a segment about the best movie song.

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Kal Penn Goes Back To Politics

17th November 2010

Actor KAL PENN is turning his back on Hollywood once again to return to his political career as a White House aide.The star quit hit TV drama House to join U.S. President Barack Obama's office...

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Secret Service Investigates Penn Robbery

21st April 2010

Officials at the U.S. Secret Service have reportedly begun an investigation after actor-turned-White House aide KAL PENN was robbed at gunpoint in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (20Apr10).The star, who serves as President Barack Obama's Associate...

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Actor Penn Robbed

20th April 2010

Actor-turned-White House aide KAL PENN has been left shaken after he was robbed at gunpoint in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday morning (20Apr10), according to online reports.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com a man carrying a gun...

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Penn Turns His Back On White House To Shoot New Harold & Kumar Film

3rd April 2010

Actor-turned-White House aide KAL PENN is set to reprise his stoner character KUMAR PATEL in a third HAROLD & KUMAR film.The star quit hit TV drama House to take up the position of President Barack...

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Penn Takes On Official Post As Obama's Public Liaison Officer

6th July 2009

Actor KAL PENN has started his job as U.S. President BARACK OBAMA's liaison officer between the White House and Asian communities.The former House star, a longtime Obama fan, quit his job on the medical drama...

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Penn Set To Trade White House For Another Stoner Movie

14th May 2009

Actor KAL PENN is set to challenge White House top brass by trading in his new role as President BARACK OBAMA's public liaison assistant director to play a stoner in a second Harold & Kumar...

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Kal Penn's House Memorial Site Confuses Pals

9th April 2009

Actor KAL PENN has mixed emotions about his former HOUSE character's memorial website - because it's "a little creepy". The site went live after Monday night's (06Apr09) House episode, during which Penn's character, Dr. Lawrence Cutner,...

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Kal Penn: 'I'm Not Quitting Acting'

8th April 2009

Former HOUSE star KAL PENN insists his move to the White House isn't the end of his acting career - he's just taking a break to concentrate on public service. The actor left fans of the...

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Penn Quits Acting For The White House

7th April 2009

American actor/producer KAL PENN has left hit TV show HOUSE to work for U.S. President BARACK OBAMA. The 31-year-old actor has accepted a position as the associate director in the White House's Office of Public Liaison...

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Penn: 'I'm Not A Stoner'

25th April 2008

Actor KAL PENN often lets fans down when they realise he isn't the "stoner" he portrays on the big screen. The Asian-American star of the Harold + Kumar films is often high onscreen, but he...

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Penn Strikes It Lucky By Splitting His Name

25th April 2008

Asian-American movie star KAL PENN refuses to act under his birth name KALPEN MODI - because he fears film roles would be limited to his ethnicity. The Namesake star is convinced he wouldn't have had...

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Kal Penn Is A Real-life Professor

22nd April 2008

Actor KAL PENN teaches Asian-American studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Namesake star is a resident professor at the university and admits his first classes were a big hit - until students realised how...

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