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Kumail Nanjiani Said He’s Mistaken For Other Actors, Prompting A Very Funny Response From Sarah Silverman

Two other actors chimed in with their frustration and mutual admiration.

Kumail Nanjiani’s profile in Hollywood has changed dramatically in the past few months as the actor has gone from being “that guy on Silicon Valley” to an Oscar-winning writer and star of the acclaimed dramedy “The Big Sick.” However, his prominence and accomplishments have not, sadly, outweighed the fact that many simply see him as “an Indian actor,” made all the more upsetting by the fact that Najiani is from Pakistan, not India.

He shared his lament on Twitter and was quickly met with a chorus of “amens” by Kunal Nayyar of “The Big Bang Theory” and Kal Penn of “Designated Survivor.” The trio also shared their mutual admiration in the missives.


Before things got too saccharine or heavy among the actors, comedian (and Nanjiani’s friend) Sarah Silverman, who has proven more than willing to break from decorum to get a laugh, did just that.

But, even Silverman has her limits and freely admits she had to rein herself in from taking the joke further. It was probably a good decision, if not as “classy” as she had hoped.

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John Perez was acquitted on Friday, February 21, for charges stemming from an altercation with Allentown, Pennsylvania police that was caught on video.

Footage from September 2018 shows an officer pushing Perez to the ground. After Perez got to his feel, multiple officers kicked and punched him in an attempt to get him back on the ground.

Perez claims he was responding to insults hurled at him by the officers. The police say that Perez was picking a fight. The altercation left Perez with a broken nose, scrapes, swelling, and bruises from his hips to his shoulder.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Most of the animation you see these days is done by computers. It seems that we see fewer and fewer films made with stop-motion animation, a time-consuming art where objects are manipulated and photographed 24 times per second to create the illusion of motion.

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