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'Mindy Project' recap: The case of the missing scarf

Mindy and Schmidt, sitting in a tree…Well, not exactly.

But Schmidt, err, Max Greenfield did drop by The Mindy Project Tuesday night and boy was he a welcome surprise. Let’s back up. Mindy was still pretty devastated Danny broke up with her last week (Aren’t we all?). But, as a regular Glamour/Cosmo reader, she knew she needed to get back out there and go on some dates, including one with Betsy’s friend, the nice but unbelievably dull Phil (Adam Shapiro). (Phil = The reason the Lemon Law should be a real thing). Despite having a less-than-stellar time, Mindy was unable to end the relationship and feared she might wind up marrying Phil, because really, what else is out there?

Cue an emotional crisis as observed by lying down on the floor of her office (BEEN THERE). She’s feeling particularly blue because Danny — complete with a very sexy post-breakup haircut — offered to listen to her problems and give her advice, but she smartly declined and instead called in Peter. Peter told her she’s got to start “thinking like a Peter” and being a little selfish when it come to dating. Seriously, has she learned nothing from Wolf of Wall Street? At some point, she’s going to have to try and help herself. (She wasn’t so good at breaking up with Cliff, either. This is what happens when people always dump you first!) READ FULL STORY

Late Night Highlight: Mindy Kaling isn't a fan of staff birthdays -- VIDEO

What would the Party Planning Committee say?

Mindy Kaling may seem like the world’s best boss– but as the actress told Conan O’Brien last night, her employees at The Mindy Project actually refer to her as a dictator.

The reason? She’s not a fan of birthdays in the office. Besides concern over how long it takes to actually sing “Happy Birthday,” Kaling also shared that she doesn’t give out gifts, because she has already given her employees the best gift of all: Their jobs. Sounds like someone has been taking management tips from Michael Scott.

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'Mindy Project' recap: 'I don't know why, but I still want to hit it'

Say it ain’t so, Mindy Project!

Last week’s double header of Mindy was all about secretly kissing one Danny Castellano – complete with a Bridget Jones-worthy ending that made everybody swoon. And last night, things seemed to be moving along right on schedule with our 2014 Mr. Darcy. A happy Mindy announced via voiceover that Danny was sleeping at her place and that dating a co-worker? It kind of ruled.

The opening moments/montage – that featured both Mindy and, once he caught on, Danny coming up with work excuses to bring the other into their office so they could make out — were some of the sweetest and romantic the show has tried. Mindy blissed out with a new guy really is so stinkin’ adorable. Of course, things can go south fast – especially when one person (ahem, Danny) wants to keep a relationship a secret. Have teen dramas (not to mention real life) taught us anything? As Seth Cohen once said to Summer Roberts: “Acknowledge me now or lose me forever.” You know Mindy watched that.  READ FULL STORY

'Mindy Project' react: The ballad of Mindy and Danny

The Mindy Project doubled up on the episodes last night, and it also doubled down on Mindy and Danny.

When we left off all the way back in January (!), Mindy and Danny were sitting in a tree kissing on a plane. Tonight, we returned to the scene of the big kiss, with sexy Danny sexily breathing while he sexily told Mindy she had three seconds to sexily kiss him back. Sexy. #Sexiness. So much sexiness on this show tonight!

I would have returned the kiss on the count of one, but Mindy took a moment, but when Danny said “four” — giving her an extra beat to go for it – she couldn’t resist. They made their way to the airplane restroom, where they attempted to hook up… but getting your hair stuck in the toilet tends to put a damper on things. If Reese Witherspoon rom-com characters had a nickel, am I right?

And just like that, Mindy Project was back. For those who missed the show’s trademark romantic hijinks, the program had you covered. But last night’s pair of episodes also advanced the plot forward, showing that Mindy seemed to be confidentally going all-in on exploring newly “will they” co-worker doctors Mindy and Danny. (Do they have a couple name yet? Mindy would love a couple name. So celeb-like!) READ FULL STORY

Mindy Kaling defends 'Elle' cover on 'Letterman': 'It looks like I died at my most beautiful' -- VIDEO

Still not sure how to feel about Elle‘s most recent series of covers, which features three full-color, full-body shots of thin white actresses Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, and Allison William — and one black-and-white close-up of Indian-American multi-hyphenate Mindy Kaling?

Well, know this: If you’re upset, Kaling doesn’t exactly want to hear your objections. “There was a weird reaction, which was, ‘Does Elle magazine think Mindy’s not skinny enough to show her whole body?’” the Mindy Project star tells David Letterman in an interview scheduled to air Friday night.

“The sort of implication, what they kept saying, was, ‘What, Elle, you can’t put her big, fat body on the magazine? Why, ’cause she’s just fat and gruesome? Why shouldn’t we look at her beautiful, fat body?’ And I was like, ‘Oookay, people who are trying to defend me.’ I just feel like they’re kind of insulting me,” she says, laughing.
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Want to date Dr. Danny? Fake 'Mindy Project' dating profiles pop up on Tinder

Sorry, Tinder users, you don’t actually have a shot with Mindy Lahiri or Danny Castellano. Fox appears to have teamed up with the popular dating app to promote The Mindy Project by matching up the show’s fictional characters with real people.

Fake profiles for Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) and Mindy herself (show creator Mindy Kaling) contain quirky profiles with descriptions like “tiny doctor in big city looking for love, friendship, or a donut so good it’s spiritual.”
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'Mindy Project': Should Mindy and Danny get together? -- POLL

The Mindy Project is slowly becoming all about the boys. A random episode or two excluded, the show has been less a workplace comedy and more about finding Mindy a boyfriend. Which is fine — many viewers prefer the witty banter between Dr. Lahiri and her paramour of the week (farewell, Pastor Casey!) over watching Morgan doing something dumb and/or silly at the office. But fellow doctor Danny is an enigma. I can’t work out my own feelings about whether the paramour waiting in the wings to sweep Mindy off her feet should be recently divorced Danny Castellano.

The show doesn’t seem like it knows what it’s pushing either. For most of the first season, Mindy and Danny were set up like a classic sitcom will they/won’t they couple. They bantered during work hours, kind of hated each other (Oh, Mindy! As someone who watches as many romantic comedies as you do should know, that’s a clear sign of attraction!), became friends/kind-of confidants of sorts and then — right when it looked like a smoldering Danny was going to make a move — Mindy decided to up and move to Haiti with Pastor Casey.
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Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling watched the 'SNL' 'Girls' parody together

Hollywood’s most exclusive Saturday Night Live viewing party? That’d be Mindy Kaling’s — an event so swank that its guest list was limited to exactly one member.
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Character Rehab: How to fix Morgan on 'The Mindy Project'

In this weekly series, EW — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.

Clearly, Ike Barinholtz is a funny guy. He’s an alumnus of Chicago’s famed improv comedy scene; he’s had successful stints on MADtv and Eastbound & Down; he’s a writer as well as a performer, making him extra sensitive to what makes a good punchline. Last year, his talent even earned special  notice from his boss: Mindy Kaling created nutty ex-con nurse Morgan Tookers especially for Barinholtz.

But who is Morgan, exactly? Well… he’s a nurse. And an ex-con; we know that for sure. (Though how this guy ever successfully committed a crime is anybody’s guess; then again, maybe that’s why he went to prison.) More than anything, though, Morgan’s a sort of all-purpose weirdo, a shaggy collection of random quirks (He’s keeping a stray dog in the office! He’s carrying an egg beater to a nightclub! He’s bringing a Spanish karaoke machine to a Christmas party!) and arbitrary one-liners (“They used to call me the Loch Ness Morgan, mostly because I would show up blurry in photographs”).

Mindy‘s first season was so inconsistent that Morgan’s general oddness felt sort of like an anchor; no matter what else was going on, you knew Barinholtz would show up at some point to liven and/or mess things up. But if Mindy really does want to improve in season 2 — as its solid premiere episode indicates — Morgan’s character could use some serious fine-tuning. Here are a couple of ideas to start:
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Join us now for a Mindy Kaling and EW Live Google Hangout!

Will Mindy and Pastor Casey stick it out long distance? Will Jeremy please go back to being buff? Mindy Kaling, star and creator of The Mindy Project, will take your questions about the new season live Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. PT/noon ET in a Google+ hangout with EW’s Laura Hertzfeld and a few lucky fans. We’ll talk about boys and James Franco and writing and the Emmys and all things Mindy.
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