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'It's Always Sunny' star to woo [spoiler] on 'Mindy Project'

Things are going to get a little Sunnier on The Mindy Project.

EW has confirmed that It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator, producer, and star Glenn Howerton, who plays Dennis on the long-running FX (now FXX) comedy, is going to guest-star on the second season of Mindy Kaling’s sophomore comedy. He’ll recur starting in the fourth episode, playing Cliff Gilbert, an attorney who ends up having a meet-cute with Mindy.

Howerton joins an already impressive list of season 2 guest stars, which includes James Franco and Happy Endings alum Adam Pally. Last week, Kaling teased Franco’s appearance, referring to his character, Dr. Paul Leotard, as her “nemesis.”

Also last week, Kaling graced the cover of EW, helming our report on New Hollywood.

Amy Schumer on her show's first season and storming the comedy frat house

Comedy Central may not quite be the cable-channel equivalent of a dude adjusting his junk in the way that, say, Spike TV is, but it’s still generally pretty bro-centric. This is, after all, the same institution that brought us The Man Show and helped convince every college-age guy resting his Oakleys on the brim of a baseball cap to yell “I’m Rick James, bitch!” at any available moment.

That’s what makes Amy Schumer’s success all the more impressive: While you might expect the “ironic Patrick Bateman” stylings of her fellow showrunner (and ex-boyfriend) Anthony Jeselnik to do well among the network’s target demographic, it would have been hard to predict that Schumer’s sketch show would do even better. The first season of Inside Amy Schumer has aired to impressive ratings and appreciative critical murmuring, and its star is already holed up writing season 2. We caught up with her for EW’s New Hollywood Issue and chatted about her newfound success and where she plans to go from here.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Have you found it’s been easier working on the show now that you already have a season under your belt?
AMY SCHUMER: Now I don’t have that first-season anxiety of, “We have to make this good, this might suck.” I just trust myself and the writers and everybody more, and we know everyone all the way down to craft services. I waited tables for a long time, and opening a restaurant always sucked. Did you ever do that?

No. But I’ve eaten in restaurants, so…
You’ve eaten food, right. Being there when a restaurant first opens is so much work, it just sucks. And that’s what it was like. But now it’s a little more relaxed as far as the TV show goes, but what I realized is that when you do something that people respond to well, you get more work. So I have exciting opportunities going on, but that leads to more work and more stress.
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Kerry Washington on how she stays grounded amid 'Scandal' craze

Kerry Washington is one of the most fascinating stars to bubble to the surface of Hollywood in recent years.

Though best known for her work in movies, in April 2012, the actress began a relationship with TV viewers thanks to Scandal — the addictive, twist-filled drama from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, which will enter its third season this fall. And earlier this year she found herself in a Hollywood perfect storm — she had a hit network TV show and was hard at work promoting Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated Django Unchained, in which she played wife to Jamie Foxx, together the nucleus of the movie’s love story.

Washington will be the first to call herself lucky, but she also has her success in perspective. For example, when asked of her best career decision in recent years, she doesn’t point to anything professional, instead saying a clear mind is what guides her. READ FULL STORY

Steve Carell on Mindy Kaling: 'Her love of nail polish does not take away from her smartness'

It’s not like we needed any more confirmation that Mindy Kaling was awesome and hilarious. But it never hurts to get validation from the likes of Steve Carell and Seth Rogen.

Asked about his former Office co-star, Carell told EW, “Mindy is exceptionally smart, but is not afraid to talk about nail polish. And yet, her love of nail polish does not take away from her smartness. In a perfect world, she would take my SATs for me, and then we would go to the mall together.”

Rogen had a more difficult time pinpointing what he likes about EW’s current cover girl, for our New Hollywood Issue.
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'Orphan Black': How does Tatiana Maslany get into character(s)? Hint: Music

When we were putting together our New Hollywood issue, one of the big questions we faced was: How many times do we include Tatiana Maslany? The 27-year-old Canadian actress dazzles on the BBC America drama Orphan Black, playing seven clones and counting (including distressed single mom Sarah, type-A suburban mom Alison, misguided self-mutilator Helena, quirky Ph.D. student Cosima) who are entangled in a murky, dangerous conspiracy.

How does Maslany slip so easily into all of these different characters? Does she have a creative crutch? Turns out, she gets in tune with each role by, well, playing specific tunes.
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'Arrow' star Stephen Amell on wanting to play a villain, his dream co-star and more

He may play the reluctant hero on CW’s Arrow, but Stephen Amell has his sights set on a more sinister role in the future.

“I would like to play a [movie] villain that people know,” says Amell, who is one of the rising stars featured in EW’s New Hollywood Issue (on stands now). “The villain that people wear on t-shirts.”

What else is on his career bucket list? EW asked the actor divulge everything from his dream co-star to his tips for tweeting while famous (@amellywood has 172,292 followers–and counting). READ FULL STORY

John Oliver shares his best (and worst!) career decisions: 'I thought 'Ghost Rider 2' would be my big break'

John Oliver is in an enviable position. Many people who’ve watched Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the past 14 years have thought to themselves, “Hey, that’s what I want to do when I grow up” — but Oliver is actually getting to do it.

So why is this 36-year-old British comedian in The Big Chair instead of you? We asked Oliver, one of the 50 stars featured in EW’s New Hollywood Issue (on stands now), just that.

EW: What’s the best career decision you’ve made?

John Oliver: I’ve said yes to everything that Jon Stewart has asked me to do. That’s been a pretty good career decision, I think. That rule has led me to move to America for him, guest host The Daily Show over the summer for him, and smuggle $3 million worth of cocaine out of Columbia for him. Hold on, forget I told you that last one. You’re not going to print that, right? READ FULL STORY

Why does 'Mindy' only date white guys? Kaling sounds off!

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There were plenty of valid criticisms of the first season of Fox’s The Mindy Project, which—while promising from the very first episode—clearly struggled to find its footing out of the gate. Supporting cast members came and went (Anna Camp, we hardly knew ye!), and the focus seemed to shift from week to week. (Was it a rom-com? A workplace comedy? Midway through the season, it finally successfully managed to be both.)

But there was one critique that Kaling takes issue with: the gripe that her TV alter ego, Dr. Mindy Lahiri, only dates white guys. True, her most notable love interests in season 1 were played by Tommy Dewey, B.J. Novak, Seth Rogen, Mark Duplass, and Anders Holm (above). But who says that’s a problem?

“Do people really wonder on other shows if female leads are dating multicultural people?” the poster child for our New Hollywood Issue asks EW in our cover story this week. “Like I owe it to every race and minority and beleaguered person. I have to become the United Nations of shows?” READ FULL STORY

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