Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kumar meet... Obama???

Actor Kal Penn is trading in his role on TV medical drama House for a public service position with the White House.

A White House spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the young actor is set to join the Obama administration as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison. The story was first reported Entertainment Weekly magazine.
The Indo-American actor, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, will serve as a liaison connecting the Obama administration with arts and entertainment groups, as well as with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

Though he rose to fame in the Harold and Kumar stoner comedies and the Van Wilder films, Penn graduated to more serious fare, including the drama The Namesake and TV shows such as 24 and House.

Sources: CBC News, The Associated Press
Full article: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2009/04/07/penn-kal-obama-job.html

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