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Mindy Kaling mistaken for Malala Yousafzai

Mindy Kaling, best known for her role on "The Office," was mistaken for Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Nobel Prize winner from Pakistan.
By Fred Lambert   |   Oct. 25, 2014 at 6:49 PM

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling, a writer and actor best known for her role in "The Office," was recently congratulated after The New Yorker Festival on being awarded the Nobel Prize. The only problem: Kaling has never recieved the award.

The man was referring to Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for human rights advocacy earlier this month. Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 after speaking out about women's rights to equal eduation, and she survived. She is the youngest recipient of the award in history.

The New York Times reports that Kaling, who is of Indian heritage, was at the Boom Boom Room for a V.I.P. after-party when the exchange went down. A visibly intoxicated man in his eighties approched and expressed congratulations on her award and wonder at her recovery from the gunshots.

"Did he really think I'm Malala?" Kaling, 35, said afterward. "And that if I were, I'd be at the Boom Boom Room?"

Despite the shock of the encounter, Kaling said that it was "the best thing that's happened all night."

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Dennis Rodman crashes Carmen Electra's Halloween party

Dennis Rodman reportedly told Carmen Electra he loves her and wants to marry her again at Halloween party he crashed.
By Danielle Haynes   |   Oct. 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

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BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Dennis Rodman showed up uninvited to a Halloween party co-hosted by ex-wife Carmen Electra, making things so awkward she reportedly had to call extra security.

Sources told TMZ the former NBA star hung out on the red carpet at the event, which was held in Boca Raton, Fla.

Electra reportedly saw Rodman and waited in her limo for an extra 25 minutes in order to call in more security.

By the time she made it to the end of the red carpet, Electra politely greeted Rodman, who told her he loved her and asked her to marry him again.

Sources told TMZ Rodman was kicked out of the party but repeatedly sneaked back in.

It seems as though this reunion didn't go quite as well as the one Electra recently had with ex-husband Dave Navarro at the Revolver Golden Gods award show.

Electra co-hosted the Halloween bash with Jonathan Cheban, the founder of www.TheDishh.com.

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