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Kal Penn quits White House gig and starts work on Harold and Kumar 3

03.31.2010

Did you know that Kal "just because you're hung like a horse doesn't mean you have to do porn" Penn actually has an official position in the Obama administration? That’s right, for the last year he’s been “associate director of the Whie House Office of Public Engagement.” Your guess is as good as mine as to what that actually means.

But his one year stint there is up, and he’s heading back to acting in the role we know him for best. HAROLD AND KUMAR 3 has been given a summer start date and both Penn and John “Sulu” Cho are heading back to reprise their roles, with NPH sure to follow. The film is aiming for a holiday 2011/2012 release, and they’re talking about shooting the thing in 3D.

Annnd I believe this marks the first official time a movie will be made in 3D for absolutely no reason at all. Action movies, slasher movies, kids animated movies? Sure, those make sense to some degree, but stoner comedies? Errr uh, wait, I think I just answered my own question.

Extra Tidbit: Was the Guantanamo Bay sequel actually released in theaters? I remember hearing NOTHING about that.
Source: Deadline

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1:02AM on 04/01/2010

His political job...

He was like the doorman at The White House. He didn't do shit except stand around like a banquet hall manager.
He was like the doorman at The White House. He didn't do shit except stand around like a banquet hall manager.
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12:35AM on 04/01/2010

Nice.

Kal Penn is one cool dude. And it always amazes me how some people "hate" the Harold & Kumar movies or "hate" Strange Wilderness because "they were so damn stupid". I guess you need to know the difference between a movie that actually WANTS to be good, and a movie that just WANTS to be fun, without caring to be good or bad at all. You just gotta' let go and be able to laugh at the stupidest shit sometimes...
Kal Penn is one cool dude. And it always amazes me how some people "hate" the Harold & Kumar movies or "hate" Strange Wilderness because "they were so damn stupid". I guess you need to know the difference between a movie that actually WANTS to be good, and a movie that just WANTS to be fun, without caring to be good or bad at all. You just gotta' let go and be able to laugh at the stupidest shit sometimes...
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12:01AM on 04/01/2010

Welcome Back Kal Penn

I liked the first one, that was classic, the second movie, started to loose the "magic" as the movie went on. I can only hope the 3rd movie, ends the series on a good note.
I liked the first one, that was classic, the second movie, started to loose the "magic" as the movie went on. I can only hope the 3rd movie, ends the series on a good note.
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9:42PM on 03/31/2010

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they could probably use it pretty well to mock the 3d craze, if nothing else.

Plus, isn't being able to call it harold and Kumar 3-D reason enough to most hollywood execs and audiences thee days?
they could probably use it pretty well to mock the 3d craze, if nothing else.

Plus, isn't being able to call it harold and Kumar 3-D reason enough to most hollywood execs and audiences thee days?
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9:23PM on 03/31/2010

Really???

Who the fuck watches these movies? ... oh wait, I just read a few comments below. I guess the Joblo community is the driving force behind this one. I only saw the first one, but it was thoroughly horrible.
Who the fuck watches these movies? ... oh wait, I just read a few comments below. I guess the Joblo community is the driving force behind this one. I only saw the first one, but it was thoroughly horrible.
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8:45PM on 03/31/2010

Awesome

Greatest news I heard all week!
Greatest news I heard all week!
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8:15PM on 03/31/2010
I liked the first two films, but a third just seems pushing it. I didnt even realize that Guantanamo did well enough to warrant a third film. Like the others, I will see this on dvd.
I liked the first two films, but a third just seems pushing it. I didnt even realize that Guantanamo did well enough to warrant a third film. Like the others, I will see this on dvd.
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7:58PM on 03/31/2010
Love Harold and Kumar. The first was a clasSICK, the second was funny, I'm looking forward to this.
Love Harold and Kumar. The first was a clasSICK, the second was funny, I'm looking forward to this.
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7:47PM on 03/31/2010

H & K 3

Love the first two and I'm totally up for a third!
Love the first two and I'm totally up for a third!
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7:40PM on 03/31/2010

Fuck Yeah!!

Glad to see Kal back to acting.
Glad to see Kal back to acting.
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6:58PM on 03/31/2010
His job was a fucking joke. He helped set up for parties and stood at the door with a fucking clipboard and checked off guests' names. He didn't do shit to help the running of the country. He probably only met Obama once. Of all the stupid bleeding heart liberal hipster bullshit to do and none of it mattered. All he did was take a job away from college intern and fuck up House. His character should have knocked up Olivia Wilde by now.
His job was a fucking joke. He helped set up for parties and stood at the door with a fucking clipboard and checked off guests' names. He didn't do shit to help the running of the country. He probably only met Obama once. Of all the stupid bleeding heart liberal hipster bullshit to do and none of it mattered. All he did was take a job away from college intern and fuck up House. His character should have knocked up Olivia Wilde by now.
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1:03AM on 04/01/2010
He was like the doorman at The White House. He didn't do shit except stand around like a banquet hall manager. I love that you also know this because most people think he was doing something special.
He was like the doorman at The White House. He didn't do shit except stand around like a banquet hall manager. I love that you also know this because most people think he was doing something special.
5:19PM on 03/31/2010
nice. can't wait
nice. can't wait
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5:00PM on 03/31/2010

Welcome Back Kal!

Love that guy, mainly FROM his serious roles. Haven't seen Harold and Kumar, but I want to.

And judging from trailers, these are somewhat epic stoner movies. Also, great way to call bullshit on 3D.
Love that guy, mainly FROM his serious roles. Haven't seen Harold and Kumar, but I want to.

And judging from trailers, these are somewhat epic stoner movies. Also, great way to call bullshit on 3D.
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4:16PM on 03/31/2010
Hated the sequel and now have little hope for this upcoming movie.
Hated the sequel and now have little hope for this upcoming movie.
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4:03PM on 03/31/2010
Give Kal Penn serious roles. The dude has talent. I hope this ends the Harold and Kumar movies.
Give Kal Penn serious roles. The dude has talent. I hope this ends the Harold and Kumar movies.
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8:22PM on 03/31/2010
I don't know why this post got so many negative votes. I kind of agree with you that he in fact can act. I agree
I don't know why this post got so many negative votes. I kind of agree with you that he in fact can act. I agree
3:49PM on 03/31/2010

Penn can actually do serious roles. Kal Penn, that is. Seriously...

As cool as it was to hear that Penn was leaving film behind to pursue politics, I'm glad to hear he might be coming back to the big screen. He's great at comedy, but I also hope he may pursue another serious role or two. He can definitely pull serious off, as he proved with The Namesake (great film) and his brief run on House.
As cool as it was to hear that Penn was leaving film behind to pursue politics, I'm glad to hear he might be coming back to the big screen. He's great at comedy, but I also hope he may pursue another serious role or two. He can definitely pull serious off, as he proved with The Namesake (great film) and his brief run on House.
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3:27PM on 03/31/2010

Extra Tidbit:

Yes it was, I remember because I snuck a couple of my younger cousins in and had to bitch one of them out for texting during the movie ... fucking ingrate.
Yes it was, I remember because I snuck a couple of my younger cousins in and had to bitch one of them out for texting during the movie ... fucking ingrate.
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2:52PM on 03/31/2010

Good News!!

The first Harold and Kumar was brilliant and one of the best comedies I have ever seen. The second one was okay, but it didnt have that magic from the first film. I think this one will be better than the last.
The first Harold and Kumar was brilliant and one of the best comedies I have ever seen. The second one was okay, but it didnt have that magic from the first film. I think this one will be better than the last.
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2:47PM on 03/31/2010
Sounds good,

But can we get the ban hammer dropped on Egg Salad?
Sounds good,

But can we get the ban hammer dropped on Egg Salad?
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3:43PM on 03/31/2010
agreed. i'm tired of seeing this moron's comments all over this website that almost have absolutely nothing to do with the stories he posts them to.
agreed. i'm tired of seeing this moron's comments all over this website that almost have absolutely nothing to do with the stories he posts them to.
4:41PM on 03/31/2010
He's gone, we're just going through and deleting all his comments now.
He's gone, we're just going through and deleting all his comments now.
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