Fact: Comedian Aziz Ansari and veteran actress Judith Light are set to be honoured with special Made in NY honours from bosses at the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. The accolades will be presented at next month's (Nov16) Gotham Awards, during which the department officials will receive their own special appreciation award for nurturing filmmaking in the Big Apple.
Fact: Bono, James Franco, Ben Stiller and Aziz Ansari were among the famous faces who made cameo appearances in Arcade Fire's U.S. Tv special, Here Comes The Night, this weekend (28-29Sep13). The 30-minute show featured footage of the Canadian rockers' recent performance in Salsatheque in Montreal and was directed by Roman Coppola.
Fact: Jay Z's new song Tom Ford, from his latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail, was originally titled Izod. The rapper revealed the creative change after he was quizzed by comedian pal Aziz Ansari during a rare question and answer session with fans via Twitter.com on Monday (08Jul13).
Fact: Comedian Aziz Ansari is shunning a conventional Dvd release for his latest stand-up show - he is selling the footage directly to fans online for a $5 (£3) fee.
Fact: PARKS AND RECREATION star Aziz Ansari is to follow in the footsteps of comedian Andy Samberg as the host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. The actor/comedian will emcee the annual awards show live from Los Angeles on 6 June (10).