Actor Kal Penn (House, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) is reportedly joining the Obama administration.
This might explain the abrupt removal of his character from the TV series House (SPOILER ALERT: can’t get much more abrupt than suicide without any warning sign).
Penn has been a supporter of Obama since before the primaries, so that part isn’t a surprise.
Entertainment Weekly shares its exclusive interview, in which Penn says he asked out of that House to take a major pay cut to work in the White House (the old executive office, but close enough).
And an aside: This is a lot more fun than repeating all the bad news about various news media shrinking and dying one by one.