Well, that lasted long (not). Just two years after leaving the FOX medical drama House and putting his Hollywood career on hold indefinitely to join the Obama administration, actor Kal Penn is giving The White House the flick and returning to the tube.
Kal Penn, star of the Harold & Kumar movies and a former regular on the FOX hit House, will leave his job in the Obama administration to appear in a new Christmas-themed flick as his signature stoner character, Entertainment Weekly reported Friday.
Penn quit his gig on the hospital drama to become White House director of public engagement last year. On Friday, a rep for the star confirmed that he has abandoned the post to return to the bright lights of Tinseltown and will begin work on his next Harold & Kumar flick in June.