• Big Bang Theory $1 million deals for Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting

    CBS is coughing up big bucks for the stars of The Big Bang Theory. Despite the show’s monstrous three-season renewal in March, stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting’s contracts had not been renewed yet. Production on the show’s upcoming 8th season was put off last week due to failed negotiations between the show’s producer Warner Bros. TV and the actors’ agents. The new production date was slated for

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    ‘The Big Bang Theory’ banned in China! Does the CBS comedy promote prostitution, gambling or terrorism?

    Love it or hate it, CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular comedy series in television history; so popular, in fact, its stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki are beloved characters all over the world. Except in China. That’s right, Laughspinners. China’s government has banned the Chuck Lorre produced Big Bag Theory from Internet streaming services because China’s State Administration of Press, Publication,

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    Colbert Report breaks Daily Show streak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history at Emmys

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history last night when she won her fourth comedy award for Outstanding Lead Actress on Veep (it was her 14th nomination, which broke Lucille Ball’s record of 13 as lead actress). “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It’s a joyful way to make a living,” she said during her acceptance speech. She had her personal aide from the show, Tony Hale

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    Report: Big Bang Theory actors want $1 million an episode

    Big Bang Theory, last year’s highest-rated scripted television show, will enter its seventh season next week. It also enters a long eight months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to renew contracts smoothly and quietly before next year. Chuck Lorre’s comedy will need to renew license fees as its contract expires at the end of this season. Similarly, the three leads, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco (Leonard, Sheldon, and Penny, respectively)

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    Laughspin Podcast episode 35: Chris Rock, Stephen Colbert, South Park and more! (Audio)

    Dylan and Mike listen to Stephen Colbert’s response to Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony, Chris Rock telling the story of how Eddie Murphy discovered him and a track from Chris Hardwick’s new album ‘Mandroid.’ This week, your co-hosts also give you news about Seth MacFarlane’s new project, South Park, Jim Parsons and so much more! Be sure to leave comments for a shout-out on next week’s episode of the Laughspin Podcast!

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    Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons comes out as gay

    Jim Parsons, known for his role on The Big Bang Theory as arrogant Sheldon, officially came out in an interview with The New York Times. The interview centers on Parson’s career on Broadway, specifically in the comedic play from 1944, Harvey, in which Parsons currently plays the part of Elwood, previously played by Jimmy Stewart in the play’s revival in 1970. The piece is not an outing of Parson’s sexuality

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    Is there a better way to choose comedy award winners?

    It’s largely believed that awards and the bestowing of formal distinctions in arts and entertainment are largely biased, heavily political and unfair. For comedy, the high level of subjectivity in what one finds funny makes it even more difficult to establish who deserves to be called the “Funniest Comedian” or what “Outstanding Writing in a Music, Variety, or Comedy Series” constitutes or who really should get the annual Mark Twain

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