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'The Big Bang Theory' Renewed for Two More Seasons!

Fans of The Big Bang Theory will be happy to hear this news – the show has been renewed for two more seasons!

The five original stars of the series – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – are taking a pay cut for the additional seasons so that their co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik can get raises.

The original five have been earning $1 million an episode for the past three seasons. They will now be earning $900,000 an episode, according to THR.

Melissa and Mayim previously were earning $175,000 an episode and they are likely to be bumped to $400,000 per episode.

While The Big Bang Theory is a very costly show at $10 million per episode, with a majority of the expenses going to pay the cast, it is the number one scripted series on television in both viewers and the coveted ad demos.

'Big Bang Theory' Cast Takes Pay Cut to Give Raises to Co-Stars Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch

The cast of The Big Bang Theory clearly has each other’s backs.

The CBS show’s five originals stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – are reportedly taking a big pay cut to allow co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik to get raises.

According to Variety, they agreed to take a $100,000 cut in their $1 million-an-episode salaries for the upcoming 11th and 12th seasons in order to free up $500,000 for Melissa and Mayim.

The extra $250,000 each will bring the ladies’ salaries up to the 450,000-an-episode range.

Big Bang is reportedly really close to closing a two-year renewal deal with CBS.

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'The Big Bang Theory' Close to Two-Season Renewal at CBS

Good news for fans of The Big Bang Theory.

CBS is nearing the end of negotiations to renew the hit show for an 11th and 12th season, according to THR.

All five originals stars – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar – will earn at or around $1 million per episode.

Meanwhile, Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik will likely get raises as well.

The Big Bang Theory continues to be TV’s No. 1 comedy for the 18-49 demographic. Each episode costs about $10 million to produce.

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Ruth Negga & Naomie Harris Bring Talent & Beauty to SBIFF

Ruth Negga and Naomie Harris both step out looking stunning for the The Virtuosos Awards held during the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday evening (February 4) in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The ladies were joined by fellow recipients Dev Patel, Mahershala Ali, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (with wife Sam), Janelle Monae, Dev Patel, and Simon Helberg.

FYI: Naomie Proenza Schouler top and skit, Casadei shoes, Dauphin earrings and ring, and a Lee Savage clutch. Ruth is wearing a Dolce dress with Sarah Hendler X Gemfields emerald earrings and a Marina B X Gemfields ring.

. Janelle is wearing a Thom Browne dress.

25+ pictures inside of Ruth Negga, Naomie Harris, and more buzzworthy stars at the SBIFF…More Here! »

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Simon Helberg & Wife Jocelyn Protest Immigration Ban at SAG Awards 2017

Simon Helberg and his wife Jocelyn Towne are using the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet as a place to make a political statement!

The 36-year-old The Big Bang Theory actor held up a sign saying “Refugees Welcome” while Jocelyn had the words “Let Them In” written on her chest while at the event on Sunday (January 29) in Los Angeles.

The couple is protesting President Trump‘s immigration ban for people from several Muslim countries.

Simon is nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his work on The Big Bang Theory. He is also there rooting on his Florence Foster Jenkins co-stars Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, who are both nominated tonight.

FYI: Simon is wearing Johnston & Murphy x David Hart shoes.

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VIDEO: Robert Downey Jr. & Sofia Vergara Win Big at People’s Choice Awards 2017

Congratulations are in order for Robert Downey Jr. and Sofia Vergara!

The 51-year-old Avengers actor and the 44-year-old Modern Family actress were both honored tonight at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday (January 18) in Los Angeles.

Robert took home the award for Favorite Action Movie Actor, and Sofia snagged the award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress.

Tyler Perry was also honored tonight – the actor won the award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented to him by Kristen Bell.

Other winners tonight included the cast of The Big Bang Theory, which was named Favorite Network TV Comedy. Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, and Kunal Nayyar were all on hand to receive the award.

Watch Sofia‘s acceptance speech (and the rest of the videos from the show) below!

FYI: Sofia is wearing Marchesa with Neil Lane Jewelry. Robert is wearing Raen glasses. Kristen is wearing a Rasario dress and Eva Fehren earrings. Kaley is wearing a Randall Scott ring. Melissa is wearing a Yossi Harari ring.

Click inside to watch the rest of the videos from the show…More Here! »

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Hugh Grant Couples Up With Anna Eberstein at Golden Globes 2017

Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein make a cute couple at the 2017 Golden Globes!

The longtime partners stepped out together on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Hugh is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture in the Comedy or Musical category for his role in Florence Foster Jenkins.

His co-star Simon Helberg also brought along his wife Jocelyn Towne as they made their way down the red carpet.

Simon is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in the flick.

Make sure to tune in for the Golden Globes, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, TONIGHT at 8/7c on NBC!

FYI: Jocelyn is wearing a Luisa Beccaria gown. Simon is wearing Montblanc cuff links.

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