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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Presents Career Achievement Award to Chuck Lorre at Critics' Choice Awards 2019

The cast of The Big Bang Theory appears on stage to present a special award to television producer Chuck Lorre at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday (January 13) at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki were all present to honor Chuck with the Career Achievement Award.

Chuck is the creator of such shows as The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg, Mike & Molly, Young Sheldon, and most recently, The Kominsky Method.

Kaley wrote on Instagram, “I’ve known this man for almost 20 years, and he has never ceased to amaze me.. he’s one of the smartest, funniest, loyalist people I know and I’m honored to call him my forever friend. Congrats, Chuck Lorre on your @criticschoice & @goldenglobes awards!! ❤️ you!!”

FYI: Kaley is wearing a J Mendel gown and Anita Ko jewels. Mayim is wearing a Tadashi Shoji gown. Jim is wearing OH MY GOT by David Gotlib cufflinks. Johnny is wearing Ted Baker.

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Leona Lewis Honors Diane Warren at Mercy for Animals Event

Leona Lewis presents her friend Diane Warren with an award at the Mercy for Animals Hidden Heroes Gala on Saturday (September 23) in downtown Los Angeles.

Diane was awarded the Mercy for Animals Compassionate Leadership Award, which is reserved for people who are outspoken and bold: truth-tellers who never shy away from shining a light for animals.

Diane wrote Leona‘s song “You Knew Me When” from the I Am album. It was the only song on the album that Leona did not write herself.

Other stars at the event included Harry Potter‘s Evanna Lynch with new boyfriend Elliot Knight, The OriginalsJoseph Morgan and wife Persia White, The Big Bang Theory‘s Simon Helberg and wife Jocelyn Towne, singer Moby, and tattoo artist Kat Von D.

FYI: Leona is wearing an Azzaro dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and a Lee Savage clutch.

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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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