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Rumor Patrol: Kanye Pushes Civil Rights, Keith Urban Pulls For Nashville, More!

August 9th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Kanye Pushes Civil Rights, Keith Urban Pulls For N
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kanye West, Civil Rights Leader? Oh Kanye, your mouth runneth over again! It was reported on TMZ.com that Yeezus stated there's a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the '60s and celebs fighting for theirs today. He's also stated that the violations he faces of his personal rights on a daily basis are akin to rape. True?

Verdict: Seriously Kanye? Wish we could make this one up but unfo...
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'Big Bang' Stars Negotiate Huge Salaries

August 4th, 2014 8:19pm EDT
'Big Bang Theory's' Biggest Stars To Earn $1 Million Per Episode
The cast of "The Big Bang Theory" has hit paydirt. Lead actors Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki successfully negotiated their contracts and will earn a staggering $1 million an episode over the next three years, according to Deadline.

The stars reportedly took home a mere $300,000 per episode before signing the new deal. The actors are now among the highest paid stars on television.

Last week production stalled on the series while the cast was locked in a salary dispute with Warner Bros. Television. Meanwhile, cast members Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar (who play Howard Wolowit...
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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Still In Contract Negotiations As Production Date Nears

July 17th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Big Bang Theory
The cast of Big Bang Theory wants big bucks to continue filming the series, and CBS only has two weeks to finalize negotiations before production of the eighth season begins.

The entire cast except Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik saw their contracts run out after the seventh season. According to Deadline, Rauch and Bialik were able to at least double their per-episode salary when they renegotiated last fall.

The previous contracts for the main cast, which includes Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco, were reportedly in the $300,000 per-episode range. With CBS set to make quite a b...
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36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

July 9th, 2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...
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CBS Renews 'The Big Bang Theory' Through 2017

March 12th, 2014 10:01pm EDT
The Big Bang Theory
CBS announced on Wednesday that it's bringing back hit Thursday night sitcom The Big Bang Theory for another three years.

The network revealed the news that "Television’s #1 Comedy" has been extended through the 2016-2017 season.

"Comedy is a big part of our schedule, and The Big Bang Theory is the biggest comedy force on television," CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler said in a statement. "This multi-year deal further strengthens our network’s position for future seasons and marks another chapter in the great partnership CBS enjoys with Warner Bros. Television for delivering audienc...
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Jim Parsons Buys 'Twilight' Stars' Former Lovenest

January 17th, 2014 11:04am EST
Jim Parsons
The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons has bought the house Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart once called home.

The British actor sold the property in Los Feliz, California for $6.3 million earlier this month, and now it has emerged that Parsons was the buyer

Pattinson bought the pad, known as the Seyler House, back in 2011, according to RealEstalker.com.

The place has had a string of famous owners, including actors Tim Curry and Noah Wyle, and moviemaker Robert Luketic.

Parsons' new neighbors will include fellow TV star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who recently moved in to Gwen ...
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19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think

September 24th, 2013 4:11pm EDT
19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think
Some stars are blessed with youthful looks: would you believe Jim Parsons is 40? Other stars are blessed with youthful roles: we've seen Tom Welling as a young Clark Kent for so long it's hard to believe he's 36.

Speaking of superheroes, Andrew Garfield was able to pull off a believable high school-aged Peter Parker despite being 28 at the time. He's now 30 and looks like he'll play the role just fine once more. Perhaps his girlfriend Emma Stone, who is 6 years his junior, adds to his youthful appearance!

Here are some more celebrities who are older than you think...

Perhaps it's be...
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'Big Bang Theory' Stars Looking For Big Bucks In Salary Renegotiations

September 20th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
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The Big Bang Theory stars are reportedly looking for big raises.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, series leads Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco, who currently earn $325,000 per episode each, could seek upwards of $1 million per episode, though several sources put the figure around a half-million dollars per episode.

The three stars are currently renegotiating their deals together, something they did in 2010 (Parsons held out and negotiated separately, but he was represented by the same law firm as Galecki and Cuoco). The three leads working together on current negotiations ...
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Celebrities That Turn 40 In 2013

January 2nd, 2013 1:37pm EST
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What were you doing 40 years ago in 1973? Our guess is that many of you reading weren't even born yet? Taking a look back at history, here were a few things going on in the world that year.

The biggest story was then President Richard Nixon told the world he was "not a crook," as the Watergate hearings began. Also that year George Steinbrenner purchased the New York Yankees for a mere $12 million from CBS. Popular films included The Exorcist, The Sting, Live and Let Die and Bobby squealed like a pig in Deliverance. Top TV shows in 73' included The Odd Couple, The Partridge Family, Columbo,...
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'The Big Bang Theory' Season 6: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know

September 25th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Big Bang Theory
I love the smell of season premieres in the evening! The 2012-2013 television season is finally upon us, but fret not, there are still more spoilers to spill. I’m honing in on the geektastic “The Big Bang Theory” as my last show to spoil. Last season, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) proposed to Penny mid-coitus while Howard and Bernadette got married mere hours before “Froot Loops” was launched into the space. The show premieres on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. EST, so here are five spoilers you need to know…

Amy Farrah Fowler’s bitchin’ harp solos are no more. Amy Farrah Fowler is a gem of a girl:...
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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...
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TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...
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'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons Outed By New York Times?

May 23rd, 2012 11:08pm EDT
Jim Parsons
Several reports surfaced on Wednesday night saying that the New York Times has outed Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons in a profile piece for the publication.

For some, including Entertainment Weekly's Marc Malkin, the news comes as no surprise, as Parsons - though he's never addressed the matter - isn't really hiding anything.

In fact, Parsons' sexuality is pretty common knowledge in Hollywood.

"[H]is partner of 10 years is often with him when he hits a red carpet or sitting beside him at awards shows and other glam events," Malkin writes.

But Times columnist Patrick Healy interviewed t...
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Top 5 TV Hook-Ups We'd Like To See For Valentine's Day

February 11th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Andy & Erin the Office
Sexual tension is the essence of situational comedy and drama. What characters are you dying to see hook up? Here’s our top 5.

5. Andy and Erin, "The Office"

Ed Helms has made the post-Steve Carell era of "The Office" surprisingly good. Andy is currently dating Jessica, but everybody is rooting for Andy and Erin (Ellie Kemper) to get together. Erin just left for a three week business trip, and Andy is thinking about proposing to Jessica. Will these two ever get together?

4. Jess and Nick, "New Girl"

"New Girl" has been one of the best new shows of the year, and most of that i...
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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

December 15th, 2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.

Movies

Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...
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'Big Bang' Star Jim Parsons: 'I Do Think About Retiring'

October 14th, 2011 8:33am EDT
Jim Parsons
"The Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons is contemplating an early retirement because he's "tired" of listening to himself speak.

The funnyman has picked up two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on the hit sitcom, but the 38 year old admits he's growing sick of being in the public eye and secretly dreams about bowing out of the industry.

He says, "I do think about retiring... not because I don't want to act anymore but sometimes it just sounds like a good idea to go somewhere (else)... I'm tired of listening to me.'...

"Maybe I could go, like, farm grapes. ...
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Q&A: 'The Big Bang Theory's' Mayim Bialik

September 29th, 2011 11:58am EDT
Mayim Bialik
You know how there's that person you just know is smarter than you? Mayim Bialik is one of those people.

Yes, the actress plays a scientist on CBS' hit comedy The Big Bang Theory, but art imitates life: she also has her own Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA, and oh yeah, she's written a book, too. I'll admit that during our first interview last year I was actually a little intimidated. Mayim recently sat down with me again to discuss what's happening in season five of Big Bang and how she's flexing her real-life smarts.

We literally just started season five of Big Bang Theory. Can you ta...
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Modern Family
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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'Mad Men' Wins 3 Awards At Critics' Choice Television Awards; See All Winners

June 21st, 2011 8:39am EDT
Jon Hamm
Hit TV show "Mad Men" was the toast of the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards in California on Monday, scooping three top honors.

The series won the Best Drama prize at the Beverly Hills ceremony, while its star Jon Hamm took home the Best Actor in a Drama award. Christina Hendricks rounded out their trio of honors by winning Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.

Best Actress in a Drama went to Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" and John Noble won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his turn in "Fringe."

Tina Fey was also celebrating at the event after claiming the Best Actre...
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Behind The Scenes Of The 65th Annual Tony Awards (Video)

June 14th, 2011 9:48am EDT
Joel Grey 65th Tony Awards
I’m back on the West Coast after a whirlwind weekend to New York to cover the red carpet for Starpulse at the 65th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday. I thought I had seen it all after covering the Academy Awards in February, but I was reminded that the theatre is a wonderful convergence of TV, Film, and Broadway stars all in one spectacular night.

Before I share all of my interviews (and bloopers!) on the red carpet, here are a few behind the scenes tidbits that you didn’t see:

1. In Los Angeles, the streets are closed down within two miles of the Academy Awards and the Ko...
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Golden Globes: 'The Social Network Previals,' Gervais Sails

January 17th, 2011 3:17pm EST
The Social Network
‘The Social Network’ was the big winner at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, with four awards – Best Drama, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score. 'The King’s Speech' – which led in nominations with seven – came away with just one win, for Best Drama Actor (Colin Firth).

‘The Kids Are All Right’ re-emerged in the Oscar race with two wins (Best Comedy – and how could it NOT win that given the competition?) and Best Comedy Actress for Annette Bening (ditto). And ‘The Fighter’ takes the lead in the supporting races, with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo ...
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'The Social Network' Tops Golden Globes (Full List Of Winners)

January 16th, 2011 11:56pm EST
The Social Network
The Social Network has virtually locked in its Best Film Oscar after landing four big awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Just two days after picking up the main prize at the Critics Choice Awards, the film won top honors at the Globes, while there were also accolades for David Fincher (Best Director), Aaron Sorkin (Best Screenplay) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Best Score).

The night's big loser was The King's Speech, which led all nominations with seven, but went home with only one - a Best Actor gong for Oscars favorite Colin Firth.

The ceremony's highlight came when Mic...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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CBS Fall 2010 Line-Up: What And When To Watch

September 23rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
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Presenting Starpulse's quick-and-dirty guide to this fall's new CBS programming.

First, the new:

Mike & Molly, Mon. Sept. 20, 9:30/8:30 CST -- America's obesity epidemic has left a lot us a bit fluffier, and "Mike & Molly" might be CBS's attempt to deliver a show we can relate to. Unfortunately, that seems to be the extent of the humor -- being fluffy. The main characters, played by Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") and Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls"), meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, fall for each other, and deal with the modern-day problems overweight couples face. Time will tel...
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'Big Bang Theory' Cast Is Making Big Bucks

September 16th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Big Bang Theory
"The Big Bang Theory" cast is set for an explosive new pay deal - the show's stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki will make $200,000-per-episode, according to reports.

They are currently earning $60,000 for every episode they film, but thanks to the popularity of the sitcom, bosses at CBS have increased the trio's salaries by $140,000 each, according to GossipCop.com.

Galecki, Cuoco and Parsons, who won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy last month, will also take home an extra $50,000 increase for the next three seasons.

The news is sure to aid Cuoco's recov...
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Check Out 'The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Third Season' Now On DVD

September 15th, 2010 7:00am EDT
The Big Bang Theory
Worlds collide in season three of "The Big Bang Theory." A love affair with Penny has opened a big, wide, wonderful world of romance for Leonard. But Sheldon likes the world just the way it was, thank you. All of which makes for a zany comic triangle with brainy, clueless Sheldon and practical, grounded Penny hilariously vying for the role of hypotenuse.

The complete 2-Disc, 23-Episode Season 3 Set also features Raj, Howard, tattoos, football, awkward dates, jail time, Stan Lee, a The Lord of the Rings ring and all the fun of a series that only gets better.

Check out the official website ...
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Mega-Emmy Diary 2010

August 30th, 2010 8:00am EDT
2010 Emmys
It's Emmy time again, kids. And you know what that means: Mega Emmy Diary time.

Now this is something of special ceremony in my estimation as it is so chock full of new nominees (four alone in each comedic supporting category!) that we're likely to see some surprises and some truly touched performers break through.

So, without further ado, let's see what Jimmy Fallon can do...

5:00 – We start with a backstage shot – one of my favorite things about the Emmys has always been when the person directing the show wins and we get a look at the show being put together as it happens. So, needless...
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2010 Emmys: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

August 28th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
2010 Emmys
It’s a transitional year for the Emmys, meaning this is one of the more exciting races in recent memories. The flood of new nominees (brought on by a stellar development slate) means that we can no longer rely on the predictable Emmy voting to determine winners. Instead, this is a year where we can see many newcomers emerging and starting a whole new slate of predictable nominees.

Yes, that was a little cynical, but it’s the sad truth of the Emmys – habits are hard to break for the voters. Luckily, this year the virgin nominees have afforded them an extensive choice for brand new habits.

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Embrace Your Geekness: The Hottest Nerds In Hollywood

July 13th, 2010 8:40am EDT
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“Embrace Your Geekness Day” is July 13th. In honor of this super cool holiday, we’re celebrating some of the hottest nerds in Hollywood today. Take a look at some of the chicest geeks on the big and small screens, and let us know if there are any other dork-alicious dweebs that deserve a mention!

BIG SCREEN GEEKS

Michael Cera - This “Arrested Development” alum is still the leading geek in Hollywood right now. Since 2007, Cera has played the geeky guy next door in “Juno,” “Superbad,” “Year One,” “Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist” and several others, including the upcoming, “Scott Pilgrim vs...
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'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Glee
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...
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