09:29 AM EDT 10/30/2013
Originally posted 10/21/2013 04:15PM
Jim Parsons has given his The Big Bang Theory costar Kaley Cuoco his blessing on her recent engagement – though it might be for selfish reasons!
Describing her fiancé Ryan Sweeting as "wonderful," Parsons, 40, joked that he plans on taking full advantage of the fact that the 26-year-old is a tennis player.
"I'm a big, big tennis fan and he's a tennis player, so I expect to exploit this relationship for all it's worth for tickets to events," Parsons told PEOPLE at the GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday. "I want Serena Williams's autograph!"
Originally posted 09/23/2013 07:00AM
Picture perfect with PEOPLE!
Soon after picking up their Emmys, the newest winners stepped into the PEOPLE/CBS photo booth to show off their statuettes.
From Jim Parsons to Tina Fey and Bobby Cannavale to Merritt Wever, check out who stopped by for an exclusive snap.
Originally posted 04/24/2013 12:35PM
Did you like the movie Garden State?
If you want to see the follow-up, you may have to pay a little more than the cost of a ticket and popcorn.
After the Veronica Mars faithful ponied up more than $5 million on Kickstarter to bring their teen sleuth to the big screen, Zach Braff is now reaching out to the public to finance his next feature.
"I promise I'll put everything I have into it, and I won't let you down," Braff, 38, says in a funny pitch video (below) on Kickstarter with cameos by Jim Parsons, Donald Faison and Chris Hardwick.
Originally posted 01/04/2013 11:00AM
Take it from The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons: playing a nerd on TV definitely has its perks.
The science world is paying tribute to the actor's Emmy-winning TV physicist, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, by naming a new species of Brazilian orchid bee after his character's goofy catchphrase, Bazinga!
Known formally as the Euglossa bazinga, the bug was discovered by Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio from the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia. Since the bee shares many similarities with the Euglossa ignita (also called the Western Brazilian orchid bee), the fact that they are now known as two completely separate species is a bazinga! to the science world, hence the name.
Originally posted 05/23/2012 04:15PM
Jim Parsons has quietly come out of the closet.
In a new profile in the New York Times, The Big Bang Theory star is matter-of-factly described "gay and in a 10-year relationship."
Parsons never directly addresses his sexuality or elaborates on the remark in the profile, and his rep had no additional comment when reached.
The Times profile couches its revelation in the context of the actor's most recent Broadway role as Tommy Boatwright in Larry Kramer's powerful play, The Normal Heart, about gay men dying of AIDS in New York in the '80s.
Originally posted 09/18/2011 08:50PM
Now they have his and hers Emmys.
The Primetime Emmy Awards kept things modern Sunday night, awarding the first two trophies of the telecast, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, to Modern Family stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell for their outstanding supporting roles on the ABC comedy as husband and wife Claire and Phil Dunphy.
"I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy now," Bowen joked as she accepted her award.
Burrell paid homage to his late father in his acceptance speech – also with a sense of humor.
Originally posted 08/30/2010 11:40AM
Jim Parsons and Eric Stonestreet, who took home the lead and supporting comedy-actor awards at the Emmys on Sunday, both love their mothers dearly. But only one of them will be handing over his Emmy for her to keep.
"He was so sweet," Parsons told PEOPLE after Stonestreet promised his mom she could take his trophy home. But Parsons couldn't quite muster the courage to follow that magnanimous gesture.
"My mother will not be getting this Emmy," he said with a smile. "She can visit it."
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