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How The Stars of The Big Bang Theory Forged Incredible Friendships | The Big Bang Theory

How The Stars of The Big Bang Theory Forged Incredible Friendships

Originally posted 09/17/2014 08:00AM

They're on the biggest show on TV, but the stars of The Big Bang Theory say neither fame – nor their new, huge paychecks – have changed them.

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From Aaron Paul to Sarah Silverman: The 5 Most Memorable Emmy Speeches

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014

UpdatePosted 08/26/2014 03:20PM

From Aaron Paul to Sarah Silverman: The 5 Most Memorable Emmy Speeches

Originally posted 08/26/2014 12:40PM

Awards-wise, the 2014 Emmys played out exactly the way most people would have predicted – lots of trophies for Breaking Bad and Modern Family and assorted other laurels for veteran Emmy favorites.

Thankfully, though, we had the acceptance speeches to inject a hint of surprise into the proceedings.

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Why The Big Bang Theory Should Win an Emmy | The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory, The Big Bang Theory

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Why The Big Bang Theory Should Win an Emmy

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:50PM

With apologies to Modern Family, it's time for the Pritchett-Dunphy clan to step aside.

There's a reason why The Big Bang Theory – which is nominated for outstanding comedy series – is the most-watched comedy for four years running: the stars are revered, the jokes are ample, and Sheldon's wardrobe of superhero T-shirts make us wish we could all do our clothes shopping at San Diego Comic-Con.

But enough with limiting the accolades to Jim Parsons, Emmy voters; though we can't deny his comedic chops, his irresistibly fussy Sheldon isn't the only reason for the show's overwhelming success.

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Big Bang Theory Actors Set to Earn $1 Million an Episode

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Big Bang Theory Actors Set to Earn $1 Million an Episode

Originally posted 08/04/2014 02:30PM

Look who's like Friends in more ways than one.

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Big Bang Theory Stars Ask for Bigger Paychecks – Just Like the Friends Cast Did

How Much Should a TV Nerd Earn? The Big Bang Theory Stars Negotiate Salaries

Originally posted 07/31/2014 06:30PM

How much money do Sheldon, Leonard and Penny deserve to make?

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The Normal Heart Review: An All-Star Cast in a Powerful Drama About AIDS

The Normal Heart Review: An All-Star Cast in a Powerful Drama About AIDS

Originally posted 05/25/2014 11:00PM

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The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's angry, urgent, hectoring play – first staged in 1985 and only now arriving as a film in an excellent production directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy – has the strength of undiluted acid: It breaks down and eats away the insulation, built up over time, that allows us to place the onset of the AIDS crisis in history.

Even though it's now nearly 30 years old, The Normal Heart (premiering on HBO Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT) is not a period piece or a cautionary tale. You are not meant to watch it and think, "Well, this will be useful for the next time." It's a bulletin from the front lines, an in-the-moment, heart-stopping report about the terrifying progress of HIV/AIDS as it sweeps through and decimates Manhattan's gay population.

"Crisis," in retrospect, was an oddly restrained word for this plague. It suggests policy and control – precisely the things that were absent, according to Kramer, as the political, medical and even gay establishments failed to act with the necessary hard-headed urgency.

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Lea Michele, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons to Present at Kids' Choice Awards | Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Lea Michele

Lea Michele, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons to Present at Kids' Choice Awards

Originally posted 03/13/2014 09:00AM

If you're a fan of Glee, The Big Bang Theory or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you may want to tune in to the Kids' Choice Awards on March 29.

Lea Michele, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Andy Samberg are all confirmed to present awards at the 27th annual slime-fest, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

Live! With Kelly and Michael co-host Michael Strahan and Tia Mowry-Hardrict will also present awards at the show, which will be hosted by Mark Wahlberg

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Jim Parsons Hosts SNL with Musical Guest Beck | Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons Hosts SNL with Musical Guest Beck

Originally posted 03/02/2014 12:00PM

Call it the Mild Bang Theory.

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Geek to Chic: The Cast of Big Bang Theory on the Red Carpet

Originally posted 01/13/2014 11:00AM



Though most of our readers had Big Bang Theory as the odds-on favorite to win at the Golden Globes Sunday, that prediction turned out to be as untrue as the statement "Pi is exactly 3."

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Jim Parsons Can't Wait to 'Exploit' Kaley Cuoco's Fiancé | Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Jim Parsons Can't Wait to 'Exploit' Kaley Cuoco's Fiancé, Ryan Sweeting

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!"

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