The 'Big Bang Theory' co-stars, who previously dated between 2008 and 2010, denied that they had reunited after Cuoco's divorce from Ryan Sweeting.
The pair, who are an on-screen couple as their ‘BBT’ characters Penny and Leonard, were also in a secret real-life relationship between 2008 and 2010. In the wake of Cuoco’s divorce from her husband of 21 months Ryan Sweeting last month, rumours have had it that she and Galecki have grown closer once more.
“So sorry to disappoint, but no home wreckers or secret flings going on here,” Cuoco captioned underneath a snap of the two actors bumping fists and smiling at each other. “Me and @sanctionedjohnnygalecki are just the best of buds – Leonard and Penny will just have to suffice!!!”
Johnny Galecki - A host of celebs were snapped as they attended the Burberry 'London in Los Angeles' event which was held at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 17th April 2015
Chuck Lorre and Jim Parsons - Star of the comedy show 'The Big Bang Theory' Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon in the show received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th March 2015
Jim Parsons and the stars of The Big Bang Theory have scored massive new salaries.
Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki have signed deals worth $1 million per episode to continue on The Big Bang Theory for an eighth, ninth and tenth season, tripling their current $350,000-an-episode salaries.
The cast of The Big Bang Theory have scored generous pay hikes
As the Hollywood Reporter notes, when the cast of Friends united to score $1 million per episode deals in 2012, the show was doing nearly 25 million viewers a week. Twelve years later, The Big Bang Theory generates about 20 million, with half the ratings of the NBC stalwart. Nevertheless, Cuoco, Parsons and Galecki teamed up with just weeks to go before the new season's production start date and CBS had to listen.
Actors playing Sheldon, Penny and Leonard will potentially earn $100 million each over the next three years.
Three of the five principal stars of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ have signed new pay deals with Warner Bros. and the production of the new series can finally get under way.
'The Big Bang Theory' can now start filming again after a brief delay over pay for three of its stars
Filming of the eighth season of the hit US sitcom had been delayed since last Wednesday as its stars were negotiating pay rises to reflect the show’s enormous popularity. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have each signed new three year deals thought to be worth approximately $1 million per episode, a huge increase from their previous packages of $325,000 per episode.
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Big Bang actors ask, Big Bang actors get
The Big Bang Theory Season 8 is back on track after the folks at Warner Bros TV picked up the toys from the boardroom floor and placed them carefully back in Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki’s respective prams.
The core Big Bang cast
The trio has been asking for ‘Friends money’, something akin to what the gang were getting per episode for the last two seasons of the legendary sitcom, anyway. And while, to many sensible humans that seems like an incredibly skewed and selfish outlook on life, they are attracting ‘Friends viewing figures’, so it was only a matter of time before they were given what they were demanding.
The Big Bang stars want more money, and they'll probably get it
It started as a pretty late take on geek culture and ended up thrusting Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg into around 20 million American living rooms every week. Now, filming of the eighth season is delayed because they want more money. A statement from Warner Bros Television (WBTV) said: "Due to ongoing contract negotiations, production on The Big Bang Theory - which was originally scheduled to begin today - has been postponed."
Jim Parsons accepts his award for Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (Getty 2014/Kevin Winter)
Like many of American’s most popular sitcoms, looking back at the first season after eight or nine have flown by, it’s jarring. In the beginning, The Big Bang Theory didn’t really know what it was: Galecki’s Leonard Hofstadter was pinned as the show’s leading man; fumbling yet handsome, nerdy, lovable. But Parson’s Sheldon would soon take centre stage and thrust Leonard and Penny’s Ross & Rachel plotlines into the background.
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Big Bang stars demand big raises, but it won't be a problem, say WB and CBS officials.
Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory is mercifully being delayed over contract disputes between Warner Bros. TV and Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kayley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. According to E! Online, the contract standoff has been going on for a while, but it’s only now that the impasse is beginning to affect production.
The contract standoff is becoming a problem.
The cast of The Big Bang Theory demand a pay increase up to $1million per episode - but are they worth it?
Production of season 8 of the TheBig Bang Theory is yet to be confirmed as the stars of the show and its production company continue to wrangle over contract negotiations.
Jim Parsons' character Sheldon Cooper is the show's stand-out comedy character
According to Deadline.com, the entire original cast have not signed new contracts and a major issue which is dragging the deal is thought to be the actors’ pay-per-episode amount.
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With 19 million viewers, CBS will probably pay up than lose their most successful show for an eighth season
It has been reported that the stars of CBS’ hit comedy, The Big Bang Theory, are demanding $1m per episode as they conduct contract talks ahead of production on season 8.
On set with the Big Bang Theory cast in 2013 (Getty/Kevin Winters)
Jim Parsons, an Emmy nominee this year for his role as Sheldon Cooper, Johnny Galecki, who plays his exasperated roommate Leonard Hofstadter, Kaley Cuoco, who plays Leonard’s love interest Penny Kaley, Simon Helberg, who plays fan favourite Howard Wolowitz and Kunal Nayyar, who plays the shy Raj Koothrappal are all working together to secure a significant pay rise.
Continue reading: Big Bang Theory Stars Eye $1m Per Episode, And They'll Probably Get It
'The Big Bang Theory' has been removed from streaming sites in China
“The Big Bang Theory” is the latest American export to endure censorship over in China. The popular U.S sitcom, which features a group of super intelligent, highly nuanced and super high maintenance geeks – and Penny - living out their professional and personal lives in Pasadena, California.
Sheldon and Howard talk it out in seasn 7, episode 18 of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory"
Streaming websites in China, like Youku.com and Sohu.com, display the message “This video can’t be viewed due to policy reasons” when users try and access TBBT. This has created a backlash on social media, with many Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter) expressing their dismay given the popularity of the show in the country.
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Kaley Cuoco is gracing the cover of Cosmopolitan's May edition and was more than happy to discuss her past relationships, wedding and social media haters.
Kaley Cuoco, the Queen of US Sitcoms and star of The Big Bang Theory, discussed her love life in Cosmopolitan's upcoming May edition. She was questioned on her extravagant wedding to tennis player Ryan Sweeting; her short romance with Superman: Man of Steel star Henry Cavill; her former relationship and friendship with Johnny Galecki; and her obsession with social media.
Kaley Cuoco has spoken candidly about her love life to Cosmo.
Cuoco was photographed in the magazine in a number of low-key looks, matching her relaxed California girl lifestyle and attitude. Cosmopolitan claims, in advance of May's publication, Cuoco has "never looked more stunning!" One only needs to scroll through the numerous pages of her Instagram feed to see she enjoys a comfortable and laid back life surrounded by her dogs, friends and new husband. This was evident throughout the interview in which Cuoco was happy to open up about her love life over the past seven years.
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30th April, 1975