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  1. ‘Big Bang’ Co-Stars Mayim Bialik & Melissa Rauch Get Major Salary Bumps As Show Faces License Fee & More Cast Negotiations By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 12:34pm EXCLUSIVE: The newest additions to the cast of CBS‘ hit comedy The Big Bang Theory have scored nice salary bumps. I’ve learned that Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch — regulars on Big Bang since fall 2010 having started off as guest starring-turned-recurring players on the popular comedy — have both renegotiated their current salaries, which have been in the $20,000-$30,000 range per episode. No one is commenting but I hear the duo will be making about double that, in the neighborhood of $60,000, this coming season, with their pay steadily increasing every year to reach close to $100,000 an episode by the end of their contracts. As a result of the renegotiation, I hear Bialik and Rauch also have added a year to their current deals. It is going to be a big season behind-the-scenes at Big Bang, which, six years into its run, is firing on all cylinders. Over the next eight months, Big Bang faces license fee negotiations as the series is currently renewed by CBS through this season, as well as contract negotiations with the entire original cast, whose deals also are all up at the end of this season. With the series doing so well and eying a potential strong showing at the Emmys this weekend, none of these is going to be easy. Like the salary renegotiations in 2010, leads Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco are expected to negotiate in one group and Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar in another. Observers expect Galecki, Parsons and Cuoco, currently at $350,000 an episode, to land north of $500,000 when it’s all said and done. Big Bang is coming off its highest-rated season ever with a string of series highs. It is a mega hit for two networks, CBS and TBS, which airs it in off-network syndication, and a golden goose for producer Warner Bros TV. http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/big-bang-theory-mayim-bialik-melissa-rauch-pay-raises/
  2. Tidbit from Glamour's Jessica Radloff: Mayim Bialik hadn't yet heard that Newhart won the Emmy when I broke the news to her. Her reaction? "Oh, that's amazing! Thanks for telling me, that's incredible. That’s a big win for us.” Mayim, who wasn't actually in the episode that Newhart guest-starred in ("It was Passover that week!"), said she's hopeful she'll be there for the two he's already booked for this season. http://www.glamour.com/entertainment/blogs/obsessed/2013/09/emmy-week-is-officially-here-b-1.html
  3. Mayim fans, you can vote for her here in this Emmy poll: http://www.cbs.com/shows/emmy-awards/connect
  4. From TVLine: PREVIOUSLY ON... | Raj experienced a breakthrough with the fairer sex when he managed to hold down a conversation with Penny while sober. Leonard, meanwhile, abandoned Sheldon and Penny for the summer to go work in the North Sea with his idol Stephen Hawking. COMING UP NEXT | The season picks up near the end of Leonard's Summer at Sea, which means viewers will get a glimpse of the bonding Penny and Sheldon have done in his absence. "There may be a little hugging," teases exec producer Steve Molaro. "They have some really sweet scenes together." Raj, meanwhile, is trying to harness his newfound oratory power. "He can now speak to women without alcohol, but that doesn't mean he's good at it -- he's not," Molaro says with a laugh. "And he's still heartbroken about Lucy and sort of picking up the pieces and trying to move forward." An upcoming episode centered on an MIT-style scavenger hunt gave Molaro and his fellow writers the opportunity to play around with some unique character pairings. "Amy and Howard are one of those," he confirms. "Without telling you exactly what it is, I will tell you they find something very specific that they bond over, and it's quite charming." TVLINE BONUS SPOILER | A major professional development will have Sheldon reeling, although the nature of said news remains a mystery -- even to Molaro! "We're still arguing about it right now," he laughs. http://tvline.com/2013/09/03/fall-tv-spoilers-2013-shows-ncis/#!5/the-big-bangtheory/
  5. The taping dates for November have been announced. 11/5/13 ★ 11/12/13 ★ 11/26/13
  6. I found this information on Roxanne's blog regarding cell phones: Do not bring cameras or cell phones. While in line, you will be told, repeatedly, to leave them in your car. And you will go through two metal detectors, and a thorough bag search, before being led to your seats. If you have one, they will most likely find it. If they find it at the soundstage, they will hold it along with your ID until the taping is finished, at which point you can pick it up on the way out. But to avoid the hassle, if possible, just leave them in your car. http://www.thebigbangbuzz.com/2012/03/how-to-score-taping-tickets-to-big-bang.html Perhaps Monique can confirm this. It does sound like they will hold your phone until the taping is over.
  7. Chaliceinnana , is this the Molaro interview you were referring to in your post. http://xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2013/08/26/the-big-bang-theory-season-7-premiere-burning-questions-answered/
  8. Here is a link to Mayim's appearance on this morning's GMA. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/mayim-bialik-interview-divorce-blog-posts-cried-wrote-20009992
  9. Jim & Mayim are included in this video from last night on the red carpet. http://www.etonline.com/awards/137451_TV_Stars_at_TV_Academy_Emmy_Reception/
  10. In case some don't see this in Jim's thread. Here are Jim & Mayim at tonight's Emmy party.
  11. EP's & Cast Share their Season 7 wish lists. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/big-bang-theory-cast-eps-609087
  12. I don't think this interview has been posted. If it was, I missed it. http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Mayim-Bialik-talks-Big-Bang-Theory-season-7-and-more:-5-highlights/9209295
  13. Mayim's Gold Derby chat is scheduled for Friday August 16th at 12:00 PM Pacific time.
  14. Here is an excerpt from THR: Mayim Bialik Supporting Actress, Comedy The Big Bang Theory (CBS) How my character and I differ: Not much! She’s a very unusual, tactless and late-to-develop character socially. The first thing I do on set: On tape night, I have onion rings and half a Coca-Cola, and I study with a friend. We study Jewish philosophy — that’s my pre-Tuesday ritual during dinner break. It puts some perspective on what we’re doing, and it takes my mind off the Coke and onion rings.My dream guest-star gig: Saturday Night Live. They have a quirky-girl bit (“Bein’ Quirky”) where they mention me as Blossom, so I think it would be hysterical if they had me on for a cameo. If I weren't an actress, I would be: I was a scientist before. Actually, in between — I was an actor when I was younger. I’m probably going to continue teaching in our homeschool community.
  15. If anyone is the L.A. area, Mayim is going to be at The Grove Monday (8/12) at 3:45 taping "Extra" with Mario Lopez & Maria Menounos. Here is some info from their website: "Extra" is bringing its fans closer to Hollywood's biggest stars, unlike any other news entertainment program ever before! We're broadcasting coast-to-coast as Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos go on location, giving viewers the latest breaking entertainment news from across the country! The show will be taped (Monday-Friday) between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM PDT at The Grove, a hugely popular L.A. shopping and celebrity hot spot, with Mario and Maria talking to all the stars and interacting with fans. There will also be special musical guests and performances featured on The Grove stage. Click here for directions. You never know who may pop-up at The Grove or where Mario and Maria will be conducting their next big celebrity interview. Come down to The Grove and be a part of the Hollywood scene today! *This week's guests include: Monday, August 12: Mayim Bialik (3:45 PM) http://www.extratv.com/2013/05/03/extra-at-the-grove/
  16. Here is the interview with ABC News Mayim did earlier today: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/video/mayim-bialik-strict-upbringing-troubled-child-star-19908607
  17. Gold Derby will be having a live webchat with Mayim. Date & Time will be added once confirmed. Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") -- Week of August 12
  18. Gold Derby will be having a live webchat with Jim: Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") -- Tuesday, August 13, 3:00pmPT
  19. Mayim will be a guest on "The View" on Thursday, August 8.
  20. Mayim has chosen "The Fish Guts Displacement" as her Emmy tape.
  21. Taping dates through October have added: ★ 8/20/13 ★ 8/27/13 ★ 9/4/13 ★ 9/17/13 ★ 9/24/13 ★ 10/8/13 ★ 10/15/13 ★ 10/29/13
  22. Here is Steve Molaro's interview from the TV Guide Comic Con issue:
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