Entries in The Big Bang Theory (3)


"The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons Confirms He's Gay

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jim Parsons has officially come out of the closet in a New York Times profile of The Big Bang Theory star.

The Emmy-winning actor, who plays Sheldon on the CBS comedy, isn't actually quoted discussing his sexual preference in the article. Instead, the author casually mentions it in reference to Parsons' performance last year in a Broadway production of The Normal Heart, about gay men dying of AIDS.

The author writes, "The Normal Heart resonated with him on a few levels: Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship, and working with an ensemble again onstage was like nourishment, he said."

Parsons returns to Broadway this summer in another revival, Harvey, a play made famous by Jimmy Stewart.

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Stephen Hawking to Guest Star on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- It’s a dream come true for The Big Bang Theory: world-renowned British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking will guest star on the sitcom early next month. A press release put out by CBS said Hawking, 70, will “share his beautiful mind with his most ardent admirer, Sheldon Cooper,” Jim Parsons' character, on the show’s April 5 episode.

“When people would ask us who a ‘dream guest star’ for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking,” executive producer Bill Prady said in a statement, “knowing that it was a long shot of astronomical proportions. In fact, we’re not exactly sure how we got him.  It’s the kind of mystery that could only be understood by, say, a Stephen Hawking.”

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TBS Banks On 'Big Bang' for Sagging 'Conan' Ratings

Art Streiber/Turner Broadcasting(LOS ANGELES) -- TBS is forking over some serious cash in hopes of boosting ratings for its flagging comedy flagship Conan.

The Wall Street Journal
reports TBS is paying through the nose to give the flame-haired host a stronger lead-in by airing repeats of The Big Bang Theory at least two nights a week -- at a cost of $2 million per episode.

The network recently canceled its only other late-night show, Lopez Tonight.

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