Talk about a nice raise. The three stars of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory are getting big bucks, according to Us Weekly.
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have signed new three-year contracts, Deadline reports. Each will get $1 million per half-hour episode for the 72 remaining episodes expected in Seasons 8 through 10, more than triple what they currently make per episode: $325,000.
Authorities say a man was arrested at Jay Z and Beyoncé’s Rose Bowl concert in Southern California after allegedly groping a woman and then biting off the tip of her boyfriend’s finger during a fight.
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The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that 25-year-old Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica of San Diego was taken into custody Saturday on suspicion of sexual battery and mayhem.
Pasadena police Lt. John Luna says Alcaraz-Garnica was accused of groping a woman in her 20s. When the woman’s boyfriend confronted him, a fight broke out. Luna says that during the altercation the suspect bit off the tip of one of the boyfriend’s fingers.
Alcaraz-Garnica was held with bail set at $100,000.
Susan Sarandon’s Manhattan home was burglarized Saturday night, People reports.
Among the items stolen were a camera, a laptop and some of the actress’ jewelry, the New York Police Department confirms. Sarandon, 67, was out of town; however, her son Miles Robbins, 22, was at the house Saturday and stepped out for the evening between 8 and 9 p.m., authorities say.
When he returned about 3:30 a.m., Robbins realized someone had been inside the home and called police.
SHE’S NOT MAD
On AMC’s Mad Men, Christina Hendricks plays Joan Holloway, a onetime secretary who finally made partner at a Manhattan ad agency.
The role is a great one, but in a recent interview with The Guardian, Hendricks says her agency told her to turn down the part.
“[My agency] said, ‘It’s a period piece, it’s never going to go anywhere. We need you to make money and this isn’t going to make money.’ They ended up dropping me.”
Hendricks and her manager both loved the role of Joan, though.
“I had been on several shows that were meant to be the big ones, that would go on forever, and they didn’t. So there was no sure bet, and I’d already taken a chance on them, and I felt, why not do the one you’re in love with and take a chance on that?”
A MAN’S MAN
Sylvester Stallone may come across as the ultimate guy’s guy, but he says action stars like him are “the hardest characters to sell” to other men.
“Men are very competitive,” Stallone said ahead of Monday’s world premiere of The Expendables 3, which opens in the United States Aug. 15. “They go, ‘Who’s that? I’m sure he takes diuretic steroids, you know, he’s shorter than he looks.’
“It’s very hard to do it. People think ‘Oh, it’s really easy,’ ” Stallone said. “It’s good to jump around, but to get other men to like you, it’s very difficult.”
The third installment of The Expendables sees the teamcome into conflict with a ruthless arms dealer, played by Mel Gibson. Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes join the cast of action legends.