Focus Features Lands Michael Ausiello Memoir ‘Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies’; Michael Showalter To Direct Jim Parsons

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features has landed the Jim Parsons star vehicle Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, and The Big Sick‘s Michael Showalter is set to direct and produce, with David Marshall Grant and Dan Savage writing the screenplay. The movie is based…

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features has landed the Jim Parsons star vehicle Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, and The Big Sick‘s Michael Showalter is set to direct and produce, with David Marshall Grant and Dan Savage writing the screenplay. The movie is based on the acclaimed, bestselling memoir by Michael Ausiello, the founder and editor in chief of TVLine.com. In his heartbreaking, tragicomic memoir, Ausiello told the story of the eleven-month span between when his partner…

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Kevin Sussman Is Unrecognizable to Some Fans in Behind-the-Scenes Pic (Photo)

If you’ve ever been gripped by an identity crisis in the face of yet another birthday, take heart — Kevin Sussman just experienced the same thing.

“The Big Bang Theory” star Sussman turned 47 years old on Tuesday, and to commemorate the occasion, his co-star Jim Parsons posted a sweet message to his own Instagram account.

“Happy birthday @kevsussman,” Parsons wrote, along with a photo of the actor on the “Big Bang Theory” set of Apartment 4C, blowing out the candles on a cluster of sweets.

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A heartwarming gesture, to be sure, even though it seemed to confuse, momentarily at least, a number of fans who wondered just who it was celebrating his big day.

A number of fans confessed to mistaking Sussman, who plays Stuart Bloom on the CBS sitcom, with “Saturday Night Live” alum Rob Schneider.

“I’m not gonna lie, I honestly thought that was Rob Schneider,” wrote one commenter.

“Rob Schneider?” another asked.

Also Read: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Spoils Kaley Cuoco’s Birthday Surprise With Wicked Instagram Prank (Photos)

“Anyone else think this was @iamrobschneider?” yet another comment read.

And then there was the fan who ‘fessed up, “I thought this was Nicolas Cage… Lol.”

Oh, well; it could be worse. Last week, Parsons commemorated the birthday of co-star Kaley Cuoco — by spoiling the surprise that awaited her.

Also Read: Kaley Cuoco’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ Behind-the-Scenes Shot Sparks Emotional Fan Response: ‘What? No!’ (Photo)

Parsons let the cat out of the bag via Instagram — more specifically, a photo of a birthday cake bearing Cuoco’s name posted to his Instagram account.

Parsons commented on the photo, “almost time, @kaleycuoco … shhhhh….”

Which, naturally, tipped off Cuoco to the frosting-coated festivities, as evidenced by a subsequent photo posted by Parsons on his Instagram account. The follow-up photo depicted a very displeased-looking Cuoco, holding up her phone to show the cake photo, with Parsons’ comment.

As if to double-disappoint Cuoco as her big day approached, Parsons captioned the new photo, “oops @kaleycuoco.”

See Parsons’ birthday message to Sussman — not Schneider or Cage — below.

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happy birthday @kevsussman ????

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If you’ve ever been gripped by an identity crisis in the face of yet another birthday, take heart — Kevin Sussman just experienced the same thing.

“The Big Bang Theory” star Sussman turned 47 years old on Tuesday, and to commemorate the occasion, his co-star Jim Parsons posted a sweet message to his own Instagram account.

“Happy birthday @kevsussman,” Parsons wrote, along with a photo of the actor on the “Big Bang Theory” set of Apartment 4C, blowing out the candles on a cluster of sweets.

A heartwarming gesture, to be sure, even though it seemed to confuse, momentarily at least, a number of fans who wondered just who it was celebrating his big day.

A number of fans confessed to mistaking Sussman, who plays Stuart Bloom on the CBS sitcom, with “Saturday Night Live” alum Rob Schneider.

“I’m not gonna lie, I honestly thought that was Rob Schneider,” wrote one commenter.

“Rob Schneider?” another asked.

“Anyone else think this was @iamrobschneider?” yet another comment read.

And then there was the fan who ‘fessed up, “I thought this was Nicolas Cage… Lol.”

Oh, well; it could be worse. Last week, Parsons commemorated the birthday of co-star Kaley Cuoco — by spoiling the surprise that awaited her.

Parsons let the cat out of the bag via Instagram — more specifically, a photo of a birthday cake bearing Cuoco’s name posted to his Instagram account.

Parsons commented on the photo, “almost time, @kaleycuoco … shhhhh….”

Which, naturally, tipped off Cuoco to the frosting-coated festivities, as evidenced by a subsequent photo posted by Parsons on his Instagram account. The follow-up photo depicted a very displeased-looking Cuoco, holding up her phone to show the cake photo, with Parsons’ comment.

As if to double-disappoint Cuoco as her big day approached, Parsons captioned the new photo, “oops @kaleycuoco.”

See Parsons’ birthday message to Sussman — not Schneider or Cage — below.

View this post on Instagram

happy birthday @kevsussman ????

A post shared by Jim Parsons (@therealjimparsons) on

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Zac Efron Channels Ted Bundy’s Intensity in ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Image (Photo)

Zac Efron shared an up-close-and-personal look at his character, serial killer Ted Bundy, in Joe Berlinger’s crime thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

“Ready for Sundance!” Efron tweeted on Thursday, following Wednesday’s announcement that the movie would be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

In the photo, Efron stars as Bundy, and he seems to be held up in a courtroom.

See Photo: See Jim Parsons Argue With Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy in Court

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” follows one of America’s most notorious murderers from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins), who struggled to accept the reality of her boyfriend’s nature.

The thriller is directed by “Paradise Lost” helmer Joe Berlinger and also stars John Malkovich as Edward Cowart, the judge who presided over Bundy’s trial in 1979. Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario and Jim Parsons also star.

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Shortly before his execution in 1989 and after more than a decade of denials, Bundy confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. However, the true total of his victims may never be known.

See the picture below.

Ready for Sundance! #extremelywickedshockinglyevilandvile pic.twitter.com/u4ENciUST4

— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) November 29, 2018

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Zac Efron shared an up-close-and-personal look at his character, serial killer Ted Bundy, in Joe Berlinger’s crime thriller “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.”

“Ready for Sundance!” Efron tweeted on Thursday, following Wednesday’s announcement that the movie would be premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

In the photo, Efron stars as Bundy, and he seems to be held up in a courtroom.

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” follows one of America’s most notorious murderers from the perspective of his girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (played by Lily Collins), who struggled to accept the reality of her boyfriend’s nature.

The thriller is directed by “Paradise Lost” helmer Joe Berlinger and also stars John Malkovich as Edward Cowart, the judge who presided over Bundy’s trial in 1979. Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario and Jim Parsons also star.

Shortly before his execution in 1989 and after more than a decade of denials, Bundy confessed to 30 homicides that he committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978. However, the true total of his victims may never be known.

See the picture below.

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Spoils Kaley Cuoco’s Birthday Surprise With Wicked Instagram Prank (Photos)

Happy birthday, Kaley Cuoco; your “Big Bang Theory” co-star Jim Parsons has a present for you, in the form of a spoiler.

Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the hit CBS sitcom, got the jump on ruining Cuoco’s birthday surprise on Thursday, the day before Cuoco turns 33.

Parsons let the cat out of the bag via Instagram — more specifically, a photo of a birthday cake bearing Cuoco’s name posted to his Instagram account.

Also Read: Kaley Cuoco’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ Behind-the-Scenes Shot Sparks Emotional Fan Response: ‘What? No!’ (Photo)

Parsons commented on the photo, “almost time, @kaleycuoco … shhhhh….”

Which, naturally, tipped off Cuoco to the frosting-coated festivities, as evidenced by a subsequent photo posted by Parsons on his Instagram account. The follow-up photo depicted a very unpleased-looking Cuoco, holding up her phone to show the cake photo, with Parsons’ comment.

As if to double-disappoint Cuoco as her big day approached, Parsons captioned the new photo, “oops @kaleycuoco.”

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Maybe Cuoco should wish for more considerate friends when she blows out the candles.

See Parsons’ prank unfold below.

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almost time, @kaleycuoco … shhhhh…..

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oops @kaleycuoco

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Happy birthday, Kaley Cuoco; your “Big Bang Theory” co-star Jim Parsons has a present for you, in the form of a spoiler.

Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the hit CBS sitcom, got the jump on ruining Cuoco’s birthday surprise on Thursday, the day before Cuoco turns 33.

Parsons let the cat out of the bag via Instagram — more specifically, a photo of a birthday cake bearing Cuoco’s name posted to his Instagram account.

Parsons commented on the photo, “almost time, @kaleycuoco … shhhhh….”

Which, naturally, tipped off Cuoco to the frosting-coated festivities, as evidenced by a subsequent photo posted by Parsons on his Instagram account. The follow-up photo depicted a very unpleased-looking Cuoco, holding up her phone to show the cake photo, with Parsons’ comment.

As if to double-disappoint Cuoco as her big day approached, Parsons captioned the new photo, “oops @kaleycuoco.”

Maybe Cuoco should wish for more considerate friends when she blows out the candles.

See Parsons’ prank unfold below.

View this post on Instagram

almost time, @kaleycuoco … shhhhh…..

A post shared by Jim Parsons (@therealjimparsons) on

View this post on Instagram

oops @kaleycuoco

A post shared by Jim Parsons (@therealjimparsons) on

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Kaley Cuoco’s ‘Big Bang Theory’ Behind-the-Scenes Shot Sparks Emotional Fan Response: ‘What? No!’ (Photo)

“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hit CBS sitcom on Thursday — and sparked a flood of emotional comments from fans who aren’t ready to let the series go.

In an Instagram post Thursday, as the show prepared to air another episode of its 12th and final season, Cuoco shared a photo of herself and her castmates gathered close together, their smiles lighting up the shot.

“Don’t miss an all new @bigbangtheory_cbs coming at ya TONIGHT!” Cuoco wrote. “A little BTS before curtain call.”

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The actress punctuated her comment with the hashtag, “#thefinalseason.”

A lovely photo and a perfectly nice sentiment — however, Cuoco’s comment seemed to jar many fans back to the realization that the show is, in fact, coming to a close..

“The show is not ready to end,” wrote one fan in the comments section. “There is so much to write about. You guys should strongly recommend not ending this season.”

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“That hash tag is depressing,” observed another commenter.

“Can’t belive the show is over,” wrote another fan, who accentuated the comment with a crying-face emoji.

“Please please PLEASE find a way to NOT let this be the final season,” pleaded another fan.

“What? No! You guys can’t make a final season!” offered another fan.

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“DON’T GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” read another, punctuation-heavy plea.

And then there were those who seemed to be caught unaware that the show is currently in its final season. (SPOILER ALERT: The show is currently in its final season.)

“Final season?” asked one fan, who added a string of crying emojis.

Alas, the current, 12th season of the series has been marked as its last, with Cuoco acknowledging as much herself in August, when the announcement was made.

Like the fans who commented on her post Thursday, Cuoco did so with no small amount of sadness.

In an Instagram post at the time, Cuoco said that, regardless of when the sitcom wrapped up, “my heart would have always been broken in two.”

“This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two,” Cuoco wrote. “Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet.”

Break out the tissues and read Cuoco’s latest message below.

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“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hit CBS sitcom on Thursday — and sparked a flood of emotional comments from fans who aren’t ready to let the series go.

In an Instagram post Thursday, as the show prepared to air another episode of its 12th and final season, Cuoco shared a photo of herself and her castmates gathered close together, their smiles lighting up the shot.

“Don’t miss an all new @bigbangtheory_cbs coming at ya TONIGHT!” Cuoco wrote. “A little BTS before curtain call.”

The actress punctuated her comment with the hashtag, “#thefinalseason.”

A lovely photo and a perfectly nice sentiment — however, Cuoco’s comment seemed to jar many fans back to the realization that the show is, in fact, coming to a close..

“The show is not ready to end,” wrote one fan in the comments section. “There is so much to write about. You guys should strongly recommend not ending this season.”

“That hash tag is depressing,” observed another commenter.

“Can’t belive the show is over,” wrote another fan, who accentuated the comment with a crying-face emoji.

“Please please PLEASE find a way to NOT let this be the final season,” pleaded another fan.

“What? No! You guys can’t make a final season!” offered another fan.

“DON’T GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” read another, punctuation-heavy plea.

And then there were those who seemed to be caught unaware that the show is currently in its final season. (SPOILER ALERT: The show is currently in its final season.)

“Final season?” asked one fan, who added a string of crying emojis.

Alas, the current, 12th season of the series has been marked as its last, with Cuoco acknowledging as much herself in August, when the announcement was made.

Like the fans who commented on her post Thursday, Cuoco did so with no small amount of sadness.

In an Instagram post at the time, Cuoco said that, regardless of when the sitcom wrapped up, “my heart would have always been broken in two.”

“This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two,” Cuoco wrote. “Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet.”

Break out the tissues and read Cuoco’s latest message below.

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Sheldons Unite: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Young Sheldon’ to Cross Over on CBS

Sheldon will join Sheldon on an upcoming episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” when stars from the CBS sitcom’s prequel series “Young Sheldon” stop by.

Iain Armitage (a young version of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper), Lance Barber (Sheldon’s dad, George) and Montana Jordan (Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie) will all make cameo appearances as their spinoff characters in an upcoming “BBT” episode, a spokesperson for CBS told TheWrap.

No further story details for the “Big Bang” universe’s special installment are currently available — like if it will entail a flashback or incorporate the prequel series’ cast members into the plot in some other way — but we do know the crossover episode will air in December.

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“Big Bang Theory” is currently in its 12th and final season on CBS, while “Young Sheldon” just entered its sophomore year in September. Parsons narrates the spinoff as the grownup Sheldon we know from “BBT” and executive produces the series.

“Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” air back to back Thursdays at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively, on CBS.

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Sheldon will join Sheldon on an upcoming episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” when stars from the CBS sitcom’s prequel series “Young Sheldon” stop by.

Iain Armitage (a young version of Jim Parsons’ Sheldon Cooper), Lance Barber (Sheldon’s dad, George) and Montana Jordan (Sheldon’s older brother, Georgie) will all make cameo appearances as their spinoff characters in an upcoming “BBT” episode, a spokesperson for CBS told TheWrap.

No further story details for the “Big Bang” universe’s special installment are currently available — like if it will entail a flashback or incorporate the prequel series’ cast members into the plot in some other way — but we do know the crossover episode will air in December.

“Big Bang Theory” is currently in its 12th and final season on CBS, while “Young Sheldon” just entered its sophomore year in September. Parsons narrates the spinoff as the grownup Sheldon we know from “BBT” and executive produces the series.

“Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” air back to back Thursdays at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively, on CBS.

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Silas Howard to Direct LGBTQ-Focused Horror Film ‘Moonshadow’ for Gunpowder & Sky

“A Kid Like Jake” director Silas Howard will direct an LGBTQ-focused horror film “Moonshadow” for Gunpowder & Sky, the content studio announced Monday.

Gunpower & Sky will partner with YOMYOMF and Nonetheless Productions to develop the film. Ernesto Foronda (“Better Luck Tomorrow”) and Daniel Foerster wrote the screenplay for “Moonshadow,” which was inspired by Daniel Foerster’s own experience with LGBTQ conversation therapy. The film will chronicle a transgender teen who is sent to a science-based conversation camp, where he quickly learns the youth are being transformed into something non-human.

“With a battle over transgender rights playing out on the national stage, and as a member and advocate of the trans community, I feel it is critical to be a part of the conversation,” said Howard. “The current generation of young people is living with entirely new expectations about gender and sexuality, and ‘Moonshadow’ is for them.”

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Howard’s other credits include “Pose” and “Transparent.”

Philip W. Chung, YOMYOMF’s creative director added, “What’s compelling about this project is that it works as a purely entertaining horror film that fans of the genre can enjoy on its own terms, while also providing insight into the struggles facing the trans community today. The most interesting horror films share a subversive streak; they use their fictional horrors to comment on the horrors of our real world and with our talented ‘Moonshadow’ collaborators, we hope to continue that tradition.”

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“When we first started developing ‘Moonshadow’ with Daniel, we knew this was a very important story,” said Ki Jin Kim and Giulia Caruso of Nonetheless Productions. “We are honored Daniel trusted us with it, and proud to be part of an incredible team who shares our sense of urgency and believes in the transformative power of this kind of work.”

Recently, Gunpowder & Sky acquired the domestic rights to Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” starring Elisabeth Moss, and also recently announced a partnership with Zelda Williams to adapt her short film, “Shrimp,” into a series.

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“A Kid Like Jake” director Silas Howard will direct an LGBTQ-focused horror film “Moonshadow” for Gunpowder & Sky, the content studio announced Monday.

Gunpower & Sky will partner with YOMYOMF and Nonetheless Productions to develop the film. Ernesto Foronda (“Better Luck Tomorrow”) and Daniel Foerster wrote the screenplay for “Moonshadow,” which was inspired by Daniel Foerster’s own experience with LGBTQ conversation therapy. The film will chronicle a transgender teen who is sent to a science-based conversation camp, where he quickly learns the youth are being transformed into something non-human.

“With a battle over transgender rights playing out on the national stage, and as a member and advocate of the trans community, I feel it is critical to be a part of the conversation,” said Howard. “The current generation of young people is living with entirely new expectations about gender and sexuality, and ‘Moonshadow’ is for them.”

Howard’s other credits include “Pose” and “Transparent.”

Philip W. Chung, YOMYOMF’s creative director added, “What’s compelling about this project is that it works as a purely entertaining horror film that fans of the genre can enjoy on its own terms, while also providing insight into the struggles facing the trans community today. The most interesting horror films share a subversive streak; they use their fictional horrors to comment on the horrors of our real world and with our talented ‘Moonshadow’ collaborators, we hope to continue that tradition.”

“When we first started developing ‘Moonshadow’ with Daniel, we knew this was a very important story,” said Ki Jin Kim and Giulia Caruso of Nonetheless Productions. “We are honored Daniel trusted us with it, and proud to be part of an incredible team who shares our sense of urgency and believes in the transformative power of this kind of work.”

Recently, Gunpowder & Sky acquired the domestic rights to Alex Ross Perry’s “Her Smell” starring Elisabeth Moss, and also recently announced a partnership with Zelda Williams to adapt her short film, “Shrimp,” into a series.

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Really Shows His Stripes in ‘I Voted’ Selfie (Photo)

Gotta give Jim Parsons credit; the man knows how to dress for Election Day.

“Big Bang Theory” star Parsons showed his patriotic colors — and his eagerness to do his civic duty — on Tuesday, adding his voice to the chorus of celebrities who declared themselves voters for the midterm elections.

In an Instagram post Tuesday, Parsons showed off his “I Voted” sticker — which was affixed to a red, white and blue-striped shirt that was perfect for the occasion.

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Parsons captioned the photo, simply, “us” in an initial comment on the pic. “Us” could refer to we, the people. Or perhaps the actor’s caps-lock key was malfunctioning, and he intended to write “US,” as in United States. Either way, well done, Mr. Parsons.

Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the hit CBS sitcom, had more to say on the topic of voting on Monday, sharing a photo of himself holding up a sample ballot.

“I’m SURE you haven’t already heard this but…. WE HAVE AN ELECTION TOMORROW!!! (at least those of us in the USA do) and if you’re over the age of 18 you can VOTE! and you SHOULD!” Parsons wrote.

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The actor added, “you’ll feel really great about it, I swear! (and remember: “not voting” is still ‘voting’ – you’re just essentially doubling the impact of the vote of someone who disagrees with you!) VOTE! ????????.”

See Parsons make a patriotic statement as well as a fashion statement below.

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Gotta give Jim Parsons credit; the man knows how to dress for Election Day.

“Big Bang Theory” star Parsons showed his patriotic colors — and his eagerness to do his civic duty — on Tuesday, adding his voice to the chorus of celebrities who declared themselves voters for the midterm elections.

In an Instagram post Tuesday, Parsons showed off his “I Voted” sticker — which was affixed to a red, white and blue-striped shirt that was perfect for the occasion.

Parsons captioned the photo, simply, “us” in an initial comment on the pic. “Us” could refer to we, the people. Or perhaps the actor’s caps-lock key was malfunctioning, and he intended to write “US,” as in United States. Either way, well done, Mr. Parsons.

Parsons, who plays Sheldon on the hit CBS sitcom, had more to say on the topic of voting on Monday, sharing a photo of himself holding up a sample ballot.

“I’m SURE you haven’t already heard this but…. WE HAVE AN ELECTION TOMORROW!!! (at least those of us in the USA do) and if you’re over the age of 18 you can VOTE! and you SHOULD!” Parsons wrote.

The actor added, “you’ll feel really great about it, I swear! (and remember: “not voting” is still ‘voting’ – you’re just essentially doubling the impact of the vote of someone who disagrees with you!) VOTE! ????????.”

See Parsons make a patriotic statement as well as a fashion statement below.

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8 of the 10 Highest Paid TV Actors This Year Are From Just 2 Hit Shows

“The Big Bang Theory” stars Jim Parsons topped the annual Forbes list of the highest-paid TV actors, coming in as the best-compensated star for the fourth year in a row.

With an estimated $26.5 million pre-tax income in the 12 months between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, Parsons bested his co-star Johnny Galecki, who came in second with $25 million. “Big Bang” supporting players Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar tied for third with $23.5 million apiece.

The top-five was rounded out by longtime “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, who earned $19 million from the CBS procedural. According to Forbes, the actor’s deal includes a cut of the show’s profits.

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The cast of another hugely successful, long-running broadcast network sitcom also put up a yet another strong showing this year. The four male stars of “Modern Family” — Ed O’Neill (No. 6, $14 million), Eric Stonestreet (No. 7, $13.5 million), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (No. 8, $13 million) and Ty Burrell (No. 9, $12 million) — pulled in a combined $52.5 million between them.

“The Walking Dead’s” Andrew Lincoln replaced disgraced “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at No. 10 this year, with an impressive $11 million for his final season on the AMC zombie drama.

Per Forbes, “Expect co-star Norman Reedus to replace him among TV’s top-earners next year since Lincoln bowed out–and Reedus reportedly negotiated a raise.”

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“The Big Bang Theory” stars Jim Parsons topped the annual Forbes list of the highest-paid TV actors, coming in as the best-compensated star for the fourth year in a row.

With an estimated $26.5 million pre-tax income in the 12 months between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018, Parsons bested his co-star Johnny Galecki, who came in second with $25 million. “Big Bang” supporting players Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar tied for third with $23.5 million apiece.

The top-five was rounded out by longtime “NCIS” star Mark Harmon, who earned $19 million from the CBS procedural. According to Forbes, the actor’s deal includes a cut of the show’s profits.

The cast of another hugely successful, long-running broadcast network sitcom also put up a yet another strong showing this year. The four male stars of “Modern Family” — Ed O’Neill (No. 6, $14 million), Eric Stonestreet (No. 7, $13.5 million), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (No. 8, $13 million) and Ty Burrell (No. 9, $12 million) — pulled in a combined $52.5 million between them.

“The Walking Dead’s” Andrew Lincoln replaced disgraced “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at No. 10 this year, with an impressive $11 million for his final season on the AMC zombie drama.

Per Forbes, “Expect co-star Norman Reedus to replace him among TV’s top-earners next year since Lincoln bowed out–and Reedus reportedly negotiated a raise.”

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Althoug…

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Looks like Kaley Cuoco isn’t the only “Big Bang Theory” star who has trouble following instructions.

Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy on the hit CBS sitcom, took to Instagram this week to share a photo of her colleague Jim Parsons on set, flaunting his own brand of defiance.

In the photo, a bespectacled Parsons is seen next to an object clearly marked, “Do Not Lean on Me.”

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And what’s he doing? That’s right — leaning against the very object that unambiguously asked not to be leaned on.

Careful, Mr. Parsons; with an attitude like that, you might find yourself out of a job before long — oh, right…

But Bialik, who plays the onscreen wife of Parsons’ Sheldon on the series, made it obvious that she has a thing for bad — or at least mildly disobedient — boys.

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“My #mancrushmonday? This rebel,” Bialik captioned the photo.

Check out Bialik’s post below to see Parsons stick it to the inanimate object.

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My #mancrushmonday? This rebel.

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Looks like Kaley Cuoco isn’t the only “Big Bang Theory” star who has trouble following instructions.

Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy on the hit CBS sitcom, took to Instagram this week to share a photo of her colleague Jim Parsons on set, flaunting his own brand of defiance.

In the photo, a bespectacled Parsons is seen next to an object clearly marked, “Do Not Lean on Me.”

And what’s he doing? That’s right — leaning against the very object that unambiguously asked not to be leaned on.

Careful, Mr. Parsons; with an attitude like that, you might find yourself out of a job before long — oh, right…

But Bialik, who plays the onscreen wife of Parsons’ Sheldon on the series, made it obvious that she has a thing for bad — or at least mildly disobedient — boys.

“My #mancrushmonday? This rebel,” Bialik captioned the photo.

Check out Bialik’s post below to see Parsons stick it to the inanimate object.

View this post on Instagram

My #mancrushmonday? This rebel.

A post shared by mayim bialik (@missmayim) on

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Finds Something to Crow About With Kaley Cuoco in Behind-the-Scenes Pics

Wait; did Jim Parsons compare Kaley Cuoco to a crow?

“The Big Bang Theory” star Parsons took to Instagram on Monday to share some behind-the-scenes photos with his co-star Cuoco, and his thoughts about working with an old crow. Literally, an old crow. And no, not the brand of bourbon whiskey that pairs well with a tight budget.

Perhaps it’s best to let Parsons explain.

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“This morning I did a scene with a crow that was older than @normancook – seriously, the crow (named ‘Baby’) was 36 years old and was already flying in movies when i was in undergrad, still dreaming of becoming a professional actor,” Parsons, 45, wrote.

So what does that have to do with Cuoco, exactly?

Again, we’ll leave that to Parsons.

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“This afternoon I worked the youngster herself, @normancook , who was ALSO working in film and tv while I was in undergrad,” Parsons continued. “Anyway, we had some downtime on the set and she took these. Thank you, Kaley.”

Very sweet, Mr. Parsons. We think.

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The photos themselves depict Parsons and Cuoco in a variety of warm, friendly poses, as the CBS sitcom makes its way through its 12th and final season.

In August, after it was announced that the comedy would end with its 12th run, Cuoco paid an emotional pre-farewell to the series in an Instagram post, saying that, regardless of when the sitcom wrapped up, “my heart would have always been broken in two.”

Cuoco, who included a photo of the cast with her post, added that she and her colleagues “are goin out with a bang.”

And, apparently, a crow.

See Parsons’ post below.

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Wait; did Jim Parsons compare Kaley Cuoco to a crow?

“The Big Bang Theory” star Parsons took to Instagram on Monday to share some behind-the-scenes photos with his co-star Cuoco, and his thoughts about working with an old crow. Literally, an old crow. And no, not the brand of bourbon whiskey that pairs well with a tight budget.

Perhaps it’s best to let Parsons explain.

“This morning I did a scene with a crow that was older than @normancook – seriously, the crow (named ‘Baby’) was 36 years old and was already flying in movies when i was in undergrad, still dreaming of becoming a professional actor,” Parsons, 45, wrote.

So what does that have to do with Cuoco, exactly?

Again, we’ll leave that to Parsons.

“This afternoon I worked the youngster herself, @normancook , who was ALSO working in film and tv while I was in undergrad,” Parsons continued. “Anyway, we had some downtime on the set and she took these. Thank you, Kaley.”

Very sweet, Mr. Parsons. We think.

The photos themselves depict Parsons and Cuoco in a variety of warm, friendly poses, as the CBS sitcom makes its way through its 12th and final season.

In August, after it was announced that the comedy would end with its 12th run, Cuoco paid an emotional pre-farewell to the series in an Instagram post, saying that, regardless of when the sitcom wrapped up, “my heart would have always been broken in two.”

Cuoco, who included a photo of the cast with her post, added that she and her colleagues “are goin out with a bang.”

And, apparently, a crow.

See Parsons’ post below.

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‘The Big Bang Theory’s’ 14 Most Memorable Guest Stars, From Stephen Hawking to Carrie Fisher (Photos)

This week it was revealed that the upcoming 12th season of “The Big Bang Theory” will be its last. So you can bet that in their final go-around, the show will try to recruit just about every guest star in the galaxy. But of course after ove…

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Buzz Aldrin

The famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin rattled off three different candy-themed space puns to some disappointed trick-or-treaters in his brief cameo. “I’ve been on the moon,” Aldrin said. “What have you done?”

Elon Musk

In this Season 9 episode, Howard propositioned Elon Musk for a chance to go to Mars when he happened to bump into him washing dishes at a homeless shelter on Thanksgiving. Apparently Musk isn’t shy about eating someone’s leftover pumpkin pie.

Stan Lee

It’d be hard for “Big Bang” to crack Stan Lee’s ever growing list of cameos across every Marvel movie ever, but this one features a grumpy Lee in a silk Fantastic 4 robe wondering why a giddy Sheldon won’t leave him alone.

Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones told IGN that amazingly, before this “Big Bang” cameo, he and Carrie Fisher had never met, with Jones always doing his scenes as Darth Vader inside a sound booth. The segment features Jones and Sheldon pranking Fisher, but even funnier is their story that when they finally met, Fisher greeted Jones as “Dad!”

Steve Wosniak

“The Great and Powerful Woz” only ranks as number 15 on Sheldon’s list of “technological visionary,” but he ranks highly on this list of “Big Bang” cameos.

Howie Mandel

Howard got a taste of fame when he walked off a plane at the same time as Howie Mandel, mistaking Mandel’s paparazzi for his own.

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton has actually made several cameos on the show. But this one from season 6 stands out. “It surprisingly only took gas money and the promise of free food to get him here!”

George Takei and Katee Sackhoff

One of Howard’s fantasies gave us this kinky “Star Trek” and “Battlestar Galactica” crossover, with both George Takei and Katee Sackhoff appearing in Howard’s bedroom. Sackhoff had previously appeared in Howard’s bathtub in season 3, but this season 4 moment would be the start of him getting over bedroom fantasies and thinking about Bernadette, played by Melissa Rauch joining the show as a regular from this point on.

Bill Nye

“Back off bow tie!” Bob Newhart had a memorable, Emmy winning turn on “Big Bang” in part for how he chews out Bill Nye the Science Guy when Sheldon brings him in to make Leonard jealous.

Summer Glau

“Hot in here? Must be Summer.” How many times has “Firefly” star Summer Glau heard that one? In this season 2 episode, she has to endure the advances of both Howard and Raj as they try to pick her up while traveling on a train.

Adam West

“Big Bang” got Adam West to rank all the movie and TV Batmans, putting himself at the top and George Clooney all the way at the bottom, even behind Lego Batman. “I never had to say I’m Batman. I showed up and people knew I was Batman,” West joked.

Charlie Sheen

Before his uncomfortable departure from “Two and a Half Men,” Charlie Sheen did something of a crossover on Chuck Lorre’s other show. Raj tries to brag by saying he’ll be in People magazine, and Sheen turns and quickly puts him in his place.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Sheldon is not happy that Neil DeGrasse Tyson had a role in getting Pluto demoted from being a planet. But we have a feeling that if anyone could help Sheldon see the logic in that decision, it would be Dr. Tyson.

Stephen Hawking

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons Writes Heartfelt Tribute After Report He Prompted Show’s End

“The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons penned a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday expressing gratitude for the CBS sitcom. The Emmy winner’s message came after a report that said he’s responsible for putting an end to the long-running show.

“It is hard (nearly impossible, actually) to really accept that this is a picture of the first of the final 24 episodes we will shoot for ‘The Big Bang Theory,’” Parsons wrote in the post, going on to thank the show’s fans, crew and cast members for its 12-season run. “I feel very fortunate that we have another 23 episodes to shoot this season because I am hopeful that with each and every one, my level of REALLY accepting this fact will sink in.”

Parsons was the subject of an Entertainment Weekly report on Wednesday that said CBS and Warner Bros. Television were looking to pick up the show for two additional seasons before Parsons chose to walk away.

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Both the network and studio declined to comment, and representatives for Parsons pointed to his Instagram post, providing no further comment.

News that the hit sitcom would end with the upcoming season was announced Wednesday in a joint statement from CBS, WB and Chuck Lorre Productions, an apparent reversal from CBS president Kelly Kahl’s statements earlier this month expressing optimism that the show would continue.

“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ during the past twelve seasons,” read the statement. “We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”

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Parsons’s co-star Kaley Cuoco shared her own reaction to the news in an Instagram post accompanying a picture of the show’s cast.

“This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two,” Cuoco wrote. “Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet.”

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“The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons penned a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday expressing gratitude for the CBS sitcom. The Emmy winner’s message came after a report that said he’s responsible for putting an end to the long-running show.

“It is hard (nearly impossible, actually) to really accept that this is a picture of the first of the final 24 episodes we will shoot for ‘The Big Bang Theory,'” Parsons wrote in the post, going on to thank the show’s fans, crew and cast members for its 12-season run. “I feel very fortunate that we have another 23 episodes to shoot this season because I am hopeful that with each and every one, my level of REALLY accepting this fact will sink in.”

Parsons was the subject of an Entertainment Weekly report on Wednesday that said CBS and Warner Bros. Television were looking to pick up the show for two additional seasons before Parsons chose to walk away.

Both the network and studio declined to comment, and representatives for Parsons pointed to his Instagram post, providing no further comment.

News that the hit sitcom would end with the upcoming season was announced Wednesday in a joint statement from CBS, WB and Chuck Lorre Productions, an apparent reversal from CBS president Kelly Kahl’s statements earlier this month expressing optimism that the show would continue.

“We are forever grateful to our fans for their support of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ during the past twelve seasons,” read the statement. “We, along with the cast, writers and crew, are extremely appreciative of the show’s success and aim to deliver a final season, and series finale, that will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative close.”

Parsons’s co-star Kaley Cuoco shared her own reaction to the news in an Instagram post accompanying a picture of the show’s cast.

“This ride has been a dream come true and as life changing as it gets. No matter when it was going to end, my heart would have always been broken in two,” Cuoco wrote. “Drowning in tears, we promise to bring you the best season yet.”

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