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MasterChef Junior: Is the Fox TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six?

16 June 2017 6:44 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchHey good lookin', whatcha got cookin'? Has the MasterChef Junior TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of MasterChef Junior season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About?Airing on the Fox television network, MasterChef Junior features cooks between the ages of eight and 13. These culinary wiz kids are given the opportunity to showcase their impressive talents and win a title, trophy, and a large cash prize. Host and chef Gordon Ramsay judges with pastry chef Christina Tosi. Season five guests include Michelle Obama, Julie Bowen, Mayim Bialik, Martha Stewart, and Wolfgang Puck, as well as the Muppets.Read More… »

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The Big Bang Theory: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 11 by CBS?

16 June 2017 6:39 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill these scientific geniuses ever perfect their social skills? Has the The Big Bang Theory TV show been cancelled or renewed for an 11th season on CBS? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of The Big Bang Theory season 11. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?What's This TV Show About?Airing on the television network, The Big Bang Theory centers on two academically brilliant, yet socially deficient friends and Caltech physicists, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). Leonard is smitten with their beautiful neighbor, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), and they eventually marry. Sheldon finds romantic interest with neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik). Engineer Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) marries microbiologist Bernadette Rostenkowski »

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“Criminal Minds’” Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Succeed in Fight for Pay Parity

14 June 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

A.J. Cook and Kirsten Vangsness in “Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds” actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook’s recent push for pay parity has been resolved. According to Deadline, the duo have signed new deals and received raises “that put them essentially on par” with co-star Matthew Gray Gubler. This news comes after last month’s reports of an “impasse” in contract negotiations between the actresses and CBS. Vangsness and Cook had been holding out for the same pay as Gubler and Joe Mantegna.

Deadline doesn’t provide an update on whether the actresses are receiving the same salary as Mantegna. But judging from past reports, it seems that he and Gubler are of a similar pay grade, so presumably all four leads are being paid approximately the same now.

Vangsness and Cook, who respectively portray Penelope and J.J. on CBS’ long-running procedural, were in a similar position in 2013. They were earning less than half of co-stars Gubler and Shemar Moore’s paychecks and insisted on better agreements with ABC Studios, CBS TV Studios, and CBS.

Both actresses have appeared on “Criminal Minds” since its first season in 2005. Cook has been a series regular during its entire run, with the exception of Season 6. That was the year CBS dropped Cook and co-star Paget Brewster, leaving Vangsness as the only regular female character. Vangsness started as a recurring character in Season 1 and became a series regular soon after.

We’re thrilled that Vangsness and Cook’s push for equal pay was ultimately successful. However, pay parity is anything but a given for most women in Hollywood. In March “The Big Bang Theory’s” Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch held out for equal pay before re-upping their contracts. The actresses were earning about $200,000 per episode on the sitcom, as compared to the $1 million their co-stars were making. Natalie Portman told Marie Claire UK that she made a third of Ashton Kutcher’s pay on “No Strings Attached.” Emmy Rossum, who plays the main character on “Shameless,” demanded a raise in December. She and the rest of the cast had been paid less than co-star William H. Macy from the get-go.

In Hollywood women are often hesitant to go forward when they are paid less than men. In an industry this sexist, actresses may develop a bad reputation simply for demanding what they are entitled to. Plus, they are already making more money than some people will ever see in a lifetime, so actresses may fear that their concerns won’t be taken seriously, or they’ll be dismissed as being overpaid in the first place. But this isn’t about a certain profession’s pay grade; it’s about gender equality within the profession. As Jessica Chastain recently told Variety, “What I do now, when I’m taking on a film, I always ask about the fairness of the pay. I ask what they’re offering me in comparison to the guy. I don’t care about how much I get paid; I’m in an industry where we’re overcompensated for the work we do.” The “Zookeeper’s Wife” star added, “But I don’t want to be on a set where I’m doing the same work as someone else and they’re getting five times what I’m getting.”

Season 13 of “Criminal Minds” will air Wednesdays this fall on CBS.

Criminal Minds’” Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Succeed in Fight for Pay Parity was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Signs With Studio71

14 June 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik has joined Studio71, the multichannel network of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, to expand her social media presence. Studio71 will manage Bialik's digital content. The company says her channels will focus on pop culture content, as well as tackle the real issues around motherhood, religion, dating, science, and lifestyle content. Bialik is currently active on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Studio71 boasts 1300 global channels… »

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Mayim Bialik Says ‘Getting Naked Is Not The Only Way To Feel Empowered’ In Passionate Video

9 June 2017 3:23 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Mayim Bialik has a message for girls and young women about taking off their clothes for the camera. “Getting naked is not the only way to feel empowered as a beautiful person,” the 41-year-old actress says in her new YouTube video she shared on Thursday. Related: Mayim Bialik Dedicates Critics’ Choice Award to Late Father: […] »

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Mayim Bialik Says 'Getting Naked Is Not the Only Way to Feel Empowered' in Passionate Video

9 June 2017 2:08 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mayim Bialik has a message for girls and young women about taking off their clothes for the camera.

"Getting naked is not the only way to feel empowered as a beautiful person," the 41-year-old actress says in her new YouTube video she shared on Thursday.

Related: Mayim Bialik Dedicates Critics' Choice Award to Late Father: 'This Is for You'

"Anyone else having issues with celebs disrobing in the name of empowerment? I'm sure you're not surprised that I do and I think you should, too!" the Big Bang Theory star wrote in the video's description, adding, "Is the way to inspire young girls' confidence to equate nakedness with empowerment?"

Bialik begins by saying that she is not a prude or trying to fat-shame, and understands that we live in a culture that embraces sexuality.

"I'm not going to lie, I have spent some of my life wishing I was pretty and skinny like other women," she adds. "But »

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Mayim Bialik: "Getting Naked Is Not the Only Way to Feel Empowered"

9 June 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mayim Bialik is here to tell you why she's not prude but everyone needs to stop getting naked! In a YouTube video released Thursday, the Big Bang Theory actress called out the models who embrace their curves, arguing that they don't need to get naked in order to empower other women. To be clear, Bialik isn't shaming them for showing off their bodies. "I'm not going to lie, I have spent some of my life wishing I was pretty and skinny like other women," she said. But she also questioned the real impact these actions have on young women. "It should not be taken lightly that the message to present yourself as sexy and desirable may have more of an impact on young women than »

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Emmy Contenders 2017: Supporting Actress in a Comedy

6 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Kate McKinnon took the prize last year and could repeat her win, thanks to several memorable “SNL” episodes that saw her reprise Hillary Clinton in the heat of the election, not to mention her touching Leonard CohenHallelujah” tribute. With the exception of Niecy Nash (“Getting On”), all of last year’s nominees are eligible this year: Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”), Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) and Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light (“Transparent”). And while they missed out on a nod last year, never count out previous nominees Jane Krakowski (who married David Cross on this season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Julie Bowen, who already has a pair of Emmys for her “Modern Family” role. There’s also Bowen’s co-star Sofia Vergara, who has four previous nominations for her role. Among the fresh possibilities are living legend Rita Moreno for her turn on the well-received “One Day at a Time” reboot and Molly Shannon for »

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“Criminal Minds” Actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Push for Equal Pay

23 May 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook in “Criminal Minds”: CBS

Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook of Criminal Minds” are fighting for equal pay. The duo are seeking parity with co-stars Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler for the CBS procedural’s 13th season and are currently at an “impasse” in contract negotiations. Deadline broke the story.

The source reports that the actresses are “willing to walk” if they do not receive the pay they deserve. This is completely understandable, especially since this is not the first time the duo have had this battle. Vangsness and Cook were in a similar situation in 2013. They were earning less than half of co-stars Gubler and Shemar Moore’s paychecks and held out for better agreements with ABC Studios, CBS TV Studios, and CBS.

It’s only right that Vangsness and Cook fight for what they deserve, but it’s sickening that this is the second time in four years they’ve had to do so. Also, CBS just went through a similar situation with Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, who were earning significantly less than their co-stars on “The Big Bang Theory.”

Vangsness and Cook have appeared on “Criminal Minds” since its first season in 2005. Cook has been a series regular during its entire run, with the exception of Season 6. That was the year CBS dropped Cook and co-star Paget Brewster, leaving Vangsness as the only regular female character. Vangsness started as a recurring character in Season 1 and became a series regular soon after.

Unfortunately, pay parity is anything but a given for actresses. The aforementioned “Big Bang Theory” situation saw stars Bialik and Rauch hold out for equal pay before re-upping their contracts for two more seasons. The actresses were earning about $200,000 per episode, as compared to the $1 million their co-stars were making. Natalie Portman told Marie Claire UK that she made a third of Ashton Kutcher’s pay on “No Strings Attached.” Emmy Rossum, the main character of “Shameless,” demanded a raise in December. She and the rest of the cast had been paid less than co-star William H. Macy from the get-go. In May 2016 Robin Wright revealed her fight for better pay on “House of Cards.” “Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time,” she said. “So I capitalized on it. I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public.’ And they did.”

In Hollywood women are often hesitant to go forward when they are paid less than men. In an industry this sexist, actresses may develop a bad reputation simply for demanding what they are entitled to. Plus, they are already making more money than some people will ever see in a lifetime, so actresses may fear that their concerns won’t be taken seriously, or they’ll be dismissed as being overpaid in the first place. But this isn’t about a certain profession’s pay grade; it’s about gender equality within the profession. As Jessica Chastain recently told Variety, “What I do now, when I’m taking on a film, I always ask about the fairness of the pay. I ask what they’re offering me in comparison to the guy. I don’t care about how much I get paid; I’m in an industry where we’re overcompensated for the work we do.” The “Zookeeper’s Wife” star added, “But I don’t want to be on a set where I’m doing the same work as someone else and they’re getting five times what I’m getting.”

Criminal Minds” Actresses Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook Push for Equal Pay was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

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The Big Bang Theory: CBS Hopes for More Than 12 Seasons

18 May 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

If its up to CBS CEO Les Moonves, you won't have to worry about The Big Bang Theory TV show being cancelled for a long time, and not just because CBS already renewed the sitcom for its 11th and 12th seasons, back in March. During the Tiffany Network's Upfront breakfast, Moonves said he hopes it runs beyond that, and wishes the network had held onto Ray Romano's Everybody Loves Raymond, for a bit longer, too. The Big Bang Theory follows two book smart, socially inept Caltech physicists, Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), as well as their friends. The CBS cast also includes Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, and Kunal Nayyar. Read More… »

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Jim Parsons Got a Bad Cold After His Wedding: ‘It Was the Latest I Stayed Up in Many Years’

18 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jim Parsons has had a busy week!

The Big Bang Theory star married his longtime partner, graphic designer Todd Spiewak, on Saturday at the Rainbow Room in New York City, and according to him, it was the most fun he’s had in a while.

“It was fantastic … much more fun than I thought it would be,” Parsons, 44, told Extra on Wednesday at the CBS upfront presentation. “I wasn’t too nervous,  just a lot to organize and I thought, ‘Well, this will be sort of fun … Let’s get through this,’ then it was all fun.”

Maybe too much fun? »

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Bazinga! First look at The Big Bang Theory spin-off prequel Young Sheldon

18 May 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Every hero has a beginning so goes the proverb – whether it’s superheroes, secret agents or television characters, the prequel has always been a hive of story possibilities. Now CBS is taking one their most beloved characters in recent memory and returning to his pre-teen years.

Young Sheldon, the new show from the makers of The Big Bang Theory, tells the story of our favourite genius Sheldon Cooper and takes us back to his life when he was a 9-year-old child prodigy trying to wrestle with his immense smartness, school and growing up in Texas with his brother and twin sister (who we have seen in the show previously) and his parents.

The show is executive produced by co-Big Bang creator Chuck Lorre as well as Steven Molaro and Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on Tbbt. In fact, it was Parsons who came up with the idea »

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Mayim Bialik Weighs In on Reports Big Bang Costars Took Pay Cut: ‘Don’t Believe Everything You Read’

16 May 2017 12:11 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mayim Bialik is addressing reports that her Big Bang Theory castmates took a salary cut so that she and Melissa Rauch could get raises.

“You shouldn’t believe everything you read,” she told People in an interview about her new book, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular.

Added Bialik, “I’m happy to report that we have a very cohesive cast and we all know that our strength is together. We all really love each other, we love going to work and we’re very excited to do two more seasons.”

Earlier this year, Variety reported that Jim Parsons, »

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Jim Parsons Shares New Pics From Wedding to Todd Spiewak -- See Their Sweet First Dance!

15 May 2017 7:40 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak celebrated their nuptials in style.

The Big Bang Theory actor and his longtime partner looked rather dapper in custom Tom Ford tuxedos, as depicted in a series of photos Parsons posted to Instagram on Monday, two days after they tied the knot at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

Related: Jim Parsons Marries Longtime Partner Todd Spiewak

The 44-year-old actor shared some of his favorite details of the special day in his heartfelt captions.

"She's our best friend, she was our wedding planner, she was our officiant and she played all three parts brilliantly this past Saturday: thank you and love you, @melissamcneeley (that Chuppah ain't bad, either, @doan_ly!)," Parsons captioned several snaps from the ceremony, crediting Amber Gress Photography.

The happy couple later changed into more festive jackets for the reception and first dance -- a white blazer for Spiewak and a burgundy velvet number for Parsons.

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Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak Are Married

15 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Surprise! Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak are married, a rep for the Emmy-winning star of The Big Bang Theory confirmed to E! News Monday. The two tied the knot at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Page Six first reported news of their nuptials. Parsons shared a picture from the wedding on Instagram Monday and promised "more pics to come." His Big Bang Theory co-star Mayim Bialik re-grammed it soon after, writing, "What a wedding. Not a cell phone in sight. Everyone was so present which sounds pretentious but it was truly powerful for us all to just want to be there fully. Todd and @therealjimparsons, you are so loved. Also: hands down, prettiest chupah ever. Seriously. »

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Mayim Bialik on Costar Jim Parsons’ Wedding to Todd Spiewak: ‘Everyone Was So Present’

15 May 2017 7:12 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik gushed about her costar Jim Parsons’ wedding to longtime love Todd Spiewak in an Instagram post Monday.

“What a wedding. Not a cell phone in sight. Everyone was so present which sounds pretentious but it was truly powerful for us all to just want to be there fully. Todd and @therealjimparsons, you are so loved,” she wrote with her photo of the couple holding hands on their big day.

She also noted the ceremony’s chuppah, a canopy under which a Jewish couple stand during nuptials, was ” hands down, prettiest chupah ever. Seriously. »

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Mayim Bialik on How She Tackles Talking Puberty with Her Sons: ‘We Don’t Want Them to Have Shame About Their Bodies’

12 May 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mayim Bialik is answering all the questions every young girl has about growing up in her new book, Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular – but how does she talk to her own sons about puberty?

The Big Bang Theory star and neuroscientist tells People in this week’s issue, “We’ve always spoken to our children very frankly and in biologically appropriate terms.”

“We don’t want them to have shame about their bodies or fear about women’s bodies,” says Bialik. “While we tend to be a pretty socially conservative house in terms of how we »

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'Big Bang Theory': Inside the Surprising Season 10 Finale Proposal

11 May 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[This story contains spoilers from the season 10 finale of CBS' The Big Bang Theory.]

CBS' The Big Bang Theory just ended its 10th season with an exclamation point.

Punctuating a season of Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) growth, the nerdy comedy from Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro featured Sheldon's long-awaited marriage proposal to Amy (Mayim Bialik).

In the penultimate episode, Amy left to spend three months teaching at Princeton. That left Sheldon alone in the apartment they share to fend for himself for the first time. Bored, Sheldon begins spending time with Ramona Nowitzki (guest star Riki Lindhome) who returns »

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‘The Big Bang Theory’: Showrunner Steve Molaro on How Season Finale Will Test Amy and Sheldon’s Relationship

11 May 2017 12:15 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last week’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” threw a surprise curve ball into the relationship between Jim Parson’s Sheldon and Mayim Bialik’s Amy, when Amy was offered and accepted a fellowship at Princeton. With Thursday night’s season finale thrusting Sheldon and Amy into the uncharted territory of a long-distance relationship, showrunner Steve Molaro spoke with Variety about the show’s past, its future, and what to expect of the season-ender.

How will Amy’s trip to Princeton impact her relationship with Sheldon?

We thought it would be interesting to let Sheldon be alone for a while. We’ve never really seen him live by himself. He’s now doing a long-distance relationship with Amy, who he has now come to realize he is quite dependent on.

How important has the Sheldon-Amy relationship been to keeping the show fresh?

I think we’ve gotten a lot of mileage about watching these two people »

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Mayim Bialik Doesn’t Want to Show Off Her Body ‘Imperfections’: ‘I Don’t Feel Empowered by That’

11 May 2017 7:33 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While the body positivity movement focuses on embracing cellulite and stretch marks, Mayim Bialik says she doesn’t find it empowering.

The Big Bang Theory star applauds the women who show off and embrace their “imperfections” — Bialik names Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Hunter McGrady and Amy Schumer as two of them — but says it’s not for her.

“Honestly, that’s totally great for those women. I don’t have those feelings about the ‘imperfections’ of my body at all,” Bialik, 41, tells Glamour. “It’s something I spoke to Hunter about. I said, ‘I understand there are some women »

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