‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Takes Pay Cut For Co-Star Raises

Andy Grammer & his wife are expecting a baby… Lady Gaga was FIFTH choice… Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston rumors… Restraining order against Chris Brown granted… and ‘Big Bang Theory’ cast agrees to pay cut for co-star raises

Congratulations to Friend of the Show Andy Grammer! He and his wife Aijia Lise are expecting a baby! And it’s a GIRL! Andy and Aijia made the announcement on Instagram yesterday, posting a video of them performing “My Girl” by the Temptations. The baby is due in July.

Andy Grammer & Ally break the news!

Lady Gaga is taking over for Beyonce at Coachella, but HollywoodLife.com found out she wasn’t the first choice! In fact, they say she was their FIFTH choice! Sources say they thought four other acts would be a better fit. Those would be Adele, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake or Nine Inch Nails.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have put the past behind them and are now enjoying a nice friendship. Gossip Cop even confirms this is true. In the new issue of Us Weekly, sources say it started about a month ago when Brad used his contacts to get Jen’s number and then texted happy birthday. That opened the door to Brad confiding in his ex-wife about his ugly divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie. And reportedly, Jennifer’s husband Justin Theroux is okay with all of this!

A judge didn’t just grant Karrueche Tran a restraining order against Chris Brown, he granted one to her best friend, too! J. Ryan La Cour says Chris threatened to hurt him, just like he threatened to hurt Karrueche. J. Ryan claims Chris confronted him at Diddy’s Super Bowl party, telling him, “It’s 2017…Ima (BLANK) you up every time I see you, so you better get the (BLANK) out of here before I lay your (BLANK) out.” J. Ryan also claims that Chris vowed to find him and Karrueche wherever they may go and “shoot the place up.” He says Chris even sent gang members after him! Now Chris has to stay 100 yards way from J. Ryan, too.

The main five on “The Big Bang Theory” make a million per episode this season, but they’re all willing to take a pay cut to raise the salaries of their fellow cast members for seasons 11 and 12. Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg have all been with the show since the very beginning, but Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch didn’t join until season 3. Both women make around $200K per episode, but their co-workers don’t think that’s right. So they’re each willing to take a $100K per episode pay cut, which would bump Mayim and Melissa’s salaries up to around $450K an episode for the next two seasons.


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