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August 26, 2014

Openly gay actor thanks his late father for always encouraging him

Jim Parsons won his fourth Emmy on Monday (25 August) for his performance on the smash CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

'Wow, oh my God I don't believe this,' a surprised Parsons said after prevailing over the field that included Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, Matt LeBlanc, and William H. Macy.

'To say that I watch your work and I feel inspired is a bit of an understatement,' Parsons said to his competitors.

He said of his win: 'There's no accounting for taste. Through a lot of good fortune, I stand up here tonight.'

August 4, 2014

Emmy winner's costars Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco receive same deal

Jim Parsons, one of the highest-profile openly gay actors on television, has also just become one of the richest.

A three-time Emmy winner for his performance as Sheldon Cooper on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, Parsons will earn $1 million per episode over the next three seasons, Deadline Hollywood reported on Monday (4 August).

July 24, 2014

Gay actor, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the hit CBS show, was involved in a hoax that claimed he got in a fight with co-star Johnny Galecki

Jim Parsons is not quitting The Big Bang Theory.

The star, who made the CBS sitcom what it is as the breakout character Sheldon Cooper, was reported to not be returning for the eighth season.

The actor allegedly had an on-set fight with co-star Johnny Galecki, who plays Leonard.

It was claimed he had decided to move on from the role that had won him two Emmy awards.

However, the show is now contracted for another three seasons.

May 30, 2014

Big Bang Theory star has opened up about fame and staying grounded when starring in the hit CBS series

Gay actor Jim Parsons has opened up about the part that has made him world famous, Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

The 41-year-old star plays the neurotic character in the hit show, and says his age has helped him stay grounded.

May 23, 2014

Parsons has been with partner more than a decade and says 'you get used to your life as it is'

Jim Parsons may have thought he was going on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week just to promote his movie The Normal Heart.

But the host had other things in mind: marriage.

DeGeneres, who got married to Portia de Rossi in 2008, put The Big Bang Theory star on the spot about his un-wedded bliss with Todd Spiewak, his partner of more than 11 years.

'Eleven years is enough time to know,' DeGeneres said to Parsons who squirmed a bit in his seat.

May 9, 2014

The Big Bang Theory star had been bringing partner to public events for years but was never asked about him

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons was four years into his relationship with Todd Spiewak when fame hit.

His CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was a break-out hit and he was thrust into the limelight.

Parsons, one of the stars of the upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart, never thought about hiding the fact that he is gay.

May 9, 2014

The Big Bang Theory star had been bringing partner to public events for years but was never asked about him

Three-time Emmy winner Jim Parsons was four years into his relationship with Todd Spiewak when fame hit.

His CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was a break-out hit and he was thrust into the limelight.

Parsons, one of the stars of the upcoming HBO film The Normal Heart, never thought about hiding the fact that he is gay.

March 12, 2014

Fans will be getting plenty more of Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

The lengthy renewal assures the show of being on the air through the 2016-17 season. The show premiered in 2007.

Parsons casually came out as gay in a line that was part of a larger profile on him in The New York Times in May 2012.

March 12, 2014

Fans will be getting plenty more of Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons, who has already won three Emmys for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will have plenty of opportunity to win more.

CBS took the unusual step today of renewing the ratings hit for three more seasons instead of the usual season-by-season approach almost all shows must endure.

The lengthy renewal assures the show of being on the air through the 2016-17 season. The show premiered in 2007.

Parsons casually came out as gay in a line that was part of a larger profile on him in The New York Times in May 2012.

December 11, 2013

Other LGBT nominations include Michael Douglas and Matt Damon for Behind the Candelabra

Jared Leto continues to establish himself as the front-runner for an Oscar with a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Dallas Buyers Club.

Leto's nod in the supporting actor category is for his performance as a trans female dying of AIDS who teams up with an infected straight man (Matthew McConaughey) to sell alternative treatments to fellow sufferers.

Leto has already racked up several major critics awards in recent weeks.

September 23, 2013

In speech, calls boyfriend his 'favorite person on the planet'

Jim Parsons, the openly gay star of the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory, won his third Emmy Award on Sunday (22 September) evening.

Among those he beat out were Alec Baldwin who had been favored to win for the final season of the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

'I want you to know I’m very aware about how exceedingly fortunate I am … to be able to do this role and this show,' Parsons said in his speech. '(And) to be here and to be a part of such a phenomenal group of people and for seemingly happenstance reasons to be up here right now.'

September 23, 2013

In speech, calls boyfriend his 'favorite person on the planet'

Jim Parsons, the openly gay star of the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory, won his third Emmy Award on Sunday (22 September) evening.

Among those he beat out were Alec Baldwin who had been favored to win for the final season of the NBC comedy 30 Rock.

'I want you to know I’m very aware about how exceedingly fortunate I am … to be able to do this role and this show,' Parsons said in his speech. '(And) to be here and to be a part of such a phenomenal group of people and for seemingly happenstance reasons to be up here right now.'

September 13, 2013

She and The Big Bang Theory star played a couple on TV's Roseanne

When Sara Gilbert debuted as one of the co-hosts of CBS's daytime hit The Talk three years ago, she quickly acknowledged publicly for the first time that she is a lesbian.

On the show this week, Gilbert took things even further when by sharing some details about her coming out journey which began in her teens while co-starring on the classic sitcom Roseanne.

She revealed that she was dating actor Johnny Galecki who played her boyfriend then later her husband on the show. He now stars on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

September 13, 2013

She and The Big Bang Theory star played a couple on TV's Roseanne

When Sara Gilbert debuted as one of the co-hosts of CBS's daytime hit The Talk three years ago, she quickly acknowledged publicly for the first time that she is a lesbian.

On the show this week, Gilbert took things even further when by sharing some details about her coming out journey which began in her teens while co-starring on the classic sitcom Roseanne.

She revealed that she was dating actor Johnny Galecki who played her boyfriend then later her husband on the show. He now stars on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

September 9, 2013

Roseanne alum now juggling being co-host on The Talk with new sitcom role

Sara Gilbert has done a whole lot of talking and not much acting since helping to create and being a co-host of the CBS talk show The Talk in 2011.

But the actress who came to fame as Darlene Connor on the sitcom Roseanne is carving out some time to return to her sitcom roots in the upcoming CBS sitcom Bad Teacher based on the feature film that starred Cameron Diaz.

How will Gilbert, who is engaged to musician Linda Perry, juggle it all?

July 18, 2013

Once lovers on film, Michael Douglas and Matt Damon will be fighting it out for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie at this year's television awards

The biopic that was ‘too gay for Hollywood’ was nominated for 15 Emmy awards today (18 July).

Behind The Candelabra, with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon as the leads, received the nods from the one of the biggest television awards in the US.

Both Douglas, who portrayed Liberace, and Damon, who portrayed his lover, is up for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

The film itself is up for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

January 24, 2013

Award-winning actor will produce 'inspiring and entertaining' show about genius children

The Big Bang Theory gay actor Jim Parsons is developing a new television series about child prodigies.

The 39-year-old known for playing geeky neuroscientist Sheldon Cooper in the US sitcom will executive produce the show.

Titled Prodigies, the series will profile exceptionally gifted young people based on a series of videos on YouTube channel THNKR, which has over 100,000 subscribers and 12 million views.

December 13, 2012

James Parsons gets nod for Big Bang Theory, Sarah Paulson for Game Change, Tony Kushner nominated for writing screenplay for Lincoln

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominations for its Golden Globe Awards on Thursday (13 December) and they included some nods for LGBT artists and characters.

Among them are Jim Parsons, the openly gay actor who stars on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Parsons was nominated for best actor in a comedy or musical television series. 

Parsons won the Globe in 2011 and has also won two Emmys for his portrayal of the straight character of Sheldon Cooper.

December 13, 2012

James Parsons gets nod for Big Bang Theory, Sarah Paulson for Game Change, Tony Kushner nominated for writing screenplay for Lincoln

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association unveiled the nominations for its Golden Globe Awards on Thursday (13 December) and they included some nods for LGBT artists and characters.

Among them are Jim Parsons, the openly gay actor who stars on the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Parsons was nominated for best actor in a comedy or musical television series. 

Parsons won the Globe in 2011 and has also won two Emmys for his portrayal of the straight character of Sheldon Cooper.

August 10, 2012

American Psycho writer has slammed gay actors who portray straight characters like Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother

American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis has slammed CBS sitcoms Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, dismissing them as ‘crap’.

After his rant about gay actor Matt Bomer, Ellis began tweeting about gay actors playing straight characters on television.

‘Feel complicated about Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother – central joke being that he’s a gay actor playing a womanizer,’ he said.

July 19, 2012

Two-time Primetime Emmy Award winner is nominated for the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award

Jim Parsons, the openly gay star of The Big Bang Theory, is up for a Primetime Emmy Award.

It was revealed the comedy actor, known for playing Sheldon on the CBS sitcom, was nominated for the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award today (19 July).

Previously nominated for the past three years, and winning the award in 2010 and 2011, Parsons is against stiff competition.

He is up against Larry David for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Don Cheadle for House of Lies, Louis C.K for Louis, Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, and Jon Cryer for Two And A Half Men.

May 23, 2012

Two-time Emmy winner confirms he has been in 10-year relationship

There was no Lance Bass or Clay Aiken-type People magazine cover for Jim Parsons who came out publicly near the end of a New York Times article on Wednesday.

The star of the highly-rated CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was profiled as he is set to star on Broadway in the play Harvey and it states: 'Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship.'

May 23, 2012

Two-time Emmy winner confirms he has been in 10-year relationship

There was no Lance Bass or Clay Aiken-type People magazine cover for Jim Parsons who came out publicly near the end of a New York Times article on Wednesday.

The star of the highly-rated CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was profiled as he is set to star on Broadway in the play Harvey and it states: 'Mr. Parsons is gay and in a 10-year relationship.'