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Kaley Cuoco Spoofs ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ to Support Shelter Dogs

Kaley Cuoco is taking her love of rescue pups to a whole new level.

The actress stars in a new Keeping Up With the Kardashians parody, titled Keeping Up With Cuoco, in which she hilariously talks stylist Brad Goreski into adopting more than 41 shelter dogs. The project is a collaboration with Southern California-based nonprofit Paw Works, which works to save abandoned animals from kill shelters through adoption, education and community programs.

Cuoco has long been a vocal advocate for animals, and when it comes to her own home, the 32-year-old recently admitted that even she has a hard time keeping track of how many pets she shares with fiance Karl Cook.

“Oh, my god, I don’t think I could count, to be honest,” she recently told ET. “There has got to be 50 horses, five or six dogs, five rabbits — although I want more, don’t tell him — and we have chickens at the farm now. We are like little farmers.” Continue reading

Mandy Moore, Kaley Cuoco and Elizabeth Olsen Partner for Charity Collection

The Alex and Ani x EBMRF Collection is now available, and 100% of the sales go toward the fight to cure a rare genetic skin disorder.

Kaley Cuoco, Mandy Moore and Elizabeth Olsen have partnered with lifestyle brand Alex and Ani on a new collection to raise money for a crippling condition often referred to as “the worst disease you’ve never heard of.”

The three-piece line is Alex and Ani x EBMRF Collection, created to benefit the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF). EB is a rare genetic skin disorder, the slightest touch can cause tearing, blistering and bleeding. Those afflicted can see their growth stunted, while limbs, including hands, may be disfigured.

In addition to the trio of actresses, EBMRF has some other well known supporters. Brad Pitt, Courteney Cox, Rami Malek and Sting all showed up to a fundraiser put together by powerhouse manager Andrea Pett-Joseph, whose son is battling the disease.

For the new collection, 100% of the proceeds from each bracelet sold will benefit EBMRF to raise awareness and fund cutting-edge research in pursuit of a cure for EB. To date, Alex and Ani Charity by Design has donated more than $48.3 million to its 50 non-profit partners. More information about the collection can be found here. [Source]

Kaley Cuoco Launches Company, Inks Pod Deal With Warner Bros. TV & Set First Project – Limited Series She Would Star In

Kaley Cuoco has launched a production company, Yes, Norman Productions, which has entered an exclusive multi-year pod deal with Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the blockbuster CBS comedy series.

Under the pact, Cuoco will develop original television projects for broadcast, cable, SVOD and digital platforms via WBTV, Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Warner Bros. Animation and WBTVG’s digital venture Blue Ribbon Content.

Cuoco already has set her first project, The Flight Attendant, a limited series based on Chris Bohjalian’s upcoming novel, which she is slated to star in and executive produce.

Cuoco has optioned the rights to The Flight Attendant, to be published in March by Doubleday, which is described as a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant (played by Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong Dubai hotel room, in the wrong bed, with a dead man — and no idea what happened. It unveils a story of memory, the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.

“I read The Flight Attendant and was hooked immediately!,” Cuoco said. “Warner Bros. Television is my extended family and I’m so excited to work together and bring this amazing book to life with them.” Continue reading

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Renewed For Seasons 11 & 12 By CBS

CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have reached a deal for a two-year renewal of The Big Bang Theory, through the 2018-19 season. The pact comes on the heels of the two companies closing a deal for a spinoff prequel series, Young Sheldon, which is expected to launch next fall behind Big Bang.

The two-season pickup for CBS’ flagship series also comes after the show’s original cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar signed new two-year contracts to continue.

I hear the renewal is being announced with no deals in place for Big Bang co-stars Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik, whose contracts also are up at the end of Season 10. They have been negotiating new contracts, and I hear they are close but not closed yet.

Rauch and Bialik, both introduced as guest stars in Season 3 and becoming regulars in Season 4, had been earning about $175,000 an episode in their most recent deal. Because their characters have become an integral and equal part of the show’s ensemble, with Bialik earning four Emmy nominations for her role, the two had been seeking a major salary increase that would get their pay checks close to just under $1 million an episode Parsons, Galecki, Cuoco, Helberg and Nayyar will command after reportedly pitching in each 100,000 an episode toward Rauch and Bialik’s raises. Observers expect Rauch and Bialik to end up around or north $500,000 per episode.

While Big Bang‘s production price tag — covered in large part by CBS at this point in the series’ run — is creeping up to an eye-popping $10 million an episode, the comedy series is in its own league performance-wise. In its 10th season, The Big Bang Theory is the most-watched and highest rated scripted series on television with an average of 19.4 million viewers in Live+7 and a 5.1 Live+7 rating in 18-49. What’s more, Big Bang, the most watched comedy series since 2010-11, is still packing the elusive live audience, averaging more than 14 million live viewers for an original telecast. Continue reading