‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Get Explosive Pay Raise, Sign $90 Million Deal
Giants' David Wilson retiring at 23, Press Secretary James Brady dies at 73
By ABC NEWS
August 5, 2014, 5:01 PM
• 3 min read
title: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Stars Get Explosive Pay Raise, Sign $90 Million Dealtext: ‘Big Bang Theory’ top slated stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki are set to sign three-year deals that bring in a million dollars an episode -– racking up and estimated $90 million over the next three years. The contract also cuts the trio a bigger share of the profits from rerun sales and development deals, making them among the highest paid people on TV.
quicklist:2title: Giants’ David Wilson Set to Retire at 23, Doctors’ Orderstext: New York Giants’ David Wilson will be retiring before his third NFL season, ESPN reports. Wilson was reportedly advised by two doctors to stop playing football due to the condition of his neck and spine, to which he has suffered multiple injuries and underwent surgery in January to correct.
The running back has come to terms with his decision, saying, "I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me or pity me, I lived my dream.”
quicklist:3title: Former White House Press Secretary James Brady Dead at 73text: James Brady, former press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, died on Monday at age 73 due to a series of health issues. Brady, who was shot in the head in 1981 during an assassination attempt on the President, was an active advocate for gun control after the incident left him in a wheelchair. Brady’s legacy includes The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which released a statement calling its namesake “a true American hero.”
title: The Princeton Review Is In: Syracuse University Biggest Party Schooltext: On Monday, The Princeton Reviewreleased its most recent survey results, dubbing Syracuse University the number one party school. Syracuse has taken the title this year from the University of Iowa, who placed second in the “Party School” category this year. Keeping their title, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah continues to be at the top of the “stone-cold sober” schools.
quicklist:5title: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Fills the Bachelor Voidtext: ‘Bachelor’ fans need not fear the new void of their Monday nights, for ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ premiered right on the heels of last weeks ‘Bachelorette’ finale. Thirteen people, seven women and six men, who neglected to find love the first time have been given another shot in Tulum, Mexico, where the romance and drama run as high as the temperature. Tune in Monday’s on ABC at 8 p.m. EST to check it out.