A couple weeks ago, Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco settled her divorce with tennis star Ryan Sweeting like a total boss: Thanks to a pre-nup she got to keep her $72 million fortune, giving Sweeting only $165,000 as a parting gift, along with all the couple’s gift cards.
The big public revelation in the divorce proceedings, however, is how much money Cuoco makes per episode of The Big Bang Theory. According to TMZ, nearly $1 million an episode for 72 shows. That’s a lot of dough for a 23-minute laugh-track sitcom, though — to be fair — it’s easily the most popular show on network television.
Meanwhile, tabloid Radar Online claims it talked to an unnamed Big Bang “insider” alleging that Cuoco is “becoming the Jennifer Aniston of the show in that she is getting a ridiculous amount of attention in the press for her high-profile divorce.” I guess that’s a bad thing? According to Radar, the attention she’s getting with her new boyfriend Karl Cook isn’t helping, either.
Via Radar Online:
A new report hinted that the alleged animosity between the 30-year-old actress and her co-stars was brought about by her romance with Karl Cook.
“It used to be Kaley and Johnny versus Jim,” an insider reportedly dished to Radar Online about “Big Bag Theory” star Kaley Cuoco, “but now it’s kind of everybody versus Kaley.” Unfortunately, as alleged by the report, there is nothing that the other stars can do to address the tension.
The unnamed source reportedly pointed out that Cuoco appeared to have been getting the buzz for “all the wrong reasons.”
“In the last year there were times where Kaley was on big magazine covers but had only six lines in that week’s episode,” the source explained. “There’s a lot of resentment towards her.”
With her job being described as the “cushiest” on the planet especially when compared to the roles of Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch, and Mayam Bialik, “Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco has been reportedly getting $1 million payday, way higher than the others’ rumored salary of $100,000 per episode.
Meanwhile, the celebrity news tabloid Gossip Cop states that Radar’s he-said, she-said report from a Big Bang Theory insider isn’t true at all.
Besides not being true, which we’ll get to in a moment, the webloid’s seemingly fake source doesn’t understand how TV shows work. Often plots for series and characters are worked out a long time in advance of taping, so no actor would really complain about a co-star having a few lines when their personal life unpredictably has changed.
Notwithstanding the alleged “insider” exposing him- or herself as an outsider, Gossip Cop looked into the allegations, and we’re told by a production source that it’s all untrue. Our actual insider tells us the webloid’s story about Cuoco being “unpopular” with the other stars and allegedly creating “chaos” on the set is “ridiculous,” and “literally not at all based in reality.”
Of course, this is not the first time RadarOnline has manufactured a report about the cast members fighting. In April, Gossip Cop completely shot down a story from the repeatedly disproven site that wrongly alleged Mayim Bialik and Cuoco were feuding over salaries because the latter makes more money on “The Big Bang Theory.” Bialik’s own rep exclusively told Gossip Cop at the time, “It is 100 percent false,” noting, “There is no feud between the actresses or anyone else on set for that matter.”
Somehow I don’t think Big Bang Theory is worth all this drama. Have to imagine the cast just tunes it all out, like water on feathers.
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