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British-Indian Actor Kunal Nayyar Ranks Fourth on Forbes Magazines List of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors

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Kunal Nayyar speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for "The Big Bang Theory", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Wikimedia

Los Angeles, Oct 1, 2017: British-Indian actor Kunal Nayyar ranks fourth on the Forbes magazines list of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors 2017, which is led by his “The Big Bang Theory” co-star Jim Parsons.

Nayyar, who plays the role of Rajesh Koothrappali, an astrophysicist originally from New Delhi, India, in “The Big Bang Theory”, minted $25 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, reports forbes.com.

Parsons retained the top position with collection of $27.5 million. According to reports, he earned $1 million per episode on the comedy show. The 44-year-old was ranked first in 2016 and 2015 also.

Another “The Big Bang Theory” actor Johnny Galecki occupied the second place with $26.5 million. Actor Simon Helberg raked in $26 million and took the third spot.

“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” actor Mark Harmon rounds up the top five with $19 million while “Modern Family” actors Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet followed with $13.5 million and 12.5 million, respectively.

Actor Kevin Spacey was ranked eighth in the list with collections worth $12 million. He was joined by “Modern Family” actor Ed O’Neill, who also collected the same amount.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson came at the 10th spot with total income of $11 million. (IANS)

 

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Popular American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and LGBTQ stars say Thank You to Barack Obama

LGBTQ celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Parsons, Macklemore and many others thank President Obama for his contributions towards their community

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, Nov. 14, 2016. VOA

Los Angeles, Jan 21, 2017: Popular American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and other LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) stars have compiled a ‘thank you’ video for Barack Obama for everything he achieved on behalf of their rights during his presidency.

She posted the video on The Ellen Show’s YouTube account, reports independent.co.uk.

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The accompanying text read: “Ellen compiled a message from the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and many more to offer a personal message of thanks to President Obama for everything he was able to accomplish in the name of equality.”

In the clip, “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons said: “You presided over a period of time that turned out, in many ways, one of the most positive periods ever in the lives of gay Americans. How can we ever thank you?”

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According to independent.co.uk, a visibly emotional Evan Rachel Wood, thanked him for “changing the way people thought about us and, honestly, the way I thought about myself”.

Actor Jonathan Groff also said: “I couldn’t believe that the future President of the United States said the word ‘gay’ in the first three minutes of his victory speech, and that was just the tip of the iceberg… you made what seemed truly impossible… possible.”

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The video also featured stars who have actively spoken in support of LGBTQ rights.

Macklemore said: “Thank you for fighting for a world where I can raise my daughter to love whoever she wants to love.” (IANS)

 

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Why is Stephen Hawking trademarking his name?

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Famous British physicist, Stephen Hawking has applied to trademark his name at the Intellectual Property Office in order to stop people and businesses from exploiting his name with inappropriate products.

Currently, Stephen is Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) at the University of  Cambridge.

Hawking has applied for two trademarks, the first one focuses on computer (software and hardware) and electronic equipment in general. While the other trademark is aimed at books and publications. Prof. Hawking aims to promote his name to support charities.

Professor Hawking is famous both in the scientific world and among lay people globally.