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Report: Parsons, ‘Big Bang’ co-stars to earn $1M per episode in new 3-year deal

Monday, August 4, 2014
From left, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory."
Jim Parsons, one of the highest profile openly gay actors on television today, has signed a new three-year contract to continue on CBS' "Big Bang Theory," and the reported $1 million per episode paycheck makes him one of the highest paid performers on network television. [...]

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Sean Hayes joins cast of CBS sitcom ‘The Millers’

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- CBS says popular sitcom star Sean Hayes is joining the cast of its comedy "The Millers" as a series regular. Hayes will play the new best friend of the character played by Margo Martindale and a new source of friction for her son, played by Will Arnett, [...]

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Is a gay ‘showmance’ blossoming in the Big Brother house?

Monday, July 7, 2014
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Is a gay "showmance" finally blossoming in the Big Brother house? This year’s very “politically correct” season of CBS’ Big Brother is a far cry from last year’s edition, in which viewers were treated to a seemingly endless display of racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs that resulted in reports of at [...]

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Gay ‘Survivor’ contestant dies in Alabama railway accident

Saturday, June 28, 2014
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Caleb Bankston, a former contestant on the "Survivor" reality show, has died in a railway accident in Alabama. He was 27. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates says Bankston, who was working at the Alabama Warrior Railway in Birmingham, was thrown from a train in a partial [...]

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‘Boy wonder,’ scientist and inventor Jack Andraka profiled on ‘60 Minutes’

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Jack Andraka, the 16-year-old “boy wonder” inventor, scientist, and cancer researcher who was profiled by LGBTQ Nation last month, was the subject of a new “60 Minutes” feature that aired on CBS Sunday night. [...]

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CBS defends handling of ‘Big Brother’ house guests’ racist, anti-gay remarks

Monday, July 29, 2013
Sonja Flemming, CBS/AP"Big Brother" house guest Aaryn Gries.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The "social experiment" that is CBS' "Big Brother" included appalling behavior this season but the network has responded appropriately, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said Monday. [...]

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CBS, ‘Big Brother’ airs contestants’ racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs

Monday, July 8, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — CBS' “Big Brother” tackled the growing controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday’s episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show’s online live stream. [...]

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GLAAD calls out CBS for anti-transgender joke on ‘Mike & Molly’

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has denounced the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" for what it called an "offensive scene predicated on the hateful notion that transgender people are inherently disgusting." [...]

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Beekman Boys celebrate ‘Amazing Race’ victory with big primetime kiss

Monday, December 10, 2012
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Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge, known to television audiences as "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," took home the $1 million prize as they crossed the finish line on CBS' "The Amazing Race" season finale on Sunday night, and celebrated with a big, primetime TV kiss. [...]

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PREVIEW: ‘The Amazing Race’ 21 — Meet the newest members of ‘team gay’

Thursday, August 30, 2012
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"The Amazing Race 21," the 21st race-around-the-world for a million bucks, kicks off on CBS on Sunday, September 30, and in a welcome change from last season's gay-free Race, this installment sees mixed in among the usual dating couples, twins and... monster truck drivers? -- three known members of Team [...]

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