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Sean P. Means
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This publicity image released by CBS shows, from left, Kunal Nayyar, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Simon Helberg in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed due to a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy for CBS, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus has been postponed. The series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton, FIle)
The Cricket’s Daily 3: Bullock is Hollywood’s best-paid actress

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Sandra Bullock was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood last year, earning $51 million, according to a survey by Forbes. Jennifer Lawrence came in second, with $34 million — and Bullock and Lawrence are the only actresses who would make the top 10 among Hollywood’s male movie stars. [Forbes]

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• "Big Bang Theory" stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have reached new contract deals reportedly worth around $1 million each per episode, after a standoff that briefly halted production on the hit CBS sitcom. Co-stars Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are expected to make their deals soon. [Entertainment Weekly]

• Keke Palmer ("Akeelah and the Bee," "True Jackson, VP") is taking over the title role in the Broadway production of Rogers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" — the first African-American actress to wear the glass slipper on Broadway. [AP]

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