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Kaley Cuoco Big Bangs Dude From Behind ... He's Not Complaining

3/30/2016 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0330_Kaley-Cuoco_accident_PCNKaley Cuoco got up close and personal with a fellow driver in L.A. -- and his Mercedes-Benz paid the price.

The 'Big Bang Theory' star exchanged information with the guy after she apparently rear-ended his ride with her Range Rover on a street near her home. Based on the pics, doesn't look too bad ... fender bender-ish at worst.

We're not saying the guy enjoyed getting hit from behind, but if you're gonna have an accident -- might as well be with a smoking hot TV star. Perks of life in L.A.

Sweet sandals too, Kaley. Shout-out to comfortable footwear!

'Big Bang Theory' Poet's Family Sues You Screwed Me Over Soft Kitty

12/28/2015 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The daughters of a poet claim the folks behind "The Big Bang Theory" pilfered their late mother's poem and didn't pay a penny.

Edith Newlin published the poem in 1937 ... it's called "Warm Kitty." Her daughters Margaret and Ellen say in 2007, Warner Bros. wanted to use the lyrics for a song in the show -- a song the cast sings to Sheldon when he's sick -- which includes the lyrics, "Soft kitty, warm kitty."

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Margaret says the studio cut a deal with a music company to use the lyrics, but not her ... and she says she and her sister are the rightful owners.

What's worse ... she says the song is part of 'Big Bang' merchandising.

So the song on 'Big Bang' has been used for years and now she wants the studio and others to ante up. She also wants an order prohibiting the show from continuing to use the song.

We reached out to Warner Bros. ... so far, no word back.

Barenaked Ladies My Ex-Bandmate Is Screwing Me Out Of 'Big Bang' Money

9/11/2015 6:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0911_steven_barenaked-ladiesFun fact -- The Barenaked Ladies wrote the theme song for "The Big Bang Theory".

Not so fun fact -- a former member of TBL says he hasn't received a dime for the work ... even though its TV's #1 comedy. 

According to legal docs, former front man Steven Page claims he was promised 20% of all proceeds from the song. He says band member Ed Robertson is the only one collecting and has kept all the money for himself. 

Page says he isn't sure of the total profits generated from the theme song but believes they are in excess of $1,000,000 -- and he's suing for his 20%.

Unravel the mystery ... 

'Big Bang Theory' Carol Ann Susi ... Voice of 'Howard's Mom' Dies

11/11/2014 8:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Carol Ann Susi -- one of the central characters on "The Big Bang Theory" -- died Tuesday after battling cancer ... according to execs on the hit show.

Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom who almost NEVER appeared on camera -- but whose voice was heard in just about every episode.

'Big Bang' executive producer Chuck Lorre said ... "The Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing."

Susi's rep described her cancer as "aggressive" ... and added it was a brief battle.  

Wolowitz's mother was only seen once on 'Big Bang' -- and it was just a quick glimpse during Howard's wedding. It's unclear how Lorre and producers will handle Susi's death on the show. Her character's had a central plot line this season.

Carol Ann Susi was 62.

Khloe Kardashian Finally Dumps Divorce House ... For HUGE Profit

1/25/2014 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0124_kaley_cuoco__khloe_lamar_odom_house_launchKhloe Kardashian's divorce isn't all bad -- TMZ has learned, she and Lamar Odom just dumped their massive marital mansion for a HUGE profit ... and now it's a "Big Bang Theory" star's problem.

As we first reported, Khloe and Lamar listed the 7-bedroom 8,000 sq. ft. Tarzana home last year for $4 million ... shortly before Khloe filed for divorce. They bought the house for $3.95 million in 2009.

Now, sources tell us, the home has sold for $5.49 million ... nearly $1.5 million more than the asking price. We're told Khloe's now looking for a new place near her mom in Hidden Hills.

According to sources, the house was purchased by "Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco and her new husband ... who obviously don't believe in curses.

Mayim Bialik Sues Over Car Accident I Nearly Lost a Hand!

10/18/2013 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik has just sued over her serious car accident last year -- claiming it nearly cost her a hand.

As we reported, Bialik was driving in her white Volvo last August when it was struck by a 2013 Mustang in a Hollywood intersection. The other car was filled with Chilean tourists.

At the time, a source told us there was blood everywhere at the crash scene, stemming from major damage to Mayim's hand. Another source said "her finger was almost completely severed ... it was just hanging there."

Now the former "Blossom" star has filed a lawsuit against the other driver as well as Hertz Rent-a-Car -- presumably because the other car was a rental -- claiming she suffered injuries to her right hand, right thumb, and nerve damage.

She's suing for unspecified damages, but that includes lost wages -- and since she earns a reported 5 figures per episode on "Big Bang," it could really add up.

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Mayim Bialik Divorce Final The Valley Divided!

5/26/2013 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik and her ex-hubby took the high road in finalizing their divorce -- splitting their real-estate evenly -- but upon further inspection it's clear, Mayim was the real winner.

According to docs, as part of Mayim's divorce settlement from non-famous person Michael Stone ... she scored the couple's 1,400-square-foot, 1-bedroom pad in Studio City.

Her ex got the couple's 1,300-square-foot, 3-bedroom casa in nearby Sherman Oaks.

While they're both similar in size, Mayim's pad is up in the hills -- views, mountains, wildlife.

Stone's pad is down in the flatlands -- Target, Costco, Zankou Chicken.

FYI -- The couple married in 2003 and filed for divorce in Nov. 2012. They have two sons together.

It's unclear why they only bought houses in The Valley.

Mayim Bialik Officially Files for Divorce

11/29/2012 4:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mayim Bialik has filed for divorce, TMZ has learned.

The "Big Bang Theory" star filed the docs in L.A. County Superior Court against her husband Michael Stone, citing "irreconcilable differences."

They have two minor sons -- aged 7 and 4 -- and Mayim wants joint legal and physical custody.

Mayim and Michael were married in 2003.

The divorce docs were filed on November 21st -- the same day Mayim announced the couple's split -- but they were just released by the courts today.

In her announcement, Mayim -- who famously allows her kids to sleep in the same bed with her -- wrote, "The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision."

She added, "Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose."

'Big Bang Theory' Star Accused of Screwing Agent Out of 'Big Bang' Cash

11/26/2012 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1120_Kunal-Nayyar_gettyAin't no party like a Koothra-party! Especially for "Big Bang Theory" star Kunal Nayyar -- who plays Raj Koothrappali on the show -- because according to a new lawsuit ... he's been living it up big time without paying his agent.

Diverse Talent Group filed docs in L.A. County Superior Court last week ... claiming Kunal owes his agency $100,000 in unpaid commissions for getting him the acting gig -- a bill that goes back to September 2011.

The lawyer for DTG tells TMZ, the agency repped Kunal when he got the job in 2007 -- and the actor faithfully paid the piper ever since, but for some reason ... he stopped coughing up dough last year.

Now, DTG is suing for its money, which it believes exceeds $100k.

Now here's a twist ... Kunal is currently repped by a different agency -- Innovative Artists -- so it's bound to get messy.

Calls to Kunal's reps were not returned.

Mayim Bialik and Husband To Divorce

11/21/2012 1:16 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1121_mayim_bialik_article_divorce_tmz_gettyMayim Bialik and her husband are getting divorced.

Mayim, who stars in "The Big Bang Theory," cites "irreconcilable differences" in her 9 year marriage to Michael Stone.

The couple has 2 kids. They've talked about how they allow their kids to sleep in the same bed with them.

Mayim, who previously starred in "Blossom," released a statement on her website saying, "The hands-on style of parenting we practice played no role in the changes that led to this decision," adding, "relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose."

And she says, "The main priority for us now is to make the transition to two loving homes as smooth and painless as possible.  Our sons deserve parents committed to their growth and health and that's what we are focusing on."

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