Fact: Iron Man filmmaker Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and direct the first episode of The Big Bang Theory spin-off show Young Sheldon. The new series will focus on the background of Jim Parsons' character, Sheldon Cooper, with Big Little Lies actor Iain Armitage in the titular role.
Fact: The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is developing a series based on Ryan O'Connell's book, I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves, with boyfriend Todd Spiewak through their That's Wonderful Productions. O'Connell's book, which will be published in June (15), centres on the writer's life as a gay man with cerebral palsy. He will serve as writer and executive producer alongside Parsons and Spiewak.
Quote: "Rihanna smells so good, I am not kidding. She has a scent... (like) heaven... I have this weird crush on her." THE BIG BANG THEORY star Jim Parsons has fallen in love with his HOME co-star's aroma.
Quote: "Her songs keep coming on in my head. And I'll keep, like, singing, 'Yellow diamonds...' - just out of nowhere, I'll be doing it. And first off, her reaction is always, she'll look at me and go, 'That gives me chills. And not in a good way'." Actor Jim Parsons reveals his HOME co-star Rihanna is not impressed with his renditions of her hit songs.
Fact: The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is to be honoured with the 2,545th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor will unveil his plaque on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on 11 March (15), two weeks before his 42nd birthday on 24 March (15).
Fact: The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons has signed up to portray God on Broadway. The actor will lead the cast of An Act of God. It will be his first New York theatre show since he made his debut in Harvey in 2012.
Quote: "I don't know... you get so used to your life as it is, so I don't not think that it doesn't get better... I'm not saying he's been discouraging it. I feel like I haven't been that enthusiastic enough about it, so now I feel like a loser for the cause." The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is in no rush to tie the knot with his partner of 11 years, Todd Spiewak.
Fact: The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons poked fun at retired U.S. Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir's elaborate fashion sense during his guest hosting stint on Saturday Night Live this weekend (01Mar14) by dressing up as the athlete for an interview segment with comedienne Kate MCKinnon, who posed as talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. He also showed off his vocal skills by performing a song called I'm Not That Guy during his opening monologue, detailing the differences between his real-life persona and his geeky physicist character Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
Fact: The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons is set to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on 1 March (14). The Emmy winner will be joined by musical guest Beck, who will make his seventh appearance on the long-running U.S. comedy series.
Quote: "I didn't think it was still that much hoopla, and that was really kind of rewarding. That's progress - progress that I'm really happy to be a part of... We feel very average, we feel very normal. We really do. The strange stuff is the Hollywood stuff we have to walk through, not the gay stuff we have to walk through." The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons insists his relationship with boyfriend Todd Spiewak is not headline grabbing.
Fact: Pop star Rihanna is to make her second foray into cinema by lending her voice to upcoming film Happy Smekday!, a DreamWorks Animation adaptation of Adam Rex's award-winning book The True Meaning of Smekday. The singer will play one of the lead parts alongside The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.