Simon Helberg Talks I AM I, Using Kickstarter to Raise Financing for the Film, Being Directed by His Wife, and THE BIG BANG THEORY Three-Season Renewal

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Written and directed by Jocelyn Towne, the indie drama I Am I is equal parts touching and heartbreaking, as it tells the story of a young woman named Rachael (also played by Towne), who meets her estranged father, Gene (Kevin Tighe), at her mother’s funeral.  Eager to get to know her father, Rachael tracks him down at an assisted living home, only to realize that Gene suffers from memory loss and not only thinks that he is still a young man, but is convinced that Rachael is actually her mother.  And if she wants to really get to know him, she has to play along.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Simon Helberg, who worked on his wife’s film as an actor and executive producer, talked about how he and Towne share a very similar vision and have very similar tastes, why Kickstarter worked so well in raising the financing for this film, acting with and being directed by his wife, and partnering with her again for his directorial debut, We’ll Never Have Paris (due out in theaters sometime this year), which also happens to be inspired by their own crazy romance.  He also talked about how surreal it is to know that his TV show, The Big Bang Theory, has been picked up for three more seasons and will be on the air for at least 10 seasons, at a time when comedy seems to be struggling on television, that the actors don’t typically contribute much to the script, and what he’d like to still learn about his character.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

The Cast and Crew of THE BIG BANG THEORY Surprise Audience and Showrunners with Flash Mob

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The audience at a recent taping of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory was treated to a bit of a surprise, as the show’s cast and crew spontaneously broke into a flash mob just before a scene was set to begin.  Set to that song that will not go away, “Call Me Maybe,” the ratings-dominating comedy’s crew was joined by cast members Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and more in what was actually planned as a surprise for the series’ showrunners, Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, and Steven Molaro.  The video is worthwhile if only to see Blossom’s Mayim Bialik get down behind a very enthusiastic Kaley Cuoco.  Hit the jump to watch the video.

Comic-Con 2011: THE BIG BANG THEORY Panel Recap; Bloopers, Impressions and a Resolution to Last Season’s Cliffhanger

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The cast and creators of TV’s “smartest, funniest and now Emmy-nominated” The Big Bang Theory dropped in on Comic-Con today to talk about the upcoming 5th season of the popular series. Executive producers Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady and Steve Molaro joined principal cast Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch on stage. In a nice touch for fans of the show, Carol Ann Susi provided the disembodied voice of Mrs. Wolowitz to introduce the panel. Hit the jump for more behind-the-scenes shenanigans and sneak peeks of the upcoming season.

THE BIG BANG THEORY: Season 3 Blu-ray Review

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“The Nerd Empire Strikes Back” for season three of The Big Bang Theory and the gang is back and up to their usual shenanigans.  Raj is still too nervous to talk around Penny, Howard is willing to try anything to get laid (even almost get a tattoo), Sheldon is still a hilarious and neurotic mess, and Leonard and Penny are dating.  Wait a minute, that’s a new development…  Now Sheldon has to deal with being the third wheel to Penny and Leonard’s tumultuous and severely awkward relationship.  This season delivers the same amount of laughs as the last two and Sheldon is still the NERD KING, but the flaws of the more standard sitcom jokes and some performances are starting to stick out more this time around.

Comic-Con 2009 News – THE BIG BANG THEORY and FRINGE

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With Comic-Con 2009 fast approaching, get ready for a ton of updates about what’s going on at this year’s convention. Since there is no reason to ramble on, I’ll keep all the intros brief.

If you’re a fan of either “The Big Bang Theory” or “Fringe”, both shows will be there and both are bringing the cast and creators. While production on the shows start around the convention, they will still have some fun videos to watch. The info on both is after the jump:

Jim Parsons (Sheldon on THE BIG BANG THEORY) Exclusive Video Interview – Backstage at the 2009 Saturn Awards

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For my final interview from this year’s Saturn Awards, I bring you one of the leads on CBS’s awesome sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”. If you watch the show, you know how funny Jim Parsons is as Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D. Each week I’m amazed at how much nerdy dialogue Jim is forced to say, and after speaking with him, he admitted that all the things he says are foreign to him. Yes, it’s all an act…Jim isn’t a geek. Nevertheless, his work is always great and if you read sites like Collider and you aren’t watching “The Big Bang Theory”, you’re definitely missing out on a show you’d enjoy.

Anyway, after the jump you can see Jim talk about Comic-Con, what it’s like to lose his anonymity, did he buy anything special after getting a two season pick-up, what filming in front of an audience is like, and what is he looking forward to this season. Oh and we talked about rock, paper, scissors, Spock.

If you’re a fan of his show, you’ll love the interview. Take a look:

Simon Helberg (Wolowitz on THE BIG BANG THEORY) Red Carpet Interview – Saturn Awards 2009

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simon_helberg__image.jpgWhoever says the sitcom is dead hasn’t been watching CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” on Monday nights. If you’ve never seen it, the show follows four very nerdy guys who all have some issues…let’s just leave it there. Anyway, I started watching early this season and I’m absolutely hooked. It probably helps that I’m a geek, and every week they talk about fanboy stuff. Trust me, if you read sites like Collider, you should really tune in and check it out. And if you go to Comic-Con every year and aren’t watching, I’m collecting your badge at the door.

So at last night’s Saturn Awards I got to speak with Simon Helberg on the red carpet. He plays Howard Wolowitz on the show and each week the mystery is what bright clothing will he try and squeeze himself into.

Anyhow, I managed to talk with Simon for awhile and we covered everything from filming the show to what you buy yourself when your show gets picked up for two seasons. Of course we also talked about this year’s Comic-Con and the clothing he has to wear every week. If you watch “The Big Bang Theory”, you’re going to really like the interview. Take a look after the jump:


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Dr Horribles Sing Along Blog image (1).jpgI have a confession to make. I am a Joss Whedon fan.  No, that’s actually not the confession.  The confession is this – I didn’t see Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog until I got this DVD.  I know.  I’m now on the outs with the club.  Despite all my friends insisting that this was right up my alley, I just didn’t want to watch it online.  I was stubborn in my old-school TV and DVD ways.  After having seen this, however, I vow “no longer will I be tied to the tube.”

Dr. Horrible (or Billy in his non-villain guise) wants two things out of life.  The first, he wants admission to the ELE, the Evil League of Evil.  Second, he wants pretty Penny to notice and possibly fall for him.  Penny is a purehearted soul and often crusading for the homeless.  Unfortunately, Dr. Horrible has a nemesis – do-gooding ham-head Captain Hammer.  Thwarting Horrible’s current scheme puts Hammer in a position to save Penny which, in turn, leads to those two dating.  Penny thinks that Hammer is a good guy through and through.  Only Horrible sees through Hammer’s public persona to see the douchebag underneath.  When word comes down that Dr. Horrible will need to kill someone to get into the ELE, he discovers that Captain Hammer would make for the perfect victim.  Of course, not everything works out as intended.

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