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Last Update on July 31, 2014 07:09 GMT

PRODUCTION OF NEW SEASON OF "BIG BANG THEORY" DELAYED IN CONTRACT DISPUTE

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed by a fight over big bucks. The first day of production was postponed because of a contract dispute. The Hollywood Reporter says Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki currently make $325,000 per episode. They're negotiating as a group and want salary increases to as high as $1 million per episode as well as a cut of the back-end profits. Contract disputes are common on long-running TV shows.

"GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"

LONDON (AP -- Zoe Saldana likes it when she has a bit of bad in her. Saldana plays Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy." She's an anti-hero who later becomes a hero. Saldana says it's "a better arc" when a character starts off one way and ends up another. Guardians of the Galaxy opens tomorrow.

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<<CUT ..004 (07/31/14)>> 00:15 "all the time"

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana says it was fun doing her own stunts and it was also a good example for young women.

<<CUT ..005 (07/31/14)>> 00:10 "a better arc"

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana says it's more fun to play someone who's not all good.

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JIMMY FALLON PUTS HIS HEAD BETWEEN HEIDI KLUM'S LEGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon jokes his wife is going to kill him. On last night's "Tonight Show" Fallon put his head between Heidi Klum's legs. They were doing an acrobatic stunt, a head-to-heels roll forming a human wheel. They started with Fallon lying on a mat with Klum standing astride over his head. Fallon promised not to peek up her dress. Klum said the only thing to see up there was the transmitter to her wireless mic. After they finished their roll, Klum told Fallon they were going to do it German-style. They did another series of rolls, this time belly-to-belly.

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Jimmy Fallon and Heidi Klum

Jimmy Fallon promises Heidi Klum he won't look under her dress as they do a head-to-heels roll, forming a human wheel. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit))

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Heidi Klum and Jimmy Fallon

Heidi Klum tells Jimmy Fallon the only thing to see under her dress is the transmitter for her wireless mic. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit))

<<CUT ..008 (07/31/14)>> 00:05 "lay down, OK (laughs)"

Heidi Klum and Jimmy Fallon

Heidi Klum and Jimmy Fallon do a second series of rolls, this time belly-to-belly. COURTESY: NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" ((mandatory on-air credit))

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"GREY'S ANATOMY'S" SARAH DREW PREGNANT IN REAL LIFE, TOO

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Drew has something in common with April. They're both pregnant. Her publicist tells People.com that Drew is expecting her second child with her husband Peter Landfer. She's due in December. They also have a two and a-half year old son Micah. Drew's character April revealed she was pregnant in the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy."

TV LAND PICKS UP JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jim Gaffigan's getting his own show on TV Land. Ten episodes of "The Gaffigan Show" have been ordered. The show will be about his life as a standup comic who eats too much. Kind of like his autobiography, which is called "Dad is Fat." Gaffigan says he's thrilled to get his own show, but he's probably most excited about the food they'll serve on set.

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PRODUCTION OF NEW SEASON OF "BIG BANG THEORY" DELAYED IN CONTRACT DISPUTE

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed by a fight over big bucks.

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Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Asian stock markets are uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected.

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IN THE NEWS: BRITAIN-DRIVERLESS CARS

LONDON (AP) -- British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January

Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years.

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