CBS is “very confident” a “Big Bang Theory” deal will be done
“We’re feeling very confident that everything will work out,” CBS Entertainment chair Nina Tassler says of talks with the five leads. “These deals always get miraculously done.”

Elaine Stritch dies at 89: Broadway legend won 3 Emmys, including 1 for playing Jack Donaghy’s mom on “30 Rock”
Stritch’s other Emmy wins also include one for guesting on “Law & Order” and another for "Elaine Stritch at Liberty.”

Ashton Kutcher to marry Jon Cryer on “Two and a Half Men” so that they could adopt as a gay couple
CBS boss Nina Tassler calls the final season storyline a “great ride."

CBS is "looking for all types of hosts” at 12:30 am, including political hosts
“The knee-jerk reaction is to go for another traditional, behind-the-desk interview show,” says CBS boss Nina Tassler. "But we are looking for all types of hosts, there is the political world, not just the comic world.” As for Stephen Colbert, she says there is talk of whether or not he’ll need a band.

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert film a “Star Wars” video for charity
Check out “The Daily Show” host as Princess Leia. PLUS: Check out Colbert as Marvel’s “The Falcon."

CBS would "love the opportunity to take another shot” at “How I Met Your Dad”
"Craig and Carter and Emily, we adore those guys, we want very much to stay in business with them,” CBS boss Nina Tassler told critics.


“Once Upon a Time” bosses talk about their “Frozen” plans — including no Olaf
"It wouldn’t fit and it’s so beautiful, his story in the movie,” says exec producer Adam Horowitz. "The story we want to tell doesn’t involve trying to expand upon that, nor do we think it should.”

Watch Jerry Seinfeld & Jon Stewart attempt to ride in a 1978 AMC Gremlin for “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
It’s the same car Stewart used to drive around in New Jersey as a teenager.

Cory Monteith’s mom: “The loss is horrendous … until three days ago I couldn't look at a picture of Cory”
Ann McGregor spoke for the first time about her “Glee” son’s death with “GMA."

“Extant” dips in Week 2, but was last night’s highest-rated show
About 7.87 million watched last night’s episode. Meanwhile, “Extant’s” series premiere got a big DVR boost.

Watch Drake’s awkward Donald Sterling rap from ESPYs
Drake’s rap, using Sterling’s words, was greeted with silence.

Brooks Wheelan posts a pic of the Cal Tech lab he worked in 1 year ago, says he’s “grateful” to “SNL" for giving him a comedy career
Wheelan, who was an engineer by day and a standup comic at night, wrote on Instagram: "Last year at this time I worked in this lab at Cal Tech. SNL might have fired me, but because of them I have a career in comedy now which is pretty coo and I'm grateful.”

Michael Strahan picked NFL on Fox’s Jay Glazer to present him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Glazer will help induct Strahan on Aug. 2.

Norman Weiss has been doing TV Tattle since the week "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled. He is a Hollywood outsider who was born and raised in Hollywood. "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" are broadcast 2 blocks from his high school.