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TV Guide has published its annual list television's highest-paid actors, and there are some serious shake-ups in the 2014 pecking order.

For one thing, the number 1,2, and 3 spots all belong to Big Bang Theory cast mates.

Tim Allen
The former Tool Man's return to television has netted him some big bucks. Allen receives an estimated $250,000 an episode for Last Man Standing.

Yes, as you may have heard, Kaley Cuoco and her co-stars signed $90 million contracts after protracted negotiations, making them the most well-compensated cast on the small screen by a fairly wide margin.

Kaley and the Geek Squad (as Charlie Sheen dubbed them when he was the brightest star in the CBS galaxy) will pull an estimated $1 million an episode for the next three years, and will also enjoy an undisclosed portion of the show's profits.

Industry insiders say the TBBT actors may be the last stars to receive such astonishing paydays due to audience fragmentation brought about by cable and streaming services, as well as "cast churning" (the practice of frequently dispatching series regulars, say with a Valyrian steel blade).

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Tim Allen, of all people, is weighing in on the Paula Deen scandal, and raising eyebrows himself with some controversial comments about racism.

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Allen said he believes "politically correct" phrases to be more egregious than the actual slur at times.

"[The phrase] 'the N-word' is worse to me than n--ger," he said.

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  • Paula Deen Pleads

Allen, 60, said the toned-down phrase's very existence runs counter to how he thinks people should tackle such an emotionally charged topic.

"You want to take the power away from that word so that no one is offended by it," the comedian said of the racial slur that Deen admitted using.

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Faustino Ibarra, a man suspected of stealing one of Tim Allen's custom cars out of the actor-comedian's own garage, says he left the keys for him so he could borrow it.

Likely story.

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A Denver police spokesman said Monday that 34-year-old Ibarra is being held without bond while awaiting extradition to California after his arrest on Saturday.

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Tim Allen had better be ready for some new home improvement.

The actor and wife Jane Hajduk welcomed daughter Elizabeth on Saturday in Los Angeles. The little bundle of joy checked in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces.

Publicist Marleah Leslie says the couple, who married in 2006, is "thrilled" with the new arrival of Elizabeth, and both mother and child are healthy.

Tim Allen and Jane Hajduk now have a daughter.

This is the couple's first child. The 55-year-old Tim Allen also has a 19-year-old daughter, Katherine, from his first marriage to Laura Deibel.

The Allens have joined Jenna Jameson and Tito Ortiz, Carson Daly and Siri Pinter, Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller, Andrew Firestone and Ivana Bozilovic, Anne Heche and James Tupper, M.I.A. and some guy as new celeb parents this month.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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