Australiantimes.co.uk – The Forbes list placed Australian Simon Baker of The Mentalist at number 6 on its, male-dominated, actors list of Top 10 television earners.
This means that our Simon still earns more than The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons. Parsons this week scooped up his 4th Emmy for his role as The Big Bang Theory’s eccentric genius Sheldon Cooper.
Ashton Kutcher, star of Two and a Half Men, scooped the #1 earner title yet again, topping Forbes’ annual list with his estimated $26 million earnings between June 2013 and June 2014.
Jon Cryer and Mark Hormon shared the second spot; each earning US$19 million while Neil Patrick Harris placed third with estimated earnings of US$18 million.
Kevin Spacey and Grey’s Anatomy lead Patrick Dempsey took fourth position on the list with an annual earning of US$16 million.
Veteran TV funny man Tim Allen placed at number five by banking US$15 million earnings.
Simon Baker took 6th place, thanks to income generated from his work on The Mentalist and endorsement contracts with both Givenchy and Longines.
Emmy favourite Jim Parsons was next at #7, bagging US$12 million for his role as Sheldon Cooper in Big Bang Theory.
Hot on Parson’s heels were Jason Segel and Johnny Galecki who secured joint eighth place with US$11 million each.
It seems that Charlie Sheen’s star is fading but he still managed a three-way tie with Jon Hamm and Josh Radno, all of who had earned US$10 million.
Last on the list is How I met Your Mother’s Bryan Cranston, with $8 million.
Enstarz.com – The Mentalist’s Simon Baker will hop into the director’s chair before season 7 comes to a close.
Baker spends most of his time portraying Patrick Jane in front of the camera, but the actor has a penchant for directing as well. Despite a truncated 13-episode season, Baker will find time to take the helm for episode 5.
Writer Jordan Harper previously denied to confirm which episode the series titular character would take charge of, but Harper turned in the finale script for episode 5 on Monday and quickly took to Twitter to confirm Baker’s off-screen involvement.
Baker is no stranger to directing on The Mentalist – the actor has directed one episode a season since season 3. Starting with “Red Moon” in 2010, the actor later went on to make “Blinking Red Light,” “Red Sails in the Sunset,” and “My Blue Heaven.”
While viewers await Baker’s creation, The Mentalist will kick off season 7 with “Nothing But Blue Skies,” “The Greybar Hotel,” “Orange Blossom Ice Cream,” and “Pink Rocks.”
Find out more when The Mentalist returns to CBS in 2015. Click the video below to catch up on the finale moments of season 6.
Yareah.com – Australian actor Simon Baker plays the role as Patrick Jane in The Mentalist TV show, a successful American police procedural show. It debuted in 2008, on CBS, and on May 10 2014, CBS renewed The Mentalist for a 7th season, though it will come back at mid-season. Superb!
No doubt, the great success is due to Simon Baker, because the show follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation. He uses the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to “read” people’s mind.
Patrick Jane rocks! He is elegant, ironic and funny. And how about the real Simon Baker? He is also smart, friendly and comical. Today, listen to him!
Inspirational quotes by sexy actor Simon Baker:
Authentic: I don’t use deodorant. If you drink enough water, you shouldn’t have to. I think I smell pretty good without it.
Ironic: I’ve seen the odd tarot reader and had my palm read in various countries and explained to me in many strains of broken English. Did I believe a word? To be honest, I didn’t understand much, but I loved watching the presentation.
Sincere: I am very straight-forward and direct. If I disagree with something, I say something about it.
Friendly: There’s more of a family connection when you’re working on a TV show. That’s not to say that you don’t make great connections when you’re working on films, but it’s different unless you’re there working every day.
Humble: I like putting my money into things like food and shelter. I’m probably a bad example of an investor.
Defiant: I need some challenges in love or I’m bored.
Shy: I’ve always been a shy person.
And about all… A great actor: For an actor working in television or film, I think it’s important to understand how the medium works – how the camera and lenses work and how the sound and the editing works.
“When I have to play the same role every day, I have the flexibility to play the character in so many different ways. It’s almost like playing five different roles.”
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!
Video: The Mentalist Renewed For Season 7 By CBS.
vcpost.com – “The Mentalist” creator Bruno Heller, assures viewers will see a satisfying conclusion to the series ast it enters its seventh season, KpopStarz reports. Fans of the highly acclaimed CBS series are excited to hear wedding bells for characters, Patrick Jane and Teresa Lisbon.
Heller, together with Simon Baker and Robin Tunney, recently shared spoilers to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The pleasures of the show rests in the byplay between Robin [Tunney] and Simon [Baker]. Getting rid of Red John allowed us to focus on that human aspect of the show. Red John, as it turns out, was a convenience for Jane because it meant he didn’t have to confront the rest of his life and what he’s doing,” he said.
Baker added: “After [Red John] goes, for both Lisbon and Jane, there is a palpable sense of ‘What now? Do I really want to continue doing the same thing?’ It left the two of them without an excuse to decide where that relationship was going. They had always been able to keep it separate. Those questions start bubbling up and the rest of the season was the resolution of those questions.”
He also revealed that it will be hard for Patrick to pen himself up to another person as he already forget what that is like.
Heller also assured that fans will be satisfied with the ending of the series. “This is a popular show. It’s meant for the people. We have tried to make a finale to the season that will please and engage and fill our core audience.” He said the show will give audience closure but also teased that it will leave the viewers wanting for more.
In other reports, Monica Baccarin will be coming back as Erika Flynn who was last seen escaping from jail. The report also claimed Erika deceived Patrick Jane and Teresa Lisbon when she offered information with the condition of granting her pardon.
CBS has not announced a release date yet, but filming is already underway. “The Mentalist” Season 7 is reportedly returning to CBS in 2015.
I have added some new photos of Simon from today attending the premiere of “November Man” to the gallery. He looks so handsome in these so be sure to check them out.
Appearances/Events > 2014 > August 14 | “The November Man” – Los Angeles Premiere
enstarz.com – The Mentalist cast is back on set, but they are not filming for the season 7 premiere.
The CBS drama started rolling cameras on Wednesday for “Orange Blossom Ice Cream,” but the actors are weaving their tales in a non-linear fashion.
“Episodes 1 and 2 aren’t really the first two episodes,” said writer Jordan Harper on Sunday. “We’re shooting out of order right now.”
Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) and his FBI pals have a long way to go before their mid-season premiere, so the program’s late return to the studio and non-sequential schedule won’t affect when the episodes air.
Whichever number episode the series is currently shooting will involve a bit of time in the FBI’s Austin headquarters. Newcomer Agent Michelle Vega (Josie Loren) will join Agent Kimball Cho (Tim Kang), Agent Dennis Abbott (Rockmond Dunbar), and the sandy-haired Mentalist in the bullpen for these scenes.
It is unknown, however, whether or not Vega will be introduced in the premiere or if viewers will have to wait several episodes to meet her. Due to the short 13-episode season, the wait won’t be overly long either way.
Find out more when The Mentalist returns to CBS in 2015.
enstarz.com – Despite the truncated season, Baker will double his work load by jumping in the director’s chair. With only 13 episodes set to air in season 7, it won’t be long before the actor has to start prepping for his second job.
Unfortunately, Baker’s project is not quite set in stone. The CBS drama is still ironing out the details regarding which episode the Australian will take on.
“I think I better wait until it’s nailed down a little better,” said writer Jordan Harper when fans asked him for more details.
Baker is no stranger to taking the helm on The Mentalist – the actor has directed one episode a season since season 3. Starting with “Red Moon” in 2010, the actor went on to make “Blinking Red Light,” “Red Sails in the Sunset,” and the first post-Red John episode.
In the meantime, The Mentalist will kick off season 7 with “Nothing But Blue Skies,” “The Graybar Hotel,” and “Orange Blossom Ice Cream.”
Find out more when the Mentalist returns to CBS in 2015.