Julie Chen stands by Les Moonves, signing off Big Brother as "Julie Chen Moonves"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Chen said "Good evening, I’m Julie Chen" at the beginning of Big Brother's live double eviction Thursday night, her first TV appearance since husband Les Moonves was fired on Sunday as CEO of CBS after taking time off from The Talk. But she found an unusual way to sign off, adding her husband's surname. "From outside the Big Brother house with Brett, I am Julie Chen Moonves. Good night," she said. According to EW, "it was the first time in the history of the show that Chen has used the Moonves surname while signing off, a clear indication that she still supports her husband amid the accusations levied against him in two blistering New Yorker articles by Rowan Farrow." As Daniel D'Addario put it, "that name, defiantly used, feels, for now, unwelcome in any setting that demands introspection, and antithetical to any path forward for Chen but painful silence."
- Les Moonves tells TMZ "I'm retired"
- Could Rosie O'Donnell or Carrie Ann Inaba replace Julie Chen on The Talk?
- Julie Chen says "Julie Chen Moonves" for a third episode of Big Brother
- Julie Chen to stay on as Big Brother host through 2019