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Posted Tuesday 11/27/18 at 1:19PM EST
Julie Chen Moonves is returning as host of Big Brother
Source: Entertainment Weekly
CBS announced that Chen Moonves will be back to host Celebrity Big Brother on Jan. 21.
Posted Wednesday 11/07/18 at 2:51PM EST
Big Brother alum Christmas Abbott arrested for felony criminal mischief
Abbott, who competed on Big Brother last year, turned herself into authorities last night for an alleged violent confrontation she had with her baby's father and his girlfriend. She was later released on her own recognizance.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
Big Brother alum Kevin Schlehuber reveals he's battling cancer
Source: Us Weekly
Schlehuber, who competed on 2017's Big Brother 19, tweeted: "I FEEL perfectly healthy but that is not the case. I will beat this with the love and support from my family and close friends. Again, PLEASE get checked, it can save your life!"
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:45AM EDT
Big Brother alums Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf are officially married
The head of casting for the CBS reality show, Robyn Kass, officiated the wedding for the couple whose relationship began as a reality TV showmance.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Big Brother star: I got pregnant on the show and suffered a miscarriage after eviction
Big Brother couple Bayleigh Dayton and Chris “Swaggy C” Williams addressed speculation about her pregnancy in a video posted to YouTube. “During our time in the Big Brother house, I did conceive a little baby,” Dayton said in the video. “But unfortunately, and we don’t know why, but I had a miscarriage in the jury house. And it’s something that we’re still figuring out. We actually just got a chance to talk about it for the first time today.”
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Julie Chen says "Julie Chen Moonves" for a third episode of Big Brother
It appears that Chen plans to include "Moonves" in her name from now on.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 9:25PM EDT
Julie Chen to stay on as Big Brother host through 2019
CBS has yet to order a 21st season of Big Brother. But Chen's contract runs through the winter Celebrity Big Brother and next summer's Big Brother seasons. "Heading toward next week’s Season 20 finale, the ex-The Talk co-host has told individuals at the network that she wants to keep her 18-year gig hosting the reality competition series," according to Deadline. "Additionally, sources close to Chen say she will continue to work on Big Brother and looks forward to hosting the show for years to come."
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
The View wished Julie Chen well after her exit from The Talk, while Wendy Williams questioned her tears
Source: E! Online
Daytime TV had a range of responses to Chen's exit from The Talk. "I think it would be hard to be on that show and if you couldn't share so I sorta understood," Hoda Kotb said on Today. "She'll be missed on that show," Gayle King, Chen's colleague, said on CBS This Morning. On The View, Whoopi Goldberg wished Chen well, while Abby Huntsman said: "What I would love for her to do is to use that as an opportunity to be transparent, to be real, to talk to people about what maybe she's been through." Kathie Lee Gifford expressed sympathy for Chen on the 10am. Today show. "It always bugs me when they say the humiliated so-and-so. I'm capable of humiliating myself…She's not humiliated," said Gifford. "She's heartbroken. There's a big difference. You know what I'm saying?" Meanwhile, Wendy Williams questioned Chen's teary goodbye: "It's nice to know she watches 'Hot Topics,' where I said she should quit because she is a distraction," Wendy said. "She ended up crying towards the end but in my mind, those weren't tears because of the crew. In my opinion, she wasn't crying because of the cast and the crew and the staff and stuff. She was crying because now she has to go back to that compound and deal with that man and try to keep her son out of it. And there is no compound to me that is big enough." ALSO: Chen taped tonight's Big Brother episode on Tuesday, the same day she announced her Talk departure.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 2:34PM EDT
Julie Chen introduces tonight's Big Brother episode as "Julie Chen Moonves"
TMZ reports Chen again used the "Moonves" surname on tonight's pre-taped episode, using it for the first time in introducing herself. Last Thursday, she used it only to sign off from the show.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:16AM EDT
Report: Julie Chen is expected to stay with Big Brother, CBS didn't pressure her to exit The Talk
According to TMZ, CBS doesn't want to punish Chen for husband Les Moonves' actions.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Judd Apatow: Julie Chen's "Julie Chen Moonves" Big Brother sign-off was "cruel" to Les Moonves' many victims
Apatow joined other celebrities in denouncing Chen's support of her husband on Big Brother. "Her husband threatened people and ruined careers," tweeted Apatow. "He sexually assaulted and harassed people. To stand by him at this moment is cruel to the many victims. Maybe the shock and fear of her husband has damaged her and she isn’t seeing clearly— yet."
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
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."
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Can Julie Chen continue on The Talk following her husband Les Moonves' CBS ouster?
As Brian Steinberg points out, "Chen might find taking part in some broadcasts of The Talk awkward, particularly because the hosts occasionally talk about their personal lives. This week’s episodes would be particularly excruciating for anyone in her situation." Steinberg adds: "Staying on Big Brother might be an easier assignment for Chen, who has been the host of the U.S. version of the program since it debuted in 2000. The job does not require personal disclosure, but straight reporting on the actions of the participants in the show, who must live together in a house while under constant surveillance, as well as interviews with them."
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Julie Chen skips today's The Talk Season 9 premiere following husband Les Moonves' resignation from CBS
“I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement shared with The Wrap minutes before The Talk kicked off the season. “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother." ALSO:
Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 10:58PM EDT
Big Brother producers explain why JC Mounduix hasn't been booted despite repeated problematic behavior
“The expression of viewer concerns regarding JC Mounduix’s behavior was reviewed immediately. All video was examined in its entirety," executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan said in a statement. "We spoke with all three of the houseguests separately in detail about the incidents. Tyler and Haleigh explained to producers that they in no way felt threatened, unsafe or sexually harassed. If there was any indication from our Houseguests of sexual misconduct, we and CBS would have taken immediate action. The safety and security of our houseguests is and will continue to be our top priority.”