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Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Could Rosie O'Donnell or Carrie Ann Inaba replace Julie Chen on The Talk?
O'Donnell and Inaba are both guest-hosting the CBS daytime talk show on Friday when it will be without Sara Gilbert. Chen last week endorsed Dancing with the Stars judge Inaba to replace her, saying to Inaba in her videotaped farewell message: “In my opinion you look awfully good sitting there, my Asian sister. I’m just saying!” But insiders say O'Donnell, who served two short-lived stints as The View co-host, "would make for dramatic headlines, and would get the most attention, and produce the biggest first-day-on-job ratings," according to Deadline's Lisa de Moraes. While some sources tell de Moraes that they don't see O'Donnell returning to the daytime talk show grind, Rosie hinted she might be up for permanently replacing Chen. When one Twitter user said that O'Donnell wouldn't want to move from the East Coast to Los Angeles where The Talk tapes, Rosie responded: "perhaps i would."
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 Tuesday 9/18/18 at 3:13PM EDT
Julie Chen officially announces her exit from The Talk in an emotional pre-taped message
CBS waited until the final minutes of Tuesday's episode of The Talk to show Chen's tearful video message announcing she's leaving the show to spend time with her young son and her husband Les Moonves following his firing from CBS. “I have been at The Talk since the day it started nine years ago, and the cast, crew and staff have become family to me over the years," said Chen. "But right now, I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son. So I’ve decided to leave The Talk. I want to thank everyone at the show for our wonderful years together. I will always, always cherish the memories we shared. Most important, I want to thank you, the viewers, for allowing me into your home every day. It was a privilege that I will forever be grateful for. To everyone behind the scenes… I send you my love. I will miss you all very, very much.” CBS issued a statement thanking Chen for her work on The Talk: "All of us here have tremendous appreciation for the dedication and passion she brought to the show every day and for her generous role as an ambassador for CBS Daytime. We are grateful for her many other contributions, respect her decision and wish Julie all the best in everything she does."
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 8:17AM EDT
Julie Chen is expected to announce her exit from The Talk Tuesday via a videotaped message
"She has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband's name from accusations made 25-30 years ago and tending to her son," a source tells CNN. Chen, who has co-hosted The Talk since its 2010 launch, is expected to announce she's leaving, effective immediately, via a videotapped message on today's episode of The Talk. CNN also reports that Chen is expected to stay as host of Big Brother.
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 Friday 9/14/18 at 3:04PM EDT
The View's Joy Behar on Julie Chen: "I think it's going to be hard for her to go back to The Talk"
The View panelists this discussed Chen, Les Moonves and her "Julie Chen Moonves" sign-off from last night's Big Brother at the top of this morning's show. Behar questioned whether Chen could return to The Talk. "I think it's going to be hard for her to go back to The Talk," said Behar. "What topics can they do? They can't talk about the #MeToo movement without her coming clean about her husband." Behar compared Chen to Hillary Clinton sticking up for President Bill Clinton after he denied having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, saying it would even be hard to talk about shows like Real Housewives or anything relationship related. ALSO: The Talk avoided talking about Chen's "Julie Chen Moonves" sign-off on Friday.
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 Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
The Talk applauded Jeff Fager's firing and CBS' move to "clean house" -- with Julie Chen still absent and without bringing up Les Moonves
“I just think it’s so refreshing that this old regime of the boys club, guys taking care of guys…”, Osbourne said while discussing the 60 Minutes executive producer's ouster. “I just think it’s great to clean house.” For the fourth straight day, Chen was absent following her husband's ouster on Sunday. Chen said in her statement on Monday, “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.” ALSO: Chen and Moonves were spotted outside their house in Los Angeles.
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 8:51PM EDT
Without Julie Chen, The Talk spent an awkward and emotional 10 minutes discussing Les Moonves
Source: The Daily Beast
“We're about to talk about something that affects everybody's lives here at CBS,” said Sharon Osbourne, whose job was to lead the discussion on the CBS boss' ouster after announcing that Chen would be skipping today's Season 9 premiere. “I have never been nervous in my life, but I'm kind of very nervous right now,” Osbourne said, before letting clips of other news shows explain the new sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves. The result was a "deeply uncomfortable" 10 minutes that was both awkward and emotional, says Matt Wilstein. Osbourne, who staunchly defended Moonves in a Twitter statement that discredited his accusers when Ronan Farrow's New Yorker story was first published, deleted the tweet before today's show. "He's not been convicted of any crime, but obviously the man has a problem," Osbourne said today, adding that the new CBS CEO will likely make drastic changes. “We all know they sweep clean," Osbourne said. "Everybody here at CBS is nervous about their jobs. Yes, the ladies at this table will go on and we'll probably find another show if our show, please god, it's not taken off, we'll always find another job and nobody is, you know, in that position yet. It's just historically when somebody new comes in, things change.”
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: