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Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 3:19PM EST
Carrie Ann Inaba to permanently replace Julie Chen on The Talk
Variety reports the Dancing with the Stars judge has closed a deal to join the CBS daytime talk show full-time starting in January. Inaba was one of several guest hosts who filled in following Chen's abrupt departure over the Les Moonves scandal.
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 Thursday 11/15/18 at 1:35PM EST
Sharon Osbourne: The Talk co-hosts would discuss Les Moonves' bad breath, but never when Julie Chen was around
“I think he had bad breath, if I remember," Osbourne said on SiriusXM's Jim Norton & Sam Roberts show. "You could smell him coming. I think he had a bit of gingivitis ... Oh yeah.”
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Les Moonves tells TMZ "I'm retired"
TMZ, which would frequently get Moonves and Julie Chen to chat outside restaurants before his sexual harassment downfall, caught up with them outside Madeo in Beverly Hills. While Chen said she was "not interested" in talking, Moonves told the cameraman he's not looking for another job.
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."