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Posted Wednesday 1/02/19 at 3:41PM EST
Carrie Ann Inaba makes her debut as Julie Chen's The Talk replacement
Source: E! Online
"Everyone's Talking about it, and I'm excited to confirm it. We're welcoming Carrie Ann Inaba to The Talk table," CBS' head of daytime Angelica McDaniel said in a statement. "Carrie Ann connects with audiences by being genuine. We appreciate her warmth, heart and vulnerability, and love what she brings to the show." The Dancing with the Stars judge, who was Chen's choice to replace her, said in a statement: "Having the opportunity to sit at the table with Eve, Sara (Gilbert), Sharon (Osbourne) and Sheryl (Underwood) has been such an enriching experience and I'm honored and looking forward to joining them daily. It's the authentic conversations and connection with the audience and the ladies that really drew me to The Talk. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this show." ALSO: How Inaba plans to juggle The Talk and Dancing this fall.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Les Moonves' ouster from CBS took many by surprise because he seemed "too big to jail"
"The simple fact is that it is deeply ingrained in us to think some men get to mistreat women. Some men are too big to jail," says Lili Loofbourow, pointing out that Moonves didn't get the boot until after another set of accusers came forward Sunday with even more disturbing stories. "We should accept no calculus that says six accusations aren’t enough but 12 are," she says. "The pragmatic politics here are as straightforward as they are irrational and nasty: The P.R. mills that grind people into capital determined that Moonves could weather one scandal enough to eat dinner in public and fight for his standing, but not two." Loofbourow adds: "Men like Moonves do all they can to encourage this assessment of their value, of course. They present themselves as essential to the success of the enterprise, knit their fate to the company’s. Moonves is more than diplomatic in interviews, but he makes clear that Warner Bros. was No. 1 when he left it, that CBS is now the No. 1 network under him, and that his biggest question when he arrived at CBS was whether he would be able to fix its problems: 'Am I ever going to get this right? How am I going to be able to figure out how to rebuild this place?' Men like this characterize accusations as conspiracies to bring them down because of their prominence ...The boards they install and executives they hire only serve to bolster the illusion that without these big men, the system will not hold. Those in more junior ranks who know of or encounter allegations are faced with the entire scaffolding of the institution arrayed against them. (Here’s what’s weird, though: This particular strain of corporate self-centering actually reveals the men in question to be abysmal stewards of their companies. Anyone whose organization is solely reliant on him has failed; the very claim that they’re irreplaceable speaks to fragility, not robustness.)"
- CBS does have the right to reveal findings of its Les Moonves investigation, despite a "Confidentiality" section in his exit agreement
- The Talk co-hosts support Gayle King's call for transparency in Moonves investigation
- Time's Up calls on CBS to donate $120 million from Moonves' severance
- CBS interim CEO Joe Ianniello was Moonves' right-hand man for a decade, which means he's unlikely to keep the job permanently
- 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager is still in his job as an investigation probes the culture of CBS News
- Howard Stern unveils a "Les Moonves puppet" to mock his former foe
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:
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
CBS sets daytime fall premiere dates for The Talk, The Price is Right and more
The Talk kicks off the new season on Sept. 10, The Price is Right returns Sept. 17 and soaps The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful will premiere on Sept. 3 and Sept. 17, respectively.