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“I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good Night” Says ‘Big Brother’ Host On First Appearance Since Husband’s Downfall From CBS

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Four days after her husband, Les Moonves was officially ousted as CBS chairman, Julie Chen returned to television hosting Thursday night’s episode of Big Brother for what was to be a double eviction night on the reality-competition series.

Chen has not yet returned to her spot on the table as co-host of the afternoon series, The Talk on CBS.

Since more women came forward last Sunday in an article from Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker that accused Moonves of inappropriate workplace conduct and sexual harassment, followed by the CBS board learning that Moonves tries to buy an accuser’s silence by getting her hired at the network, thus Moonves is now reportedly not receiving his $120 million exit package, Chen stood by her husband when at the end of tonight’s episode of Big Brother she closed with this statement.

“From outside the Big Brother House with Brent, I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good night.”
Until that statement, Chen has been radio silence since more accusations came to light about her husband.  Chen’s co-stars on The Talk have been talking about the hot button issue about their friend’s husband, and have held Moonves accountable for what the accusers have said against him and the workplace culture.

So, what did you think of Julie’s show of support for her husband, Les Moonves? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

So sad; she’ll have to face the inevitable soon enough.

Drake
Drake

Questionable is all I can say…not sure what to make of Julie Chen’s choice. In all honesty I was a little distracted by the hotness sitting next to her. Lol.

blake
blake

Lol truth!

Timmm
Timmm

If he is convicted of any of the accusations, she will probably have a change of heart, but for now, she is standing by her man. I dont have a problem with it. Many times in marriages, the first sign of trouble, the women usually leaves and bleeds her husband dry! Yes, it can be the other way to, but its still rare! Julie is smart, she will not look like a fool when all is said and done!

Mister Media
Mister Media

I interpret this as a message to her “The Talk” co-hosts who have come down hard on Les Moonves. That’s got to be tough on her and maybe she wanted to draw a line in the sand before she returns to “The Talk” – IF she returns.

Ellen Edvardsen
Ellen Edvardsen

I don’t want to see by again. She disgusts me’

blake
blake

same here Ellen, she’s a huge hypocrite. Always talked trash about cheating spouses on the show.

Joel
Joel

Good for her! If she wants to stand by her man despite his problems, it’s her business.

Bonnie Crozier
Bonnie Crozier

I don’t think it was her best choice.

aria
aria

it was a very soap opera moment, she’s standing by her husband, he’s her family . this must be difficult beyond explanation. I can’t judge, no matter how you look at it its heartbreaking for her family and for the accusers its no picnic either. it is sad all around…period!

kiki
kiki

I see you, Julie.

Johnnytuffguy
Johnnytuffguy

The worst part of her statement was when she called the guy Brent instead of Brett!

blake
blake

True, she was so focused on ending with her husband’s last name

Ellen Edvardsen
Ellen Edvardsen

I definitely don’t want her back on TheTalk. She is weak, submissive and money hungry.

blake
blake

Same here, hopefully CBS drops her off both shows now.

blake
blake

Hopefully this means CBS will drop her from both shows. Chen bot.

Mary SFIM
Mary SFIM

This is difficult, he is a powerful man and if someone did want to ruin his reputation, get him out of his position of power, there is no better way in today’s climate to do it. So it comes down to, who do you believe the women or the man? In the Cosby’s case Julie was all for believing the women, but when it comes to her own husband, he is the victim–and these women are turning consenting sexual encounters into assault? Or perhaps she believes this was all before her time and she changed him– I don’t know, it is her marriage– her choice– Personally if she wanted to stand by him, and believes CBS is in the wrong–resign from both shows- why would you want to work for the company who unfairly fired your husband? If she believes he did these things, and she forgives him then I don’t think she needed to make a public statement either way– it is none of our business. CBS didn’t believe the first 6 women, it was only when 6 more came forward that anything was done– so for people who wonder why one lone woman never came forward in the first place– that is the reason– when it is a case of he said she said- the she is never believed–when it is a case he said they said– then something is done, sometimes, unfortunately even with the Cosby case, no matter how many women came forward, some still believed Cosby’s side of the story.

Momo
Momo

Great that she’s supporting her husband, but doesn’t change what he did.

Carm
Carm

The Talk is nothing but a gossip show. Her husband is suddenly the object of the gossip. Now she knows what it feels like to be the subject. She can stand by him all she wants. She probably knew what he was doing all along.

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BIG BROTHER Season Finale: And The Winner Is ….

It was the final episode of the season, and in last night’s Big Brother we crowned a new winner. It was between Tyler, Kaycee, and JC

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Each week, we saw the alliance of Level 6 dominate the game through blindsides, manipulations, and competition wins.  It was a 3-part competition that would determine who would win the final HOH of the season guaranteeing them a spot in the final two ,as well as deciding who will be joining them.

In the first competition, it was one that required endurance. Kaycee and Tyler made a plan that he would throw the competition to her, but he didn’t. He actually ended up winning the first part which gave Kaycee some doubt in their alliance.  However, it all came together when the second part came out and Kaycee bested JC. It came down to Tyler and Kaycee.

It was a close one as both correctly guessed 6 of the 8 questions. This led to a tie-breaker question, and it was Kaycee who came out with the win causing her to secure the final HOH. Although she had a final two with both JC and Tyler, she decided to stick with the deal she made on day two and brought Tyler to the end with her.

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With Tyler controlling the house and Kaycee dominating the power competitions, it will be interesting to see how these allies will sell themselves to the jury and secure the votes. Will the evicted houseguests vote on game or emotion? As the votes came in, it was neck in neck … but locking in 5 of the 4 votes to win, Kaycee took the crown!

Rockstar, Faysal, Scottie, Sam, and Bayleigh all voted her to win while Angela, Haleigh, JC, and Brett vote for Tyler. I t wasn’t too bad for Tyler considering he won the second-place prize of $50,000 and was crowned “America’s Favorite Player”- a poll for viewers of the show to text or vote online for their favorite player which also comes with a nice $25,000 reward… so Tyler really left with $75,000. Not too bad for coming in second.

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As Julie Chen signed off, adding in “Moonves” once again, she secured the show would be back with Celebrity Big Brother returning in winter and a new season coming back next summer!

Until then, be sure to follow along at Michael Fairman TV for all the coverage on your favorite shows… and always remember to expect the unexpected. (Filed by Jake Updegaff- Big Brother Correspondent)

So were you happy Kaycee won Big Brother?  Share your thoughts on the season finale below.

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BIG BROTHER: Down To The Final Three!

When Big Brother left-off; Sam was sent packing in Wednesday’s special eviction as we came down to the final four.  It was then between Angela, Kaycee, JC, and Tyler, and one was evicted on Thursday’s episode.  In addition, host Julie Chen once again announced, this time at the top of the show, that her name is “Julie Chen-Moonves”.

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“Expect the unexpected” is the slogan for the show so it was a bit surprising when we saw JC win the HOH competition … especially considering he’s never won a competition before the entire season.  This meant that one of the Level 6 members will be sent to the jury house … but who? It all comes to the Power of Veto competition.  Whoever wins it will get the final decision, because only one person will vote this week.

All of Level 6 knew it was every man for themselves as it has to be one of them.  The competition required both skill and balance, and everyone was determined to win it. Unfortunately for JC, he was the first one eliminated followed by Tyler. It came down to Kaycee and Angela, and it was Kaycee who took to win! This meant that the Level 6 showmance of Angela and Tyler must be broken up.

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It was a hard decision for Kaycee as she considers both Tyler and Angela as “best friends”.  Ultimately, she had a final two deal with Tyler and decided to keep him by exiting Angela.  We’re now down to the final 3. (filed by Jake Updegraff- Big Brother correspondent)

Who do you think will win… Tyler, JC, or Kaycee? Let us know in the comments below and tune-in to the 90-minute finale on Wednesday night, September 26th on CBS to find out.

 

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Julie Chen Says Goodbye To THE TALK Via Video Message

As anticipated on Tuesday, Julie Chen officially and publicly exited The Talk.  Through a videotaped message to her co-hosts, viewers and staff and behind the scene personnel, Chen wrapped-up her run.

While Chen has bowed out of The Talk following her husband Les Moonves’ removal from CBS following allegations of sexual misconduct, she will continue on through the end of this season as the host of the reality-competition series, Big Brother.

On The Talk, Eve tossed to Chen’s videotaped exit message which the ladies of the panel also saw for the first time during the live broadcast:

Here is what Julie shared: “I have been at THE TALK since the day it started 9 years ago, and the cast, crew and staff have become family to me over the years. 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 the 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. To Eve: you’re the newest one at the table, but I feel like I’ve known you forever. You are even more beautiful inside than you are on the outside, if that’s even possible, because, you know I think you are flawless. Sheryl, thank you for being the perfect go-to partner for the last 7 years. I open, you close, and you always bring down the house. We called ourselves “The Book Ends,” remember? And we always laughed when we said it to each other. Your wit, and timing, and humor, and compassion, and intelligence is simply unparalleled. You are incredible. Carrie Ann (Inaba), I don’t know, but in my opinion, you look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister. I’m just saying! And finally, to Sara and Sharon: we’ve been together since day one at THE TALK! I’ve spent every day with you both. I will always treasure our friendship, the great parenting advice from both of you, and the memories and laughs and all the private jokes that the three of us have shared. We are the original three musketeers. I love you all, and I know this show, and the sisterhood it stands for, will live on for many, many, many more years to come. You ladies got this, and I could not be more proud to call you my friends. I love you.”

Following the video, Sara Gilbert, creator and co-host of The Talk  thanked Chen for being a major part of the series ongoing success, as Sheryl Underwood looked on in tears.

Watch Julie’s goodbye below.  Then let us know what you thought of the sentiments shared by her via the comment section below.

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