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Julie Chen Taking Time Off From ‘The Talk’ To Be With Family Following Les Moonves Exit from CBS

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On the heels of her husband, Les Moonves ouster from CBS on Sunday, The Talk and Big Brother host, Julie Chen announced today that she is stepping away from the afternoon talker for a few days this week to be with her family.

Chen told Deadline in a statement: “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family. I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.”

The 9th season of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show premiered on Monday without Chen on the host panel.

When the first accusations surfaced of sexual misconduct by Moonves, the talk show and Big Brother host, stood by the ousted CBS chairman expressing: “I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late ’90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement.”

A new set of allegations from six other women surfaced on Sunday in article in the New Yorker

So, what are your thoughts on the latest developments of Moovnes’ exit from CBS? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Julie probably knew about SOME of the old allegations BEFORE they were a couple and dismissed them BUT if there are any physical violations, Les needs to pay the piper and Julie needs to shack up with Matt Laurer’s wife! Dont get me wrong, women go on power trips to and make guys lives a miserable hell but that doesnt get reported. Me, I dont want to be touched unless its consensual!

Guess she’ll be out of her (two) job (s). Nepotism doesn’t work! Nor sexual assualts–though he (almost) got away with both.

Let’s hope he doesn’t get away with all the millions they’ve reported that could be in his golden handshake.

She got the gig for Big Brother way before she knew Les beyond being her boss at the time. And she was recommended for the hosting job as the show’s producers were looking for someone with a news background to carry the show live (hence the birth of the Chenbot).

Well The Talk certainly has things to talk about; themselves. First Sarah had her little Roseanne scandal and now Julie has her hubby woes.

The one thing that separates these people is that they truly do adhere to “the show must go on.” LOL; and they keep on truckin’.

Minus Julie! And I knew that she would do this today. But this latest scandal won’t stop me from watching CBS.

Seeing as how your name (real or otherwise) is on most lips today, from fans of Y&R, I thought I’d just make a comment here. I applaud Julie’s loyalty to her husband, but can not help feeling very sorry for her plight, as all eyes are on her at this time. The scandals right now, seem to be more exciting than the shows themselves. Yes, I’ll be watching CBS also, as I don’t thing spiting myself would really help anyone.

FYI, Violet, my name is for real, and it has been since July 27, 1958. But I’m sure that you know that there is more than one PAUL WILLIANS in this world. There’s a lot of us out there, and not just in TV. Don’t forget, I also share my name with the famous actor, singer & songwriter of the 70’s.
Just thought you should know that.

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Hi Paul, didn’t mean to upset you. I just found it ironic, seeing the name a lot of us were talking about, and his treatment at Y&R, Doug Davidson,aka,Paul Williams. Of course I remember the sweet P.W and his singing. He also acted years ago on B&B for a while.

Yes,I do remember that, and I even had the opportunity to meet him, too. And for the rwcord, I was not upset at you, so no worries!

I watch a lot of CBS so I have been interested in seeing how they would handle the Les story. Give them credit on their news programs because they reported what he was accused of. It must have been especially hard for the morning program crew since Charlie Rose was gone in a day after the sexual abuse stories came out about him, and they really looked up to him. So I purposely watched The Talk the day after allegations came out about Les, and saw Julie’s support of her husband. Today Julie wasn’t on as MF reported, but her co-hosts supported her which I though was very nice of them. One big thing I have learned through all the revelations of power/sexual abuse at all levels, is only The Shadow knows what lies in the heart of people.

Don’t see how she can ever come back to The Talk after hearing her co-host. Awkward?!


@Rose….Before you go feeling any sympathy for “The Chenbot,” just consider that she was already carrying on with this glittering jewel of moral inturpitude whilst he was still married to his first wife. That right there showed what he was made of in terms of human decency—-or lack thereof— so if his now-exposed filthy behavior sullies her reputation as well, it wouldn’t be totally undeserved. Perhaps they were made for each other….

Hi Shay…Didn’t know about their history. You wonder when this kind of behavior, especially the power trip abuse, will ever stop. Seems both have been here since day one, and not in just the great halls of power. Infidelity has been good for soap story lines. At least the abuse of power has been addressed in GH with the KiKi/Dr. Bensch/and, dare I say, Alexis story. As for Julie, I think her days are numbered at CBS. Especially after the news today where the guy heading 60 Minutes has just been fired for abuse of power, and touchy, touchy.

@Rose…Their history has been well-publicized in the past, and it was just covered again this week in various articles, so it was fresh in my mind. And you know what they say…when a man marries his mistress, he creates a vacancy…seems multiple vacancies in this case! It really is all a bit much, huh? This repetitious, real-life storyline is getting very stale, very wonder we find refuge in old-fashioned shows like “Downton Abbey!” Of course, there were immorality tales spun within its tapesty, too, but at least nobody acted like such behavior was normal and acceptable…I personally found the indignation regarding it rather refreshing! And on that subject, filming on the latest project has commenced as we speak….cannot wait to view the finished product!!! By the by, I responded to your last post regarding Maggie Smith, but alas, my reply didn’t make it online, which left me rather mystified…I could not imagine what could be considered objectionable about discussing English dames and Downton Abbey!!! Whatever…always good to chat with you, Rose!

Julie you hang tough we all have our times of trials and tribulations I love your personality and the Talk and Big Brother hold your head up high

How can she? Just AWFUL details about her husband’s violence and cruelty. She CAN protect herself and her son. Don’t think she can come back to TV–not right now, anyway.

I love Julie Chen, she is a tough lady and will survive the scandal.I love her on the talk.

Guilty until proven innonce’

Another good saying to remember. Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

OK…you know what: I wish that CBS would dump Julie Chen…NOW!!!!! A while back, remember when she threw BOTH Holly Robinson-Peete and Leah Remini under the bus?!?!? And besides…I can think of AT LEAST 10 women that can replace Chen on The Talk…PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!

Hey…just saying…


Let’s Talk, It’s a beautiful thing to stand by your man but before you support him, listen to your guts. A man going to be a man and they are not honest or loyal but majority of woman won’t bring scandal or shame on their family. That boys will be boys is what got men thinking with their pecker instead of there brain.

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‘Big Brother’ Winner Xavier Prather to Appear on The Bold and the Beautiful

Continue with the long-standing tradition of having contestants and winners from CBS’ Big Brother crossover to The Bold and the Beautiful, now comes word that Xavier Prather, who was just crowned the season 23 winner will be making an appearance.

Xavier became the first black champion of a non-celebrity edition of the popular CBS reality-competition series.

He also won in dominating fashion with a unanimous win, only the third contestant in the history of the show to do so.

Meanwhile, The Bold and the Beautiful nabbed Prather for some upcoming appearances to air on November 8th ad 9th and Big Brother’s twitter feed shares some photos of him from the CBS soundstages where B&B is taped (see below).

So, looking forward to seeing Xavier on B&B? Were you rooting for him to win this season’s Big Brother? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: ‘Tainted Dreams’ & ‘Big Brother’ Star, ‘Mr. PEC-Tacular’ Jesse Godderz Spotlighted On Special Broadcast On YTA Network

Friday night, June 19th,  OVW television will give wrestling star Mr. PEC-Tacular Jesse Godderz his own hour-long television special that will air on the YTA Network.

It all begins at 9 pm PST/12 am, EST.  Fans also know Jesse from his role as Dylan in Sonia Blangiardo’s (Director, Days of our Lives) digital soap opera Tainted Dreams, plus his turn on CBS’ hit reality series, Big Brother.  Godderz also frequents CBS’ The Talk as their ‘Summertime Santa’.

On tonight’s special, Goddeez shared: “I got my start in OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) and it’s some of my greatest memories.  I’m honored that this historic company would celebrate my time on the roster in such a way.”

Mr. PEC-Tacular cut his teeth in the OVW ring from 2011-2013, the place that also saw John Cena and Dave Bautista get their early career stars. Godderz won the OVW tag team championship five times and is also a former television champion.

“Our alumni represent a who’s who of professional wrestling and entertainment,” OVW owner and Gladiator Sports Network CEO Al Snow said. “We were there to guide and train them from the start and we hope fans will enjoy this look back on Jesse’s career.”

The Mr. PEC-Tacular television special will feature some of Jesse’s greatest OVW matches and a new interview with him sharing some of his latest television projects.

So, will you be checking out this PEC-Tacular special? Comment below.


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‘Big Brother’, ‘Tainted Dreams’ Favorite Jessie Godderz Returns To Wrestling And Wins OVW Television Championship

In a shocker, none other than Mr. PEC-Tacular, Jessie Godderz made a surprise return to the Pro Wrestling world winning his first ever singles Wrestling title in his career.

It all happened in Louisville, Kentucky when Godderz hit the ring and defeating Adam Revolver to win the OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Television.  Godderz big win aired today on OWN TV presented by Gladiator Sports Network (GSN).

In an statement for Michael Fairman TV, Jessie shared: “My surprise OVW return has been such an amazing experience, beyond my wildest expectations. Reaction to my OVW TV Title win has been extraordinary.  I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from everyone both inside and outside the wrestling industry. I’ve heard from friends at CBS, ESPN, Pop TV, and MTV who are so excited for me, as well as from buddies at WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling, NWA, CWFH, you name it!  The Legendary Al Snow was the one who made this all possible.  He has truly revolutionized OVW and transformed it into the true powerhouse it is today.  Ohio Valley Wrestling is one of the most prestigious wrestling promotions in the world, and it’s been a tremendous honor to return home and represent the company as the OVW TV Champion, presented by Gladiator Sports Network (GSN).”

Previously, Godderz was a mainstay on Impact Wrestling and with this win as the OVW TV Champion, it marks Jessie’s 8th title win in his career.

Soap fans know Jessie from his role in Sonia Blangiardo’s web series, Tainted Dreams, appearance on The Young and the Restless, and for his time on the hit reality competition series Big Brother appearing in seasons 10 and 11.

In a post on his Instagram. Godderz shared: “Ladies and Gentleman, meet your new OVW Television Champion!! What a tremendous honor and privilege it was to return home tonight to the iconic OVW presented by GSN (Gladiator Sports Network). This win marks my first singles title…and 8th Wrestling title overall.”

So, excited to hear Mr PEC-Tacular is back in action and in the ring? Comment below!

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