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Julie Chen To Step Down From ‘The Talk’

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As of Monday night, the only hosting gig that Julie Chen has resumed since her husband, Les Moonves was ousted as CBS Chairman is Big Brother on CBS.

Chen had yet to return to her seat at the table as the anchor of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning series, The Talk.

Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct with new allegations surfacing in the New Yorker as recent as just the other week.

Tonight, Page Six is reporting that Julie is walking away from The Talk and will resign.

CNN is also reporting that Chen has made the decision and it is effective immediately and that she will address her decision through a videotaped message to viewers on Tuesday’s episode of The Talk

The competition in the daytime talk space, the ladies of The View, voiced that they think there is no way for Chen to return to the panel of The Talk, especially since the CBS series addresses the hot social topics of the day and the #MeToo movement which is so much of our culture these days,

The only statement Chen has made on the new allegations against Moonves, is that she is standing by him when she signed off on a recent episode of Big Brother saying:  “I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good Night.”

So, do you think Julie stepping down from The Talk is the right choice?  Is she in no-win situation? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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MJones
MJones

I think she’s in a no-win situation, I respect her decision to stand by her husband, but she will be truly missed on “The Tslk” Be well Julie

Lilian
Lilian

Now, leave completely

Lorenzo
Lorenzo

I had a feeling that Julie Chen Moonves was leaving the talk, please hire Connie Chung to replace Julie. She would be terrific on The Talk.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Now that’s a great idea! I’d watch if she came on. She’s spicy and funny.

SZima
SZima

Connie is too old. I mean, I don’t think so, but the network won’t hire a new person who is 72 years old!

Fanny
Fanny

Regardless of her decision to stay/stand
by her husband, that remains completely personal… However hosting a daily talk show… while referencing “hot topics” including her not yet future husbands
alleged misconduct would be incredibly
UNCOMFORTABLE to say the least.

JoG
JoG

Another woman having to step done from her career due to allegations (not yet proven) against her spouse. Would a man/spouse have to, need to? Just saying

Timmm
Timmm

CBS didnt force her to step down. It was her choice!

Lauren Ellis
Lauren Ellis

Yes it is the right decision

Cathy Radcliff
Cathy Radcliff

I think her stepping down from The Talk is a terrible idea!

Helene
Helene

No she should stay on The Talk….her personal life should not be aired on TV….the Me Too movement is a difficult topic now days but I believe it needs to be toned down some….it is getting out of hand..there are plenty of other subjects to discuss

rebecca1
rebecca1

She airs everyone’s personal life on The Talk. I watched a few of these shows at night OnDemand but she’s the main “host.” It’s HER that brings up the hot topics (is that what it’s called?) and airs everyone’s dirty laundry. If this story involved another wife she and the others would be all over it.

Heard she was difficult to work with and pulled rank because of her husband’s title which is why several of the other women were fired.

RICKIE BOGUILLE
RICKIE BOGUILLE

Good riddance! She brought nothing to the table.

Momo
Momo

It’s a shame she has to leave her job, but it’s her decision.

Ethel DeBari
Ethel DeBari

This is not her fight. Anyone who would hold her responsible for her husband’s alleged actions should walk in her shoes before commenting. Remember, we are only accountable for our own action and those are the only ones we can control. i would hope she comes back to The Talk. I truly liked her in that role. Best Wishes to her, whatever her choice.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

If he is guilty on the charges against him, then I hope he realizes what his wandering eye did to someone who had nothing to do with this. If he’s innocent, God only knows what will happen next. This is a very real and scary mess.

Claudette "COCO " CHARLEBOIS
Claudette "COCO " CHARLEBOIS

All of this is so sad !!! Julie is loved very much by her viewers and she should’nt have to pay for what her husband has been accused of but she’s kind of Stuck in the middle and his actions are making Julie the VICTIM !!! We love you Julie and hope you’ll be back !!!! NO SHAME TO HAVE ON YOUR BEHALF !!!

Marla
Marla

No I don’t think Julie should leave the talk. She is the reason I watch that show. She is a strong woman and she can get through this. She shouldn’t be asked to leave the show because of her husband. She has done nothing wrong. So not punish her for what her husband has done. I know it won’t matter to you or the show but if Julie isn’t going to be there I won’t watch anymore.

Madolyn Charnes
Madolyn Charnes

There’s nobody I know who hasn’t at some point in their life that hasn’t done something inappropriate! I’m so weary of it all. If you did something younger or once it does not mean it’s who you are today. It also doesn’t mean it’s accurate or the other person was not encouraging the behavior. I don’t really think every story has a victim … I think much is for publicity or to ruin somrond’s life! I think she should stand tall and stay in her job as chair host! Otherwise, she is a me,too victim and she’s much too smart and strong for that!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Y-E-S!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! SAYONARA!!!!!

Linda
Linda

I will never watch the talk again. Julie can’t be replaced. Besides Sharon Osborn she is the only reason I watch.

Timmm
Timmm

Good. You are better than those back stabbing “Co-Workers” anyway! I believe she will also walk away from BB after the finale of season 20. She was good. I will miss her.

Robin
Robin

People are always saying marriage is forever the good the bad and all
In between so looks like she is trying to stand by her
Vows in standing by her man…. hope she won’t
Leave big brother it wouldn’t be the same

AVP
AVP

Julie Chen probably knows her husband very differently than his accusers, and perhaps, has never seen him act inappropriately, or heard him even say anything derogatory about women. What a difficult spot to be in. She has a family with this man. Perhaps she loves him. They certainly have a nice life. That’s a lot to just up and walk away from when there is so much that is unknown, and that happened before her time with him. She knew that her decision would create a great deal of backlash personally and career-wise, and that takes a lot of courage, IMO. While I am not a big fan of hers, or The Talk, or Big Brother, I feel badly for her and her child. Of course you/we want to believe those that speak out against perpetrators in the #METOO movement, but, sometimes, it’s hard. Many of these allegations happened decades ago, no proof, and once one woman comes out, then a handful speaks up, then dozens. As a woman, I have been forcibly kissed, groped, etc. Although, Les Moonves abused his position of power and did much worse than that. My point is, is that I never thought of those “incidents” as much of anything. Now, if I was brutally attacked, that, I think is a different situation. I know that I may receive an onslaught of attack for this, but I think that some of the allegations these days (not referencing Les Moonves here) takes away from those woman who have been viciously attacked, and who do not have a voice or platform to stand on. Many times, these women are “ignored” by the police or their cases are “forgotten” about, because new cases open every day.

lieueitak
lieueitak

I think it is appropriate for Julie Chen to step down from “The Talk.” Even if she hadn’t been implicated in using her job to help Les Moonves destroy Janet Jackson’s career, the opening portion of “The Talk” is all about the hosts discussing current events. Right now, the #MeToo/Time’s Up movement is at the heart of entertainment and political news. I can’t imagine Julie would feel comfortable in future conversations about sexual harassment or sexual assault — or more importantly, that anyone else would feel comfortable discussing their own or someone else’s trauma around her. So it seems like it’s mutually beneficial for “The Talk” and Julie Chen to part ways at this point.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Inevitable.

Kris
Kris

I don’t think Julie has much choice simce she spoke out in belief of her husband’s innocence. Another stand by your man situation. I’m sorry that their son has to weather this controversy with his parents.

Becky Gennell
Becky Gennell

Hell if the view can stay on TV with trash talking women,she should be able to breeze right on thru with no problem,the view needs to go and Julie Chen needs to stay right where she’s at,if that’s what she wants

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

There is so much that can be said on Julie’s situation. I think her leaving The Talk, is the best thing for her, but not so much for her fans, who will miss her. I know she’s being condemned by many, some of which are commenters on this blog, but until you’ve walked in her shoes, try not to be too harsh. It’s not all black and white, but many shades of grey. I hope you will keep an open mind.

Timmm
Timmm

Amen Violet! Besides her supporting her husband, these people that are throwing Julie into the fire, she has a young child she is trying to protect, as well.

A.J.LEE
A.J.LEE

Professional exit

SZima
SZima

No great loss far as I’m concerned. Of course I don’t watch “The Talk” but Julie was one of the reasons I didn’t. She and Sheryl Underwood were/are the worst!

Jerry Goodson
Jerry Goodson

The talk will not be the same show. I wish her all the best. The women on the talk Sure didn’t stand by her. Women are women who don’t stand up for one another.. Just so sad.

Charday
Charday

Can they bring back Leah Remini and Holly Robinson now? I miss those two.

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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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