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Julie Chen

I'm Reclaiming My Asian-ness!

1/31/2014 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0131-tmz-julie-chen-leslie-moonvesJulie Chen is going back to her Chinese roots -- giving her maiden name top billing ... over Les Moonves no less!

When Julie married CBS honcho Leslie Moonves back in 2004, she changed her legal name to Julie Moonves.  But since then she's had a string of big jobs, including host of "The Talk" and "Big Brother," as well as anchor on the "CBS Early Show" -- where she was billed as Chen.

This created problems.  Julie tells TMZ, "Some places list me as one last name versus the other and when you have to show ID ... like at The White House or airport it could stall things when it was not a match... It was a hassle."  Jeez ... how cool is that -- a hassle at The White House.  It's like "Scandal" only real.

So Julie has filed a petition to change her name again -- this time to Julie Chen Moonves -- no hyphen.  We're guessing the judge will approve the petition because everyone in L.A. wants a job with Les and we're guessing he's down with the change.

Chen out.  Chen in.


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Whatever you need to do. This is not important to me unless there was pee pee in my coke.

234 days ago

boo boo    

She's planning to leave him and doesn't want to confuse her lawyers. TMZ, quit it with the "Asian" thing, it's a "marriage" thing.

234 days ago


who cares what your name- is - you had eye surgery to look more American- and you really care about your roots- it doesn't seem that way

234 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

I kinda like her. The Talk is quite hilarious.

234 days ago

Just Jay    

Her recent string of big jobs? All on CBS that he husband runs. That's also the only reason she's at the White House.

234 days ago


She would have never gotten any of those gigs without Les. Nothing but a opportunist, home wrecker and gold digger.... Cemented the deal with Charlie.. 18+ years

234 days ago

Yurra Knutz    

Chenbot is Asian?
Who knew?

234 days ago

boo boo    

Rich people problems.

234 days ago

News Flash     

OMG, I thought she was married to Maury Povich this whole time!

234 days ago


and I fricken care why?

234 days ago


The Talk has turned out to be another cooking show. All these Americans wanting to lose weight and invited chefs on nearly all the talk shows and even at the end of so many new casts. What gives with the food obsession?

234 days ago


She couldn't get a job as a low speed yoyo operator if she wasn't banging a network president.

234 days ago


It's amazing how Satan controls minds. Chen and Moonves are not considered an interracial couple. And the comments reflects it. On the other hand, if Chen was married to a Black man, she would be lower than Kim Kardashian on the social scale.

234 days ago


It's too late, she already sold herself out!!

234 days ago


And.....they breaking new is???

Oh, she's just still Julie Chen! Like she could erase her "Asian-Ness?

Anything a little more interesting, cause that sucked!!
Who cares!

234 days ago
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