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Julie Chen

I'm Reclaiming My Asian-ness!

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

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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Truth    

Change it to Linda Lovelace. You have a lot in common.

264 days ago
32.

teddy    

when she is really big she'll justb e known
as JULIE

like oprah

263 days ago
33.

anya2u    

too bad she can't change her face back

263 days ago
34.

your not all there    

I cant tell the difference between her and connie chung

263 days ago
35.

pattycake    

gold digging fish squatter

263 days ago
36.

garwilly     

TMZ she's Korean you stupid dumb f ucking crackers

263 days ago
37.

vince    

If she is that proud why not change her eyes back also

263 days ago
38.

Truth    

OF COURSE THE ASIAN TW*T FCUKED THE OLD WHITE DUDE FOR THE JOB... NOW THE BITCH SEES IT'S WORKIN SHE NO LONGER NEEDS THE CAUCASIAN NAME. BITCH HAS ULTERIOR MOTIVES, POINT BLANK. #TRUTH!!

262 days ago
39.

Black Adam    

She's having trouble deciding whether to be White or Asian. But no matter how much she changes her face she will always be a Banana. Not that there's anything wrong with it.

262 days ago
40.

5Louie    

Why are you going for reverse surgery to Mack to make u look normal

260 days ago
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