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Julie Chen on 'Big Brother' I'm 'Moonves' Forever And the Audience Loves It

9/19/2018 11:32 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Julie Chen's sign-off last week on 'Big Brother' wasn't a one-time stunt -- 'cause she did it again for Wednesday night's episode, and got major love. 

Sources at Tuesday night's taping tell TMZ ... Julie opened the show by saying ... "Good evening, I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Welcome to 'Big Brother.'" Her words were met with a thunderous show of support from the audience. 

Julie signed off with the Moonves surname during last week's episode -- and now it seems she is taking her husband's name full-time, on the heels of his hasty exit from CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations.

TMZ broke the story ... Julie wants to stay on as the host of 'Big Brother,' and CBS won't ask her to go. Assuming they renew the hit show for another season, she's likely to stay put.

"The Talk" is a different story. Julie announced her exit from that show Tuesday. We're told she left on her own accord ... and wasn't asked to leave.

Julie Chen Officially Announces Exit from 'The Talk'

9/18/2018 12:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

Julie Chen just formally announced she's leaving "The Talk" and her departing message thanked both her fans and costars.

The longtime talk show host and CBS anchor appeared in a pre-recorded video Tuesday at the bottom of the show, where she said, in part, that she was leaving "The Talk" to spend more time with her husband, Les Moonves, and their young son.

Julie, who eventually became teary-eyed during her remarks, thanked all the hosts of "The Talk," singling out each one and quickly reminiscing on their friendship. She ended with "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 cannot be more proud to call you my friends. I love you." 

The camera eventually cut back to the main set where all the ladies were in tears. Sara Gilbert quickly thanked Julie for her contributions to "The Talk" and the program ended from there without further discussion.

As we reported ... Julie was slated to make the announcement that she would be off of "The Talk" effective immediately. No word on whether she's leaving her "Big Brother" hosting gig just yet, but it appears she'll be sticking it out for the short term. She's hosting again this week.

Julie returned to "Big Brother" last week without mentioning the sexual assault allegations against her husband, Les Moonves. She also didn't talk about his forced resignation from CBS in the wake of several women coming forward to accuse him of past sexual misconduct.

She did, however, sign off on Thursday's episode as Julie Chen Moonves ... clearly showing her support for her husband. 

No word yet on a potential replacement for Julie on "The Talk" ... but some people have already shown interest in the gig. However, 'DWTS' judge Carrie Ann Inaba did fill in for Julie as a guest host Tuesday .... and Julie indicated she looked great in that seat.

Claudia Jordan Soooo, Now That Julie Chen's Gone ... Holla At Your Girl, CBS!!!

9/18/2018 7:26 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Claudia Jordan is trying her best to talk her way into "The Talk" ... with no apologies to Julie Chen ... who Claudia thinks shouldn't be stepping down anyway.

We got Claudia in L.A. leaving Avenue nightclub Monday night, and she was not shy about angling to replace Julie as a co-host on the CBS daytime talk show. As we reported, Julie announced Monday she's leaving "The Talk" ... effective immediately.

The move, of course, comes on the heels of her husband Les Moonves' ousting as CBS' top honcho following myriad allegations of sexual misconduct. Speaking of those allegations ... Claudia says it's BS Les' misdeeds turned Julie into collateral damage. 

Julie Chen Absent From 'The Talk' ... Sharon Osbourne Tears Up

9/10/2018 11:19 AM PDT

Julie Chen is taking time off her gig on CBS' "The Talk" to be with husband, Les Moonves, who just resigned from heading up the network amid sexual misconduct allegations, and Sharon Osbourne says people at CBS -- including the ladies at "The Talk" -- are fearful of losing their jobs.

Julie is still featured in the opening of the show, but when the remaining 4 women walked out onstage, Sharon began by saying it's the first time on the show she's been nervous.

She explained Julie has been there for her over the last 9 years since the show debuted, and then walked a tightrope, saying she now believes the stories of Moonves' accusers are strikingly similar and credible.

Sharon then suggested her own show might be on the chopping block because there's now a new regime at CBS ... and not just her show -- all shows.

Julie issued a statement saying she will be appearing on "Big Brother" this Thursday, adding, "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.'"

There was speculation Julie might also leave the network, but so far no evidence of that. 

Sheryl Underwood on Kate Spade I've Been Through This ... Her Daughter's Pain Won't Go Away

6/6/2018 3:57 PM PDT

Kate Spade's suicide note will make her death infinitely harder for Kate's daughter and family ... according to Sheryl Underwood, who sadly knows exactly what they're going through.

Sheryl had an extraordinarily emotional moment on Wednesday's episode of "The Talk." Her husband killed himself in 1990 after they'd been married for 3 years, and she bravely discussed how it's still affecting her.

As Sheryl put it, "I'm sad for her daughter, for that to be in the note because my husband left a note. And what the note does to the person who is still alive is, it shows that the person who is no longer alive has now had the final word." 

Sara Gilbert ABC Was Right to Cancel 'Roseanne'

6/4/2018 1:13 PM PDT

Sara Gilbert is finally speaking out about Roseanne Barr and ABC pulling the plug on the "Roseanne" reboot ... and she's in complete agreement with the network.

Sara made her first on-camera remarks Monday on her other show, "The Talk," and right off the bat admitted, it's "been a very difficult week." She also talked about how hurtful Roseanne's tweets were to everyone, cast and crew, who worked on the show.

TMZ broke the story ... there are talks going on about possibly bringing the show back, but having it center around Sara's character. She did not talk about that. 

Not yet.

Sharon Osbourne Talking Again After Split With Ozzy

5/10/2016 11:14 AM PDT
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Sharon Osbourne returned to "The Talk" Tuesday and made it clear ... she and Ozzy are on the outs and an alleged affair is at the bottom of it.

Sharon walked out with a glass of lemonade ... clearly a reference to Beyonce's album about Jay Z and alleged cheating.

Sharon was strong and blunt, saying she did indeed kick Ozzy out of the house. Sharon says she and Ozzy are still on speaking terms but has no idea what to expect for their future. 

As TMZ reported ... Sharon confronted Ozzy with allegedly having an affair with a celebrity hairdresser. Ozzy moved out of the family house last week and stayed in a hotel, but had a change of heart and on Monday moved back to the Bev Hills home. Sharon packed some things and left.

We're told Sharon hasn't decided whether to file for divorce after 33 years of marriage. 

'The Talk' Host Aisha Tyler Long Separation Ends ... Husband Files For Divorce

4/14/2016 4:20 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Aisha Tyler's husband Jeff Tietjens is pulling the plug on their 23 year marriage.

Jeff finally filed divorce docs earlier this month in L.A. Superior Court. They'd been separated since January 2015.

They got hitched in 1992 after being college sweethearts. Aisha has been vocal on "The Talk" about her and Jeff's inability to conceive, but it's unclear if that played a role in the breakup. He cited irreconcilable differences. 

Aisha's rep, Lisa Morbete, tells TMZ although their marriage is ending, their friendship will continue.

Jeff isn't asking for spousal support now, but indicated in the docs he's reserving the right to do so later.

Barbara Walters 'The View' Will KILL Her LEGACY!! ... Julie Chen Warns

9/8/2015 6:55 AM PDT
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Barbara Walters is on the verge of tarnishing her legendary TV career ... IF she dares to return to "The View" -- at least that's what her friends are telling her.

One of Barbara's more famous counselors, Julie Chen ... went on "The Howard Stern Show" this morning and said Barbara really is considering going back to the show she created -- but she's getting strong advice to avoid it like the plague.

As Julie put it ... "That ship has sailed. No one can turn it around." 

Julie and Sharon Osbourne had more to say about the possible move -- but what's weird, of course, is they co-host "The Talk" ... a main competitor of "The View." So, they've clearly got a dog in the fight.

Question is ... will Barbara rejoin that fight?

Linda Perry & Sara Gilbert Wedding? More Like a Rock Show with Vows

4/1/2014 10:19 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE
I went to an 80s rock concert this weekend and a wedding broke out ... is how guests at the nuptials of Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert must have felt ... because the affair was JAM PACKED with rock performances. 

Perry and Gilbert tied the knot in Malibu on Sunday, after announcing their engagement a year ago.

According to our sources, Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Steven Tyler, Juliette Lewis and Tobey Maguire were all in attendance. 

But the stars of the show were the people who took the stage, backed by 80s cover group Flashback Heart Attack:

-- Tobey Maguire's little daughter Ruby sang "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
-- Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow sang "I Want Candy"
-- Martha Davis from The Motels sang "Only The Lonely"
-- Missing Persons' Dale Bozzio sang "Destination Unknown" and "Walking in LA"
-- Terri Nunn from Berlin sang "The Metro" and "Take My Breath Away" (!!!)
-- Linda joined Terri on stage to sing "Sex (I'm A…)"  
-- Terri finished with "Highway to Hell" 

Our sources say Linda MC'ed the whole show and the stage was mocked up to look like the classic rock club CBGB.

Way better than dancing the hora.



Holly Robinson Peete Super Bowl Needs Sniper Protection It's a Dangerous World

2/1/2014 8:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE


Holly Robinson Peete has no problem with the sniper security team protecting the Super Bowl ... in fact, the ex "Talk" star says it's a NECESSITY because the world ain't a safe place anymore.

Peete was hightailing it out of a pre-Super Bowl party Friday night ... and told our photog just how important she thinks it is to have our best sharpshooters protecting MetLife Stadium.

This year's Super Bowl will reportedly have the biggest police presence ever ... including snipers in helicopters above the stadium.

So, we gotta ask ...

Whoopi Goldberg to Sharon Osbourne: Your Insults Don't Bother Me!!

11/13/2013 12:55 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE


Whoopi Goldberg says she doesn't give a DAMN if Sharon Osbourne was talking smack about her show ... telling TMZ Osbourne isn't the first hater ... and she probably won't be the last.

Osbourne came under fire last week when she went on the Arsenio Hall show and said the women of "The View" can all go F themselves (all except Barbara Walters). 

Osbourne later reversed her position and begged The View ladies for forgiveness ... so when we saw Whoopi in NYC yesterday, we had to ask about the olive branch.

But Whoopi's answer may have hurt Sharon even more ... 'cause the Oscar winner told us, she didn't even KNOW about the insult in the first place.

#burn.

Sharon Osbourne I'm Sorry I RIPPED 'The View' ... 'I'm Not Well'

11/7/2013 5:00 PM PST
Breaking News



Sharon Osbourne
says she feels TERRIBLE for telling the women of "The View" to go F-themselves ... and today she begged and pleaded for their forgiveness.

TMZ broke the story ... Sharon blasted Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd during a bit on the "Arsenio Hall Show" earlier this week.

But clearly, Osbourne's had some smacktalker's remorse -- 'cause today on "The Talk," she completely backed off ... saying, "I'm not well ... I'm really just a loose cannon."

She also issued individual apologies to all of the ladies --and explained, "Unfortunately I was inappropriate and I was trying to be funny at somebody else's expense."

War over?
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