As we all know, Julie Chen’s husband Les Moonves recently stepped down from his position at CBS after 12 women came forward with allegations of workplace assault and harassment. Julie announced yesterday in a pre-taped video for The Talk that she isn’t returning to the show because she wants to spend more time with her husband son. Thus causing agents everywhere to try to get a gift basket on behalf of their client to CBS first. But the same can’t be said for anyone hoping to get in on Julie’s sweet Big Brother hosting gig. According to TMZ, she’s not leaving her post at the Big Brother house.
Julie has hosted the US Big Brother since the beginning in 2000. Sources say that CBS had no plans to evict Julie from Big Brother, and she doesn’t want to leave. Sources add that Julie will finish out this season (20), and the plan is for her to return for season 21, if there’s a season 21. CBS hasn’t yet decided if they’ll renew the show, but sources say it’s likely, considering Big Brother gets good ratings. If the ratings are good enough to warrant another season, Julie is reportedly on board.
As for why Julie chose Big Brother over The Talk, TMZ says there are two possible reasons. The first is that Big Brother has a looser shooting schedule, which means more time spent with her husband and her son, something Julie has said was a priority after it was announced Les would be leaving. The second is more obvious. The Talk is all about talking, and eventually someone at The Talk’s table is going to want to bring up Julie’s alleged creep of a husband. Big Brother is all about what happens inside the house and is more scripted. That’s perfect for Julie! No awkward conversations about Les, which means the most uncomfortable moment to happen in the house will remain any time Lifeguard Tyler is forced to put on a shirt.
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