Today, at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, CBS mainstay Julie Chen sat on a panel — alongside Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, and Marissa Jaret Winokur — and chatted about the network’s new from-a-mother’s-point-of-view talkshow, The Talk, that’s launching this fall on CBS. (The show is basically The View, with a motherly twist.)
For the first time, members of the press were allowed to see a bit of the pilot CBS shot for the show. And let’s just say, these ladies aren’t holding back too many details about their personal lives, especially Early Show co-host and Big Brother host Chen, who functions in a sort of moderator role. This, of course, answers the burning question: Will Chen talk about her buzz-y relationship with the head of CBS Leslie Moonves? It’s a resounding “yes,” based on today’s clip and the discussion. Heck, during the panel, Chen told the audience what her pet peeve with Moonves is. (It’s that he wakes their 10-month-old baby up sometimes in an attempt to “connect.”)
Granted, that story wasn’t too scintillating or racy — and truly, Chen chose her words carefully — but based on the frankness of the chatter, we’ll be hearing a lot about Hollywood high-roller Moonves. In fact, it sounds like we might hear about him in the bedroom, in the bathroom, in the playroom — wherever he is around the Chenbot and Baby Chenbot. Are you ready for all that, PopWatchers?