CBS' Julie Chen(bot) and Leslie Moonves: Prepare yourself for lots of 'Talk' about this Hollywood power duo!

Les-Moonves-chenImage Credit: ReutersS/Danny Moloshok/LandovToday, 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?

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  • Ceballos

    “The Talk” makes it sound like a show about parents discussing sex with their kids for the first time. (Which they’ll probably discuss at some point.)

  • Badger31201

    I take it the show is intended to help insomniacs. Sponsored by Lunesta, no doubt.

  • Chris M.

    Funny how her career has skyrocketed since she started having an affair with good ol’ Les. No nepotism there I’m sure.

  • lilkunta

    “The Talk, that’s launching this fall on CBS is basically The View, with a motherly twist”

    this is bullsh*t. TView does has a mom twist: all the ladies are Moms.

    CBS wants a cheap show that gets ad sales that pay for the show’s production costs.

    I wonder if this will be a success. This is a DIRECT competition in terms of it being a panel of ladies as TV is.

  • lilkunta

    Of the panel I think only sara, holly, & marissa are even involved in their kids’ lives.
    All the rest have $ (julie, leah, sharon) & pay some1 2 riase their kids.

    Sharon Osbourne ‘s kids are grown, & when they were young she wasnt there, she was on tour with Ozzy. 2 of her kids were on drugs, in rehab, etc. Only the eldest Aimee (she was the 1 who was blocked out on the mtv show) is sane.

    leah had a reality show & showed she sets no boundaries w her daughter so I dont want her advice.

    • Tracey

      Please go back to school. English words don’t have numbers.

  • Joie C.

    For this, they’re killing As the World Turns? Fail.

  • kitza

    Now we know the real reason ATWT was cancelled. So Moonves could saddle us with his minimally talented wife. And Leah Remini on this pathetic daytime foray? I hope she won’t be spouting off her Scientology dogma-look what it did for Cruise. Sorry, but no one will watch. Snooze-fest. And the loyal ATWT viewers will definitely change the channel because Moonves ordered its cancellation. Karma baby.

  • janet seiferth

    that was my thought when I heard she was having a new show. I know that I won’t be watching. HGTV has better shows on at that time. I will miss watching As the World Turns. I have watched since it was a fifteen minute show.

  • Kim Kash

    She is the best and Teacherdating was good

  • Diane Sylvia

    please take off the talk and put back the shows we liked. Nice to be married to the president.I guess the other to shows will be next.In fact the b+b should have been the show off the air. not atwt.

  • Carole

    I think it is shameless of Mr. Moonves to continually promote his ambitious wife. For many years people watched ATWT which, while at times a little trashy, did heavily promote family loyalty and friendship. The Talk is just a loud gavest with all of the participants
    talking at once. It is an awful show. I do not watch CBS much anymore–No more Harry Smith in the morning and The Talk and Big Brother–You lost me pal!

  • Jody

    Can’t wait till Les Moonves retires and no longer gives a platform to his arrogant, pompous wife. Of the four gals on the show, Chen is my LEAST favorite. Makes me feel good when I now skip the show…will get my dose of Sharon on America’s Got Talent” !!!

  • pam

    I hate that Les let his wife fire Leah and Holly. They were the life on the show. I will no longer watch. As foe Julie, remember if he left his wife for you when someone youger and prettier comes along he’ll do it to you! I hope he does, you deserve everything you get, you homewrecking slut! Payback is HELL!

    • Sunshine

      I hate that Les let his wife fire Leah and Holly. They were the life on the show. I will no longer watch this show. I hope Holly and Leah can get a talk show going for them, because they are good. I love the ideal that Holly is involved with her kids’ and family lives.

  • Tracey

    I can’t believe all you haters! Daytime soaps SUCK! That’s why they ALL are about to be history. JULIE is my favorite! Her brand of humor is perfect to compliment the new cast, which also rocks! And for all you that wished bad for her, negative things have a habit of coming back for you… Watch out for that bus!

    • CDA

      @Tracy, you are clearly delusional and soooooo in the minority. Get a reality check. NO ONE likes Chenbot. And @Pam, thank you, yes, she is disgusting human being, getting talented co-workers fired because she is screwing the CBS president after being equally responsible in breaking up his marriage. Shame. on. her.

  • CDA

    This woman is the classic stereotype of the sneaky, marginally talented gold-digger working her moves on some old, boring fart (for his money). She has ZERO morals – he was married when they started having their affair and she KNEW this! If he didn’t have his money and influence, she would have trolled somewhere else. This is why she keeps appearing in things she has NO right to. There are loads of other truly talented people out there who are pushed aside because this woman is screwing the president of CBS. So sad and pathetic, but thankfully, anyone with half a brain can see through this and call it out on forums everywhere…… Chenbot needs to GO AWAY – people do NOT like her, period (and she’s frightening to look at and completely plastic/fake).

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