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Julie Chen Finally Gets to Play Big Brother

Julie Chen

What's Julie Chen doing inside the Big Brother house? To help kick off the 13th season of the CBS reality hit (premiering Thursday at 9/8c) the one and only Chenbot spent four hours playing the game with her chatty cohorts from The Talk before the real contestants showed up. Footage of that will air on The Talk Thursday. Chen gave TV Guide Magazine the scoop.

TV Guide Magazine: You've hosted Big Brother since 2000 but we always see you outside the house playing puppet-master. How'd it feel to be a contestant?
Chen: I was so excited! After all these years of hosting, I finally got to play the game and I was so ready! The day we got our official instruction sheet with all the ground rules I felt like the houseguests do when they're ...
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Big Brother Season 13 to Feature Past "Dynamic Duos;" 8 Houseguests Revealed

Julie Chen

Get ready for a summer of "Double Trouble" when CBS' Big Brother returns July 7.

Season 13 of the summer reality show will feature eight new faces along with duos from past seasons. Together they'll live in a camera-rigged Venice Beach-inspired house and have their lives taped 24 hours a day as they compete for the $500,000 grand prize.

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Cheers & Jeers: The Talk Drives Us to Drink

The Talk

Cheers to The Talk for providing the perfect midday drinking game.  

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 Every time the anchor of CBS' mom-centric chat show, Julie Chen, mentions how many children a guest has... read more

CBS Sets Big Brother 13, Same Name Premiere Dates

Julie Chen

Big Brother 13 will premiere Thursday, July 7 at 9/8c, CBS announced Tuesday.

In addition, the network's new reality series, Same Name — in which stars trade lives with Average Joes who share their monikers — will premiere Sunday, July 24 at 9/8c.

CBS picks up reality series Same Name

As usual, Big Brother, hosted by Julie Chen, will air three times ...
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Zach Galifianakis Hangs Over Saturday Night Live

Zach Galifianakis

Burly, bearded Zach Galifianakis began his Saturday Light Live monologue with some one-liners and impressions that included "the guy from Queens who's obsessed with cargo shorts," and ended up dressed like Little Orphan Annie singing "Tomorrow" with a complement of scrawled messages a la an old Bob Dylan video.

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CBS Renews The Talk For Second Season

Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini

CBS has renewed The Talk for a second season.

Hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, the hourlong show covers current events and issues.  The Talk began in October to fill the void  left... read more

The Biz: Big Changes for CBS's The Early Show

Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez

CBS is making sweeping changes to its third place morning program The Early Show.

The network is moving ... read more

Ratings: The Talk Premiere Boosts CBS Daytime

The Talk

CBS' new daytime talk show The Talk premiered Monday to 2.25 million viewers, according to the network.

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The roundtable women's series, hosted by Julie Chen among others, was up 29 percent in its time period among women 18-49 and up 22 percent in women overall compared to... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Talk is Cheap

The Talk

Jeers to The Talk for filling an hour of daytime TV with not-so-hot air.

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CBS' new View wannabe got off to an awkward start, to say the least. Despite Julie Chen's insistence that she and her five — count 'em! — cohosts had "instant chemistry," mostly it just came off as forced merriment.... read more

The Talk Welcomes Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Lopez as First Guests

The Talk

The Talk, CBS' new daytime talk show, will welcome model Christie Brinkley and Jennifer Lopez, among others during their first week of taping, CBS announced Friday.

Brinkley will be the show's first guest, followed on Tuesday by... read more

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