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Yet Another CBS Show for Julie Chen?

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After making her mark on morning news and prime time, Julie Chen has set her sights on daytime.

The Early Show anchor and Big Brother host will shoot a View-like talk-show pilot for CBS next month that will be geared toward ..
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CBS Sets Big Brother 11 Premiere Date

Julie Chen

Good news, Big Brother fans (and for those of you who scoff at the show but watch anyway)!

Big Brother 11 will premiere Thursday, July 9 at 8 pm/ET on CBS, the network announced. Beginning July 12, the show will air three nights a week — Sundays at 8 pm, Tuesdays at 9 pm and Thursdays at 8 pm.

Julie Chenbaby bump and all — will return as the host of the weekly eviction shows.

The guiltiest of guilty pleasures features contestants who ... read more

Julie Chen Expecting Her First Child

Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen

Big Brother host Julie Chen will no longer just babysit reality TV stars.

Chen announced on The Early Show that she and husband Leslie Moonves are expecting their first child. The baby is due October 4.

Never fear, Big Brother fans: Chen said the pregnancy will not keep her from her weekly hosting duties for the 11th cycle of the show, airing this summer.

Chen and Moonves, the CEO of CBS, were married... read more

Video Q&A: Julie Chen Previews Big Brother 10

Now playing on TVGuide.com: Big Brother host Julie Chen reveals why the 10th season (premiering Sunday night) is "going back to basics," and identifies the one player most likely to throw the house into upheaval. Plus: Would she trade places with Survivor's Jeff Probst or Amazing Racer Phil Keoghan? read more

Get a Peek of the New Big Brother 10 House

They usually go all out when customizing the new digs for the contestants on Big Brother, but CBS really out-did themselves this time around. Season 10's cast will be living in home where many of the rooms represent a different decades – complete with kitschy '50s, hippy '60s and punk rock '80s. The outhouse-style bathroom with barrel sinks gets our vote for most creative, but then again, the leather-and-zipper bedding set in the '80s bedroom definitely comes in at a close second. read more

As a fan of your column, I ...

Question: As a fan of your column, I know you dislike Big Brother, and I won't try to sway your opinion, but I have to say that I've been disappointed by how CBS has handled recent controversies about their reality shows like BB and Kid Nation. Every year I expect one or two contestants to be irksome and display some repugnant behavior, but as I'm sure you've heard, many contestants this season have been either vapid, racist, sexist, abusive or all of the above. Amber made deplorable comments about Jewish people, but most of us only found out about them because of the controversy that erupted outside of the normal CBS airings of the show. At the very least, I expected CBS to allow Amber to defend herself during the Early Show morning-after interview that Julie Chen usually conducts with evicted HouseGuests, but now they have blocked all interviews with Amber and the rest of the cast until after the finale airs. CBS could have taken the opportunity to show that any kind of bigotry, ... read more

January 11, 2007: A House Divided

In one of his well-known speeches Abraham Lincoln declared that a house divided against itself cannot stand a sentiment echoed in tonights episode title and story lines And boy all of our favorite ER docs and nurses were definitely facing some sort of domestic or personal turmoil that spilled over into the workplace And isnt that just the way we like it But first how very Julie Chen of me lets start at the ending I nearly jumped off my couch when Forest Whitaker turned up in that apartment Talk about a bad day After a shift-long snipe fest with Luka Abby has to say goodbye to her friend and mentor Kerry more on that later then finds out that mystery patient Eddie Fred Ward is actually her long-lost father well also come back to that one and ends her day by coming home with her infant son to an over-the-edge stalker It certainly puts my its 11 pm and we are out of milk crisis into perspectiveThough no read more

Big Brother: All-Stars Preview!

Big Brother 7: All-Stars host Julie Chen

Voyeur alert! CBS' Big Brother — that wildly addictive, Orwellian peep show — will launch its seventh season tonight at 8 pm/ET with Big Brother 7: All-Stars, featuring 12 of the show's most popular houseguests. During the kickoff, host Julie Chen will introduce the 20 semifinalists, then unveil which six were picked by fan votes and which six were chosen by executive producers Allison Grodner and Arnold Shapiro. The winner collects half a million bucks — but not bef read more

Finally! BB5's Jase Evicted

Big Brother 5's Jase Wiley was the unofficial (and very manipulative) leader of the Four Horsemen alliance. As fans will recall, Jase annoyed the housemates with his constant personal grooming and incessant chatter about his imagined resemblance to Brad Pitt. (Yeah, riiight.) Not only did his abrasive, in-your-face behavior make him the most hated man in the house, but according to Nakomis, he really did make a stink with his tendency to pee on things! Here, the 28-year-old (supposed) volunteer fireman from Decatur, Ill., clears the air about the Goth girl's claim, his relationship with superperky Holly and his constant lying. We think he's telling the truth this time... TV Guide Online: Are you upset about leaving the house? Jase Wiley: It is feeling good, to be perfectly honest. I was ecstatic to be out of the house. TVGO: Really? That's surprising. Jase: My days were done. I came to play hard read more

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