Julie Chen leaving "The Talk"


Last week, The View co-hosts all weighed in on Julie Chen's fate, with the consensus being it would be very hard for Julie Chen to return to her seat on the CBS talk show.

Julie Chen will exit her post as a co-host of CBS' daytime series "The Talk" on the heels of her husband Leslie Moonves' forced resignation as chairman-CEO of CBS Corporation, according to published reports.

There was speculation about Chen's future on The Talk when she again was a no-show on today's episode.

According to CNN, two sources close to Chen said she will be leaving the panel chat show "effective immediately".

Although Chen is leaving The Talk, as of now it looks as though she will be staying on as host of Big Brother. On the day he left CBS, he said "untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am". They said their source said she may have been asked to do so, and should be making the official announcement herself soon. It could be this week, or she could do it after 'Big Brother, ' but she will be leaving.

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"Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader", the statement read.

So needless to say Julie is standing by her husband, as indicated by her sign-off from Big Brother last week. In the past, she had not used his last name.

"The Talk" co-host released a statement when Moonves was ousted, stating that she planned to be with her family but would be on-air in time for 'Big Brother.

"He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being", Chen wrote in his defense this summer. She's hosted the show since 2000. "I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement".