The great thing about being married to CBS boss Les Moonves is you get to pretend you’re the queen of a lame CBS talk show you co-host with three other women. I’m looking at you, Julie Chen.
Julie co-hosts The Talk with Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Sharon Osbourne. Well, I should say used to because just recently she warned them, “My husband Les Moonves can fire your asses any day.” Page Six says this has left execs “essentially neutered.” Whatever. Execs are pretty much useless anyway.
Big time serious reporter Julie has since fired Leah Remini, caused Sharon Osbourne to quit and may soon have Holly Robinson Peete fired. In sort of a lateral move, she’s replaced them with Kris Jenner and Sheryl Underwood.
Her latest demand was the addition of Kris Jenner, and Sheryl Underwood to replace Holly Robinson Peete. “It’s the Les Moonves show starring his annoying wife,” a source griped. Peete was told to “clean out her dressing room” last week but had not been released from her CBS contract as of last night. “They don’t want to look bad for firing her,” a source said. “But she can’t look for other work.” A show insider said, “There’s going to be tension on the show because of the casting changes.” Leah Remini has been shown the door and Sharon Osbourne quit in protest of Chen’s demand she not speak about the Casey Anthony trial because she is not a news reporter. — Page Six
If I was Julie Chen, I’d be drunk with power too. Professionalism wouldn’t even be in my vocab. I would look at Kris Jenner, tell her I’m thirsty and she damn well better get me a glass of wine or else she gets the axe. Of course, my husband Les Moonves wouldn’t say anything either because I’d give the best bj’s. These lips don’t quit, son! No homo.