Julie Suzanne Chen, TV host and journalist who has gone by “Julie Chen” for the entirety of her career, signed off from last night’s episode of Big Brother, the show she has hosted for 18 years, by saying, “From outside the Big Brother house, I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Good night.”
Les Moonves, Chen’s husband, recently stepped down from his position as Chairman and CEO of CBS after being accused of sexual harassment and assault by no fewer than six women. (That number doubles if you use the broader term “sexual misconduct.”) After he denied the accusations, Julie showed her support by calling him a “decent and moral human being.” And now she’s decided to align herself even closer to this bad man with last night’s dramatic adoption of his surname.
Gross! All of this is gross.
Norm MacDonald apologized for apologizing! In case you haven’t been following this deeply annoying story about a comedian no one should really be expected to give one shit about in 2018, it started when MacDonald said he was “happy the #MeToo movement has slowed down a bit.” In response to uproar over that, he went on The Howard Stern Show and apologized (badly) by saying, “You’d have to have Down syndrome to not feel sorry for [the victims].”
Which brings us to Thursday, when he went on The View to apologize for that. During his appearance on the show, he said:
“There is a thing with Howard where there’s a recklessness in the studio. There’s a word we used to use to mean stupid I was about to say that word, and then I stopped and thought about what’s the right word to say. I realized at that moment I did something unforgivable... The remark I made about people with Down syndrome was a terrible, terrible thing for me to say.”
We will all forget about this in 72 hours.
- Gretchen Wilson “said Thursday that everyone has bad days, but celebrities are targeted when they have one.” Fair! [Page Six]
- Guttural scream: Yaaaaaasssss Jamieeeeee. [Celebitchy]
- Keira Knightley has seen Love Actually like...20 fewer times than I have. [Celebitchy]
- People I don’t care about: Marc Jacobs. [Page Six]
- I’m gonna barf. [People]