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Julie Chen On Leah Remini Feud Over ‘The Talk’ And Where They Stand – Hollywood Life



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Julie Chen Moonves is spilling all in her new audiobook, However First, God. The Large Brother host, 53, tells behind-the-scenes particulars about her time co-hosting The Discuss and her sudden exit in 2018. Julie reveals how her co-hosts, together with Leah Remini, complained about her whereas she went on trip.

“A couple of my co-hosts, while I was away, went to the network and said, ‘We can’t work with Julie anymore. She’s too uptight. She’s not one of us. If she stays, we go.’ And they ended up leaving and I ended up staying,” Julie stated, in line with Selection. “But what was so hurtful and challenging about this time was that one of the people who left was someone who I became like overnight best friends with after working on The Talk. And that was Leah Remini. We were buddies. We were like going on vacation together, and when she went to the network with this request, I felt betrayed.”

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Leah Remini, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, and Sara Gilbert in 2010. (Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock)

Leah, 53, left The Discuss in 2011 after only one season. Julie remained a co-host till 2018 when she was compelled to depart the present within the wake of husband Les Moonves’ sexual misconduct scandal. Les, the previous chairman and CEO of CBS Company, was accused of sexual misconduct by greater than a dozen girls in 2018. He denied the allegations.

Julie admitted that she “iced” Leah out for nearly a decade till “God entered the picture big time.” When Julie attended a celebration the place Leah’s husband, Angelo Pagan, was performing, she went as much as Angelo and requested for Leah’s quantity.

“If I didn’t have Jesus in my life at that point, I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to hunt him down and say hello,” Julie defined. “I know God says to forgive. So I called her, she answered. We laughed. We buried the hatchet. And today we’re probably closer than ever. Leah did try to apologize to me a year after our friendship blew up, but I was too hard-hearted to accept it. Without faith in my life, I didn’t understand the importance of forgiveness, but the Bible tells us very clearly to forgive one another.”

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Julie Chen and Les Moonves in 2017. (Rob Latour/Shutterstock)

In the future earlier than her audiobook’s launch, Julie revealed on Good Morning America that it wasn’t her choice to depart The Discuss. “That was a hard time,” she stated. “I felt stabbed in the back. I was, you know.” In However First, God, Julie famous that she felt like she was “collateral damage” throughout Les’ scandal and the fallout at CBS. Nonetheless, she has remained the host of Large Brother on CBS via all of it.

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