Julie Chen gets another CBS job along with other reality show stars

Big Brother host Julie Chen is leaving one CBS show for another: She’ll co-host CBS’ new knock-off of The View, which has famous mothers as its cast, including a bunch of other reality stars: The Apprentice runner-up Holly Robinson Peete, America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, and Dancing with the Stars contestant and Dance Your Ass Off host Marissa Jaret Winokur. Sara Gilbert and Leah Remini are also on the panel.

With the new show debuting this fall, Julie “will no longer serve as a daily anchor on ‘The Early Show,’ though she will continue to appear on the newscast,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

On the as-yet-untitled series, the “panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities who will examine topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of mothers” and “was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer,” according to CBS.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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