Pre-Taped ‘The Talk’ Dodges “I’m Julie Chen Moonves” Return; ‘The View’ Picks Up Slack

-Lady Gaga’s Vogue interview in which a male writer said she was wearing a robe through which he could see moost of her tattoos and “her shapely behind”
Her husband stepped down hours after The New Yorker published a second Ronan Farrow article in which more women came forward accusing Moonves of sexual misconduct spanning decades.
It was first time Chen had used "Moonves" as her last name on air on Big Brother, which she has hosted since 2000.
In a Mrs. Good night.” Norman Maine moment, Chen closed out Thursday's double-elimination episode of the reality competition series by saying, "from outside the Big Brother House with Brent, I’m Julie Chen Moonves.
"I think she's letting us know she's still there," Hostin added.
It's a no-win situation for the wives." "Hillary Clinton stood by Bill Clinton after that Monica Lewinsky thing — people attacked her for that," Joy Behar contributed. "They would have attacked her if she left.
Competing daytime talker The View was happy to take up the slack. Panelists on that ABC show discussed at length Chen's headline-grabbing return to CBS' air, four days after her husband, Leslie Moonves, stepped down as CEO of CBS Corp.
"It was a message saying 'I believe in my husband' — much like the message she put out on Twitter," The View's Sunny Hostin asserted, referencing the statement supporting Moonves that Chen issued after Farrow's first New Yorker expose on CBS's chief.
Behar and her fellow The View panelists concluded that Chen will have a much tougher time returning to The Talk, what with that show being a topical talk show and #MeToo movement being such a big cultural story.
“What topics can they do?” Behar asked, suggesting #MeToo would be off limits "unless Julie Chen-Moonves comes clean.”
Here is The View's conversation about Julie Chen's Thursday return to CBS:” />
-Julia Roberts Instagram trolls
The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne did not make a return to the show any easier for Chen when, the morning after Moonves' resignation, she said on air that Chen's husband "has a problem."
-Mark Wahlberg’s 3:30 AM workout schedule and 7:30 PM bedtime
-Meghan Markle’s trust issues
The morning after Chen's return to CBS's air, the pre-taped The Talk focused on:
-Joe Manganiello revealing that, as an adult, he returned comics he had pinched as a kid
The Talk episode was taped in advance of Chen's return.
Panelists on CBS daytime gabfest The Talk very noticeably did not talk about colleague Julie Chen's dramatic return to the network Thursday night.

‘The View’ Hosts Under Fire For (Almost) Mocking Melania Trump Accent

The View hosts lashed out at the First Lady, bringing up her past issues of plagiarizing a Michelle Obama speech and her support of the idea that Barack Obama was not born in the US.
In the editorial, an anonymous White House source claimed that certain people were working against the President's more outrageous whims and plans. The incident happened during a discussion on the anonymous op-ed that appeared this week in the New York Times.
Hostin then began reading Melania Trump’s statement sarcastically. When it appeared she was about to mock the First Lady in a faux Slovenian accent, Goldberg warned her not to do it. Hostin then read the story in a normal voice.” />
ABC's The View hosts are under fire from Melania Trump's chief spokesperson, accused of mocking the First Lady's Slovenian accent.
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Abby Huntsman, and Sunny Hostin squared off on the issue.
Stephanie Grisham, chief spokeswoman in the East Wing of the White House, called The View’s hosts "disrespectful and hypocritical" for "mocking someone’s accent."
She concluded:"People with no names are writing our nation's history. If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves." Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences.
Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today's news." To the writer of the op-ed – you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions. "The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible. "Freedom of speech is an important pillar of our nation's founding principles and a free press is important to our democracy,’ she said in a statement.
The First Lady was among those from the White House who criticized the op-ed author.