Julie Chen did something Thursday night she has never done in her 19-year run at CBS … she ID’d herself as “Julie Chen Moonves” … and make no mistake about it — it’s a big statement.
Julie never referenced the scandal or Les by name, but closed the show with a bang. Mind you … Julie has been an anchor on “CBS This Morning,” “The Talk,” “Big Brother” and other CBS shows and she has NEVER used her husband’s surname … until now.
Before the show, Julie teased her return with a photo holding “Big Brother” cue cards, but she made it clear for everyone… her wedding ring and her marriage are intact.
Short story … all the people who thought Julie would follow her husband out the door may be wrong.