September 12th, 2013
06:15 PM ET

Julie Chen reveals plastic surgery, and more news to note

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Despite all of the ridiculousness that has aired on this season of "Big Brother" - or maybe because of it ? - CBS has decided to bring the series back for a 16th season. We know, we know - like there was ever any doubt.
  • It's also secrets week on CBS' "The Talk," and today Julie Chen dropped a bombshell. She had plastic surgery to make her eyes look bigger when she was 25, after a boss told her she wouldn't succeed as a TV anchor with her "Asian eyes." [CBS]


  • Jimmy Fallon has taken everything you love about "Breaking Bad" and blended it down into one singularly awesome, 13-minute parody:


  • Carson Daly's found a new job - as the host of "Today's" Orange Room. It just all sounds very ... bright. [Today]
  • If you've thus far avoided watching Kanye West's epic, vodka-fueled rant at an album listening party, take three minutes and check it out. Trust, us it's worth it. [RS]
  • File this one under "Breaking!": Jenny McCarthy questioned whether boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg was gay before they started dating. [E!]

Filed under: While you were working

soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. DrDevlin, MD

    Julie Chen has worked hard to achieve the many goals she's had whether it's professional or personal. Every day she gets more and more beautiful. Clearly her natural beauty was enhanced to reflect her inner beauty. She looks fantastic!

    Michael Devlin, M.D.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SeanZ

    Her eyes and everything else was fixed.... so lets not focus on the eyes only.

    September 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shawn l

    What a load of bunk. I think sleeping with the CEO of CBS, then marrying him had far more to do with her career taking off than her surgery.

    September 16, 2013 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sherri

    On the one hand, I think it's pathetic that a boss would call her aside and tell her that her eyes were too small etc. On the other hand, if she wanted to have this surgery, well, it's HER body and she can do whatever she wants with it. That is her choice. And for her, it seemed to have worked and she has become very successful now. But for a boss to comment on an employee's looks, the way they did, is unacceptable.

    September 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary Ann

    She looks much better now!

    September 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. maria

    She looks like her face is blotted or swelling to me she doesn't look normal I know it , she had cosmetic surgery it is OBVIOUS! the excuse is that they asked her to do it ,what a lie this Orientals like to look like Americans! she was UGLY before she still UGLY now!

    September 14, 2013 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
    • alberto

      How rude and ignorant! The term is Asian and not Oriental, by the way. I am sure with a name like Maria, you must understand all the negative stereotypes! Anyway, you may not like how she looks and you may not find her attractive, but Ugly!? You sound bitter and jealous, frankly. Most people's insecurities are apparent when they make fun of others. Start spreading positive energy and vibes. Enough negativity and hate in the world.

      September 14, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. V¡xen

    She is more beautiful now; at least her eyes are open, so she has no excuse when she runs her car I to someone.

    September 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. portalpunk


    September 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Richard Fore

    She looks mexikin to me. Doesn't she work at the Taqueria over on Main Street?

    September 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Christie

    Looking at the before and after pictures, it is quite obvious that she also had a nose job. She obviously looks prettier now, which is essential in an industry where looking good is almost everything. I don't believe that the goal of the surgery was to make her eyes look less asian, but more about looking good for a job in the public eye.

    September 13, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jujubeans

    The surgery made her eyes look BIGGER? They must have been closed before!

    September 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ※Sadie※

    I'm a huge Burn Notice fan. Did anyone watch this season? What did you think of last night's show? I am so sad this tv show is done. It was one of the best ones out there.

    September 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • hapslappy

      Good finale, but cannot believe the producers killed everyonne off.

      September 14, 2013 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Captain Slapaho

    I don't care what she's had work done on, she's purrrrrty!

    September 13, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. Janet

    As expected in a male dominated media corporate world, women in general aren't allowed to age, look average, or gain weight. As I've been reading other websites on this subject, the women are using the "Mean Girl" mentality poking fun at Julie's heritage. Sadly this is taking us women back farther from any type of equality. The average female newscaster has only limited time after she hits the big 40, while the grey hair wrinkled male newscaster stays on much longer. All the surgeries do little to help women's longevity in the media. Instead of uniting with one another we join along the "Julie's fault" mentality. P.s. Oprah gets Botox, don't be naive.

    September 13, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Im with Janet on this one. Im so sick of everyone complaining about Role models. YOU are your OWN role model, stop expecting guidence from TV personalities! It is very sad that Chen felt she had to have surgery for success, many women and some men go through the same agony of self consciousness leading to surgery. I can't imagine how scary it would be going uinder knife to have your eyes cut and sewed up differently. Pure horror. Don't tease her because of it you bullies!

      September 13, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  15. be quiet

    just the eyes? is she seriously trying to pretend like that's her original nose, too?

    September 13, 2013 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace ☮

      I thought the same thing. She is very pretty, tho.

      September 13, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ※Sadie※

      Oh yeah, she must have had her nose done, too. The picture says it all. I see nothing wrong with a little plastic surgery, if it makes you feel better as a person, but some people take it way too far. It is sad that people think it is necessary to do this to compete in today's society, though. It just says, especially to the young, that beauty is the only thing that is important. How many aging stars have had plastic surgery, and now look like clowns? Way too many! Howdy all! Hope you are all doing good. Have yourself a great day!

      September 13, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  16. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I would like to fill her mouth with my brown trout.

    September 13, 2013 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Dick

      Brown trout? Why not call a spade a spade? or a dick?

      September 13, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Peace ☮

      Hey Triumph! Don't know if you saw our (Sadie & mine) funny little ink pen story, but, we thought about ya. I'll have to check cuz I know you'd reply to that one. Lol!

      September 13, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      @Big Dick – he's not talking about his d!ck, he's talkling about his sh!t! LOL!

      September 13, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Dick

      oops, M.A.P. I thought he was Mesican!

      September 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      I did see the ink pen story. Guess you didn't see my reply. I said a pen shaped like a ss batter? TY! And said I would autograph yours and Sadie's copies of my pooetry book with it.

      @Big Dick: A brown trout is a tu rd. Not a penile referrence.

      September 14, 2013 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  17. noella

    Horrible role mode, she sold herself out. Very sad. Oprah is no great beauty and is ethnic, but she never had plastic surgery when she first started.

    September 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  18. cariqunyil

    This is the burden under which all minorities must live: If you don't look European, you are not considered beautiful by the general public. This is the kind of mentality that was taken to an extreme by Michael Jackson, but she at least knew when to stop.

    It makes me sad that all the people on other websites who comment on "how much better she looks" because she looks almost white or mixed race. It's disgusting how racist our society is becoming. Being or looking European isn't better.

    September 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. bhound56

    Don't know who she is, but she looks great. I can tell you that the before person never would have the success in the media business that the after person would. Plastic surgery is a common practice in the business. What is the big deal?

    September 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      How can you say that if you dont know how she looked before? And by the soudns of it she is not verxy proud about having the surgery so it is kind of a big deal. It's ra-cism.

      September 13, 2013 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |

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