Report: 'Big Brother' host Julie Chen to wed CBS/UPN head Les Moonves
By Wade Paulsen, 07/14/2004
Gossip columnist Liz Smith reports that Julie Chen, the host of CBS's Big Brother series as well as co-anchor of CBS's The Early Show, and Viacom co-president and co-COO Les Moonves, who heads the CBS and UPN networks, have decided to get married, although not in the next few weeks, and have purchased a home together in Beverly Hills.
The romance between the on-air TV personality and her boss became public when Les Moonves's wife Nancy filed for divorce last year. However, rumors about a personal relationship between Julie and Les go all the way back to Les's defense of Julie's performance on Big Brother 1 back in 2000, and Les and Julie had attended Hollywood events as a couple prior to the divorce filing.