Julie Chen of CBS' The Early Show is pregnant। On Tuesday's show, she announced that she and husband, CBS Corporation President and CEO Les Moonves, are expecting their first child together। Rubbing her tummy, Chen, 39, joked, "So it wasn't a big Sunday at the buffet table। I'm starting to show now! And my due date is Oct। 4. So, fingers crossed."
She also said she won't be "taking maternity leave" from hosting CBS' reality show Big Brother। Said Chen, "I e-mailed my boss over there this weekend and I said, 'Don't worry। I can still do the show!"' (She kidded that the headlines could read, "'Big Brother Gives Birth. Medical Miracle!'") Chen is 39 and Moonves is 60। He has three children from his first marriage. Chen's due date is Oct. 4. And she told viewers that she doesn't plan on taking maternity leave from "Big Brother."
What kind of a newswoman is Julie Chen? She got scooped on her very own headline -- Chen is expecting her first child with CBS President Les Moonves -- by the New York Post। After the Post printed the news in Tuesday's paper, Chen 'fessed up a little later that morning on air, holding her belly and saying, "It wasn't a big Sunday at the buffet table."