Sara Gilbert and her wife Linda Perry welcomed a baby boy, The Talk co-host Julie Chen announced on March 2.
Sara Gilbert, 40, gave birth to the couple’s first child, named Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, on Saturday, February 28. Explaining Sara Gilbert’s absence, Julie Chen said: “Sara is on maternity leave. She just delivered over the weekend. “Our very own Sara and her wife Linda Perry are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry was born on Saturday and both mother and child are doing well.” Sharon Osbourne then shared the first photo of little Rhodes with fans. Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry wed on March 2014. Sara Gilbert is also a mother to son Levi and daughter Sawyer from her previous relationship with TV producer Allison Adler. Baby Rhodes is the second Sara Gilbert has carried – she gave birth to Sawyer in 2007, while Allison Adler carried Levi in 2004.
Julie Chen has denied she had a nose job after admitting that she had eye surgery at 25.
Julie Chen, 43, who revealed last week that she was once told she would never be an anchor because she is Chinese, told The Talk yesterday that she has not had any other cosmetic surgery.
“For the record, I have never had a nose job,” Julie Chen said.
“I have only had plastic surgery done to my eyes that I’ve already told you about.”
Julie Chen says that the difference in the appearance of her nose in her “after” photo was thanks to her make-up artist’s contouring skills. She demonstrated this with side-by-side photos of herself before her eye surgery and herself now before make-up.
She also shared a 20-second time-lapse video of her hair and make-up process, including her make-up artist’s expert contouring.
That is not to say that she didn’t consider a rhinoplasty though. Julie Chen says she decided against it, however, after her grandmother told her that the shape of her nose is considered a “good fortune nose” in Chinese culture – and they both shared the same feature.
Julie Chen has denied she had a nose job after admitting that she had eye surgery at 25
Julie Chen also insisted on Monday’s edition of the show that her intention with the eye procedure was not to make herself look “less Asian”, rather that she wanted her eyes to look “more open”.
Referring to “haters” who shared “hurtful” responses to her story, Julie Chen said: “The hateful comments that I read where people were judging me were people within my own community.
“It was comments like, <<Way to give in to the Western standards of beauty>>. [and] <<You’re denying your heritage. You’re trying to look less Asian>>.
“Guess what? I don’t look less Chinese! I’m not fooling anybody here. That’s number one.
“Number two: half of us Asians are born with the double-eyelid.
“My mother was born with it. My father has one lid that was creased, one lid that didn’t get its crease until he hit his late teens. I have one sister born with the creases, one sister born without it, so it wasn’t denying my heritage.”
Julie Chen added in an interview with People magazine: “The goal was to simply have bigger eyes so the camera didn’t make me look sleepy, bored, angry or disinterested in my interviews.
“The goal was to look, in my opinion, more alert and more interested on camera for my work/career.”
Julie Chen’s The Talk co-star Sharon Osbourne says the furor surrounding the eye surgery compares to her own rhinoplasty.
Sharon Osbourne said on Monday’s show: “I got rid of my Jew-bump on my nose and I still tell people I’m half a Jew. I just didn’t want it!
“You are what you are. I love being what I am, I embrace being what I am, but did I want that nose? No!”
Ohio television station WDTN-TV in Dayton has issued an apology to CBS reality show host Julie Chen after she revealed that she had undergone surgery to look “less Asian” in response to remarks from her then-news director.
Julie Chen, 43, best known as the presenter of the Big Brother show, made the admission on The Talk Wednesday, describing how as a young reporter, she was told by her supervisor at WDTN-TV that she would never be an anchor because she looked too Chinese.
The same sentiment was echoed some time later by a talent agent, who told Julie Chen that her eyes were too small and inexpressive.
Julie Chen’s revelations sparked an outcry online, prompting the management of WDTN to release a statement apologizing to the TV personality for the comments made by a news director at the station nearly two decades earlier.
WDTN-TV in Dayton has issued an apology to Julie Chen after she revealed that she had undergone surgery to look less Asian
“We are sorry to hear about what happened to CBS’ Julie Chen in 1995 when she was a reporter at WDTN-TV,” Joe Abouzeid, the station’s president and general manager, stated.
“The station was under different management and ownership during that time. At WDTN and WBDT, we don’t tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.”
During Julie Chen’s tenure at WDTN, the station was owned by the Hearst Corporation, according to Dayton Daily News,but has since been sold to LIN Media.
On Friday, The Talk co-host spoke toUs Magazine about her bombshell revelation, saying through her publicist that she was both relieved to get the secret off her chest, but also concerned about a possible backlash.
“I felt vulnerable and nervous that the haters who hide behind their computers on the Internet would come out and say mean things,” Julie Chen said in a statement.
“And some did. That was expected.”
Julie Chen went on to say, however, that she was pleasantly surprised when her Twitter and email accounts were flooded with messages of support from viewers, many of them not Asian, who said they empathized with her experience.
The veteran journalist also got positive feedback from her parents, who had no idea she was going to make the confession on national TV until the episode aired Wednesday.
“I was overwhelmed with love and relief when she [Julie Chen’s mother] sent me an email right after it aired, saying she and my father could not be more proud of me,” Julie Chen’s statement said.
News anchor Julie Chen has revealed that she had a cosmetic eye surgery at the age of 25 to make her look “less Asian” as a young TV news reporter.
Julie Chen, 43, made the emotional admission in an episode of The Talk yesterday, describing how she was told she would never be an anchor because she is Chinese.
“My secret dates back to – my heart is racing – it dates back to when I was 25 years old and I was working as a local news reporter in Dayton, Ohio,” she said.
“I asked my news director … over the holidays if anchors want to take vacations, could I fill in? And he said, <<You will never be on this anchor desk, because you’re Chinese>>.
“He said <<Let’s face it Julie, how relatable is you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we have in Dayton? On top of that because of your Asian eyes, I’ve noticed that when you’re on camera, you look disinterested and bored>>.”
Unsurprisingly, her boss’s words hit her hard.
“I wanted to cry right then and there,” Julie Chen said.
“It felt like a dagger in my heart, because all of my life I wanted to be a network anchor. . . I started recording my newscasts every day and all I could see was my eyes, and I’d ask myself, <<Does he have a point? . . . Do I look bored?>>.”
Julie Chen has revealed that she had a cosmetic eye surgery at the age of 25 to make her look “less Asian” as a young TV news reporter
The Ohio news director was not the only one to say such a thing to Julie Chen, now one of CBS’s most familiar faces.
“I started meeting with agents for career advice, and this one big-time agent basically told me the same thing,” she continued.
“He had the biggest names in the business. . . He said, <<I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look better>>. He then whips out a list of plastic surgeons who have done this procedure.”
Julie Chen’s family in Queens, New York, was divided on the idea though. While her parents had witnessed the racist bullying that saw her called “Ching Chong” on the school bus, they feared she was denying her Chinese heritage.
“I consulted with my mother, and [she greeted me with] silence. She said, <<This is a deeper conversation that we have to have with your father>> . . . This divided my family.
“Eventually, my mom said, <<You wouldn’t have brought this up to me unless this was something that you wanted to do>>. And they told me that they’d support me, and they’d pay for it, and that they’d be there for me.”
Julie Chen went ahead with the procedure, which removed the excess skin that creates the double eyelid appearance.
She admits that she did get more high-profile work after the cosmetic surgery, but she did have concerns about whether she should have agreed to do it so readily.
“After I had it done, the ball did roll for me, and I wondered, did I give into the man?” Julie Chen told The Talk.
Not that she harbors any regrets: “I don’t like to live with regrets.”
“I did it. I moved on. No one is more proud to be Chinese than I am.”