Carrie Ann Inaba Joins The Talk
Carrie Ann Inaba is joining CBS’ The Talk as their newest co-host. She’ll be permanently replacing Julie Chen, who left the show in September following the sexual misconduct allegations against her husband and former CBS CEO, Leslie Moonves. The longtime Dancing With the Stars judge had been filling in for Chen since her departure, along with other guest hosts such as Rosie O’Donnell, but Chen made it no secret who deserved a seat at the table. On Chen’s final episode, she gave Inaba a shout-out, saying, “You’d look awful good sitting in that chair, my Asian sister. I’m just saying.” Inaba previously worked as a choreographer on shows America’s Got Talent, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance, and has guest-hosted Live With Kelly and Access Hollywood Live. The UCLA graduate began her career as a singer in Japan before being cast as one of the original “Fly Girl” dancers on the 1990's comedy show In Living Color. Inaba will join the table in January 2019. More here.