November 14, 2017
Eve Officially Joins ‘The Talk’ As New Host
Musician-actress Eve has officially signed on to The Talk as the new host. Eve Jeffers Cooper made her official debut today, after previously appearing as guest co-host the week of October 13. She joins Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood on the daytime talker.
Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment said Eve “brings a fun and fresh perspective to our already diverse panel” and will add “a new layer to the show as we continue to evolve season to season.”
“I think what I’m looking forward to the most is showcasing my personality and who I am now as a woman,” Eve told Deadline about her new gig. “In my career, people know me from my music and I have done certain things in entertainment but this is a different avenue for me.”
Currently based in London, Eve said that when she was first approached to host, she thought it would be an ideal position, but had to think about it.
“Once I did the first test week and I met all the ladies, I felt the energy — not only from them but everyone I met on the set and it was great,” she said. “It was one of those exciting moments in life where I thought it would be a good challenge for me. If it feels right, then it must be right.”
She adds that The Talk is an important show to have now because of its distinct female point of view on current issues. “And to have such a diverse group of women as well — I think that is very important,” she said.
Known as “Ruff Ryders’ First Lady,” Eve has released four studio albums, 32 singles, and has collaborated Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jill Scott, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, Juicy J, The Roots and Missy Elliott. She is one of the most prominent female MCs in hip hop. She is best known for hits “What Ya Want,” “Gangsta Lovin” and “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani, won the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002. Last year, Eve reunited with Stefani for the“This Is What the Truth Feels Like tour; she also hosted the VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens.
She’s also starred in numerous films including xXx, Whip It, and the Barbershop franchise. She’s also appeared on television in Glee, Single Ladies, Daytime Divas, and starred in her own television comedy Eve in 2003.
John Redmann serves as executive producer of The Talk; Gilbert, who developed the show, also is an executive producer. Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews are co-executive producers.
Eve is repped by ICM Partners, Untitled and Barnes, Morris, Klein.