It’s not set in stone, but Chelsea Handler‘s probably getting her own show on Netflix. Makes sense that she’d be looking for a new gig considering her announcement earlier this year that she’d be leaving Chelsea Lately at the end of 2014.
From The New York Post:
Netflix is close to a deal with wisecracking author and E! talk-show host Chelsea Handler for a new show, The Post has learned.
“Handler has a deal with Netflix, but the format is to be decided,” said one source close to the talks.
Handler raised a ruckus a few weeks ago when she went on Howard Stern’s satellite-radio show and criticized her current employer.
During the interview, she also mentioned that she thought Netflix would be a good place to land a new gig.
It’d be interesting to see how this pans out considering Netflix has no programming like this, so it could be big. I’m not the biggest Chelsea Handler fan, but maybe with the right people around her, a new show could shape up to be pretty good!
April 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
I’m sorta torn on Chelsea Handler – on one hand, if you will, she’s quite crass and bawdy, which, for a woman in Hollywood is not really a recipe for success, so I kind of applaud her for not giving a shit about what she says. On the other hand… she’s crass and bawdy and doesn’t give a shit about what she says, you know? In theory, I like that she’s a mess, but in actuality, it’s pretty off-putting.
In any case, it’s because of those conflicting feelings that I don’t watch Chelsea Lately (and that I’m curious as to how her and Jennifer Aniston are apparently BFF). If you do watch the show, however, you’ll probably be sad to know that it’s coming to an end in December.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Handler has long been vocal about her dissatisfaction with the network though such complaints could be perceived as part of a negotiation. In this case, Azoff tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.” He adds that plans for Handler could include a radio presence and a possible nightly or weekly late-night show on another network or digital service.
An E! spokesperson stated to THR: “Chelsea has nine months left on her contract and E! will not comment on the future of Chelsea Lately at this time.”
Well, that’s that. I wonder what she’ll end up doing next? Hopefully not writing another book – I read one of them and the entire first chapter was dedicated to her love of masturbation as a kid. Thanks for sharing, but not really something we needed to know.
March 31, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Chelsea Handler is always running her mouth about some celebrity or other, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. This time around, it’s Taylor Swift she has thoughts on – mainly that TSwift goes through so many boyfriends so quickly because she’s a virgin who won’t put out and men are only interested in getting laid, so they hit the pike once they realise she’s not going to open her legs.
From Watch What Happens Live:
“My theory about Taylor Swift is that she’s a virgin,” she said. “That everyone breaks up with her because they date her for two weeks and she’s like, ‘I’m not going to do it’ and they’re like, ‘Oh well forget it – then I don’t want to date you’.
“They think they’re going to have sex with her and every guy thinks – just like when they date a lesbian, they think they’re going to turn them straight – every guy thinks they’re going to devirginise her and they’re not. She’s never going to get devirginised, ever ever ever ever ever.”
Is Taylor Swift really a virgin? Hmm, I don’t know. There was a report in the press when she was dating Harry Styles which said that the relationship ended because she wouldn’t put out as often as he’d have liked. But who knows! Women tend to need/want sex a bit less than men (GENERALLY, so calm down, horndog ladies!) so maybe not putting out as much as he wanted means that she didn’t want to have sex six times a day. Who can say?
Part of me sort of thinks it would be great if she is a virgin, though. As a very late bloomer myself, there ain’t shit wrong with waiting for someone who makes you feel like cartoon hearts are flying out of your ears 24/7 – especially when she’d be slut shamed if she was actually sleeping with all the guys she dates for short periods of time. Frankly, it’s none of anyone’s business how much anyone has sex, whether it’s not at all or 20 times a day, but this is celebrity gossip and we’re talking about it, so whatever.
On a totally different note, am I missing something with Chelsea Handler? I don’t hate her, but I definitely don’t think she’s funny.
March 8, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Oh my gosh. I can’t. I just can’t. I don’t even know what to say, this is that horrifying. I don’t mean that it’s not sort of amusing, because it is, a little, and if it wasn’t the monstrosity we know as Gwyneth Paltrow, it might even be funny. I just mean that it’s so … embarrassing. I watched it a few times as I tried to figure out my feelings, and I just feel so unbelievably embarrassed right now.
And maybe it’s just my intense feelings for Gwyneth, but does anyone else think that she did this video and then sent it to Beyonce with a letter that said “please pass this along to your husband so we can begin work on our record post-haste”? Because Gwyneth thinks she and Jay-Z are going to do the next Watch the Throne together. Because she’s that out of touch*.
But Cameron Diaz is pretty cute, right?
*I know she’s not that out of touch. I know she probably did this to have fun with her friends. I know it’s a joke. But guys. It’s Gwyneth Paltrow. Loosen up.
October 13, 2012 at 8:00 am by Emily
Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s great that Chelsea Handler employs dwarves on both her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, and her sitcom, Are You There, Chelsea? That’s super.
But this interview with Rosie O’Donnell is a little much.
“I’m a little ashamed about it … [but] I have a mild fear or anxiety around little people,” says O’Donnell. She then asks Handler if Handler has ever slept with a little person.
Handler responds, “No, that would be child abuse. I’d never do that.”
Which is apparently part of O’Donnell’s problem. “I can’t put the two things together. This is an adult person, but it’s a little person, but they have adult… it’s so hard for me.”
“I love little people. Whatever you have, I have the opposite. I want to tackle them. I see them and I have to hold myself down. I bite Chuy sometimes. He comes into my office and he’s so cute. That’s my ultimate body, if you’re going to have a little person. I want that shape, the corpulence,” says Handler.
Um, wow. Like, there is nothing wrong with having a sense of humor, but uhhhh. These “humorous” comments overstep into “pretty repugnant.”
The article at Pop2it struggles to assess which viewpoint is “worse”: Rosie cops to being outright phobic, but is the way Handler fetishizes and exoticizes little people even creepier, maybe?
Not surprisingly, Little People of America has taken umbrage with both comediennes’ remarks:
LPA has a bigger problem with O’Donnell’s comments, because O’Donnell attributes her feelings to heredity. “My Nana was afraid of the ‘Wizard Of Oz’ munchkins,” O’Donnell told Handler.
[Spokesperson Leah Smith] says the comedian is perpetuating “fear-based attitudes.”
“Instead of perpetuating these fears, let’s learn how to accept differences,” Smith said.
…Smith said the group is angry, but doesn’t plan a boycott of either performer.
“We’d rather start a discussion and deal with the issue head on,” she said. “No other group is marginalized like this.”
Dude, you know who comes out of this whole thing looking awesome? Leah Smith does. Low-five, LPA.
February 16, 2012 at 11:30 am by Jenn
“I wasn’t like ‘Oh, I’m going to marry 50 Cent…’ I mean, seriously. But I did like him. He’s very sweet and antithetical to what you’d think of him.”
Do you remember when Chelsea and 50 started hooking up? It kind of blew everyone’s mind, but then it was sort of easy to see why these two would be good together. They’re both just so obnoxious, right? These two crazy, loud, offensive people found each other in this big wide world, and that was beautiful and inspiring. And obnoxious.
Even though 50 Cent didn’t really say the sweetest things about Chelsea (remember that time that he was all “yeah, she’s cool to talk to, but you probably wouldn’t look at her and want to bang her,” wasn’t that charming?), I think he really did love her. I think that he thought she was The One, the girl of his dreams, the apple of his eye. He thought he would settle down with her in a nice little cottage in the country, and they would get wasted together for the rest of their days.
But Chelsea wasn’t having it. She broke things off for whatever reason, and that was that. But somehow, over a year after the fact, she’s still saying hurtful things to poor 50. My opinion of Chelsea was never that high (to be fair, it was pretty much nonexistent), but now, Chelsea, you have gone too far.
But yeah, wasn’t this a crazy couple? I kind of wish they had gotten married, you know? It’d be a hell of a wedding.