Chelsea HandlerLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Chelsea Handler is creating her own line of marijuana
The former Netflix talk show host credits weed as “the f*cking only thing that’s kept me sane since Trump was elected.”
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Billy Eichner enlists Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts to “Glam Up the Midterms”
Unveiled on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eichner's new project with Funny or Die encourages young people to vote in this year’s midterm election through a website and the hashtag #glamupthemidterms.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Late-night talk shows are “the last bastion of the patriarchy”
“Late-night talk shows remain firmly in the grip of the patriarchy,” says Aaron Barnhart, who notes that the last time a woman headlined a network late-night show was in 2001. Barnhart says he "added up the combined tenures of every female host in the history of late-night talk shows and got a total of 14 years... Jimmy Kimmel Live will mark 15 years next month.” The lack of women in late-night, he adds, “means something at a time when many are seeking to change the conversation about women in our culture. What better way than to have women leading the conversation?”
TOPICS: Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler, David Letterman, Jack Paar, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson, Stephen Colbert, Tavis Smiley, Late Night, Women and TV
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
Chelsea Handler, Lea Michele and Lionel Richie are among the TV stars affected by the Southern California wildfires
“Just evacuated my house,” Handler tweeted. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively. Stay safe everyone. Dark times.” American Idol judge Richie had to cancel his Las Vegas show tonight to help his family “evacuate to a safer place.”
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 5:18PM EST
NBC announces a Gwen Stefani Christmas special
Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas airs on Dec. 12, featuring cameos by fellow Voice star Blake Shelton, Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane, Chelsea Handler and Ne-Yo.
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 6:18PM EDT
Chelsea Handler producing Unspeakable Hulu dramedy starring her friend Mary McCormack
The potential series is based on the book The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects Of Discussion by Meghan Daum.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
Chelsea Handler’s talk show could’ve succeeded on Hulu, which has appointment viewing
Netflix viewers are conditioned for binge releases, so Handler's talk show was not conducive to weekly appointment viewing. And having episodes released at 3 a.m. on Fridays didn't help, either. ALSO: Chelsea was just starting to find its groove.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 1:55PM EDT
Chelsea Handler offers “an apology on behalf of men”
In her first Chelsea episode since the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal broke (taped on the same day she announced the end of her show), Handler apologized on behalf of all male sexual harassers -- after naming all the celebrity men accused of sexual abuse. “We’re sorry for using our positions of power to sexually assault and harass women,” Handler said. “We’re sorry that we’re not the only ones guilty of this in our industry, or the only industry that has this problem.” ALSO: Female animators demand an end to sexual harassment in an old letter signed with 217 signatures.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 4:11AM EDT
Chelsea Handler’s talk show demise is a rare victory of traditional TV over the internet
“The show simply never generated much buzz,” Andrew Wallenstein says of Chelsea. “Netflix hasn’t shared anything in the way of audience data, but it presumably wasn’t good considering the show went from three episodes per week to just one midway through its run.” As Wallenstein points out, Chelsea’s failure is even more puzzling as late-night talk shows appear to be thriving in the Trump era, from Trevor Noah to Samantha Bee to the network hosts. “Handler has demonstrated a knack for drawing attention to herself with political commentary on social media, where she’s particularly adept, and in public appearances,” says Wallenstein. “But that didn’t translate to her talk show, which felt as if it was hermetically sealed within the Netflix world in a way that didn’t resonate in the larger media landscape. It’s not unlike the way Howard Stern’s public profile seemed to diminish when he made the switch from terrestrial radio to Sirius XM.” ALSO: Chelsea was "never a perfect show, but it was a trailblazing experiment."
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 7:01PM EDT
Netflix cancels Chelsea Handler’s late-night talk show after two seasons
Chelsea, Netflix’s first talk show, failed to gain traction in the crowded late-night space. But Handler will continue to work with Netflix with an original documentary on the current political landscape. Handler announced the news in a lengthy Twitter message, saying that instead of doing her show, she plans to be more active on the national level in political causes. “My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice, and participate in a more meaningful way,” she writes. Chelsea will continue airing new episodes until the end of the year.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 2:10PM EDT
Chelsea Handler is developing an I Hate the Internet TNT drama
The potential series is based on Jarett Kobek’s bestselling book of the same name about a 40-year-old female San Francisco comic book artist who experiences internet shaming.