Chelsea HandlerLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
Chelsea Handler says the Trump presidency has made her a "kinder, nicer" person
“I’ve become such a kinder, nicer person because of Donald Trump being elected and the hate,” the Netflix star told Bill Maher on Real Time's "Overtime" segment. “Like, I’m nice to people I’ve never noticed before because I’m like ‘Oh my God, this is what happens if you don’t pay attention to other people around you. Get out of your own lane and pay more attention to the people around you. Because I’m nicer and kinder. I’m doing great.”
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
Chelsea Handler on Louis CK and Aziz Ansari's comeback attempts: "They have to address what happened"
"People want to talk about it,” the comedian tells The Huffington Post. “You can’t just ignore and throw it under the rug. You have to talk about what you’ve learned, where you’ve come from and where you are now.” She added: “I think that’s the issue everyone has with it and why it’s such a big deal. You can’t just come back and act like nothing happened ― you did a bad thing ― depending on which person you’re talking about. It’s about taking responsibility, ultimately.”
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
How Netflix could fix its talk show problem
After the failures of Joel McHale, Michelle Wolf's and Chelsea Handler's talk shows, Netflix maybe should combine the binge model with the weekly release model.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Chelsea Handler says she's working on a Netflix show about white privilege
"I intend for it to be very funny and I intend to hang myself out to dry," she tells Buzzfeed. "I'm a perfect example of the American dream, if you're white and borderline pretty."
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Chelsea Handler is coming to Will & Grace
Source: Entertainment Weekly
She'll guest on the NBC comedy as a "high-powered lesbian" client of Grace's.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Why do liberal comedians like Jimmy Kimmel and Chelsea Handler attack conservatives with homophobic jokes?
Source: The Daily Beast
Even Stephen Colbert has used homophobic jokes to attack the president, but in recent days Kimmel and Handler have come under fire for using gay jokes to attack conservatives. "Why do 'progressive' comedians so readily jump to homophobic jokes when it comes to mocking conservatives?" asks Ira Madison III. "Either insinuating that they like receiving anal sex via bottoming—or any other homosexual sex act—is the surefire way to knock someone down a peg. Because insisting that they’re gay must be the ultimate insult, right? Because the insinuation that a man might want to have sex with another man is somehow funny. The act itself is comical."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Chelsea Handler returning to NBC Universal with new deal
The former E! Chelsea Lately star has signed a multi-year deal to produce scripted and unscripted content for NBC Universal. Her new deal comes five months after Netflix dropped her talk show.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Chelsea Handler is creating her own line of marijuana
Source: The Blast
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”
Source: The A.V. Club
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”
Source: History Is Power
“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”
Source: The Daily Beast
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.