Chelsea Handler is planning on leaving her show Chelsea Lately after her contract runs out. I can hear the vodka bottles smashing on the ground of kitchens all over America as we speak. Via The Hollywood Reporter:
Chelsea Handler plans to leave the E! channel when her contract expires at the end of the year, bringing a close to her Chelsea Lately talk show after eight years according to her manager, Irving Azoff.
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.
So that’s happening. She’ll probably get another show or something as mentioned near the end. People like her for some reason. I don’t really get it. Her recent book is titled Uganda Be Kidding Me and that’s probably the dumbest name for a book I have ever heard of. It’s like a person who has never tried comedy before making up a book title, and then making it worse.