Chelsea Handler's talk show will end on August 26.
The 39-year-old presenter - who confirmed in March she intended to leave Chelsea Lately at the end of her contract - will depart E! three months before her current agreement comes to an end, and is delighted with the work she did for the network.
"I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years. I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I'm glad I went," she said in a statement.
Suzanne Kolb, the president of E!, praised the star for adding "a distinct voice to late night with her acerbic wit and fearless commentary."
Chelsea Handler has been in talks to host a daytime show.
The 39-year-old presenter - who is to leave E! when her Chelsea Lately contract ends - had sparked speculation she was to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Show on CBS after posting an Instagram picture of her holding papers branded by the network, but insiders insist she won't be taking on the 12:30 am slot.
"There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network's 12:30 late night broadcast," an official statement from CBS read.
Instead, sources told the New York Post newspaper that she met with executives to discuss the possibility of a syndicated daytime talk show, following in the footsteps of the likes of Kris Jenner, Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper. However, it seems the outspoken star could have jeopardized the plan with her social media posting. "Chelsea Handler is a pain in the butt," an executive told the newspaper.
E!’s Chelsea Handler is getting some of Hollywood’s most recognizable movie queens on her couch.
In an upcooming special, the Chelsea Lately host will talk to Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Aguilera and Anne Hathaway.
Paltrow is doing a much-touted guest spot on Glee and starring in Country Strong. Meanwhile, Aguilera and Hathaway are busy promoting Burlesque and Love & Other Drugs, respectively.
Chelsea's Big Interview Special is on E! November 22 at 10 p.m. EST.
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NBC is working on a pilot based on Chelsea Handler’s autobiographical Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, a humor book based on her life during her 20s. Handler will co-produce, but not star in, the series.
The comedienne may currently be seen on Chelsea Lately, her late night talk show.
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Judging from the unkind comments in his blog, Perez Hilton wasn’t thrilled with Chelsea Handler as the VMA host…but the ratings tell a different tale. Sunday’s broadcast was the highest-rated VMA for MTV since 2002, a fact Handler herself pointed out to Perez on Twitter.
We think the numbers are well-earned. Chelsea Handler got the show off to great start with two very funny opening skits, one featuring a surprise Lindsay Lohan appearance (viewable in the video above). See more of Chelsea’s best VMA moments after the jump.
Sorry, Russell Brand—there will be no three-peat for you.
For the first time in over 15 years, a female will get the chance to host the MTV Video Music Awards. In 1994, Roseanne Barr from the VMAs from Radio City Music Hall. In 2010, it’ll be Chelsea Handler’s turn.
“Everyone knows that when you think of rap music and hip-hop, you think of Chelsea Lately. And that’s why I will be hosting [the show],” Handler explained tonight about her selection.
Performers joining Chelsea for this year’s event include Justin Bieber, Kanye West, B.o.B, Florence + the Machine. The ceremony will air live September 12 from Los Angeles.
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If you’re a follower of True Blood, the phrase “Sam Merlotte and Bill Compton” would probably bring one particular scene to mind. A pretty hot scene from Season 2 that only involved those two men.
In this recent interview with Chelsea Handler, actor Sam Trammell (Merlotte) - who says he “loved” shooting that moment with Stephen Moyer - recalls a funny joke they played on the poor stand-ins involved with the filming.
Cue the video to the 2:00 mark for the story.
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Once again, celebrities will be uniting for a good cause—and they weren’t asked by George Clooney to do so.
On Monday, CNN will broadcast a Larry King Live special focused on the BP oil spill. The telethon - Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help - will allow viewers to contribute to one of three different charities (The Nature Conservancy, United Way, or the National Wildlife Federation). Donations raised will “go to aid in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.”
Those helping King with the two-hour event include Ryan Seacrest, Chelsea Handler, Sting, Tim McGraw, Kathy Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Deepak Chopra, Pete Wentz, Ted Danson, Robert Redford, Harry Connick Jr., Jenny McCarthy and Philippe Cousteau.
The special will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern.
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Will Ferrell might not be interested in visiting The Tonight Show anytime soon, but there are plenty of other celebrities who are still willing to
support Jay Leno.
Based on the star-studded list released by NBC, Leno’s booking department is having an easy time finding guests for his return to late night—but will the viewers actually be tuning in to watch them?
Check out the names after the jump and let us know if you’ll be welcoming back Jay.
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm): “Molly fails a Spanish test and decides to stop speaking English until she masters the foreign language.” And you didn’t think anybody learned anything on this channel.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm): “Charlie’s male ego is bruised when he learns that he hasn’t been satisfying Chelsea.” Well, it has been a long time since he was a Hot Shot.
- Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 10pm): “Jon and Kate reflect on changes in their lives and the ups and downs over the years in the series finale.” Just so I’m clear—would Jon’s weight be considered an up or a down?
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