A new Netflix program with Chelsea Handler? We're already on board!
When the news broke that Handler was not renewing her contact with E! at the end of the year, we were wondering where she'd go next, and now the New York Post reports that the comedienne "has a deal with Netflix, but the format is to be decided." That was easy!
A few weeks ago Handler went on Howard Stern’s satellite-radio show and slammed E!, calling it a “sad, sad, place to live," and she added that she thought Netflix would be a good fit. “They don’t know what they’re doing [at E!]. They have no ideas. It’s a failure,” she said.
Hopefully she'll have better luck at her new employer!
After eight years on the air, Chelsea Handler will be ending her hit E! latenight talk show Chelsea Lately this season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The news comes after a Variety report that E! and Chelsea are disputing over the terms of her contract.
Her manager Irving Azoff told THR that the comedian will not seek a contract renewal when it expires in nine months.
"Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires," Azoff said. "She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.”
Those future plans include a radio show and another late-night show on a different network or on a digital platform. She voiced interest earlier this month in working with Netflix.
The raunchy host has been vocal about her dissatisfaction with the network. She often makes digs at E! on her show and recently described the net as "a sad, sad place to live." "They don't know what they're doing," she said in early March on Howard Stern’s radio program. "They have no ideas. It's a failure."
Her new book, Uganda be Kidding Me, is a The New York Times best-seller. It's the first of her series of bestselling books to nab the no. 1 spot on the list for more than a week. She is in the midst of an international comedy tour and will shoot her first stand-up special in June.
The comedienne -- the only female late-night host on TV -- reportedly earns $9 million a year from the show, whose average viewership and ad revenue are both declining.
Chelsea Handler is notorious for making her guests uncomfortable in the hot seat. And she didn't disappoint while interviewing The Wanted last night.
Max George, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, and Siva Kaneswaran dropped by Chelsea Lately to promote their new E! reality series The Wanted Life and ended up talking about having sex with Lindsay Lohan and feuding with One Direction.
"Which one of you was penetrating Lindsay Lohan?" Chelsea asked bluntly.
"No idea," Max, who has admitted to having a fling with her in the past, said. "Now that was Nathan [Sykes]. Here's not here!" (The fifth Wanted member Nathan Sykes was home recovering from throat surgery.)
When asked by E! News in a previous interview whether he had enjoyed a "snog" with the troubled starlet, Max said, "Yes, we did -- a little one. She's a friend of all of ours and she is a lovely girl. We wish her all the best, wherever she is."
"She was good to party with, but there's definitely not going to be any babies on the horizon," he also said.
Linds recently posted an Instagram of herself and Max together in what appeared to be a hotel room.
The guys also talked about "prowling" for girls -- noting that American girls are "quite open" compared to their British counterparts -- and their beef with fellow British boy band 1D.
"There's a few questions that need to be asked of a couple of them," Max, who had a Twitter spat with 1D band member Zayn Malik. "I'm suspicious of one of his reasons."
"I think it's him that's confused," he continued, not addressing any particular One Directioner. "But they're all right. I think definitely a couple of them are really sound, and the others are all right."
Chelsea Handler was snapped leaving Tavern in Brentwood on Wednesday evening, and the comedienne appears to be handling her split from hotelier boyfriend Andre Balazs quite well.
"She's fine," a source recently told Page Six. "If she's feeling down, she's certainly not showing it." Handler and Balazs dated for seven months, and she previously dated rapper 50 Cent, Animal Planet host/hottie Dave Salmoni and NBC executive Ted Harbert. Hmm, wonder who she'll date next?