Screen Junkies » chelsea handler http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:27:19 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Chelseas Handler Will Be Heading To Netflix For Specials And A New Talk Show http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/chelseas-handler-will-be-heading-to-netflix-for-specials-and-a-new-talk-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/chelseas-handler-will-be-heading-to-netflix-for-specials-and-a-new-talk-show/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:29:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262366 Very Handler. Wow.

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Chelsea Handler, long thought to be a high-risk free agent in the world of network TV because she a) talked smack about her former employers at E!, and b) is completely insufferable, has found a home on Netflix. She will crank out a stand-up special later this year, four “docu-comedies” (whatever the shit that means) in 2015, then a talk show with an “updated format” format in 2016.

I think the fact that I had to use quotes around those terms above means no one has any idea what this really “means.” Maybe the updated format is that it will take place in an arid 2016 dystopia, where global warming (IT’S REAL, PEOPLE) have made the planet inhospitable for all but the most wealthy individuals.

Chelsea said in a statement:

“If I was going to continue working in this industry, I knew I had to do something outside the box to keep myself interested,” Handler says in a statement. “I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move. I’m more excited than I’ve been in awhile, and the team at Netflix is the most forward thinking, alert group I’ve sat down with in ages. No offense to the Shahs of Sunset.”

Oh, Chelsea! I think you DID mean offense to the Shahs of Sunset. But that’s why we all love you!*

 

 

*No one loves Chelsea Handler.

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E!’s ‘Chelsea Lately’ To End In August, Leaving Chelsea Handler A Free Agent http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/es-chelsea-lately-to-end-in-august-leaving-chelsea-handler-a-free-agent/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/es-chelsea-lately-to-end-in-august-leaving-chelsea-handler-a-free-agent/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 22:43:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261855 Chelsea currently has no plans beyond then.

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After seven years of being an unlikeable talk-show host, Chelsea Handler will be exiting E! n August, a few months before her contract ends. Why the sudden hurry? Well, Chelsea Lately has been falling off pretty rapidly in the ratings department, having fallen off about 33% from where she was in 2010, way back when people hadn’t gotten sick of her.

Alas, here we are. Chelsea Handler is a somewhat bankable property, but probably not as a late-night flagship for a large cable network, and almost certainly not for a broadcast network. She rubs people, including, for the sake of full disclosure, this writer, the wrong way, and talked tons of shit about her current network, E!, to the point that it likely serves as a giant red flag for any prospective networks.

Also, she was involved in a romantic relationship with 50 Cent. That warrants mentioning for some reason.

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Because You Hate Yourself, Watch Gwyneth Paltrow & Cameron Diaz Rap Terribly http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/because-you-hate-yourself-watch-gwyneth-paltrow-cameron-diaz-rap-terribly/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/because-you-hate-yourself-watch-gwyneth-paltrow-cameron-diaz-rap-terribly/#comments Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:42:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251459 Shame on everyone involved.

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I don’t….

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Chelsea Handler Was Attacked By A Sea Lion http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/chelsea-handler-was-attacked-by-a-sea-lion/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/chelsea-handler-was-attacked-by-a-sea-lion/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:58:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250861 Everybody's a critic.

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When you make a living by skewering pop culture with brutal honesty, it’s only natural that you open yourself up to attacks. Not only from Joan Rivers, but all manner of beast. Chelsea Handler was attacked by a sea lion while recently paddle boarding and had a chunk bitten out of her leg. She revealed her bandages on a recent episode of Chelsea Lately, and went on to explain how she survived this harrowing ordeal.

“I just remember from being on safari the guy was like, ‘Just make loud noises.’ So I’m in the water with one arm in the paddle board and I [made noises] and it worked! It really worked.”

So there you have it. Loud noises. For future reference, you can also make things go away by showing them episodes of Are You There, Chelsea? (US Weekly)

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Vincent D’Onofrio And Chelsea Handler Seen Hanging Out At ‘Mall’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vincent-donofrio-and-chelsea-handler-seen-hanging-out-at-mall/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/vincent-donofrio-and-chelsea-handler-seen-hanging-out-at-mall/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 16:25:40 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210896 Featuring product placement from Sbarro?

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Eric Bogosian’s novel Mall is coming to a big screen near you, perhaps at the mall, thanks to the efforts of star/producer/scriptwriter Vincent D’Onofrio. He’ll be sharing the food court with Chelsea Handler and Bogosian. There’s a really interesting facet to this story that you should know, but before I get to it I’ll give you a quick synopsis on the movie:

“The film follows the intersecting paths of five disaffected suburbanites: a stoner teen, restless housewife (a dark role to be played by Handler), a voyeuristic businessman (D’Onofrio), a mall security guard and a trigger-happy crystal meth addict who heads to the mall looking for trouble”

OK, sounds pretty interesting, right? Well, remember that “interesting facet” I alluded to before (if you don’t, see a doctor immediately because you have short-term memory loss)? Here it is: The movie is going to be directed by Joe Hahn OF THE BAND LINKIN PARK. That’s right – a movie about a bunch of crazy people at a mall is going to be directed by a member of one of the definitive mall rock bands. Funny, right? See you at the mall! (Deadline)

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Laura Prepon Is Banging Lots Of Dudes And Yelling At Dwarves http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laura-prepon-is-banging-lots-of-dudes-and-yelling-at-dwarves/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laura-prepon-is-banging-lots-of-dudes-and-yelling-at-dwarves/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 13:51:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27469 While her former "That 70's Show" cast mates bang Natalie Portman on film, Laura Prepon is ready to offend. She's signed on to channel Chelsea Handler in the comedienne's autobiographical comedy pilot.

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While her former “That 70′s Show” cast mates bang Natalie Portman on film, recover from Spider-Man 3, and do whatever it is that Wilmer Valderrama does now, Laura Prepon is ready to offend. She’s signed on to channel Chelsea Handler in the comedienne’s autobiographical comedy pilot.

In “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” Prepon plays a twentysomething version of Handler who pounds drinks and most of the men in her zip code and whatever rappers happen to be passing through town. So, Prepon plays Handler in her twenties. Huh. You’d think the girl would want to branch out a little and not star in another show set in the 1970′s. (Deadline)

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NBC Wants To Be Funny, And Not In A Pitiful Way http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nbc-wants-to-be-funny-and-not-in-a-pitiful-way/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nbc-wants-to-be-funny-and-not-in-a-pitiful-way/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:31:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22544 NBC decided to pick up four comedy pilots from established comedians that actually have decent premises.

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NBC execs woke up this morning, clouded in shame and the stench of Wonder Woman‘s perfume, and decided to take a couple steps to make things right. Namely, they decided to pick up four comedy pilots from established comedians that actually have decent premises. How delightfully novel, NBC!

The biggest pickup of the day is certainly the pilot based on Chelsea Handler‘s memoirs, Are You There God? It’s Me Chelsea. It essentially follows around a 20-something girl that lives her life, drinking and screwing a lot. It will be shot in a multi-camera format and development will be handled by the creators of “Dharma & Greg.” I don’t care if “Dharma & Greg” people are involved. I’m still optimistic.

Then there’s “Brave New World,” a comedy that follows a group of people working together at a theme park intended to recreate 1637 New England. I’m a sucker for jokes about blacksmiths and coopers, so needless to say, I’m pretty fired up about this one. Peter Tolan is running the show here and should have his hands full considering just yesterday another of his pilots, “The Council of Dads” got picked up yesterday by Fox.

Comedian Whitney Cummings got her currently untitled project picked up by NBC, , but Deadline says “focuses on a young couple and the ups and downs of a committed relationship in today’s complicated world.” Is television ready for such a show? Cummings is a promising talent, so let’s hope they flesh out the concept a little more as they move forward.

Finally, NBC got their dirty paws on “My Life As an Experiment”, which is based on the book by A.J. Jacobs, and will be produced by Jack Black, among others. Jacobs has a reputation for incorporating bizarre challenges into his real life, then reporting the effects. He’s lived according to the bible, and read the entire encyclopedia, then reported the effects of the experiments on his marriage.”Honey, why are there ants all over the house? Oh, brother! Here we go again!” That’s a spec line I wrote that the show is free to use.

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