Topic: Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler Is Helping Yet Another Woman In Comedy

Chelsea Handler Is Helping Yet Another Woman In Comedy

Late night talk show host, author, actress and producer Chelsea Handler has just signed on for a new project. As usual she is getting another woman in comedy into the spotlight. Handler and Tom Brunelle’s Borderline Amazing Prods. has sold a comedy project to NBC created by and starring Ingrid Haas (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Chelsea said in an interview with Redbook last year, “I read this cheesy quote once: “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours glow brighter…’We women have to stick together… I’m very much about letting other people shine, because it makes us all shine brighter. I like having a fraternity. I like girls and boys together, misfits and underdogs – I love underdogs.” Well you certainly can’t say Chelsea doesn’t help other women. More »

Chelsea Handler Says Her Career Ambition is Due To ADD

Chelsea Handler Says Her Career Ambition is Due To ADD

In a new interview with Marie Claire @ Work, talk show powerhouse and best-selling author/screenwriter Chelsea Handler said, “”I don’t like to be that aggressive or ambitious,” she says. “I know it doesn’t seem like that, but I don’t feel like, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this, I’ve got to do that.’ I have severe ADD, and I’m constantly looking to amuse myself.” Is it possible that her awesome career is a result of not taking enough ritalin? More »

Chelsea Handler Says Sleeping With The Boss Did Not Make Her Career What It Is Today

Chelsea Handler Says Sleeping With The Boss Did Not Make Her Career What It Is Today

Chelsea Handler recently said in an interview “You don’t get a TV show because you’re sleeping with someone.” She is speaking of her boss and former boyfriend Ted Harbert who was then Comcast president and CEO Ted Harbert when she got her show on the E!Network in 2007. Chelsea often has to defend this part of her career but she makes a pretty convincing argument. She told the latest issue of More Magazine:

“Ted Harbert is not responsible for me selling four books on the New York Times list. He’s not responsible for me selling out areneas. All he did was recognize talent. He put Roseanne Barr on the air. He put Brett Butler on the air. This is a guy who notices female comedians and he noticed me. You don’t get a TV show because you’re sleeping with someone. That’s when you get a walk-on role as, like, a female police officer.”

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Funny Women On TV Are Nowhere Near Their “Saturation” Point. Take Note Lee Aronsohn.

Funny Women On TV Are Nowhere Near Their "Saturation" Point. Take Note Lee Aronsohn.

Yes. Hollywood got a little too excited after the success of Bridesmaids and just decided it had to have at least three-female focused shows with female creators per network. Some were quite good (New Girl and Suburgatory have gotten solid reviews and have established fan bases) but the really bad ones were really, really bad (Whitney and Are You There, Chelsea? come to mind.) But Two & A Half Men creator  co-creator Lee Aronsohn’s sexist comments about there being too many female-driven comedies on television went way too far.  According to The Hollywood Reporter’s  Etan Vlessing when asked about the rise of female comedies on network television, he said”Enough ladies. I get it. You have periods … we’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.” More »

Chelsea Handler Has The Right Idea About Helping Other Women In Their Careers

Chelsea Handler Has The Right Idea About Helping Other Women In Their Careers

Chelsea Handler is on the latest issue of Redbook Magazine. Yes, you heard me right. Chelsea Handler. The same woman who said, “There are two kinds of people I don’t trust: people who don’t drink and people who collect stickers.”Of course, she is right. That is just good common sense. But Redbook is a serious, grown-up woman’s magazine. I mean Michelle Obama was recently on the cover. Chelsea Handler likes to be known as a “Drunken Slut.” But the girl has a great career and she isn’t pulling up the ladder behind her it sounds like. She said: ‘I read this cheesy quote once: “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours glow brighter…’We women have to stick together… I’m very much about letting other people shine, because it makes us all shine brighter. I like having a fraternity. I like girls and boys together, misfits and underdogs – I love underdogs.” More »

Double Standard: Can Women Get Away With Using More Foul Language At Work?

Double Standard: Can Women Get Away With Using More Foul Language At Work?

On this site we often write about all the different ways women are sexually harassed at work either through unwanted advances, assaults or just offensive language used in the workplace. But after talking casually to a few people in various industries it seems that women often use more offensive language or tell dirtier jokes in professional settings because they can get away with it more than men. It may be because men are held to a stricter standard in terms of workplace behavior while women can get away with a bit more and they may look at this kind of language and sense of humor as a sense of empowerment. More »

Is An Office Scapegoat Necessary For Coworkers To Bond?

Is An Office Scapegoat Necessary For Coworkers To Bond?

On the premiere episode of the new show After Lately which is about the work environment on the Chelsea Lately Show, the writers of the show were complaining because a Production Assistant who was not only not doing his job but was tricking everyone else into doing his job. They all started complaining and were saying how terrible this whole ordeal was but staff writer Heather McDonald said this was actually a good thing. She pointed out that by complaining and picking on the new office scapegoat they were bonding as coworkers and boosting morale. Do people that work together need someone to collectively pick on or make fun of to bond and therefore work better together? More »

Is Marrying Higher Up In The Company A Career Death Sentence?

Is Marrying Higher Up In The Company A Career Death Sentence?

In almost any article about what not to do at work, women are told that sleeping with the boss is a big no-no. It is also usually on the top of the list, right after showing up at work drunk. Despite this ringing endorsement from Chelsea Handler, most women who do this get automatically categorized as power-hungry sluts who will stop at nothing to get the top. They are also often ostracized by their female coworkers. But what about the women who actually marry someone higher up in the company? Are they criticized as well or complimented for becoming part of an ambitious power couple?
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Sarah Silverman Joins The NBC Female-Comedy Trend

Sarah Silverman Joins The NBC Female-Comedy Trend

Sarah Silverman is the latest female comidian to get a pilot development deal with NBC. After an intense bidding war and interest from multiple networks NBC won, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Silverman’s comedy project contract follows the networks’ deal with late night talk show host Chelsea Handler and a sitcom based on her book Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings new vehicle, Whitney. More »