Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Chelsea Handler is Leaving Her Show Because She’s Tired of Celebrities

The E! late-night host finally opened up about her reasons for ending ‘Chelsea Lately’

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: June 11th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

Comedian Chelsea Handler became a household name through her E! late-night show, ‘Chelsea Lately’, a program that saw her interviewing and discussing celebrities and pop culture for seven seasons. After recently announcing her plans to leave both the show and network this upcoming August, many began to speculate why she was calling it quits. It turns out, those aforementioned celebrities are the very reason.

While speaking with the MailOnline, she said, “To be quite honest I don’t really care about Justin Bieber and I don’t want to talk about him anymore. In order to make that happen I had to just stop doing my show. Straight away.”

“I think if you participate in the celebrity world then you don’t really have a choice but to be involved in the drama. You end up getting so into the mix that it changes the topics of the day… You can sit around and complain about all that s–t and the Kardashians all day but if you’re participating in it then what can you do?,” she explained.

Handler also discussed her plans for the future.

“I’ve had seven years of being on the show, but I was just kinda over it and tired and I have a really proper new exciting project which will be announced in the next two weeks, which I’m super happy about,” she added, hinting at a future project, but intentionally not revealing any details.

“I’m excited more than anything about that. I’m not doing CBS Late Late. Anything being rumored is not what I’m doing. I’m going to do a show. It will be a refresh situation, a little bit more mindful and a little bit more interesting for me and my viewers,” she added.

Although her specific plans are currently a secret, Handler did share that she wants to speak with “politicians, medical professionals and people with real human interest stories,” adding “I want to talk to people who have changed the course of the world. Inventors, invaders and people who have been doing exciting stuff.”

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