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Chelsea Handler was on hand at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday to promote her upcoming Netflix documentaries and talkshow, and praised the streaming service for enabling her to create what she says is the best work of her career.
“Netflix, they’re very well known for letting talent drive its own car,” she said on stage at the Beverly Hills event. “They give you the structure that you need and they let you drive … it’s such a pleasure to work with people that have faith in you and let you blossom.”
Handler left E!, which was home to nightly talkshow “Chelsea Lately,” and infamously made headlines for slamming the cable network on her way out. On Tuesday afternoon, the comedienne was asked about her exit and noted that she has no interest in further discussing E! as she’s not a person who “wallows.”
“It was a great, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Chelsea Handler’s upcoming Netflix series will not mirror the format of her former E! show “Chelsea Lately,” the comic revealed Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills. “I’m not looking to do a nightly talk show again,” Handler said. “That was never my intent. I want to do another show that will be on several times a week or a few times a week.” Handler said that work on the new series will begin in 2016, after post-production finishes on her upcoming documentaries “Chelsea Does Marriage,” “Chelsea Does Racism,” “Chelsea Does Silicon Valley” and “Chelsea Does. »
- Daniel Holloway
Chelsea Handler has no regrets about the negative tone she struck on her way out the door at E! last summer.
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Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her upcoming four-part Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and subsequent untitled talk show, Handler remained unapologetic about the shots she took at her now-former network as Chelsea Lately was ending its seven-year run.
“I was just talking honestly about how I felt, which I’ve always been prone to do and I always will do, »
Chelsea Handler was typically candid during her appearance at Netflix's presentation during the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, dishing about her new series (which isn't a nightly talk show, Fyi) and the four documentaries that she's making for the streaming service.
Handler said she was drawn to make the docs -- titled "Chelsea Does Marriage," "Chelsea Does Racism," "Chelsea Does Silicon Valley," and "Chelsea Does Drugs" -- because "I had to get my brain working again." That was most likely a dig at E!, her former network and the home of her show "Chelsea Lately," though the comedienne declined to give any direct comment about the channel. (She apparently got her fill of trash-talking the network last year.)
As for the documentaries themselves, Handler said each would be feature-length, and the comedienne is executive producing them alongside some pretty impressive talent, including Oscar winner Morgan Neville ("20 Feet »
- Katie Roberts
ABC and the show announced on Monday that Collins was officially named the 15th co-host in the show's history, and will join the cast as a permanent member beginning during "The View"'s 19th season, which starts in September. Collins will still appear on the program for the rest of its summer run, before "The View" starts its hiatus in August.
"We've had so much fun hanging out with this young lady," Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday's show, calling Collins "amazing and very, very funny." Collins, who was greeted with a shower of confetti and thunderous applause from the crowd, said she was "so excited" for the opportunity, and praised her co-hosts Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace, Rosie Perez, and Raven-Symoné.
"I feel so lucky that I get »
- Katie Roberts
Another day, another View change-up: Frequent guest host Michelle Collins soon will debut as a permanent co-host, The Wrap reports.
News of Collins’ appointment broke Wednesday, the same day that Rosie Perez announced her imminent departure during the broadcast of the ABC chatfest.
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The race for the Emmys has officially begun. Voting for the TV Academy’s top honors is now open until June 26 — exclusively online for the first time ever — and ballots for all categories are available for viewing.
Variety perused some of the top categories to check out the inevitable oddities, including series left out of consideration (wherefore art thou, “Cougar Town”?) and key performers guaranteed not to get nominated because they’re not on the ballot (sorry, Max Greenfield).
– It was news when the TV Academy’s new attempt to define half-hours as comedies and hourlong series as dramas resulted in “Orange Is the New Black” moving to drama series contention this year. (Meanwhile “Glee” and “Shameless” stayed in comedy, along with newcomer “Jane the Virgin.”) But somehow hourlongs “Devious Maids” (Lifetime) and “Hart of Dixie” (the CW) wound up in the comedy category too, with no fanfare.
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- Geoff Berkshire
With today's release of the Television Academy's 2015 Emmy Awards ballots, many shocking omissions and changes are among the entries. -Break- Where is "Chelsea Lately" or "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in the race for Best Variety Talk Series? Having departed television months ago, neither is even making an attempt on the Emmy ballot this time. However, there's an interesting addition to the category, which we've reported on the past. Jerry Seinfeld has entered his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." In the comedy categories: "Saturday Night Live" makes the very surprising move of submitting none of their female guests hosts this year. Since the Best Comedy Guest Actress category started allowing variety contenders in 2009, "SNL" has had at least one nod every time (including wins for Tina Fey and Betty White). While several male guest »
With today's release of the Television Academy's 2015 Emmy Awards ballots, many shocking omissions and changes are among the entries. -Break- Past Emmy winner Jerry Seinfeld is taking a chance by entering the Best Variety Talk Series category with his online program "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." He has received nominations the past two years in the Special Class programming area, so will this move be a good one against perennials like "Colbert Report," "Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"? One thing is for certain: he will not have to worry about "Chelsea Lately" or "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." Having departed television months ago, neither is even making an attempt on the Emmy ballot this time. In the comedy categories: "Saturday Night Live" makes the very »
Cmt is giving you a great reason to stay up late; tonight is the premiere of The Josh Wolf Show. Comedian Josh Wolf, who is known for his recurring role on Chelsea Lately and host of Shark After Dark, and the Naked and Afraid after show Naked After Dark, will examine pop culture through his self-deprecating but overwhelmingly positive lens. The series airs four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) beginning Thursday, June 11 at 11:00 – 11:30 p.m. Et/Pt. Wolf and I had a chat about his new gig and he’s bringing his easy to talk to energy and … Continue reading →
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- Kellie Freeze
Josh Wolf was hanging out in a recycling bin while dressed in a gorilla suit the other day, recording the escapade on a GoPro mobile camera. “I had to have sweat out at least seven pounds,” he recalled.
If things go well for the comedian, doing that kind of thing will seem like just another day at work. Getting gussied up like a great ape is just one of the many wacky escapades one might see Wolf attempt on “The Josh Wolf Show,” the latest entrant (and the first on Viacom-owned Cmt) into the increasingly crowded arena of wee-hours TV. The show debuts tonight at 11 p.m., and Wolf promised a steady spate of comedy he described as “intelligently stupid” along with a “show and tell” segment in which he might try anything – even actual jousting.
Everyone who mounts one of these programs must tilt a lance, of sorts. Latenight »
- Brian Steinberg
Time slots for late-night programming have seen a foreign invasion in the past year, thanks to Brits James Corden of CBS’ “The Late Late Show” and John Oliver‘ of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” to say nothing of introducing Jon Stewart‘s South African “Daily Show” successor, Trevor Noah. But America is throwing a native son into the mix, thanks to cable channel Cmt’s first foray into late night with “The Josh Wolf Show.” Wolf, a 45-year-old Massachusetts native and longtime standup comic, gained notoriety as a panelist on Chelsea Handler‘s defunct E! show “Chelsea Lately.” She now »
- Matt Donnelly
Chelsea Handler hit the beach with fellow comedian Josh Wolf in the Bahamas on Saturday, cooling off in the ocean in a tiny blue bikini with a white hat. Chelsea and Josh were in town to perform a stand-up show at the Atlantis Paradise Island during the Memorial Day weekend; Josh, who appeared as a recurring panelist on Chelsea's former late-night show, Chelsea Lately, opened for her performance. Seeing Chelsea's impressive body is nothing new for her fans, though she was decidedly more covered during her recent beach day than in many of her social media photos. The 40-year-old doesn't shy away from showing her boobs on Instagram - even while riding a horse - and most recently, Chelsea got cheeky by sporting a pair of bikini bottoms with Harry Styles's name printed on the back. Keep reading to see photos of Chelsea in the Bahamas. »
Like nearly everybody you see on "Jeopardy!", I'm obsessed. "Jeopardy!" is my oldest and strongest pop culture fixation, and at this point it stimulates a part of my brain that no Trivial Pursuit card -- even the ones from 1982 featuring obscure Kim Carnes factoids -- can reach. "Jeopardy!" is about speed, reflexes, trivia, and showing off. It is not civil. It is "Bad Girls Club" for nerds, and you better believe I wanted to bludgeon Ken Jennings with my knowledge of deserts and Best Pictures during his legendary win streak in 2004. So when I got the call to be a contestant on "Jeopardy!" in January of this year, I didn't panic. I snickered and purred like Cruella and awaited the bloodshed, and I didn't mind if the blood was my own. Part of being a true "Jeopardy!" fan is knowing that you can lose and lose hard. It's always incredibly »
- Louis Virtel
Todrick Hall, the YouTube star and onetime "American Idol" semifinalist, has a habit of producing unbelievable, gay-centric clips parodying Disney figures. His empire has grown, and now in the new video "Beauty and the Beat Boots" he brings us a slew of gay and gayish celebrity cameos and points out that, yes, Belle is a bit basic. Here are my favorite cameos (so far; I might find a few dozen more later) RuPaul. There he is at La's gay dance basilica The Abbey having no time for Belle's speech. Pit Crew! Away with us! Daniel Franzese of "Mean Girls" and "Looking." He's palling around with "Big Brother" alum Frankie Grande, who is really committed to that Burger King Kids Club look. Fortune Feimster. The onetime "Chelsea Lately" regular and standup star can be broadly funny or throw down a great one-liner. Ross Mathews: I feel like we haven't seen the "Hello, »
- Louis Virtel
Chelsea Handler has written five books filled with personal anecdotes and observations, so there’s very little about her that hasn’t already been dropped into the public arena. Even so, she can hold an audience rapt with a few tidbits from her personal journey from New Jersey teen to soon-to-be Netflix series host.
Handler held forth with Esquire writer-at-large Scott Raab last week at Hearst Corp. headquarters in New York as part of a series of talks held for the benefit of employees (Handler was also featured on the cover of a recent issue of the magazine) . She discussed her rocky start, waiting tables for about six or seven years before nabbing parts in shows like “The Practice”; her desire to challenge herself professionally; and the way she eats her favorite fruit. Below, a few highlights:
*She feels she’s much better suited for a talk show than the »
- Brian Steinberg
TheWrap is proud to announce that Chelsea Handler joins its first Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco as a featured speaker. Author, comedian, host and entrepreneur, Chelsea Handler is a trail-blazing artist in many domains, not least as the only female to break into the otherwise male-dominated late night arena. Handler is known for her multiplatform success as a talk show host, stand-up comedian and actress. As host of E!’s Chelsea Lately, Handler built one of the highest rated shows on the network. Handler is now busy preparing a set of four ground-breaking docu-comedy specials for Netflix that will launch in late 2015. A. »
- Sharon Waxman
May on Netflix brings more high-profile original series, including "Grace and Frankie," starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who bond when their husbands -- Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen -- reveal they're gay and leave their wives to be together. It's from Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of "Friends."
Also new, the sci-fi mystery series "Between," in which a disease has wiped out everyone over 21. Unlike other Netflix series, "Between" will air a new episode every week for six weeks, beginning on May 21. Jennette McCurdy from "iCarly" stars.
Here's a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in May 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also go you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in May 2015, in case you were wondering. »
- Sharon Knolle
Last week, in the wake of Eddie Huang's complaints that he felt ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" was distorting and softening his childhood experiences, this column examined how hard it is for any biographical or autobiographical sitcom to be true to the life of its source and still be a crowd-pleasing primetime network entertainment. You'd think, after decades of trying, TV writers and network programming executives would be aware of this.
Nonetheless, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the networks have no fewer than ten such sitcom pilots in production, as the first episodes of potential 2015-16 primetime series. Some are based on the lives of already famous entertainers, some on the self-referential stand-up comedy routines of not-quite-famous comics, and some on memoirsts who've lived interesting lives.
Here's a rundown of these pilots, with a look at who these shows are about, who's starring in them, what the series might be like, »
- Gary Susman
Warning: This post contains a whole lotta booty! Chelsea Handler is at it again! The comedienne shared another sexy snapshot on Instagram on Monday, putting her bare butt on display during a barre workout with her dog, Chunk. "Kicking off Chunk's work week," she captioned the revealing photo, where she's standing in front of the mirror with one leg stretched to the side and over her pup's head. The 40-year-old star is wearing a black T-shirt and black capri pants -- but the leggings have been pulled down in the back to expose her derriere to the camera. In case you missed it, the former "Chelsea Lately" host has been testing the social media site's limits by posting scantily clad pics from all over the globe. Back in December, Handler exposed her breasts to her fans in a shirtless snap on the top of a snow-covered mountain. She also »
- tooFab Staff
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