Keeping up with the Kardashians is not one of Chelsea handler’s favorite shows. She explains to The Hollywood Reporter that not all her E! fellows are on her A-list and some of them are “idiots”.
Chelsea Handler is best known to us for her E! Entertainment show, Chelsea Lately, which entertains us with jokes and not news about celebrities. Now, being around a great number of Hollywood stars doesn’t mean that you have to like them all, and especially not if they are not even considered stars. For example, Chelsea told one of her best friends, Jen Aniston not to be caught around the Kardashians by the paparazzi, as her public image will suffer “Jennifer said she saw the Kardashians at dinner last night” Chelsea said and continued :“She was like, ‘They’re nice.’ And I said: ‘Don’t get photographed with the Kardashians!’ People will blame me for it!”
Handler explained that even though she makes jokes about many famous people, she never makes fun of people that she became friends with. There’s no reason to talk about Reese Witherspoon” she says, “ I’ve never talked about those people and anyone I’ve become friends with”. So Jen Aniston and Reese Witherspoon must have done something right. What is the recipe to get Chelsea to like you and with this, to be spared by her jokes? Handler explains that “I’m not going to be friends with them if they’re idiots in the first place”. Ouch! So she kind of makes up her mind very quickly.
Well, for all the celebrities that are targeted by the Chelsea Lately show, there is good news, too. Apparently Chelsea thinks she should do something else than a comedy TV show, that she should step to the next level. “I want to do something that’s going to utilize my brain a little more than this show” she explains. Her plan is to start something new, that isn’t centered on celebrities anymore. But she hasn’t decided yet if she really wants to quit her show. However, if she is going to continue hosting Chelsea lately she said it will be a lot different than what we got used to. “I can’t keep doing the same thing; my brain is bleeding”.
She will have several months to think about it, as the Lately contract expires in 2012.