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With her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler became one of the most-watched women in comedy.
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Chelsea Handler's comedy as taken the world by storm. She struggled as a standup comic before finally rising to the top as "Late Night Queen" with her talk show "Chelsea Lately."
Chuy recalls a time that Chelsea gave him a car.
Jenny McCarthy talks about a time that Chelsea Handler had her back.
A short biography of Chelsea Handler, who struggled as a standup comic before finally rising to the top as "Late Night Queen" with her talk show "Chelsea Lately."
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She had another runaway hit with the 2008 book Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. In the memoir, Handler shared stories of her family, love life, and career. A sitcom based on the book is set to debut in 2012. Handler has also brought in millions with her comedy tours. Her 2010 Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang tour, to support the book by the same title, grossed more than $16 million.
In coming years,
Handler is looking for more behind-the-scenes opportunities. She has created her own production company, Borderline Amazing, to handle a number of media ventures.
Handler dated Ted Harbert, the CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group, from 2006 to 2010. Since their split, she has been romantically linked to businessman Andre Balazs and rapper 50 Cent.
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