I’m removing a humorous feeling about this story. And when we contend “funny” we meant “delightful schadenfreude.” According to an disdainful with The Hollywood Reporter, Chelsea Handler is going to finish adult her agreement with E! (she has 9 months left) and afterwards she’s going to leave a network to pursue other opportunities. Is this Chelsea’s choice? Or was she pushed? That’s a question. Over a past few months, there were a handful of stories about E! finally going tough on Chelsea and revelation her to STFU about Angelina Jolie and to stop with all of a extremist crap. Of course, there she was on Oscar night, tweeting extremist crap for HuffPo. So, are a powers that be during E! finally ill of her vodka-soaked shenanigans or does Chelsea consider she’s outgrown E!?
Chelsea Handler skeleton to leave a E! channel when her agreement expires during a finish of a year, bringing a tighten to her Chelsea Lately speak uncover after 8 years, according to her manager, Irving Azoff. Handler has prolonged been outspoken about her restlessness with a network yet such complaints could be viewed as partial of a negotiation. In this case, Azoff tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Chelsea intends to leave when her agreement expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have during slightest 7 suitors and many ideas.” He adds that skeleton for Handler could embody a radio participation and a probable nightly or weekly late-night uncover on another network or digital service.
An E! orator settled to THR: “Chelsea has 9 months left on her agreement and E! will not criticism on a destiny of Chelsea Lately during this time.”
Handler is pronounced to feel that she is during a tip of her diversion with a new book, Uganda be Kidding Me — her initial to lay during No. 1 on a New York Times best-seller list for some-more than a week. She is in a midst of a debate of some-more than 30 markets, “a large square of business” that also will embody dates overseas, according to Geof Wills, boss of Live Nation Comedy. She will fire her initial stand-up special during a Harris Theatre in Chicago in Jun to atmosphere on wire in October.
Handler’s reps during CAA have been environment meetings with companies including Sony Television and Lionsgate as good as FX to plead her future. The border of seductiveness in her in those buliding is not clear. “I don’t know if anybody’s going to compensate her as most as E!,” says a source during one association that has been contacted.
Handler is pronounced to be creation about $9 million a year while delivering normal viewership of 572,000 a night — a decrease from 839,000 in 2010. Ad income also has dipped some-more than 15 percent in new years to $134.5 million, according to Kantar Media.
Handler has been open about her disappointment with programming during E! In a Mar 5 entrance on Howard Stern’s radio show, she described E! as “a sad, unhappy place to live,” adding, “They don’t know what they’re doing. They have no ideas. It’s a failure.”
While comics such as Jay Leno prolonged have slung sand during their radio homes, it’s tough to suppose that NBCUniversal wire party authority Bonnie Hammer was amused by Handler’s estimation of her plan to rebrand E! over a past few years as a some-more “aspirational” network. A source during one association on a list to accommodate with Handler says those open remarks competence make intensity suitors consider twice.
“When we see talent go after a network like that, we consider one day it could be me,” this chairman says. Handler pronounced on Stern’s uncover that she’d like a forum like Netflix. Broadcast networks substantially are out, given Handler’s raunchy code of humor.
I laughed during a viewership and promotion information – it doesn’t seem like Chelsea’s recognition is on a upswing during all, does it? Her manager attempted to spin a information and make it sound like Chelsea is still “winning” even yet her viewership has taken a vital strike over a past few years (mostly as people have wised adult to her nasty, extremist shtick), and we theory it’s value observant that Chelsea is still offered books and she’s still an in-demand stand-up comedienne.
All that being said, do we consider Chelsea will be means to relaunch herself on another wire height or even – gasp! – network TV? we have my doubts. In further to bad-mouthing E!, Chelsea has also bad-mouthed her possess singular abilities to, we know, report about celebrities. Cheslea sees herself as a second entrance of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. That’s what she unequivocally wants to do – report about a news. And please, remember how she got a pursuit during E! in a initial place: she was banging her married boss. Will she be means to lift that same pierce somewhere else?
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