Cocky comedian Chelsea Handler knows just how to handle life’s inevitable embarrassments: with sarcasm and self-deprecation. With just the right blend of entertainment news and its mockery, Handler’s E! Network show, Chelsea Lately, reports on the craziest microcosm of them all—Hollywood. Since the inception of Chelsea Lately, the show’s namesake hostess has developed her own production company and sold out a 21-city comedy tour.
Get to Know Chelsea:
Family:Handler grew up in New Jersey as the youngest of six children. After breaking up
with her long-time beau in January, Chelsea says she’s loving the single life.
Breaking into the Biz: Handler moved to L.A.—with dreams of becoming an actress—when
she was 21 after dropping out of college.
Books: To date, Handler has written three pithy memoirs: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea; and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.
DOES YOUR DOG TWEET?
On the cover of Handler’s most recent book, “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang,” the outrageous bombshell poses with the most reliable male in her life—Chunk, her dog. In 2009 Handler adopted the four-legged furball from the pound after a friend told her the dog was to be put down. And in true Hollywood rag-to-riches glory, the pooch now has a Twitter account. With over 84,000 followers.