"Chelsea Lately" was a late night comedy talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler which aired on E! from 2007-2014.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Chelsea Lately - Chelsea Lately - Netflix
Chelsea Lately is an American late night comedy talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler which was broadcast on E!. The show debuted on July 16, 2007, and was produced by Handler's production company, Borderline Amazing Productions. It was taped at Universal Studios Stage 1 in Universal City, California. In American markets, the show aired at 11:00 p.m. Eastern and 8:00 p.m. Pacific time but was recorded at 3:30 p.m. PT, usually the same day. On November 15, 2011, it was announced that the show's run had been extended through 2014. Handler's manager, Irving Azoff, stated that Handler would leave E! when her contract expired that year, thus ending Chelsea Lately. The final episode of Chelsea Lately aired on August 26, 2014.
Chelsea Lately - Show controversy - Netflix
During the June 20, 2011, episode, while discussing Amy Winehouse's poorly received performance at a concert in Belgrade, Handler read a statement by Serbian Defense Minister Dragan Šutanovac calling Winehouse's performance a “shame and a disappointment”. Handler then stated, “Well, so is your country”. The comment drew criticism, with requests for Handler to apologize for the comment. A Facebook page and change.org petition were also created calling for a boycott of Handler and E! until a public apology was made. On June 25, 2011, Serbian Ambassador to the United States Vladimir Petrović sent a letter to Bonnie Hammer, president of NBCUniversal Cable (which oversees the E! network), describing Handler's act as “inappropriate, distasteful, and just plain bad humor”. Handler did not officially comment on the matter, but has on a number of occasions acknowledged on the show that she is no longer well received in Serbia. According to an E! rep, a false request was reported in January 2013 claiming Comcast (which owns NBC and E!) warned Handler and the show's staff not to make any more jokes about the Today hosts.
Chelsea Lately - References - Netflix