Laura Prepon To Play 20-Something Chelsea Handler In NBC Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former That 70′s Show star Laura Prepon will channel racy comedienne Chelsea Handler in Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, a multicamera comedy for NBC  inspired by latenight star’s autobiographical book of the same name … Read More »

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UPDATE: NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilots From Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings, Peter Tolan & Jack Black

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: It’s a big comedy pilot pickup day at NBC. The network just picked up 4 half-hour pilots, including two multicamera sitcoms based on the comedy of two edgy, good-looking female comedians, Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings, one written by … Read More »

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E! Orders Pop Culture Show Presentation Produced By Chelsea Handler

By | Wednesday January 5, 2011 @ 12:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: E! has ordered a presentation for a pop culture-driven show starring Chelsea Lately regulars Heather McDonald and Ross Mathews. The show, tentatively titled Love or Hate, hails from Chelsea … Read More »

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Chelsea Handler Launches Publishing Imprint At Grand Central

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: After cranking out three bestsellers, E! Entertainment Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler has taken the next step forward. She has been given her own imprint by her publisher, the Hachette Book Group USA division Grand Central Publishing. The imprint, … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Chelsea Handler Comedy

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Latenight queen Chelsea Handler is making a move in primetime with a comedy project based on her books, which, in a competitive situation, landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. The project titled after one of Handler’s books, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, is described as an autobiographical multi-camera comedy based on Handler’s life in her twenties. It hails from Warner Bros. and Tom Werner’s studio-based Werner Entertainment. Dharma & Greg co-creator Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson, both with UTA, will write the adaptation. They will executive produce the project with CAA-repped Handler, who won’t be starring, her producing partner at Borderline Amazing Prods. Tom Brunelle and Werner Entertainment’s Werner and Mike Clements. Read More »

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Chelsea Handler Enlists In ‘This Means War’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler has landed a juicy role opposite Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine in This Means War, the McG-directed 20th Century Fox comedy. Handler will play the best friend and confidante of a woman (Witherspoon) who is lusted after by two best friends. The pals are CIA agents who wage an escalating war for her affection. Overbrook’s James Lassiter and Will Smith are producing with Robert Simonds and Simon Kinberg. This marks Handler’s second studio role, as she just completed the Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment CG-live action film Hop, which stars Russell Brand. Read More »

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