Star: Justin Theroux thinks Chelsea Handler is a ‘rude, obnoxious’ user

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As Chelsea Handler promotes her new book, she’s been name-dropping like crazy. She’s friends with Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron, Jenny McCarthy, and of course, Jennifer Aniston. Aniston is the golden goose of Chelsea’s CAA-approved friendships. Their relationship is, I believe, symbiotic – Jennifer needed a drinking buddy and someone new that she could unload on and I tend to think Jennifer needed someone (a “friend”) to do some dirty work on her (Jen’s) enemies. Meanwhile, Chelsea needed the legitimacy of Aniston’s friendship. Once Chelsea became friends with Jennifer, Chelsea joined CAA, her talk show guests have gotten better and she gets more and more press.

I’ve actually been wondering lately if Chelsea and Jennifer have been fighting, or if Jennifer told Chelsea to cool it with the attacks on people like Angelina Jolie. Jennifer seems to have reconnected with Courteney Cox (who reportedly loathes Chelsea) and Jennifer and Chelsea haven’t been down to Cabo recently. So what happened? Star/The Mail claims that Justin Theroux can’t stand Chelsea! Huh.

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux seemed to have a hiccup in their relationship when they went almost three months without being seen together earlier this year. Now Star magazine has shed some light on what helped put a wedge between them: Chelsea Handler.

‘Justin thinks she’s rude and obnoxious,’ a source told the March 24 issue. ‘He feels she lures Jen to parties and encourages her to act like she’s single.’

The star of Chelsea Lately has built her image on being a heavy drinker, and she even wrote a book – Are You There God? It’s Me Chelsea – about her love of partying. The blonde has also been spotted downing cocktails with Jen – who was seen by Justin’s side in New York City on Tuesday after a long break – at LA night spots Sunset Tower, SoHo House and Chateau Marmont. But the wild nights are only part of the problem. Justin, who has been filming HBO’s The Leftovers, also thinks the ex-girlfriend of 50 Cent is using his partner, according to the weekly.

‘Jen is basically Hollywood royalty and Chelsea uses her to increase her own fame,’ added the insider.

Already Handler has had the We’re The Millers star on her E! show several times. And the raunchy-mouthed star also talked about the Friends beauty several times in interviews to plug her new book Uganda Be Kidding Me.

According to Star, Chelsea knows she’s getting under Justin’s skin, but that’s just fine with her.

‘Chelsea gets off on stirring the pot,’ the source said. ‘She loves getting people riled up.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I do think there’s a very real possibility that Chelsea Handler genuinely thinks “being a crude, offensive bigot” is the same thing as “being a comedian.” She thinks that when people are upset with her, she’s done her job as a “comedian.” I can see how Justin Theroux would see through that, although I have to wonder how Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron do NOT see through it. As for the stuff about “Chelsea encouraging Jen to act single” – I don’t think Justin gives a crap about Jen’s partying. Like, at all.

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  1. blue marie says:

    *shrugs* he’s not wrong but I don’t think he has the right to judge anyone’s friends..

    • Crank says:

      This is coming from Star…I’d take it cautiously.
      Anyway, I’m a sucker for Justin. I’m actually a sucker for most dislike-able men on here…Leo, Justin, Adam Levibe, Simon Cowell to an extent, etc lol.

    • JessMa says:

      If it is true that she encourages her friends to act single or cheat it is understandable that it would make her unpopular with boyfriends and husbands. It goes both ways though, women tend not to like their partners’ player friends that encourage debauchery.

      Not to knock Jen, but wouldn’t Charlize be her highest profile friend? I also saw she was invited to Gwen Stefani’s baby shower.

    • FLORC says:

      Blue Marie
      I can see Justin as a person who judges anothers friends when he thinks those friends are damaging to that person. And Chelsea seems very damaging as an enabler.

      (Just spitballing here) Chelsea enables Jen to feel she’s justified as a victim. A person can’t grow if their faults aren’t pointed out and the same mistakes are made.

      • While I agree–Justin’s friends with Terry Richardson. I’d take Chelsea Handler over him…..she hasn’t done anything illegal that we know of. So he can’t even really talk sh-t about Handler.

        And a small correction (for the writer)–Handler joined CAA in the summer of 2009, and then Jennifer went onto her show for the first time (as far as I can tell) to promote that dumb sounding film title–Love Happens.

        And yeah–I totally agree that Handler just encourages everyone to do whatever it is that they want, no matter the consequences.

  2. lisa2 says:

    I’m sure this is BS..

    but what does he think about his BFF Terry Richardson.. Richardson was the guy he and Jennifer used to show we are a couple pictures. I can’t imagine being friends with someone that long and not knowing about their perverted and abusive behavior towards women. Do they talk about that crap or laugh at his antics.. UGH

  3. Liv says:

    Justin, Chelsea is a comedian and doesn’t care if you find her rude, because that’s just her job!

  4. Monica says:

    Can someone who frequent Just jared post that YouTube link of Chelsea handler interviewing Perry Reeves. I think you all will find it very interesting on the 1:02 mark.

  5. brionne says:

    Re: Reece and Charlize…A southern woman and a South African may not have Hollywood views about Chelsea’s more offensive material since they’ve probably heard worse in polite company. Chelsea’s stuff probably doesn’t cross that line for them.

    • Sarah says:

      Or – a South African might find it more offensive, because they spent their entire childhood listening to that kind of bullshit. Also, Charlize’s son is black. Be careful with the generalisations you make about other people.

      • brionne says:

        Be careful with the condescension you aim at people. I’m aware that Charlize has adopted a black child and I’m sure both ladies consider themselves enlightened and sensitive. They probably have a line at which they will either speak up or leave a conversation…and since they remain friends with handler don’t see her as crossing it. Since we’re both speculating on a gossip website your view is no more accurate than mine.

      • Aurie says:

        I think Charlize is probably a nasty individual in private. Don’t forget how she lauds her mom for “saving my life” by killing her dad with a gun but then telling Sean Penn “Guns are evil. Strong people don’t need guns.”

        Or that time she tried being funny by humiliating her charity date and creating a story so BS it sounds like something Jennifer Lawrence would make up.

      • lucy says:

        Wow, so having personally traumatic experience with gun violence as a child, and then renouncing them as an adult makes her ‘probably a nasty person’?

        Or talking about an awkward date she went on for charity?

      • V4Real says:

        Well look at it this way. So many people (even on this site) hate when someone say I have Black friends or dated Black people before so I can’t be a racist. Therefore just because Charlize adopted a Black kid doesn’t mean she’s all down for the Black race and will be offended everytime she here’s a stereotype or racist joke about them. She probably snicker at her friend’s race jokes. Phil Robberson has a Black child in his family as well but I think he’s one of the biggest racist out there.

      • Sarah says:

        Ok, lemme clarify – I am a white South African, and I freaking hate the casual assumption that all white South Africans are raging racists. It drives me mental. And it felt like that is what you were implying.

    • brionne says:

      Let me clarify: what drives you mental is irrelevant. The racial and social stratification of the American South and South Africa are quite well known. No amount of political correctness will change that.

  6. Monica says:

    “Jen is basically Hollywood royalty”, stopped reading after that one lol.

  7. SayWhat? says:

    Meh…isn’t he a user too?

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Exactly. He hasn’t exactly not used the relationship to further his own fame and ambition has he? Pot, meet the vodka kettle.

    • Cecilia says:

      Meh…isn’t he a user too?

      That remains to be seen.

      • Kil says:

        Well the fact he has taken full advantage of being her BF by going on Ellen, getting GQ covers, somehow getting on People’s Sexiest list (thanks to Huvane of course), doing other interviews, driving her Mercedes, living in the mansion she mostly paid for etc. He has definitely used her pr team to help him get ahead in hollywood.

        If he was not dating her he would not have been on Ellen, he would not be getting on People. com etc.

        So it has been seen actually….

      • The Original G says:

        Is he supposed to stop working or making appearances because he’s dating her? If the only men Jen can date must be richer and more famous than her, her situation is impossible.

        BTW, he’s very well off in his own right. He doesn’t need her to drive a Mercedes.

      • Kil says:

        No.
        I mean without Jen he would not even be making appearances on these shows in the first place!!
        You can’t think he would be going on Ellen or other talk shows if he was not dating her. He was not doing that before her because most people had no clue who he was, and most still have no clue.

        Also he signed with CAA, and her publicist got him the GQ cover. He would not be on GQ if he was not with her.
        I do not think he has as much money as her fans want to think.

      • The Original G says:

        @Cecilia. Well that makes two thing we agree on this week!

        This and her handbags. LOL.

      • SayWhat? says:

        If he hadn’t got together with Jen, he would not have been as prominent as he is now. Just my opinion…

      • Cecilia says:

        @ Original G

        “This and her handbags. LOL.”

        I know, right? What’s next?

      • The Original G says:

        Of course people benefit from their personal and professional connections. That happen EVERYWHERE. Including Jen. You don’t think having a father who is a prominent soap opera star didn’t get her career launched? That’s life. Look around your office. If I had a father who who had some decent connections, it would have saved me 10 years of proving myself and hand holding the boss’s niece.

        It’s premature to single out Justin at this point as a user.

      • I disagree, Orig. G…..now, I wouldn’t have much of an issue if Justin was going on Ellen, having those magazine covers, etc—if he was promoting something. He wasn’t. The only thing that he had come out during those first two years with Jennifer ( when he was getting all that attention) was Rock of Ages–which he wrote before all of that. It’s one thing for your SO’s friend in the media to have you come do a high profile interview, for a magazine that you haven’t been interviewed by (or featured prominently in before) to PROMOTE a project, and quite another thing to just do it, to do it.

        I mean, people are calling Amber Heard a user, being with Johnny Depp. But at least she had films to promote, however shitty they were. Justin wasn’t doing any of that. But I’m not mad at him. You use the connections that you have at your disposal—to promote yourself, yes, but also your PROJECT. He comes off looking as a gigolo, and Jennifer, his sugarmama.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        I could be wrong, but I thought he was promoting “Wanderlust” when he was on Ellen.

      • @Just Passing Through
        http://www.celebitchy.com/209972/justin_theroux_looks_super-skinny_while_break-dancing_on_ellen_cute_or_try-hard/

        No mention of ‘Wanderlust’ (on Ellen), not that I know of. If I remember right (just based on what I saw on this site), obviously Jennifer and Paul Rudd did the heavy promo work—I saw one or two interviews with Justin. All he talked about was break dancing for Jennifer–I would think that if he was promoting the film, that they would’ve tried to find some funny thing that they did together, or something funny that happened on the set, during one of their scenes….

      • Just Passing Through says:

        VC, here’s the interview.

        http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xoz3be_justin-theroux-interview-and-dance-feb-22-2012_fun

        Ellen actually introduced him referencing the movie that opens “this Friday” and then played a clip.
        Sometimes you have to look beyond this site to get an unbiased view of Theroux and Aniston.

      • The Original G says:

        I just don’t think it’s like that, VC. There’s no doubt that people’s interest in Justin is piqued by his association with Jen. But because of his move to CAA (likely Jen’s doing), he also is getting the the best representation these days. CAA and Huvane arrange PR opportunities for appearances or magazine covers and he takes them. That’s the deal. He’s the product, they make him appealing and hopefully get him better work.

        That’s their jobs. And this isn’t using, it’s business. Has he benefitted? Yes.

      • I’m agreeing with you on that point–it IS business….but my issue is that he did that ONE film (with Jennifer), and then nothing. So scratch Ellen–I don’t watch Ellen’s show, only if I’m at someone’s house, so it seemed to me that he only went on the show for no reason but self promotion…..but whatever. But I also don’t think that Ellen would’ve ever invited Justin to go on the show, if it wasn’t for Jennifer. Which, sure–great for him.

        If it’s using, then it’s mutual–don’t get me wrong, I don’t think either of them are…naive about each other.

        But all I’m saying is, we would be on here, calling out a female actress left and right, if they got a higher profile boyfriend, who basically moved them to their pr team, arranged for them to go on shows with the hosts that they were friends with, and was getting on sexiest lists and magazine covers—all without promoting anything.

        I do think that Justin is talented, but I wish he would’ve done something more in those two years besides show off his pubes in photographs–I did think that he was at least writing something, but who knows?

  8. Jag says:

    Charlize Theron can’t see through a raging abuser, so why would she see through a vile racist?

    • Shannon1972 says:

      This! And Reese showed her true bratty colors last year when she was pulled over for intoxication with her husband, threw a tantrum and pulled the “do you know who I am” card.
      None of these people are paragons of good behavior or judgement.

      It’s weird how these celebs have personalities projected onto them, with almost no basis in reality.

      • doofus says:

        “It’s weird how these celebs have personalities projected onto them, with almost no basis in reality.”

        yup. the smart ones with good PR only show you what they want you to see. it was much easier “back in the day” to have a good image even if you were a total a-hole because there weren’t as many paparazzi, or people with cell phone cameras and there was no social media on which celebs could stick their foot in their mouths.

        but today’s technology makes it much easier to see a celeb’s true personality…that’s why the smart ones aren’t on Twitter or Instagram – they like to maintain at least a tiny bit of mystery/privacy about themselves. but every so often you get a Witherspoon “don’t you know who I am” type of story and you realize, they aren’t all as nice as they seem. how they are when the cameras are rolling, whether for an interview or a part, ain’t always the real story.

  9. Aurie says:

    Chelsea’s highest ratings were like 1.1 million in 2011, coincidentally right after she started attacking Angelina Jolie in December 2010 and after she and Jennifer became official best friends.

    Now in 2014 her ratings have dropped below 500,000 and she’s the least watched late night host (although the only woman, so highest ranked woman haha?)

    I’m pretty sure out of America’s 100 million females, there’s probably like 5 million that hate Angelina and love Jennifer Aniston…..so it seems reasonable that half a million would tune into Chelsea after they realized she would say nasty things about Jolie.

  10. The Original G says:

    ____________________ thinks Chelsea Handler is a “crude obnoxious” user.

    Fill in the blank.

  11. SayWhat? says:

    One of her best jokes gotta be: “I’m 39″

    • MrsBPitt says:

      That’s the ONLY funny joke she tells!!

    • NorthernGirl_20 says:

      I know, I was looking at the pictures of her and I just can’t believe that she is the same age as me.. there is NO way.. She looks like a hard 38 (or 39?..).

    • jwoolman says:

      I don’t think she’s lying about her age. She was quite the boozer in her younger years although she’s cut way back in more recent years. That will definitely affect a person’s appearance and I get the feeling that she’s not so likely to try to surgically alter much, she doesn’t feel so tied to her looks and also dresses for comfort. I don’t think she’s such a party girl anymore, she has learned the benefits of getting enough sleep. Even at her own house, she’ll let the guests continue while she goes to bed. She’s very vocal against drinking and driving, and so will call cabs or just let people sleep it off in her house.

  12. KC says:

    The name of her book is Are you there Vodka, not God…..
    I love Chelsea. She is hilarious.

  13. First of all says:

    I think Jenn befriended Chelsea Handler and Oprah so they would dislike Angelina Jolie. I don’t think Angelina has ever been on Oprah’s show.

    • The Original G says:

      Where’s the evidence Oprah dislikes Angelina?

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @First of all, who wrote: “I think Jenn befriended Chelsea Handler and Oprah so they would dislike Angelina Jolie. I don’t think Angelina has ever been on Oprah’s show.”

      No, she hasn’t … but Brad has, and whatever disdain Oprah may have felt for Angie as a result of her friendship with Jen and Brad apparently disappeared when Angie was pregnant with the twins. Oprah and Brad sort of ‘re-connected’ at a mutual friend’s house in Europe when Angie was in the last stages of her pregnancy (with the twins). When Brad appeared on her show, Oprah talked about the two cell phones and three pagers Brad carried so Angie wouldn’t have any trouble reaching him when she went into labor.

      At the end of the show Oprah asked Brad “Is this the happiest you’ve ever been?” Brad tried to hedge around the question because, you know, everyone would have thought he was saying that he ‘hadn’t’ been happy with Jen. So after he hemmed and hawed about it for a few seconds Oprah said “I think it is … I think this is the happiest I’ve ever seen you.” That was quite a statement for Oprah to say, especially after hosting a ‘champagne, let’s hate a Ho’ post break up show for Jen.

      So basically, Oprah probably ‘did’ dislike Angie, until she spend some time with Brad and saw how happy Angie made him.

    • Candy love says:

      There is a video and pictures of Oprah running up to Angelina at the Bafta awards and again at the after party. So it looks like Oprah doesn’t have any problems with Angelina.

    • Kim1 says:

      Oprah has Never said anything negative about AJ.AJ has been on Oprah discussing sexual trafficking.Oprah asked AJ to be on the show according to Gayle King several times since she got with Brad.AJ has declined offers to appear on all talk shows except Anderson, John Stewart and Charlie Rose.It drives me crazy this BS about Oprah disliking AJ because she hasn’t been on her show since 2004.AJ hasn’t been on Ellen since 2004 so I guess Ellen dislikes her as well ? GMAB.

  14. Tippy says:

    Little Lord Phuckpants is the last person who should be calling someone else a “user”.

  15. TOPgirl says:

    He’s right…she’s a disgusting user. I’d smell her bad odor a mile away. STAY AWAY!

  16. Isadora says:

    Couldn’t care less what he thinks or likes or loathes. But he’s still hot with that beard.

  17. toto says:

    When his show will be aired you will see him on her show with a heart beat, he is Uncle Terry friend after all.

    I say this article is pure PR.

  18. Maggie says:

    Why get worked up about something that comes off as though it’s written by a twelve year old’s imagination.

  19. Scarlet says:

    A. This came from Star magazine.
    B. The title of her book was “Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” – NOT “Are You There God? It’s Me Chelsea”.

  20. katherine says:

    I saw Chelsea on Piers Morgan the other night. She came off as really rude but I can’t stand Piers either so maybe she had a point. But she’s looking pretty haggered… ladies, be warned, that’s what happens when you drink too much

    • jwoolman says:

      Chelsea and Piers know each other and always do this pretend fighting thing. Chelsea has a rather dry sense of humor and a poker face, so it can come off wrong to outside observers. If they were laughing and knee slapping, everybody would realize what was going on.

  21. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    The are you there vodka book was boring. Escape by Carolyn Jessop much more interesting and entertaining read.

  22. panna says:

    I do not have one friend or acquaintance that I know of who likes this woman. She is not controversial or edgy. She is rude, bullying and simply cruel and unkind. Easy way to go . It does not take any effort. In the giant scheme of things she is so useless. Aniston will get burned by her association one day when she figures out what a moron she really is and she turns on her.

  23. Baby Cakes says:

    Typically I’m meh about Jen, but I have to admit she looks really soft and pretty in that picture. Love the hair.

  24. clambake says:

    I think Chelsea is a whole different person when she’s around her celebrity friends. I have heard her seem actually likable when she is not trying to be funny. BTW – I don’t think she’s funny in the slightest. I wouldn’t mind rude and obnoxious if it came with a little funny. But she isn’t funny at all.

  25. jwoolman says:

    Um, he kind of lost me when he called Jen “Hollywood Royalty”. I like her work but she’s not really that. She’s a competent comedic actress. There are a lot of them.

    Humor is very individual and so it’s not surprising when many comedians inspire both love and hate. Even the safe generic ones that everybody is supposed to love don’t hit the mark for everybody. I couldn’t stand Bob Hope when I was a kid and he was beloved by all and a fave at the White House. Loved Jack Benny and still do (thank you, AntennaTV for all the reruns!) I can take only so much of Jay Leno.

    I find Chelsea Handler quite funny but she misses the mark often enough for me. Her humor definitely does not work in tweets or transcripts, accept it. I never saw her obsess about Angelina Jolie. She plays to her audience, and the Jolie routine was used in a college tour because her audience reacted well to it. Sounded awful in a transcript but when I saw the video, I knew right away what she was doing and why. If she misses more than she hits for you, don’t watch.

    I don’t think she’s racist, my impression is that she just isn’t of the school of thought that believes if we don’t mention ethnic differences and stereotypes, they will go away and we will be one big happy family. But I come from a background more like hers. I remember my first day at a new high school in my mother’s very multiethnic home town- the Irish kids were telling me all their Polish jokes and the Polish kids were telling me all their Irish jokes. Of course, they were all the same jokes. But people just were more open about ethnicity, they didn’t hate each other or believe the stereotypes- by our generation, they were likely to be marrying each other. Ethnicity was fair game in joking around because it was a part of us that we didn’t feel uncomfortable displaying. In Chelsea’s case- the people she goes after on the panel are generally writers on her show and often join her on tour. The odds are high that they are not only in on it, they wrote it. Her colleagues seem to like her because she has a reputation for being generous. The panel shoots back at her and has the best lines a lot of times.

  26. Mrs.Martin says:

    Jen is Hollywood Royalty…?!??

  27. joan says:

    Wasn’t Chelsea’s book more like “Are You There VODKA? It’s Me Chelsea”?

    Anyway, it strike me that Justin actually is kind of a male Courtney Cox. Tall, slender, trying to be hip but ultimately rational — which is what JA needs more than she needs the bad influence of Chelsea.

  28. Flower says:

    No one forced Jen to be friends with Chelsea I think its a just a case of ‘Birds of a feather’.

    • lisa2 says:

      Exactly. They are probably more similar than some would want to admit. I notice when women go on her show they all act as raunchy as possible. Gwenny called her grandmother the C word. Every woman that I have seen on her show takes it to the lowest level. I can’t blame her for that; but it is interesting to see what these people are really like. Not the fake persona that they put out there.

      Basically they are LOW RENT; despite the money and fame.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Flower, who wrote: “No one forced Jen to be friends with Chelsea I think its a just a case of ‘Birds of a feather’.”

      I’ve thought so since they first became friends. Jen is a huge booze hound and everyone knows Chelsea loves her Vodka.

      I was intrigued when they traveled to Cabo alone. I haven’t exactly made a secret of the fact that I think Jennifer Aniston is in the Closet and is really bi-sexual. I think there is something ‘more’ to Jen’s relationship with Chlesea than Vodka.

  29. melain says:

    Justin seems to be wearing the same jeans, jacket, scarf and long face in every photo. Those boots look different though.

  30. Sumodo1 says:

    This story is a fantasy made up by The Star on a slow gossip-news week. How do I know? The title of Chelsea Handler’s book is: “Are You There VODKA, It’s Me Chelsea.” One thing rings true, though. Handler has created a Bleach Pack in Hollywood, and nobody can figure out why an Oscar winner and H-wood’s major actresses want to hang out with Handler. Oh, I just figured it out! BOOZE!