Chelsea Handler covers Redbook, talks about Jennifer Aniston & bullies

Chelsea Handler covers the new issue of Redbook, for some reason. Blah. I guess she’s promoting her E! show, and maybe her NBC show with Laura Prepon. How’s that show doing? The commercials for it look absolutely terrible. Like, I actually wince. I’m not saying that every TV show has to have a “likeable” main character (in fact, it’s more interesting if the lead is not likeable), but shouldn’t the main character – who is based on Chelsea – be interesting enough to want to follow? Isn’t that the crux of good writing? You want to see what happens, you want to follow those characters. With a character based on Chelsea, you know what happens. She gets drunk. She makes tasteless jokes about her vadge. Rinse and repeat.

Anyway, about the Redbook interview. She’s full of it. She’s still talking about her BFF Jennifer Aniston and how tight they are. She’s also trying to become some advocate for anti-bullying I guess. This is the woman who ranted and raved about Angelina being a “f–king c–t” and “f–king bitch” and makes racist “jokes” about children. Yes, Chelsea is such an amazing anti-bullying role model. And did she mention she’s BFFs with ANISTON?!!?!?

Thanksgiving with Aniston: “Jen and Justin came to my house for Thanksgiving with 18 of my staff members. And so what?”

BFFs with Aniston and Reese Witherspoon too: “I mean, Jennifer Aniston is one of the most down to earth, low-key people I know. She’s just a regular girl. And Reese is the same way. I mean you can’t have friendships that aren’t based on realness. I’m not going to treat them any differently than I would any other of my friends.”

Women have to stick together: “I read this cheesy quote once: ‘Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours glow brighter.’ We women have to stick together. People ask me why I’m so hard on men. It’s because they’ve gotten a really easy ride. And it’s not that I think women should take over the world. But I do think it should be 50/50. I’m very much about letting other people shine, because it makes us all shine brighter. I like having a fraternity. I like girls and boys together, misfits and underdogs—I love underdogs. I was an underdog. I’ve always felt bad for the girl who was left out.”

On 50 Cent: “I wasn’t like ‘Oh, I’m going to marry 50 Cent…’ I mean, seriously. But I did like him. He’s very sweet and antithetical to what you’d think of him. I bought [my Bentley] when I was dating 50 Cent. He came over with a Ferrari one night, and I’m like Watch this. So I got a Bentley. Meanwhile, he never even bought that Ferrari. He took it on loan. And here I am, Ahhh…I just bought this Bentley.”

The bullied becomes the bully: “I was tortured [in high school], and probably half of it was deserved, but I was bullied—so much so that there were days when I was like, ‘I can’t go to school today.’ I was too scared. They’d call me a dog, and bark at me and say, ‘You’re fat. You’re ugly.’ The girl who used to torture me, the ringleader, showed up backstage at one of my concerts in Newark. I looked at her and said, ‘I know you.’ And she went, [high-pitched voice] ‘Ahhh, I’m so sorry for having tortured you in high school!’ And I said, ‘I’m so over it. Actually, thank you, because you gave me the impetus to be successful.’”

[From Us Weekly & Redbook]

Is she just that lacking in self-awareness, or is this all a game to her? Does she actually know what she’s doing – consciously mean-girling the “bitches” and “c–nts” while proclaiming to be all about the sisterhood, all as some kind of PR game? Or does she not even realize what an enormous hypocritical a–hole she is?

Photos courtesy of Redbook.

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  1. nina says:

    I bet her ass is really jealous of all the sh&t that’s coming out of her mouth here. And once again she gets photoshopped and sandblasted to high heaven.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      Love it! Cannot stand this vapid, mean spirited, bitch. Pretty sure most see through her.

    • deltona lakes says:

      I can’t stand this woman. I really hate saying this but I have no sympathy for her for losing her mother and brother because she’s so nasty.

      I like the others, she crossed the line when she spoke badly about the JP’s kids. Can you imagine someone joking that you bought? Her comment on Joy Behar’s show, I don’t like Angelina because she buys kids. (not funny at all).
      The interview was funny though when Joy Behar said” Angelina seems like a person that walks in the room and all eyes are on her and there goes your relationship”.

      Her reaction was priceless. She looked so embarassed, her face turned red. Remember Angie was on The View before and Joy got a close-up of her beauty.

  2. Camille says:

    She has good time in her life right now. Good for her.

  3. Samigirl says:

    She’s just a braggart. “I’m bff’s with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Oh, and I dated 50 cent. You guys remember him right? I dated him and bought a Bentley. I was bullied and now I’m awesome.” Uch. Get over yourself, woman.

  4. samira677 says:

    She’s promoting the movie she’s in with Reese Witherspoon. That car story didn’t make sense to me. How was it a story? The bullied often become bullies. It’s kind of revenge for being mistreated. I don’t know if the her NBC is still on. I used to see commercials for it all of the time now never.

    • Buffy says:

      It is on and I am emberassed to say I flipped to it during a commercial and it so bad. I am one of those people has to have the tv on, even as just background noise sometimes, and I will suffer thru anything. Even I could not stand it. It was the worst 30 seconds of my life. Went back to commercials. :-)

      • Newtsgal says:

        I said the same thing the other day.
        I happened to turn on the Chelsea show and I had to turn it off it was nasty.
        That Chelsea chick, when she talked she sounded like a Jan Brady/stoner.
        For the life of me I don’t understand why the show is still on….dollars to donuts she blowin’ someone at NBC too!

  5. brin says:

    Can’t stand her, she’s such a hypocrite.

    • Nev says:

      I can’t stand her either. She is a phony hypocrite. That friends with Aniston and Witherspoon is fake CAA garbage. Handler bully Angelina for Aniston. Totally pathetic for handler to put Jolie down when Handler is no angel herself.
      Handler picking at Jolie’s kids is the lowest level a human being can stoop to. This rat pack stinks to the highest level and I will never except anything Aniston or Handler put out.

      • Samigirl says:

        I agree. She is, in fact, “blowing out someone else’s candle” like she says above. I don’t care if you wanna talk crap about another person, but bringing children into it is disgusting. I’m very much a momma bear about that. Say what you will about me, but you don’t dare speak about my children in a negative manner.

    • nan says:

      Ditto! Never saw her show. She’s a whiner, not a comedian.

  6. Bite me says:

    Aww how cute she wants to be one of plastics

  7. Zelda says:

    What kind of fish-bird is she supposed to look like on that cover?

  8. considerit says:

    i love that dog. wonder if it’s hers or just for the photo session.

  9. WaywardGirl says:

    So annoying. My 2 friends love her and I can’t even comprehend why.

  10. wuuuut!! says:

    I feel sorry for the dog,look hows its trying to move away from her,like “get away from me b***h!!”

  11. Quest says:

    It’s a bad day when a picture is taken with a dog that looks much cuter than the owner…LOL

  12. NO SH¡T says:

    She always look like she been rode hard and put away wet no matter how much photoshop they do on her, she just can’t shake that look.

  13. kibbles says:

    Never seen her show and never will. From what I’ve read about her and the short clips I’ve seen online, she does not seem funny at all. In fact, she sounds horrible. I can’t believe this woman has slept her way to the top. I find her to be extremely unattractive.

  14. bea says:

    The fact that she doesn’t play herself in her own sitcom is unbelievable. And she has to play the MOTHER of a woman who is, in reality, only five years younger than her. And she wants to talk about how she’s “so hard on men” yet she allows that to happen to her show? The basic idea is she’s too unattractive to be the lead?!

    She is 100% B.S. – UNFUNNY B.S. – that owns a Bentley. Unbelievable.

  15. Bohemia says:

    S said in a previous thread something i will repeat here as pertaining to these two women…

    “Aniston and Handler are two very hard-working showboats indeed. They know exactly how to sell their “BFF image” and make a profit, and will do whatever they need to do to stay in the limelight. It’s really not that deep. And neither is either one of them.”

    Makes sense, non?

  16. Original Chloe says:

    “I read this cheesy quote once: ‘Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours glow brighter.’ We women have to stick together.”

    Yes, Chelsea, I believe you because you never called another woman a b*tch and a c*nt on public TV, and you never mocked her children by making racist comments. My memory must be simply wrong, because you’re friends with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston now, and they are good girls, and you have a picture with a dog!

    A person who loves dogs can’t be bad, my memory must be just playing tricks on me. Aw, a doggie! Look at the doggie!

    Okay, I *love* you Chelsea Handler, let’s be bffs and go to drinks.

  17. Jackie says:

    she will go away in a few years. looking forward to it. there are much more talented women out there to celebrate with a redbook cover.

  18. Chell says:

    You can either love her or hate her, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I personally LOVE her…her comedy is all an ACT & she is not the only comedian that talks vulgar & pokes fun at stars. She may be a hot mess train wreck, but she keeps it real & I appreciate that about her.

    • Tazina says:

      I like her because she’s not boring. She has a bite and frankness to her which is funny. I watched Beyonce being interviewed on Letterman and she was guarded and about as interesting as watching paint dry. CH is different, not cookie cutter dull like so many of them are. I also was reading her book at Starbucks yesterday “My Horizontal Life” and it was so funny I was laughing out loud…

    • notsoanonymous says:

      I’m with you here. I know there aren’t many Chelsea fans on this site, but I love her – the books, her comedy. I get all of it – and I’m far from a mean girl. It’s her schtick – not her personality. I think the stuff that goes on during After Lately is HILARIOUS and if she were really such a witch to people, that show wouldn’t be funny or work. It’s all a show.

      And I love Chunk, including the name. I want him to be my doggy!

    • RobN says:

      I think a lot of people just don’t get her act. They’re too happy acting offended to realize it’s schtick.

  19. Bubbling says:

    I just think she doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything to the point of being obnoxious, but in reality she is pretty benign. She could annoy you to no end, but ultimately she is not mf factor…

  20. lucy2 says:

    She used to be sort of funny before she got more popular, but now she just seems like a social climber and a bully.
    If that’s what she wants to be fine, but don’t stand there and cry sisterhood and all that.

  21. Asli says:

    Oh, look! Chelsea’s trying to be relatable. How cute….

  22. pamela says:

    I often wonder if her new BFF Aniston s ever confronted her about all the mean things she said about her before they became BFFs and Chelsea became Aniston’s pittbull? Or is all of that just pushed under the rug and “forgotten”? Those two deserve each other.

  23. Marjalane says:

    Chelsea Handler is a huge bully! She says stuff to her “guests” that is supposed to be funny, but you can tell it’s just mean. It’s the kind of stuff bullies grab onto- weight, ethnicity, money,status. And I roll my eyes at how she kisses up to celebrities on her show. She’s the worst kind of famewhore.

  24. lisa says:

    For the comments that say she doesn’t care.. that is a load of crap. She does care. Which is why she is trying to change her image a bit. Trying to clean it up a bit. She wants to be in the GROUP. she want so much to be a part of the “popular crowd. Which is why she doesn’t talk smack about Aniston or Reese.. they are “friends of the show. If she was so badass she would still be talking about the tabloid stories around her “friends.. but those are off limits. Now we get the Chelsea that was bullied. crying over the lose of her mother (something I have understanding for) but still it is all about the game to go mainstream.

    I don’t like her and won’t be buying magazines, or watching movies or whatever. And Reese and Jennifer and the others are kissing her ass for her not to talk about I guess in the end they all are using each other.

    Not a big fan of Joan but at least she is not a sell out for fame. She talks about everyone and anyone. Regardless. Handler is a sell out. That girl that was on the outside.. now she is being invited in and will do all the ass kissing necessary to stay..

  25. mummy says:

    CH has a good and dark side like we all do. She hits hard with honest remarks at times. Any comments that focus on bullying is okay by me, especially coming from those who have been bullied. Jen is bullied here on a regular basis as are many celebs who are torn to pieces by insulting remarks. But I have to laugh at the author of this piece talking about “the crux” of good writing. I’m afraid coming from someone who cuts and pastes from other sources and provides biased pros and cons in mini “hot or not” pieces would hardly be an expert on good writing.

    • Guest 8 says:

      Handler bullied Angelina Jolie repeatedly for money. That is bad enough but being the most bullied person on the internet doesn’t seem to phase Ms. Jolie who keeps on with talent grace and compassion but anyone that would bully a little baby because of 1) who her Mother is and 2) because she is an orphan from Ethiopia is just flat-out insanely sick. Handler did it to Maddox too, and many, many times, putting foul words in his child-mouth to fake his “comments” to his mother. She is beyond low.

      But hey if you love her … more power to ya. **eyeroll**

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      This is a blog not a news site, the bloggers have OPINIONS, that’s the point of a blog.

      At least they write things instead if drawing di@ks on pictures of celebs like Perez Hilton used to do.

      IMO, if you prefer sycophantic pieces, you should go and look for a “fan” site, or start your own site since you feel you know what good writing is.

      As far as bullying goes, it’s equal opportunity, especially on the internet. If you want to know what a TRULY biased site is, check out ff. They have an entire 75 thousand comment strand dedicated entirely to hating Brad and Angie, see if you like that better.

  26. Jayna says:

    I love that photo with her dog. So cute. I actually really like the TV show based on her life. Cthe woman playing her is great. Chelsea gives some of the best late night interviews on television. She doesn’t suck up to her guests and have pre-interviews that make the questions seemed staged. She wings it. I would never go to her standup comedy shows though. I think she sucks at that.

  27. Runs with Scissors says:

    Lol, even the dog is like, “bitch, please.”

  28. Twez says:

    36 years old and talking about what happened to her in high school! Unless you are actually talking to people with whom you went to high school… PATHETIC. Not to mention, that’s a hard 36 years, damn. I can’t believe she’s *younger* than me.

    I really think the concept of “bullying” is losing its meaning if we are now characterizing comments from the general public on a website about a celebrity as bullying.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      “I really think the concept of “bullying” is losing its meaning if we are now characterizing comments from the general public on a website about a celebrity as bullying.”

      THIS^^Very well said. It’s quite different if you have a high profile, your own TV show, and go on national tours picking and choosing who you bash and who you don’t bash.

  29. mln76 says:

    ‘i used to be bullied, then I realized the key to true happiness is snorting cocaine, drinking vodka, and making friends with Jennifer Aniston OH and shaving 10 years off of your age ;)

    That’s really inspiring.

  30. vanessa says:

    She looks great here. She is a comedienne, you can’t take anything she says seriously. It’s funny that the writer is calling her a bully. Has she read what she wrote? Who is the bully?

  31. Rachel says:

    Am I the only one who finds the irony in Chelsea Handler on the cover with a headline that says “Look younger without spending a dime”???

  32. Kimbob says:

    I began writing a thesis, outlining all her inconsistencies, then while doing such I realized….she’s so not worth it.

    She contradicts herself every time she opens her mouth. She’s one f%#ked up person. A narcissist of the highest order. She respects no one…including herself. Oh…but she’s “famous,” which makes it all okay.

  33. MST says:

    I’m surprised that she is on the cover of Redbook, a magazine which appeals to married, middle American women.

    I watched her show and didn’t find her funny. At all.

    And yes, she’s photoshopped to hell and back here. In real life she looks BUSTED. And if she’s in her mid-thirties, I’m fifteen.

  34. Sara says:

    That dog is co cute!

    You’re in trouble if you need to do a shot with a dog that adorable to be remotely likeable.

    And please tell me that isn’t her dog.

  35. Chrissy Q says:

    Ok, so slightly off topic just a little, but does anyone know what kind of dog is in the picture? Mine (just adopted :-) ) looks very similar to that one and I have no idea what he is!

  36. Molly says:

    Handler is a liar and a hypocrite! I wouldn’t spend a penny on anything she is remotely involved with. Or any of her “friends” either

  37. Camille (The original) says:

    I think ‘enormous hypocritical a–hole’ pretty much sums up this very untalented, unfunny waste of TV air time.

  38. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    I used to watch her show, Chelsea Lately, and thought it was funny, she never held back that’s for sure. She used to make fun of everyone, she was an equal opportunity “bully”, and I liked her because she was no kiss-azz.

    That all changed when she started this whole wannabe thing by pretending to be BFFs with Aniston. Now she picks and chooses who she bullies, and she looks like a brown-noser who desperately wants to be part of the “Cool Kids” club.

    Someone pushed for her to go big, and got her signed with CAA, that’s why she’s in everyone’s face now.

    Her acerbic humor was what made people like and sometimes hate her, but you could at least respect that that was her shtick, and that she never wavered. Not so much anymore, she’s nothing like she used to be, unless it suits her, and she was never all that great to begin with.

  39. corny says:

    ah, no one has a sense of humor…she is a persona, made up…she is freakin’ funny and a talented terrific writer, her books are hilarious, she gives lots of women comics breaks and her dog is so adorable, c’mon people, loosen up, it’s not brain surgery.

  40. DoMaJoReMc says:

    AWWWWWWWWWW, how cute! Chelsea, not so much.

  41. hatekyle says:

    What can you expect from her? Nothing but stupidity! She’s in the category of LeAnn, the Kardashiahs (except for Kourtney), and Aniston. Sooooo annoying.

  42. SantaRosa says:

    Like her. Even when she’s not that funny. The more controversy, the better. I love a girl who’s not afraid to say some shit. And I can’t tolerate the over-sensitive.

  43. NinaG says:

    That is an adorable dog she is posing with :-) I love doggies, I actually have nothing against Chelsea, if she is bff with JA, than of course she’s going to defend her and make comments about Angelina, All women do that, if you feel your friend has been wronged you go on the attack! Now I’m not saying publicly when people can retract what you said but hey, I like Chelsea, their are far worst celebs to have a negative feeling toward other than her!!! But her best show is After Lately, very funny!!!

    • Katya says:

      Fine … those are things you do in private –not commercially!! Chelsea Handler called Angelina a c*** in her stand-up act and makes fun of her wee children because they are 1) Angelina’s 2) not white and 3) from poor countries. She does that for money. That is notr normal. Has Handler eve rmocked Reese’s kids? Why not? OR MAson Disick? Why not?

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      In this article she states: “People ask me why I’m so hard on men. It’s because they’ve gotten a really easy ride.”

      So why are her attacks directed at AJ, and not Brad, thus perpetuating his so-called “easy ride”? She contradicts herself, if she picks on AJ then she should pick on Brad.

      I’m not biased, I “get” her humor, I’ve read her books, and watched her show. I used to like her a lot more than I do now. Her obvious brown nosing is what’s really a turn off. I mean everyone knows Huvane is her agent now, and that’s why she doesn’t pick on JA anymore. Because she used to, and I remember because I watched her show.

      Plus, she isn’t doing JA any favors by bringing up the “triangle” SEVEN years later, she just makes JA look bitter. Like do they sit around talking about Angie and how she “stole” Brad, while sticking pins in voodoo dolls? Doubt it, but that’s what she makes it seem like. I have no idea why Jen would want CH as a friend.

  44. marisa says:

    I love her. I love her talk show, hate the sitccom. Don’t care what the haters think!

  45. Peg says:

    Uh, I hope I don’t get bullied for this, but I like her too.

  46. HadleyB says:

    I think she’s funny most of the time. Don’t think she can “act ” too well but I find her regular show amusing.

    I really don’t care if she called Angie a C*nt, big deal. I bet Winona calls her one too, a lot of people prolly do and I bet Saint Angie does too…

    Angie has no respect for other peoples relationships so why should anyone else?

    As for her kids… sorry I think some off color things are funny and this includes kids, animals, sexual orientation, stupidity, being too thin, too fat, and every thing and anything that is not politically correct to say nowadays without being stoned for it.

    Laugh, don’t laugh and get the fuck over it.

    The best example of hypocrites are parents … always do as they say never as they do….. we all do.. at some point in life if you haven’t then bless you Mother Theresa….

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      I don’t thing Chelsea’s a bully, and I think she can be really funny, but her blatant hypocrisy is a turn off to me.

      It’s her shtick to make fun of everyone, so if she’s so ballsy, and is just calling them like she sees them, why has she stopped making fun of people she always used to make fun of? She’s a sell-out, and a hypocrite.

      Her brand of humor is not an easy road, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Lampinelli, Joan Rivers; they’re ballsy, offensive, and not for the faint of heart, and I like them.

      Chelsea is acting like a wannabe, I have no problem with off-color humor, but I do if it’s subjective to who’s signed to the same agency, that being CAA. This type of humor is risky, and can be a career killer if you don’t back it up full force.

      A person can be the biggest B, C**t, whatever in the world, and I’ll still have respect as long as that person owns it. You don’t see Eminem hurting for fans; No Apologies.

      So many people are trying to say CH is so edgy, and is just saying everything that “others” are too afraid to say, and how everyone needs to “get over it”, sorry but there’s nothing to get over. Talk about PR bull$hit.

      How is it that I’m reading an article about CH dating 50cent (also with CAA), and her buying a Bentley because he had a Ferrari, and now she’s stuck with a Bentley? Are you F@$n kidding me?

      Her reach has exceeded her grasp, she’s going down because she does’t have the guts to stick to what she’s good at. She might turn it around, but I doubt it, CH is NO bad a$$.

  47. Rain O'Reilly says:

    Chelsea isn’t bullying anyone. Those of you who use that term have lost sight of what that word really means. Bullying is about abusing power — subjucating the weak. In no way can any of the actors Chelsea focuses on be described as weak.

    Comedians use humor to speak truth to power. You may not like what you hear and you may not think it’s funny, but it is their job to make you think.

  48. Rachael says:

    I always find it pretty amusing how much everyone who comments on this website acts like this chick is the absolutely antichrist. And it seems like half of you have never even watched any of her shows, seen her in an interview, or watched her do stand-up. You just read articles on this website about how terrible she is.

    I’ve never seen Chelsea’s NBC show and I’ve read only terrible things about it, so I’m fully willing to imagine that it’s not good (which is partly why I’ve never bothered watching). But I saw her do stand-up once and laughed a lot and I find her to be mostly pretty funny on Chelsea Lately. She may be a bit of a low-rent or low(er)-brow Sarah Silverman, but she has never seemed like a BAD person to me. But if all I ever read was this website, I would think she was the scum of the earth. And that would be an ignorant opinion.

    And as with everything on this site, these opinions seem to ultimately boil down to “Jolie vs. Aniston”. It’s just … disturbing to me because none of you know EITHER of these women. With the way you venomously attack the one you dislike and defend your favorite(whichever side you’re on) … I seriously, seriously hope you are related to one of them somehow or best friends with one of them or something. Because otherwise … it’s just weird man. I don’t get it.

  49. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    She is against bullying? Isn’t that her show? I, for instance, have a dark and sometimes mean sense of humor. I admit it. I don’t pretend I’m out there rescuing kittens and giving homes to the homeless. I hate when people can’t admit the truth. She is a cruel bully. Admit it. If you don’t like that then don’t be a bully. Jeez. She’s all for sisterhood? I’ve never seen her say anything nice about another woman expect for Aniston.