See ya later, E! channel. Chelsea Handler's talk show, Chelsea Lately, is ending its run on E! after eight years.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Chelsea's manager, Irving Azoff, has confirmed that Chelsea will end the show at the end of this year when her contract with the network expires. It sounds likely that Chelsea will take the show to a different network, as she has apparently been dissatisfied with E!
"Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires," Irving says. "She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas."
An E! spokesperson demurs on what the future holds for the show. "Chelsea has nine months left on her contract, and E! will not comment on the future of Chelsea Lately at this time," says the network rep.
Chelsea's reps have apparently been setting up meeting for her at Sony Television, Lionsgate, and FX. However, one source says Chelsea is unlikely to make as much money at another network as she does at E!
We love Chelsea's show and can't wait to see where she ends up next. We wish her all the best in the future.
Source: Hollywood Reporter