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Chelsea Handler Hates All the Big Network Late-Night Shows – and Was Never Tempted to Go After One of Those Gigs Herself

Originally posted 05/04/2016 02:05PM

Chelsea Handler is paving her own way in late-night television – and not just because she's a woman.

The star, whose new Netflix talk show Chelsea debuts on May 11, told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle recently that she easily decided against throwing her name in the ring for one of the previously up-for-grab network late night hosting positions (like The Late Late Show).

"It's flattering, but you know what? I was so sick of being asked the question, 'What is it like to be a female in late night?' that I wanted to take that question out of the equation," she explained. "Now I'm the only person in history that has a talk show that's launching in 190 countries, so the question isn't about me being a woman anymore. It's about being the first person to do that on this scale."

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Chelsea Handler on the Death of Her Big Brother When She Was 9 – and How His Loss Ultimately Became a 'Beautiful Gift' for Her Family

Originally posted 05/04/2016 10:00AM

Chelsea Handler is able to find something positive out of one of the darkest times for her family.

Handler, who grew up the youngest of six siblings, lost her brother Chet in 1984 when she was just 9 years old. The eldest Handler sibling died after he fell off a cliff in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

"Seeing your parents fall apart is really rough," Handler, 41, told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle. "I wouldn't wish it on anybody."

"As hard as it was for me or for my brothers or sisters – [how did it feel] for my parents to have your own child in danger in that way? And then you can't protect them and you couldn't save them?"

"In hindsight it really kept us as a tight-knit group, because it was so tragic and awful," she says. "Ultimately, it was kind of a beautiful gift because we all value each other so much."

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Chelsea Handler: 'I Didn't Have a Big Enough Ass' for E!

Originally posted 04/27/2016 11:30AM

[ YOUTUBE "GnuIHgGx40o"] Chelsea Handler says her, ahem, assets weren't up to standard for E!

While the former Chelsea Lately headliner promoted her new Netflix show Chelsea on Tuesday's Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon broached the topic of Handler's departure from the entertainment network.

"I want to know two things: One is, you have this show on E! You're the biggest name on E!" Fallon began – but Handler quickly cut him off: "Was I the biggest name on E!?"

Replied Fallon, "That wasn't a Kardashian? Yeah, I think so."

Handler, 41, quipped, "I didn't have a big enough ass to stay on that network."

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Chelsea Handler Sends Donald Trump a Cheeky Message with Topless Photo

Originally posted 04/04/2016 11:50PM

Chelsea Handler is making her stance against Donald Trump public the best way she knows how.

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Chelsea Handler Says Justin Bieber Was Her 'Worst' Celebrity Interview: 'He Was Trying to Flirt With Me and It Was So Uncomfortable'

Originally posted 01/24/2016 12:40PM

Justin Bieber can sing and dance and wear all kinds of different haircuts, but he's not Chelsea Handler's favorite interview.

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Heather McDonald Says She Never Sold Stories About Chelsea Handler: 'It's a Devastating Accusation'

Heather McDonald Says She Never Sold Stories About Chelsea Handler: 'It's a Devastating Accusation'

Originally posted 01/23/2016 04:10PM

Comedian Heather McDonald is clarifying her comments about Chelsea Handler after the TV host accused her of selling stories about her personal life.

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Chelsea Handler Fires Back After Heather McDonald Says She 'Lived in Fear' Working for Her: 'Go Get Another Job'

Originally posted 01/19/2016 04:10PM

[YOUTUBE "pEX0ap8OIjk"] Chelsea Handler is firing back after comedian Heather McDonald said she "100 percent lived in fear" during her years working on Handler's late-night E! talk show Chelsea Lately.

During an appearance on Tuesday's episode of the Allegedly podcast, McDonald, 45 said that even though she thinks Handler, 40, is a "good person," she doesn't agree with "how she treats relationships in her life."

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High-Minded: Chelsea Handler Experiments with Drugs on New Docu-Series Because They're 'Just Fun to Do!'

Originally posted 01/14/2016 04:30PM

[YOUTUBE "VeabgdjjL8Y" "auto"] Chelsea Handler isn't afraid to let fans see her under the influence.

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