Funny Girl Chelsea Handler Gets Candid

Bold, brash and brutally honest

A serious side of the notorious funny girl.

Chelsea Handler is big, bold, brash and fiercely funny. From her TV shows Chelsea Lately and After Lately, to her four best-selling books, sold-out live stand-up shows and most recently her movie roles, this notorious party girl has proven she is a serious Hollywood player. Katie kicked off the conversation by asking Chelsea’s about her latest project, her new book.

“I’m more conservative than one would think.”

Anyone who knows anything about Chelsea knows about her sidekick Chewy. What’s he been up to and how did they meet?

“Wouldn’t it be great if this guy could become famous?”

Although Chelsea admits she’s always had a sassy mouth on her, it was a very unlikely situation that launched her comedic career. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade!

“I just wish I could control myself!”

Next, a serious side of Chelsea we’ve never seen before. She’s joked a lot about her middle class New Jersey family, but today she really opened up about two tragic events that shaped her family life.

“You don’t ever recover from that.”

As the host of Chelsea Lately, Chelsea is just as used to asking the questions as Katie is. So Katie gave Chelsea the chance to turn the tables on her!

“I like that you’re always dating younger men!”

Although Chelsea revealed her more serious side today, she couldn’t help herself and had to play a joke on Katie before the show.

From one famous woman, to a woman who we think should be famous. Did you ever meet a woman in your community doing something so important or so helpful that you thought, “She should be famous.” We have teamed up with Dove to recognize these women and every month we will introduce you to a woman whose name we think you should know. This month, we want you to meet Nina Tandon. She’s a young research scientist from Columbia University with a lot of heart, and if her work pays off, there may be a lot more hearts to go around.

“The heart is pretty tough… it’s kind of like a holy grail.” -Nina Tandon

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