"It's the first time an entire third-world country will have to get immunizations for a visitor." Chelsea's take-no-prisoners approach can be polarizing, but it has also won her 4.4 million followers on Twitter who can't get enough of her candor. "It's nice to go out and have a drink in the middle of the week." Did I hear that right? As she dishes up salad, the salty blonde with the telltale dark roots seems far nicer than the acerbic persona we see on the small screen. If there were a Hollywood Walk of Shame, this decidedly non-golden girl would be the first one down on all fours — and most likely face-planting right into the cement. But — surprise, surprise — a sharp-tongued, foul-mouthed boozehound is not who I encounter when we meet. Still dressed in what she wore on the air — a soft-pink blouse, skinny gray jeans, and platform boots — she talks about starting a foundation to nurture teenage girls, gushes over photos she's just snapped of her newest puppy, Gary, talks about scrapbooking (! I could never have imagined myself working this hard back then. Chelsea Handler settles into a back booth at the R D Kitchen in Santa Monica, CA, and wastes no time in perusing the drinks menu. Forgive me for jumping to conclusions, but this is Chelsea Handler, after all, the late-night talk-show host who has elevated the drunken tell-all to a highly lucrative art form via three ), sold-out comedy tours, and two hit cable-TV shows on the E! Who better to star on the cover of REDBOOK's first-ever "confessions" issue? "Anything with booze in it, I love," I think I hear her say, but I'm not sure, with the saxophone blaring in the background. Sipping and spilling is what Chelsea does best — and I, for one, am an unabashed fan. Handler arrives at the studio office wearing white cutoff gym shorts, running shoes, a Kelly green Nike jacket, and a white baseball hat with a ponytail peeking out of the back.Chunk, her recently adopted rescue dog and frequent subject/guest on the show, is trotting along beside her.
news broke about Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's split -- and Handler didn't hold back. I think they probably had a lot of with some other women," she said.While the fellas of late night are busy giggling at their own jokes and getting into trouble with their "assistants," Handler delivers shockingly astute, tweezer-sharp commentary on the dubious culture of celebrity (on E! As a result, she's racking up a steadily growing audience in the coveted 18-to-34 female demographic."I'm into politics, and I love watching the heavier news magazine shows," Handler says. In a matter of minutes, the room turns into a raucous shoutfest of jokes, each a little grittier than the last.The goal: to make Handler smirk, even laugh, and to write some of the freshest and most outrageous comedy on television.As you can tell by the current line-up of shows, they have taken none of my suggestions.So I’ve decided to consult for other networks.” “Up until a couple weeks ago, I was working very intimately with the Animal Planet, but unfortunately, that contract was terminated,” she laughed."Well, I think it's pretty obvious to everybody," Handler said after Morgan alluded to the fact that the the breakup was due to "Ashton's bad behavior." "Again, I don't know them personally very well, but I think it's pretty obvious that they probably had a lot of open marriage-type situations." PHOTOS: The Evolution of Chelsea Handler "You think so? Morgan seemed slightly shocked at her claim, asking again, "Really? I mean, read between the lines," Handler responded.