How Justin Bieber Ruined Chelsea Handler’s Talk Show for the Rest of Us
According to the hostess, we can all thank Justin Bieber and the like for her departure.
“To be quite honest I don’t really care about Justin Bieber and I don’t want to talk about him anymore,” she tells MailOnline, explaining that she’s fed up with talking about celebrities and their antics. “In order to make that happen I had to just stop doing my show. Straight away.”
“I think if you participate in the celebrity world then you don’t really have a choice but to be involved in the drama,” she continues. “You end up getting so into the mix that it changes the topics of the day. You can sit around and complain about all that sh*t and the Kardashians all day but if you’re participating in it then what can you do? It really didn’t feel great doing the show and the only way to sort things out was to extricate myself from the entire situation.”
Previously, Handler was rumored to be taking over David Letterman’s late night gig — which eventually went to Stephen Colbert — before word started top surface that she was being eyed to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show. However, the 39-year-old has since denied rumors that she’ll be joining the CBS family, writing on her Twitter:
I have never had nor will have any desire to take a job someone else has already had. Speculation to the contrary is inaccurate. Godspeed
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 16, 2014
Though she has yet to reveal her next move, Handler says she plans to stay away from interviewing celebrities altogether.
“Now I want to do things differently. I want to talk to people who are going to educate me. Politicians, medical professionals and people with real human interest stories,” she says. “I want to talk to people who have changed the course of the world. Inventors, invaders and people who have been doing exciting stuff.”