In typical Chelsea Handler fashion, the talk show host didn't mince words when discussing why she decided to walk away from her successful E! late night show, "Chelsea Lately" -- and it involves being sick of covering Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian.
Handler, who announced earlier this year that she was stepping down from "Lately" when her contract expired at the end of 2014, told MailOnline that after seven years on E!, she was tired of the celebrity news circuit.
"To be quite honest I don't really care about Justin Bieber and I don't want to talk about him anymore," Handler told the site. "In order to make that happen I had to just stop doing my show. Straight away."
Part of the problem for Handler, the host explained, was that she was on the same network as "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and other celeb reality shows, and as such had to cover them extensively. The stars of those series were frequently guests on "Chelsea Lately," and Khloe Kardashian even subbed for Handler earlier this year. Such associations and interactions were ultimately too much for the host.
"You end up getting so into the mix that it changes the topics of the day," Handler explained. "You can sit around and complain about all that s**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."
Now, Handler says she wants to focus on more serious journalism in the future, and start a different kind of show where she "talk[s] to people who are going to educate" her.
"Politicians, medical professionals, and people with real human interest stories. I want to talk to people who have changed the course of the world," she said. "Inventors, invaders and people who have been doing exciting stuff."
"Chelsea Lately" airs its final episode on E! on August 26the. Handler is rumored to have a deal with Netflix in the works, though she declined to talk about her specific future plans with MailOnline, saying that an official announcement was forthcoming.
[via: MailOnline, h/t Uproxx]
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