Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chelsea Handler Is Not Replacing Craig Ferguson

Yesterday the internet was all abuzz at the possibility of Chelsea Handler replacing Craig Ferguson when his contract expires at the end of June. The buzz came from Chelsea herself who sent out a photo(above) with the CBS logo and the caption business meeting. According to The NY Post, CBS says the meeting was with their syndication group and that she is not a candidate to replace Ferguson. The interesting thing I took from that denial is that they didn't say Ferguson wasn't going to be replaced. They already owe him $5M for passing over him for the Late Show spot so maybe they want to pay that and then get rid of him. I think he should stay, but it wouldn't shock me if he was a little ticked off to not really even be considered and maybe he does want to leave. If he was staying you would expect a differently worded response than “There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast; her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group."

37 comments:

sandybrook said...

Chelsea can't fuck the head of the company to get a job at CBS because Julie Chen has that role.

VeronicaCostello said...

I like Craig, I hope he stays. Chelsea Handler was a perfect fit at E!--meaning she fell into one of three categories: talentless, washed up, or a televised version of knee pads.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Nice entity, trying to get the Craigers riled up over Another rumor...
Get those clicks, Fatboie!
As IF...

Violet said...

Am I right in thinking CH is one of Jennifer Aniston's besties and is a total bitch? Just trying to get my celeb gossip in order in my head.

Violet said...

Because otherwise my contribution to this thread is zero.

anda marie said...

Usually I want to support women in male dominant fields, but Chelsea is a massive B*tch. She screwed her way to her own show on E. She was with the CEO of Comcast. She still thinks prostituting herself will get her what she wants, but she was ridden hard & put away wet.

Henriette said...

I love Craig, but I think he's leaving with David Letterman since Dave's production company does his show. Also, Craig's contract is only as long as Dave's. Unfortunately, Craig is lined up with Dave.

rajahcat said...

good can't stand her........

or Julie Chen either for that matter-----agree with sandybrook

Steampunk Jazz said...

According to enty rumor Vi, she was Anistons' bestie til Chelsea screwed her boyfriend and left bite marks all over him ( apparently her trademark). After that, she got dropped...

Lovelyloie said...

I agree. She is a bitch and her show is painful to watch. Mean is not funny.

TV Junkie said...

I heard that the first thing Chelsea did when she started making money was put money into college funds for her nieces & nephews. Come on, people! Lots of people have abrasive personalities - but she can't be all bad!

auntliddy said...

Dont really care about either of them. Chelsea already looks like the harpy who's the last one out of the bar, but she likes that. As for Ferguson, he's nice enough but I dont see him having multi faceted appeal to do anything else. Less he wants to mosey over to Conans station. Cause that worked out great for him. Not.

Bacon Ranch said...

That's a cute pup.

Renoblondee said...

Too late at night for me.

Leekalicious said...

@Bacon Ranch I know - what a big baby.

Seven of Eleven said...

Can't stand her. Her book (I only read the first one) was awful and mean-spirited, and she basically admitted to screwing her way to the top but with an "I'm so funny, I could make it work!" schtick. THEN she gripes about how hard it is to be a woman in the business. I think a mattress store next to a liquor store is more on par with her level of talent.

annanaannnaaaa said...

The bite blind was revealed???

Sprink said...

A friend of mine once remarked nastily about another person that "She screwed her way to the top."

Whereupon another friend wisely noted, "Better that than screwing your way to the bottom."

Brea Lowe said...

Awww everyone's hating on Chelsea. I love her. Seems like everyone is upset that she slept her way into a job, drinks a lot, and doesn't apologize. The only way she's different from any other female celebrity is that she's not afraid to say what's on her mind and she's not going to pretend to be something she isn't. I respect her.

ButterKwup said...

Craig is hands-down the best late night guy and I believe just about the only interviewer on tv who doesn't do that stupid bullshit celebrity friendly 'here's a list of topics that are okay' thing.

LowKey said...

Gorgeous puppeh.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Dick move with that photo. Very Lohan-ish.

Tina Mallette said...

Craig Ferguson has other talents to fall back on, acting, voice work and he never stopped doing the stand up comedy circuit where he isn't bleeped out at the time. If HBO let Emily Mortimer create her own HBO show why not Craig.



Tina Mallette said...

That I will agree. Craig does interesting interviews esp when he has a guest willing to roll with it, it can be priceless.

His fans keep tweeting that he needs to do an all Scottish actors interview special, the ones that are living and around the A list.

Like the Graham Norton show, the UK Talk show, but with a theme.

Graham likes to mix his guests up into weird combinations that actually end up working out great.

Tina Mallette said...

I actually love Craig's puppets.

Welldun said...

Loves me some Craig, I thought that was Martha Stewart in the pic at first glance. Sorry Martha.

texas rose said...

nice one sandy!!!

texas rose said...

Threesome maybe

texas rose said...

Please leave Lindsay alone Sprink:)

Sprink said...

Texas, ha!

Iknowpeople said...

Love Craig. Love Chelsea's dog. Shepherds are such great dogs.

scarletscout said...


I love Craig-what you see is what you get & he pretty much blows off CBS censor rules & as Tina said "the celebrity questions"..More importantly, UNLIKE CHELSEA'S BOOK, CRAIG'S IS REALLY MOVING- I was in early recovery & his book actually helped me....a lot-

Henriette said...

I would pay to see Craig interview all Scottish actors! He is so hilarious when he has Gerard Butler on and no one can understand what the hell they are saying.

Andy said...

Aw she has a beautiful dog.

Rose said...

Was CF not offered Late Night before Stephen Colbert was? I thought that someone mentioned that in a previous post about this and that he didn't want it.

Slim Peachy said...

Yep that was me. He didn't want it, he wanted the 5 million bonus, plus an extension at 8-9 million per year. He saw how moving from 12:30 to 11:30 really neutered good comedy from Letterman and Conan as their shows just became about guests plugging their projects. Last I heard CBS was going to do the deal, but's its possible they want to get some other people in and maybe force his price down a little. Also CH doesn't want a daily show, she wants a weekly show with more time off. She might get it on TV, but could take a Sirius gig for now until something comes along.

Unknown said...

But... but... but... wait, didn't her agent say when she announced she was leaving E! that she had about 7 other offers? I guess none of them were in the big leagues. Handler's very undesirable and I bet there is nothing on the table for her at all. Good riddance.