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Chelsea Handler Fuels New CBS Show Rumors With Instagram Pic

Truth rating: 6

By Daniel Gates

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Chelsea Handler seems happy to fuel rumors that she might be joining the CBS late-night lineup.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, the comedian plans to leave E! when her contract expires at the end of this year, and speculation has swirled that she’ll be starting a new show at CBS.

On Monday, Handler shared a picture (see right) in which she’s holding her dog — and papers marked with the network’s famous Eye logo, writing, “Business meeting. Chunk has been acting like this since I started my tour.”

With Stephen Colbert stepping in for David Letterman at “The Late Show,” attention has turned to the 12:35 am “Late Late Show” slot — currently occupied by Craig Ferguson.

Ferguson’s own contract with CBS expires in 2015 — and many TV observers believe that he and the network may decide to part ways, leading to a post-Colbert opening that could be filled by… Handler.

A rep for CBS, however, says the comedienne has not been in talks for that spot, and was actually participating in a “general meeting” with the syndication team.

Rep for both Handler and Ferguson have yet to respond to requests for comments.

Gossip Cop will have updates.

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