WATCH – Chelsea Handler: I’m Leaving E! To “Distance Myself From Kardashians”

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Joel McHale Interviews Chelsea Handler

By Michael Lewittes


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Chelsea Handler claimed to Joel McHale that she’s leaving her hit E! show to escape the Kardashians.

On Wednesday’s “Chelsea Lately,” Handler sat in the guest’s seat and swapped roles with “The Soup” host, who interviewed her about her decision to leave their shared network.

“This was more of a move for me to distance myself from the Kardashians,” said Handler. “Everyone knows that.”

The comedian noted, “Wouldn’t it be amazing, though, if I did leave and then the whole Kardashian empire just crumbled. In some stroke of crazy irony and happenstance, all of a sudden they just fell apart and then I was a national hero.”

Handler’s final episode of “Chelsea Lately” will air live on August 26, with a performances from her ex-boyfriend 50 Cent and Miley Cyrus as well as appearances from A-list pals.

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