Chelsea Handler: Love Her or Hate Her?

Kim Conte
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I have a new TV guilty pleasure: Watching Chelsea Lately on E! right before I go to bed. Now, ordinarily, I don't appreciate vicious, offensive humor. But for some reason the outspoken host Chelsea Handler has gotten under my skin with her love for fat babies, persistent dislike of John Mayer, deadpan deliveries, and her tiny assistant, Chuy. Plus, ever since I started watching, my knowledge of D-list celebrities has spiked. Does it sound like I'm making fun of her? Seriously, I'm not. In fact, I love her! I want to be her! I'm even her fan on Facebook!

Handler has been making the rounds promoting her new book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (which I can't wait to read) and cracking me up in her interviews. Like this one from PopEater, in which, when asked if her family is embarrassed by her, she replied:

Yes, they are completely embarrassed. My dad threatened to sue me. I was on 'The Today Show,' and I said he's dating his 20-year-old Jamaican cleaning lady and he said, 'Please don't say that. I don't want people to think I'm off the market.' And I'm like, nobody wants you on the market, because you're so gross and you look like a bowling ball. Then he said that he could sue me and I said, 'No, because you'd have to borrow the money off me to sue me, so no.'

I also read that she hates when people think her last name is "Lately."

Hilarious. See? Totally love her.

That said, I'm sure her humor offends a lot of people.

What do you think? Do you love Chelsea Handler or hate her?

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