February 17th, 2012 by faye
TV host Chelsea Handler and comedienne Rosie O’Donnell are currently under hot water after the two women mocked and chided America’s little people.
It all happened during one segment of Rosie O’Donnell’s show called ‘The Rosie Show, where her guest is Chelsea Handler. The two talk show hosts went on discussing their differing opinions of little people or midgets. Chelsea Handler says she loves them, while Rosie O’Donnell, on the other hand, is afraid of them.
“I’m a little ashamed about it [but] I have a mild fear or anxiety around little people,” host and comedienne Rosie O’Donnell admitted before asking Chelsea Handler frankly, “Would you ever do a little person?”
Chelsea Handler immediately responded, “No, that would be child abuse. I’d never do that.”
“That’s half my issue,” Rosie O’Donnell replied. “The problem with me is I can’t put the two things together. This is an adult person, a little person … it’s so hard for me.”
However, Chelsea Handler has a different take on the matter.
“I love little people. I want to tackle them. I see them and I want to hold myself down. I bite Chuy [Bravo] sometimes. … He’s so cute and that’s my ultimate body. If you’re going to have a little person, I want that shape, the corpulence,” 36-year-old Chelsea Handler said.
Due to such bluntness, both comments of Chelsea Handler and Rosie O’Donnell are a big issue for Little People of America, a support group for Americans of short stature due to dwarfism.
Spokeswoman Leah Smith said both remarks from Chelsea Handler and Rosie O’Donnell are equally offensive, but in different ways, so the group has taken the steps of sending separate open letters to Chelsea Handler and Rosie O’Donnell to make their concerns known.
“We decided to separate the two because they are both equally offensive, but separate. Handler used a lot of ‘pity rhetoric’ when discussing Chuy, saying he couldn’t get a job if not for her. For the record, we’re not in need of ‘getting saved.’ We are capable of being successful in any job,” Smith told HuffPost Weird News. “
While Chelsea Handler often asks her personal assistant, Chuy Bravo, to do things like dress up in baby clothes, Bravo publicly said he has no problems with it, and that it’s part of the job. For that reason, Smith said the Little People of America has no problems with him choosing to take the job.
However, Little People of America has a bigger concern with the comments of Rosie O’Donnell, because she attributes her feelings to heredity.
“My Nana was afraid of the ‘Wizard Of Oz’ munchkins,” Rosie O’Donnell told Chelsea Handler.
Smith says the comedian is perpetuating “fear-based attitudes.”
“Instead of perpetuating these fears, let’s learn how to accept differences,” Smith said.
In behalf of Little People of America, Smith also said the group is angry, but does not plan a boycott of either TV hosts.
Calls to Chelsea Handler and Rosie O’Donnell regarding the controversy have not been returned yet.
February 14th, 2012 by faye
This seemed to be a little bit of an awkward moment for American country/pop singer LeAnn Rimes and TV host Chelsea Handler during the stand-up comedienne’s show, “Chelsea Lately.”
LeAnn Rimes, together with her attention-stealing, killer red stilletto pumps, were a guest on “Chelsea Lately” to talk about her new album entitled ‘Ladies and Gentlemen.’ The interview of LeAnn Rimes with the show’s host, Chelsea Handler, commenced in a very blunt and frank manner.
“I know that you’ve seen me talking s–t about you,” Chelsea Handler told singer, LeAnn Rimes.
To which, LeAnn Rimes responded, “Absolutely. I have, which is more why I wanted to come on.”
“Can’t Fight the Moonlight” singer LeAnn Rimes explained to Chelsea Handler that while her divorce to former husband Dean Sheremet is in the process, LeAnn Rimes would be crying her eyes out and watching ‘Chelsea Lately’ in hopes of getting a few good laughs.
“And I was watching your show thinking I could get a laugh out of it, instead I was laughing at you laughing at me,” 29-year-old LeAnn Rimes said.
Nevertheless, it’s all good, because LeAnn Rimes also told Chelsea Handler that it was the “first time I could laugh and cry at the same time.”
After talking about the launch of her new album and Chelsea Handler trash-talking LeAnn Rimes before, the topic of the interview took a turn on how the singer has been seen and photographed everywhere with her new beau Eddie Cibrian, especially in her bikini. The singer argued to the statement and said, “I am on the damn beach, for God’s sake.” Chelsea Handler and LeAnn Rimes also talked about the whole issue of LeAnn Rimes losing weight and getting so much thinner.
January 30th, 2012 by faye
It definitely is an all-out cat fight between comedienne Joan Rivers and talk show host Chelsea Handler. During a recent radio interview with Chelsea Handler in the “Sirius XM” show of Howard Stern, she launched a fearless and scathing attack of words on TV personality Joan Rivers:
“Joan Rivers? What the f**k do I care about Joan Rivers? I don’t think about her ever.”
But Joan Rivers is never backing down. Rivers then retaliated to the previous comment of Chelsea Handler, calling her a “drunk” and “whore” on the same radio show, a day after Chelsea’s interview. Additionally, Joan Rivers told Howard Stern:
“Number one, the girl made it on her back fucking the president, we all know that, of the network. Number two, she’s fine, she’s ordinary. She’s not a genius. She’s an ordinary girl that was fucking somebody high up in the industry and they gave her a break and she’s doing okay.”
And even more so, Joan Rivers added:
“Whatever she is, she’s a drunk. I don’t wish her good luck, I don’t wish her bad luck. I don’t think she’s particularly funny. But don’t you come after me, you whore!”
It seems like this the feud and hatred between Chelsea Handler and Joan Rivers are on an infinite loop!