Netflix Close To A New Deal With Chelsea Handler
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.28.2014
After she leaves E!...
The New York Post reports that Netflix is close to a deal with Chelsea Handler for a new show.
A source said: "Handler has a deal with Netflix, but the format is to be decided."
She caused some problems a few weeks ago when she was on Howard Stern's satellite-radio show and took some shots at E!. She also said that she thought Netflix would be a good place for a new job. Netflix doesn't have any live programming like a talk show and denied the rumors at the time.
Handler has said she will leave E! (owned by NBCUniversal) as host of Chelsea Lately when her contract expires at the end of the year. She called it a "sad, sad, place to live."
She added: "They don't know what they're doing [at E!]. They have no ideas. It's a failure."