Chelsea Handler has admitted that the reason she walked away from her E! talk show Chelsea Lately was because she had become bored of talking about the same celebrities and scandals over and over.
Specifically, she tired of interviewing and talking about Justin Bieber and the Kardashians.
The 39-year-old revealed, “To be quite honest I don’t really care about Justin Bieber and I don’t want to talk about him anymore. In order to make that happen I had to just stop doing my show. Straight away.”
“I’ve had seven years of being on the show but I was just kinda over it and tired and I have a really proper new exciting project which will be announced in the next two weeks which I’m super happy about,” she added. “‘I’m excited more than anything about that.”
She cleared up the rumours too, “I’m not doing CBS Late Late [taking over from Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show]. Anything being rumoured is not what I’m doing. I’m going to do a show. It will be a refresh situation, a little bit more mindful and a little bit more interesting for me and my viewers.”
“I think if you participate in the celebrity world then you don’t really have a choice but to be involved in the drama,” she explained.
“You end up getting so into the mix that it changes the topics of the day. You can sit around and complain about all that s**t and the Kardashians all day but if you’re participating in it then what can you do? It really didn’t feel great doing the show and the only way to sort things out was to extricate myself from the entire situation.”
She will travel around Europe, Asia, “wherever the wind blows me…then it will be time to start up a new kind of show,” she added, “Now I want to do things differently. I want to talk to people who are going to educate me; politicians, medical professionals and people with real human interest stories. I want to talk to people who have changed the course of the world. Inventors, invaders and people who have been doing exciting stuff.”