Don’t expect to see Chelsea Handler on one of the major networks! Before it was announced that Stephen Colbert would be replacing Dave Letterman next year, the E! star was rumored to be up for the job. Those reports were intensified by an Instagram photo, in which she was holding papers donning the CBS logo.
The Chelsea Lately host cleared up all those rumors, though, during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “I was in a meeting about something completely different,” she clarified. “I don’t check my photos at all. I would never go to CBS. With my mouth?! What would they do with me there?”
Chelsea added that she has no specific problem with CBS or The Late Show — she just doesn’t belong there. “I would never be on a regular network,” she explained. “I would never do that to my fans, or myself…or the network! I enjoy bad things, I’m a bad girl. Who wants to reel me in? I wouldn’t want to reel me in. That wouldn’t be good for anyone.”
The 39-year-old’s contract with E! will end after this season of Chelsea Lately, after eight years.