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Chelsea Handler On Top After Signing Three Year Deal With E!

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These billboards for Chelsea Lately, which have sprung up in just about every Chicago neighborhood, portray a feisty woman with a whole lotta confidence. That’s perfect for Chelsea Handler, E!’s reigning talk show queen. Since 2006, “The Sharpest Tongue In Late Night” has been quietly building a devoted fanbase and solidifying her persona as Tinseltown’s leggiest, brashest, most sarcastic gossip hound. The new advertising muscle behind Chelsea Lately comes after the news that Handler has signed a lucrative three year deal with Comcast, the parent company of E! Entertainment Group. It’s no coincidence that she’s been dating network CEO Ted Harbert since 2007. In the following clip, Perez Hilton grills her on it:

In addition to her big E! deal, Sony Pictures is currently adapting her bestselling book Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea with Barry Sonnenfeld attached as a producer. Yep, Handler has come a long way since she started out on television as one of those nameless comedian talking heads on E!, The Tonight Show and VH1′s Best Week Ever.

Maybe she’ll even get to host The Tonight Show someday… like next month, if Conan’s ratings continue to fall!

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