Sean Penn 53, is making all the right moves when it comes to wooing his 38 year old girlfriend Charlize Theron. Charlize is a good friend of Chelsea Handler, so Sean arranged to take not only Charlize, but her mother Gerda and Gerda’s friend to see Chelsea’s standup performance of “Uganda Be Kidding Me” at the Forum. Charlize and Gerda are very close and Sean wants her mother to like him. Soon Sean and Charlize will be off to Africa where he will direct her in The Last Face with Javier Bardem. Charlize and Javier will play doctors who fall in love while doing humanitarian work in Africa. Frankly, we’re still not thrilled with this romance, but Sean IS keeping Charlize interested…
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Chelsea Handler has banned all of Bravo’s Real Housewives from appearing on her show Chelsea Lately. She even made it clear to Bravo’s Andy Cohen when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live that she wants nothing to do with the Housewives. “I’m not interested in anything they have to say.” Chelsea thinks the entire Housewives franchise is “sick” and “a terrible thing.” Apparently she’s not fond of vacuous, bickering women with to much plastic surgery.
Chelsea Handler KNOWS her boyfriend Andre Balazs is a handful, but she also knows he’s a great catch. The problem is, Andre owns hotels around the world and is constantly traveling, while Chelsea’s TV show is based in Los Angeles. It means they both have to compromise and fly somewhere to spend time together, which is okay with Chelsea as long as their efforts are both equal. Meaning: she won’t come running when he snaps his fingers, even if she WANTS to. Distance has split them up several times, but they are together now. Above, they’re strolling in New York and for some reason, Chelsea has no handbag.
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Last month Justin Theroux threw a birthday party for Jennifer Aniston on the roof of the Chateau Marmont hotel and there was one unreported guest who slipped in unnoticed: Gwyneth Paltrow. Who knew that she and Jennifer were friends? It’s quite interesting because Gwyneth was once engaged to Brad and they ended up splitting up. (She was accused of cheating) Anyway, we’re thinking Brad must have bored her and Brad has admitted that he was rather dull and sluggish while married to Jen and that’s why SHE wanted out. So it makes sense that years after the fact, Jen and Gwyneth might be friends. It’s likely that their mutual pal Chelsea Handler introduced them. We would LOVE to hear them compare notes on Brad. Of course, neither has ever said anything bad about him.
Thursday is becoming American Idol night at Ago restaurant in West Hollywood. Ryan Seacrest often dines there after the show with Randy Jackson and sometimes Simon Cowell. Jennifer Lopez was also seen there Thursday with about ten people including – of course- her boyfriend Casper Smart and also Chelsea Handler. Jen and Casper snuggled up while Chelsea kept the table laughing. It’s funny to think of Jennifer and Chelsea as buddies because health conscious Jennifer doesn’t drink at all and party girl Chelsea’s QUITE the opposite.
On one hand we like to think this nasty feud between Joan Rivers and Chelsea Handler is a clever publicity stunt to publicize the E! channel. But if it’s NOT, they should BOTH be ashamed. It’s difficult to tell who’s being more childish: Joan has a hot temper and she described Chelsea to Howard Stern as “a whore who slept her way to the top,” “not funny” and “a drunk.” She sounds jealous and resentful of Chelsea’s success. Chelsea dismissed Joan’s comments “What the f—do I care about Joan Rivers?” as if Joan is of no importance. Joan IS important- she’s a pioneer in the field of female comedians. Yes, she paved the way for women like Chelsea. Chelsea IS funny and she’s the first one to admit she drinks and slept with the boss. Both Chelsea and Joan are demeaning themselves with this petty behavior- don’t they know women must stick together? Get a grip, you two.
Perfect timing. Chelsea Handler and her boyfriend Andre Balazs just broke up and according to Deadline Hollywood, she has now signed a 25 million dollar deal with E! to continue her talk show Chelsea Lately, for two more years and develop new shows. Who has time to regret the loss of a boyfriend? This money is particularly astounding because the E! channel is notoriously cheap with their everyday staffers and secondary performers. We remember when we were doing The Gossip Show at E!, it took YEARS to get a $25 raise….
It’s no surprise that Chelsea Handler and her boyfriend hotel mogul Andre Balazs have gone their separate ways. Andre has a lot in common with George Clooney – he was married once, but prefers being single and socializing with the world’s most attractive women. And like George, he’s charming and generous and is considered a “great catch.” Uma Thurman dated him for a few years before she realized he was not marriage material. Chelsea, 36, dated Andre for almost a year so it was a long run but never had much of a future. We have a feeling they will sneakily get together a few more times before the split is final.
Ever since she started dating Andre Balazs, the owner of Chateau Marmont, Chelsea Handler has been getting VIP treatment at the Hollywood hotspot. The employees there are known for their haughty manners and one overdressed hostess attempted to seat Chelsea and her friends at an undesirable indoor table. Chelsea had a short conversation with the manager and was immediately led to the best table. The arrogant hostess was scolded, but not fired, and she won’t make THAT mistake again.
Chelsea Handler gained fame poking fun at celebrities on her E! show Chelsea Lately, but now she’s announced that she wants to do something more “important” and NOT celebrity-centered. Translation: She is BECOMING a celebrity herself, and wants to be accepted as one of the group. As long as she’s teasing and tormenting celebrities as part of her act, they will politely avoid her. Also her new boyfriend Andre Balazs, is tight with many celebrities who probably regard Chelsea with caution. Consequently, Chelsea is moving over to the other side….