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.

Posted by Janet on January 25, 2012

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  1. By Peter Edwards
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Joan is a big talent … Chelsea is an unfunny bimbo. She’s glamorized booze and makes no bones about sleeping her way to wherever she is.
    Joan is a pioneer in comedy. Look up to her Chelsea, respect her and whats she done for female comics. Because without her you’d be turning tricks on Santa Monica Blvd.

  2. By Walt Cliff
    On January 25, 2012 at

    The two are a great deal a like. I can see where these two would butt heads. Still, I suspect this is just generating media attention for both of them.

  3. By hello
    On January 25, 2012 at

    When was fug Chelsea a comedian? Where is the pic of the president? I want to see what he looks like. Oh wait!!! I know when the waitress at the hotel said who when she thought she was big pimping with the hotel guy.

    She thought she diss 50, the hotel Guy gave her karma back. Ha.

  4. By Bluejay
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Joan is the queen of comedy and classy to boot. Chelsea is humorous to a small segment audience.

  5. By Frankly My Dear
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Joan is quick witted, Chelsea not so much, she is always stumbling over her words.

    And Janet you’re the biggest woman hater ever, always tearing them up for being fatsos, like star jones and khloe k

  6. By Walt Cliff
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Quotes From Joan Rivers:

    On being single:

    •I was the last girl in Larchmont, NY to get married. My mother had a sign up: ‘Last Girl Before Freeway.’

    •A girl, you’re 30 years old, you’re not married—you’re an old maid. A man, he’s 90 years old, he’s not married—he’s a catch.

    •A man can sleep around, no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she’s a tramp.

    •I spit on education. No man will ever put his hand up your dress looking for a library card.

    On marriage:

    •Trust your husband, adore your husband, and get as much as you can in your own name.

    •Every woman in this room tonight: Think like a second wife. You grab and you take. You grab and you take. And when you die, whatever you got out of him you have buried on you. If the next bitch wants it, make her dig for it.

    •When you first get married, they open the car door for you. Eighteen years now…once he opened the car door for me in the last four years—we were on the freeway at the time.

    On gay marriage:

    •Gay marriage—I am so against it because all my gay friends are out. And if they get married, it will cost me a fortune in gifts.

    On love:
    •My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks.

    •Don’t talk to me about Valentine’s Day. At my age, an affair of the heart is a bypass!

    On sex:
    •I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was, ‘The man goes on top and the woman underneath.’ For three years, my husband and I slept in bunk beds.

    •My sex life is so bad, my G-spot has been declared a historical landmark.

    •I have no sex appeal, which kills me. The only way I can ever hear heavy breathing from my husband’s side of the bed is when he’s having an asthma attack.

    •My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.

    •The nice thing about Viagra is that they are proving men can go blind on it, so you can gain weight and have a great sex life.

  7. By Muffie
    On January 25, 2012 at

    By Frankly My Dear, I agree with you. Chelsea doesn’t only stumble on her words, she slurs them a lot too. As in piss ass drunk slurring.

    She is too arrogant and cruel for my taste. She is like driving past a car accident, you cant resist looking but you feel bad about it afterwards. She thinks making fun of Chuy, her sidekick, is funny! Chuy laughs, she laughs, everyone laughs, but she should remember that Chuy is being paid to be made fun of. It really isn’t, it’s just plain mean.

  8. By Walt Cliff
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Chelsea Handler Quotes:

    •“I think we can all agree that sleeping around is a great way to meet people.”

    •“Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with some one long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.”

    •“I went out with a guy who once told me I didn’t need to drink to make myself more fun to be around. I told him, I’m drinking so that you’re more fun to be around”•

    “I can remember my first one-night stand like it was yesterday. Well, maybe not the first. Or the second… or the fifth. I’ll just begin with what I can remember and not concern myself with order.”

    “My tendency to make up stories and lie compulsively for the sake of my own amusement takes up a good portion of my day and provides me with a peace of mind not easily attainable in this economic climate.”

    “Then a homeless man with a dog approached us and put his hand out. This happens to be something that I have a real problem with: homeless people with pets who approach you for food when they have a perfectly delicious dog standing right there?”

    “Paris Hilton is going on a goodwill mission to Rwanda. It’s the first time an entire Third World country will have to get immunizations for a visitor.”

    “My negotiation skills are are on par with George Bush’s reading ability. And just like Dubya, every time I’ve tried to put forth an effort, I am reminded that my only true strength lies in drinking.”

    “Vomit and feces are two reason I have decided not to procreate.”

  9. By the analyst
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Yes, I believe Joan has it exactly right! Chelsea is unfunny, vulgar,lewd, tasteless and stupid! Oh,did I mention unfunny? I watched her show a few times and couldn’t believe how boring, nonsensical and unfunny it was.I can’t understand why she is still on T.V.! I love Joan’s sense of humour. Joan always shows a very quick wit,and I’m not offended. I can always count on her to make me laugh. Some of Joan’s stuff is a little risque too, But I thoroughly enjoy her. Joan has worked hard to get where she is. The other one….um….well….

  10. By Kitty
    On January 25, 2012 at

    I hate Chelsea. Like many others, I have no idea how or why she’s on TV. On the other hand, I find Joan Rivers very funny most of the time.

  11. By Hillary's Duff
    On January 25, 2012 at

    The only reason the offensive Chelsea Handler is on your television is because she is Jewish.

  12. By forrest gump
    On January 25, 2012 at

    what did you expect?
    ………THEY’RE AMERICANS, folks!!

  13. By Mel Zipskin
    On January 25, 2012 at

    F that drunken coke WHORE Chelsea!!!

    Joan is the FEMALE DON RICKLES!! She’s the MAN a legend! She is an INSULT COMIC.

    Chelsea is a dragged out ancient looking SLUT who SLEPT HER WAY TO THE TOP!

    Score 100×100 MISS JOAN RIVERS

    Score 0×0=0 that slag whatsherface!

  14. By Frankly My Dear
    On January 25, 2012 at

    I don’t dislike Chelsea, but poor girl is not funny. On the other hand my Joan has provided me with years of laughter. I remember discovering her when I was very young and watching her on tv, I had to know who that woman was, she is terrific and I petitioned E! To bring her back and do fashion police because she is honestly the best at that job, her daughter is dull and not very attractive and really the only thing I don’t like about Joan. But Joan is like a classic Chanel jacket. I love her and I loved her documentary released last year.

    Joan is my favorite comic, male or female, I have followed her career since I was a little girl, I have read her books; she interests and fascinates me but Chelsea, her “comedy” is yawn worthy, once in a while she might say something funny but she just reminds me of the type of girl that says things, because she thinks guys will like it, it’s boring and there just isn’t any comparison. Joan is still miles ahead of all the other comediennes that have come before her or after her.

  15. By cal
    On January 25, 2012 at

    I love JOan, CHelsea not so much – I don’t know why she is on tv.

  16. By Mel Zipskin
    On January 25, 2012 at

    Walt, dude thanks for the Joan quotes we are cracking up over here!

  17. By Strom
    On January 26, 2012 at

    2 very skanky jews.

  18. By Denise
    On January 26, 2012 at

    Walt’s post reminds me how funny Joan Rivers can be. I only wish she didn’t have some much plastic surgery as she is almost unrecognizable.

    Love her on Fashion Police.

  19. By Anon1
    On January 26, 2012 at

    I guarantee you that Joan is not jealous of this piece of white trash, lol, that is funny… she could buy Chelsea Handler..Joan is the hardest working woman in show business she has NOTHING to prove to ANYONE she simply said what needed to be said about Chelsea, the truth! she is not afraid of Chelsea like half of Hollywood is

  20. By chris
    On January 26, 2012 at

    “Demean themselves”…really, they don’t have much lower to go when they are the bottom of the barrel.
    Being funny is a rare talent in very intelligent people.
    Being a political hack, vulgar, and mean spirited bully is not comedic talent.

  21. By Walt Cliff
    On January 26, 2012 at

    I have been a fan of Joan Rivers for many years. I’ve seen her in person a couple of times too (back in the 70′s) and she was really kind to fans (at least back then she was). I’m a tall lanky fellow and I remember thinking how tiny she was.

    One of the things I find interesting about Chelsea Handler is her rough exterior in appearance and vocabulary. She’d be the type that one could knock back a few beers with after work and have a few laughs just like one of the guys. She is kinda pretty but not overly attractive or sexy. She doesn’t seem to make any excuses for herself nor feel the need to either.

    There have been times that I have switched over to her (Handler’s) show and watched a few minutes and just not get a “feel for it” or some times I just find it struggling to be funny or just plain silly. A couple of times when I was in a really crappy mood, I watched it and seemed to enjoy it. Evidentally, I relate better to her show when I in the foulest of moods. lol

  22. By MandyK
    On January 26, 2012 at

    Joan is a class act!!Chelsea jumped the shark!!!

  23. By Indy
    On January 26, 2012 at

    Have never watched Chelsea, don’t have cable. Glad for this, ’cause she sounds baaaad.

  24. By Frankly My Dear
    On January 26, 2012 at

    Just checking this thread again and it’s pretty unanimous that everyone is in favor of Joan!

    So Chelsea, it’s more like why does anyone give an F*** about you?

    They don’t. But I’m not hating girl, if someone is dumb enough to pay you or jersey shore cast or those kartrashians, I say take the money and run laughing all the way to the bank.

  25. By jj
    On January 27, 2012 at

    My take on this. Chelsea is Aniston’s BFF. This is my take on how this started…

    Chelsea: “Jenn, my career stinks. I get no publicity!”

    Jenn: “You need an Angelina! Her and I are making MILLIONS from our public fight! You need an nemesis!”

    Chelsea: “Duh. Why did I not think of that? Thanks Jenn!”


    Jenn: ‘Joan Rivers?? Really, Chelsea? I go away for a holiday and this is what happens! WTF were you thinking? Now you are a laughing stock! We are no longer BFFs You should have picked someone hotter than you so you could get all the sympathy votes!! Now you just look like a beeetch. How stupid!’

  26. By jj
    On January 27, 2012 at

    *That did NOT happen by the way. Just my imagination!*

    Sorry for double posting but I wanted to clear that up!

    I love writing and complaining. xxoo

  27. By Lauren
    On January 27, 2012 at

    Joan Rivers JEALOUS of Chelsea Handler??? That’s hilarious. Joan Rivers is an icon who has been in show biz for over 30 years. She works her ass off and is HILARIOUS and respectful to both her fans and to people in general. Chelsea Handler is exactly what JR says she is and more. She’s addicted to coke and vodka and slept her way to where she is now and looks like her face is about to cave in. Oh, and she’s not ONE bit funny. Oh, and she’s rude and horrible to other people. Joan Rivers is in a class all her own that would never include Chelsea hello have some more coke and vodka.

  28. By Mel Zipskin
    On January 28, 2012 at

    @Lauren Joan Rivers has been doing comedy since the 1960′s!! Thats 50 years. CH is a johnny come lately this years Sarah Silverman, yeh what ever happened to HER?

  29. By Lola
    On January 28, 2012 at

    I can’t stand either.

  30. By Kitty
    On January 28, 2012 at

    Sarah Silverman is a disgusting raunchy pig.

  31. By Mel Zipskin
    On January 28, 2012 at

    Of course I agree with you @Kitty. I loathe Sarah Silverman cause her whole act is ripped off from the comedy great Lenny Bruce!

  32. By Strom
    On January 29, 2012 at

    CC JR and SS are very loud mouth jews and were it not for this would never have gotten off square 1.

    Its amazing that people would pay but the entertainment community is tight knit and takes care of many a hebe!

  33. By Noblecascade
    On January 29, 2012 at

    I learned in the 2008 election with Hilary. Women DO NOT stick together.

  34. By reliantrobin
    On February 22, 2012 at

    Amen, Noblecascade! I mean, I loved Hillary Clinton, but a ton of other women seemed to be all for ganging up on her at any given opportunity. Which sucks. The country wouldn’t be in dire straits these days if Hillary were president. :(

    As for this little feud — the major difference between the two is that Joan Rivers has actually been funny before in the past. Sure, she may have deteriorated in quality over the last 20 years, but at least she had a period of time (a LONG one — almost 30 years!) when she was red hot and an insanely talented comedian. Chelsea Handler is a spoiled rich bitch who thinks she can be funny by mimicking the behavior of the “mean girls” who caused quite a lot of us great consternation in middle and high schools. Except most of the rest of us have grown up since then and recognize how evil and immature those “mean girls” were. No one with any taste or sense in their brains likes Chelsea. She is odious and needs to fade away. Far, far away. Oh, and Chelsea making fun of Joan is like Justin Bieber making fun of Stevie Wonder. For real.

  35. By Leo
    On February 22, 2012 at

    It’s a good thing that these two women think that they are funny, because I can tell them both something that they may Not want to believe. One of them is ugly, and the other one is extremely gruesome!!


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