CBS Responds to Rumors About Chelsea Handler THR
With sweeping changes in the works in late-night the rumor mill has been working overtime -- including speculation that Chelsea Handler has been in talks to take over the 12:30 a.m. spot on CBS.
But The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed, citing a rep for the network, reports that Handler and CBS are not in discussions about Handler becoming CBS's 12:30 host.
Handler, who currently hosts “Chelsea Lately” on E!, posted an Instagram photo of herself with a pile of papers, which included one with the CBS logo. The caption read, “Business meeting.”
“There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late-night broadcast,” a CBS spokesperson said in a statement to the publication. “Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group.”
Handler plans to leave E! after her contract expires at the end of 2014, the story notes. She has blamed the cable network for weak lead-ins and ratings declines, the piece adds.