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She is open about her determination to front a late-night chat show on a mainstream network, to take her place alongside David Letterman and Leno, to whom she was playfully rude when she appeared on his show (he still gave her a horse as a gift). I’d rather it not have happened, but I’m not going to cry about it. I grew up very quickly because of my brother dying and because I was the youngest.” Her parents let her be, but at 16, one of her sisters “told me to get my s*** together, that I was really smart and had a lot to offer, that it was fine if I didn’t want to go to college, but it was time to take responsibility for my life.In her three books – all New York Times bestsellers () – we read of Handler’s love of dwarves (her screen sidekick, Chuy, is one), her spell in jail, her boozing and her “f***ed-up relationship” with her “mentally retarded” father. Honestly, if I had it in my possession, I’d play it on my show.” From the get-go she has done it in her own, uniquely rampaging way. She was right.” At 19, Handler went to Los Angeles – she wanted to start her showbusiness career and went to auditions while inevitably becoming a waitress.She must have been frustrated.” Now that his daughter is a household name, her father “thinks he’s a celebrity. “Her look said it all: ‘Throw away the ice cream.’ I don’t think my family thought I knew what was happening. We’re like, ‘She’s DYING.’ He’s like, ‘I’ve got to go and show a car, I’ll be back in a couple of hours.’” Handler says she feels her mother’s presence.He tells me he can’t go to the market any more, that people are coming up and approaching him, and I’m like, ‘Well, how are you introducing yourself? “I went house- hunting with a friend yesterday, a medium, James Van Praagh, and he said, ‘Your mother’s standing right over there and she says happy birthday.’ It was my mum’s birthday that day.” Everything is parlayed into a story to tell, if not a joke.Nobody cares about you.’” Handler says Melvin tried to charge her ,000 to use the rights to a story about him for her latest book. Handler even suggests in her latest book that he’s incestuously drawn to her on occasion. We’re close in the fact that he’s my dad, but I wouldn’t say I have a ton of respect for him. ’ I’ve never spoken to this guy and don’t want to meet him. For example, her book about one-night stands may lead you to think she’s had lots of them. “I’ve never been shy talking about sex, but just talking about it insinuates you’re having a lot of it, so people think you’re promiscuous.“I said, ‘All the rights are mine because you’re my father and it happened and my brothers and sisters will corroborate the story,’ and he said, ‘Well, I could sue you if you publish something about my private life without my permission.’ I said, ‘Well, fine, then sue me, because you’d have to borrow money from me to sue me and I’m not going to give you that.’” This is said, like everything else, in a flat, neutral way. I wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to him – he does that on his own – but he’s embarrassed us his whole life and after my mother died [of cancer, four years ago] he took it to another level.” She laughs and says last year the siblings discovered they had a brother none of them knew about, the result of a relationship their father had before meeting their mother. He only called because he wanted my dad’s health history. I would never confide in him about anything, because I think he is too much of a joke of a human being. In the one-night stands book, only about eight come to fruition.But he’s still our father.” It’s tricky to ascertain how affectionate this derision actually is. I wish I had a sex drive right now because honestly I have not.In the new book, the family contemplates finishing him off by euthanasia. “What’s sadder are the memories he’s left us with in the past ten years. He’s a really bright guy, but he’s a class-A narcissist. I have none, probably because my last relationship was so annoying, it took it out of me.
They had a whirlwind romance and married, she says, “and had all these kids and then you grow old and realise you don’t f***ing like the person you’re with. “The older kids always took care of the younger kids. He was like a voice of reason.” She recalls the moment she heard the news, returning with ice creams to the family’s holiday home in Martha’s Vineyard and seeing her mother looking stricken on the stairs. They were so upset, I wanted to be strong.” His death “totally” devastated her parents, she recalls. I don’t think my dad was ever the same after that, and rightfully so.” But in true Handler style, she finds a wry payoff: when Chet died, her brother Roy became the eldest sibling. “He’s definitely not the ‘eldest’,” she says, rolling her eyes. Being in prison [very briefly, for driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest] was f***ing horrible but two weeks later… “She was so weak and, in the ambulance, there was my father insisting, ‘She’s fine, just bring her home.’ Dad was such a selfish asshole.The books have turned into a publishing sensation, sitting at the top of the bestseller charts for months. A sex tape, that contemporary badge of celebrity, emerged earlier this year, which Handler characteristically made a joke out of by saying the revelation had ruined a planned Christmas surprise for her staff. Her mother, Sylvia, was Mormon, her father, Melvin, Jewish. She started doing stand-up aged 21, then at 23 “really got into it” when she broke up with a boyfriend “and suddenly had a ton of material”.Growing up in New Jersey, the youngest of six children, Handler was a “compulsive liar” – and some of these lies are very funny, such as telling her school peers she had a part in a movie alongside Goldie Hawn – but she claims the stories she tells in her books are all true. I try to make fun of everything, though.” Her brothers and sisters are mocked mercilessly. Her break came in a prank show called , then she became a talking head on a series of shows on E!Handler stays at her desk, tip-tapping away at her computer (she apologises for being “distracted”) while ruminating on why having children is a no-no, and the likelihood of mainstream success.“It will happen,” she says, with certainty rather than arrogance.