Chelsea Handler: ‘I Didn’t Sleep my Way to The Top’
Posted by Adam
Monday April 23, 2012
CHELSEA Handler didn’t sleep her way to the top!
The Hollywood funny lady — who was dating then–Comcast executive Ted Harbert, who supervised the E! Network, when she got her big break — insists her career success is down to hard work.
“Ted Harbert is not responsible for me selling four books on the New York Times list,” Handler told America’s More magazine.
“He’s not responsible for me selling out arenas. All he did was recognize talent. He put Roseanne Barr on the air. He put Brett Butler on the air. This is a guy who notices female comedians, and he noticed me. You don’t get a TV show because you’re sleeping with someone. That’s when you get a walk-on role as, like, a female police officer.”
Handler then denied claimed she’s a “mess” because of alcohol — insisting she doesn’t actually drink that much.
“I don’t drink as much as I should—or as much as people think I do. Mondays through Wednesdays I try to take it easy, and then on the weekends I do whatever I want. It’s more for diet than the actual drinking thing. You can’t drink like that and expect to be in at least somewhat decent shape. I mean, I love to go out and drink and have fun with my friends. But I’m not a mess.”
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