With Jennifer being dragged into the gossip fray, despite having divorced Brad 12 years ago, her pal Chelsea has been quick to leap to her defence. As Chelsea explains now, with a smile on her face: Though she may not be a household name in Britain yet, in Hollywood she is known as its most outspoken female talk-show host.
While most talk-show hosts are unequivocally sycophantic towards their guests, Chelsea veered rather magnificently in the opposite direction. She once enquired of the generously proportioned singer Nicki Minaj: Though Chelsea may not be a household name in Britain yet, in Hollywood she is known as its most probing talk-show host In , she made a highly publicised move from E!
Friendly and chatty, she displays none of the scariness for which she is renowned. I ask the questions that are of interest to me and they tend to interest other people, too. Anyone worth their salt is never too scared to appear on the show. The British have a very dry sense of humour, which I love.
Chelsea with former flames E! I want people from different countries to come over here. He introduced himself at a restaurant in LA about ten years ago. She tells a story of how she once asked her mother for a packed lunch for school, only to discover that her mum had given her two raw eggs. My mum turned to her religion [she was a Mormon who had converted to Judaism], while my father tried to sue everyone who was with my brother on the hike.
He wanted someone to be culpable. I acted up all the time. There then followed her late-night comedy talk show Chelsea Lately, and since then, she has barely paused for breath. One wonders, given her somewhat abrasive humour, whether she thinks men are scared of funny women?
My first serious boyfriend [Peter] was British and we were together for two years. British men are better dressed, have a better sense of humour and can drink at lunch and go back to work, which I respect. I mostly work out with my trainer Ben Bruno. I drink a lot of vodka. Would you ever consider plastic surgery? Sometimes they get way too big.
What are you currently watching? Lots of documentaries about civil rights. Olivia Colman is one of the best. Your most treasured possession? She also dated Ted Harbert, her boss at E! Take a look at my pillow. And I want women to succeed [she has frequently promoted female comics on her shows, including American writer Whitney Cummings, whose series 2 Broke Girls airs on E4]. It was always men who responded to me and said: Women need to support women more.
We all slept in the hospital for the last week of her life. It was too scary for her to watch my stand-up — she could only watch it [on tape] after it had happened. Mum was German and she loved brie and liverwurst and, one time when I was with Ted, we had some in our house. Work is my child and my closest relationship.
I do just want to have fun!