After news of it became public, Handler said on Chelsea Lately the tape "was made as a joke" more than 10 years earlier, adding, "I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club, because I'm a comedienne, and I've been showing it at birthday parties for fucking years." In a 2011 interview in The New York Times, Handler revealed that she had an abortion when she was 16, saying she had the procedure "because that's what I should have done. Anyway, those are things that people shouldn't be dishonest about." Handler was a vocal supporter of the 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and was critical of her opponent Donald Trump.
"I would like a healthy mix of everything that goes on around the world, mixed with interesting stuff in our country.The announcement was surprising to many, including MTV representatives, who claimed that the final decision was unexpected.The event took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12, 2010. After more than 1,000 episodes, the final episode of Chelsea Lately aired on August 26, 2014.L., The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, and The Practice. and Scarborough Country, as well as a correspondent on The Tonight Show.She hosted the first episode of the reality TV show On the Lot, but quit before the second episode aired, saying later that she left, "Because I smelled the disaster happening before it did." The show, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, was a competition for aspiring filmmakers vying for a chance at stardom. Handler was replaced by former Robin & Company entertainment anchor, Adrianna Costa.She also signed a three-book deal with the imprint, the first of which is called Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me, where her coworkers and family members discuss their experiences with Handler, which was released in May 2011 and also hit the top of the bestseller list.In July 2010, during a tour stop in Salt Lake City, Handler took part in the "I Am Equal" Photo Documentary project in memory of her mother, Rita, who died from complications of cancer.On September 8, 2008, it was announced that ABC would be turning In The Motherhood into a series starring Jessica St. It's Me, Chelsea, which aired from January 11 to March 28, 2012.On May 11, 2012, the network canceled it after only one season.Handler appeared on one of the two covers for the December 2009 edition of Playboy.Inside the magazine, Handler posed for a non-nude pictorial.