Chelsea Handler is famous for her jokes, snippy comments and remarks about anyone and everyone. She is not afraid of saying what she and everyone else feels regarding celebrities regardless of how harsh her words could be.
Those harsh words though seemed to land her in trouble with the company that produces her show, Comcast.
Chelsea was telling a joke about Today show weatherman, Al Roker, regarding his experience he just shared where he pooped in his pants while at the White House years ago after having weight loss surgery.
Chelsea took that story and used it to basically make fun of Matt Lauer, The Today Show’s co-host and said while talking about Al’s crappy situation;
“This isn’t the first time a ‘Today’ show cast member was in the news about this sensitive subject. For years it was common knowledge that Matt Lauer spent every morning [s – – ting] all over Ann Curry.”
While Chelsea and the viewers found it funny, Comcast who owns E!, the station Handler appears on and NBC, the station that Today is on, were not amused.
A source close to the show said this;
“Chelsea and her writers were warned to lay off Matt, They don’t want them making more fun of Matt and the Ann Curry situation right now.”
Lauer has taken a lot of heat ever since Ann Curry was replaced by Savannah Guthrie, and there were rumors that Lauer wanted Curry gone and was the reason she left.
Al Roker has joked about the way Lauer was to Curry on air before and Handler has also made remarks towards Lauer in the past for the way he treated Meredith Vieira.
Handler was also supposed to appear on Today last year but cancelled due to food poisoning, yet appeared on Jimmy Fallon that night and said she lied about food poisoning, and made a joke about Today’s Hoda Kotb and Kathy Lee Gifford.
E! has sad that Handler was not asked to stop Lauer jokes and Handler has not responded to calls regarding the situation.
Reps for Today chose not to comment.
Whether true or not, it seems that Handler is not fond of Matt, or The Today show in general.
Al Roker has commented on the issue, only to say he is surprised that his poopy story has become such a viral sensation.
Guess we will have to see if Handler listens and lays off Lauer, for some reason, I do not think she will.
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