Chelsea Handler recently sat down with the Huffington Post to talk about just how exhausting it is to be friends with Jennifer Aniston, and about (briefly) her move to Netflix, with her tour, Uganda Be Kidding Me. It's just too much to friends with a celebrity as famous as Jennifer Aniston--Handler says:
"Everywhere I go, people ask me about Jennifer Aniston's wedding. Do you know what it's like to walk down a red carpet and [reporters] go 'When are Jen and Justin [Theroux] getting married?' like I'm in charge of that."
I would think that that's par for the course. Handler isn't that famous by herself. And what's more is that she and Jennifer actively promoted their friendship over the years. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but when Jennifer goes onto Chelsea's show to promote her films, both of them talk about their friendship. One of the last shows of Chelsea's that Jennifer went on (I think it was to promote We're The Millers) Chelsea made a joke (about a tabloid story that said Jennifer and Justin were nudists) about seeing Justin Theroux naked, and Jennifer responded that that's because Chelsea barges into 'places she's not supposed to be in'.
So it's really not hard to connect the dots. And Jennifer is friends with a lot of different celebs--I don't think I've ever heard them complaining about being asked questions about a different celeb. You deal with it. Tell the interviewer that you don't want to be asked any questions about your friends.
I find it ironic that she complains a lot about celebrities. She said that she got bored interviewing celebrities for her show (when she signed on with E! I'm not sure what she was expecting). She hates being asked questions about her celebrity friends. It's little (nothing even really worth 'bashing' her over), but I just find it so ironic.
But she said this, which is the only thing that she's ever said that I liked--
"This isn't a reason for leaving [my show], but if one more person asks me what it's like to be the only woman in late night. This is a good reason to stop being the only woman in late night, so I have to stop fielding the same idiotic question. Journalists sometimes ... they'll say, 'Do you think there's a lot of similarities between you and Sarah Silverman? Or Lena Dunham? Or whoever? Amy Schumer?' I'm like, 'No, we're just women. Just because we're women doesn't mean there are tons of similarities. Every single one of us is vastly different."
She's absolutely right. I hate the comparison between Lena Dunham and Tina Fey. There is no comparison. But they are compared, because they are both women. Their comedy isn't even the same, nothing in their backgrounds, how they made their name and career are the same, yet they are compared. Whatever.
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