E!’s late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler ripped into House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) last night on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Piers pressed Chelsea on what she’ll do next with her E! contract coming to a close. Will she renew? Move on?
Chelsea, who attended last weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, said she wanted to do something more serious than the light-hearted fare she has been dishing on her program with midget Chuy Bravo as her sidekick. (Sidenote: When she met President Obama, his first question was, “Where’s Chuy?”)
Piers, who had vodka martinis set out for them both throughout the show as a nod to her penchant for vodka and her book, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, tested out her “serious” chops and asked if there was a politician she didn’t like. Her unflinching, immediate response? Boehner. “Well, Boehner’s ridiculous,” she said. “He doesn’t even know what he’s doing or where he’s working. Forget his emotions, let’s talk about the rest of him.”
A Republican close to Boehner remarked, “It sounds like the vodka was there for Chelsea last night.”