Chelsea Handler has reportedly been in talks to front a syndicated daytime talk show when her contract for 'Chelsea Lately' comes to an end.
Chelsea Handler has been in talks to host a daytime show.
The 39-year-old presenter - who is to leave E! when her 'Chelsea Lately' contract ends - had sparked speculation she was to replace Craig Ferguson on 'The Late Show' on CBS after posting an Instagram picture of her holding papers branded by the network, but insiders insist she won't be taking on the 12.30am slot.
An official statement from CBS read: ''There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network's 12:30 late night broadcast.''
Instead, sources told the New York Post newspaper that she met with executives to discuss the possibility of a syndicated daytime talk show, following in the footsteps of the likes of Kris Jenner, Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper.
However, it seems the outspoken star could have jeopardised the plan with her social media posting.
An executive told the newspaper: ''Chelsea Handler is a pain in the butt.''
Chelsea's manager Irving Azoff recently revealed his client is inundated with offers of work for when her contract ends in nine months time.
He said: ''Chelsea intends to leave when her contract expires. She hired me to figure out her life after E! We have at least seven suitors and many ideas.''
Chelsea - who is believed to make around $9 million a year from the show - has previously voiced her concerns about the E! network and described it as ''a sad, sad place to live.''
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