Chelsea Handler's Not Taking Over 'The Late Late Show' So Pump The Brakes, Everyone
Isn't it funny how things most people would chalk up to coincidence, the media sometimes takes and turns into a story of "cryptic messages" and potential hypotheticals so they have something to talk about? Today's victim of such speculative shenanigans — seemingly de rigeur for modern news reporting at this point — is Chelsea Handler, who, with a single, silly tweet raised suspicions about a move to CBS that the eyeballs over at, well, the eyeball-fronted network have deemed untrue.
The Hollywood Reporter called the Instagram photo of a woman and her dog — where a piece of paper happens to have the CBS logo on it — a "cryptic message" when it was just meant to be a funny picture of Handler and her stupid-adorable dog Chunk.
"There are no discussions with Chelsea Handler regarding the network’s 12:30 late night broadcast," a CBS spokesperson said in a statement. "Her meeting with CBS yesterday was a general meeting with our syndication group."
Speculating on whether or not Handler might take the 12:30 a.m. slot currently inhabited by one of our favorite endearing funnyhumans, Craig Ferguson — particularly when he hasn't even announced that he's leaving or wants to leave — is just silly. Whoever ends up not working with Handler are clearly the only losers in this scenario — and a lot of people want to — so really the only things we need to take away from this are: 1.) sometimes a coincidence is just a coincidence, and 2.) Handler's dog is adorable.