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Curl up with a cocktail, readers. “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea” by Chelsea Handler

First of all, let’s take a moment to laugh at the title. What a funny spin on Judy Blume’s “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Okay, now on to the review.

It is a collection of memories and experiences of her younger life. Topics include sex, red-headed men, sibling rivalry, her short stay in prison, obsession with midgets and the effects of drinking vodka. Hilarious! There are very few books that make me laugh throughout, and this one hit the jackpot.

You probably know Chelsea Handler from her late night show on the E! network,”Chelsea Lately.” Honestly, her live acts and shows never really caught on with me since I’m more into dry humor (Alexa Chung and Demitri Martin, anyone?). For whatever reason, however, her offensive, racial and often harsh jokes in her novel translate better for me through print than through her acts. Well, bring it on! She really lets loose in words, yet her novel doesn’t rub off as trying too hard. Chelsea Handler does have a way with words.

-Vania Myers

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On Chelsea Lately this week, Chelsea interviewed Taylor Momsen: the “angry”, used-to-be good, but now self-proclaimed “bad ass.” I’m just going to vent real quick. Dear Taylor Momsen, there is a reason why you were kicked off of Gossip Girl, as well as for why people don’t like you. You’re angry and bitter about your parents throwing you into the acting business as a kid, so you act out and flash your tits at seventeen years old, chain-smoke, and wear eye make-up that makes you look like road kill. It wouldn’t surprise me if you and Kristen Stewart were best friends. Neither one of you knows how to be pleasant.

On the show, Taylor talked about her new album for her band: “The Pretty Reckless”, called: “Light Me Up.” Classy, right? Wrong. The cover features a child in a leather jacket holding up a lighter.  She talks on the show about how she wanted the kid to actually be lighting up her cigarette, but everyone was completely opposed to the idea, as they should be. Taylor seemed to be confused as to why they were questioning her idea, which doesn’t surprise me in the least bit. I’m not going to lie. I probably would have given the album a listen if it weren’t for seeing the cover. I think it’s completely inappropriate. I mean, it’s one thing to be a “bad-ass”, but there is such a thing as responsibility. She was on Gossip Girl, a show that targets teenage girls. They’re obviously familiar with Momsen’s character from when she was actually on the show, so they should also be familiar with her band’s new album. What a role model… The part that kills me is that Chelsea told Momsen she was “sweet.” Dear Chelsea, I love you and all… but I think you’ve been smoking a bit too much. If you’re into bad role models, you can give the album a listen. I won’t discredit her music. Apparently some of it is actually good, but that’s not to say the girl doesn’t need church. She should be a regular.

-Julie Fuino

Tucker Max's words are infiltrating the minds of all ages--including his three-year-old soon. Uh oh.

Tucker Max's words are infiltrating the minds of all ages--including his three-year-old soon. Uh oh.

From crazy rants to drunken texts from last night to “I just made myself a bagel and schmear,” start off your week with “What the Tweet?”

Chelsea Lately: The Hills starts tonight, I’d watch but I have plans to stay home and put my hand in a blender5:48 PM Sep 29th from web

Seriously, My Horizontal Life and Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea both made me laugh so hard I thought I needed an inhaler. Chelsea “midget fetish” Handler is comic genius.

thedailybeast Crossdressing Politicians: An Ohio mayor just lost his election after being photographed in a bra and panties. .. http://bit.ly/HFd2W about 1 hour ago from twitterfeed

Oh Eric Brewer, how could you be so dumb? Did you really think that no one would find these? And Check out these other cross dressing politicians.

Tucker Max’s three-year-old is reading daddy’s book, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell. Learning to take his womanizing advice already? Uh oh…

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