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Chelsea Handler explains her bizarre sex tape



Tbd-chelseahandler043010 If you're one of the 43 people who watch Chelsea Handler's late show Chelsea Lately on E!, you no doubt saw her respond to a RadarOnline report that she had a sex tape. You also probably were wondering just what she was thinking when she claimed the explicit bit was just a joke. 

The website broke the story this week that they possessed a VHS tape in which Handler is shown beginning a comedy routine, then cuts to a very graphic act that didn't make her stage show for obvious reasons. We'd describe it here, but you might be eating.

Handler addressed the issue directly Wednesday night after her rep Steven Huvane told RadarOnli it was "an old tape that was done for a stand up comedy bit." Chelsea explained that the tape was made 10 years ago when she was 23 and was sent out to get, uh, work.

"I would like to say to, thanks for ruining my surprise Christmas gift to my staff, and number two, it was made as a joke," she said. "I put it on an audition tape for a comedy club, because I'm a comedienne, and I've been showing it at birthday parties for (expletive) years!"

The site confirmed this was, in fact, an audition tape, but we really fail to see what bumping uglies on tape has to do with getting work in comedy clubs. But hey, she's the one with the basic cable TV show now.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:29am]


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