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Chelsea Handler encourages people to pursue big dreams

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Chelsea Handler encourages people to pursue big dreams

Comedian Chelsea Handler thinks people shouldn't be afraid to make big plans for their careers and lives.

Chelsea has spoken openly about members of her family frowning on her decision not to go to college when she was younger and instead pursue a career in Hollywood.

But the self-made star, who has written five New York Times bestsellers including 2014's Uganda Be Kidding Me, feels once she started to accomplish her dreams she realised she made the right decision and now has the freedom to do whatever she likes.

"People think so small," the blonde star told Red magazine. "I think, 'Hey - buck up - you can make big plans if you're going to show up for them.'"

The 41-year-old also opened up about her documentary series Chelsea Does and why she chose to go the Netflix route, following the end of her E! show Chelsea Lately in August 2014 after screening over 1000 episodes.

Chelsea admits she was bored with late-night television and wanted to take back control of her career, when she was approached by the popular TV streaming service.

"I went, 'This is my life - let's make some interesting decisions rather than just collect my paycheck,'" she shared candidly, adding, "I didn't want to do another late night show. There are f**king 11 of them."

The New Jersey native, who has dated the likes of rapper 50 Cent, hotelier Andre Balaz and NBC President Ted Harbert, also revealed she enjoys dating but doesn't plan on settling down anytime soon.

"I'm so happy and independent that it's nice not to have a tether to anybody. And because you're not going to be single forever - men are coming in and out of our lives - it's nice to appreciate the time when you have no attachment," she smiled.

From May (16), Chelsea will begin presenting a new talk show on Netflix, which will stream three times a week and is expected to be a mix of news and satire.

- Cover Media