And no, not the fear that a next-level hammered Chelsea Handler would corner her in the Chelsea Lately staff breakroom and ask if she’d be willing to donate part of her kidney. Although I wouldn’t be totally surprised to learn that that was something that happened.
Heather McDonald, seen above in better times with Chelsea Handler, recently spilled some lukewarm tea about her former boss during a promo for her appearance on the podcast Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss (via NY Daily News). According to Heather, who wrote for Chelsea Lately and showed up on camera from time to time, working with Chelsea Handler gave her the kind of feeling usually reserved for a person waiting in line at Target on a Saturday morning with a full cart who just realized the Jack in the Box grande sausage breakfast burrito they just ate has turned on them and they’re about 0.6 seconds away from shitting their pants. That’s right, Heather had The Fear.
“I lived in fear, 100% lived in fear. I enjoyed my time there, I was happy, but something could happen and my heart would be beating and I’d be like ‘is this it?'”
“Her manager was on a red carpet and said Chelsea, the show, was ending this year. I think she’s a good person, I don’t agree with how she treats relationships in her life. I think she’s missing out by dumping people. When you’re in her life and you’re her friend, it’s the greatest thing. She makes you feel so special until you’re not.”
Heather’s full podcast interview will be released on Tuesday, so there’s a chance she might not be done coming for Chelsea. Or maybe that’s all she has to say about Chelsea, and the rest is dedicated to dragging Chuy and Chunk.
All I really know is that it’s a bad idea to talk shit about your former bosses. You never know when you might need to bother them for a reference letter. Although I’m not sure Chelsea’s idea of a reference “letter” (ie. a picture of Chelsea’s tits with the words “SURE, THUMBS UP, WHATEVER” scrawled across it in Sharpie) is the sort of thing you want to staple to your resume.