NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Although Chelsea Handler is an accomplished comedian and actress, her performance so far as host of E! Network's new "Chelsea Lately" has been anything but stunning. The show, which occupies the late-night slot vacated by Howard Stern, has attracted advertisers including Subway, Nike, Yaz birth control pills, Suave shampoo and Coldstone Creameries. But, as Ad Age television editor Brian Steinberg details, the program's long-term prospects are not clear as Ms. Handler struggles to establish herself as the TV bitch queen of the celebrity media business.
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