Chelsea Handler showed us a new side of her media brand-ness last night on the premiere of the NBC (CMCSA) sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? The standup comic/late-night TV host/best-selling author/rising-star entrepreneur plays main character Chelsea's pregnant and proper sister on the show.
Let's be clear, this is not Handler's fantasy life. At the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in October, Arianna Huffington tried her best to convince Handler of the joys of motherhood. (Huffington, who heads the AOL (AOL) Huffington Post Media Group, has two daughters.) Handler, who seems focused on conquering the media universe, had zero interest. Still, these two MPW, who had never met before the Summit, hit it off and turned out to share plenty in common. Here are Handler and Huffington on mothers, meditation and managing stress:
Click here for the full transcript of Handler and Huffington's conversation at the 2011 MPW Summit.
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It was a riot having Chelsea Handler at last week's Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Handler, whose business is media (two talk/reality programs on E!, a primetime sitcom coming soon to NBC (CMCSA), a growing stack of best-selling books), conducted a sharp and funny interview with another well-known media entrepreneur: Arianna Huffington, the queen of content at AOL (AOL). Handler also met Gloria Steinem at the Summit and invited the MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 14, 2011 1:05 PM ET
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