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Chelsea Handler says she had an abortion at 16, slams teen pregnancy shows

May 25, 2011|Matt Donnelly | Los Angeles Times

Outspoken comic Chelsea Handler is opening up about her abortion at 16 -- and taking aim at reality shows that star pregnant teens.

Handler got the profile treatment in the New York Times recently, where she touched on her repeated attempts at a mainstream career. Chelsea decides she's too obnoxious to be a "media darling" like Tina Fey.

"People are too P.C.... We need to be focusing on other things. We're seeking out such grossness in human behavior ... '16 and Pregnant.' Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you're a teenager? Are you serious?"

"I had an abortion when I was 16," she continued. "Because that's what I should have done. Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid. Anyway, those are things that people shouldn't be dishonest about."

Handler also touches on her relationship with hotelier Andre Balazs. The Times writer pressed her about her public disclosure of relationships with TV honcho Ted Harbert and rapper 50 Cent. Will she be as open about Balazs?

"I won't be doing that with Andre," she said. "Obviously, you can't avoid that entirely, because I'm not a liar and I'm not going to lie about anything, really. But, yeah, I won't be discussing our personal life -- before, during or after our relationship."

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