9 Surprising Lessons from Chelsea Handler’s New Docu-series
We don’t know about you, but we’ve been waiting with bated breath for Chelsea Handler’s new Netflix docuseries, Chelsea Does, since, oh, we don’t know, August 26 2014: the day the last episode of her talk show, Chelsea Lately, aired on E! network. For seven years, we watched religiously as she poked fun at everyone from the Kardashians to Justin Bieber with her razor-sharp wit, launched a bevy of comedic talent (Whitney Cummings, Ross Mathews, Jen Kirkman) and made us all feel just a little bit better about those awful hangover days (groan!) Now, our favorite comedienne is back for your streaming pleasure with a four-part docu-series that covers topics from marriage to racism and just about everything in between. While it wasn’t quite what we were expecting, we have to say, we learned a lot. Read on for our top nine takeaways.
Never pigeonhole someone… least of all Chelsea.Chelsea: After Lately, well, you’d be wrong. This docu-series is a major departure from any project we’ve ever seen Chelsea tackle.
You can get married in a drive thru?no idea that the A Little White Chapel in Vegas (yes, the same one responsible for marrying Bruce Willis + Demi Moore, Frank Sinatra + Mia Farrow and Britney Spears + Jason Allen Alexander) has a drive-thru that you can actually wed in called the Tunnel of Love — the first of its kind in the world, according to owner Charolette Richards. Originally constructed in 1991 after Charolette noticed disabled clients struggling to exit their cars and enter the chapel, the tunnel has since become as iconic as the chapel itself. For $75, you can drive up (in your own vehicle, though special cars are also available to use for a fee) single and drive away as an officially married couple. Mind. Blown.
Your attention span is really short.goldfish’s, says Dr. Larry Rosen, professor of psychology at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Rosen tells Chelsea that due to an increasingly technological society, the attention span of an average person is down to just three minutes or less. Yikes!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!