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E! Announces Official End Date for Chelsea Handler’s Show

E! has confirmed that Chelsea Handler‘s late night show Chelsea Lately will officially end on August 26th, and will conclude with an hour-long special finale event.

In a statement, Handler said, “I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years. I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I’m glad I went.”

With 2014 turning into yet another year of late night transitions (and rampant speculation about said transitions), after it was announced Handler’s show would be coming to an end this year, rumors swirled about her replacing David Letterman and, once that slot was immediately filled, Craig Ferguson. CBS has so far denied the latter.

For her part, Handler has denied she is going to CBS and said just last month, “Everything that’s printed about me is a lie.”

[h/t TVLine]
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