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Chelsea Handler parties in Southampton

Hamptons Magazine's Memorial Day cover star Chelsea Handler

Hamptons Magazine's Memorial Day cover star Chelsea Handler was feted at their Bing kick-off party at the new Southampton Social Club. (May 29, 2011) Photo Credit: Lee Fryd

The first stop in the Hamptons for the “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” author Chelsea Handler? Hamptons Magazine’s annual Memorial Day kick-off summer party.

Hosted by founder and Niche Media chairman Jason Binn, Hamptons publisher Debra Halpert and editor in chief Samantha Yanks, it was presented by Bing at the new Southampton Social Club.

Handler was ready to get her cover story issue party started, she told reporters, adding it was her first weekend in the East End. “I like it. It’s perfect for me,” she said.

Handler is hot. She’s put a new female face on late-night talk with her ratings grabber, “Chelsea Lately” on E! TV, also home to her scripted comedy series “After Lately,” appeared in films opposite Russell Brand in “Hop” and Reese Withspoon in “This Means War” (slated for winter), and is coming off successful book and stand-up tours. Her blunt, scathing tongue seemingly spares no one. But, has anyone ever complained? “Not that I know about,” she told Newsday, “but I think that if they did they would never really talk to me about it.”

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