Chelsea Handler Defends Her Angelina Jolie ‘Tirade’

'I've been making fun of Angelina Jolie since she made out with her brother,' comedienne joked on her talk show.

Perhaps it was a slow news day, but somehow the week kicked off amid widespread reports of Chelsea Handler bad-mouthing Angelina Jolie. At a stand-up performance over the weekend, Handler called out the Oscar-nominee for being a “homewrecker.”

That’s the sort of girl-vs-girl throw-down the Web gobbles up with glee. Handler, it seems, had just returned from vacation with her pal Jennifer Aniston — who, of course, was once married to Brad Pitt, before he went off and got together with Jolie — and came out swinging onstage. The comedy bit became Monday morning news fodder and delivered the rather entertaining sight of the ladies from “The View” discussing the incident alongside former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.

On Monday night, Handler responded to the supposed contretemps on her E! show, “Chelsea Lately.” “They were talking about me on ‘The View,’ talking about me and my Angelina Jolie tirade,” she said. “Can I just say that I’ve been making fun of Angelina Jolie since she made out with her brother?”

Did Handler go over the line, or is she guilty of nothing more than unfortunate, post-vacation timing? According to the comedian, she’s been popping off similar material for years. “That’s why she stole someone’s husband — because she’s hot and she has crazy sex and she cuts herself,” she said during the stand-up performance.

Whatever the case, the story took off and Handler took to her show to defend herself, declaring that she’s realized one thing from the situation. “If I’ve learned nothing from this, it’s to write new jokes,” she said.

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