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Chelsea Handler Reportedly Had Exec FIRED From Netflix Show After 'Butting Heads'

Chelsea Handler Fires Netflix Show Executive Producer
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Jun. 2 2016, Published 4:06 p.m. ET

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Only nine episodes into her new Netflix series, Chelsea, one of Chelsea Handler's executive producers and showrunner, Bill Wolff, exited the show  — but it wasn't an amicable parting!

As reported, Netflix released an official statement from Handler about the matter on Friday, which read: "I'm grateful that Bill was part of the pioneering effort to get Netflix's first talk show off the ground."

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But according to Page Six, Wolff's departure came only after Handler had him booted from the show!

Sources say that Handler, along with her senior supervising producer, Sue Murphy, had been "butting heads" with Wolff in recent weeks.

"Chelsea had Sue fire him, and they agreed to put out mutual statements being nice," the insider told Page Six.

"But Bill and Chelsea had totally different ideas and can't stand each other," the source continued.

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As has reported, Handler has had some challenges in dealing with colleagues in the past. Back in January, she became embroiled in a back-and-forth feud with Heather McDonald, who claimed that she'd "lived in fear" of Handler when she was a part of her E! show, Chelsea Lately.

"It was hard," McDonald said at the time. "Never being promoted...If a new writer came on, they got the same thing as I did. That part bugged me."

Wolff did not return the publication's requests for comment.



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