Chelsea: Sex in Space – Michael Sheen and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Chelsea Handler Netflix

Today on Chelsea “Don’t tell me to smile” Handler’s Netflix talkshow the subject was sex. In space, on television, “Masters of Space” and obsession with an ex’s possessions. Michael Sheen talked his Showtime series and Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about space.

To open, Chelsea talks about her “sex” book “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands” (published in 2005) very briefly. It is used as an intro to her assistants asking for sex advice.

This segment included audience participation as Andy, Rob and Cat asked questions that ranged from a dating scenario to “breaking a guy’s bits.” (According to an audience member, this can happen and in his case resulted in surgery.) Amusingly Cat confessed she never expected to get such a detailed answer.

Sheen was first up and he admitted that there was nothing wrong with his d*ck.  Michael mentioned that he had diarrhea and Chelsea had to explain it was a joke. This all comes, she said, from Sheen dating Sarah Silverman.

Michael explained how he and Sarah started dating; they were mutually set up by a friend.

The Welsh actor got to plug Masters of Sex and the show’s fourth season.  He gives a recap of the show and a preview of what is going on this year.  They spoke about acting, character arcs and that Sarah is on the show.

Sheen also spoke about his relationship with Kate Beckinsale. He and Kate have a daughter and Michael talked about how they both  interact with Silverman.

Chelsea then continued  with another  “Know Your Rights” sexual harassment segment with Laura Wasser.

Jason Biggs and his wife Jenny Mollen were on next to talk “couple’s guidance” and to undertake a field trip to the “Museum of Broken Relationships.”   Before the excursion Biggs and Mollen revealed that she has a fascination with all his exes.

Mollen has kept a caftan that Jason bought an ex girlfriend.  It was returned when the two broke up and Jenny takes the thing everywhere.  The trip to the museum is to allow Jason’s wife a chance to let the caftan go.

There is a brief tour of the museum which includes exhibits of such esoterica as belly button lint. Biggs and Mollen are what could be called regulars on Chelsea. They have appeared on a “Dinner Party” segment and Biggs talked to the water polo team before the Olympics.

Last up was Neil deGrasse Tyson who talked about space and then, when prompted, about sex in space. This was another “learning experience” for Ms. Handler. The two spoke of the new earth-like planet Proxima B.

The planet is over 4.22 light years away from the earth and Tyson surmised that it would take around 700 years to get there. It could be done, Tyson said, by having very fertile men and women on the spacecraft.

These astronauts could procreate and their offspring could then make contact with the planet. This led to vague explanations of how to have sex in space. (Velcro is involved.)

Tyson  also got to plug his latest book, via Chelsea, titled “Space Talk.”

The episode ended with a “Final Nugget” where Handler takes certified Twitter user Reince Priebus to task for telling Hillary Clinton, in so many characters, to smile.

Only Chelsea Handler can manage to make a misandry rant about any man suggesting that a smile makes thing better amusing.

Chelsea streams Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on Netflix.

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Finn Wolfhard From Stranger Things: Where is he?

Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler

On 1 September this year, the kids from Stranger Things began appearing on the talkshow circuit. The first up was The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Finn Wolfhard (Mike),Millie Bobby Brown  (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) all appeared on Fallon’s show twice.

Initially it was to talk about filming the runaway hit and then it was time for a silly game. “Stranger Strings” was a good bit of fun with silly string and Brown did a Nikki Minaj rap.

It seemed that this quartet of young stars would be appearing on all the available talkshows. However, on the Netflix talkshow Chelsea, it was a trio that appeared. Three of the group sans Wolfhard.  No explanation was given as to why the young actor was absent.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! opted for Wynona Ryder and Gaten Matarazzo, each on a separate episode leaving Caleb, Millie and Finn out in the cold.

While the main cast, including Finn, have been running the gauntlet of television interviews, the “big” ones, late night television in the form of Fallon, Kimmel, Myers and “others” like Chelsea Handler as well as The Late Late Show with James Corden have been a bit hit and miss.

Of course Corden and Myers may be a bit too late for the youngsters to appear on so that would explain their absences. (Although a pre-recorded segment would be nice…)

Perhaps with everything going on, such as podcasts and local telly appearances, along with various “net” programs the quartet have tired out.  Although Gaten Matarazzo is still going strong, the others may be flagging.

It is odd, though. The sudden no-show of Finn on Chelsea is puzzling. Although Gaten appearing alone on Jimmy Kimmel Live! may be down to Kimmel not being keen on all of the kids showing up at once.

Searching the Internet shows only The Tonight Show and Chelsea having more than one young actor on at a time. At first glance it could seem like the youngsters have had a falling out. Looking at IMDb, though, provides a clue as to just why young Wolfhard may be AWOL on the rest of the talkshows on offer.

The remake of Stephen King’s It.

Finn has been cast as Richie “Trashmouth” Tozier, the young version of  the man of a thousand voices  who has a quip for any occasion. “Beep beep, Richie.”

On a sidenote: It will be interesting to see Wolfhard in this new role. Tozier was a motormouthed kid whose tendency to speak first and think way later is the polar opposite of Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things. 

Still, the Netflix hit of the summer proved that this youngster has acting chops for days.  It seems that there  is a good chance that Finn is working those chops while his friends and colleagues from the television show hit the talkshow trail.

It (Part One) is due out 8 September 2017.  Looking at the cast list  Finn’s name is listed above the new Pennywise, Bill Skarsgård. This is completely indicative of Hollywood and its publicity heavy pecking order.

Wolfhard, and his costars from Stranger Things are the hottest things going in terms of child actors right now. Hence, his name precedes that of the Skarsgård who plays the  “killer clown.”

So it seems that the reason Finn has been absent from other talkshows is that he is busy working on the Stephen King remake.