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Worst: Chelsea Handler
It pains me to say it, but Chelsea Handler was in over her head with hosting duties. The stage was just too big for her and the audience too distant. She boringly oscillated between jokes about sleeping with rappers and jokes about partying hard, sometimes with a dash of absurdist bad behavior (like trying to steal Justin Bieber's "wig").
Handler seemed handcuffed by tactless writing, some jokes so flat you could see the disappointment creep across her face as the monitors rolled. These include mostly cringe-worthy swipes at women, almost all women -- from Taylor Swift's purity image to Mariah Carey's age. Naturally, when your subjects are limited to Ke$ha's dumb name, professional trainwreck Lindsay Lohan and the brain-suck that is "Jersey Shore," things are gonna be a little rough. I just didn't think it could be this rough.
And, yes, that's Handler riding Rick Ross, riding a motorized cart.