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See Dave Grohl, Miley Cyrus, 50 Cent and More Wistfully Sing Off ‘Chelsea Lately’

Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morissette, Sammy Hagar, Selena Gomez and other stars help Chelsea Handler say goodbye on her final episode

Chelsea Handler ended her long-running E! series Chelsea Lately with an epic finale, as a horde of A-list pals joined the comedian for a corny sing-along sign-off called “She Wants to Sing.” The “We Are the World” parody featured musicians like Dave Grohl, Avril Lavigne and Alanis Morissette emoting about Handler’s exit and her plans for a scandalous future. (There are a lot of sex and drugs jokes.)

Gwen Stefani kicks off the segment with a tender introduction, pronouncing Handler’s last name as “Hemmer” (presumably poking fun at her previous verbal slip-up at this week’s Emmy Awards, where she pronounced Stephen “Colbert” as “Cole-bore”). A disparate group of famous faces (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Aniston, Melissa McCarthy, Anna Faris and Handler’s, uh, snuggle-buddy 50 Cent) appears on set, but the vocal work is handled by a select group of belters.

“She’s off to Spain/ To find random guys to screw,” sings Gerard Butler of the departing host, in a hilarious power-ballad style. “She offended blacks, Asians and the Jews,” adds Alanis Morissette. The funniest bit comes courtesy of Sammy Hagar, who touches on the druggy viewership of Chelsea Lately: “When you were up at night, couldn’t sleep at all/ Her show was great to mix with ecstasy and alcohol.” Marlee Matlin did sign language for the lyrics from the stage.

Prior to that collaborative sign-off, 50 Cent performed “Watch Me” with G-Unit. The rapper also sat down for a chat with Handler and discussed their hook-up history and current love lives.

Elsewhere in the jam-packed episode, Miley Cyrus delivered a sultry and straight-faced version of Roy Orbison‘s anthem “It’s Over.” She even did her hair in a rockabilly pompadour for the event.


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