Not Koi: Chelsea Handler Makes Strange, Racist Jokes

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If there's one thing we've learned in a year and a half in the celebrity news business, it is that Britney Spears and no pants go hand in hand.

If there's a second thing we have learned, it is that trying to make jokes about race can get you in a lot of trouble - right, Michael Richards?

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Last night, outside of Hollywood hot spot Koi, alleged comedian Chelsea Handler tried to do the same thing and, like Kramer, failed miserably.

Handler was approached by two cameramen - one of whom was Chinese, and the other (from TMZ) was African-American. Chelsea quipped that it was "crazy that you guys all travel together, Asians and Blacks. That's amazing."

It sure is. It's also amazing that someone would say that.

Then, after a failed joke about Dog Chapman (Dog the Bounty Hunter), somehow a question about Britney Spears turned into Chelsea Handler commenting that the Chinese photographer in front of her was from "Vietcong-nam."

When it was pointed out that he was, in fact, Chinese, not Vietnamese, Chelsea Handler said, "Whatever." Yeah. That sort of "humor" never leads to trouble.

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Chelsea Joy Handler