Jenny McCarthy, Chelsea Handler

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E!'s resident funnylady and Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler has written another book called Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea—and it's already a New York Times best-seller.

To fete the occasion, a cocktail party was thrown in her honor Wednesday night at Coco de Ville, the new bar adjacent to celeb-heavy steakhouse STK.

Despite the book's title, one celeb friend says her favorite times with Chelsea don't actually involve alcohol. "I just love being with her in general," said Jenny McCarthy, when I asked if she had any crazy drinking stories to share about Chelsea. "We don't really need to get liquored up. She's a straight shooter, and that's what I am, so we get along really well."

Tipsy or not, Chelsea was willing to give her two cents on the Miley Cyrus photo scandal. "It's such a recipe for disaster," she dished, adding that she thought having the 15-year-old wrapped up in a sheet suggestively was a bad idea. "Her dad was there; obviously this is going to go badly."

So could she end up like Lindsay or Britney? "Definitely, we're on the right track," she said. "It'll be in, like, six months."

In related Miley news, comedian Kathy Griffin claims she wasn't given a guest spot on Hannah Montana after her comments at the Creative Arts Emmys. So I asked Chelsea if she ever gets criticized for her raunchy, off-color humor.

"It's comedy, people," she emphasized. "I'm Jewish; I get made fun of all the time. If we can't laugh at each other, there's no hope for anything. I don't have time to be apologizing to people...I tell them to suck it hard."

"Suck it hard" was just one of the messages she scrawled for partygoers wanting their books signed inside the bash. On others, she just wrote a simple "cheers." And of course, the bar was open and fully stocked with plenty of Grey Goose vodka for all the guests.

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