Star Jones was always one of my favorites (after Joy and Meredith). She was smart and poised and had a way of getting her point across in a really classy way that didn’t insult anyone. I loved that she was okay with being a “big” girl, and didn’t feel the need to change to make others happy. She was who she was and she didn’t care whether we liked it or not; something I applauded.
I realized her days in The View were numbered the day she became a promotional whore, “selling” products in the show and getting them free for her multi-million dollar wedding. That’s when I really started disliking her.
All she could talk about was that damn wedding; I was sick of hearing about it. Every fucking tiny, tiny detail of her engagement—the flowers, the bridesmaids, the dress, the guest list and the gay fiancé—she would go on and on and on endlessly while the other co-hosts stared off into space drugged by the incessant chatter. I was hoping one of them (Joyce preferably) would turn around and smack some sense into her; but it never happened, *sniff* and Star just got worse.
Then the weight loss. I have no clue as to how she really lost all that weight. Surgery, lipo, bypass? No idea. What I do know is that no one loses that much weight doing Pilates. Please, give me a fucking break—how dumb do you think people are? You’d have to Pilate yourself to death to lose one pound, let alone 200 LOL.
So you see, it didn’t surprise me one bit when I learned that Star would be “let go” from The View. What did surprise me though, was the way in which she decided to leave. What little class she had left, evaporated before our eyes.
Star Jones Reynolds was booted from The View Wednesday, one day after surprising ABC and Barbara Walters by saying on the air that she wouldn’t be returning to the daytime talk show in the fall.
Reynolds was quickly erased from the show’s opening credits, now down to three women from the usual five.
Barbara Walters said she felt blindsided when Reynolds broke the news Tuesday, then was quoted in People magazine as saying she felt like she was fired.
“We gave her time to look for another job and hoped that she would announce it on this program and leave with dignity,” Walters said. “But Star made another choice.”
Walters didn’t discuss on the air why Reynolds, an original cast member who’s been on the show for nine years, wasn’t being asked back. She said in an interview Tuesday that research showed audience members were turned off by Reynolds’ dramatic weight loss and glitzy wedding to banker Al Reynolds in 2004.
Star called Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM show to have her say, which, in my opinion, was a big mistake.
“We had always planned to make the announcement this week. We had planned to make it on Thursday. But I woke up on Tuesday morning and after so much media, so much speculation, it was time for me to say goodbye right now. From what I understand, Barbara never told Joy and Elisabeth [that I was getting fired]. Period!”
“I'm not trying to be emotional about this. I understand it was a business decision. I understood it was a business decision when I was told then. But then in that same week, I was told they were adding a new co-host and it was Rosie O’Donnell. And that was the same week that she had been so nasty and vicious towards me. [Rosie] insulted me. She tried to damage me professionally and personally.”
There are already rumors of who is to take her spot on the show (pretty please, let it not be Nancy Grace, so I don’t have to jump out a window), and suppositions of where Star is going from here.
All I have left to say is, that it’s a sad day when the likes of Star Jones-Reynolds** is what represents women on TV, a sad day indeed. Good riddance, Star. Please don’t let the door hit your skinny ass on the way out.
**She’ll be on Larry King Live tonight. If I have some free time will try to catch the show and see what new products she’s selling now LOL.