Star Jones Claims She Was Fired From ‘The View’

June 27th, 2006 // 55 Comments

Ooooh, are things going to be icy on the couch of The View for the next couple of weeks. Just earlier today, Star Jones announced that she’s leaving “The View.” This was her announcement:

Star Jones Reynolds announced Tuesday morning on The View that she’ll be leaving the show in July after nine years as a cohost.

“Something’s been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that the show is moving in another direction for its tenth season and I will not be returning as cohost next year,” she said on the air.

“That’s shocking to me,” interrupted Joy Behar, prompting Jones Reynolds to link hands with her cohosts.

Thanking the show’s creator, Barbara Walters, “for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime,” Jones Reynolds concluded by saying, “I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’m absolutely sure who holds the future.”

After some discussion, Walters said, “It is a new chapter for Star. It will be a new chapter for The View in the fall.”

Everything sounds all rosy right? Not so fast.

“What you don’t know is that my contract was not renewed for the tenth season,” she tells PEOPLE. “I feel like I was fired.” She adds that she was told her contract wouldn’t be renewed just days before news leaked that O’Donnell would be joining The View.

What do you think did her in? I’m going with the whole wedding fiasco where she was begging for free stuff.

Star Jones Reynolds: ‘I Was Fired’ [People]

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. Star's Momma

    She just isn’t a nice person. She shields herself by bringing “God” into her dialog, yet she is one of the greediest “celebrities” that has ever been given an opportunity.

    Her faults:

    1. That year of wedding planning
    2. That wedding
    3. She married a gay man and wants the world to believe she married a straight man.
    4. She’s confrontational, in a child-like manner.
    5. She wrote a book asking us to believe her “fairytale” life.
    6. She has become a self-centered piece of garbage since losing all that weight (thru gastric bypass surgery (another lie she told).
    7. She expects the world to believe her husband isn’t gay. (Text book case of a fat black woman desperate to believe an attractive, well-built man would actually choose her for anything other than his own purposes. They are perfect together. In fact, it’s likely a business deal)
    8. She’s a bitch.
    9. She’s a bitch.
    19. She’s a bitch!

    P.S.- I don’t use the term bitch to mean a hard-minded business woman. That I can respect. It’s the fact that she took her fame and lived into the false life she thought she deserved as a result.

    P.S.S.- Did I mention her husband sucks dick?

  2. Miss Understood

    Finally the View is getting serious and letting this “FREE LOADER” go to pasture. Remember Star is a LAWYER, hopefully she can defend the Miami 7 and lose!!!!!!!!

  3. gOssiP

    maybe people don’t like her “holier than thou” attitude. or maybe it’s the fact that she keeps insisting her “husband” is straight and that she didn’t have lipo to loose all that weight. idk, you pick one…

  4. Mary

    “Something’s been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that………..
    even I can’t stand myself anymore. I’m a self-loathing fat woman who married a gay man in order to give off the impression that I am worthy of a man’s love. Unfortunately, that man’s love doesn’t include sex.”

  5. THEO

    NOPE THEY WERE JUST DONE WITH THE BLACK THING NOW IT’S TIME FOR THE GAY THING..BRING ON ROSIE

  6. doofus

    star’s momma, you made a very good point.

    she DOES shield herself by mentioning God in every breath, as if being a Christian forgives all of her greed, antagonism, and rude behavior.

    and a LOT of people do just that. Including our elected officials.

  7. hmmmm

    shielding your devious actions with religion is the motto of the Republicans

  8. RunawayPoster

    Star’s Momma:

    To add to your already wonderful list: The Payless shoes that I really doubt she wears. Her dog looks terrified of her in pictures. Oh, and she’s a bitch.

    But to be fair, the football in the face incident was pretty sweet.

  9. Star's Momma

    Doofus-

    You sure a a smart one!!! You have seen the light. As my dear skank daughter would say, “you’re on the road to heaven.”

  10. Girly Girl

    I hate Star. For lo the many reasons you’ve already listed…

    But I think it is not cool to try to relate her weight with ‘worthiness’ of love. And I’m not fat. But I am a feminist. If only skinny people were worthy of love than Paris Hilton and Lara Flynn Boyle would be happily married.

    Can’t stand Star. Can’t stand Big Gay Al. Can’t stand their dog. I just want to keep the comments aimed squarely at the douche bags…

  11. Barbra Walters

    The Star Jones/Al Reynolds thing was a complete sham.

    He’s as gay as Liberace and she’s as nasty as, well, as she appears on tv. This was nothing more than a business deal to take full advantage of tax relief that comes from being married. An agreement was made. He could have his quietly “down low” life (ie. sucking dick in the Pines), while she would market ($$$) herself (and their relationship) to middle america.

    Unfortunately, America is a bit too smart for this kind of bullshit. Mrs. Star Jones Reynolds is no Tom Cruise!

  12. cruiser27

    When Rosie was first hired didn’t Barbara Walters say Star Jones was not being fired? If so, than that contradicts Star’s comments that her contract was not renewed a few days before it was announced that Rosie was joining the show. I don’t know who’s the most annoying, I’d have to say Elisabeth. The show went down the tubes after Lisa Ling left, the only one with intellect and a nice tv personality. They’re just a bunch of shouting yentas at this point and have been for a while. Watching Rosie go at it with Elisabeth now may be worth a “view”.

  13. doofus

    star’s momma, YOU are the smart one, for saying it so eloquently. I just agreed with you…but thanks!

    to hmmmmmmmmm…well, I wasn’t going to clarify my comment that much (due to the political arguments that go down on here), but uh…….YUP! what immediately came to mind was Bush and his “God talks to me” BS. he’s such a GOOD christian, isn’t he? BARF.

  14. Tansy

    Heyyyyyyyyyy, what did her DOG do? I’ll take her dog.

  15. Tom

    Who will replace her in the abrasive, domineering asshole slot on the show? The View needs to get their groove back- I mean the giant groove that pig left in the couch.

  16. JOHNNIE

    YOU LOSERS ARE JEALOUS THAT STAR HAS TRANSFORMED HERSELF INTO AN ‘IT FACTOR.’ HERE IS A THOUGHT-JOIN A GYM, LOSE THE UGLY WIFE OR HUSBAND, DECREASE YOUR ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION BECAUSE IT HAS PICKLED YOUR UGLY ASS, SAVE UP YOUR MONEY FOR PLASTIC SURGERY(OH THATS RIGHT, YOU’RE A LOSER WITH A LOSER INCOME), AND TAKE SOME ADVICE FROM DR. PHIL AND GET EXCITED ABOUT YOUR LIFE. THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN A WANNABEE IS A NEVERBEE

  17. FunMe

    Star’s momma I was going to ask why people hate Star so much, and great to see the answers at the top!
    :-)

    Meanwhile, why would star who hates gays so much after she was dumped by her first fiance because he was gay, then go around a marry ANOTHER gay guy. And at the same time she uses “church” (not God) to justify her homophobia and still live in denial about marrying a gay?

    Maybe Liza Minelli can she some light. After all she married a gay #1 (Peter Allen) … then later married a gay #2 and a wierdo.

    Star is simply a … FREAK OF NATURE!

  18. doofus

    Star, you’re not fooling anyone with your “JOHNNIE” pseudonym.

    “it factor”…….I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.

    More like “transformed herself into an it”…PERIOD.

  19. Fabiola

    Nothing makes me laugh harder than some joker (like Johnnie) who comes on a site that is specifically for celebrity bashing and calls the other commenters jealous losers. What a hoot. We are critical of Star because she deserves it. If you don’t have anything nasty to say then GO AWAY!!!!

  20. Cracker

    Barbare walter is a racist, who uses what she sees as an advantage. She use the BLACK thing, now she is using the GAY thing. Rosie is ignorant, gay, but she is white. Star is smart, but she is black. Rosie is going to win for the white factor alone. BOYCOTTTT every show Barbare Wlaters is on. She is a has been, that thing she is smart.

  21. goil

    Dear Star, er…JOHNNIE-

    We here at ASL would prefer if you would use your inside voice.

    I think that Star has really given meaning to the saying “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly is to the bone”. I think she looked better fat.

  22. RunawayPoster

    Johnnie, what is the “It factor”? Perhaps you forgot the SH prefix?

  23. Randi

    Sure, everyone is cheering Star’s departure, but just wait: The View is going to loose its ‘love to hate’ appeal. Sure Rosie’s a pain too, but you’re going to feel guilting hating her politically correct ass.

  24. TeleMan

    Star JOnes is talentless. She looks WORSE now that she lost the 100 pounds or whatever. Her face sags like a bassett hound. She constantly yaks about her LEGAL background. Who gives a crap?!!???…She’s supposed to be entertaining, not trying a case.

    Her husband REEKS of gayness and the world knows it. Watch for her almost to fade away, EXCEPT she may get back on a small cable talk show with a free buffet table. Then she’ll eat herself back up to giant size, and start attacking Rosie, who is another major piece of work.

  25. Missbrowneyes

    “Randi said:
    Sure, everyone is cheering Star’s departure, but just wait: The View is going to loose its ‘love to hate’ appeal. Sure Rosie’s a pain too, but you’re going to feel guilting hating her politically correct ass.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You are oh so right about that. I’m not a Star fan but I don’t think it plays well for her leaving.

  26. eek

    I was just starting to warm up to Star, and now she’s leaving. The show is gonna suck with Rosie. She is a loud mouth, in your face, bitch.

  27. friend of children and animals

    I hate it when a dog can’t be a dog, you know? Star claimed she didn’t want kids and acted repulsed by dogs (or any furry friends) not too long ago. What happened? Well, her eggs probably dried up and that natural desire to nurture something (other than a man) probably grew stronger, so she gave in and got Pinky. Poor little thing.

    A little sweater in the cold weather is okay, but prissy outfits, hats and trinkets? Give me a break!

    Star’s own neurotic behavior is apparent in the way she treats her pet. We’re supposed to do what’s best for our children and our animals. Period. She’s too busy trying to look special and playing the “life is a beach” part. She would ruin her children if she had any.

    This woman’s problems began when her mama decided to give her the first name of “Starlet.”

  28. Nobody's Dhimmi

    hmmmm said:
    “shielding your devious actions with religion is the motto of the Republicans”

    Posted on June 27, 2006 01:21 PM

    or Muslims.

  29. Amy

    WOW a lot of haters on the board. How do you know Al is gay? I mean have you bitches been in his bed 24/7? You DON’T KNOW. Its so funny how they pick on Star but of course ignore that other bitch Joy Behar. I always found Joy to be the most offensive and Barbara Walters is also a bitch. Star should count her blessings. I mean why work with people that resent you? She should move on count her millions and get on with her life. As for Rosie O Donnell, Rosie talks about being gay all the time and about discrimination. Rosie’s got to be one of the most racist, prejudiced people out there. If you read Rosie’s blog you will see.

  30. SICK OF IT!!

    the view is going downhill now. Merideth was the best, “down to earth” host of the show. i rather have star than rosie. i lost respect for rosie when she use to drool about tom cruise, and you see what an idiot he has become. i would rather listen to star than hear about rosie’s gay rights. they need to change the name to the rosie’s show because no one else will be able to get a word in. everyone better enjoy it because this is the finale for the view. it will be a has been, cancelled show. 1)good luck star, 2)joy and rosie get ready for the catfights, 3)the other whinnig young girl (God help her), and barbara please shut up about your gross panties, and use steaming hot water to clean them properly! (GROSS)
    STAR, YOUR FIRING WAS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE!

  31. Star Has Class?

    JOHNNIE?

    Stephanie is that you??

    LOL. It is you!

    I would recognize that ALL CAP prose anywhere.

    As for StarJones. She jumped the cow along time ago and after refusing to admit that she had her stomach staqpled and had major lipo, I mean for god sakes she looks like a supersized version of Nichole Richie now, she lost what tiny bit of credibilty she may have had.

    That and her “husband” is ghey.

  32. Star Has Class?

    JOHNNIE?

    Stephanie is that you??

    LOL. It is you!

    I would recognize that ALL CAP prose anywhere.

    As for StarJones. She jumped the cow along time ago and after refusing to admit that she had her stomach stapled and had major lipo, I mean for god sakes she looks like a supersized version of Nichole Richie now, she lost what tiny bit of credibilty she may have had.

    That and her “husband” is ghey.

  33. Emma in London

    You guys kill me!! Frickin’ hilarious comments

    We are fortunate enough in England to not have been exposed to this beast but I’ve read enough US mags to figure out the kind of coniving money hungry bitch she is

  34. funktrane

    Why is everyone jumping on star so hard??
    The other bitches are butt-ugly and sound like cackling hens, nothing of mature sophistication, like their relic age dictates. Is it because she’s black and successful, that you want to see her go down in flames?? Too late, she’s already rich bitches,(and I emphasize the word BITCHES).
    She’s going to be smart enough to parlay this into mo’ money for you broke asses to comment about. GET YOUR ASS ON TV FOR A DECADE, THEN TALK SHEYOT!!!!

  35. funktrane7god

    P.S. THEY COULD REPLACE STAR WITH A FAT WHITE WOMAN!
    OOPS, MY BAD — ROSIE THE borderline DOWN SYNDROME
    FACE HAVING PORKER GOT THE GIG!!
    EMMY
    STATUS
    FAT
    ASS!! WOW!! THE SHOW WILL BE SUPERFAKE NOW — ENJOY!!

  36. Smarties

    To Emma in LOndon:

    I moved to US from London about 6 years ago and please do not be fooled by these bigots. This is the most hateful society in the world! They do not know any better. Star is not the best of ppl but she’s certainly not the worst and undeserving of all these attacks.

    they think this is a free society but they wouldn’t know freedom if they saw it!

  37. strong blackwoman powa

    Stop with the hating. All these people interested in gayness hmmmm! I wonder if you want a piece of Al?? Don’t discriminate what’s up with JOY?? QUestion her sexual orientation– where’s her man?? The cucumber? Rosie?? What the F— is going on with that crappy show? It’s not worth watching- worse than JERRY SPRINGER! BArBARa wears DEPENDS! sniff that!! Leave STAR alone!!
    What’s Elizabeth good for? She sounds like a kid begging for attention!!

  38. Yikes!
    You people are self-rightous, vindictive crazies.
    I don’t care if Al is gay or not. That isn’t the issue.
    The show is going to heck…with Rosie the loudmouth! At least Star was nice on the show…and tried to temper the others when they got out of line.
    I would take Star over Rosie anyday..because now it is just going to be a GAYFEST…instead of a panel of different views. If anyone says anything remotely against gays…Rosie will be all over them like a cheap suit..which is what she wears. Star was just trying to take the high road. Give her a break. Stop being so nasty.

  39. Yikes!
    You people are self-rightous, vindictive crazies.
    I don’t care if Al is gay or not. That isn’t the issue.
    The show is going to heck…with Rosie the loudmouth! At least Star was nice on the show…and tried to temper the others when they got out of line.
    I would take Star over Rosie anyday..because now it is just going to be a GAYFEST…instead of a panel of different views. If anyone says anything remotely against gays…Rosie will be all over them like a cheap suit..which is what she wears. Star was just trying to take the high road. Give her a break. Stop being so nasty.

  40. Yikes!
    You people are self-rightous, vindictive crazies.
    I don’t care if Al is gay or not. That isn’t the issue.
    The show is going to heck…with Rosie the loudmouth! At least Star was nice on the show…and tried to temper the others when they got out of line.
    I would take Star over Rosie anyday..because now it is just going to be a GAYFEST…instead of a panel of different views. If anyone says anything remotely against gays…Rosie will be all over them like a cheap suit..which is what she wears. Star was just trying to take the high road. Give her a break. Stop being so nasty.

  41. Yikes!
    You people are self-rightous, vindictive crazies.
    I don’t care if Al is gay or not. That isn’t the issue.
    The show is going to heck…with Rosie the loudmouth! At least Star was nice on the show…and tried to temper the others when they got out of line.
    I would take Star over Rosie anyday..because now it is just going to be a GAYFEST…instead of a panel of different views. If anyone says anything remotely against gays…Rosie will be all over them like a cheap suit..which is what she wears. Star was just trying to take the high road. Give her a break. Stop being so nasty.

  42. Yikes!
    You people are self-rightous, vindictive crazies.
    I don’t care if Al is gay or not. That isn’t the issue.
    The show is going to heck…with Rosie the loudmouth! At least Star was nice on the show…and tried to temper the others when they got out of line.
    I would take Star over Rosie anyday..because now it is just going to be a GAYFEST…instead of a panel of different views. If anyone says anything remotely against gays…Rosie will be all over them like a cheap suit..which is what she wears. Star was just trying to take the high road. Give her a break. Stop being so nasty.

  43. Yikes!
    You people are self-rightous, vindictive crazies.
    I don’t care if Al is gay or not. That isn’t the issue.
    The show is going to heck…with Rosie the loudmouth! At least Star was nice on the show…and tried to temper the others when they got out of line.
    I would take Star over Rosie anyday..because now it is just going to be a GAYFEST…instead of a panel of different views. If anyone says anything remotely against gays…Rosie will be all over them like a cheap suit..which is what she wears. Star was just trying to take the high road. Give her a break. Stop being so nasty.

  44. cha cha

    Well…I think I got my point across…with the help of my screwed up computer.
    thanks.

  45. Well…I think I got my point across…with the help of my screwed up computer.
    thanks.

  46. Well…I think I got my point across…with the help of my screwed up computer.
    thanks.
    She does look like a bobble head ..a little bit.
    Just like all those that have lost a lot of weight.
    Strange.

  47. Lucy

    Hey, let’s replace Star with Rosanne Barr! That would be a hoot!!!!!! They both had their 7 stomachs stapled and both have a big mouth!

  48. Mitch

    Although I was never a Star ‘fan’, I must say that she has a right to react to all the dishonesty going on around her. She was being ‘let go’ by the View and they wanted her to say she decided to leave. No doubt the other View cohosts knew her contract was not being renewed, but they all acted surprised at her announcement. She has to really be hurting right now. Lighten up, people… your turn at a ‘let down’ might be coming up soon.

  49. Mitch

    Although I was never a Star ‘fan’, I must say that she has a right to react to all the dishonesty going on around her. She was being ‘let go’ by the View and they wanted her to say she decided to leave. No doubt the other View cohosts knew her contract was not being renewed, but they all acted surprised at her announcement. She has to really be hurting right now. Lighten up, people… your turn at a ‘let down’ might be coming up soon.

  50. dave

    I HAVE ALWAYS LIKED AND ADMIRED STAR JONES FOR MANY YEARS—SINCE SHE DID JONES AND JURY. AS FOR HER MARRIAGE…MAYBE AL IS GAY…WHO CARES? THAT’S THEIR BUSINESS AND NOONE ELSE…I WISH STAR MUCH LUCK IN HER FUTURE…SHE WILL SURVIVE THIS BETRAYAL BY THE VIEW–AND WILL GO ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER…AS FOR ROSIE–HAVE ALWAYS DISLIKED HER–EQUATE HER WITH TOM CRUISE, WHO IS ALSO AN OPINIONATED ASSHOLE…PEACE

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