Star Jones is working on what is sure to be the juiciest daytime-related novel since Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva. According to the New York Post, the former The View co-host is writing a novel about a fictional TV talk show called The Lunch Club.
But while this novel will be dishy, it will be a work of fiction." But an insider said, "There will be tales in the book which will leave readers wondering if they are based on real events and characters. It's being carefully vetted by lawyers."
For more on Star’s novel, visit the New York Post.
Monday, Barbara Walters (The View) announced that she was having heart surgery to replace a faulty valve. Today, People.com is reporting that Walters is "recovering as expected." In a statement, a rep from the show commented that the operation
went well, and the doctors are very pleased with the outcome.
Walters will spend the summer recovering and will return to the popular talk show in the fall.
Today on The View, Barbara Walters announced that she will undergo surgery to replace a faulty heart valve later this week. She will use the summer to recover and will “come roaring back” this fall. When Whoopi asked if she is scared, Walters responded, "Nobody wants to have this kind of surgery... I don't think I'm really scared. I'm glad it's going to be over with. It's been on my mind for a long time." Watch Walters make the announcement after the jump.
Barbara Walters may no longer be in the 18-49 demographic advertisers crave, but she's still got game. Today on the The View–during a discussion of the Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien late night shuffle– Walters revealed NBC approached her about returning to NBC News.
"I have not talked about this before... Last June NBC came to me and to my amazement made me an offer to come back to NBC News. At my age it was a very flattering offer.. . I chose not to go because I have been very happy at ABC... It was a very difficult decision. I would have been able to continue to do "The View." I just want to say that in spite of the fact it is young, they did make me this offer, and now I can publicly thank them.
Actor/director/screenwriter/producer/author Tyler Perry was among Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 special Wednesday night. When asked what he was most proud of, one of the most powerful black men in Hollywood mentioned CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless.
The fact that I am able to take care of my mother. That is the thing that makes me the most proud. She used to talk about Ms. Chancellor growing up on The Young and the Restless. She's like, "If I could live like Ms. Chancellor, if I can have a house and a maid," and she has all those things. That is my proudest accomplishment because to see all that she's gone through and endured, and to still be.... That is what I'm most proud of.
Perry's mother, Maxine Perry died on Dec. 9.