Don't look for Anderson Cooper and Star Jones to go on a BFF vacation anytime soon. The CNN anchor and daytime talk show host is steaming over remarks Jones made about his decison to come out as a gay man. During an appearance on a "Today's Professionals" segment Jones wondered if Cooper came out to boost ratings for Anderson. Jones remarked at the time:
I've been in daytime television for a long time. He's a daytime talk show host and when the ratings slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them. I remember Oprah said she smoked crack. Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide. There were times that you generate information for ratings. READ MORE
Rosie O'Donnell Joins Star Jones and Donny Deutsch For 'Today's Professionals' Segment, Promptly Calls Someone a CrackheadBy Jamey Giddens on April 24, 2012
Talk TV staple Rosie O'Donnell didn't take long to find a new gig, following the cancellation of her OWN series Rosie. The comedian is now appearing on NBC's Today, as part of the morning show's popular "Today's Professionals" segments. O'Donnell made her premiere appearance on Monday's show, alongside moderator Matt Lauer, Donny Deutsch and fellow ex-Viewer Star Jones.
During the segment, O'Donnell and Deutsch got into a lively discussion, while talking about Lindsay Lohan being cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's upcoming biopic Liz and Dick. Below are a few excerpts, transcribed by The Hollywood Reporter.
Star Jones on Celebrity Apprentice Rival Lisa Rinna's Breathing Diss: "I Guess My Lungs Weren't Processing Air to Her Satisfaction"By Jillian Bowe on March 07, 2012
Leave it to Star Jones to shut you down in a nice way. I asked the Today Show expert on Twitter about her thoughts on Days of Our Lives star Lisa Rinna admitting on Bravo's Watch What Happens LIve that Jones' "breathing" was the biggest thing that irked Rinna when the two appeared together on Celebrity Apprentice. Jones tweeted back the following exchange:
They ambushed her yesterday. I've always been a big fan of Barbara's [Walters], I see her around town and I love her. It was cruel what her and Joy [Behar].. I felt like watching the mean girls in the seventh-grade cafeteria take on a vulnerable girl.
Susan Lucci, Joan Rivers (pictured above) and Star Jones were among the celebrities who turned out for the Dennis Basso Fall 2012 Fashion Show on February 15. The runway show was held at the Lincoln Center in New York City. See more photos after the jump!
Soaps aren't the only programming in daytime scripting dramatic reunions! The View announced today that former co-host Star Jones is returning to the chatfest for a Feb. 22 visit. Jones—who was fired from the series in 2006—will be back at the coffee table with Babs and Co. to discuss the Go Red campaign for heart disease awareness.