READ MOREBlack Voices: Speaking of Barbara, she had a heart surgery special on ABC recently called 'A Matter of Life and Death' that featured President Bill Clinton, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, Charlie Rose and Robin Williams. You also had heart surgery a year ago, why don't you think she asked you to participate?
Star Jones: Normally I would say: "Now, Jawn, don't try to start anything." However, this time it really isn't about me, but about the new face of heart disease. This disease is no longer your old white man's disease. It is the number one killer of women and the number one killer of African Americans. Heart disease kills more women and blacks than the next four causes of death combined. I had open heart surgery a little less than a year ago, and regardless if it was my "heart story" or someone else's, by not being more inclusive, BW missed a tremendous opportunity to educate, inform and influence the actual people that cardiovascular disease is affecting.
Williams: How did you get along with Star?
Leakes: You know, I'm not feeling Star Jones, I'm sorry! I gave her a chance when I first got there, but Star I'm just going to tell you.....
Williams: Why didin't you get along?
Leakes: Star is a trip; she is very special and I really.... She's special, seriously. I wouldn't spit on Star if she was on fire.
Think I may need to tune in.... Celebrity Apprentice returns March 6. at 9 PM EST on NBC.
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.
Former The View co-host Star Jones is recovering from cardiac surgery on Wednesday, according to People.
"On Wednesday, March 17th, a pre-planned cardiac surgery was performed on Star Jones," the statement read. "This recent surgery is a follow-up to the thoracic surgery she had 30 years ago. The procedure was successful and she is recovering well with her family. Star is grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers."
All My Children's Shannon Kane glammed up the red carpet at the premiere of her new movie Brooklyn's Finest at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in NYC on Tuesday. The film, in which she stars opposite Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes, tells the story of three unconnected Brooklyn cops who "wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths." The premiere brought out current and former daytime stars Sherri Shepherd, Star Jones, Tobias Truvillion and Jon Prescott. See more Brooklyn's Finest premiere photos after the jump.
Brooklyn's Finest hits theaters March 5.