A media spat has erupted between former
co-hosts Barbara Walters and Star Jones over Barbara Walters' recent appearance on the
to promote her new memoir
. On the
Walters talked in detail about the two tumultuous years on
involving Star Jones leaving and Rosie O'Donnell's stint on the show.
Revealing that Star Jones was once the show's most popular host, Walters told Oprah that after Jones drastic weight loss (and gastric bypass cover up) and turning into "bridezilla" during her wedding plans/promotion that audiences no longer felt they could relate to her and that ABC would not renew her contract. Enter Rosie O'Donnell's roller coaster year on The View.
Responding to Barbara's interview with Oprah Star told Us Magazine “It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book. It speaks to her true character.” Perez Hilton is reporting that in Barbara Walters reps have released a statement saying "I will not dignify this with a comment. Barbara's written words say it all!"
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