Wednesday, June 28, 2006

No Star Treatment for Star Jones

It's bad enough that African-American women are absent from prime-time television; but now it looks like they're getting booted off daytime shows as well.

Star Jones yesterday announced that she would not be coming back to "The View" in the fall; and immediately Barbara Walters, the show creator, was quoted saying she felt "betrayed."

You see, Star had the audacity to tell viewers she was leaving because producers decided to go in another direction; and then in an interview with People magazine, she unwittingly confirmed she'd gotten the ax.

Apparently, Star was supposed to make her announcement later in the week and come up with some lame excuse (anything but the ugly truth) and everyone on the show was going to back her up, shed their crocodile tears and move on.

Well, guess what, Barbara?

Maybe Star didn't want any phony sent-offs by the gang who likely stabbed her in the back. And please don't try to claim you were doing all you could behind the scenes to try to help poor Star.

Walters was quoted saying yesterday.

"I love Star and I was trying to do everything I possibly could - up until this morning when I was betrayed - to protect her.

"I would have loved for Star to have left and not said 'I was fired,' and not make it look like the program was somehow being cruel to her."

Hmmm, how do you think Star felt after giving nine years to the show and then being unceremoniously dumped?!?

Howling Latina is quite sure that if Walters had pitched a bitch the show would've likely reconsidered. But you see, "research showed audience members were turned off by Reynolds' dramatic weight loss."

Now, have you ever heard anything so frigging feeble?

Oh yes, the longer Star stayed, according to Walters, the more the audiences hated her. But had she stayed her fat loving self, it might have all worked out.

Well, not only did Star choose to make her public announcement without letting the show off the hook, but in an interview, she spilled the beans: "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."

And yes, the reason Star feels as if she'd been fired is 'cause she was.

"The View," as the chummy hour where bestest of friends get together for a gabfest has been exposed as nothing more than cut-throat television masquerading as "feel good" reality.

Good for Star - I'm glad she outed them with the truth.
I don't watch the show, but can say that the more I've seen Barbara W. the more I dislike her. What an arrogant woman.
Way to promote "sisterly love" and while you were doing that, nice work trampling another woman of color.
Sorry about that, I've been blinded by rage due to all the bashing Star has been taking lately. I didn't take the time to read your article. I humbly retract my statement above. Sincere apologies.
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