Star Jones POPS BACK At Anderson Cooper's Verbal Smack Down Over "Coming Out" For Ratings
Star Jones, the woman who basically used a majority of one season of "The View" to pimp free ish for her wedding to Al Reynolds (we won't even address the irony of who she married), has accused CNN anchor & talk show host Anderson Cooper of coming out just for ratings. And after his verbal smack down of a response yesterday Star is still talking.
To bring you up to speed, Anderson Cooper snapped back at Star Jones yesterday on his "Anderson Live" show for hypocritically accusing him of being a publicity whore. If you already didn't love the silver fox...you will now.
Here's the clip and what Anderson said:
That's why it so annoyed me because of all the ways to boost ratings, like if I was wanting to boost ratings I would have waited to announce it on a very special episode, that would have been promo'd for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials, 'Anderson's huge announcement,' and you would have a cut away of the audience but instead I was in Africa on assignment for 60 Minutes, I sent an email to a friend of mine who put it on a website. I gave no interviews about it, I never talked about it.
I wasn't even on the air for days afterward and so suddenly Star Jones, who as memory serves, in terms of boosting ratings, I seem to recall her hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on The View and I seem to recall her lying about her gastric bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well. So for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows and suddenly attack me for this, I couldn't believe it. And my mom was like, 'Who is Star Jones?' Anyway, so I can't even believe I am bringing this up because I don't even want to give Star Jones the attention. I never planned on talking about this but we invited Star Jones to come on this show and she turned us down.
Star, who possibly tweeted this response based on feeling embarrased for getting read by Anderson Cooper, said this afterwards:
I was wrong. @andersoncooper didn't come out as a ratings ploy. He used ME talking about him coming out @todayshow as a ratings ploy. #mybad
Sounds a bit arrogant and doesn't make much sense. We doubt Anderson would have ever brought up your name had you not said anything in the first place. So using your name for ratings is just silly. And he does have a right to defend an accusation...especially on his own show. We always had our side eye place on Star Jones, and now it's widened a bit.