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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.


Deets inside...


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.





Its funny to me how this

Its funny to me how this whole thing has been blown out of the water and that's not how it was said or what she said. Star was responding to a question that was asked to her on the panel on "Today Show." I find it funny how what Star said was picked on but the white lady on the panel pretty much agreed with what Star said but no one is saying anything about her. The whole panel is asked a question and they say things or throw things out there just to get a response. Kinda like this blog. I have to agree with Star on this one. Because I was watching the show when they threw the question out there. The question was, "Do You think Anderson Cooper came out to improve ratings?" How on earth did the question get turned around as if she made a statement when she was asked a question?

Star Jones is no stranger to

Star Jones is no stranger to controversy. No one is faulting her for being asked a question, or for even giving her honest opinion of what *she* thinks, but her response seemed to come from a place of criticism. She SHOULD have said, "You know, I am not one to speak on that. I remember where there was a time when I actually promoted my wedding on national television, and people said the same thing. They thought that it was just me attempting to garner publicity as well when really, i wanted to share those moments with my fans. Anderson Cooper did not hold a press conference to announce his sexual orientation, therefore, I cannot speak to what his intentions were at that time." The public is now calling Star out because they find it ironic that SHE would use her platform to voice her opinion on someone else's alleged motives, when her whole existence is essentially surrounded by muddying the waters!
ParadigmN.Paradise's picture

Star...girl stop it. What a

Star...girl stop it. What a dumb a$$ thing to say. Try to find another way to become relevant again. Anderson will smack you down everytime. And if you thought he was not going to come back at you and mention your past attention whoring...then you really need to sit down.
TheMrs's picture

STAR...have SEVERAL of them

STAR...have SEVERAL of them (seats NOT plates of food)! You USED Anderson's name for some PUBLICITY, that man has 2 LIVE shows, what do you have?? Al Reynolds OLD LINGERIE, & memories of you'll PILLOW FIGHTING? Why don't you do something PRODUCTIVE like work on a MEAL PLAN with GABOUREY SIDIBE!
tori's picture

Dear Star, It's way more than

Dear Star, It's way more than ok to be quiet. Just hushhh.
blynne23's picture

While I'm sure she thinks the

While I'm sure she thinks the opposite, Star Jones is an embarrassment to black women. She inserts herself into things that are none of her business and often passes judgment when she shouldn't. A friend of mine works at Trump Towers and told me how stuck-up and rude Star was when she was on The Apprentice. She does not want IT with Anderson Cooper. In addition to being well-liked and respected as a professional, with a REAL job and a fan base--two things that Star Jones knows nothing about; he's also gay and more than willing to go toe-to-toe, word-for-word with Star's non m.f. factor arse. But most of all, he comes from OLD money. His momma is/was Gloria Vanderbilt, the hot jeans designer my aunties & momma loved back in the day. :-) Star needs to chill out with her wiggy, deflated balloon looking self.

Girl what you said is the

Girl what you said is the truth..... but honey that also goes for all the black women and other ( Tori) on this site. We rush to judgement, accuse and malign those that we do not like on a daily. So I am with yah at pointing fingers at Starlet Jones but four fingers are definitely pointing back.
Kai's picture

Love Star but she spends too

Love Star but she spends too much time checking EVERYONE. I understood her going at BBW because they were disgracing black women but to have to put you two cent on everything is ridiculous.
Keys's picture

Preach Star. Theses public

Preach Star. Theses public figures gays get on my nerves, they act like they are upon reproach. They need to learn some class! They are always trying to attack people that talk against their debacle lifestyle. Stay strong Star.
Lifeatbest's picture

Where in Anderson Cooper's

Where in Anderson Cooper's response was there an attack against Star Jones? Everything he's said about this woman is God-honest truth. As individuals, we are entitled to our personal views on homosexuality, and while some of us may not "agree" or "approve" of the lifestyle and choices of others, we should not attempt to play Judge & Jury as though our own lives and the choices we've made or continue to make are impeccable and free said reproach. No one is checking for Star. Point blank, period. Prior to this entire "coming-out" ordeal -which was never meant to be revealed to the public as he was confiding in a friend - I've never read nor heard of this man's name associated with controversy of any kind. Star Jones, with her FAT-GIRL mouth, is attempting to stir up controversy to remain relevant, as per usual. This has always been her M.O.! Why didn't Star call her fellow African-American media peer Don Lemon out, for the **timing in which he chose to reveal to the world his own experience of sexual exploitation as a child, and the fact that it was during an on-air interview with members of Bishop Eddie Long's church during the alleged sex scandal? Don Lemon even wrote a book the following year to announce publically that he is gay. And what did Star Jones have to say? NOTHING. The double standards are ridiculous and Star is silly for even suggesting that Anderson is seeking to boost ratings to his show, especially when Anderson Cooper has consistently been one of the most-watched television news shows to date, and, as Anderson has stated, when SHE was front-line and centre on The View HOCKING her wedding to get free products for her quickie, sham wedding to Al Reynolds every single chance she had. I calling foul on Star for this one. Get it together, Ma'am!
ParadigmN.Paradise's picture

Everybody's feuding...what is

Everybody's feuding...what is the world coming to? Technology has made it possible for everybody to air their dirty laundry and everybody else's too...no one takes the high road...
Reign's picture

Star, that fur coat though.

Star, that fur coat though.
TeaNicole's picture

she's the one trying to stay

she's the one trying to stay relevant...LOL we get it Star, we get it LOL
diamond2012's picture

"fallen star" you people.

"fallen star" you people.
TeaNicole's picture

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tom082's picture

Starruh, if you don't sit

Starruh, if you don't sit down somewhere! I know you're the gay expert, being as how you married one, but you can't come for AC! You ain't ready, hon.
MrsCPA's picture

Nene come get Star. She

Nene come get Star. She should be the last one to talk!!
IslandGyal's picture

Star better have a seat.

Star better have a seat. Quickly...She is really no longer relevant. She keeps crap going.
Mz. Opinionated's picture

Give it up Star. Learn to

Give it up Star. Learn to leave ppl ALONE and start concentrating on your own shows or lack thereof.


Ethel Mertz's picture

Look who is talking about

Look who is talking about someone using her name for ratingsss buahhhhhhhhhhhhhh hahahahahahahahahahaha girl, stop! When did you start doing stand up, Star? YOU ARE USING HIM TO HAVE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT YOU because before this nonsense, who was mentioning your name? OOOOHHHHHH please let me guess...NO ONE! girl, please even Al ain't talkin' about you! Please take several seats, Ms.
Marek's Wifey's picture

Star may be the one looking

Star may be the one looking for publicity...can't know one say anything about faggots these days without it getting blown out of proportion.
Lola's picture

Fallen Star Jones and Cray

Fallen Star Jones and Cray Bey Knowles will do ANYTHING to be relevant. ....smh......,.............
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

I love Anderson!!!!! Why did

I love Anderson!!!!! Why did he have to like men ughhh
Saucy AND Sweet's picture

C,mon now Star, Coop using

C,mon now Star, Coop using you for ratings?? talk about a rubbery reality check, just bouncing all over the place.
Realist's picture


Girl BYE!!!!..........................but can I have that coat?
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ohgoodness's picture

Star dont want it with

Star dont want it with Anderson. hell, she dont even want it with her ex-husband, big gay Al. stop while you are ahead honey boo boo chile.
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