June 28, 2006

And Then There Were Three

Holy drama on 'The View.' On yesterday's show, Star Jones Reynolds made an unplanned announcement that she would not be returning for the show's tenth season which took her co-hosts by surprise. Barbara Walters told the Associated Press 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." Star's photo was not in the opening credits today, and Walters told viewers that Star has known for months that ABC was not renewing her contract and that they gave her the opportunity to look for a new job. Walters explained Star could give any reason she wanted for her departure and that they would back her up, allowing her to leave with dignity...."But Star made another choice." Apparently viewers were turned off by Star's marriage to the gay Al Reynolds, her incessant promoting of companies giving her free gifts and services for her wedding in 2004, by her recent weight loss which she won't admit was from gastric bypass surgery, her recent boob job, and by her annoying personality. Walters said, "We tried to talk them [ABC] out of it and we tried to give Star time to redeem herself in the eyes of the audience, and the research just kept getting worse." In a People magazine interview Star said, "I feel like I was fired." That's because you were, bitch.