The Fall of a Star
Barabra Walters hates Star Jones with a passion and has found an ally in Rosie O'Donnell. The two have reportedly pushed Star out of The View and are speaking with Gayle King about replacing her ass. The news hit last week, but it looks to be coming together. Star's agents are apparently hard at work finding her ass a new job.
ABC will announce this week that the big-boned talking head is out at "The View," a source close to the inner workings of the late-morning gabfest tells Page Six. What network brass won't say is that she's being unceremoniously ousted at the direct behest of the show's grand dame Barbara Walters and the incoming Rosie O'Donnell.
"It was always Rosie's condition of joining the show, and Barbara agreed to those conditions from the outset," our source said. The network and Jones are now concocting a face-saving scenario in which Jones will be touted as moving on to pursue important new projects.
Jones' camp yesterday denied the blustery babbler is going anywhere. "It's 100 percent not true. Where are you hearing this?" a rep for Jones said. A "View" flack echoed that. But those denials come on the heels of reports that Oprah Winfrey's best friend, Gayle King, may be in line to take over Jones' chair on the kitschy coffee klatch.
The Surreal Life 8 is likely to get a new tenant! Oh and that picture of her ass NEVER gets old.