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Star Jones Not Taking Barbara Walters’s ‘Obese’ Comment Lightly


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We knew there was going to be trouble yesterday when Barbara Walters announced on Oprah that Star Jones was once “so obese she could barely walk out onto The View set.” Walters was on the show to discuss her new memoir, Audition, which hit bookshelves Tuesday. Sure enough, today Star issued a stunning “Bitch, don’t even” rebuke, courtesy of which stalked the lawyer at her tennis lesson to get a response. She says,

It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book. It speaks to her true character.

Sunset of her life? That is some rough, hard-core bitch slappery right there. We sort of have to admire Star’s gangster moves on this one. She also has a point about humiliating the family of Senator Ed Brooke by recounting details of the affair. Brooke is remarried and has three children now, and no one wants to think about his parents having sex, especially with other people. But Barbara, who claimed yesterday that she’s gone “soft,” decided not to engage in a war of the words. Walters’s rep said, “I will not dignify this with a comment. Barbara’s written words say it all!” It looks like the defense rests…for now. —Noelle Hancock

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Star Jones Not Taking Barbara Walters’s ‘Obese’ Comment Lightly