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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Star Jones Reynolds fired from "The View"

by Jennifer Squires Biller

I take a few days off and the TV world goes mad. Star Jones Reynolds was apparently fired from The View, according to People Magazine. Instead of going quietly into the night, Star made an impromptu speech during Tuesday’s broadcast of The View, announcing to shocked viewers, co-workers and network executives that she wouldn’t be returning next year, but would be on the air until mid-July. Star allegedly told People Magazine that she felt she had been fired, since her contract wasn’t renewed for a 10th season. Apparently, the network wanted to keep the news hush-hush for the moment, but Star didn’t comply. The network and Barbara Walters did not appreciate Star’s performance or her comments to the media, and ABC asked her not to return to work on Wednesday, according to Entertainment Tonight. Meow! I’ve never been a fan of The View. (I prefer TV that doesn’t involve four people talking at the same time.) But, seriously, I’m ready to tune in just to see how Walters and Joy Behar handle this sticky situation. Somewhere, Debbie Matenopoulos is doing cartwheels.

For more comments from Star and Walters about the situation, click here.


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