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Star Jones Said What!?! Her Controversial Statement On Anderson Cooper's Coming Out!

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Oh, Star! Oh… STAR!!!

Thursday, on national television, Star Jones made a statement regarding Anderson Cooper's recent coming out.

And it is shocking!

According to Star, Anderson probably came out just to get a ratings' boost… kinda like when Oprah admitted to smoking crack!

Or if you want it verbatim, she said:

"He's a daytime talk show host and when the rating slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them. I remember Oprah said she smoked crack, Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide. There [are] times when you generate information for ratings."

Of course, right after she said that, she realized the error of her candor and said, "Whoa! I shouldn't have said that! [To Anderson] I say bravo! Bravo!"

Still… the damage had been done.

And now we all know Star's real feelings. Sure, a lot of celebrities do a lot of things for ratings or publicity. But when we're talking about something so personal, impact, a lil' extra consideration for national television would be nice.

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27 comments to “Star Jones Said What!?! Her Controversial Statement On Anderson Cooper's Coming Out!”

  1. cj says – reply to this


    Wooo gurl is getting fat again….

  2. 2

    Who cares what it said. Her next book should called "How To Screw Up Your Career" by Star Jones.

  3. 3

    Well….she has a point. I mean, he DOES have a talk show that's not doing well…

  4. Anderson Cooper is gay says – reply to this


    Anderson Cooper is gay, in other news the grass is green, the sky is blue, water is wet, and the current president is Obama.

    Star Jones is right, though. His ratings are slipping like crazy, he wanted to do something "outrageous" even though everyone knows, he's gay. Perez is disturbed by this because it happens to be something LGBT related, if it wasn't LGBT related he wouldn't be overacting.

  5. beach girl says – reply to this


    I don't pay any attention to what Star Jones says and neither should you or ANYONE. She's got more issues than anyone.

  6. Really, who cares says – reply to this


    Re: HeyJay469 – and perhaps by saying what she did.. she just generated publicity for herself, as we sit here and talk about her!

  7. 7

    I see nothing wrong with what she said because she's probably right. His ratings are terrible, and saying something marginally controversial (we all knew he was a poofter long before he admitted it) might stir some interest in his show; he might be hoping that the "gay community" will tune in to see if he covers any "gay issues," though the truth is that if he was so "proud" of his sexuality, why has he not admitted it until his show needed help? No, I think Star is correct about Anderson's motivations, and I think you're being — as usual — pretty hypocritical about your panties getting in a twist over it, Perez. He did it for attention.

  8. 8

    First of all, that hot silver fox only confirmed what many of us already suspected. No one was really shocked by this news. Secondly, if he was seeking higher ratings, he would've done it on a more public platform like his show instead of quietly, via email. Besides, isn't putting too much personal business out for everyone to witness, one of the reasons Star Jones was booted from the View? Didn't she keep promoting her wedding and talking about her husband, who also was suspected of being gay?

  9. 9

    Re: HeyJay469Re: Anderson Cooper is gay – What the hell?? His ratings are doing great actually lol I don't know where you people get your facts. There must be some underground news society for stupid ignorant dumbasses

  10. 10

    Re: Omniscient Gal – A dog with down syndrome has more factual information than you do. Omniscient Gal needs a life and some friends who aren't electrically powered.

  11. naira says – reply to this


    Star is totally right, who didn't Anderson was gay gay gay, now that i mind, but when he came out, i was like: is there a woman stocking him and wanting to have his bay that he feels the need to come out publicly? but thnx Star for clearing that for me

  12. Gigi says – reply to this


    I agree with her. Everyone has questioned his sexuality for YEARS and NOW he officially comes out???!!!! Now that he has a talk show that isn't doing that great in the ratings….. She's got a point.

  13. 13

    Anderson Cooper announcing to the public probably gained him like 1 extra viewer. C'mon, everyone already knew. And I dont think he was even "in the closet". His friends and family probably all knew, he just finally had a quote that 100% confirms it to the public.

  14. SugarSugarHowNow says – reply to this


    Just like Star Jones also used her wedding to bring in the ratings when she was on The View! She would know a thing or two about that. Plus her husband was also gay, go figure.

  15. 15

    She's absolutely right! Anderson Cooper is a piece of SHIT! Just like Perez!

  16. Emmy says – reply to this


    Re: dryan1971 – And you! Don't forget you!!

  17. vince says – reply to this


    he is not even in this fucking country, his shows are reruns. Drop Dead Jones.

  18. 18

    what damage,,, it is nothing but the TRUTH. NO reason for him to "come out" everyone KNEW already, any thing for a couple of rating points for a week.

  19. 19

    not-a-star jones looks stinky.

  20. 20

    to be honest, Anderson cú-per does that a loooooooooot!!! that might be true. i wouldn't disagree with star jones!

  21. cari says – reply to this


    Star Jones is an effing idiot. She is just projecting her own insincere and unethical behaviours on Anderson because she is jealous. When you have no talent. personality, intelligence and are generally not liked, you make up for it by spewing out projections of how you yourself handle your own (non) career. and when your face makes children cry….oh well.

  22. Bevi says – reply to this


    This is just another case of years and years of gay rumours, and of course they were true, like they always are. Just substitute Anderson's name for some other famous men we have heard years of gay rumours about, and they are true too. Whatever his reasons for admitting that he is gay, Anderson must feel relief. It doesn't matter anymore, and in fact, it didn't matter before either. I'm happy for him that he can be free.

  23. 23

    Star Jones is a dumb asshole! She should just keep her mouth shut!

  24. 24

    Never liked Star and never will!

  25. Mike says – reply to this


    Sounds to me like Star Jones is trying to get her failed television career jump started by talking about others.

  26. demode says – reply to this


    She is a hateful bitch, isn't she? I always wonder how this woman is successful. She is nothing but nasty to everyone.

  27. demode says – reply to this


    re: Omniscient Gal : Why do you Scientologists hate gay people so much?