Star Jones and Barbara Walters hate each other

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I try not to follow what’s going on with Star Jones and Barbara Walters but their fighting has reached a point where it’s no longer posisble to ignore. After Star announced she’d be leaving The View in July and told magazines she felt like she’d been fired, Barbara Walters responded by saying she felt “betrayed” by Star’s comments. Now Star is calling Barbara a hypocrite, saying in a statement last night: “For Barbara to say she felt betrayed is the height of hypocrisy. I thought the audience deserved to have their Star tell them what the deal is. To now be accused of betrayal by someone I looked at as a mentor, when I was finally speaking up for myself instead of letting the executives and tabloids speak for me, is disheartening.”

After Reynolds announced on the air Tuesday that she would leave the show in July, ABC asked her not to come back at all. When the show resumed on Wednesday, Walters, the show’s creator, said: “We didn’t expect her to make this statement yesterday. She gave us no warning.” Walters went on to say, “It is becoming uncomfortable for us to pretend that everything is the same at this table. And therefore, regrettably, Star will no longer be on this program.”

I’d recommend my usual solution to bickering women but I don’t think a naked pillow fight in my bedroom would be appropriate here. Or anywhere else where vision is still available.