Is Rosie Wishing on a Falling Star?
May 9, 2006
It's Rosie O'Donnell vs. Star Jones, as New York papers report things are getting dirty behind the scenes of "The View."
While none of the lovely ladies of the hit morning show are talking, "Extra" knew things were tense when Star dodged a question about Rosie joining "The View" at the Daytime Emmys. When asked about her new co-star, Star simply stated, "I'm excited about the fall."
Now tongues are wagging that Star's excitement rests around her fall departure. But the New York Post reports that it's Rosie who wanted Star booted and her rumored replacement is none other than Oprah's best friend, Gayle King.
But today, King went on rumor control with "Extra's" A.J. Calloway, stating, "You can't believe the things you read in the paper. I certainly haven't talked to anybody about joining ‘The View,' and I don't believe Star Jones is going anywhere." She added, "I can't imagine ‘The View' without her."
Star's reps told "Extra," "Star has enjoyed co-hosting for the last nine years and truly loves her job." While this statement is still ambiguous, it continued, "Producers tell her she is welcome back for the 10th season."
"The View" echoed that response, stating, "Star is part of ‘The View' family and will be on ‘The View' as long as she wants to."
Stay tuned for the next update of this showbiz showdown, right here on "Extra!"