Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DVRAlert: Star Jones Returning To "The View" As A Guest On 2.22.12 + [Video] - Flashback: Star Jones Announces She's Leaving, Barbara's Response!


Star Jones will be returning to "The View" years after she was fired. Though there was bad blood when she left between she and Barbara Walters and a bit with Joy Behar. Though she and Barbara cleared the air over the years and are friends one can still never forget that Star Jones left the show in her own way and shocked her co-hosts when she announced live on television that she was leaving the show earlier than expected and revealed that her contract wasn't being renewed for the new season. The look on their faces were classic. [The show wanted her to say it was her choice to leave, but Star Jones turned the tables on them].

The show later announced Star Jones would not be back and that airing was her last appearance, but it was uber fabulous the classy way Star Jones left after the way they treated her dismissal.

Star Jones appearance will be on 2.22.12!

Additional deets below via Reuters:

Star Jones and Barbara Walters have found it in their hearts to reunite.

Jones, who made a hasty exit as a co-host of "The View" in 2006, will return to the show for an episode in February after trading criticisms with "View" star Barbara Walters.

Both have undergone heart surgery, and Jones will appear on the Feb. 22 episode of "The View" to discuss heart health for women during National Heart Month, The Associated Press reports.

An ABC representative did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.

Jones, who underwent heart surgery in 2010, quit the daytime talk show in 2006. She surprised viewers -- and Walters, who had not been aware she was going to make an announcement -- by saying during a live June 27 broadcast that she was leaving the show.

Jones was not allowed to return to "The View" the next day, and Walters wrote in her 2008 autobiography "Audition" that Jones had asked her "View" co-stars to lie about her weight-loss surgery. Jones criticized Walters for sharing details of her affair with a married U.S. senator in her book.

But next month, the two put their differences aside in the name of promoting the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" heart health campaign. Walters underwent open heart surgery to repair a faulty valve in 2010.

Flashback to when Star Jones announced she was leaving the show & the next day Barbara Walters gave her "view" on Star Jones' abrupt announcement. At the time it just seemed a bit shady, but whatever the case. Good to know that is all water under the bridge now.

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