Star Jones
American lawyer, television personality and writer
Star Jones
Star Jones is an American lawyer, journalist, writer, and television personality. She is known for her role as a co-host of the ABC weekday morning talk show The View. She was one of the contestants taking part in the fourth installment of Celebrity Apprentice, coming in 5th place.
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Leslie Jones Shreds Publisher For Big-Money Deal With Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos
Huffington Post - about 2 months
”Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones says publisher Simon & Schuster is helping to spread hate with its reported $250,000 book deal with Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos was booted from Twitter last year for abusive comments directed at Jones, which also led to a wave of nasty trolling aimed at the “Ghostbusters” star. Jones briefly left Twitter as a result. Simon & Schuster said in a statement that, despite the deal with Yiannopoulos, it does not condone hate speech “in any form.” Statement regarding recent acquisition by @threshold_books, another division of @simonschuster pic.twitter.com/HTEs1fnsjB — Simon & Schuster (@SimonBooks) December 30, 2016 Jones isn’t buying it. She fired back:  @SimonBooks @threshold_books @simonschuster yea but you still help them spread their hate to even more people. — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) January 2, 2017 She later added, perhaps in reply to some of the trolling ...
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WATCH: Original 'View' Co-Hosts Discuss Their Flashback Surprise
ABC News - 3 months
Meredith Viera, Star Jones, and Debbie Matenopoulos join Joy Behar on a special edition of "The View."
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Star Jones getting her revenge on 'View' co-hosts?
Fox News - 6 months
The show, premiering next year, is based on “Satan’s Sisters,” the catty 2011 novel written by former “View” co-host Star Jones.
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The revolving co-hosts of 'The View'
CNN - 7 months
From Barbara Walters and Star Jones to Whoopi Goldberg and Paula Faris, we trace the changing faces at ABC's chatfest, "The View".
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UH Law Center's "Star" - attorney and TV personality Star Jones - returns to where it all began
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
HOUSTON, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Star Jones, attorney, journalist and TV personality, is returning to her alma mater, the University of Houston Law Center, on Tuesday, March 31, to visit with professors and students and to lecture in a class or two. Jones earned her J.D. at the Law Center in 1986 and went on to work as a prosecutor in New York City, a network television legal correspondent and analyst, host of a court TV show, and co-host of "The View" talk show for nine seasons. "As a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, I'm honored to be invited to campus and thrilled to host this event in my old stomping grounds," Jones said.
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Star Jones: I'm 'face of heart disease'
CNN - about 3 years
As I sat in Dr. Valentin Fuster's exam room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, only one word raced through my mind: "Whoa!" That was it. I was floored. I really couldn't understand why this was happening to me -- and now.
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Star Jones: 'Face of heart disease'
CNN - about 3 years
Star Jones had battled her weight problem and won. She was floored when she learned she had heart disease. Now after a successful surgery, she's spreading the word about how to prevent our No. 1 health killer.
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Celebrity Friends Give Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Under $50
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The holiday season symbolizes spending time with family and friends, eating food that we regret soon thereafter, and exchanging gifts on Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Gift giving can stress-out the most joyful holiday shopper. Everyone strives to give thoughtful and appreciated gifts without exceeding the spending budget. Yet, buying that perfect present for someone special (significant other, BFF, respected employer/employee) is far more taxing, emotionally and financially, than the $15 "Secret Santa" or Pollyanna gift purchased for the office party. It has been predicted that spending in 2013 will surpass that of 2012. Baynote/etailing group 2013 Holiday Survey: In 2012, holiday shoppers spent nearly $579 billion; the predicted 11% increase would push retail spending to more than $640 billion. Here's the breakdown from the inaugural Baynote/etailing group 2013 Holiday Survey: • Most retailers expect a slow start to the season with increased momentum throughout late Nove ...
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Former 'View' Cohost Debbie Matenopoulos On Her 22-Year-Old Self: 'You Poor Thing' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Since "The View" first premiered in 1997, co-hosts have come and gone, but viewers still remember the original five: Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Debbie Matenopoulos. Matenopoulos, often criticized and parodied for her 22-year-old point of view, was fired after two years. "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" caught up with Matenopoulos in Greece as she worked on her cookbook of traditional family recipes, It's All Greek to Me, and reflected on her co-hosting days. "It has been 16 years since I was on 'The View,' -- 15 or 16 but who's counting," she says in the above video. "That was the most amazing experience of my life to date and still the most amazing job. At that time I probably didn't realize what a big deal it was because I was so young." "Did I say and do some crazy things? Yeah, I look back at that girl and I say, 'You poor thing.' I mean that poor, poor thing," she laughs. "It was difficult to read stuff about myself that's for sure, in the press, ...
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Star Jones Working On New 'Multi-Host' Talk Show
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
Star Jones is working on a new talk show, she told Fishbowl NY on Friday. The television personality sat down with Fishbowl NY's Diane Clehane, who reported on the new project. "I can’t say much, but I can tell you exclusively I shot the pilot on Sunday and it’s multi-host – the opportunity came to me when I was in the middle of a million things — and I’m more excited about this than I’ve been in long time," Jones said. "It’s right in my wheel house." "I don’t think the single-host format will be successful any longer. The time for those shows has passed,” she also said. “I think people want to tune in and see a group of people with some real diversity and that are relatable." Read More...
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Roz Warren: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Shirley Jones' Racy Past
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Orgasms have always come easily for Shirley Jones, and if that's too much information for you, you might not enjoy "Shirley Jones," her new memoir, in which the actress writes frankly about both her successful acting career and her sizzling sex life. But for the reader eager to learn what happens during a celebrity threesome, what the parties were like chez Sammy Davis Junior (porn on every screen and lines of coke on every coffee table), the size of David Cassidy's schlong (Hint: his brothers nicknamed him Donk, for donkey) and just what Shirley does at age 79 to keep the orgasms coming, this is the ideal beach read. Jones describes her career trajectory, from a small town girl with a voice she calls a "gift from God" to the star of iconic films like "Oklahoma!" and "The Music Man," after which she became America's favorite wholesome working mom on the hit TV series "The Partridge Family."(Portraying a working mom was important to Jones. She turned down the "mom" ro ...
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Mika Brzezinski Freaks Out Over Miley Cyrus VMA Performance Again
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Mika Brzezinski ripped into Miley Cyrus' VMA performance once again on Tuesday's "Today." The MSNBC host -- who has made her dislike of Cyrus' controversial performance clear -- was a panel on "Today's Professionals," and stressed that Cyrus' act was "disgusting and disturbing." When Star Jones argued that award shows try to push the envelope every year, Brzezinski disagreed, saying, "There's pushing the envelope and there's porn, there's raunchy porn that's disgusting and disturbing and seeing... a 20 year old young woman literally in the process of her undoing and everyone clapping for it and being disturbed by it and talking about it and showing it, which I hope we don't show... don't show it here on my segment, please." Jones and Matt Lauer disagreed, setting off Brzezinski and fellow panelist Nancy Snyderman. "Oversexualized is one thing," Brzezinski said. "Is it sexual to stick your face in the face of a life-size teddy bear and stick your tongue out? We' ...
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How 'The View' Has Drastically Changed Since 1997 [Infographic]
Business Insider - over 3 years
Through 16 seasons, the original cast of ABC's daytime talk show "The View" — Meredith Viera, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Joy Behar, and Barbara Walters — has undergone many changes. Jenny McCarthy will join the show this fall to replace recently departed Elisabeth Hasselbeck while long-time co-host Behar departed earlier this month after sitting at the table since the show's first season in 1997. Though no official woman has been selected to replace Behar, the rumored frontrunners for the chair include Gloria Estefan, Brooke Shields, and Kathy Griffin. Column Five put together an infographic detailing the extensive history of the show marking new entries and exits from Lisa Ling to Elisabeth Hasselbeck and big controversies from Star Jones' heated exit to Behar and Goldberg walking off set due to Bill O'Reilly discussing the proposed mosque near Ground Zero. Check it out below: Join the conversation about this story »     
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Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.: Robina M. Gumbs, Esq.: The Price of Gladiating
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Your daughter has stopped eating." With those five words, I felt as though my mother had plunged a knife into my heart. Alarmed, I demanded to know what happened. Mom continued, "Well, I gave her dinner tonight and she pushed it away. I asked her why she refused to eat. She said, 'Grandma, I just want to know one thing: Where is my Mommy?!' Then she pushed her food away and started sobbing. I can't get her to eat anything." I heard about my daughter's crisis on the phone, because it was 10:30 p.m. and I was at work, where I had been every day, including weekends, for three months. I am the real "Gladiator in a Suit." I was meeting the final court-imposed deadline in a complex construction litigation matter. Mom had been called in to babysit. My husband was traveling for work, daycare ended at 6:30, and there were too many documents to be reviewed for me to be able to work from home. Now, to get our attention, our 3-year-old was staging a hunger strike. Alone in ...
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Homie Don’t Play That! NeNe Leakes Calls Wedding Planner A Scam Artist After Getting Slapped With $2.5 Milli Lawsuit
Bossip - over 3 years
Bloop! Nene Leakes Calls Wedding Planner A Scam Artist Via RadarOnline reports: You don’t mess with NeNe Leakes! Apparently the ONLY person who doesn’t know that is Tiffany Cook. That’s the woman suing The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, claiming she was her wedding planner and is owed big bucks for the job. NeNe has been on two-day, non-stop rant against Cook. “I was just thinking, should I wear my [wedding] dress 2 court?” Leakes asked her 1.28 million Twitter followers. “U really wanna do this, let’s go.” NeNe even shared a photo from the ceremony of herself with husband Gregg Leakes and her wedding planner, Tony Conway. True Entertainment, the producers of NeNe’s reality show, actually paid for the wedding, Leakes revealed. “Atlanta has more scam artists than reality stars!” she wrote. “Everybody looking 4 a pay day.” In Cook’s lawsuit, she claims Leakes hired her Dream Design Weddings, signed a contract and even paid her a $18,750 down payment. She’s su ...
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Michigan mom's killer on the loose
CNN - over 3 years
32 year-old was strangled, found partially clothed - Friend of Rosaline Ransom Lee's sister, Star Jones weighs in
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Star Jones – calls social media ‘the new KKK white hood” — click to see
Fox News - over 3 years
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Lili Balfour: Being a Mentor Advances Your Growth
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In Stiletto Network, Nancy Peretsman of Allen & Company confides that her female peers' attempt to mentor young women had a surprising effect: "We thought the younger women would deeply benefit from the older women, but the surprise was that it definitely went both ways." There is much written on why young entrepreneurs should seek out wise mentors. Yet, very little has been written about the value of the mentee. If growth is important to you, become a mentor. Interacting with technologically savvy, hungry young entrepreneurs will give you new insight and renewed focus. This population is looking at problems in new ways. They have their finger on the pulse of technology and are ready to create the next big thing. As "seasoned" human beings we tend to get comfortable with the way our society functions. Young entrepreneurs are not in the comfort rut and are seeking new ways to disrupt the current environment. Nick D'Aloisio, the 17-year-old who sold his company, S ...
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Robin Gorman Newman: Growing as a Mom Through Networking
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Even though I'm the founder of a networking group for enterprising women on Long Island and Queens, NY, the Independent Business Women's Circle, and a big believer in the power of connecting, cultivating support and learning from each other, I don't frequent networking functions... or at least not since I became a mom. Time doesn't always permit in the life of a work-at-home, multi-tasking mother of a child in elementary school. That said, I decided to take some time to visit the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) third annual National Networking Conference Spark Ignite Your Network at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in NYC, and I was impressed. This year, the annual National Networking Conference, which brings thousands of business women together for networking, panel discussions and motivational workshops, featured Martha Stewart and Arianna Huffington as Keynote Speakers. Star Jones, NAPW National Spokeswoman, once again hosted and provided openi ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Star Jones
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    In addition, she has made acting appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (where she played a former incarnation of herself—a Brooklyn prosecutor named Star Jones—in the eighth-season finale), and as a judge in Drop Dead Diva in August 2012.
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    On February 22, 2012, Jones returned to The View as a guest, and has made subsequent guest appearances since then.
    More Details Hide Details On March 7, 2007, Jones announced that she would return to her original network, Court TV—now rebranded truTV—as its new executive editor of daytime programming, and that she would host an eponymous live weekday talk show based on the law and pop culture. Star Jones premiered on August 20, 2007, as a guest-driven live broadcast (with taped segments) covering recent stories from the worlds of pop culture, entertainment, crime, and justice. Just six months later, her show was canceled, and it was announced that Jones was leaving truTV due to "changes in their programming selection." The final episode of Star Jones aired on February 1, 2008. Jones received the balance on her $24 million, three-year contract, and the network stated that Jones was eliminated from the channel's lineup because it deemed Jones "too serious" for its tabloid-focused coverage. However, according to The Washington Post, "Jones's show averaged 186,000 viewers and, by its final telecast, was down in the neighborhood of 85,000." In January 2011, the talk show was featured among "10 Notable Talk Show Failures" by CNBC.com.
  • 2011
    Age 48
    Her most recent book, Satan's Sisters, a work of fiction, was released in March 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Jones is the President of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). She created the organization's philanthropic endeavor, NAPW Foundation, to benefit the American Heart Association, of which Jones is also a National Volunteer; the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; Dress For Success and Girls, Inc. Jones also conducts regular visits to NAPW Local Chapters and hosts the organization’s annual National Networking Conference. Jones is also the President of Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ: IPDN). She is also a member of its Board of Directors, becoming the youngest of a small circle of African-American women in the US leading a public company.
  • 2010
    Age 47
    On March 17, 2010, Jones underwent cardiac surgery related to a surgery she had three decades earlier for a thoracic tumor.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    Jones' departure caused a rift between her and Walters that lasted nearly six years. In May 2008, in response to allegations in Barbara Walters's autobiography, Audition, Jones told US Magazine: "It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book.
    More Details Hide Details It speaks to her true character." Walters did not respond.
    On March 9, 2008, Jones and Reynolds announced they were divorcing.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    After the wedding, Jones began using the name "Star Jones Reynolds" professionally, but reverted to "Star Jones" in 2007, telling Entertainment Weekly that she wanted to keep her public persona separate from her private self.
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  • 2004
    Age 41
    Reynolds proposed to Jones during the 2004 NBA All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details Amid much publicity, the wedding was held at Saint Bartholomew's Church in New York City in front of five hundred guests and featured three matrons of honor, twelve bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, three best men, twelve groomsmen, three junior groomsmen, six footmen, four ring bearers, and four flower girls. More than thirty corporate "sponsors" donated wedding attire and merchandise for the event in exchange for mentions in the media and on Jones's website.
    Jones married investment banker Al Reynolds on November 13, 2004.
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    From September 2004 to September 2005, Jones was a red-carpet host for the E! television network, conducting interviews at awards shows.
    More Details Hide Details E! declined to renew her contract after one year. Jones has hosted or guest-hosted numerous cable programs, including the HGTV program House Hunters in New York City (which "scored the largest household ratings in the cable channel's history"), the Michael Eric Dyson radio show, Larry King Live (where she interviewed Beyoncé Knowles while King was on vacation), and the The Bad Girls Club Season 2 reunion on the Oxygen Network.
    She also denied that she had caused a ratings drop, and claimed that the ratings during the 2004-05 season were the highest The View had had in the nine years she was a co-host.
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    Additionally, when she married investment banker Al Reynolds in 2004, Jones reported her wedding plans on The View for months beforehand, including "plugs" (public mentions) for her suppliers, such as the wedding invitations, clothing, and airlines.
    More Details Hide Details It was later revealed that Jones had pushed product-placement in exchange for receiving those products and services for free. ABC claimed that her excessive self-promotion alienated viewers. On April 21, 2006, Jones discovered that her contract would not be renewed for the following season. Her agent called her then husband Al Reynolds and informed him as Jones was in Phoenix at the time. Reynolds flew to Phoenix & told Jones her contract would not be renewed. ABC, Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie then told Star she could go out on "her own terms". They had collectively decided for Jones to announce her impending departure on Thursday, June 29, 2006, but Jones surprised her co-hosts by announcing it two days earlier on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 when they returned from their first commercial break that she would be leaving the programme and would not return in the fall. She did not reveal during her announcement that her contract wasn't renewed. After Jones revealed her departure live on air, co-host Joy Behar jokingly said, "Who am I going to fight with now?" to which Jones replied, "I have a feeling you'll have someone else to fight with."
  • 2003
    Age 40
    In June 2003, Jones was sued by a landscaping company that alleged she had agreed to give it credit for its work on a rooftop garden for her Upper East Side penthouse duplex in a quid pro quo exchange.
    More Details Hide Details The work was done in advance of an article in the October 2003 issue of Architectural Digest. The Smoking Gun website published a copy of a letter she signed which agreed to the deal, but the lawsuit was dismissed in Jones' favor. A nonprofit Detroit women's group, Full and Fabulous, accused Jones of theft after they invited her to speak at its "Health, Beauty and Self-Esteem" conference during the 2006 Super Bowl. Full and Fabulous alleged that Jones made changes to her flight itinerary that doubled the travel expenses the group was paying for, and that she spent the bulk of her time attending Super Bowl parties to promote her book rather than the conference. Jones insisted that she honored all contractual terms of the deal and that the organization fabricated the allegations for the sake of publicity. Jones was named to PETA's "worst dressed" list four years in a row. An anti-fur ad from PETA featured drag queen Flotilla DeBarge dressed as Jones in a spoof. Jones threatened to sue PETA and DeBarge as a result of the ad.
    Jones, who had been diagnosed as morbidly obese, began to undergo dramatic weight loss beginning in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details In a September 2007 essay in Glamour magazine, she revealed that she had undergone gastric bypass surgery in August 2003, resulting in a loss of over three years. Many criticized Jones for her initial dishonesty when she claimed she had lost weight via diet and exercise. Barbara Walters told Oprah Winfrey in May 2008 that she had kept Jones' gastric bypass surgery a secret because Jones had asked her to, and that lying on the show turned the audience off.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 34
    In 1997, Jones joined The View as one of its original four co-hosts.
    More Details Hide Details Jones's nine-season tenure on The View was marked by controversy at times.
  • 1994
    Age 31
    In 1994, she was given her own court show, Jones & Jury, which mimicked the arbitration-based reality format of The People's Court, though with a talk show like set as opposed to a courtroom set.
    More Details Hide Details Although the show was canceled after only one year, Jones became the first black person and female to serve as a television arbitrator of a courtroom series. Jones then became chief legal analyst on Inside Edition, where she led the coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder case. She was the only reporter to interview Simpson during his civil trial, which she covered for American Journal.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    She was recruited by Court TV in 1991 as a commentator for the William Kennedy Smith rape trial and spent several years as a legal correspondent for NBC's Today and NBC Nightly News.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    From 1986 to 1991, Jones was a prosecutor with the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, she was elevated to senior assistant district attorney.
    Jones earned a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1986, and was admitted to the New York state bar in 1987.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on March 24, 1962.
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