Well Star Jones fans, I hate to break it to ya, but it appears that your girl is officially leaving The View come July. According to Access Hollywood, a little bird close to the peeps at The View said Star will announce this week that she is getting the hell outta there before Rosie O'Donnell even steps foot on stage in September. Looks like Star is making damn sure that Rosie doesn't get the chance to steal any of her thunder. It would have been interesting to see them side by side for just a little bit, but shit, I'm not losing any sleep over this. Good riddance lady! No word yet on what Star's future plans are. The View has now lost two of it's original co-hosts in the same year. What the hell is going on over there?? Oh Star, "Shine" on little lady, "Shine" on.
Source: Access Hollywood
UPDATE: It's official, Star made her departure announcement on The View today. What is interesting is that she told People Magazine that she felt like she was fired because her contract was not renewed for a 10th season. She reportedly was told this just days before it was annouced Rosie O'Donnell would be joining the show. Read more HERE.
"Something's been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that the show is moving in another direction for its tenth season and I will not be returning as cohost next year," she said on the air. "That's shocking to me," interrupted Joy Behar, prompting Jones Reynolds to link hands with her cohosts. Thanking the show's creator, Barbara Walters, "for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime," Jones Reynolds concluded by saying, "I'm not sure what the future holds, but I'm absolutely sure who holds the future." Watch the video HERE