We are upset to announce that Star Jones is leaving “The View”, not because we like Star Jones but because we wanted to see her get into a verbal beat-down with Rosie O’Donnell.
Rumors have intensified that Jones would be leaving “The View” ever since the announcement was made that Rosie O'Donnell would be replacing Meredith Vieira on "The View" in the fall. Not to mention all those calls Star’s people have been making to studio execs telling them that Star would be available for any creative projects.
Reynolds made the announcement after the first commercial break of "The View" on Tuesday, saying the show had decided to move in a new direction. "I'm not sure what the future holds, but I'm absolutely sure who holds the future."
Barbara Walters asked the studio audience to give Reynolds a standing ovation, indicated the timing was a surprise. She expressed her "sadness that it has turned out this way. I can't imagine how `The View' would have succeeded without you." she said.
Comic Joy Behar looked like she was shocked. "Who am I going to fight with?" Behar said.
Reynolds replied: "Something tells me you will have somebody to fight with."
Wonder which network will pick up Jones?