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Star Jones: Emotional and Stressed Out

9/25/2006 8:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Star and Al Reynolds threaten to sue the National EnquirerStar Jones has given the National Enquirer an ultimatum: either admit that a story calling her her marriage a "sham" is untrue, or prepare to do battle in court (and remember, Star is a lawyer).

Bob Chapman, the high-powered attorney who represents Star and Al, tells TMZ that the Enquirer's story that Al is gay and the marriage is falling apart is not true. Chapman insists, "They are happily married," adding that Star is "emotional and stressed out" over the story.

The article in question, published in this week's issue dated October 2, 2006, features the headline "Star Jones' Husband Walks Out!" In a demand letter to the Enquirer, Chapman writes the article is "false and defamatory" and has "caused them massive damage." The letter also states, "You have also chosen to state that Mr. Reynolds is gay. While Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds believe that everyone should be free to make their own choice concerning sexual preference and that there is nothing wrong with being gay, you have nonetheless chosen to falsely state that Mr. Reynolds is gay." Chapman also states that the Enquirer has done "grave damage to their reputations, both publicly and privately."

Brad Zeifman, a rep for the couple, issued the following statement to TMZ: "Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds have tried to handle these vicious lies and attempts at character assassination with quiet dignity for far too long...now they will pursue immediate legal action against anyone who makes false statements about their family."

In a recent interview with Jawn Murray of AOL's Black Voices, Star stressed, "I love my husband and he loves and respects me-period! People can say what they want, but Al and I share what I like to call an unbreakable bond." Star reminds the public that, "It's not easy being under such intense scrutiny by the media. All we're trying to do is live our lives as Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds."

A rep for the National Enquirer had no comment.

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46.

the wise old owl    

Post # 42 : Nothing shouts ' GAY " like a pair of AL's shorts.


Post # 44 and Post #45 : thanks for sharing that. Now I will never get to sleep. I haven't had this much fun or released this many endorphines since I snorted coke in the 80's. And I won't wake up with a hang over. What Glee......

And Ross post # 43 : Just because John hasn't approached you yet , doesn't mean he won't . He is still out there and looking. Ewww ..Granted, his glory days are gone, but after a few drinks he might look good. YOU ? ha ha ha lol...........

2894 days ago
47.

ME    

That guy is as gay as a freakin picnic basket..... just come out of the closet already; the doors are ready to burst any second.

2894 days ago
48.

nikki    

Well.....Everyone knows that AL Reynolds is GAY!! When he and Star first got engaged, the tabloids revealed that he used to date men and AL reluctantly admitted that it was true!

Star Jones is going to get hurt BADLY by this man. "A tiger never changes his spots." Al cannot just decide that he isn't GAY anymore. Star seems so desperate to be with someone so much that she is in DENIAL about AL's past. Sorry Star, but you gonna get your heart BROKEN and your wallet CLEANED OUT!!

star so dumb.

2894 days ago
49.

Leo V.    

Are we still giving that "Droopy skin" self absorbed witch attention???? Why is she still around????

2894 days ago
50.

Leo V.    

For Lisa post #6, you apparently do not watch the show as closely as you claim, Please note that Rosie did not take star's place and is not sitting in star's old chair. Rosie too Merideth's place and yes, Rosie is a loud mouth, but everyone already knew that, and she comes out at the beginning of the show looking phoney every day, but we know that also, never the less, i enjoy watching rosie over Star anyday, there was a time when star was FAT and ridiculed skinny women, now shes (kinda) skinny and would look like nothing less than a hypocrite on the show, therefore leaving was a good idea for her. Let this be a lesson to women everywhere, If you drop alot of pounds , try to remember what you once were, Ive seen it to many times, when large women drop weight, they all of a sudden become this other person who has nothing good to say except ramming down everyones throat how much weight they lost.. Remember, you can gain it all back alot quicker than it took to lose it. and all anyone will remember is when you were throwing it in their face back when you were thin.

2894 days ago
51.

Sherri Jones    

Hyperthyroidism/Graves disease will cause bulging eyes.

2894 days ago
52.

Jillian    

Star Jones is the only person in the world that does not know that her husband Al is Gay.

2894 days ago
53.

MICHELE    

I DONT CARE IF AL IS GAY OR IF STAR IS WHAT THEY DO IN THEIR BEDROOM IS THEIR BUSINESS NOBODYS ELSES LEAVE HER ALOONE AND GET RID OF ROSIE SHE IS KILLING THE SHOW IT SHOULD BE CALLED THE ROSIE HOUR WITH 3 NON TALKING BIMBOS ONLY A BIMBO WOUOLD SIT THERE AND LET HER TAKE OVER

2893 days ago
54.

Nelson    

So, according to Chapman, they believe that sexuality is a CHOICE? A "preference?" Sorry to break it to you (and Big Al), sexuality is something you're born with. Whether or not you choose to fight nature is a matter for your shrink.

2893 days ago
55.

Amy Sue    

He's gay. Look at those pants.

2893 days ago
56.

Biotch Please!    

Sometimes sexuality is a choice and sometimes it is not. There was an article in last month's Marie Claire where women were interviewed about being Lesbians and they identified themselves as Lesbians but in the same interview talked about "going back to men" at some point.

Yes, some people are born gay or straight and some people make a choice.

Al is gay, Star thought she could change him and they both realize they made a mistake.

2893 days ago
57.

ROBIN    

If Star Jones wouldn't have made such a big damn deal about her stupid wedding to what's-his-name then she probably wouldn't be catching so much crap! But....she went on and on and on and on and on about the her relationship with him and made a lot of viewers sick! She really over did it and now it makes it look like she over compensated because maybe he is gay...she is the cause of her own demise!

2893 days ago
58.

amps    

If she is happily married, then there is no reason to be emotional and stressed out about something she can't control such as what the tabloids write about her or her marriage. I agree that the tabloids can be really mean, but hey if she's happy with her life and her marriage, then that's all there is to it. Surely, she has some bigger things to worry about than these tabloids. If her marriage is genuine, it will prove itself in time no matter what other people say.

2893 days ago
59.

Rhianna    

tabloids is just what it is....tabloids! people that read that crap will believe anything that sounds juicy. why do we as americans insist that everybody is gay or have to be?

2893 days ago
60.

Devynn    

you KNOW he must be gay if she's fighting this like she is. tabloids these days have gotten better in putting the truth in their stories, but any star should know that unless they put the info out there themselves, it probably isn't true. sure, it's juicy to read and sometimes they put out all sorts of crazy stories to stir up PR b/c the star's lives would be nothing but PR releases without it, but seriously, WHO CARES?! if he's gay, he's gay. she needs to put on a good 20lbs b/c she looks like a bag of sticks with extra skin hanging off her.

2893 days ago
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