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Star Jonesing After Oprah

12/20/2006 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Star Jones gallery: Click to launch photosStar Jones is admitting to the world what it already knew – that she's been a diva with a capital D – and it seems that she may be using her pal Oprah Winfrey to help her shed that image and get back on her professional feet.

Miss Jones told "EXTRA" that this New Year's, she's going with O and Gayle King to South Africa as Oprah visits the girls academies she built down there. Though the two aren't bosom pals like O & G, Oprah and Star have appeared on one another's shows, and Star could be looking to use some of the Queen of Daytime's reflected glory to land a new gig.

Meanwhile, Star says her only correspondence with her former colleagues at "The View," which she abruptly exited over the summer, was in the form of "sweet, wonderful" cards from Elisabeth. "I've gone on with my life," said Jones to 'EXTRA.'

Tara Conner gallery: Click to launch photosTara Keeps Tiara


Tara Conner got a last-minute reprieve from Donald Trump yesterday, but it might not be too long before the bad-girl beauty queen really gets the boot from the Donald.

At yesterday's press conference, Tara was a tear-streaked picture of contrition. But just a few hours later, in a phone interview with MSNBC, Tara already seemed to be pooh-poohing her boozing, saying, "I wouldn't say that I have a big drinking problem." What's more, as the New York Daily News points out, Tara verbally shrugged her shoulders at the treatment program the Miss Universe organization is providing her: "Anytime anyone gives you free anything, like therapy or rehab, you take it."

Still, no matter what her urges, Tara will find it difficult to cavort without getting caught. As one veteran paparazzo told TMZ, "That girl won't be able to hit the pavement [in New York] without cameras watching her every move."

Britney Spears gallery: Click to launch photosBritney Kicks K-Fed When He's Down


Britney's having her man-cake and shoving it in her ex's face too. According to In Touch Weekly, Spears called the Fed-Ex to ask him if he'd seen pictures of her kissing music producer "J.R." Rotem and then bragged about a sexual escapade she'd just had. What's more, Britney, according to In Touch's sources, has been taunting Federline about his newly-reduced financial status. "It was really bad," says an eyewitness. "[Brit] just started pushing his buttons ... he started screaming at her."


Eminem gallery: Click to launch galleryParty Favors: Eminem Divorced From Same Woman Twice ... Babwa To Talk to Fidel? ... Nas Wanted to Use "N-Word" in Title ... Scarlett and Josh – On Again?


Rapper Eminem and his high school sweetheart wife, Kim, divorced yesterday for the second time -- less than a year after they remarried. According to a judge, they "are a fine couple to deal with." They will share custody of their 10-year-old daughter ... Barbara Walters might be getting the last interview ever with Fidel Castro, if reports of his failing health are to believed. According to Jossip.com, Walters will meet with Castro alongside another rabidly anti-U.S. dictator type, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez ... Rapper Nas wanted to call his latest album "N****r" because, he tells Rush & Molloy, "I don't care about sales" but had to rethink and called it "Hip Hop is Dead" instead ... Josh Hartnett and Scarlett Johansson, rumored to be on the outs, were spotted last weekend getting cozy at a Manhattan eatery, says Page Six.

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196.

Arcy    

Go Away, Star! No one wants to see your mug on TV
ever again. Oprah, be careful and don't go there. I
won't watch anything you do with Star Jones.

2809 days ago
197.

Shar    

Yes, Kevin WAS RUNNING AROUND (photos proved it) with friends partying and with women cheating on her while she was home. Cant you all see that her self esteem has been CRUSHED. We've all been there people. She's a sweet woman - has never turned down children for an autograph or changed like other celebs. Have fun Britney! I was never a big fan before but you have my support now! I'm going out tonight with no panties too! what's the big deal???

2809 days ago
198.

Shar    

KEVIN WAS A CHEAT AND THOUGHT HE COULD GO OUT EVERY NIGHT, PARTY ETC....HOW DO YOU LIKE IT LOOSER ??pEOPLE PLEASE LEAVE THE POOR GIRL ALONE! SHE WILL HAVE HER HANDS FULL WHEN THOSE BABIES ARE TEENAGERS LIKE ME. WHO CARES IF SHE DIDN'T WARE UNDERWARE??????????

2809 days ago
199.

Dawn Daveport    

F*** that fish eyed,belly flab, pay for my wedding, my husband's breath smells like a man's ass-the man he has been f***ing instead of that bloated pig-star jones. Hate her!

2809 days ago
200.

Shar    

CANT YOU PEOPLE REALIZE THAT THAT KFED GOT WHAT HE DESERVED! BRITNEY IS JUST FEELING GOOD ABOUT HERSELF RIGHT NOW....THE MEDIA NEEDS TO LEAVE HER ALONE AND STOP FEEDING THIS GARBAGE THAT SHE'S AN ALCOHOLIC ETC...NEEDS REHAB. GIVE ME A BREAK, SHE'S BEEN HOME SINCE SHE'S BEEN WITH THIS GUY! SUCKH ANGRY JUDGMENTAL PEOPLE OUT THERE......AND THE PANTY SHOT! HOW HORIBLE IT MUST BE TO HAVE A CAMERA FOLLOWING YU AROUND EVERYWHERE YOU GO AND TAKE CROTCH SHOTS OF YOU! AND AS FAR AS A MAKOVER - SORRY SHE'S NOT LIKE THE OTHER CELEBS THAT GET TOTALLY READY FOR THE CAMERAS OUTSIDE THEIR DOOR - I THINK IT'S GREAT SHE'S DOWN TO EARTH AND DOESN'T CARE HOW SHE LOOKS IN THE ENQUIRER WHERE THEY MAKE UP LIES ABOUT PEOPLE ANYWAY. HOW WOULD YOU ALLL LIKE YOUR LIFE TO BE LIKE THAT? I WOULDN'T! K-MOOCH, YOU GOT WHAT YOU DESERVE! SHE'S A STRONG WOMAN AND WILL COME BACK! I GIVE HE 3-6 MONTHS TO FIND A SERIOUS BOYFRIEND AGAIN - MAYBE THIS RECORD PRODUCER) SHE'LL BE HOME AGAIN WITH HER CHILDREN. UNTIL THEN, HAVE FUN BRIT, YOUR BEAUTIFUL! GOOD THING YOU HAD THE PRENUP!

2809 days ago
201.

Dawn Daveport    

Kay sucks. Jesus hates her and has stated he did not die for HER sins.

2809 days ago
202.

Shar    

NO SYMPOTHY AT ALL FOR BRITNEY??? I KNOW YOUR ALL SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SELLS MAGAZINES ! ! ! ! STIR UP DRAMA AND MAKE IT LOOK SO HORRIBLE THAT SHE'S YOUNG AND HAVING A LITTLE FUN - What's sad if if what happened to Britney happened to them,or a family member or good friend that was hurt - they'd be a little sympothetic, upset and looking for or helping someone fell the reassurance that they were not to blame and still beautiful. It's typical insecurity that happens to most ALL women ! ! If it hasn't happened to you -if you've never had your heart broken, YOUR JUST VERY FORTUNATE. People deal with this in different ways. God bless you and Britney will find peace and true love in your life.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays !

2809 days ago
203.

TJ    

The Donald is an ugly balding freak. Does he even have a mirror? He is USING this girl for publicity! He is no better than a street pimp....... dude YOU are really unattractive.

2809 days ago
204.

gettheboysawayfromher    

omg starr jones is so ugly her eyes and lids need something she should just go away

2809 days ago
205.

Adrienne    

I hear Miss Nevada might get fired, too. What do you expect from the princess of Las Vegas though? Really?

2809 days ago
206.

Abdul R. Kiawu    

Brit, your appology to your fan was a brilliant move. But that is only the beginning of your "...NEW ME". Get back to yourself and begin to think maturely, your fans may forget your past.

2808 days ago
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