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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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61.

Mandi    

On Brittney - I do feel so sorry for the emotional stability of Brittney Spears. Very young people who are thwon alot of money and are touring day after day after day get crazy. If no one has noticed, Brittney is crying for major help. Take a few years off, get some. Find your place that you are comfortable with and forget about those around you.

On Star: Before 'Oprah', you were a top Attorney - and you were wonderful. See what TV can do? Be yourself, your wonderful without the curtains "The View" gave you. Let everyone else see that too.

On Eminem: See comments to Brittney above.

On Tara: Who the heck cares. Please go away. You, "The Donald" and the organization right now are a sin and a shame to America.

2810 days ago
62.

Otis Berry    

The usa Pagent is racial Vanessa Willams Got her crown taken on doing a legal act
The new (white girl) Illegal act Oh its fine!!

2810 days ago
63.

JAFTD    

I use to like Britney but in the last 2 years she's gone to the DOG'S. I think she's now just a PIG!

2810 days ago
64.

rennie hardie    

I'm sick and tired of looking at Britney Spears, Star Jones and all the other airheads. At the grocery store checkout, on AOL, on TV, even Keith Olberman thinks he has to bring a segment about Tump and that Tara. Who cares, go away. Thank God, there are many people out there who focus on other things like the suffering of people throughout the world.

2810 days ago
65.

Richard    

Sh*tney created the problem with K-Fed, now she is kicking him while lhe is down? He is no angel, but he is something that she created. She is really a sick bitch

2810 days ago
66.

Wicked    

STAR LOOKS LIKE A GORILLA.

FOR THAT MATTER...SO DOES OPRAH.

I SUPPOSE GAYLE DOES AS WELL.

OH WELL, AFRICA IS A PERFECT PLACE FOR THEM TO VISIT...BETTER YET, STAY THERE.

2810 days ago
67.

Patricia    

Star used to be an ugly fat chick -- now she's an ugly skinny chick with the charisma of a pit viper. As for the rest of the imbeciles -- what does it say about us as a society that we worship these drunken-coked-out twits as those they have actually made a contribution to society. Nicole Richie needs to be in prison for what she did. What if she'd killed someone? Tara is a joke -- a real hillbilly in nice packaging. As for Eminem -- who gives a rat's behind what he does? He's a disgrace to the human race.

2810 days ago
68.

linda    

4. Star Jones and NAS are just N****ers.

Posted at 10:29AM on Dec 20th 2006 by Brit Ate Paris

IF YOU REALLY HAD THE CORRECT MEANING FOR N **** WORD .YOU WOULD KNOW . K FED TARA TRULY LIVE UP TO IT!! WHAT THE HELL HAS K FED DONE BUT,GIVE REAL PLAYERS A BAD NAME!!!!!

2810 days ago
69.

Irene    

well people what we have here is a immature girl ,who now wants to mean to her soon-to-be husnband that she chosed ! Now she acts like she was set up by him ..when the whole world knows that SHE is her own worst ENEMY and she first needs to Grow Up stay dressed and stop hanging around whores or she will lose those two Baby Boys ! You Wanted kids , now take care of them and be a woman not a child you threw that away dummie remember?

2810 days ago
70.

Tinker Caldwell    

Star Jones a big D? more like a big B

2810 days ago
71.

Jay Thomas    

I'm at a loss for words,(and it's not because I don't know any). to describe this discusting egomaniac. He has to "trump" up something constantly to get his ugly puss on tv as often as he can. He and those hollywood types who think they have something important to say just because they are known are so involved with themselves that they don't know how foolish they are. Shut up and make money for your bimbo's.

2810 days ago
72.

Nia    

If Naz doesn't care about sales then what's the point of being a rapper?

2810 days ago
73.

Chuck Mason    

Jeepers, who needs access to the porn sites. The 10 to 12 year olds scrolling through AOL reader's comments can get all the porn they could desire right here and probably use their imaginations to foul up their young minds even more.

Nobody's responsible for their comments on cyberspace, so they just puke it out. Yet . . . the truth is, if they wouldn't want their pre-teen daughters, sisters, cousins, etc. reading the stuff they leave here, and if they are running down their fellow human beings to sooth their own sick ego-neediness, then they are not obeying the golden rule and are rather going against spiritual axioms. That kind of behavior allows for no long-term peace of mind.

You want to feel better about being alive? Clean up your act. The truly basic spiritual axioms are simple. (1) Don't know for sure what's good and what's evil. (2) Treat your fellow humans, including pretty blonde girls, gay people, etc. as you would want to be treated were you them and (3) for god's sake take full responsibility for every bit of negative emotion you maintain within yourself for the purpose of stroking your ego. (you wouldn't maintain negative emotion within yourself for 5 minutes if it wasn't filling an ego need). It isn't anyone else's fault that you don't know how to feel calm, serene, with bliss in your belly and a daily sense of being at home in the universe. It's yours!

Work on those three areas of your life, and you will no longer need to make the presently yucky recesses of your mind a public cesspool on AOL's reader comments.

Love and Blessings - Chuck

2810 days ago
74.

Duder    

Hey Flying Finn, lots of dictators win landslide elections. It's called fraud and coercion. I'm also starting to think maybe Britney Spears isn't the classiest person in the world. Calling your ex to tell him about some new guy you're boning? If you did that in some countries the whole village would be playing soccer with your head (s'true!!). But if it happens in this country, the punishment is that everybody talks about how trashy you are, and laughs at your babies. Anyway, seems like Justin Timberlake is doing pretty well for himself. Still an actual celebrity, not a famous disaster.

2810 days ago
75.

smm    

I personally think that Brit's antics are a cry for help. She is obviously looking for some sort of acceptence, but she is going about it all the wrong ways. I think she is seriously on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Remember Mariah? She let herself get sucked into this world with a man who's a real piece of work, then all the constant scrutinizing over her mothering skills and her marriage and now this. Honestly, she hasn't done TOO much more than most people have. The difference is she is in the public eye, and that is why I think she either is looking for someone to reach out to her (just all the wrong people seem to be attracted to her) or she is trying to catch up all of the time that she may feel she missed out on while preggers and married. Either way she is a fast track, one way road to destruction and disaster. I just don't see the point in everyone critizing her for what she does though. I have heard stories about people that make her look sweet and innocent still.

2810 days ago
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