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Star in Big Trouble with Detroit Big Girls

11/2/2007 11:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Detroit organization says Star Jones screwed them, big time!


The local women's group, Full and Fabulous, a non-profit organization that helps plus-size women and girls cope with peer pressures, -- told Detroit TV station WXYZ they invited Star to speak at their "Health, Beauty and Self-Esteem Expo" during the 2006 Super Bowl in Detroit. They say Jones demanded first class airfare, a suite at a five-star hotel and $30,000 to show up. Full and Fabulous says they bought Star the plane tickets to Detroit, which she used to party it up over Super Bowl weekend and plug her book. The only thing is -- she never showed up at the Expo!

Star's rep vehemently denies the group's story, and issued the following statement to TMZ: "It is unfortunate that Mr. Wilson and this for-profit Expo has chosen to so gravely distort the facts surrounding this speaking engagement for their benefit. Ms. Jones' lecture agency William Morris was contacted on April 18, 2005 to have her speak at an Expo on February 4, 2006 for $25,000. Per the accepted terms of the deal a deposit was to be issued by the organizers on July 4, 2005 with the balance being submitted 48 hours prior to the scheduled travel date."

Star at the Griiron Glamour Celeb Fashion ShowStar's rep goes on: "However, the balance was never provided and after countless attempts to save the date; the William Morris Agency had no other choice but to cancel the date and advise the booking agency that they were in breach of contract. At no time did Ms. Jones receive or accept $30,000 as stated by Mr. Wilson and had no direct contact with this for-profit Expo. The real shame is that, Ms. Jones honored all contractual terms of the deal but this organization did not and have now fabricated a story to make a name for themselves on hers."


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Denise S    

Don't think that Steve Wilson is going to back down from this. He's like a bulldog when he knows he has a verifiable story. If you doubt that, just ask the the mayor of Detroit. Steve exposed his extra spending at tax payers expense.

2527 days ago
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Tina    

I used to like her, and how smart SHE WAS. She is the most fake annoying alient looking B*TC& I've ever seen. Her wedding is where I couldn't stand it anymore, followed by her weight loss and attributing to "water"...after all is said and done. She's a fake. And she married a gay guy...so what would you expect from her...any better? Smart no more!

2546 days ago
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french vanilla    

This is big news in the Detroit area right now. Star Jones did wrong and should admit it in stead of making up excuses!

2546 days ago
4.

just saying...    

she had her entire wedding paid for by sponsors... she hasn't changed.
I tend to side with the Full and Fabulous group on this one...
She is NOT the Star she thinks she is

2546 days ago
5.

SO SICK OF BRITNEY    

AM I first or 3rd?

2546 days ago
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GDB    

I live in the city of Detroit. Steve Wilson the reporter from Action 7 has made quite a name for himself in the city, going after high profile Black and White Detroiters with half truths. He is not to be trusted.

2546 days ago
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Mimi    

Should be easy enough to verify that she used tickets paid for by Full & Fabulous and that she did not show up to speak at their event.

2546 days ago
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MyTwoCents    

star used to be a fat b*tch, now she's just a b*tch.

2546 days ago
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aileen    

It never fails to amaze me how this woman gets jobs that require her to be in the public eye. She has no personality - it disappeared totally with the gastric bypass - and is blatently transparent when she pretends to muster rapport with anyone she is talking too. I blame the silly woman who thought she was something in the first place. Heck, she has the most widely know reputation as a freebie grabber . Maybe others will realise that Star Jones and all she has stood for lately, is not worth the aggro and we get to never hear of her again. That goes for tv stations too - enough already, no one I know likes her.

2546 days ago
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ELRON HUBBARD    

FULL AND FABULOUS???

She had her stomach stapled and married a homo; that's supposed to be an inspiration to fat chicks?

2546 days ago
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Aussie Mom    

I can't stand to look at her. She looks like a frog. And what is up with all that gasping breathing she does? If she is asthmatic get some medicine.

2546 days ago
12.

Christina    

Why is this woman still around? Really what has she done but lie. She doesn't even look like the same person, shes now just a big old bag of flesh with loose skin hanging off her. Unless of course shes had some more surgery she can lie about saying her skin tightened on account of relentless working out. NOT you aren't fooling anyone girly!

2546 days ago
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janet    

Tell me any other celeb that doesn't act like this. Male or female they all think they are worth more than they really are!!!!!

2546 days ago
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JENNIFER ANNISTON LITE    

I WANT TO BELIEVE STAR, BUT DID SHE REALLY USE THE PLANE TICKETS?

TMZ LET US KNOW.

SHE SHOULD HAVE RETURNED THE PLANE TICKETS OR REFUNDED THE AMOUNT OF THE TICKETS INSTEAD USING THEM. THEN SHE WOULD BE JUSTIFIED.

2546 days ago
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JaimeNTexas    

Star is one of those women who look better full figured. There aren't many women that can pull that off. Jill Scott is another one. She is absolutely gorgeous. Star has too much Diva in her for me. I too, used to admire her cause I thought she was a good example for young black women. Put herself through lawschool and came out on top in a major way when she became a prosecutor. I think it was the wedding that turned me around to. Or maybe it was the obvious fakeness. Like it was a big deal that she had gastro surgery. So the hell what. You did what you thought you had to for you health. You ain't had to explain nothing to nobody. That bothered me for some reason

2546 days ago
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