Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Star Jones -- The Plot Thickens!

11/2/2007 5:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The founder of Full and Fabulous says Star Jones stiffed her organization and partied on their dime -- and TMZ has the documents that seem to prove her point!

According to Sharon Dumas Pugh, Full and Fabulous hired Star to speak at their function during the Super Bowl. She says that for nearly ten months they sold dinners, did car washes and even found sponsors to help raise the cash to bring Star to Motor City. We're told they also sold tickets for the event, but when Star was a no-show, they had to return ticket money. As first reported by Steve Wilson of WXYZ, Sharon says they gave Star a $10,000 deposit, and sent her an additional $6,000 -- which Sharon told us Star claims she never received. TMZ has obtained several emails and letters that show the back and forth between Sharon and Power Performers, who brokered the deal. Oh no they didn't!

They also purchased first class airline tickets from NY to Detroit for Star and her husband, Al. Sharon was thrilled when she scored a great deal on the tickets, only to be disappointed when Star or her representative, apparentlyStar Jones upset with flight times, changed the tickets without Sharon's consent -- and charged an additional $900 on her credit card! Sharon says Star then reneged on the whole deal and used those tickets to promote her book (check out the picture!), party it up during the Super Bowl, and not show up at her event.

Sharon has won a $20,000 default judgment against Star, but hasn't been able to collect because they can't afford an attorney. Now we've learned Full & Fabulous is throwing a bowling party to help raise funds to hire a lawyer so they can recoup the money they say they're owed.

TMZ obtained the contract for the event between Star Jones and Power Performers that ndicates if the "event purchaser" fails to pay the $25,000 appearance fee, Star is under no obligation to proceed with the appearance and she can retain any amounts paid to her or on her behalf -- such as plane tickets. The contract also indicates a $10,000 deposit was to be paid by August. We're told that payment wasn't made until January.

No Avatar

Allred Tree    

Everyone - WE MUST WRITE TO COURT TV and ask them to take STAR JONES OFF THEIR STATION! Boycott this hideous freak now!

There was a petition organized asking ABC to get rid of Elisabeth Hasselbeck and the same should be done to get rid of Star Jones. Her star has fallen and will never shine again!!!

But contact Court TV today and I hope that this organization does the same. She was just on today talking about Dog Chapman with his spiritual advisor and her own. The DEVIL HIMSELF must be Star Jones' spiritual advisor.

2516 days ago


She's a piece of crap. How she is regarded as a celebrity is beyond me.

2516 days ago


She was much more entertaining when she was a big fat conservative pig on the View.

2516 days ago


I'm glad this was taken to the media...How long do you think it will take before she
pays up. Like Yesterday! I hope this blows up in her face and I don't have to see her
sorry #ss again!

2516 days ago


People need to contact court tv and get her booted from there...she's a disgrace!

2516 days ago


If Star Jones did this as written, she is an ass and should be forced to repay every penny and then double that amount for the trouble she has caused this group. That is...if she did it. Sure looks fishy.

2516 days ago

Old School    

Star gain your weight back because EVERYONE LOVED you when u were FAT...Go Figure!

2516 days ago

Stacie B    

What's really sad is it's a charity for plus sized young girls who build self esteem that translates into taking better care of themselves. They chose Star because she was successful as a plus sized woman and they wanted to show that you can be something regardless of your size if you work hard. How does it effect their self esteem that they got blew off like that? Detroit and Michigan's economy is the worst of the nation. Trying to believe in your future is tough enough. I'm so glad TMZ picked this up-I hope the 24 hour news cycle picks it up too. Way to go WXYZ Detroit for exposing her for the two faced hypocrite she is.

2516 days ago


Oh come on. This is just a contract breach. Full and Fabulous signed the orignal contract, then they tried to unilaterly changed the contract when they couldn't come up with all the money, as specified. The entertainment business is the same as any other business, with one exception. The "product" is a real person. Too many people except the "product" to be charitable towards them. The "product" would be a fool and broke to that.

2516 days ago


Ugly goes beyond skin deep and Star Jones has shown herself to be ugly, despite the cosmetic surgeries. It's sickening that someone would use their tenuous hold on celebrity to extort a well-intentioned group. How dare she? How dare she? Anything and everything Star Jones is involved with in the future should be ignored and avoided.

2516 days ago


bitch has a $50,000 chinchilla bedspread. she is a vain pile of vomit. why anyone sees her as a role model is beyond me. because she is black and somehow managed to disgrace the legal profession by whoring out to television and getting her face sucked out? just another 'praise the lord pass the buck' jerk.

i hope that chinchilla bedspread comes to life like the coat in ghostbusters 2 and eats her face.

2516 days ago


There is absolutely NOTHING Star Jones can say that is worth $30,000.

2516 days ago


Im down for purchasing some bowling tickets for the benefit! Even though I live in Jersey and wont be able to attend, its money well spent...........

2516 days ago


What did I miss? Where does it state that Star was to be paid $30,000 as some of
you posted? If that's the case, why would the judgment be for $20,000 and not $24,000? (30 grand, less the "supposed" payment of 16 grand)

See what I mean?

2516 days ago


She prob spent the money at Popeye's

2516 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web