Anderson Cooper has a few words for media maven Star Jones: Keep your name out my mouth.
In a recent episode of his daytime talk show, Bravo’s drama king Andy Cohen asked Cooper how he feels since the news that he’s gay hit the media. While Cooper has been out for years among his friends and family, he only recently told the world he was gay.
While Cooper said the response to his news was overwhelmingly positive, the one thing that rubbed him the wrong way was Star Jones’ accusations that Cooper decided to come out to boost ratings.
After telling the audience he hasn’t “thought about Star Jones in I don’t know how long” and was “unaware she was even on TV,” Cooper told the crowd:
“I seem to recall her hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on The View. And I seem to recall her lying about her gastric bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well. So for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows and suddenly attack me for this, I couldn’t believe it.”
Since her dramatic exit from The View, controversy has seemed to follow Jones. Her stint on The Apprentice was full of drama, and she’s been in the middle of a few Twitter beefs with her fellow reality TV stars, Nene Leakes and Evelyn Lozada.
Earlier this year Star demanded that the women of reality TV step their game up and not get caught up in petty spats, but should she take her own advice?