Star Jones Thinks Anderson Cooper's Coming Out Was all for Ratings

star jonesStar Jones thinks she's on to Anderson Cooper. The Celebrity Apprentice alumna and ex co-host on The View went on the Today show and said that Anderson Cooper's coming out as gay is similar to when Oprah Winfrey came out and admitted to smoking crack and being pregnant at 14 -- Star argues that both revealed very personal info to draw in viewers and to get a ratings boost.

In case you think I'm making this all up, here's exactly what Star said:

He's a daytime talk show host and when the rating slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them. I remember Oprah said she smoked crack, Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide. There [are] times when you generate information for ratings.

Quickly realizing that she may have gone too far, she followed that up with, "Whoa! I shouldn't have said that! [To Anderson] I say bravo! Bravo!"

Here's the thing, Star may be right. Maybe Oprah and Anderson only exposed some personal details to generate interest in their shows. Maybe, but who cares. If Star's gotta a problem with it, she better check herself before she wrecks herself.

Star is a talk show host generating ratings from talking about talk show hosts generating ratings with controversial statements. Hmm. Seems like the pot is calling the kettle black here, doesn't it?

Controversy sells no matter if Oprah's pushing it, if Anderson's hawking it, or if Star's auctioning it, and I'm sure the three of them, each accomplished talk show hosts, knows that to be a plain and simple fact.

So if Star's going to call out Anderson, she better call out herself for doing the same exact thing.

Do you think Star's being a little ridiculous here?


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dirti... dirtiekittie

...says the woman who had gastric bypass and denied ever having surgery, ended up with a corporate sponsored wedding and a possibly (was it ever confirmed?) gay ex husband. oh please. if anything, i think star jones was talking about anderson cooper for her OWN ratings and attention.

hotrd... hotrdumommy

Says the woman that pimped herself out to get a free wedding. Plus denied that she had gastric bypass to the point that when she finally admitted it, a collective "duh" was heard around the world.

banan... banana-bear

Umm, haven't we known for YEARS that he was gay? And she's the queen of "let's say and do crazy shit to get ratings".

tiny_... tiny_mama

lmfao.. I was going to mention those same things, other commenter's beat me to it!

bah.. she's just trying to say something shocking to bring back her relevance.... FAIL!

zandh... zandhmom2

Yeah, she is a bit of the old "pot calling kettle black" but the truth is that she is right.  Celebrities will do anything to keep themselves in the spotlight. So, WHATEVER.

hanib... hanibanani

It's true. They all said those things because of ratings. Star does things because of ratings. When your a tv show host ratings are what you care about. Half the info you hear in the entertainment industry is a line scripted to get ratings. I think it's awesome she admitted to that!

ghost... ghostbaby

Seems like she's speaking out in hopes of gaining attention.

momto... momtomightyjack

If he wanted to do it for ratings, why would he do it when the show was in summer repeats?

nonmember avatar natalie

*coughcough* says the POTS

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