Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Rosie Throws Her Weight Around At "The View"

I read in The Columbus Dispatch's People In The News section that when Rosie O'Donnell replaces Meredith Viera (who's replacing Katie Couric on Today who's replacing Bob Schieffer on the CBS Evening News who replaced Dan Rather who....and on and on) on The View, another current co-host, Star Jones, will be getting the boot. According to the article (more of a blurb, really): "'It was always Rosie O’Donnell’s condition of joining the show,' an insider said, ‘and Barbara Walters agreed from the outset.' " (Walters is creator and an executive producer of The View.)
Well, if that is the case, then I am very disappointed in Ms. Walters. This, if true, is very unfair to Jones, who has been with that show from the beginning. Then to have some prima donna newcomer who the producers apparently think will boost ratings just by showing come out of nowhere and demand that you be fired because she inexplicably doesn't like you is not just unfair, it's insulting and demeaning. Star Jones--hell, any human being--deserves better than that, and I really thought Barbara Walters was above that sort of crap.

1 comment:

Jack Bertram said...

I'm surprised that they would boot Star Jones. If that's true, it's just not right.

Didn't Star Jones lose some weight? Maybe that's why they booted her and brought on Rosie O'Donnell. Jones wasn't pulling her weight anymore.