Anderson Cooper is not to thrilled about Star Jones’ recent claims that he came out in order to boost ratings for his talk show. Anderson was chatting with Bravo’s Andy Cohen on his syndicated talk show, “Anderson Live” when Cohen asked the CNN anchor if he felt any different after announcing that he was gay in July.
“I will say, and I actually haven’t mentioned this, the only thing that did kind of annoy me, and actually it annoyed my mom, who brought it up to me, [was] Star Jones of all people.”
He continued, “I haven’t thought about Star Jones in I don’t know how long. I was unaware she was even on TV still … but she apparently shows up on a morning show — the `Today’ show. Out of the blue Star Jones … said this was a ratings ploy by me to boost ratings.”
Jones, he said, couldn’t have been more wrong — because he was on assignment in Africa when he decided to quietly make the announcement in an email to a friend of mine, who posted the letter online.
He goes on to say
“If I was wanting to boost ratings, I would have waited to announce it on ‘A Very Special Episode’ that would have been promo’d for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials … ‘Anderson’s Huge Announcement.'”
“Suddenly Star Jones, who as memory serves, in terms of boosting ratings, I seem to recall her [Jones] hawking 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.”
via Daily News