Is Star On The Way Out?
First Published: May 9, 2006 5:55 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
-- If you believe all the chatter out there, Star Jones may want to dust off the old resume ? and fast!
Star?s boss and co-workers addressed all the rumors on Monday night.
?We don?t play plan any changes now,? Barbara Walters said.
?Now? being the operative word as there was no absolute denial from Barbara that Star is being ousted by ?The View? crew.
Both Katie and Al made an appearance at the Queen Rania event. Al was with wife Deborah Roberts, who could be a contender to replace Star if she is pushed out.
?We?ve heard lots of rumors and we are inundated with people who would like to participate in the show,? Walters added.
And while rumors point to Gayle King, she told Access Hollywood?s Tim Vincent she is not being considered.
?Is it true?? Tim asked Gayle.
?Listen, I just said friends I haven?t heard from in years are calling to say congratulations and I keep saying ?Don?t congratulate me. I am not going anywhere.? I haven?t talked to anybody from ?The View? and nobody has talked to me,? King replied.
Star?s camp released the following statement to Access:
?Star has enjoyed co-hosting ?The View? for the past nine years and truly loves her job. She?s been assured by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie that she?s welcome back for the 10th season. Anything further, you have to ask Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie.?
And while Joy Behar and Rosie O?Donnell entertained the crowd on stage to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, the normally talkative Rosie told the press that if she gave interviews, she would get in trouble.
So, we?ll turn to her new boss Barbara for the final word.
?The staff met Rosie for the first time this week. They all applauded when she came in,? Walters added.
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