Anderson Cooper just slammed Star Jones for suggesting he came out of the closet as a ratings stunt.
The talk show host was discussing his announcement and the public’s reaction with guest Andy Cohen when he revealed, “The only thing that did kind of annoy me… [was] Star Jones, of all people.”
Cooper said, “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 the [“Today Show”].”
“Anyway, out of the blue, Star Jones said… [the coming out] was a ratings ploy by me to boost ratings,” said a baffled Cooper, going on to blast the absurdity of Jones’ claim, considering he was on hiatus from TV when the news surfaced and did no promotion or interviews for it.
Cooper then took a dig at Jones for being a publicity hound herself, having talked about her wedding ad nauseam on “The View” in order to “get free products” and then “lying about her gastric bypass surgery.”
(Source: GossipCop.com and CNN)