Star Jones may be using fiction to get back at Barbara Walters and her fellow co-hosts of “The View.”
Page Six reports that Jones, the lawyer-turned-TV-host, will write a novel about female hosts of a daytime talk show.
The novel, to be published by Gallery Books, will be about fictional TV show “The Lunch Club” and its hosts. In the book, Page Six reports, the hosts “learn that a former colleague — who departed under mysterious circumstances, and is privy to all their backstage secrets — is coming back with a splash.”
Jones, who has described her co-hosts as “hateful,” left “The View” in 2006 after her contract was not renewed — and it wasn’t pretty.
Walters has said that she objected to Jones’ over-promotion of her wedding on “The VIew” in an attempt to get things paid for, and also that she and her co-hosts were forced to lie after Jones got gastric bypass surgery but claimed to have lost weight through portion control and pilates.
After Walters’ memoir came out in 2008 with these details, Jones released a statement damning Walters as an “adulterer…in the sunset of her life.”
“While this novel will be dishy, it will be a work of fiction,” Jones says.