Star Jones and Rosie O’Donnell are now friends

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Two of “The View’s” most controversial castoffs, Star Jones and Rosie O’Donnell, used to talk smack about each other. Rosie, who came in to the top rated estrogen bitch-fest to replace Jones, an original co-host, who left the show amid backlash over her feud with Barbara Walters and the non-stop wedding plugging. O’Donnell stayed on “The View” for a year before shipping out after a series of televised verbal spars with conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck and numerous others – including Jones and Donald Trump. In fact, Rosie once slammed Star on her personal blog, calling her out on the claims that she lost hundreds of pounds by doing pilates, when it was clear that Jones had some kind of surgical intervention. But now, both Rosie and Star say there’s no ill will between them.

It was one of daytime TV’s biggest feuds, but are Rosie O’Donnell and Star Jones making up?!

No feud here! Rosie tells “Extra, “It was never a personal thing with her.” She continues, “We both were strong women… then I sort of watched her get swept away in the insanity of fame.” O’Donnell admits, “We’re actually having dinner next week.”

O’Donnell reveals she changed her opinion about Jones, saying, “I thought it was amazing to see her the other day on ‘Oprah.’ To see her evolved into the woman that she is.” Rosie continued, “I was really proud of her and happy for her.” O’Donnell also reveals, “When she got divorced, I wrote her an email.”

Now the former “View” co-hosts will also be having lunch together for charity. They are currently auctioning off the lunch date to benefit the Figure Skating in Harlem program.

The 47-year-old Rosie confesses she was touched by Star’s honesty, saying, “I know many people who had that surgery [gastric bypass] and nearly all of them had gained weight back. So she should feel very proud of herself. She did a drastic thing to save her health and her life and then to be able to follow through. Many, many people don’t have what it takes to do that. She seems to have gotten her act together and I’m happy for her.”

Although O’Donnell once said Jones was “delusional” when Star said she lost weight the old fashioned way, Rosie now supports the way she handled the situation. “Everyone gets there in their own time. It’s sort of like people saying, ‘Gay people should come out more’… Why didn’t she talk about it? She wasn’t ready to talk about it. But it was just hard to pretend as though we ["The View" co-hosts] believed.”

[From Extra]

I think we are seeing the return of a kinder, gentler Rosie. Late last year she mended fences with long time nemesis Howard Stern – who even offered her some time on one of his Sirius radio channels as a peace offering. Now, Rosie and Star are burying the hatchet. Could make-up hugs and kisses with The Donald be far behind? I don’t know what’s gotten into Rosie lately- perhaps she finally finished menopause or something. But whatever the reason, I like it. Once upon a time, she really was a funny lady – I’d like to see that old Rosie stick around for a while.

Rosie is shown at the 13th Annual Kids Night on Broadway at Madame Tussauds, NY. Photo credits: Fame.

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15 Responses to “Star Jones and Rosie O’Donnell are now friends”

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  1. Feebee says:

    Hell has frozen over.

  2. kiki says:

    blah blah blah
    the oxygen must have been sucked out of they room with these 2 talking
    everyone who has worked with these 2 women have come out the worse and vowed never to work with them

  3. GuyIncognito says:

    Maybe she’s been humbled and chastened by that ‘Rosie Live’ fiasco.

  4. kiki says:

    Rosie Live fiasco

    oh yeah she crashes and burns with her showbiz dealings, her talk show her magazine her broadway show her time on the View and her Live show

  5. Ggirl says:

    I agree. I always liked Rosie’s ability to by-pass the b*llsh*t and say on the air what most people would be afraid to say. However there a came a point where her bubbling anger could be a bit much to take in one sitting. I wouldn’t want to run into Rosie in a dark alley if she were angry. But overall I like her openness and I think she does mean well most of the time like most of us.

  6. yellow peep says:

    File this under: Who Gives a Flying Sh!t.

  7. Linda says:

    I think Barbara Walters made fools out of both ladies just for tv ratings.

  8. kiki says:

    you cannot blame BW for these 2 they crashed and burned all on their own.
    Star with her illusions of grandeur remember her pimping out her wedding? and I sure Babs had a lock down on Rosies mouth heck Elisabeth H of ALL people brought Rosie down

  9. Ggirl says:

    Star is like the Queen of all narcissist! A lot of entertainers are except Star wasn’t very good at hiding it. I think it’s gross to want to have your wedding sponsored. Ick!

  10. Codzilla says:

    Good, now maybe they’ll both skip arm and arm into the sunset, never to be heard from again.

  11. Lem says:

    is it just me or did Star look better fat?
    Ugg, I can’t imaging eating lunch between them. They certainly don’t seem like they have much more in common that one ‘let’s dig at Barbwa’ dinner.

  12. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Considering Rosie graduated from the Katie Couric School of the Phony Smiles, you can take her at her word.

  13. teleski says:

    two peas in a potty…oh me…i mean pod.

  14. DeCe says:

    rosie is mending some fences, but is still trying to trash others, like mr. and mrs. tom brady, yes ro is third cousin with bridget moynahan and has once again, i suspect, given her venomous opionion of giseles’ statement. Howard stay out of this.. people started liking you because kelly rippa,(who loves gisele) speaks fondly of you. gisele only means that she that feels 100% that john is her son and would never make him feel anything less, which should be a comfort to bridget, when tom and gi have children, he won’t be left out! and if she would meet gisele, she would understand she is only trying to confort her in knowing he is well loved and taking care of.

  15. DeCe says:

    rosie is only try to grasp on to her celebrity by trying to make friends with people who are angry at her. she needs to shut her mouth and go away, then maybe the rest of the world will live in peace. she angered people who use to be her friends, by insulting them publicaly. now she is kissing up to howard stern, even though one of those people was his good friend kelly rippa, who made people think maybe he wasn’t so bad. please howard keep her mouth shut, eventually she will try to take you down as well, if she gets the power again! the world is so much better without her mouth, go back to drinking beer and be quiet!!