The View has not even aired yet on the west coast but all the buzz this morning was about Star's expected departure from the show. This morning she announced she is leaving. I guess Barbara never wanted us to see the Rosie-Star face off. People reports:
"Something's been on my heart for a little bit, and after much prayer and counsel I feel like this is the right time to tell you that the show is moving in another direction for its tenth season and I will not be returning as cohost next year," she said on the air.
"That's shocking to me," interrupted Joy Behar, prompting Jones Reynolds to link hands with her cohosts.
Thanking the show's creator, Barbara Walters, "for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime," Jones Reynolds concluded by saying, "I'm not sure what the future holds, but I'm absolutely sure who holds the future."
After some discussion, Walters said, "It is a new chapter for Star. It will be a new chapter for The View in the fall."
It's what happened after the show that was more interesting. Star admits she was fired. She told People, "What you don't know is that my contract was not renewed for the tenth season... I feel like I was fired." Somehow I don't think this is the last we will see of Star Jones.