Gone from The View, Star Jones is desperate to remain in the spotlight somehow. While an attack on Rosie O'Donnell is never out of the question, the former host is focusing on the National Enquirer for now.
Indeed, Jones has given the publication an ultimatum: admit that a story calling her her marriage a "sham" is untrue, or prepare to do battle in court. Or simply suffer the wrath of hearing Star speak for any period of time.
Bob Chapman, the high-powered attorney who represents Star and Al, told TMZ.com that the Enquirer's story that Al is gay and the marriage is falling apart is not true. Chapman insists, "They are happily married," adding that Star is "emotional and stressed out" over the story.
Yes, folks, emotional AND stressed out. In related news, Brooke Hogan is talentless AND a hack.
The article in question features the headline "Star Jones' Husband Walks Out!" In a demand letter to the Enquirer, Chapman writes the article is "false and defamatory" and has "caused them massive damage."
The letter also states, "You have also chosen to state that Mr. Reynolds is gay. While Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds believe that everyone should be free to make their own choice concerning sexual preference and that there is nothing wrong with being gay, you have nonetheless chosen to falsely state that Mr. Reynolds is gay."
Yup, you heard him say it twice: Mr. Reynolds is gay. And that's fine. A welcoming phone call should be coming from Lance Bass any day now.
Chapman also states that the Enquirer has done "grave damage to their reputations, both publicly and privately." Is is possible to have a private reputation? Discuss.
We also didn't know any more damage could be done to Star. Isn't that like saying Nicole Richie can still get thinner?
In a recent interview with Jawn Murray of AOL's Black Voices, Star said:
"I love my husband and he loves and respects me - period! People can say what they want, but Al and I share what I like to call an unbreakable bond. It's not easy being under such intense scrutiny by the media. All we're trying to do is live our lives as Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds."
And find a job. Is anyone looking for an annoying, spoiled lawyer who thinks she has something to offer society? Anyone?