Ex-View Buddies Swap Barbs

Onetime co-host slams Walters tell-all as cry for attention
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2008 2:40 PM CDT
In this image released by Harpo Productions, journalist Barbara Walters, left, holds the hand of Oprah Winfrey during an interview for "The Oprah Winfrey Show," in April, scheduled to air on Tuesday,...   (AP Photo/Harpo Productions, George Burns)
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(Newser) – Star Jones is blasting back at Barbara Walters for claims made in her new tell-all memoir, US magazine reports. Walters writes in Audition that Jones compelled her and the other co-hosts of The View to lie about her gastric bypass surgery.

Saying Walters is "in the sunset of her life" (ouch!), Jones laments her ex-pal's "speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book," adding, "It speaks to her true character.”