My thoughts on the interview Star had with Larry King...
She was very gracious. She spoke very clearly and answered the questions with direct answers. I did not get any bad vibes off the interview.
The thing that stood out to me was the whole issue about her making the announcement about leaving on tuesdays show. After having to "suck it up" since April 21st that she had no job.
ABC told Star to make up a lie to why she was leaving so they could release it... which Star knew would come back to bite her on the ass. Star did not want to lie about her leaving. And we alllll know had she... she would be in a bigger sh*t storm than what is going on now.
Star also stated that she had told ABC that she did not want some "montage" or "Day of Star moments" as was propsed for the thursday show. Which I can not blame her. She knows why she is out of there... and she is done. No need to play kissy face with a group of people who want her gone. She had wanted to make a simple announcement and move on. Which is exactly what she did...
Star also stated that ABC made the decisions about her staying after dumping her. Star stated that she wanted to leave back in April. But ABC said no...
ABC nor Miss Walters or the other producers of "The View" had the decency to tell Star about them dropping her.
Some lackie in the ABC office had to call Star's agent or manager to tell them.. to tell Star.
That not once did anyone with ABC, Walters or the producers come to her and tell her they were going in a "new direction". And never did. Not once did Barbara or Bill or any ABC person come talk to her about anything. Yet they kept on leaking the stuff to the press.
But interesting enough... Star stated that last November 2005... that she saw a blurb in one of the NY daily newspaper about her being dropped from the show.
Star went in and spoke directly to "Bill" about seeing this... who then told her, to her face, that there was no truth to it. Which was a lie. He had known since September 2005 that she would not being returning after her contract expired.
Yes... ABC has spent months lying to Star... but kept on leaking ugly comments about her to the press.
Ohhhhh and all the official "ABC" and Barbara Walters comments were just sad and tasteless. And from the look on Larry King's face... he thought so too.
First of all.... I never have consider Barbara Walters all that bright. But she sure has shown off how nasty she can be when she can't control what is thought about her. haha!
And just to be snarky....I also recall.... Barbara Walters got bounced off 20/20-Primetime last year. Makes me wonder if they used the same lackie (who called Star's agent) was used to call Walters, Agent-Manager, to deliver that news. Walters would not have given up that spot with that kind of cash for her minimal input-work, on her own.
Maybe this is ABC way of getting rid of Barbara and The View is by killing it off with their "new direction".
Next thing you know... it is the "Rosie O'Donnel Morning Show" and Walters is out on her butt.