Star Jones & The FatBack Chronicles

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Struggling for relevancy means you have to milk any and every asset imaginable bone dry to get an ounce of media time. In Ms. Jones case, this means running her mouth about her fat girl woes:

Star Jones says doctors warned her she would die if she didn’t drop weight from her onetime 307-pound frame. “I was an addict for all practical purposes, that I had never stuck to a real diet, that I’d never stuck to a real exercise program,” the former View cohost says in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey show that airs tomorrow.

“The doctor said, ‘If you don’t make changes, you will die.’ I had no choice,” Jones continued. The 47-year-old is still sensitive of criticism about her decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery — which helped her drop 160 pounds — in 2003. “When you hear people say, ‘Oh, you took the easy way out….’ I would have longed for an easy way. It was not an easy way. It was…the hardest struggle of my whole entire life and I still struggle,” Jones said.

Even though she’s kept the weight off, Jones admitted: “I’m still 300 pounds in my head some days.” She’s still hurt that Barbara Walters said the show’s audience could no longer relate to her once she slimmed down. “I was hurt and upset initially,” said Jones, who initially denied the surgery despite widespread speculation. “I’m so sorry that I placed a burden on my colleagues. I never asked them to lie.”

And here goes Lard-Ass, The Pre-quel:

Before she was Star Jones, famous TV personality, she was a teenage girl struggling with a weight problem and a scary diagnosis.

“I was diagnosed with a tumor in my chest cavity,” she tells Extra in an interview airing tonight of her health scare as a teen. “It left me with some physical scars and some emotional ones and I used to do everything in my power to hide the scar on the center of my chest.”

“When they took the bandages off in the hospital, I had a complete nervous breakdown, almost,” she adds. “[I wasp] crying because I saw my chest with stitches and sutures and it really devastated me at 19 years old.”

Star also says the radiation treatment she underwent affected her weight.

“My thyroid was completely irradiated. So I saw myself balloon over the years and then that coupled with being lethargic and sedentary and overeating and relying on food, it just became an epidemic,” says the formerly overweight TV personality.

Star will continue to shed light on her 160-pound weight loss on Oprah tomorrow, praising the daytime diva by saying,”She gives you a very safe place to share and sort of free yourself from demons. Oprah has been very candid about her weight struggles and I think it gave me a little bit of camaraderie to know that I was not just talking to her but I was talking to a number of her viewers who face the same struggle daily.”

We’re sick of these fat folk sob stories. Either get your grub and enjoy yourself, or get your large behind on a diet and exercise gotdammit. It’s not rocket science, sheesh.

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  • Atls_Fynest

    First! Ewww

  • Nique

    awww atls_fynest

  • Nique

    guess 2nd aint 2 bad…lol

  • She 4 real

    ohhhh no! I am really trying hard to keep that granola bar down.

  • Atls_Fynest

    Sorry Nique….LMAO @ Glok9n!!!!!

  • Luv-Lee


  • Atls_Fynest

    Naw! I just aint got nothin to do at work. Lol!

  • PURPPLE, just call me TADOW

    lmao, did yall holla fat girl woes..good one


  • Valian Thor

    Flabber me this…..Flabber me that.

  • bronzedasian

    now thats what i call ‘KNIFED UP’

  • PURPPLE, just call me TADOW

    o jeez after reading this i would like to apologize star…i guess you did have a real excuse for your weight with that thyroid problem.

  • De'Vincent

    “Learning to love”

    1Cor. 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does
    not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not
    seek its own

    Searching for love these days can get you hurt. People are crazier
    than ever before and they don’t know how to love or be loved most of
    the times. You can really love someone and be taken for granted or be
    kicked to the curb, or you can choose to not love and be lonely and bitter. Love
    is one of those things that you have to give in to if you ever expect
    to be happy in this life. But we must first understand that love is of
    God and it’s a fruit of his Spirit. So, if you are “of” God, then you
    should love for real! Be patient with the ones you love. Don’t abuse
    them or expect them to be perfect. Always look at yourself and your
    own shortcomings when you are loving someone. That way, you can always
    understand that we make mistakes, but true love understands and is not
    short tempered.

    The greatest love of all, contrary to what that Whitney song said, is
    laying down your life for someone. This is the love of God. To put
    yourself aside and to give to others. In a relationship, a friendship,
    or just a good brotherly love, you have to practice forsaking yourself
    for others. Real love will cause you to not say certain things that
    you know will offend the ones you love. Real love will cause you to
    ask instead of command. Real love will cause you to be concerned
    instead of judgmental. Real love puts your own needs aside for the
    needs of others. God loved us so much that he put heaven on hold, sent his son
    to die for us. He gave his very life for us and showed us why
    he is love! And that’s the attitude we must have towards the people we
    say we love. It can’t always be about you, but real love will cause
    you to focus on the needs of others. If you are a Christian, then act
    like one and love for real. Real love will always show up in your
    actions and if you have love for someone, you will always treat them as good
    as yourself. That’s real love!
    Suggested Reading: John 15:13, Titus 3:4, Eph. 3:17, 1John 4:7, 1John

  • zappy

    Poor Star, someone needs to stick a fork in her and tell her it is O-V-E-R.

    Try to get a job in a DA’s office. Hopefully, she kept her law lecense current.

  • Loch Ness Monster

    Lady Architect,

    I agree. I still don’t understand why she lied so much about it. I mean, Helen Keller could see that homegirl had gastric bypass by the way and speed in which she had lost all that weight. There was nothing natural about it.

  • Da Plus- Sized Diva

    mmmmm…..the hurt is still relevant that’s y she keeps talking about it (Im merely speculating)

    health wise I can understand it but part of me thinks she thought she was gonna get more love in her career by dropping the weight

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