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Star Jones Admits to Surgery !

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Star Jones Admits to Surgery !#1
Posted: 7/31/07 at 9:48am
Star Jones: I had gastric-bypass surgery
July 30, 2007, 10:46 pm PDT

Associated Press
NEW YORK -

Star Jones Reynolds says in a new interview that her dramatic weight-loss was due to gastric-bypass surgery, and that she dodged questions about it for years because she was "scared of what people might think of me."

Reynolds, 45, says she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years. The former "View" co-host opens up about her weight loss and self-esteem issues in a story featured in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7.

"Everything about me was already so public (mostly my own doing talk about dumb!), so of course everyone wanted to know what I had done," she writes. "I was also terrified someone would have a tragic result after emulating me without making an informed decision with her doctor."

"But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me," she continues. "I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure."

Keeping her decision private made her a hypocrite, she says, because she had been so outspoken about her firing from ABC's "The View" last year.

Reynolds, who weighed 307 pounds at her heaviest, says her "out-of-control behavior" began around her 40th birthday in 2002. Feeling lonely, she turned to food for comfort and gained 75 pounds over the course of 17 months. She had the procedure in August 2003.

"I used to look in the mirror and take pride in my figure, but that was when I was legitimately a full-figured woman," she says. "I'd gradually gone from full-figured to morbidly obese."

Reynolds opted for surgery after a friend expressed concern about her weight. It was a success, she says, though she found she was "still consumed with the same anger, shame and insecurity as before."

Her husband, banker Al Reynolds, encouraged her to begin psychological therapy in the summer of 2005. She learned, among other things, that she "couldn't control what others thought," she says. She began to heal by talking openly about her weight loss to strangers.

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Wow- I'm shocked ! Star Jones Admits to Surgery !


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Updated On: 7/31/07 at 09:48 AM
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 9:52am
She's still a pig.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 10:25am
Not like it's a big surprise. Now, at least, it makes a little more sense as to why her head is so out of porportion to her body and looks like an alien.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 10:56am
Jane2, you crack me up!!
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 11:03am
She's only 45?! WOW!
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 11:06am
A well-timed story, landing around the same time as the announcement of her permanent replacement on "The View."
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 11:16am
This isn't really news. She admitted to having lost weight via "medical intervention" last year.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 11:22am
*shock!*......Not.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 11:24am
'Jane2, you crack me up!!'

Thanks, Dottie. Sometimes I crack myself up!
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 12:54pm
That still does nothing to change her big ol' head and bulging eyes.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 1:19pm
Not that this is any surprise. But she was worried that someone would have the surgery and get complications because SHE did it?

As someone who has had the surgery (many years before her), it is not something I would look at a celebrity for guidance for. For myself (and I imagine a great number of others) the surgery was the last straw and last hope. I had strugged with weight my entire life, and I needed the physical barrier to stop over eating. It was not a decision that I entered into lightly...and I don't think any one else who is thinking about or has done the surgery treats it lightly (like, well if Star did it I should too!). That is absurd.

But the thing that really turned me on her (well, I had kind of turned on her with the whole wedding thing), was that she KNEW she had the surgery, and then LIED about it. Remember folks, she wrote a book "Shine" about how she lost it through diet and exercise...and her true love, Big Gay Al.

Now will she address his "sexual identity issues?"
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 1:22pm
Child, you're a mess!!

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Posted: 7/31/07 at 1:36pm
*yawn*
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 1:50pm
She was worried about what people would think of her? She wasn't aware of what people thought of her before the surgery? She was an annoying cow before the surgery she is an annoying skinnier cow now.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 1:55pm
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 2:31pm
Shocker! LOL
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 2:34pm
Oh my god, no. Not medical assistance. I am really taken aback at this news.

I don't think there's anything to be ashamed of by having the surgery. My dad had it done because, after 35 years of fighting with his weight and never winning, he was tired and needed the help.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 3:19pm
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 4:18pm
She looks like a black Nicole Ritchie with boobs.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 4:23pm
Very good analogy, boy from Ohio.
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 4:31pm
See, Rosie wouldn't lie to us!
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Posted: 7/31/07 at 11:01pm
This is just a media tactic to make her seem like "one of us" now. I don't think the timing had anything to do w/The View. I just think she's trying to create what she thinks is a more positive image- just in time for her new talk show this fall on Court TV. I hate to break the news honey- but you lost touch with the real people a long time ago! Even my daughter commented that when she was doing Payless ads she used to brag about her expensive shoes on The View. She did what Kathy Lee Gifford did- both would go on and on about how perfect their husbands are, blah blah blah. We all know what happened w/Frank. I'm just waiting for Al to slip- or at least get caught in a slip! Star is so fake!
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Posted: 8/1/07 at 11:07am
LOL Love Boy From Ohio's analogy!

I think she looked way better before. She's just creepy looking now.