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Lawsuit Claims Star Jones Stiffed Gardener

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The honeymoon may be over for Star Jones Reynolds, as the bride of barely a month is being hit by critical bricks from two different directions.

First, the popular co-host of The View is being sued by a Manhattan nursery that claims she never paid a $7,189.20 bill after the company helped “beautify” her penthouse garden before it was photographed by Architectural Digest magazine, according to legal documents obtained by the Smoking Gun Web site.

Nursery owner Dimitrios Gatanas claims that originally he agreed to work on the garden for free provided the nursery got credited in Architectural Digest. When that didn’t happen, the nursery issued a bill for its work. Gatanas told the Smoking Gun that instead of money, Jones offered his company a plaque with her picture on it. He declined.

Jones, according to the Web site, counters by saying that the garden was poorly built and damaged her condominium apartment with its leaks. Smoking Gun reports that Jones made her claim after Gatanas s legal filing.

The talk show personality is also under fire from the activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “With the number of dead animals she wore at her wedding, it looked more like a funeral,” PETA said of Jones s splashy Nov. 13 event when she married banker Al Reynolds.

As such, PETA put the unabashed bride at the top of its Worst Dressed list for this year. Jones, 42, has made the PETA roster four years in a row. (Others on the new list: Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Lucci and Ashley Olsen.)