Joy Behar on Lying About Star Jones' Weight Loss, Walking off the Stage with Bill O'Reilly and Rosie's Failed Return to The View
The co-host of The View sounds off during an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM's Deep & Shallow with Andy Cohen
During his SiriusXM show Deep & Shallow with Andy Cohen, Cohen inquired about Behar’s lowest point during her long-running career with the ABC morning show.
“Whenever I had to lie about something,” she responded.
“I had to say that Star Jones lost all that weight with Pilates or I had to pretend that she lost it other than the way that she did. I did not like that,” said Behar.”
Jones actually lost the weight thanks to gastric bypass surgery.
“It was sort of a given she wasn’t going to go out there and tell people that and it really undid her. She was a good panelist and when she shot herself in the foot like that I felt bad about it,” Behar continued.
“Barbara didn’t like it,” Behar said, recalling when she stormed off set in 2010 when O’Reilly declared “Muslims killed us on 9/11.” “She said I should sit there and fight him. But I don’t sit with bully’s and he was bullying me.”
But now that she’s back co-hosting full time, Behar – who just landed in hot water for comments she made about a Miss America contestant – says she isn’t surprised Rosie O’Donnell‘s return did not work out well.
“Rosie is a good friend of mine and I’ve known her for years,” said Behar. “She goes back on the show and Whoopi and her together … I don’t know, not a great combination. They are both big stars and there is a power thing going on. Rosie knows how she wants a show to go on and so does Whoopi – and not necessarily in the same way, and that would be tough.”