Thursday, May 18, 2006

Star Gazing

It appears my May 17 column on the Rosie O'Donnell - Star Jones Reynolds beef elicited a few emails. Some agreed that Star is an over the top attention-grabber with no discernible talent.

But others think that Mrs. Reynolds brings a moral perspective to the show that Meredith ("I don't wear underwear") Vieira and the rest of The View crew lack.

Ajay Jones, with whom I had a interesting email dialogue with today, notes that "We has black women hate entirely too much when it comes to success...any success...So what if Star wants to be fabulous, the white women get away with it every day, with no talent or education (Hello! Paris Hilton???).

Good point, Ajay. But my problem is not with Star's fabulousness, her Payless shoes, or even her husband, the equally fabulous Al. When you write a book about health and don't write about how you got healthy, that's wrong. You cease becoming an author and turn into a product pusher.


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