STAR JONES ON “LARRY KING LIVE” (CNN)
Star Jones is under fire for renegingÂ on a promise she made to speak to 1,500 overweight teenage girls and their mothers, members of the Detroit nonprofit full and fabulous, in February of last year. Why? Because they didn’t pay her enough and she had better things to do … like going to the superbowl. Not a good look Star, not a good look at all…
The former “View” host wanted $25,000 to speak to 1,500 overweight girls and their mothers, members of the Detroit nonprofit Full and Fabulous, in February of last year. According to director Sharon Dumas-Pugh, Jones took their $17,000 deposit, two air tickets she upgraded to first class on their dime, and a suite in a five-star hotel – but never showed up for the event at Detroit’s Martin Luther King Jr. High School when Full and Fabulous couldn’t come up with the rest of the cash. Instead, she went to the Super Bowl (which was being held in Detroit) and a fashion show, and arranged her own book-signing at a Borders.
Eighteen-year-old Ethel McIntosh posted on the Full and Fabulous Web site, “We worked hard and sold dinners and fruit smoothies to help raise the money to bring you to Detroit. When I become successful, Ms. Jones, I will not forget where I came from, like you seem to have done. [ READ MORE AT THE NY DAILY NEWS! Â» ]