ANDERSON COOPER vs. STAR JONES: BIG GAY WAR

Published on: October 4, 2012
Photography by: Splash News Online
NationalEnquirer.com

ANDERSON COOPER tongue lashes STAR JONES for daring to say his “coming out” was a ratings ploy -- pot calls kettle?

In a sitdown with Bravo’s chatty cathy Andy Cohen, Cooper lambasted Jones.

" I haven't thought about Star Jones in I don't know how long. I was unaware she was even on TV still but she apparently shows up on a morning show on TODAY or Good Morning America.

Cooper, 45, revealed that the former View diva’s comments annoyed his mother, jeans magnate Gloria Vanderbilt, who "brought it up" to him.

The CNN anchor “officially announced” the news that  but it was old news to ENQUIRER readers.

As Cohen pointed out on Anderson Live, Star's bitchy comments were even more ridiculous considering the show was on a summer break when Anderson made his public announcement.

"That's why it so annoyed me because of all the ways to boost ratings - like if I was wanting to boost ratings - I would have waited to announce it on a very special episode, that would have been promo'd for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials, ' Anderson's huge announcement,' and you would have a cut away of the audience," Coope said glibly.

"But instead I was in Africa on assignment for 60 Minutes, I sent an email to a friend of mine who put it on a website. I gave no interviews about it, I never talked about it.

"I wasn't even on the air for days afterward and so suddenly Star Jones, who as memory serves, in terms of boosting ratings, I seem to recall her hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on The View," normally nice Anderson bitchily sniped.

"I seem to recall her lying about her gastric bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well.

"So for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows and suddenly attack me for this, I couldn't believe it. And my mom was like, 'Who is Star Jones?'

Anyway, so I can't even believe I am bringing this up because I don't even want to give Star Jones the attention. I never planned on talking about this but we invited Star Jones to come on this show and she turned us down."

"I would think she would want as much publicity as possible given her penchant for wanting publicity.”

Star, your move.