Star Jonesing for a Fight with Barbara Walters

To feud or not to feud, that is the question for Star Jones and Barbara Walters. For Star, she ain’t leaving till the former fat lady sings. Alas, Babs insists she’s no longer listening.

Things ignited when, during a promo interview for her unexpectedly juicy memoir, Audition, Walters told Oprah Winfrey she and the other View gals were pressured to keep up Jones’ hard-to-stomach line that it was “portion control and Pilates” to credit for her weight loss.

Ever humble, Star blasted out of her lair, scrambling wildly for headlines from Walters’ book and saying the media icon “is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer, humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book. It speaks to her true character.”

Ball back to Barbara. Except, damn her, Walters simply won’t take a swing, her rep saying to Us Weekly, “I will not dignify this with a comment. Barbara’s written words say it all!”

Aw, man, just when it was starting to get good. Then again, having well earned her rep as the mouth that roared, Star is probably just winding up for the next hit. Duck, Babs, you’re not as spry as you used to be!