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STAR JONES ADMITS TO HAVING GASTRIC BYPASS

Jul. 31 2007, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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When former View co-host Star Jones dropped a significant amount of weight in 2005, many in the celebrity and fitness worlds began to publicly wonder how she managed to shed her extra pounds. In fact, Rosie O'Donnell, herself no stranger to controversy on the ABC chat fest, once blasted Star for not coming clean about her weight loss methods. Finally, the outspoken TV diva is putting all speculation to rest.In the September issue of Glamour magazine, Star has penned an in-depth, first-person account of how she shed 160 lbs over three years with the help of gastric bypass surgery. Glamour's Editor in Chief, Cindi Leive says, The fact that Star has decided to be so open about her weight-loss surgery is tremendously helpful to the millions of American women who look at celebrities and think: 'They're losing weight; why can't I?' By setting the record straight, Star is helping women understand their healthiest options, and sending the message that taking control of your weight can save your life,Her article, 'I'm Ready To Open Up,' will be featured in the September issue of Glamour, hitting newsstands on August 7.

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