Star Jones from "The Celebrity Apprentice 2011" is one of the celebrity contestants in Season 4 of the NBC reality competition series.

Star Jones, a lawyer and former prosecutor, is known to television viewers for her candor, confidence and uncanny ability to clarify muddy legal and social issues. Jones' knowledge of the law and talent for television have won her critical acclaim as a news and legal correspondent. Jones was a co-host of "The View," along with Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and executive producer Barbara Walters. "The View," recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show, is the original forum where real women discuss relevant, everyday issues and share their daily, no-holds-barred opinions and lively, colorful conversations. The program premiered in August, 1997, is broadcast live from New York City and consists of hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment. "The View" celebrated its 2000th Show on February 2, 2006.

Jones debuted on television in 1991, when she started moonlighting as a studio commentator for Court TV during the William Kennedy Smith rape trial. Jones was quickly lined up as a guest on the "Today" show and, a few months later, became the NBC legal correspondent for "Today" and "Nightly News," covering the latest developments in the Mike Tyson rape case and the Rodney King police brutality trial. Jones landed an exclusive interview with Tyson after the imprisoned ex-heavyweight champion had dodged the press for a year, and an exclusive interview with King after the sentencing of the two Los Angeles cops convicted of violating his civil rights. That success led to Jones' own syndicated show, "Jones & Jury."

In 1995 Jones was named a senior correspondent and chief legal analyst for "Inside Edition" and assigned the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials. Jones was the only news correspondent to obtain an exclusive interview with Mr. Simpson during the civil trial.

Born in Badin, North Carolina, and raised both there and in Trenton, New Jersey, Jones earned a BA at American University, got her law degree at the University of Houston, passed the New York Bar and went straight to the Brooklyn District Attorney's office. After three years in general trials, Jones moved to the Homicide Bureau, where her work earned her a promotion to Senior Assistant District Attorney in 1991. Jones was one of the attorneys D.A. Joe Hynes personally selected to prosecute high profile and community-sensitive cases. Jones gained attention in court with a number of highly publicized victories. In one case Jones became the first New York Assistant District Attorney to obtain the maximum sentence for a 13-year-old defendant tried as an adult in the murder of another teenager. In another case Jones won a 66-year prison term for a serial sex abuser known as the Bicycle Rapist, after other lawyers had failed to get convictions in four other cases.



With the 1997 launch of "The View," Jones expanded her scope to include commentary on the law, self-esteem, race, family, education, religion, the media and other social issues relating to the community at large. In May of 2003 "The View" received its first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show. In addition, the show has received 18 Daytime Emmy Awards and holds nine consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host for Jones and her fellow co-hosts.

Some of Jones' television appearances include "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," ABC's "Less than Perfect," "Celebrity Jeopardy," "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, "The Tony Danza Show," "The Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson and "The Late Show with David Letterman." In 2000 Jones was honored to be chosen as a subject of a Lifetime Television Intimate Portrait profile. Jones had hosted a home shopping television show entitled "It's All About You, with Jones" on cable's ShopNBC, and has developed her own website, starjones.com. In addition, Jones has been a featured personality for Kohl's, Target and Salon Z of Saks Fifth Avenue, and has graced the cover of numerous magazines, including Newsweek, TV Guide, Essence, Black Enterprise, New York Magazine and USA Weekend.

Jones was named the host of E! Entertainment Television's highly-rated "Live from the Red Carpet" for the entire 2004-2005 awards season. As the Chief of Consumer Style (national spokesperson) for Payless ShoeSource, the number-one shoe retailer in the United States, Jones was the face of Payless ShoeSource and launched her own signature line of shoes, Starlet by Jones, sold exclusively at Payless ShoeSource. A popular commercial personality, Jones has her own line of wigs and has been featured in numerous advertisements as a voice and name you can trust

September 1998 marked the publication of Jones' first book, "You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything" (Bantam), which received widespread critical acclaim and became a bestseller. Jones' then released a second best-selling book, "Shine: A Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love." Jones' writing reach now extends to the "blogosphere" with her own daily blog "Positively Star" and as a special guest contributor to the Huffington Post and Global Grind with editorials that consistently rank amongst the highest read.

As a surrogate for the Democratic National Committee, Jones has acted as an informal advisor to former Chairman Howard Dean and has been a prolific fundraiser and national public speaker on behalf of former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Senator John Kerry, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Jones is heavily involved with numerous philanthropic organizations, is a frequent contributor to several charitable foundations and serves on the Board of Directors of the East Harlem School at Exodus House, Dress for Success, The G&P Foundation for Cancer Research, God's Love We Deliver and Girls, Inc. In 2002 Jones launched her own not-for-profit foundation, The Starlet Fund, which makes financial grants to individuals and organizations that are dedicated to the support and encouragement of women, girls and families in need. In 2001 Jones and her fellow co-hosts were awarded the Safe Horizon Champion Award for their continued efforts to raise awareness on issues of importance to girls and women. In 2002 Jones was honored by the East Harlem School at Exodus House for her tireless work in improving the educational opportunities for low income children in the East Harlem community, and in 2005 she was the recipient of The Creative Coalition's Spotlight Award for her steadfast dedication to social issues. As a goodwill ambassador for "First Star," she was the voice of the effort to give basic rights to children in America's foster care system. Jones presently serves on the Board of Directors/Trustees Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research and God's Love We Deliver. Jones has also been a Board Member of the National Urban League, Girls, Inc. and Dress for Success Worldwide.

As law is still her first love, Jones has been for the last 22 years and still is a licensed attorney in the state of New York. As a prosecutor in Brooklyn, Jones received national media attention in court with a number of highly publicized victories and was named a Senior Assistant Attorney before she was 29 years old. To date her conviction rate (31 of 33) remains the best in the county.

Jones is presently writing a new book (Spring 2011 publication date) and is in talks to develop a new television show. Jones has expanded her sphere of influence to behind the camera in an executive role by forming Girlfriend Entertainment, Inc., her own production company that will focus on smart, positive entertainment produced for the entire family.

Jones is married to businessman Al Scales Reynolds. The couple resides in both New York City and East Hampton.




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Age: 55 years old
Birthday: March 24, 1962
Height: 5' 5"
Nickname: Mrs. Reynolds
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Full Name / Real Name: Starlet Marie Jones
Birthplace: Badin, NC
Current Residence: East Hampton and New York, NY
Husband: Al Reynolds (11/13/2004 - 9/10/2008, divorced)


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'Daytime Divas' Enlists Real-Life Talk Show Pros — Premiering this spring, the new VH1 drama series will feature appearances by Star Jones, Tamera Mowry-Housley ("The Real") and the co-hosts of "The View," including Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Jedediah Bila and Sara Haines. Read more...
Daytime Talk Show Goes to Hell with 'Satan's Sisters' — Due next year, the new VH1 drama series will focus on the five female co-hosts of a popular daily TV talk show and the fireworks that ensue each weekday when they discuss life, love, family, politics and gossip. Read more...
'Celebrity Apprentice 2011': Meet the Contestants — Premiering Sunday, March 6, the fourth installment features a lineup that includes La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Lisa Rinna, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Gary Busey and more. Read more...
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Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris to Co-Host 'The View' — "As 'The View' embarks on a remarkable 19th season, I am extremely proud to see the legacy of smart and diverse women engaging in entertaining and thought-provoking conversation continue," said Barbara Walters. Read more...
Michelle Collins Joins 'The View' — The ABC talk show will welcome the comedian as its 15th co-host when it returns in September for Season 19. Read more...
Raven-SymonĂ© Named Co-Host of 'The View' — After 37 appearances as guest co-host, the actress/producer joins the panel alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez effective immediately. Read more...
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ladyt says:
So are you proud of the way you acted? I'm very embarassed & ashamed for you. You say you bad behavior was done in the name of Charity? WOW !!! I guess that says it all doesn't it? WOW again...
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