Star Jones discusses hosting longest-running court show, ‘Divorce Court’

The former co-host explains what she thinks is the success behind the series and why people continue to share their journeys so publicly.
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>>> OKAY. OUR OLD PAL STAR JONES, REMEMBER HER? SHE'S KICKING BUTT, TAKING NAMES AND LAYING DOWN THE LAW AS THE RESIDENT JUDGE ON THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW, "DIVORCE COURT." TAKE A LOOK. >> HE WENT TO MIAMI. HE COMES BACK AND I FOUND A PLANE TICKET, YOUR HONOR. >> THAT'S A YOUNG LADY'S NAME, CORRECT? >> IT WASN'T MINE. >> WAS THERE A YOUNG LADY THAT YOU WERE INTENDING TO TAKE? >> SEE? SEE? NOW WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE. >> YOU KNOW WHAT? MR. GRAY, LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. YOU'RE DEALING WITH STAR JONES YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND. YOU BETTER RECOGNIZE. >> THAT'S CRAZY. YOU GOOD NOW BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAME UP WITH THAT. >> DO NOT MESS WITH THAT WOMAN. PLEASE WELCOME THE FABULOUS STAR JONES. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ♪- [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> HI, EVERYBODY. >> STAR, LOOKING GOOD. >> HE HAD THE TICKET WITH ANOTHER GIRL? >> SEE, HE WAS INVITING SOMEBODY TO GO IN THE TRIP. >> BUT THE GIRL DIDN'T GO. >> SHE DIDN'T GO ON THE TRIP AND HE WAS TRYING TO GET THE MONEY BACK. HE HAD THE TICKET. >> HE WAS GOING TO INVITE THE NEW GIRL. >> YOU SEE, BUT I CAUGHT HIM. >> FILTHY LIAR. └> YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU CAN'T GET OVER ON ME. I HAVE BEEN CROSS EXAMINING PEOPLE TOO LONG. HOW Y'ALL DOING? >> WE WERE TALKING ABOUT GINNI THOMAS BEFORE. >> I SAW THAT. >> WHAT IS YOUR READ ON THAT? >> SHE'S EITHER LYING OR SHE CALCULATED AHEAD OF TIME THAT ONE DAY SHE WOULD BE SITTING IN FRONT OF AN FBI OFFICER OR PERSON FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND SHE KNEW SHE WANTED PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY. SHE WAS EITHER VERY, VERY SMART OR SHE'S LYING. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND THERE. >> HOW DOES DENYING THE ELECTION GIVE HER PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY? >> I'M TALKING ABOUT HAVING THE CONVERSATION WITH HER HUSBAND. SHE KNOWS THAT IT WOULD COMPROMISE HIM. IF YOU ARE CALCULATING, YOU ARE GOING TO SAY, I'M NEVER GOING TO PUT MYSELF IN THAT POSITION TO BE ASKED THIS QUESTION. >> RIGHT. >> SO IT'S EITHER SHE'S LYING ABOUT NOT HAVING THE CONVERSATION OR SHE WAS CALCULATING AND STRATEGIC. >> WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE? >> I ACTUALLY THINK SHE'S VERY SMART. I DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING SHE SAYS. >> WE'RE GOING TO DISAGREE ON THAT. >> I DISAGREE WITH EVERYTHING SHE SAYS. >> THIS CALCULATION IS SMART YOU'RE SAYING? >> THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. >> SHE STILL DENIES THE ELECTION AFTER ALL OF THE -- >> THAT'S CRAZINESS. YOU KNOW IT'S ABOUT TO COME OUT. IT WAS ABOUT TO COME OUT. >> IS SHE SMART AND BETRAYING PEOPLE OR IS THAT HER JUST REALLY BELIEVING -- YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE EVERYTHING ABOUT HER SMARTS IF YOU SAY SHE STILL LITERALLY BELIEVES THIS WAS STOLEN. >> SHE KNOWS THAT THE ELECTION WAS NOT STOLEN. >> OKAY. >> SHE KNOWS. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE -- >> I THINK THAT'S WHERE THE CRAZY OVERCOMES ANY SMART SHE HAD BECAUSE I THINK SHE MAY STILL -- >> DO YOU THINK SHE JUMPED RIGHT OVER IT? >> YEAH. I THINK SHE STILL BELIEVES IT. >> SHE'S IN THE MAGA CULT. >> SHE'S IN THE MAGA CULT. >> SHE WAS IN A CULT I THINK. >> SHE WAS IN A CULT INITIALLY. >> SHE MARRIED CLARENCE THOMAS, Y'ALL. WHY ARE WE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION? >> YEAH. >> LET'S LIVE IN THE TRUTH. >> MAYBE IF SHE SPENT LESS TIME TEXTING MARK MEADOWS, SHE WOULD HAVE MORE TIME TO TALK TO HER HUSBAND. >> MM-HMM. >> JUDGE STAR. >> YES, MA'AM. >> YOU HAVE BEEN APPOINTED AS THE LONGEST RUNNING JUDGE ON THE LONGEST RUNNING COURT SHOW EVER. >> FOLLOWING THREE FABULOUS OTHER AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN. I LIKE TO GIVE THEM THEIR DUE BECAUSE I'M STEPPING INTO THEIR SHOES AND TRYING TO FILL THEM AND I'M HAVING A GREAT TIME DOING IT. >> IT'S AN ENTERTAINING SHOW AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE FORGET THESE ARE PEOPLE'S REAL LIVES. WHAT DO YOU THINK KEEPS BRINGING PEOPLE BACK TO SHARE THESE PUBLIC JOURNEY -- THESE JOURNEYS, THESE PERSONAL JOURNEYS SO PUBLICLY? >> EVERYBODY BRINGS SOME DRAMA OR SOME TRAUMA, BUT ONE THING IS UNIVERSAL. I DID 180 SHOWS, BUT EVERY -- ONE THING IS UNIVERSAL. THE PERSON WHO'S COMING ON WANTS TO BE HEARD. THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN HEARD IN THAT RELATIONSHIP. >> OKAY. >> SO THEY WANT TO SPEAK THEIR TRUTH. THEY WANT TO TELL YOU HOW HURT THEY WERE BECAUSE YOU CHEATED. THEY WANT TO BE MAD AT YOU IN PUBLIC FOR HAVING AN ON BREAK BABY. THEY CAN'T STAND THE FACT THAT YOU SLEPT WITH THEIR SISTER AND THEIR SISTER'S HUSBAND. >> THEY WANT JUDGE STAR TO TELL THEM -- >> PICKY, PICKY, PICKY. >> THEY WANT JUDGE STAR TO TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE RIGHT. >> THEY ARE RIGHT. >> YEAH. >> THIS PERSON HAS AN ADDICTION, JUDGE, AND THAT'S WHAT'S DAMAGED OUR FAMILY, AND THIS PERSON DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO DISCIPLINE OUR CHILDREN. THEY WANT SOMEBODY IN AUTHORITY TO HEAR THEM AND TO SAY THEY WERE RIGHT. >> AND THEY WANT IT ON TELEVISION. >> I DON'T WANT TO BE IN FRONT OF YOU HOLDING A GAVEL. THAT WOULD BE A LITTLE INTIMIDATING AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYBODY ROCK A ROBE LIKE THAT SINCE RUTH BADER GINSBURG, OKAY? >> I GOT TO KEEP IT. >> THAT CLIP WE SAW EARLIER IS EXACTLY THE REASON YOU ARE THE RIGHT WOMAN FOR THIS JOB. >> THANK YOU. >> YOU ALWAYS TELL IT LIKE IT IS. IT'S BEEN PART OF YOUR CAREER. IT'S WHO YOU ARE, AND YOUR PERSONA, BUT PART OF THIS IS ALSO HELPING PEOPLE. >> YES. GRATIFYING?IND THAT PART - >> THIS IS THE MOST FUN THAT I HAVE HAD IN A VERY LONG TIME IN TERMS OF TELEVISION, BUT I GET A CHANCE TO -- I SAID IN A LONG TIME. >> OKAY. >> BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU THE ABILITY TO HELP SOMEONE WHO IS AN ADDICT BECAUSE I DO HAVE SOME LONG TENTACLES, I DO GET TO BRING IN ALL THE RESOURCES AND USE COMPANIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT WILL DO PARTNERSHIPS TO GIVE PEOPLE THE HELP THEY NEED. I GET TO START MENTORING PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG WOMEN OR YOUNG MEN IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE ANYBODY THAT CAN HELP. THOSE THINGS WE DO GET TO DO ON "DIVORCE COURT," AND I'M HONORED THAT THEY LET ME PUT MY OWN SPIN ON IT. I GET TO DO AN OPENING STATEMENT EVERY SINGLE TIME JUST TO TELL YOU WHAT'S COMING UP. >> THAT'S GOOD. >> AND A CLOSING ARGUMENT WITH MY -- WITH MY BAILIFF. I'M TELLING YOU, IT'S BEEN A REALLY GOOD TIME. >> I LOVE IT. YOU'RE THE PERFECT HOST FOR IT. >> THANK YOU. >> SUNNY HAS THE QUESTION. >> OH, I'M SORRY. I TOTALLY JUMPED AHEAD. >> WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR LOVELY PUERTO RICAN HUSBAND. >> HE LOVES YOU LIKE A SISTER. >> I LOVE HIM. WE WANT TO GET A TAKE ON A FEW RELATIONSHIP SCENARIOS. >> YES, MA'AM. THAT'S MY BABY. >> ONE, MY BOYFRIEND HASN'T TOLD HIS PARENTS ABOUT ME, AND WE HAVE BEEN DATING FOR A YEAR. AM I WASTING MY TIME? >> ARE YOU -- ARE YOU HIS ONLY GIRLFRIEND, AND IF I ASKED HIM, WOULD HE SAY THE SAME THING? IF HE'S ANYTHING LIKE MY PARENTS, WE HAD A SIX-MONTH RULE. IF YOU ARE NOT DATING THE SAME PERSON CONSISTENTLY IN A COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP, DON'T BRING THEM TO THE CRIB BECAUSE I'M NOT TRYING TO MEET EVERYBODY. I'M TRYING TO ESTABLISH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THAT RELATIONSHIP BEFORE I BRING THEM TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER'S HOUSE. >> THEY SHOW UP IN FAMILY PHOTOS AND YOU'RE, LIKE, WHICH ONE'S THAT? >> YOU PUT THEM AT THE END SO YOU CAN CROP THEM OUT. >> I HAVE A VERY -- >> WE HAVE 45 SECONDS. QUICK. >> VERY, VERY QUICK BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS. MY FIANCE AND I -- WELL, MY FIANCE AND I ARE PLANNING OUR BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE PARTIES AND HE'S CHEATED IN THE PAST, AND I'M WORRIED ABOUT IT HAPPENING AGAIN. CAN I ASK HIM TO CANCEL HIS PARTY, AND DOES THAT MEAN I HAVE TO CANCEL MINE? >> WHAT YOU NEED TO BE ASKING ME IS SHOULD I BE GETTING MARRIED? WHY ARE YOU MARRYING A DUDE THAT'S ALREADY CHEATED ON YOU AND YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO AT THE BACHELOR PARTY? GIRLFRIEND, PLEASE DON'T COME TO "DIVORCE COURT." >> ALL RIGHT. YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR FUN STUFF. OUR THANKS TO STAR JONES. "DIVORCE COURT" AIRS EVERY WEEKDAY.

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