From: http://justjared.blogspot.com/2006/01/star-jones-blog.html The Star Jones Blog Timeline Star Jones Reynolds launched a (short-lived) blog last week to help promote her new book, Shine : A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love. Readers were encouraged to "post questions and comments for BV Celebrity Blogger Star Jones between now and March 2006, when she ends the Shine book tour." The life of Star Jones's blog? Three days. Here's the breakdown -- Thursday, January 5, 8:47:26 PM EST Star Jones launches her official blog, introduces the word hateration to her blog and lays the smackdown in her very first blog entry with "Star's Rules" -- RULE #1 :: Since you know who I am but I don't know who you are, I insist that you play fair. I don't do insults, mean-spirited comments or undue nastiness. If that's your thing...do it somewhere else. I will debate and discuss an issue with you but anything that falls under the category of pure hateration will just be deleted from my blog. RULE #2 :: Please remember not to post on my blog in all caps; it's equivalent to screaming at someone. I'm new at this, but even I know that...so act like you know. RULE #3 :: Try to keep track of the conversation. No reason to repeat what's already been said. RULE #4 :: Don't use foul language; that will get you nowhere. If you're upset about something, please keep it clean. Otherwise your post will be deleted and I certainly won't respond. Friday, January 6, ~10PM :: Bloggers (specifically LiveJournal community OhNoTheyDidn't in "The Post," which has since been deleted) take notice of Star Jones' blog and post literally hundreds of comments and pictures. Star Jones (or her blog minions) takes immediate action, deleting 'hateration'-filled comments and banning users like excitabledude23 (this was one of the nicer comments left for Star) -- Star, you better warn Al [Reynolds] that the authorities are after him for bestiality, there are reports that he was seen kissing a gorilla. Saturday, January 7, 12PM Star Jones blogs a second entry addressing all of the aforementioned 'hateration' -- "See...I told you that I was new to this. Only I could already annoy the heck out of some people and I just got here. Anyway...I wasn't trying to tell you how to behave, I was telling you how I behave. You guys do you...just don't expect me to join in if your comments are hurtful or mean spirited." Saturday, January 7, ~10PM Star Jones deletes her blog, leaving readers with this -- "You Cannot Access This Private Journal. The AOL Journal you are trying to read has been restricted by the owner." The picture to the right is actually hosted on StarJones.com. And thus marks the end of the road for the Star Jones blog. Goodbye Star, we will miss you! [Sheds tear.] But like all webpages that fall to the wayside, screen captures always save the day! We will not forget you Star! You can bet that if the Star Jones blog is ever resurrected, it's certain that comments will be moderated. Ahem, ONTD. For more Star Jones than you (and your momma) can handle, visit StarJones.com and StarandAl.com, listen to the Star Jones podcast [mp3], watch videos (yes, videos) of AOL Love Coach Star Jones giving Sex & Love tips, or chat with Star Jones on her AIM screenname at StarJRblogger. No joke, Star's online right now as I type this. But the last time I checked, she had her away message up! UPDATE :: The Star Jones Blog is back online! But not so fast, comments have been turned off! ...... I don't know how y'all feel but about Star, but as someone who strongly dislikes her, even I feel the personal attacks are uncalled for. I'm glad she restarted her blog and disabled the comments, because I am sure that there are some people who like her and would want to read it. I think her self-promotion and assertive freebie-seeking is what turns people off about her. Cheap shots about her appearance are pretty much all that inarticulate people have to fall back on. I'll be the first to admit that I have had days were I was hate-filled and lazy and quipped on her alien face, and creepy cleavage. It sure must suck to be her.