Star Jones by Jesse Grant/ WireImage.com, Barbara Walters by Donna Svennevik/ABC Star Jones by Jesse Grant/ WireImage.com, Barbara Walters by Donna Svennevik/ABC

Oh, it is so on!

While promoting her memoir Audition on Oprah this week, Barbara Walters said she knowingly lied about former View cohost Star Jones' weight loss. Walters said she told the audience - at the request of Jones - that her fellow Viewer lost more than 150 pounds from 2002-03 through pilates and healthy eating, when in fact Babs knew gastric bypass surgery was to credit. "[Star] decided she would tell nobody, and we had to then lie on the set every day," she said.

Jones responded via an interview with Us, knocking her former boss for, among other things, outing a philandering senator in the course of her book tour. "It is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters in the sunset of her life 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." Meow!

What's your take? Was Jones just in asking her pals to fib about her "fitness"? Is Walters going overboard in drumming up buzz for her book? Which is it for you: Team Star or Team Barbara? - J.R. Whalen