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Around this time last year, “The View” creator and co-host Barbara Walters announced that she will be retiring this year. As the big day, which has been announced as May 16, continues to draw near, many rumors have began to circulate regarding Walters’ final episode.

According to reports, new and old “The View” co-hosts will appear on her last episode to participate in Walters’ final send off. Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira and Rosie O’Donnell have all reportedly been invited. However, according to rumors, former co-host Star Jones was not invited because she has been banned from the show due to her inability to get along with Walters in the past.

ABC representatives have since addressed the rumors and while they haven’t confirmed whether or not Jones will return to see Walters off, they do insist that rumors about Star being banned from the show are false.

“This rumor is not true,” the representative told RumorFix.

As you may recall, Jones returned to the show during a February 2012 episode and was able to clear up any bad blood that still lingered between herself and Walters. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see whether or not she participates in the rumored sendoff for Walters.

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