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Buyer's Remorse's Special One Year Anniversary Edition: Star Jones Regrets Her Star

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail wasn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.

Star Jones, via Getty

This week marks the one year anniversary of Buyer's Remorse! In the past twelve months we've spoken to everyone from skater Johnny Weir, to SNL's Seth Meyers, to Renaissance woman Queen Latifah. And we've heard all kinds of regrets. Everything from houses, to Botox, to shoes. (Many, many people regret buying shoes, apparently.)

For this special anniversary edition, we wanted to spotlight a unique Buyer's Remorse, so who better to go to than the occasionally controversial, but always unique, television host Star Jones? It turns out that Star doesn't regret buying anything, but she does regret paying to have something very unusual done...

Racked: Can you tell us about a time you've had Buyer's Remorse?

Star Jones: I'm a frugal person. I don't buy things that I regret. When I buy something, I know it's something that I'm going to wear. I don't buy on a whim. I don't buy trends. I buy things that I'm actually going to like. I don't have anything I regret.

Racked: Not even something from when you were growing up? Or something in your home?

Star Jones: Well, I regret painting a yellow star on the top of my ceiling in The Hamptons. That I regret.

Racked: In which room?

Star Jones: In my dining room. The top of my ceiling has a bright yellow star.

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