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Star Jones says it wasn’t difficult to discuss in detail her controversial gastric-bypass surgery in front of a worldwide audience on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” because the TV titan has a knack for putting her guests at ease. “I had a great time, and the best part about doing it with Oprah is she’s the very best interviewer,” Jones, 46, told Monday at the 2009 Skating with the Stars event in NYC. “She puts you in a safe and wonderful environment, and you really don’t feel the need to have to discuss it ever again because you can say, ‘Go to the videotape.’” While Jones was busy losing 160 pounds during her run on “The View,” she refused to admit that it was the result of gastric bypass surgery, and insisted that the weight loss was through diet and exercise. Her decision not to tell the truth contributed to ABC’s decision not to renew her “View” contract. Jones told Us it was tough “absolutely opening my heart to somebody else.” But Winfrey has experienced “the same kind of [weight] issues. When you’re sitting across from someone who has had similar experiences, it’s so much easier.” “And so we said we were going to open it all up, and I think that’s what most people felt,” she added. “There were no doors closed, there’s no apprehension [when] you’re talking to Oprah.”