Despite their bitter war of words in 2006, Star Jones and Rosie O'Donnell are now close friends. "What most people don't know is Rosie and I have been buddies for over a year and a half. We've been talking, we e-mail, we text. As a matter of fact, in the cab on the way here, she was sending me a text!" Star told In Touch at the Skating With the Stars Benefit Gala in New York on April 6. The former View hostesses, who once bickered over Star's claim that she lost weight through diet and exercise alone (she later confessed to gastric bypass surgery), are even auctioning off a lunch for a lucky third party to enjoy with the two ladies to benefit Figure Skating in Harlem. "She said, 'Of course I'll do a lunch with you!'" Star said of Rosie's response when asked to help the New York children's organization. "She'll do anything when it comes to kids!"