Our recaps don't do justice to the measured, authoritative tones of Barbara Walters who, no matter what bullshit Star Jones may pull, will always be the boss around The View's henhouse. As she explains the circumstances of Jones' departure, Walters reminds us (and presumably Jones herself) that "The View helped make Star a star." And don't you forget it, snatchpants.

Also: a few readers report that Jones called in to Steve Harvey's radio show this morning and said that yesterday ABC producers called her agents, informing them that Star was never to come back to The View, effective immediately. Burning bridges sure does make for a spectacular glow.

Earlier: Gawker's Coverage of Star Jones' Exit