And the issue with Al was never "Al" and him being a momma's boy or whatever he might be. The issue was that she talked about him incessantly and she also bragged incessantly about all of the freebies that she demanded for her wedding and wedding guests. That's where she lost all respect from the viewers and her ratings started to go down. I don't blame Barbara or the other producers of the show wanting to get rid of her. You get rid of dead weight and Star and her negative publicity had become dead weight.
Kathie Lee suffered the same problems towards the end of her reign on Regis and Kathie Lee. People had grown so tired of her talking non-stop about Cody and Cassidy that she suffered from low, low ratings.
Goodbye, Star! Why in the world would the show want her back for the next month when she was trashing them? Good riddance to bad rubbish!