The Standard hotel employee who leaked the Solange and Jay Z elevator fight video gets fired, Barbara Walters retires, and more

By Lindsey Bahr
Updated May 23, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

The employee at NYC’s Standard hotel who allegedly leaked the elevator footage of Beyoncé‘s sister, Solange, 27, attacking Jay Z, 44, on May 5, has been fired. The stars said in a statement, ”Our family has worked through [this].”

That’s a wrap! TV icon Barbara Walters, 84, said goodbye to The View on May 16, after almost 17 years on the talk show.

Cinematographer Gordon Willis (the Godfather series) died on May 18 at age 82…. Director Malik Bendjelloul, 36, who won an Oscar for the 2012 doc Searching for Sugar Man, reportedly committed suicide on May 13…. Crooner Jerry Vale died on May 18 at age 83.