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May 7, 2012 | By James C. Taylor
“He crushed it.” Of all the people I spoke to about Alan Gilbert, the 45-year old conductor who's leading the New York Philharmonic on a West Coast Tour this week, that line stood out as the most emphatic endorsement.  It came from actor Alec Baldwin, who as long been a fan and patron of the 170-year old orchestra.  In an article for Sunday's Arts and Books section, I spoke with Gilbert and a number of members of the orchestra, but...
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March 7, 2014 | By Susan Denley
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November 26, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It appears that Alec Baldwin's career as a TV talk-show host is over, at least for the time being. MSNBC and Baldwin on Tuesday released a joint statement confirming that "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" had been canceled. "We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC," Baldwin's publicist, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement. MSNBC added, "This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best. " Baldwin's show aired for just five weeks to low ratings before going on a two-week hiatus following Baldwin's notorious altercation on a New York street in which he allegedly used a gay slur to attack a photographer.
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March 6, 2014 | Meghan Daum
Alec Baldwin, celebrated actor, self-congratulatory philanthropist and incurable hothead, is moving to Los Angeles. At least he's leaning heavily in that direction, according to a protracted rant he published in last week's issue of New York Magazine. Baldwin covered a lot of territory, from family troubles to his doomed MSNBC talk show to the indignity of having to share a Broadway stage with Shia LaBeouf. Mostly, though, he circled around his disgust for the media and, by extension, his disgust for New York City.
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November 26, 2013 | By Meg James
MSNBC has ended Alec Baldwin's short-lived interview program, two weeks after the actor's outburst at a photographer that included an anti-gay slur. The NBCUniversal-owned cable channel confirmed Tuesday that the network and Baldwin had mutually agreed to end "Up Late," which had also suffered low ratings since its October debut. “We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC,'" Baldwin and MSNBC said in a joint statement. MSNBC added: “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.” PHOTOS: Talk show hosts who didn't make the cut Earlier this month, the cable channel suspended the show for two weeks following Baldwin's caught-on-camera tirade in New York City.
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December 6, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Alec Baldwin was bounced from an American Airlines plane at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday afternoon. But he and American apparently made up because the "30 Rock" actor tweeted that he hopped a later flight. All of this according to Twitter. Here's the timeline: Michael J. Wolf (@mjw) of Activate tweeted around 1:45 p.m. PST: "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane. We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait. " American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith says via email that the airline doesn't comment on such cases, citing its privacy policy for "customers, famous or not famous.
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July 2, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Alec Baldwin flashed a big smile to photogs and fans outside St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York on Saturday, then proceeded inside to wed his yoga-instructor sweetheart.  "Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin were married this evening ... ," rep and friend Matthew Hiltzik said Saturday via Twitter, "sharing the occasion with family and friends inside the Cathedral, and Alec warmly receiving congratulations from well-wishing fans on his way...
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June 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Oh, the Alec Baldwin irony: The actor walked off his paparazzi incident by having lots of photos taken.  Promotional, of course, for his turn in Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love. " Baldwin had a busy Wednesday, stopping by David Letterman's chat show, then hitting a special screening of the film hosted by the Cinema Society and Disaronno. While he was joined at the after-party by costars Penelope Cruz and Greta Gerwig, Baldwin's attention was on his own leading lady, fiancee Hilaria Thomas.
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November 15, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been updated, as detailed below.
Even with his stalker sentenced to seven months behind bars, Alec Baldwin can't shake his tail: the throngs of media and paparazzi that seem to dog his every step. And paparazzi plus Alec Baldwin means unhappy Alec Baldwin. And unhappy Alec means headlines about Alec being unhappy. Which make him more unhappy. You get the picture. In the middle of all this attention came allegations that the actor had directed another anti-gay slur at a photographer when Mr. "30 Rock" used an f-word - he said it was "fathead" - combined with a dirty word as he walked away from the pap. The Thursday incident was caught on video, of course, and Baldwin was taught a lesson shortly after about the other word he used.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday. Alec Baldwin wants to be mayor of New York City, but only after he goes back to school first. ( Huffington Post ) Have you ever wanted to see Levi Johnston's sister naked? Well, brother, today is your day! ( Los Angeles Times ) Cirque du Soleil is setting a ticket-pricing high in L.A. ( Los Angeles Times ) Anderson Cooper is not a fan of Chris Brown's plans to star in a film adaptation of Steve Harvey's book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. " ( Los Angeles Times )
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February 24, 2014 | Christie D'Zurilla
Alec Baldwin says he's leaving public life, delivering that news in a very public way with a lengthy missive in Monday's New York magazine. "I'm aware that it's ironic that I'm making this case in the media - but this is the last time I'm going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again," Baldwin told writer Joe Hagan in the piece, which can be read in full at New York's Vulture site.  ------------ FOR...
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January 29, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Deport Justin Bieber? A petition asking for just that is apparently headed to the White House, having obtained the 100,000 signatures needed within a month. This puppy actually hit the mark within six days. "We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture," the petition reads. "We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive and drug-abusing Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth.
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January 10, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Alec Baldwin has taken his lumps as a verbal loose cannon, but Americans for the Arts, a leading national advocacy group for nonprofit arts organizations, still trusts Baldwin as one of its go-to guys. It announced this week that the actor will be back at its podium for the annual Arts Advocacy Day proceedings in Washington, D.C., in late March. The keynote address each year is called the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy; Baldwin delivered it in 2012, after being introduced by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.
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December 18, 2013 | By David Horsey
This year in entertainment, Alec Baldwin took a wrecking ball to his career. So did celebrity chef Paula Deen. Both did it by opening their mouths. Baldwin had just kicked off “Up Late,” a new interview show on MSNBC, when he was caught on video shouting disparaging remarks at a paparazzo. As seems to be a habit he cannot break, the epithets included demeaning slurs against gays. MSNBC dropped him like a rancid rutabaga. Deen was accused of workplace racism. Apparently, she let slip racial terminology left over from her childhood in the deep South.
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November 26, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It appears that Alec Baldwin's career as a TV talk-show host is over, at least for the time being. MSNBC and Baldwin on Tuesday released a joint statement confirming that "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" had been canceled. "We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC," Baldwin's publicist, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement. MSNBC added, "This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best. " Baldwin's show aired for just five weeks to low ratings before going on a two-week hiatus following Baldwin's notorious altercation on a New York street in which he allegedly used a gay slur to attack a photographer.
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November 26, 2013 | By Meg James
MSNBC has ended Alec Baldwin's short-lived interview program, two weeks after the actor's outburst at a photographer that included an anti-gay slur. The NBCUniversal-owned cable channel confirmed Tuesday that the network and Baldwin had mutually agreed to end "Up Late," which had also suffered low ratings since its October debut. “We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC,'" Baldwin and MSNBC said in a joint statement. MSNBC added: “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.” PHOTOS: Talk show hosts who didn't make the cut Earlier this month, the cable channel suspended the show for two weeks following Baldwin's caught-on-camera tirade in New York City.
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February 24, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 24 - March 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Nancy O'Dell ; CEO Dana Fiser, Jenny Craig. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michael Phelps; Oscar fashion; La La Anthony; Melissa D'Arabian. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Oscar highlights. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael At Hollywood & Highland Center the morning after the Oscars celebration.
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December 7, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday. Alec Baldwin's battle with American Airlines over Words With Friends enters Day 2. ( Los Angeles Times ) Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys are among the next group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. ( Los Angeles Times ) Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway top Forbes' list of best actors for the buck. ( Forbes ) A "Mythbusters" experiment involving a cannon went horribly wrong, sending a cannonball ripping through two homes.
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November 26, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Following the announcement that his MSNBC talk show "Up Late With Alec Baldwin" was canceled, the actor spoke out about the cancellation and the filmed incident that precipitated it. And one of his critics has responded. Baldwin, whose low-rated talk show ended after just five episodes, became a focal point of controversy after a videotaped altercation with a reporter on a New York street appeared to show the actor telling the reporter off using a gay slur. Though Baldwin has apologized for the comment, he has maintained that he never used a gay slur.
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November 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
While Alec Baldwin was starring on NBC's critically acclaimed sitcom "30 Rock" and making frequent appearances on "Saturday Night Live," he made homophobic cracks on more than one occasion without any consequences from his bosses at the network. In 2011, for example, Baldwin called a Starbucks barista an "uptight queen" on Twitter. In 2012, he called the editor of the New York Daily News an "English Queen" on the social networking site. There was no discipline from NBC after either incident.
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