August 9, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before getting too excited about preseason football. The Skinny: The Redskins won their first preseason game Thursday night but I won't read too much into that. Still, it beats losing! Friday's headlines include a preview of the weekend box office and the latest (which isn't much) on the Time Warner Cable-CBS fight. Have a good weekend and stay out of trouble. If you are getting into trouble, call me because I get pretty bored these days and could use the excitement.
July 18, 2013 |
Emmy voters continued to smile upon their favorite lead comedy actors, returning four of last year's nominees -- Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Don Cheadle ("House of Lies") -- and welcoming back "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman and past nominee Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"). Jon Cryer, who won the Emmy in the category last year for "Two and a Half Men," was left out of the race altogether this year. Baldwin's nomination is his seventh for playing Jack Donaghy, "30 Rock's" high-achieving network executive.
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July 6, 2013 |
I think it's for the best that the enraged, engaging Alec Baldwin, who seems never to have acquired the ability to control his volcanic temper despite multiple public embarrassments over the years, has decided to quit Twitter. Again. As you've probably heard, Baldwin went a bit nuts late last month after Daily Mail reporter George Stark wrote -- incorrectly -- that Baldwin's pregnant wife, Hilaria, had tweeted during James Gandolfini's memorial service. Apparently the reporter was in Los Angeles and failed to take into account the time difference between the two coasts.
July 5, 2013
Alec Baldwin is not the baddest of Hollywood's bad boys. Not unlike Jack Donaghy, the character he played on “30 Rock,” Baldwin comes across as a self-involved cad, yet likable in a goofball sort of way. The latest in the actor's long line of hot-tempered, headline-grabbing episodes came in response to a report in the Daily Mail that his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, had been callously sending out tweets during James Gandolfini's funeral. Baldwin shot off one of his own tweets, calling the offending reporter “a toxic little queen.” That remark, plus a bravado-tinged threat of homoerotic physical violence, got him in trouble with gay-rights groups.
June 29, 2013 |
In more measured tones than he'd used Thursday to criticize a reporter who wrote about his wife, Alec Baldwin apologized Friday for the outburst in which he called the reporter a "toxic little queen," threatened to hunt him down and mess him up, and suggested he would enjoy a foot up his rear. The Daily Mail story, which was apparently wrong in its allegations that Hilaria Baldwin was tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral, has since been taken down , as have Baldwin's angry tweets.
June 28, 2013 |
Late Thursday night, Alec Baldwin called on his 1 million Twitter followers to “straighten out” George Stark, a reporter for the Daily Mail who, by all accounts, falsely reported that Baldwin's wife had tweeted during the funeral for James Gandolfini. It's no excuse for Baldwin's tweets, though, which all too comfortably slip into attacking Stark with gay slurs. Buzzfeed has a roundup of the tweets in which Baldwin labels Stark a “toxic little queen” and a “lying little bitch.” And that's hardly the worst -- see tweet #5, the one about where Baldwin would like to stick his foot.
June 28, 2013 |
Alec Baldwin went on a homophobic, profanity-laden online rant Thursday before shutting down his Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter account, all in defense of his pregnant wife Hilaria, whom a Daily Mail reporter had apparently errantly accused of tweeting while the couple attended James Gandolfini's funeral. The Mail story's headline screams, "Alec Baldwin's pregnant wife Hilaria TWEETS about Rachael Ray and anniversary gifts during James Gandolfini's funeral. " Baldwin replied with screaming of his own -- words of denial and retaliation that lit up Twitter on Thursday night and into Friday. PHOTOS: Celebrity meltdowns The "30 Rock" actor's rep explained in a statement to KTLA and other outlets, "It's disgraceful that a reporter would manufacture and publish a story and not call for comment or explanation -- especially when it's intended to take away attention from honoring the memory of a beloved figure like James Gandolfini.
June 7, 2013 |
Alec Baldwin is done with more than just “30 Rock.” Now that the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler's “Orphans" is behind him -- as well as the very public squabble with planned co-star Shia LaBeouf, who exited the production during rehearsals due to “creative differences” between the two actors - Baldwin is determined to leave the Great White Way behind him. For good. "No more," Baldwin told Zap2it. “Broadway has changed. It is not what I remember. It was a very, very, very exhausting experience.
June 7, 2013 |
The trailer for Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" is out, providing a first peek at one of the summer's most counterintuitive bits of casting -- potty-mouthed comic Andrew Dice Clay in a dramatic role opposite Cate Blanchett , Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins and Bobby Cannavale. In the film, Blanchett plays Jasmine, a wealthy New York woman who is snookered by her Bernie Madoff-like husband (Baldwin) and heads west to move in with her sympathetic sister (Hawkins) in San Francisco. Clay, as Hawkins' blue collar ex-husband, provides the Brooklyn-accented exposition in the trailer, reminding Hawkins, "When your sister had all that money, she wanted nothing to do with you. Now that she's broke, all of a sudden she's movin' in. " In another scene in the back of a car in New York, he's snoozing on Hawkins' shoulder.
May 27, 2013 |
CANNES, France - At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Alec Baldwin and director James Toback were pitching their idea for an Iraq-set love story to financier and sales agent Avi Lerner. Lerner waved them aside, saying he could make the duo's movie at a realistic budget only if it starred more bankable actors than Baldwin - say, Gerard Butler and, as Lerner put it, "what's her name, Natalie Portman. " "I love that he said, 'What's her name,'" Toback, the outspoken director of well-regarded indies such as "Fingers" and "Tyson," recalled during a dinner interview with Baldwin last week.