Posted on Tue Nov 26th, 2013 12:59pm PDT By X17 Staff
Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, according to Page Six, and though it's not confirmed that it was because of his alleged use of a homophobic slur, his show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin, was yanked from the air immediately after the incident.
"The decision has been made. He's gone," an insider tells Page Six. "The Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building." The show premiered on October 11 with very low ratings, so even if Alec hadn't angered the public (not to mention every civil rights group out there), it sounds like the program would have been given the ax eventually anyway.
Another source said that Alec's "diva-like behavior toward co-workers" contributed to his dismissal, and the final straw came when he demanded a separate makeup room that was being used by a woman with cancer who was sensitive to hairspray. When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have the room to himself, he allegedly screamed, “I don’t give a f*ck if she has cancer or not, I want that f *cking makeup room.” What a rude little pig!
Baldwin's rep and MSNBC wouldn't use the f-word (fired, that is), but they did say in a statement, "We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC." MSNBC added that this is "mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best."
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