Alec Baldwin was kicked off his American Airlines flight from LAX this afternoon after he was caught playing a game on his cell phone shortly before takeoff.
Baldwin's rep told Us Weekly, "Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing Words with Friends while parked at the gate. He loves WWF so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it, but he has already boarded another AA flight." Ha!
Baldwin tweeted, "The flight attendant on American reamed me out for playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving. No wonder American Air is bankrupt ... The real way is United."
Interestingly enough, almost exactly a year ago actor Josh Duhamel was kicked off a flight after refusing to turn off his BlackBerry before takeoff. What is it with celebs and airline regulations? Sheesh!
Alec Baldwin may want to take a note from Miley Cyrus and take down his Twitter account.
First the actor pulled out of the Emmys at the last minute and took to Twitter to discuss. Now he's getting backlash after Tweeting about his love for Kanye West ... using the "n" word.
Baldwin Tweeted on Sunday:
"I love that song NIGGAS IN PARIS!!! I love Kanye!! I love @IrelandBBaldwin most of all!!! ... Kanye and I are doing a song called NIGGAS IN MONTAUK. My album is called MY BEAUTIFUL PALE TWISTED FANTASY."
Even after getting criticism from followers, Baldwin wouldn't budge. He Tweeted, "Anyone who thinks that quoting the title of that song is racist is a disgrace. To the human race."
After Fox producers cut his joke about News Corp. exec Rupert Murdoch, Alec Baldwin is canceling his scheduled appearance at the 2011 Emmy Awards.
In the skit, Baldwin plays a fictional TV studio president, and the scene in question reportedly had the 30 Rock star asking whether Mr. Murdoch was listening in on a phone call, which pokes fun at the hacking scandal that tarnished News Corp.'s reputation earlier this year. So what's the big deal? Turns out Fox is owned by News Corp, and a spokesperson for the network tells the Wall Street Journal that the segment was not cut because it mentioned Murdoch, but rather because they take the hacking scandal seriously and found the comment to be in â€œpoor taste.â€
Leonard Nimoy will replace Baldwin in the segment, and a source close to the actor says he canceled his appearance because he felt that cutting the joke would disrupt the comedic timing of the whole skit. â€œI did a short Emmy pretape a few days ago. Now they tell me News Corp cut the funniest line,â€ Baldwin tweeted last week.
Alec Baldwin is thinking about running for mayor of New York.
The 53-year-old actor told The New York Times he's been in touch with universities to enroll in a master's program about politics and government.
We love that Baldwin wants to get educated before going political! That's the smart way to do it!
A 2013 run wouldn't be possible because of his 30 Rock schedule, but Baldwin is thinking ahead.
A longtime New Yorker, Baldwin has been a political activist in the past.
Move over Arnold Schwarzenegger! Alec Baldwin may become the latest actor-turned-politician to run for office.
A source tells The Daily that the 30 Rock star is "mulling over a 2013 run for the Mayorship of New York City."
Baldwin's rep released the following statement:
"I wouldn't rule it out."
With all the drama surrounding the online photo scandal involving politician Anthony Weiner, a source close to Baldwin adds that "the scandal may have opened the door" for the actor to move into the political spotlight. At a press conference on Monday, Weiner, 46, admitted to having online affairs with six women in the past three years. He also confessed that lewd photos online were, indeed, him.
Baldwin recently hit up Twitter to voice his suggestions regarding national policy. Read what he had to say ... after the jump.
We've been blessed with glorious shots of Julianne Hough frolicking in a bikini in Miami on the set of Rock of Ages and now for a sillier shot ... Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin in full 80's gear on the set of the upcoming musical comedy.
Alec tweeted this morning, "On the set with the one and only Russell Brand."
The actors portray a music club owner and his assistant, but it's a little unclear as to why the duo is filming at a carnival.
Either way, Alec is looking quite epic with those long blonde locks. Jack, would be proud!
Catherine Zeta-Jones has signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of the hit play Rock of Ages.
Zeta-Jones, who recently spoke out about and entered treatment for bipolar disorder, will play a villain, a part created just for the film version. She hasn't had a major U.S. theatrical release since No Reservations in 2007.
Director Adam Shankman told The Hollywood Reporter that Zeta-Jones' character could be the love child of Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant. She is an "arch-conservative who wants to shut down rock 'n' roll," he said.
Shankman also told E! Online that Zeta-Jones will sing at least two songs: Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It."
He said negotiations for the part began before Zeta-Jones announced she would be entering treatment, but that she told him the announcement was coming. "I had a long talk with her about it and she's in the greatest space and spirits," he said. The actress said she entered treatment in part due to the stress of her husband, Michael Douglas', cancer.
Fellow TV actor Alec Baldwin is speaking out about Charlie Sheen in a Huffington Post editorial and, as Baldwin is no stranger to controversy himself, the 30 Rock star has some words of advice for Sheen.
Here's a few snippets from the editorial:
You can't win. Really. You can't. When executives at studios and networks move up to the highest ranks, they are given a book. The book is called How to Handle Actors. And one principle held dear in that book is that no actor is greater than the show itself when the show is a hit. And, in that regard, they are often right. Add to that the fact that the actor who is torturing their diseased egos is a drug-addled, porn star-squiring, near-Joycean Internet ranter, and they really want you to go.
Granted, it didn't get real until you insulted them. And your suit may have real grounds.
But you know what you should do? Take a nap. Get a shower. Call Chuck. Go on Letterman and make an apology. Write a huge check to the B'Nai Brith. And then beg for your job back. Your fans demand it. You will never win because when you are as big a douchebag as some of these guys are, they have no choice but to snuff you. (Do you secretly want to get snuffed? So you can go back and make movies?)
Sober up, Charlie. And get back on TV, if it's not too late. This is America. You want to really piss off Chuck and Warner Brothers and CBS? Beg for America's forgiveness. They will give it to you. And then go back. You are a great television star. And you've got the gig. As I learned from closely observing Tony Bennett so I could impersonate him on SNL, this is supposed to be fun.
In response to getting fired from Two and a Half Men, Sheen is suing Warner Bros. and Chuck Lorre for $100 million.
And in other Sheen news, the troubled actor is taking his act on the road in a show entitled, Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option, and it kicks off on April 2nd in Detroit!
Sheen also had a meeting this week with Morgan Creek VP David Robinson to discuss making Major League 3.
What advice did Baldwin give Sheen about his Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer? See below the jump!