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Alec Baldwin's 'Orphans' Wins Over Broadway Critics

April 19th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
Broadway play Orphans overcame the fallout following Shia LaBeouf's dramatic exit from the production to win over critics on opening night.

The drama starring renowned actor Alec Baldwin, hit headlines before the show hit the stage when The Transformers star left the line-up in February amid a flurry of leaked emails which pointed towards a major clash between cast members. Shia was replaced by Ben Foster and the play opened at New York City's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre as planned on Thursday night.

The show made a major comeback by winning positive reviews from the majority of theatre c...
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Alec Baldwin Not Sure He Has The Personality For A Late Night Talk Show

April 11th, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has responded yesterday's reports that he and NBC are mulling over a late night show for the actor, saying he's not sure he has the personality for it.

NBC is looking for new late night talent with the departure of Jay Leno. Jimmy Fallon is taking the Tonight Show spot, which leaves the Late Night hour open.

Previous reports hinted that Baldwin would be hosting an interview-based show, rather than the classic late night format.

Baldwin, who has worked with NBC for several years on 30 Rock, told The Hollywood Reporter, "It depends on the format and who it was for and what the...
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Alec Baldwin Set For NBC Late Night Talk Show?

April 10th, 2013 1:04pm EDT
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
NBC is talking with Alec Baldwin and is considering adding him to their late-night lineup, sources have confirmed to E! News.

Insiders say "there have been conversations," but there are no deals or offers on the table at the moment. Baldwin has been working with NBC for several years thanks to his role on 30 Rocks plus his Here's The Thing podcast has impressed executives.

"People have been impressed with his radio podcast series and have thought about him for these opportunities," a source said.

NBC is looking for new Late Night talent, with Jay Leno leaving the coveted Tonight Show spo...
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Shia LaBeouf Wants To 'Get Even' With Alec Baldwin

April 3rd, 2013 5:31pm EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf allegedly wants to "get even" with Alec Baldwin.

The feud between the 26-year-old Transformers star and the 55-year-old former 30 Rock actor is reportedly heating up as Shia is holding a grudge against Alec, who he believes may have gotten him fired from the Broadway production Orphans.

A source close to the young actor told gossip website RadarOnline.com: "Shia just can't let this one go, he's disgusted with Alec for getting him axed from 'Orphans'. He would never dream of whining to a director about a co-stars' performance, which he genuinely believes Alec did.

"Shia think...
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Ireland Baldwin Shows Off In A Tiny Bikini After Landing Modeling Contract

March 31st, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Ireland Baldwin
Ireland Baldwin, the 17-year-old daughter of former Hollywood couple Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, posted a couple of bikini shots of herself on her Tumblr page this week, showing the reason why she was just signed by two big modeling agencies.

The 6' 2" future model signed on with International Modeling Group (IMG) and Two Management, and earlier this month she Tweeted how ecstatic she was after landing the deals.

"Officially working for @TwoManagement and @IMGmodels !" she wrote. "I'm blessed, happy, and ready to WEEEEERK."

Some of the other big names IMG represents? British supermode...
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Alec Baldwin & Wife Hilaria Are Expecting A Baby Girl

March 8th, 2013 1:35pm EST
Ale Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas Baldwin
Alec Baldwin, 54, and his wife are expecting a baby girl. During an appearance on “Extra” on Thursday Hilaria Thomas Baldwin, 28, confirmed the news, saying "Alec and I are overjoyed that we are going to be welcoming a little girl into our lives."

The little girl will be the yoga instructor’s first child and the "30 Rock" star's second. He and ex-wife Kim Basinger are parents to 17-year-old Ireland.

The couple joked that Baldwin will be outnumbered in their house, which they also share with two female dogs.

The actor stars in the upcoming comedy "Blue Jasmine" opposite Cate Blanchett and...
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Shia LaBeouf Shares Confidential 'Orphans' Emails With Alec Baldwin

February 21st, 2013 8:42am EST
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf has gone public with private emails between his Orphans co-star Alec Baldwin and director Daniel Sullivan in a bid to explain his sudden decision to leave the Broadway show.

The Transformers star was due to make his New York stage debut opposite Baldwin and Tom Sturridge next month but producers revealed on Wednesday that he had dropped out of the production due to "creative differences".

Sharing his side of the story, LaBeouf took to Twitter.com and posted a series of screen shots of email exchanges between himself and others, with email addresses allegedly belonging to Su...
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Alec Baldwin Denies Making Racist Remarks Towards Photographer

February 19th, 2013 8:16am EST
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has been accused of calling a New York Post photographer a "coon" and "drug dealer," but the actor is denying the allegations.

He told The Gothamist: "I don't think I've ever uttered a racial epithet to someone in my lifetime."

The actor was crossing the street when G.N. Miller "bumped" into him. Baldwin called the action "deliberate" and that photographers purposely like to bait him. Miller claims Baldwin pushed him in the chest.

In addition, Post reporter Tara Palmeri told police that Baldwin grabbed her arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death."

Irritated by the i...
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New York Senator Malcolm Smith Urges Hollywood To Blacklist Alec Baldwin

February 18th, 2013 9:41pm EST
Alec Baldwin
New York state senator Malcolm Smith is calling on Hollywood producers to blacklist Alec Baldwin if the alleged racist comments he made to a New York Post photographer on Sunday are true.

Baldwin was approached by a Post reporter and photographer while walking his dogs outside his apartment in New York City Sunday morning and was asked to comment on a recent injury lawsuit filed against his wife, Hilaria; a yoga instructor.

Post reporter Tara Palmeri told police that Bladwin grabbed her arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death."

Baldwin then turned to photographer G.N. Miller and ...
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Alec Baldwin Files Police Complaint After Photographer 'Assault'

February 18th, 2013 8:09am EST
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has filed a police complaint against a photographer following a street clash in New York City on Sunday.

The 30 Rock star scuffled with New York Post staff snapper G.N. Miller near the Greenwich Village yoga studio owned by his pregnant wife, Hilaria Thomas.

Police officers were called to the scene and both men filed complaints, while Baldwin also turned to his Twitter.com page to give his side of the story.

He writes, "Thank you to NYPD officers who came to my home today so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post 'photographer' who assaulted me...

"I wonde...
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Alec Baldwin And Hilaria Thomas Confirm Pregnancy

February 12th, 2013 5:37pm EST
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin's TV presenter wife Hilaria Thomas has confirmed reports she is pregnant. 

The yoga teacher went public with the baby news during a pre-taped spot on her news show Extra, which will air later this week. 

She says, "It was a surprise, a wonderful surprise." 

Thomas, who wed the actor last year, reveals she took a pregnancy test without telling her husband. 

Baldwin adds, "There's a scream I heard, which is a scream normally reserved if there's a spider in the house, not exaggerating.  Normally I will be reading a book, we're in the country, it's quiet, some time to really re...
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Alec Baldwin To Auction Off Autographed '30 Rock' Wall

January 31st, 2013 3:00pm EST
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin is offering one lucky 30 Rock fan the chance to own a piece of TV history from the set of the hit sitcom - he's auctioning off his autographed dressing room wall.

Filming on the TV show's seventh and final season wrapped in New York in December, and the actor is taking part of the backstage area with him to auction off for charity. The winner of the unique lot will also get to meet Baldwin backstage at his new Broadway play Orphans.

The actor states, "Nearly all of 30 Rock's remarkable gallery of well-known guest stars autographed my dressing room wall. That piece of wall c...
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Source: Alec Baldwin's Wife Is Pregnant

January 30th, 2013 9:33am EST
Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin's wife is expecting, according to In Touch magazine. Sources told the tabloid that Hilaria Thomas is pregnant with the couple's first child.

The couple got married in 2012, and Baldwin has a 17-year-old daughter, Ireland, from his marriage to actress Kim Basinger.

The actor's publicist Matthew Hiltzik has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors. He tweeted: "Our response to baby speculation over the past 18 months has remained the same... when/if Alec & Hilaria have news they want 2 (to) share, they will share it. Until then, no comment."

Baldwin and Thomas attended the Scre...
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Alec Baldwin Almost Quit '30 Rock' Over 'Anemic' Writing

January 17th, 2013 5:48pm EST
30 Rock
Alec Baldwin considered bowing out of hit TV comedy 30 Rock when he felt the quality of the scripts began to suffer.

The Hollywood star has played TV boss Jack Donaghy since the sitcom began in 2006, but in a new interview Baldwin admits he almost quit after season five because he wasn't happy with 30 Rock's "anemic" writing.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It was a low point. Though even anemic 30 Rock writing is still better than everybody else's writing. I go, 'I'm going to get the f**k out of here, I'm done,' because I'm an employee, I don't have any say. So season five ends, and ...
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Alec Baldwin Downplays His Brother's Arrest

December 7th, 2012 6:05pm EST
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has downplayed his brother Stephen's arrest on tax evasion charges, insisting the actor was taken into custody as part of a pre-arranged agreement with New York officials.

The Usual Suspects actor was detained on Thursday over allegations he failed to keep up with tax payments between 2008 and 2010. Baldwin allegedly owes $350,000 and is due back in court in February to face charges of felony tax evasion.

Alec Baldwin explained his sibling's situation during an interview with CNN newsman Piers Morgan on Thursday night, claiming the arrest was pre-planned and his brother has...
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Alec Baldwin Donates $1 Million To His Alma Mater

November 29th, 2012 7:22pm EST
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin has donated $1 million to a scholarship program at his alma mater.

The 30 Rock star wrote the check out to educators at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where Baldwin graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 1994.

The money will be put towards the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund, as well as the Talent Identification Process, which provides support to promising students with financial problems.

A statement from the star reads, "At a time when funds for higher education appear to be more difficult than ever to access, it's my great pleasure to d...
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Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Arrested Once Again

November 28th, 2012 9:20am EST
Alec Baldwin
The woman who is accused of bombarding Alec Baldwin with emails and making unwelcome visits to his New York home after they enjoyed a night out together in 2010 has been arrested again.

On Tuesday, Genevieve Sabourin was handcuffed in court after violating her protection order against the actor and his wife. She reportedly had reached out to the couple on Twitter and was arrested after a hearing at the Manhattan Criminal Court.

In April, Sabourin was taken into custody on suspicion of harassment and stalking charges and was later hit with a restraining order barring her from contacting Ba...
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Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Posts Twitter Tirade

November 9th, 2012 10:31am EST
Alec Baldwin
A woman accused of stalking Alec Baldwin has publicly appealed for the actor to drop his complaint against her in an emotional rant on Twitter.com.

The 30 Rock star claims he enjoyed a night out with Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin in 2010 and was subsequently bombarded with emails and unwelcome visits.

She is now facing a number of harassment and stalking charges following her arrest outside Baldwin's New York City home in April, and has been ordered not to contact the star or his new wife Hilaria Thomas.

The two sides are currently trying to reach an out-of-court settlement to a...
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Alleged Stalker Says She Was In Love With Alec Baldwin, Isn't 'Crazy'

October 25th, 2012 9:43am EDT
Alec Baldwin
The woman accused of stalking Alec Baldwin insists she had a relationship with the actor and was just looking for closure when she was arrested outside of his home.

In April, police took Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin into custody after she allegedly turned up outside Baldwin's New York City home uninvited.

The "30 Rock Star" claimed he went out with Sabourin one time in 2010, and she bombarded him with emails and unwelcome visits.

Sabourin's legal time tried to get a Manhattan criminal court judge to throw out the charges against her, and now the two parties are trying to reach an ...
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10 Dysfunctional Celebrity Families

October 24th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Lindsay & Dina Lohan
Lindsay Lohan and her family seem to make headlines every week these days. The Lohans have a lot of drama in their lives that seemingly gets worse year after year.

Most recently, the actress' father Michael attempted an intervention with his daughter, whom he believes is back on drugs. She called the cops, and her father had to leave her property.

Prior to that incident, Linday and her mother got into a nasty fight that ended in police going to their Long Island family home. Meanwhile, Lindsay's younger sister Ali has been accused of having an eating disorder because of her incredibly ski...
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Alec Baldwin's Wife Lands Her Own TV Show

September 24th, 2012 10:31am EDT
Hilaria Thomas
Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria Thomas is set to step out of her famous husband's shadow by launching her own fitness TV show.

The 30 Rock star admits that now his TV comedy is coming to an end, he is preparing to let his yoga instructor partner "bring home the bacon" by starring in her own small screen project.

Baldwin tells the Los Angeles Times, "With the show ending, this is a bittersweet day for me. But my wife is about to be in a yet-to-be-announced fitness/health show, and she's going to make a million dollars and be the next Jane Fonda."

Thomas recently stepped in front of the cam...
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Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Loses Bid To Drop Charge

September 20th, 2012 10:46am EDT
Alec Baldwin
A woman accused of stalking actor Alec Baldwin has lost her bid to have the charges against her dismissed.

Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin was arrested in April after allegedly turning up outside the 30 Rock star's New York City home, and she was left facing a number of harassment and stalking charges.

Baldwin claimed he enjoyed a night out with the 40 year old in 2010 and was subsequently bombarded with emails and unwelcome visits.

Sabourin's lawyers filed a motion asking a judge to throw out the charges against her, claiming her communications with Baldwin were protected under t...
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Alec Baldwin's Wife Shoots Down Pregnancy Reports

August 29th, 2012 8:55am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin's new wife is livid about reports which suggest she is expecting a baby with the actor, insisting she shouldn't be made to feel bad about her weight.

Yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, who married the 30 Rock star in June, hit headlines following a charity benefit in the Hamptons, New York over the weekend when she was reportedly spotted sporting a baby bump.

The fitness guru has shot down the speculation, and is angry that she has been mistaken for a pregnant woman.

Taking to Twitter.com to dispel the rumors, she writes, "Shld (should) rumors that I'm pregnant give me a cmp...
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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Alec Baldwin's Accused Stalker Slapped With 20 New Harassment Charges

July 27th, 2012 3:31pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
A woman accused of stalking actor Alec Baldwin has been hit with 20 new counts of misdemeanor harassment.

Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin, 40, was arrested in April after allegedly turning up outside the 30 Rock star's New York City home.

She was booked on five counts of harassment and stalking, but on Thursday, prosecutors filed new claims at the Manhattan Supreme Court after unearthing several e-mails, in which Sabourin reportedly threatened to launch a war of words against the star if he did not contact her.

In court documents, obtained by the New York Post, Baldwin alleges, "T...
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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...
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Alec Baldwin Suggests Kids Read 'Walter The Farting Dog'

July 13th, 2012 11:22am EDT
Alec Baldwin
One thing you may not know about Alec Baldwin is that he works hard to make sure kids can read. The actor is a longstanding member of the advisory board of the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes literacy for at-risk children in the greater New York area.

Baldwin has teamed up with Reading Rainbow creator Twila Liggett and children's book authors Katie Davis and Stephanie Calmenson to create "Brooke's Best Books," a top 10 list of suggested summer reading material for children.

This year's list includes classic novels, new books, remakes of traditional tal...
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Alec Baldwin Fantasized About Killing Harvey Levin Over Voice Mail Leak

July 9th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin was so enraged at a reporter for leaking a private voice mail about his daughter, he fantasized about killing him.

The 30 Rock star became the center of attention in 2007 after a message, in which he called his now 16-year-old daughter Ireland a "rude, thoughtless little pig," was made public via news website TMZ.com under the direction of producer Harvey Levin.

Baldwin, who claims his anger boiled over after trying to reach the child for days, has since patched up his relationship with the teen but the negative media publicity largely destroyed his reputation, leading the ...
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Alec Baldwin Returns To Twitter

July 5th, 2012 8:39am EDT
Alec Baldwin
After deactivating his account earlier this week, Alec Baldwin has returned to Twitter. The actor is now using the account for his foundation as his handle - @ABFalecbaldwin.

The AB Foundation raises awareness about the classical performing arts, including music, dance, and theatre.

On Wednesday his daughter Ireland tweeted, "the media and their stories.... THEY LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING.” Is that true?"

Baldwin, who has a love/hate relationship with the media, responded, "The media may not lie about everything but a great amount, yeah. You have learned well, Grasshopper."

He also talked pos...
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Alec Baldwin Donates $1 Million To The New York Philharmonic

July 3rd, 2012 6:34pm EDT
Alec Baldwin
Newlywed actor Alec Baldwin has donated $1 million to the New York Philharmonic symphony orchestra.

The 30 Rock star currently hosts the organization's radio show and serves as a member on its board of directors and now Baldwin has handed over a portion of the proceeds from his Capital One banking advertising campaign to help support the orchestra.

The gift was made in honor of New York Philharmonic's outgoing executive director and longtime pal Zarin Mehta, who is set to leave his post at the end of the 2012 season, according to The New York Times.

A statement from the 54-year-old ac...
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