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Alec Baldwin Lobbies For Increased Funding For The Arts

April 17th, 2012 11:07am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin jetted to Washington, D.C. on Monday to call for increased funding for the arts.

The 30 Rock star delivered a lecture on arts policy to highlight the need for affordable public access to dance, theatre and live music, following budget cuts last year.

He compared parts of Hollywood to a "potato chip business - it's junk food," while urging politicians to protect America's culture.

Baldwin tells the Associated Press, "There are tremendous parts of the country right now where there's a need for federal funding for the arts in order to bring that to people on a level th...
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Rumor Patrol: Audrina Patridge In Playboy, Sarah Silverman Pregnant, More

April 14th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Audrina Patridge
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Audria Patridge Stripping For Playboy: Hot damn! Former The Hills hottie Audrina Patridge is taking it all off in an exclusive pictorial for Playboy. "She loves her body, and her mom is pushing her to do it," a source told In Touch.

Verdict: False. Sorry to get your hopes up. In Touch is notorious for claiming hot stars will pose in Playboy - they also claimed Lea Michele would be in the mag, and that ...
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Tina Fey: 'Alec Baldwin Is Not Leaving 30 Rock'

April 13th, 2012 8:25am EDT
Tina Fey
Tina Fey has reassured 30 Rock fans Alec Baldwin is staying on the show for at least another season.

Speculation that the actor is leaving the Emmy-winning comedy has grown after he tweeted he would be "leaving (TV network) NBC just in time" earlier this month.

However, 30 Rock creator Fey insists her lead male star has no plans to leave in the immediate future.

She tells The View, "As far as I know, he's not leaving the show. We're all in this together till the end. I think he just maybe means that the end of the show is visible on the horizon."

"We can't do this for 35 years. We'd ...
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Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Ordered To Stay Away

April 10th, 2012 11:08am EDT
Alec Baldwin
A Canadian woman accused of stalking Alec Baldwin has been warned to stay away from the actor and his fiancee by a judge in New York.

Genevieve Sabourin, 40, was arrested on Sunday after allegedly turning up outside the 30 Rock star's Manhattan home and she was booked on five misdemeanor counts of harassment and stalking.

She appeared at Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday for arraignment and was released on her own recognizance, but the judge issued a temporary order of protection - warning her to stay away from Baldwin and his fiancee Hilaria Thomas and not to send the actor any emails...
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Alec Baldwin Fan Arrested Outside His Manhattan Home

April 9th, 2012 11:15am EDT
Alec Baldwin
An overzealous Alec Baldwin fan has been arrested in New York City on suspicion of stalking the star after turning up outside the actor's Manhattan home.

Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin allegedly professed her love to the newly-engaged funnyman in a series of emails and text messages but, upon receiving no response, the Montreal native jetted to Baldwin's home in the Hamptons on March 31st, prompting the 30 Rock star to file a police complaint.

On Sunday night, the 40 year old showed up at Baldwin's Manhattan residence, causing a second security scare.

The actor, who was not home ...
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Tracy Morgan Hits Cyclist With His Car Door

April 3rd, 2012 8:25am EDT
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Funnyman Tracy Morgan has urged cyclists to make themselves more visible after a black-clad rider ploughed into his car in New York.

The 30 Rock star was involved in a minor accident in Manhattan on Monday night when a bike-riding courier slammed into the door of his car as Morgan opened it.

The actor is adamant he failed to see his fellow road-user because he was dressed head-to-toe in black - and he's advised cyclists to brighten themselves up to reduce the number of accidents in the Big Apple.

Morgan tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I mean, this guy was wearing all blac...
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Alec Baldwin Engaged To 28-Year-Old Yoga Instructor

April 2nd, 2012 11:24am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin has landed an extra special birthday present this year - his girlfriend has agreed to marry him.

The 30 Rock star, who turns 54 on Tuesday, is engaged after popping the question to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.

Baldwin confirmed the news in a post on his Twitter.com page on Monday by re-tweeting a message from his pal Matthew Hiltzik which read, "Congrats to my longtime friend Alec Baldwin and his wonderful bride to be Hilaria Thomas. Congrats on his engagement."

Baldwin was previously married to actress Kim Basinger, who he divorced in 2002.
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'30 Rock' Beauty Katrina Bowden Parties At Las Vegas' Wet Republic & PURE Nightclub (Pics)

April 1st, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Katrina Bowden
Last night, PURE Nightclub welcomed the 30 Rock beauty Katrina Bowden as she hosted an unforgettable soiree.

The blonde bombshell started her night off at the delicious Asian restaurant Social House located inside Crystals at CityCenter. Accompanied by her fiancé Benjamin Jorgensen and guests, the sultry star captured the attention of restaurantgoers as she enjoyed the delectable cuisine, laughed, drank and prepared for her evening out in Sin City.

Arriving just after 11 p.m. the Maxim cover girl hit the red carpet in a stunning coral, one-shouldered, fitted lace dress. Bowden wowed the p...
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Alec Baldwin Accuses Twitter User Of 'Borderline Threatening' Girlfriend

March 21st, 2012 8:21am EDT
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin has accused a follower on Twitter.com of allegedly "threatening" and harassing his girlfriend.

The 30 Rock star is a big fan of the social networking site and often gets into heated debates with fellow users, but on Tuesday, Baldwin revealed he has been having trouble with one particular follower.

The actor claims the user has been sending negative messages to his partner, Hilaria Thomas, and he urged fans to flood the nasty follower's page with criticisms.

In a series of posts, he writes, "I have some wonderful, fully engaged and, sometimes critical people that I e...
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'30 Rock' Star Katrina Bowden Hits Spring Break To Promote 'Just Dance 3' (Pics)

March 11th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Katrina Bowden
Sexy 30 Rock star Katrina Bowden joined Spring Breakers at the Boardwalk Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida, Thursday afternoon for some fun in the sun and a little dancing.

The newly engaged star hosted a couple of parties promoting Ubisoft's hot new "Just Dance 3" videogame and Maxim magazine.

During the day she spent most of her time in the Just Dance 3 Cabana, dancing to hit songs from the likes of Katy Perry, Britney Spears and LMFAO, and later in the evening she took the party to Hammerhead Fred's Bar for an epic dance-off to her favorite song in the game, Perry's "California Gurl...
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2012 Comedy Awards Nominations: And The Punchline Goes To ...

March 6th, 2012 3:40pm EST
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Comedy Central announced the nominees for the second annual Comedy Awards earlier today and it was no laughing matter.

"Bridesmaids" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love." are about to face off in a two-way race for the most lauded flick, as each landed five nominations in the film categories.

"Midnight in Paris" followed with four nods, while "The Artist" and "Horrible Bosses" were close behind with three nominations each.

Considering its massive box office and award season success, the nominations for "Bridesmaids" — which include Comedy Film, Comedy Director - Film (Paul Feig), Comedy Screenpla...
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Season 14 Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Revealed

February 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast
The new celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars has been released on Good Morning America, and we have the full list right here. The cast ranges from actresses to football players to musicians.

Jack Wagner is a soap opera star most known for his roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place. His pro partner is Anna Trebunskaya.

Melissa Gilbert is known for her child acting role on Little House on the Prairie, which she started when she was nine. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is her pro partner.

Donald Driver is wide receiver for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in 19...
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Confirmed: 'Community' Gets A Return Date...

February 22nd, 2012 7:54am EST
Community
Get out your big red pens and mark your calendars. The creator of Community has released the return date for fan favorite Community. Keep reading if you want the deets!

Ask and you shall receive. Community is returning to NBC's Thursday lineup on March 15 for a season three you won't want to miss.

Community creator Dan Harmon hit up Twitter Tuesday to share the news. Harmon tweeted, "What you call 8:00, we call home. Community returns to Thursday nights on March 15th."

The comedy's return is going to be a welcome one for fans alike, but here's the hitch...

Community will return to its 8...
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Tracy Morgan Cheers Up Patriots Fans With Airport Comedy Routine

February 8th, 2012 8:16am EST
Tracy Morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan cheered up miserable New England Patriots fans on their way home from the Super Bowl by putting on an impromptu comedy show at Indianapolis Airport.

The 30 Rock star jetted out to Indianapolis, Indiana to see his favorite team, the New York Giants, emerge victorious over the Patriots in the big game on Sunday.

Morgan mingled with other traveling football fans on his way back to New York on Monday, and he burst into an impromptu stand-up set at the airport to keep their spirits up.

Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels charity, was among the crowd at the ter...
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Tracy Morgan's Mother Facing Home Foreclosure

January 31st, 2012 3:22pm EST
Tracy Morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan's estranged mom is facing foreclosure on her home after failing to make $25,000 in mortgage payments.

Alicia Warden, 61, lost her job in Ohio last year and she has since fallen on hard times.

The 30 Rock star's sister Asia Morgan has now called on her famous brother to step in and help after bank chiefs moved to reclaim their mother's house.

Asia tells the New York Daily News, "My mom's house isn't extravagant, but it's her home. Her health is failing. She has diabetes, and her legs are giving out on her. This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy... My mother ...
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'30 Rock's' Katrina Bowden Is Engaged

January 30th, 2012 8:17am EST
Katrina Bowden
Actress Katrina Bowden is engaged to marry her musician boyfriend Ben Jorgensen after he proposed over the weekend.

The 30 Rock star announced the happy news on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, revealing her partner popped the question the day before.

Bowden, who was wearing her new engagement ring, told E! host Giuliana Rancic, "I was so shocked. And I said, 'Oh my God,' and I hugged him... He said, 'Is that a yes?'

"We talked about it, so it wasn't out of nowhere, but I was so surprised. That's why I forgot to say 'yes' at first."
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'The Help' Triumphs At The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 30th, 2012 8:07am EST
Viola Davis
The Help was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday night after landing the two top actress honors and the cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay fathe...
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Tracy Morgan Returning To Work After Fainting Incident

January 23rd, 2012 8:11pm EST
Tracy Morgan
Funnyman Tracy Morgan has thanked his hospital caretakers for their expertise and swift attention after fainting during a party in Utah at the weekend.

The star was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday when he reportedly collapsed outside the Park City venue.

Morgan was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and his representative later blamed the incident on exhaustion and altitude sickness.

And the comedian is wasting no time in getting back to work, assuring fans he has made a full recovery and is already back on his feet, ...
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Alec Baldwin Drops 30 Pounds In Four Months

January 23rd, 2012 8:59am EST
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin is showing off a new, slimmer figure after shedding 30 pounds of weight - by cutting sugar from his diet.

The 30 Rock star is known for his bulky frame, but he decided to get healthy last autumn when he adopted a new food and exercise regime - and it's working wonders for his body.

Baldwin, who's dating yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, tells Access Hollywood, "I gave up sugar. I lost 30 pounds in four months. It's amazing.

"(I do) Pilates, spin, not as much yoga as I'd like. When we're shooting (30 Rock) it's tough... When we're shooting and I can't work out, I just ...
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Tracy Morgan Hospitalized After Fainting At Sundance

January 23rd, 2012 8:08am EST
Tracy Morgan
Comic Tracy Morgan has been taken to the hospital after he fainted during an awards ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

The 30 Rock star was honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah and reportedly fell unconscious outside the venue after giving his acceptance speech, according to TMZ.com.

An ambulance took the star to a nearby hospital for treatment and he was joined by his fiancée Megan Wollover.

The comedian's representative Lewis Kay has put the incident down to exhaustion and altitude sickness and dismissed reports which suggested the sta...
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'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...
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Emma Stone To Guest On '30 Rock'

January 10th, 2012 4:50pm EST
Emma Stone
Emma Stone is heading to the small screen. The Hollywood "it girl" has landed a guest spot on NBC's 30 Rock. The actress will rub elbows with fellow funny ladies Jane Krakowski and Tina Fey.

Emma Stone is everywhere. After winning the box office and our hearts with last summer's The Help, she's ready to lighten up. The actress will make a guest appearance on NBC's veteran comedy, 30 Rock.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Stone will appear on the Jan. 26 episode and will be one of three guest stars. She'll be joined by Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg and America's Got Talent host Nick...
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Supermarket Bosses Apologize To Alec Baldwin

January 4th, 2012 2:24pm EST
Alec Baldwin
Bosses at a supermarket chain have apologized to actor Alec Baldwin after reinstating a TV commercial he fronts following his scuffle with an airline stewardess last month.

The 30 Rock actor was removed from an American Airlines plane bound for the Big Apple after he ignored a steward's pleas to turn off his cell phone as the crew prepared for take-off.

Dozens of complaining customers prompted chiefs at Wegmans Food Markets to cut all ties with the actor and discontinue the use of his promotional ads, however, market executives have since had a change of heart after receiving comments f...
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'30 Rock' Gets Lucky With Kim Jong-Il Death

January 4th, 2012 9:30am EST
30 Rock
30 Rock kicks off its sixth season on Thursday, Jan. 12, but there's just one little problem -- an important storyline on the show has been thrown for a loop thanks to death of Kim Jong-Il -- or has it?

Oh, please, the writers of 30 Rock aren't actually sweating the fact that Kim Jong-Il has died in real life just because they've written a script that has one of their characters being held captive by him on the show. Keep reading to find out why it's not a problem…

Last season, Jack Donaghy's wife Avery was kidnapped by Kim Jong-Il while traveling on assignment in North Korea, but thanks ...
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Alec Baldwin Abandons Mayoral Bid

December 22nd, 2011 8:01am EST
Alec Baldwin
Actor Alec Baldwin has given up his plans to run for the post of New York Mayor in 2013 after losing his "appetite" for the role.

The actor revealed earlier this year that he was considering swapping acting for politics and wanted to run in the 2013 election as a Democrat in a bid to succeed current mayor Michael Bloomberg.

But now Baldwin has decided against the idea, revealing on his weekly WNYC radio podcast, "I've lost my appetite."

The actor is blaming other candidates for putting him off with their eagerness to land the position.

He adds, "They're like a guy on a date that you c...
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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

December 15th, 2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.

Movies

Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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Flight Attendants Call For American Airlines Alec Baldwin Boycott

December 13th, 2011 12:09am EST
Alec Baldwin
American Airlines flight attendants have requested that Alec Baldwin's hit show 30 Rock is pulled from in-flight entertainment options following last week's bust-up between the actor and a staff member.

Baldwin was escorted off an American Airlines flight bound for New York after disobeying a steward's request to turn off his cell phone in preparation for take-off.

A war of words between airline bosses and the star has since ensued, and Baldwin made matters worse when he appeared on Saturday Night Live at the weekend and made a mockery of the incident.

Now, officials at America's Flight ...
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Alec Baldwin Jokes About Plane Incident On 'SNL' (Video)

December 11th, 2011 10:16am EST
Alec Baldwin SNL
Alec Baldwin has laughed off his removal from an American Airlines flight this week by parodying the incident on "Saturday Night Live."

The "30 Rock" funnyman was ordered off the New York-bound plane at the request of the pilot after he refused to stop playing a word game on his cell phone while the aircraft was preparing for take-off at Los Angeles International Airport.

Baldwin subsequently apologized to fellow passengers for delaying their journey, and Saturday night he joked about the incident in a sketch on "Saturday Night Live."

The actor dressed up as an American Airlines pilot an...
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Alec Baldwin Calls Flight Attendants 'Retired Catholic School Gym Teachers From The 50s'

December 7th, 2011 8:23am EST
Alec Baldwin
We are willing to wager that somehow this will find it’s way into an episode of 30 Rock.

Actor Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight at LAX Tuesday after he failed to turn off an electronic device while the plane was still on the ground — and lashed out at the flight attendants on Twitter.

His incident lit up the Twittersphere, with both the actor’s side of the story and those of passengers.

“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” tweeted passenger Michael J. Wolf.

But Baldwin’s...
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