Another day, another story about Alec Baldwin losing his rag and showing his temper by going crazy on a photographer. You know the drill now: photographer tries to take photo of Alec, wife Hilaria and his kid, Alec goes mental, the cops are called, yada yada.
Alec Baldwin got very angry this morning in the Hamptons, and there was an immediate show of force from the local police department.
In the video, shot in East Hampton … Alec is on a sidewalk talking to two police officers. His voice is raised, but it’s hard to make out why he’s pissed.
Whatever it was … it was serious enough that THREE other patrol cars quickly rolled up with their sirens blaring. Toward the end of the clip. you can hear Alec yell, “I want this man arrested!”
It’s unclear what got Baldwin so heated, or who he wanted tossed in jail.
A close friend of the Baldwins tells TMZ … Alec was in the park with his wife Hilaria and their baby when a paparazzo approached them. According to the friend, Baldwin has some history with the photog — he’s allegedly called Hilaria a bitch and a whore in the past — which is why Alec immediately got so angry.
A cop who was nearby tried to calm things down, but felt he needed backup … it was Alec Baldwin, after all.
We’re told one of the responding officers successfully cooled down the situation — and even got Alec and the photog to shake hands before they walked away!
Look, I get that paparazzi are annoying as shit and are always in your business. It’s awful and it’s intrusive and it sucks. However, you chose to be famous. There’s zero excuse for a photographer to invade on your personal space or to verbally assault you or your loved ones – I’m not excusing that. However, this should be old hat to Alec now and he needs to get his temper together.
Joan Rivers has something to say about everything, even when her opinion is irrelevant and unasked for. That being said, none of us should be surprised that she felt the need to speak out in what I think was supposed to be defense of Alec Baldwin and his recent MSNBC firing over his use of homophobic slurs. I suppose Joan felt she should fight fire with fire, so when talking to TMZ, she went off on a rant that included using the words “nigger”, “chink” and “fairy”. Uh… WHAT?
I’ve always hated Joan Rivers and think she has zero idea of what’s supposed to be funny. “Shock” comedians don’t do anything for me – you’re not edgy or hilarious because you’re further marginalizing a group that’s already discriminated against. There is nothing appealing about that at all, nor is there anything appropriate about it. I know she’s an 80-year-old woman, but I sort of wish someone would walk by and bitch slap her right across the face. Not that violence is going to solve anything, I realise, but holy shit this makes my blood boil.
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I’ve always really liked Alec Baldwin. His politics were seemingly spot on and he’s incredibly talented – definitely one of the best comedic actors of his generation, able to play the straight man (no pun intended) and further the hilarity of whatever piece (see 30 Rock for a perfect example). However, lately he’s becoming more and more of a bastard, and it’s a shame.
You know the story by now: he got in another fight with a reporter, used another gay slur, got suspended from his MSNBC show and then ultimately fired. While most decent people would realise the error of their ways and really reflect on that and work on what motivated that behaviour to begin with, Alec just thinks his dismissal is a victory for gay rights activists and it’s their fault it happened at all. I’m rolling my eyes.
“Showing a video in which I call someone a ‘cocksucking something’… you can’t really tell what I’m saying, and we live in a world in which the phrase ‘TMZ’s enhanced audio’ exists. ‘TMZ’s enhanced audio.’ And then with The Post… there’s nothing you can do when you get thrown in this washing machine, nothing. You know? Nothing. All you end up doing is just defending yourself all day long.”
“Martin Bashir’s on the air, and he made his comment on the air! I dispute half the comment I made… if I called him ‘cocksucking maggot’ or a ‘cocksucking motherfucker’… ‘faggot’ is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know. But you’ve got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they’re out there, they’ve got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself.”
I should say that there are also claims that he flipped out when he wanted a makeup room at MSNBC, shouting about how he didn’t care if the woman in it at the moment had cancer or not. I don’t even know. How awful. Get some help, Alec.
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