Alec Baldwin managed not to call his ex wife something mean or call his daughter a pig, so of course it made news. Of ex wife and Oscar winner Kim Basinger, Mr. Baldwin is singing her praises — at least when it comes to her aesthetic beauty. I’m sure his current wife, Hilaria Baldwin, the one who isn’t “one of the most beautiful women that ever lived” is thrilled. From The NY Daily News:
Kim is one of the most beautiful women that ever lived and even [our daughter] Ireland sees that [...] and even divorce doesn’t muddy my view of that.
Wow! Good for you, Alec Baldwin! Those Capital One commercials have really softened you. I know, I know, he’s apologized and he’s really funny on 30 Rock and SNL and blah blah but let’s take this Saturday to remind ourselves of the golden days, when he left his voicemail on his daughter’s answering machine:
You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being — I don’t give a damn that you’re 12 years old or 11 years old or that you’re a child or that your mother [Kim Basinger] is thoughtless pain in the ass … I’m gonna let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you are. You are a rude, thoughtless little pig.
Please enjoy these photos of “one of the most beautiful women that ever lived.”
June 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Shia LaBeouf has been a bit of a mess since… well, always, but especially ever since quitting Broadway’s production of Orphans in February over “creative differences” with co-star Alec Baldwin. Then he started posting all of his private emails and antagonizing Alec and even showed up to a performance of the show and stared him down the whole time. But he’s totally not fucking with him, not at all!
While appearing on David Letterman, Shia explained that he “had tension, as men – not as artists – as men” with Alec. Uh, okay.
“I’m pretty passionate and impulsive, and he’s a very passionate individual as well. And I think that impulsiveness and that passion make for some fireworks.”
He went on to say that he went to see Orphans as “a fan” and thinks Alec Baldwin is generally a “good dude”. Well, that’s a relief. I don’t even get what this whole thing is about. Shia was probably being a little twerp during rehearsals and Alec swatted him down like an annoying fly, which he didn’t take too well to and up and quit. That’s just my take, but what else even makes sense here?
April 3, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Shia LaBeouf is a really good internet troll, and he’s bringing his love of unleashing madcap asshattery to real life! You may recall that Mr. LaBeouf was going to make his Broadway debut with Alec Baldwin in a play titled Orphans. About 2 weeks in, Shia “You’re Not My Real Dad, My Real Dad Always Lets Me Have Tostinos Pizza Rolls Before Bedtime” LaBeouf started to lose it and was fired. There were rumors he brought a real knife to rehearsals and couldn’t work with Mr. Baldwin.
After Mr. LaBeouf’s exit, he got 4chan on everyone by turning into an internet troll, screwing with his former cast and crew. He sent everyone a long and bizarre letter about “what it means to be a man” that sounded sort of like an apology and turned out to be an article he copied from Esquire.
Not done yet, he tweeted screen caps of private emails. Emails from the play’s director to Shia “I Play By Fourth Grade Rules” LaBeouf and emails from LaBeouf to Baldwin and vice versa. He also tweeted something about theater actors that was definitely a veiled reference to Baldwin, so Baldwin referred to film actors as “celebrity chefs”. This provoked LaBeouf to then tweet a screen cap one of Baldwin’s emails, coupled with the word “chef.”
You caught up?
The damn play finally opened (in previews) yesterday, with Ben Foster in LaBeouf’s role. And guess who was sitting in the front row?
A spokeswoman for the production told The New York Times that LaBeouf turned up solo after buying a ticket and did not formally alert producers that he planned on attending.
Well, duh. What fun would that be for him? E Online has more,
At one point midway through the play, Baldwin appeared to notice the thesp from the stage, but did not react. At the curtain call, LaBeouf reportedly was among the first rise to his feet for the standing ovation and applauded fervently. When Ben Foster—the actor who replaced him—took his bow and pointed to him, Shia was said to have smacked the stage with his palm in approval. He then bolted the theater shortly thereafter and could not be reached for comment.
I wish I could have seen Alec Baldwin’s face.
Shia LaBeouf is like a really scaled down, non-threatening, just really annoying version of The Joker. Some men just want to watch the world get lukewarm.
March 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Shia LeBeouf is still obsessed with this whole Orphans drama. Mr. LaBeouf was going to star in the Broadway play, Orphans, with Alec Baldwin, directed by Dan Sullivan. But things got weird during rehearsals. For example, according to the NY Post, LaBeouf brought a knife to set — not a swiss army knife, an actual knife — because he thought his character “would carry one.” It made everyone uncomfortable and it wasn’t long after this that LaBeouf was fired, though they’re trying to say it was an amicable split.
Since LaBeouf left, he’s still had it in for Baldwin, and has been taunting him through Twitter. Yesterday Baldwin commented on Shia’s tweet “Theater belongs not to the great but to the brash” with, “I don’t think he’s in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn’t…many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they’re kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause.”
Shia “I Play By Fourth Grade Rules” LaBeouf couldn’t just leave that comment sitting there, so today he tweeted “chef” with a screencap of an email director Dan Sullivan sent him shortly before rehearsals saying this:
Don’t be too surprised if Alec doesn’t look up from his script much for the first few days. I suspect he’s not nearly as prepared as you are. Not unusual at all when actors have a good long rehearsal time like we have. I just don’t want it to throw you. I did a reading of another play once with Alec and about 10 minutes in I thought, ‘Oh, I guess he’s just going to read it.’
Mr. LaBeouf also tweeted “celebrity” with another screencap of an email in which he calls Baldwin “chief” (chief, not chef) and Baldwin replies, “Listen, boy, I’m not your f-cking chief” that he then forwarded to Sullivan. (See that here.)
WHAT IS HE DOING? HE IS LOSING HIS MIND! Someone needs to change his Twitter password before he gets a face full of Baldwin fist. GET OVER YOURSELF, SHIA!
March 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Alec Baldwin is so over Shia LaBeouf and the silly things he says and tweets. Mr. Shia “Stop Please Just Stop” LaBeouf and Mr. Baldwin were working on a Broadway play together up until LaBeouf went crazy and quit (or got fired, depending on who you believe. I think he was fired.) He then proceeded to release a series of bizarre emails and tweets about the production. Last night, LaBeouf tweeted, “The theater belongs not to the great but to the brash.”
Alec Baldwin responded. From Vulture,
I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don’t think he’s in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn’t. I mean, he was never in the theater. He came into a rehearsal room for six or seven days and, uh — you know, sometimes film actors — I mean, there are people who are film actors who have a great legacy in the theater. Some of the greatest movie stars had really serious theater careers and still do. And many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they’re kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause. In the theater, we don’t just cook the food and serve it. You go out in the garden and you plant the seeds and you grow it. You know, it’s a really very, very long, slow, deliberate — it’s the opposite of film acting. It’s a much more intensive and kind of thoughtful process. And there are people who that’s just not their thing. So for those people who I think it’s not their thing, I’m not really interested in their opinion of it. But thanks.
Boom. Although much debate about whether Mr. Baldwin is actually a theater actor versus a film actor could be had, he definitely knows more about being a theater actor than Shia LaBeouf, who is completely annoying. He also knows more about the fine craft of acting in a series of Capital One commercials.
March 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Alec Baldwin has the temper of a raging Irishman after a few rounds of drinks when his favourite rugby team loses a championship game (how’s my stereotyping?) – we all know it and we love him for it in spite of this. Sure, he might call his kid a pig every now and then or get kicked off a flight for telling off a flight attendant (and playing Words with Friends), but at the end of the day, he’s just a bleeding heart liberal with an uncanny ability to look good in a suit and make pretty much everyone laugh.
I never really believed the accusations put forth by the New York Post that Baldwin used racial slurs against one of their reporters, calling him a “coon”, “crackhead” and “drug dealer”. Uh, no. Luckily, there was a recording of the conversation in question which cleared his okay-ish name.
New info on the audio tape of the confrontation between Baldwin and the Post photog. Sources tell us … there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape. And, we’re told, the initial story — that Baldwin allegedly said “I want to choke you to death” — is incorrect. We’re told in fact Baldwin said, “I want you to choke to death,” which is exactly what Baldwin claimed he said.
Good to know. Though I love that anyone ever listens to the New York Post on anything. They’re one step above those supermarket tabloids with “exclusives” on the birth of Bat Boy.