We’ve learned that on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Superior Court commissioner Maren Nelson heard the tape and temporarily suspended Baldwin’s visitation rights. A hearing is set for May 4, where the judge could permanently deny Baldwin visitation or contact with Ireland [Alec's daughter].
Calls to Basinger’s attorneys, celebrity lawyers Neal Hersh and Judy Bogen, were not returned.
Baldwin’s lawyer, Vicki Greene, told TMZ, “Whatever happened yesterday was sealed and confidential. What you’re telling me you’ve got you shouldn’t have.”
Alec Baldwin’s spokesperson released the following statement to the TV show “EXTRA”: “In the best interest of the child, Alec will do what the mother is pathologically incapable of doing … keeping his mouth shut and obeying the court order. The mother and her lawyer leaked this sealed material in violation of a court order. Although Alec acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child, everyone who knows him privately knows what he has been put through for the past six years.”
Um, okay, Mr. Spokesperson? You do not rock at your job. It would be one thing if Alec himself had referred to Kim Basinger as “pathologically incapable” of something, but you, my dear, are supposed to be the one responsible for issuing mature-sounding statements to the press in the midst of what appear to be some very immature family court proceedings. Stop and think it through next time.
It’s not like they’ll have a choice. I mean, Isaiah Washington is a fucking shoe-in for the Best Supporting Actor Emmy this year. And what an unfair position in which to put the Academy. To be willed — nay, downright forced – to hand an admitted homophobe an Emmy or be accused of voting based on matters other than sheer talent. It’s just not right. Accordingly, Isaiah Washington has pulled his name from consideration for the Best Supporting Actor Emmy. So everyone can just calm down and stop losing sleep over Isaiah Washington’s until now inevitable Emmy win.
Jesus. Is this how you work an ninth step in gayhab?
“Nobody [in the family] is doing anything for the sake of being famous. It’s all for the sake of raising the price per square foot we’re able to get on saleable real estate.”
Oh, Ivanka. You are so impressive. That undergraduate degree in business (only two years of which was actually spent at Wharton) and those zero years of experience undoubtedly qualify you for a vice presidency at Trump. And, if I had any prior doubts about your competency as a mini real-estate mogul, you have totally laid them to rest with all those big business-y words you just used and the haughtiness with which they were most certainly delivered. Also: nice tits.
Miss Kerry Washington showed up to testify before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on NEA (Nat’l Endowment for the Arts) and NEH (Nat’l Endowment for the Humanities) Funding. Good for Kerry! It’s nice to see a young, beautiful celeb spending her free time doing something like this. If Lindsay Lohan ever showed up to testify before Congress it would probably be on some sort of criminal charge. Hey, can Congress impeach Lindsay Lohan? We should look into that. Everyone, write your senator.
I don’t often feel dirty about writing the celebrity gossip pieces I write. If Britney Spears wants to get trashed out of her double-chinned little head and go out for the night in a short skirt and no underwear, I’ll run the pictures and I’ll write about it and I’ll laugh. When Paris Hilton wants to drive on a suspended license, or Richie Sambora wants to leave his wife for her best friend or Cameron Diaz smokes a joint, I look for the funniest angle and I write about it and I move on with the rest of my day, preoccupied predominately by how I might best acquire pizza and/or a cupcake. So it’s weird that I feel dirty running this story. But it’s quite a story.
TMZ — God bless them — tracked down an audio file of a message Alec Baldwin left on his 11-year-old daughter’s voicemail. You can listen to it here, but be prepared to cringe. Alec has some pretty harsh words for his pre-pubescent daughter, whose worst crime appears to be not answering her phone. And it’s not a quick reprimand; it’s a two-minute, profanity-laced diatribe. “You have insulted me for the last time,” he says. “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 … You have humiliated me for the last time … You’ve made me feel like shit, and you’ve made me feel like a fool … and this crap you pull on me with this goddamn phone situation … I’m gonna straighten your ass out. I’m gonna really make sure you get it. So you better be ready to meet with me … 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.”
Ugh. I get shivers when I hear this. I can only imagine how scarring it would be to find this message on my voicemail when I was a girl her age. No wonder she never picks up.