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Alec Baldwin Hates TMZ and Today Show


As a celebrity, it’s important to keep your name in the headlines.  But would you keep reminding everyone that you exist by publicly reliving the day you called your daughter a “rude little pig?”  Apparently, if your name is Alec Baldwin, the answer is “Yes.”

In the July/August issue of Playboy, Baldwin admits in an interview that he seriously contemplated suicide when the voicemail of him berating his daughter went public.   “I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me … If I committed suicide, [Kim Basinger’s side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal.”

After receiving some counseling, Alec implemented his plan of media response by appearing on The View.  “Whoopi Goldberg is a friend. I called her and said, ‘Do you think I can get a fair shake?’ Because when you talk about family law and parental alienation, there is this unfortunate gender-based dynamic. Could I walk into a show with a strong female audience? Would they understand my point of view? I trusted Whoopi and Barbara Walters. Whoopi is an impeccably decent person, and I am grateful she gave me a forum.”

He also didn’t have kind words for Harvey Levin, the owner of TMZ who originally released the tapes, calling him “a human tumor, a graceless character who lives in that weird netherworld.”
or for the Today Show which airs on his own 30 Rock network.

“I’m on an NBC show, and Today was considered vital.  But when that voicemail tape thing happened, Matt Lauer interviewed [Harvey] Levin before he even called me. Lauer put Levin on Today, and they never phoned me. When it’s in their interest to reach me, they know how. I saw that and said, ‘My relationship with the Today show is over.’ I’ll never do Today again, ever. Life’s too short.”

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  • OMG
    Did he really just say the reason he didn’t commit suicide was so that his ex wife wouldn’t “win”?
    How about not killing yourself because it would hurt your daughter??

    He is such a fuckin’ tool!

  • That is strange that he considered DYING a form of losing – I mean, duh. Losing your life, not losing to your ex-wife.

    I consider him to be MUCH stranger than I used to.

  • He still refuses to take responsibility for his actions, instead blaming the people who made the rest of the world aware of it.
    Suicidal ideation not because he felt badly for hurting his daughter – but because he felt sorry for himself. Yuck.
    Kim B doesn’t have to try to destrot him – he does it quite well all by himself. If he was a good father, none of this would be happenning.
    A good father isn’t a negotiable description or manipulative word game – it means being a good father, not just saying you are one.
    What he SHOULD have done is made it up to his daughter – and gone for counseling with her to resolve his anger issues and their communication issues – instead of worrying about his publicity and going on The View.

  • I love Alec Baldwin. We all do shitty things, and kids more often than not ARE rude little pigs.

    • Just a question, but do you have children? The guy is a damn Narcissist. Gotta agree with Loving Annie; he should have been making it right with his daughter, not the public. Pretty obvious where his priorities are. If I were his daughter, and this was the kind of treatment I could expect, I would be avoiding his calls and not wanting to speak with him, either. Dude got outed, plain and simple.