“Now I don’t want to be Mr. Show Business anymore. I want the same thing everybody else wants. I want a happy home, and for the first time in my adult life, I have one. I love my wife more than anything in the world and I love my child more than anything else in the world and I don’t want that to change in any way.
I’ve lived this for 30 years, I’m done with it. I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media, but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again…I haven’t changed, but public life has…Now I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible. Paparazzi today are part of a network that includes the Huffington Post and, much to my dismay, even NBC News, in their reliance on tabloid reporting.”
At least he’s aware of the irony that he has to write an essay in a VERY public setting to say that he doesn’t want to be a public figure anymore.
To help with this newfound anti-public eye stance, Alec believes that a change of location is due.
“I just can’t live in New York anymore. Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”
While we wish Alec luck in his quest for a more secluded life, we’ll have to wait and see if he can stick to his word on this one!
Shia said he was retiring and a couple days later his name was attached to a HUGE new movie project!
Let’s hope, for Alec’s sanity, that he can keep his word and not get himself into any more scandals !
According the actor and former MSNBC talk show host, reactionary bloggers and GLAAD members are to blame.
Well, getting thrown under the Baldwin bus didn’t sit too well with GLAAD’s VP of Communication Rich Ferraro and now he’s firing back!
“I consider GLAAD’s campaigns to end the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gay scouts, raise national visibility of the violence and inequality facing transgender people, and battling for marriage equality to be among my ‘greatest triumphs.’ But if a teacher, coach, local radio show host, or parent realizes that anti-LGBT slurs are outdated and unacceptable because of this Baldwin issue, I guess we’ll call it a win. Alec Baldwin’s team has not been open to turning this incident into an opportunity for public education and that’s unfortunate.”
The “Baldwin issue’? Hey-oh! That’s quite a burn!
In all seriousness, anti-gay slurs are hurtful and unnecessary. Hopefully Alec takes this opportunity to educate himself and set a positive example within the community.
Well, he wanted a chance to tell the story from his point of view, so he wrote a very long blog!
In it, he writesfirst about allegedly using the six-letter F word:
“I think it is important to note, in light of recent events, a couple of clarifications.
One is that I never used the word faggot in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me. What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear. But I can assure you, with complete confidence, that a direct homophobic slur (or indirect one for that matter) is not spoken. In the wake of referring to a tabloid “journalist” as a toxic queen, I would never allow myself to make that mistake again, nor would I expose my wife and family to the attendant ridicule. My friends who happen to be gay are baffled by this. They see me as one who has recently fought for marriage equality and has been a supporter of gay rights for many years. Now, the charge of being a “homophobic bigot,” to quote one crusader in the gay community, is affixed.”
Then Alec went on to explain how canceling his MSNBC special hurts other people who aren’t involved in his dramz and how that isn’t right. Then the 30 Rock actor added about 100 words on why he loves that network more than any other.
His final points were that Alec donated over half of his Capital One paycheck to charity, and finally that he fears for his family’s safety:
“Additionally, the press never turns the camera around on themselves. Least of all the tabloid press. My wife is a young mother with a newborn child. Yet reporters harass and hector her and our baby outside our home in ways that approximate a hockey brawl. It is shameful. And it should be illegal… This country’s obsession with the private lives of famous people is tragic. It’s tragic in the sense that it is so clearly a projection of people’s frustration about their government, their economy, their own spiritual bankruptcy. You have no voice in Washington. In Washington, or in any statehouse, no one actually cares what you think. So you post online, you vote with a Roman-esque thumbs up or down on the celebrity debacle of the day. That is your right. It’s also fatal misdirection of your voice and need to judge. Occupy Wall Street, on their worst day, had more integrity than the comments page of this website ever will.”
Some strong words right there! It’s the age-old catch 22 though because if he wasn’t famous people wouldn’t care what the Baldwins were up to.
To wrap it all up, Alec finished with:
“Two requests. Don’t allow my problem to be MSNBC’s problem. They are good people who work hard at a job, just like many of you. And two, please respect the privacy of my wife and family. If you have an opinion of me, then express it. Think what you like. But I ask that my wife, who I care about more than words can say, and both my children, be left out of this.”
Maybe the paparazzi can just give him and his family space for awhile and then all of this will go away.
But not what he said, because once it’s out there, you can’t take it back. Those words will always be with Mr. Baldwin, and that’s unfortunate.
We TOTALLY get that swarms of photographers waiting outside of your apartment is super annoying and that it could put your wife Hilaria Baldwin & daughterCarmen in harms way, but threats are NOT the way to go about getting them to scram!
But this new skit with Alec Baldwintakes the cake, and pie, and a bunch of other foods!
And then spits it out all over the place!
Jimmy and Alec play the parts of a pair of policemen working for the Point Place Police Department!
Pronouncing all those ‘P’s can be problematic. Especially with a mouth full of food!
The two go back and forth, spit-taking all over each other in this HIGHlarious scene!
This is like watching a classic episode of SNL! Fallon even breaks into a fit of his well-known on-camera giggles during the skit! We just feel bad for the NBC page who had to clean this up at the end of the show!
Ch-ch-check out the messiest 8 minutes EVER above! Just make sure you’re not eating anything before you hit play. Because you’ll be sure to spit out any food due to how hard you’ll laughing!