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Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:42AM EST
Alec Baldwin to undergo hip-replacement surgery this morning
Hilaria Baldwin, Alec's wife, revealed his surgery on Instagram, posting last night that “now we rest because tomorrow morning we are in the hospital bright and early for his hip to be replaced. Think good thoughts for us. We are gonna eat lightly, relax, and take deep breaths." Baldwin’s posted the news hours after the actor exited an ABC comedy that he was to star in from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. No word on how his surgery will affect his other TV projects, including Match Game.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 11:36PM EST
Alec Baldwin exits the ABC family sitcom he was working on with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris
Baldwin will still serve as an executive producer on the comedy, which he opted out of starring in after he and Barris realized he wasn’t right for the part following a table read, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Baldwin also wanted to film the comedy in New York, while Barris is headquartered in Los Angeles. ABC gave a straight-to-series pickup for the untitled comedy, but it will now revert to pilot status since Baldwin is no longer attached.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Nicolas Cage as President Trump!? Who should be cast in the Fire and Fury TV series?
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
Will & Grace brings back Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner and Sara Rue
They’ll reprise their previous guest-starring characters, with Baldwin returning as Karen’s former lover Malcolm Widmark. Danner returns as Will’s mother and Rue will once again play Grace’s sister. ALSO: Mary McCormack and Robert Klein will guest on Will & Grace.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Dylan Farrow will discuss her sexual assault allegations against father Woody Allen for the first time on TV
Farrow is set to speak to CBS This Morning on Thursday, two days after Alec Baldwin defended the acclaimed director on Twitter.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Watch The Looming Tower trailer: Jeff Daniels and Alec Baldwin star in Hulu’s 9/11 limited series
Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name, The Looming Tower explores the rise of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s, and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA may have left the U.S. vulnerable for the 9/11 attack.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
ABC orders a family sitcom from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Alec Baldwin
Barris, Baldwin and Grown-ish executive producer Julie Bean have received a straight-to-series order on their family comedy about a “stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together.”
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Alec Baldwin is considering bringing his Trump impression to Broadway
Baldwin told Howard Stern this morning that he’s considering a potential play that would be like Will Ferrell’s President George W. Bush play You’re Welcome America.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 1:12PM EST
Alec Baldwin defends his tweet complaining about late-night shows becoming “grand juries”
In a series of tweets and on Megyn Kelly Today, Baldwin said that the sexual harassment allegations against Dustin Hoffman shouldn't be conflated with Harvey Weinstein's reported sexual misconduct, which is why he didn’t like John Oliver's grilling of Hoffman. “I want to see the people who really did something get convicted," Baldwin told Megyn Kelly. "I want the people who are wrong, I want them to be punished. But I don’t want to see innocent people get hurt either." On Twitter, Baldwin explained in a series of tweets, “I believe that, in terms of a criminal code or any wrong doing, there are gradations. Our system recognizes a misdemeanor from a felony and so forth. What Hoffman did several years ago was vulgar/offensive/ crude. But was it done with malice?.. behavior has changed significantly over the past 40-50 years. There are changes I never thought possible. Some of it actually for the better. But I’m certain Hoffman believed that there was a crude display of ‘humor’ that everyone was in on yet is unacceptable today”
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
Alec Baldwin complains that John Oliver and Stephen Colbert have turned their shows into “grand juries”
“Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc. Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries,” Baldwin tweeted this morning. The tweet, which apparently was sent out of outrage over Oliver’s sparring with Dustin Hoffman, is puzzling since Oliver doesn’t usually conduct celebrity interviews on Last Week Tonight. Baldwin's tweet also comes less than a week after Oliver appeared to take a "veiled shot" at Baldwin's Trump impression. ALSO: Michael Rapaport calls Oliver a “selfish f*ck” for his treatment of Hoffman.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 9:35PM EST
Alec Baldwin is developing a talk show for ABC
The SNL star is working on a talk show that would be based on his popular WNYC radio show and podcast Here’s the Thing With Alec Baldwin. According to Page Six, Baldwin will begin taping episodes next week. The talk show is part of a deal that Baldwin signed with ABC to continue hosting Match Game. ALSO: It’s unclear when Baldwin’s talk show would air since ABC has Jimmy Kimmel Live! and many daytime talk shows.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
Did John Oliver take a veiled shot at SNL by saying “it’s easy to do bad comedy” about President Trump?
Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, the Last Week Tonight host slammed comedy that hews closely to Trump’s own words — something that, as Matt Wilstein points out, happens frequently with Alec Baldwin’s Trump impression on Saturday Night Live. “It’s easy to do bad comedy, because you just need to repeat what he says,” said Oliver. “And that’s not a joke, that’s repetition. Whereas comedy, especially if you want to try to do something that’s not just happening online all the time, is an effort.”
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 2:38PM EST
Alec Baldwin’s Trump parody book is on The New York Times’ nonfiction best seller list
Why nonfiction? Because that’s where parody and humor books go, even if they are fictional. Baldwin’s co-author, Kurt Anderson, thinks You Can’t Spell America Without Me should be under fiction, but finds its placement on the nonfiction list “hilariously and delightfully meta.”
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Alec Baldwin: "Yeah, I think I’d be a good president"
"Would I think I’d be a good president? Yeah, I think I’d be a good president, I really think I would,” the SNL Trump impersonator said last night while promoting his spoof Trump book at George Washington University. He added that “to run for office is something that I want to do,” but it’s unlikely to happen because of “my lifestyle and my children."
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Melania Trump’s spokesperson denies Alec Baldwin’s “bizarre” claim that the first lady loves his SNL Trump impression
“Someone told me—who's friends with someone in the White House, or formerly in the White House—that Melania Trump loves SNL and she loves my impersonation,” Baldwin said during a WNYC interview today, adding that Melania supposedly said, “That's exactly what he's like!" The first lady’s spokesperson responded: "That is not true, which is why Mr. Baldwin has no actual names to go with his bizarre assertion."