Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, sources say.
The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor’s foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name.
“The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”
Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.
Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray.
When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f - - k if she has cancer or not, I want that f - - king makeup room.”
It wasn’t just a nasty name, it was a gay slur. He said it off the air while he was on his own time. But you can forget about the other stuff, that’s why he got fired.
On the other hand, Martin Bashir still has a job at MSNBC. Bashir said some really disgusting things about Sarah Palin. He said them on the air, and they were not spontaneous. He later apologized, but he has not been punished.
What’s the difference between the two men?
Alec Baldwin insulted a core Democratic/MSNBC demographic. Martin Bashir insulted a designated left-wing hate receptacle.