Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

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 said. “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.”

As Page Six of the New York Post scooped a week ago, Baldwin’s ratings were weak. His last show, featuring Debra Winger, pulled in just 395,000 total viewers.

A spokesman for Baldwin quibbled with the term “fired,” but confirmed, “The show is not coming back. He had questions on whether he wanted to continue.”

Baldwin was difficult to reach in Hawaii, where he is filming a movie.

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