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It All Looks So Ordinary -- But It Isn't

4/19/2007 4:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Take a look at these pictures of Kim Basinger and daughter Ireland, just two days after Alec Baldwin went ballistic on Ireland's voicemail.

The photos were taken on April 13th in Malibu. Kim seemed protective, putting her arm around her daughter, as they shopped for clothes.

TMZ obtained the incendiary voicemail message that triggered a courtroom battle. On Wednesday, after hearing the tape, a Los Angeles County court commissioner temporarily ordered that Baldwin have no contact with his daughter.

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duvy    

oh please my parents were harder on me and i survived.

2706 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

The judge ain't no dummy, it sounds like -- and when Ireland starts talking one-on-one with her about possible past incidents ...

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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

That tape was abusive and very scary, and I can only imagine how terrified she must be of him.

2706 days ago
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Daniel    

Look everyone.. that will be the next Paris Hilton and Lohan

Thanks to moms release of the tape and conitued manipilation...

2706 days ago
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char    

IF I COULD NOT REACH MY DAUGHTER BY PHONE I WOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT HER AND ASKING IF SHE WAS ALLRIGHT........WONDERING IF SHE WAS ILL OR IN SOME SORT OF TROUBLE.
SELF-CENTERED ALEC!!!WORK THE STEPS!!!!!!

2706 days ago
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Michele    

The girl probably deserved it. My father yelled at me like that maybe worse, I am 28 now and fine, I think some kids need to be yelled at like that sometime.

2706 days ago
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double standards    

If Kim was such a protective parent, she would not have leaked that conversation. It's a one way conversation. His behavior is inexcuable, but this ex has no doubt continues to push those angry buttons. Both parents should be ashamed of themselves for putting their child in the middle of their issues, both need mental help. Their daughter, when grown may well separate herself from both. These two, especially Kim have no idea the wound they keep open with their daughter, in time Kim and Alec will have their own wounds when their daughter is a grown woman and pulls away from both. Let's see who Kim and Alec will then use as a punching bag. Shame on you both - your behavior effects a child in whom you are to nuture, protect and love.

2706 days ago
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leslie    

Kim should be ashamed! She released the tape and then takes her daughter out for a photo op? The kid should be taken from her mother. At least when Alec is mean to his daughter it it obvious and not this mental crap that Kim pulls.

2706 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

that conversation was between alex and his daughter,kim will pay dearly in the future,there was no reason to air a family problem,I think kims motive was to make alex look bad in the media,everybody will lose there temper at one time or another,the two(2) of them play him like a fiddle.

2706 days ago
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Jano    

Kim Basinger has been outrageous for years. Anyone, man or woman, who has been a single parent and experienced even a fraction of what Alec Baldwin has experienced, has great sympathy for him in this situation. SHAME ON TMZ for publishing the voicemail message, claiming that "Ireland wanted it out there." Ireland is a child and is incabable, legally, emotionally or experiencially, from making decisions in her best interest. Who can blame a father for wanting to talk to his daughter when they live on separate coasts and not being able to contact her at an agree-upon time? This is not the first time this has happened. Basinger has done everything she can to destroy Baldwin and her violation of the Court Order is more important in this situation than the contents of the voicemail. We have all been there. We have all lost our tempers with our children. Ireland will lose her temper when she has children. The most important thing to know about Alec Baldwin is that he hasn't given up on his daughter or walked away, despite what he has been put through. Many fathers would have and have given up in the face of such moronic and vicious opposition. Alec Baldwin is immensely talented and riding high right now. Kim Basinger is a marginal talent (despite her Oscar) and is off the radar completely (with the exception of the custody battles). Is this Basinger's only way of getting attention???? Leave these people alone!!!!!

2706 days ago
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singlemominjersey    

If true that Mother leaked this tape - it may seem to some inexcusable. But sometimes desparate people do desparate things. This may be normal behavior for the father - did anyone think of that. This may not be the first time it has happened but the first time he got caught redhanded or open-mouthed. The sad thing is not only the degrading things he said about his daughter - BUT HE DOESN"T EVEN REMEMBER HOW OLD SHE IS!!! - Sad, Sad, Sad

2706 days ago
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Blythe    

It is shame when the public and our courts cast stones and judgement on a parent. We are all just human and we do make mistakes. It is for the father and mother to deal with these mistakes within the family, unless the child was beaten. We all know that our children can tempt us to be someone we are not, at times. Give the guy a break. We all know in "The Real World", if the same cause was brought to a judge, we would be laughed out of the courts. So, just maybe inthe "Star World", they should take a reality pill and do the same.

2706 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

“Abuse can be defined as any behavior that is designed to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assaults” (Forward & Torres, 1986, p. 43)."

(This is from http://members.aol.com/melissa100673/VerbalAbuse1st.html )

2706 days ago
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David Schuerman    

This is what is wrong with the world. I am sure that this little girl is a little spoiled bitch with both of her parents giving her whatever she wants. Im glad to see a person lay it on thick and really let this girl know that she is being a stuck up little bitch. What has happened to the world when we wont even let people parent their own kids. The kid is a bitch and the mom is a bitch, good for Alec.

2706 days ago
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Sam Aranda    

I am a divorced father of three kids, and I totally symphathize with Alec. I am in his shoes on a weekly basis! Not being able to contact my children by phone, they are no where to be found during my court ordered visitation. Why, because the courts allow the mothers and children to do what ever they want despite whatever court order there may be! Call the police?! They can't get involved, their advice is always go back to court. Regular people do not have the money or the time to take off work to go to court every month! And why bother, court orders mean nothing they are just a piece of paper!

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