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This Week's Biggest Losers 04/21/07

4/21/2007 3:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Try as we might, we couldn't find any online trace of those "I'm as big as Elvis and Marilyn" comments John Travolta is alleged to have made to an Irish newspaper. But that doesn't mean there wasn't any other noteworthy turmoil involving Ireland.

Alec BaldwinAlec Baldwin: Forbes' recent list of the ten most expensive Hollywood divorces had Michael Jordan and Neil Diamond leading the charge. But when it comes to quantifying the three-minute voice mail message left by Alec Baldwin for his daughter Ireland as part of an ongoing tiff with ex-wife Kim Basinger, the punch line to this "Master Cad" commercial (to borrow the accent of his "The Departed" character) is indeed "priceless." Maybe Baldwin should have videotaped the whole thing and released it as a foul-mouthed viral Internet video, a la "Landlord," the two-minute short Will Ferrell concocted with producing partner Adam McKay's 2-year-old daughter. As it stands, Baldwin has spontaneously sullied his comeback run by seemingly embracing the values of the fearsome mob boss he plays in next month's theatrical release "Brooklyn Rules."

Joan and Melissa RiversJoan Rivers, Melissa Rivers: Viewers looking to catch up with this red carpet duo may now actually have to refer to the TV Guide Channel's unending half-screen vertical scroll of program listings. As the outlet readies replacement Lisa Rinna for some "Prancing with the Stars," there is lots of time for mom to get another facelift and for daughter to make yet another appearance on Tom Green's Internet talk show. As far as we're concerned, the Rivers were already flowing downward when they decided to abandon the higher visibility on E! in favor of a boatload of cash from TV Guide parent company Gemstar. And while Joan is boasting that a deal with someone else is already in the works, let's hope for it's not QVC, where mom will be making another appearance, and bundle, a week from Monday.

Brian Williams Brian Williams: The NBC Nightly News anchor blogged this week that he felt he and his network colleagues made the right decision in releasing to the world the full video manifesto of Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui. But with each passing day, the Peacock's move smells fowl-er. Maybe someone threw down a curse on 30 Rockefeller Plaza TV execs, what with this business and the aforementioned ruckus involving the fictional boss of "30 Rock." But when your morning guy, Matt Lauer, is publicly knocking the actions of your evening guy, it's enough to make you think that the once proud acronym now stands for Numbingly Bad Call.

Joe Pesci Joe Pesci: When the 64-year-old actor popped up for a brief moment in "The Good Shepherd," it was a jarring reminder of just how long the "you-think-I'm-funny?" tiny terror has been away from the big screen. Perhaps he's getting desperate for a gig, because this week, when a pal of neighbor Robbie Williams blocked his Hollywood Hills driveway, Pesci grabbed a golf club and did his best Jack Nicholson impression. But psst, Joe: The guy next door is singer Robb-IE Williams, not actor Rob-IN Williams. In other words, no matter how good your Jack might be, he can't throw you a choice supporting role.

Richard Gere Richard Gere: In the shadow of his best big screen acting work since "An Officer and a Gentleman" (another role, incidentally, that the above-mentioned John Travolta turned down), the activist actor has gotten caught up in a Bollywood brouhaha that has all the earmarks of a "Hoax." But it's the real deal, since next to bovine disrespect, nothing makes the populace of India have a cow like the kind of public affection Gere displayed at a Monday press conference with local beauty, Shilpa Shetty. And you know how we talked about a possible "30 Rock" curse? Well, maybe that safe sex campaign that Gere was publicizing is also dangerous to celebrities. UNICEF Ambassador Ralph Fiennes was on his way to a safe sex rally when he had his alleged Mile High Club rendezvous.
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VIRGIE IS A HO    

Hi Alex!

Do yourself a favor, get in touch with a child
psychologistasap! This situation will NOT get better by itself! The
older yourdaughter gets the more difficult it will become. I
heard yourfrustration and anger tonight and you must be guided with a
skilledperson to teach you how to deal with all these issues! An
apology willnot work, it's like putting a band aid on a deep cut..
You aregoing to have to learn how to address all these problems.
Personally,I think you are trying to mask all your pain with anger.
If you wouldhave said to Ireland," I am so hurt that you weren't able
to take myphone calls" instead of the anger you displayed, you would
have had abetter effect! She is probably very angry at you and she
doesn't wantto talk to you. She might expect your anger and
she will wantto avoid all confrontations! You might have to prove to
your daughterthat you are willing to change if she forgives you. The
best thingthat you can do for yourself is to get the best advice from
a childtherapist. If you want a divorce, you get the best
divorcelawyer. If you are physically sick, you find the best
specialistto make you well. If your marriage is falling apart,
find amarriage counselor to fix it If your relationship with
yourchild is strained , GET A CHILD THERAPIST! I wish you
luckbecause you have a long road ahead of you. However, I promise it
willbe worth it. You will overcome this and learn to have a
renewedrelationship with Ireland. Remember, you're her daddy and
sheneeds and loves you.
Best Wishes,
from - someone who has been there

2556 days ago
2.

Dave    

HELLO!!!!

The Child and FATHER are the only LOSERS..

Mother still has Daughter and Daughter is now
without a Father! Another Paris Hilton in the works.

2556 days ago
3.

VIRGIE IS A HO    

Personally,I think you are trying to mask all your pain with anger!! Call Dr Phil....You need help to deal with your relationship with your daughter.
Good luck

PS Don't punish Ireland for your marriage and divorce. It wasn't her choice

2556 days ago
4.

Dave    

Child Therapist my A#@..

Get the mother into jail for driving this man to make
such a call and then releasing it to the public.

The Mother is the only one that violated the law here
but look who is paying the price.

I agree not the best choice of words were used but
it was alot better then me calling my daughter a slut!

She was a SLUT , I told her so, She knew I did not like
what she was doing.. What father likes to hear his
little girl has slept with 100+ guys before she was 18!




2556 days ago
5.

VIRGIE IS A HO    

Hi Alex!

Do yourself a favor, get in touch with a child psychologist
asap! This situation will NOT get better by itself! The older your
daughter gets the more difficult it will become. I heard your
frustration and anger tonight and you must be guided with a skilled
person to teach you how to deal with all these issues! An apology will
not work, it's like putting a band aid on a deep cut.. You are
going to have to learn how to address all these problems. Personally,
I think you are trying to mask all your pain with anger. If you would
have said to Ireland," I am so hurt that you weren't able to take my
phone calls" instead of the anger you displayed, you would have had a
better effect! She is probably very angry at you and she doesn't want
to talk to you. She might expect your anger and she will want
to avoid all confrontations! You might have to prove to your daughter
that you are willing to change if she forgives you. The best thing
that you can do for yourself is to get the best advice from a child
therapist. If you want a divorce, you get the best divorce
lawyer. If you are physically sick, you find the best specialist
to make you well. If your marriage is falling apart, find a
marriage counselor to fix it If your relationship with your
child is strained , GET A CHILD THERAPIST! I wish you luck
because you have a long road ahead of you. However, I promise it will
be worth it. You will overcome this and learn to have a renewed
relationship with Ireland. Remember, you're her daddy and she
needs and loves you.

Best Wishes,

from - someone who has been there

2556 days ago
6.

THEMOMMA    

I SEE REHAB IN YOUR NEAR FUTURE BALDWIN.............. DOESN'T THAT CURE IT ALL FOR YOU FREAKS ?????????

2556 days ago
7.

Dave    

Another Paris Hilton in the works? Come on
she is only 11 years old! She needs a Father
and a Mother..

Change the rules! Make it where she can call you
anytime.

How is this ever going to work? I see the mother
loving every moment of this.

Yes, He should see a Therapist ! But one that will
calm him down from getting scr#w#d by his x that
is using his daughter as a puppet!

Poor Child, She get's my vote as the LOSER in
the end.


2556 days ago
8.

Dad    

Sadly everybody misses the point. This is a clear case of P.A.S.( For those of you that do not know what it stands for P.A.S. is Parental Alienation Syndrome ). This is a medical condition
where the child is brainwashed to turn their love of the opposite parent into hate and confus-
ion. The child is emotionally abused and the alienated parent is also a victim of emotional
abuse. Kim Basinger is the PARENTAL ALIENATOR. In short, that means she has already
systematically intilled a fear in the child to hate and distrust her father ( Alec Baldwin ). What
is pathetically true is that the mother is blocking access between the child and her father. The court has has not been introduced to the medical abuse in this case and the father's
lawyers should ask the court to appoint a forensic psychologist to determine the presence
of P.A.S. in the child. The solution according to medical experts that treat P.A.S., only by re -
moving the parental alenator from the child's life for a sibstantial amount of time, can there
ever be an opportunity to cure the abuse. Anyone interested in learning more about P.A.S.
should check our Dr. Richard Gardner. STOP THE MOTHER FROM HER EMOTIONAL
ABUSE OF IRELAND. Where is the DCF when we need them ? When are the rest of you
going to wake up to the thouands of tradjedies that go on day in and day out, in the Family
Law Division's across this country. Force Judges to learn about P.A.S. The Judge should
not be limiting Alex Baldwin's custody, he should be awarding him " make-up visitation. "
An extended amount of time to compensate for the obstruction of visitation. Kim should be
only be allowed to see Ireland with the consent of her P.A.S. therapist. The court should
appoint a Forensic doctor and a P.A.S. therapist while the proceeding's continue in court
On a personal note, I believe Ireland's constant and deliberately bad behavior toward her
father, sent him a wake up call on exactly how she struggle's to hold on to her reltionship
with her father.

2556 days ago
9.

alex    

Why are people making such a big deal out of this? every parent has the right to be mad. who knows what she did? she probably deserved to be spoken to that way. and he has the right as a father to correct her. he feels hurt that his own daughter is acting such way with him... and its probably the mother just brain washing their daughter. he didnt curse a single time. i dont know about you guys but if my parents were as mad as Alec was i would of heard the word F***k atleast 4 times. the media is just blowing it out of proportion. Every parent has yelled at their children and the ones who havent are the ones wondering why their kid is out at 2 AM drinking beer or somking.
I personally appreciate my parents yelling at me when i did something wrong, because i probably would have ended up doing even worse things had i not been corrected.

people need to stop acting like Alec is a horrible person. Because rather you want to admit it or not, you could have done the same had you been in his position.

Keep your head up Alec B.

2556 days ago
10.

what else    

has anyone told Alex to have his attorney have Ireland talk with the family court judge and have the judge ask the child WHOSE IDEA WAS IT NOT TO PICK UP WHEN HER FATHER Alex CALLED????
If Kim B told child to put answer machine on, then if I were the judge, I would take Ireland away from her, and not to Alex either at this time. A disinterested party is referrable . this child is only 11 yrs old, and should not be involved in this battle of her parents, she will develope mental stress, and illness, if not already. If it is the mother Kim i would deffinetly not at any time have her child. .



2556 days ago
11.

Mila    

"Dad" (#8) is completely right. I've seen this before in my own father: my parents divorced when I was 18, but my 11-year-old sister was caught in the middle and this happened to her. My father hand give her the moon on the platter if he could, but my mother's made her so against him to the point where she won't even return her calls and considers herself fatherless! This isn't that uncommon; the alienated parent becomes quite depressed and that can manifest in many ways. My dad now drinks; it's sad. Alec (but that voice on the message REALLY doesn't sound like him!) became angry ad frustrated with the child that he feels isn't returning his love. I think all three of them (or in two parent-child pairs) need to go see a counsellor to work this out.

2556 days ago
12.

Renee    

Alec Baldwin has gone way too far. If he has anger towards hi ex wife, then so be it. This is HIS child. A "pig"? I cannot believe he called his own child a pig. I hope he no longer has any kind of custody of this child. He is an abuser.
The leak may have been wrong, but this tirade NEVER should've taken place to begin with!
ALec, get some professional help!

2556 days ago
13.

Renee    

His name is ALEC people. Not ALEX .

2556 days ago
14.

Mr. T    

First, TMZ violated a person's privacy by publicly allowing this tape to be circulated. It's embaressing to listen to. Obviously Mr. Baldwin is upset. He said hurtful things. That was wrong. But what we do not see is what the mother is doing to further the alienation of the father/daughter relationship. It's quite clear that the mother and father do not communicate at all. The only channel Mr. Baldwin is given is that meager time with his daughter allowed by the warm and fuzzy court system (a judge). I've lost respect for TMZ for allowing this hurtful tape to be played. It is sad that the mother would release this to the media. It also points out that the mother is allowing this damage towards the daughter to become public domain. If the mother truly loved her daughter, she would protect her privacy. Ms. Bassinger is not a good mother. It is clear that she would step on her own daughter to ruin her daughters father. When both parents cannot get along and try to ruin each other's relationship with their child, it is the child that suffers. People are quick to blame Mr. Baldwin for his message to his daughter. That was wrong. He should not say things on a recording that can be used against him. That said, it is more wrong to take that recording and make it public. Worse is that web sites use that for their own promotion. TMZ is a disgrace.

2556 days ago
15.

joan vesperman    

dear alec
you should be ashamed of yoursefl lashing out on a innocent child how would you feel if someone did that to you think before you speak you never know who may hear you

2556 days ago
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