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Alec Baldwin

FIRED FROM MSNBC

11/26/2013 11:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Alec Baldwin didn't get a Cadillac Eldorado ... he didn't get a set of steak knives ... but he DID just get his ass FIRED from MSNBC.

After the actor went on ANOTHER homophobic tirade earlier this month, the news network has finally decided to cut bait on Baldwin, who hosted the poorly-rated weekly show, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin."

Sources close to the firing say the decision to axe Alec was based, in part, on his recent homophobic outbursts ... when he called a photog a "c**ksucking f*g."

Alec immediately went into damage control mode after the incident -- but it was pathetic -- with the actor trotting out a male hairdresser to vouch for his love of gay people. He also spoke at a conference and professed his platonic love of several fellas.

A rep for MSNBC called the firing "a mutual parting" ... adding, "We wish Alec all the best."

Oh, and if you don't get the opening line of this story -- just watch the clip from "Glengarry Glen Ross." It's actually his finest work.



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76.

janet    

Baldwin had a show? Who knew? Guessing nobody. They fired his ass.


What's next, the ever popular lawsuits?

277 days ago
77.

CelebJustice    

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving douche... oh wait, how about taking bashir and sharpton with you

277 days ago
78.

intertextuality    

Let's hope martin bashir is next.
Also Capitol One needs a new spokesman.

277 days ago
79.

Kevin Collings    

Let be honest That show was on it's way out anyway, Alec just speed up the process

277 days ago
80.

joeyjay    

I did not even know he had a show. I can't stand ANY of the stupid sitcom type programs on any of the networks.

277 days ago
81.

David    

The idiot who hired him should be fired as well. Did they REALLY think this would turn out well?

277 days ago
82.

harvey is racist    

notice how whenever someone offends the gays their reaction is swift and brutal and unforgiving..and no one asks them to be forgiving ??

But whenever someone says offensive **** about black people , you have all these capers that come out to defend them and demand the black community not get all sensitive and angry..???

funny how that works huh...?

277 days ago
83.

Jeannie    

TMZ says Glengarry Glen Ross is AB's finest work? Count how many times he says c8cks^&g f@s in the movie clip!

277 days ago
84.

Politico Pablo    

Alec- please fire me from my sales commission job so I can draw unemployment. I can't even close a door.

277 days ago
85.

Gofast430    

Getting rid of this NO TALENT ****sucker just might boost the ratings on the worst ****ING network on television.

277 days ago
86.

Lauri    

I knew this was eventual as soon as I saw the first show promo. Couldn't imaging what they were thinking other than someone had the bright idea to be more like Fox. Why they would want to debase themselves like that I have no idea.

277 days ago
87.

Kelly    

Fired for being a grumpy old man. Travesty. Just let the guy do his thing, he's not hurting anyone except the maggots that follow him around with cameras.

277 days ago
88.

Rod    

Great show one on one with terrific people of all walks of life - this guy is hounded with right-wing stalkers from morning till night - Alec is a true truth seeker & he stands up for the little guy & he trys to speak up and helps to bring back the middle class in America --He not only loves America he LOVES AMERICANS !

277 days ago
89.

bull    

Too bad that show with Tina Fey ended. It seems like he was tamed when she was around. Wonder what Tina is doing? Probably taking it easy ,and counting the mon.? Last I heard she was writing for SNL.

277 days ago
90.

Moyra    

That word homophobic is so lame. People who are against homosexuality are moral people, not people who are afraid of gays. How stupid can you people be.

277 days ago
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