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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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91.

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 !

143 days ago
92.

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.

143 days ago
93.

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.

143 days ago
94.

pat    

I saw him in full rage 25 years ago in a Wegmans. That scene in Glengary is not him acting, it's just him being himself. He was doing all the talking, and raising it a pitch every 5 words, while publicly berating Kim Bassinger. Eventually he was asked to leave. It shocked me years later to see Wegmans using him in commercials. People in Syracuse have 100's of Alec Baldwin bad behavior stories. The guy is given chance after chance after chance. A very abusive, short fuse person getting away with it because of his politics and celebrity status.

143 days ago
95.

Dianne    

Alex is unwilling to work on his rage even though it has hurt him personally and professionally. Too bad he couldn't keep it together.

143 days ago
96.

jamie5    

I hope he gets picked up on another network. I don't care about his personal life and his show was great and unique.

143 days ago
97.

kitnplayn    

Good. Somebody needed to set an example that wealth and fame does not buy you a throne over the rest of us.

143 days ago
98.

bull    

He has to get back with Tina Fey he was tame then.

143 days ago
99.

Wudget    

Can we fire him from the whole human race?

143 days ago
100.

savant    

Too funny. Hardcore liberal gets canned by his own people. Are you starting to understand the thought police, Alec?

143 days ago
101.

budo    

MSNBC FINALLY does something correctly. Baldwin is an out of control narcissist. About time! Bashir should be next.

143 days ago
102.

ldavis    

Dose this set a rrecord?

143 days ago
103.

TMS    

He calls a harrassing photographer a f@g in the heat of the moment and MSNBC fires hims yet Martin Bashir suggests someone sh!t on Sarah Palin's face and nothing?!?! No wonder no one watches MSNBC.

143 days ago
104.

wasup    

Why does Martin Bashir still have a job??? How is calling someone a f!@ worse than saying you think a woman should have their faced pissed on & defecated in their mouth - nasty pig needs to go!!! #liberalhypocrites

143 days ago
105.

David    

alex....you didn't get fired by much.
MSNBC...untra leftist.....completely unaware and as biased as any could be.
Their motto..I said it-it much be true.
We all make mistakes...may they be judged as they judge.
The Baldwins are actors supreme!

143 days ago
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