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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.

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.

281 days ago
92.

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.

281 days ago
93.

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.

281 days ago
94.

kitnplayn    

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

281 days ago
95.

bull    

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

281 days ago
96.

Wudget    

Can we fire him from the whole human race?

281 days ago
97.

savant    

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

281 days ago
98.

budo    

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

281 days ago
99.

ldavis    

Dose this set a rrecord?

281 days ago
100.

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.

281 days ago
101.

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

281 days ago
102.

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!

281 days ago
103.

hihat    

Good riddance! Of course, if Baldlose's show had pulled in the big ratings, I'm sure this story would have had a very different ending...

281 days ago
104.

w    

And Martin bashir gets to stay on? What a one sided channel smh

281 days ago
105.

kosanow1    

I hope he gets another show. He screwed up but he shouldn't be punished for life. Look around at all the other screw ups that have a show. If I had paparazi following me around 24/7 I would have self inflicted damage to. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most of us normal people would.

281 days ago
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