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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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121.

art    

sounds like he wanted out of the contract.

244 days ago
122.

art    

testing

244 days ago
123.

purki    

So, at MSNBC, homosexuals are a protected class but conservative women are a "vilely target with impunity" class. I guess that the fact that MSNBC's commentators are seldom actually seen live when they actually make their comments is the silver lining for "US" MSBNC's critics, but, apparently from NBC's perspective, like has been said in Hollywood for decades, "no publicity is bad publicity!"

244 days ago
124.

Alexis    

Alec, I guess no one warned you before you took that job at MSNBC that just like CNN they are all following in the foot steps of the FOXNEWS. All those so called new networks only reflect the ignorance and hatred of society and you don't need to be a part of such garbage. Stick with acting my friend. Politics is full of self bloated politicians and brain dead citizens who follow them!!! You're better than that, Alec.

244 days ago
125.

bettyann    

THANK GOD SOMEONE FINALLY STOOD UP TO THIS LOUD MOUTH JERK. 2ND MARRIAGE HAS DONE NOTHING FOR HIM. FEEL BAD FOR HIS WIFE. IF SHE IS SMART SHE AND THE BABY SHOULD BEAT IT B/4 HE BEATS THEM

244 days ago
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J R    

I must say......it's refreshing to get online and read some GOOD news to start a day. Been a long time. Now if only tomorrow I would log on to "CNN Fires Piers Morgan and ships his butt back to England."

244 days ago
127.

bily    

I am the same age as Baldwin and grew up in LI as Alec did; we all said '***' about 50 times a day, that is why it flows from Alec in a natural way. It was a very common word buddies used to taunt each other as well as potential enemies, and it had nothing to do with actual hatred of homosexuals, so get over it ***s.

244 days ago
128.

Hank    

How about firing the anti-semite Sharpton?

244 days ago
129.

ed    

good now get a real job

244 days ago
130.

Steve    

Most people will never know what they missed. Hardly anybody watches MSNBC. It's WAY far left.

244 days ago
131.

Dave Rudd    

He needs to become like the rest of us, just think what we would really like to say.

244 days ago
132.

Chuck    

The person who should be fired is the son-of-bitch who hired Alec Baldwin in the first place!

244 days ago
133.

Chuck    

The person that should be fired is the son-of-bitch who hired Alec Baldwin in the first place!

244 days ago
134.

SurfinUSA    

Alex Baldwin didn't have to "dig deep" to find his character in Glengary Glenn Ross. A real-life POS can easily play an on screen POS without much effort.

244 days ago
135.

justice    

The Holy Trinity of Hollywood MORONS: Alec Baldwin, Mel Gibson, and Charlie Sheen

244 days ago
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