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Alec Baldwin Disappointed by Publicized Emails

Alec Baldwin has expressed his disappointment after private emails exchanged between himself and Shia LaBeouf were made public by the Transformers star on Wednesday, after quitting their Broadway play Orphans.

LaBeouf was due to make his New York stage debut opposite Baldwin and Tom Sturridge next month, but he bowed out of the show due to “creative differences” after apparently clashing with the veteran actor.

LaBeouf published screen shots of his email correspondence with Baldwin, director Daniel Sullivan and playwright Lyle Kessler on his Twitter.com page in a bid to explain his sudden decision to leave the production.

In one exchange, LaBeouf apologizes to Baldwin “for my part of a dis-agreeable (sic) situation”, while Sullivan’s reported response reads, “I’m too old for disagreeable situations. you’re one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. you are who you are. you two are incompatible. i should have known it. this one will haunt me. you tried to warn me. you said you were a different breed. i didn’t get it.”

Baldwin writes, “I don’t have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word,” to which LaBeouf replies, “same… good luck on the play. you’ll be great.”

The 30 Rock star has since told the New York Times that he and those involved inOrphans were “very disappointed” by LaBeouf’s decision to go public with the emails.

He says, “You expect communications to be private, because everyone wants this process to be as collegial as possible. Everyone is very sad about what’s happened.”

Meanwhile, Orphans producers have drafted in 3:10 to Yuma villain Ben Foster to replace LaBeouf as the emotionally unstable character Treat. He is due to join the cast for rehearsals on Friday – and LaBeouf is thrilled by the casting.

He tweets, “Ben Foster is a beast. He will kill it.”

The revival of Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play is still scheduled to open for previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York on March 19. The production will officially launch on April 7.


The 2012 SAG Awards Winners List

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, “The Help

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Betty White, “Hot In Cleveland”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

“Modern Family”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A

Drama Series

“Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

“The Help”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

“Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

“Game of Thrones”

Alec Baldwin’s Airplane Behavior Get His Supermarket Ads Pulled

Alec Baldwin‘s ads for the supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets have been pulled after he behaved badly on an airplane.

The actor had taped several ads for the New York-based supermarket chain after he told the chain his mother (who lives in Syracuse) is a fan of the chain. However, the chain pulled the ads (which were set to have aired over the holiday season and had previously aired during the 2010 holiday period) before airing them after news of Baldwin’s behavior on a recent flight surfaced, with a representative noting: “We had perhaps a couple of dozen complaints, and we take complaints from our customers seriously.”
Baldwin was ejected from an airplane at Los Angeles International Airport on December 6 when he refused to stop playing the game Words with Friends and turn his phone off during a flight.
Baldwin stars in “30 Rock,” with a new season of the show premiering on January 12.

Alec Baldwin Vows Not to Use American Airlines Again After Getting Kicked-off Flight

Just a day after American Airlines kicked off Alec Baldwin from one of its flights, the ’30 Rock’ celebrity has blasted the airlines and claimed that he was singled out for not turning off his phone while other passengers’ were ignored of the same act.

The incident happened on Tuesday when Baldwin was travelling from Los Angeles to New York. The angry actor said that he would never use the airlines again. He also tweeted, “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,” adding a hashtag, “#nowonderamericaairisbankrupt”. In another tweet, he said, “#theresalwaysunited,” adding, “But, oddly, 30 Rock plays in flight on American.”

Writing in the Huffington Post, he criticized airlines’ and airports’ excuse of making air travel experience ‘inelegant’ in the name of security after 9/11 attacks. He also slammed the U.S. airlines, claiming that the standards of these flights deteriorated terribly with filthy planes and cuts in jet service to less-popular locations adding fuel to the problem.

Responding to Baldwin’s remarks, the airline, on its Facebook page, posted, “Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on December 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time.” “The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked,” American airlines wrote.

When flight attendants went to check on the situation, the airlines found Baldwin as extremely rude to the crew. He was also using offensive language against them. Due to these factors, the passenger was removed from the flight.

Upon arrival in New York, fellow passenger and champion boxer Oscar De La Hoya told reporters that Baldwin was actually turning off his smartphone but he just got a little angry.

Meanwhile, the actor has deactivated his Twitter account and asked his 600,000 followers not to follow him. “Let’s play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again,” he tweeted.

Glee’ Cast Kicks Off Emmys With Rocking Opening Number

The cast of hit show Glee kicked off the 2010 Primetime Emmy wards with a rocking opening number on Sunday night (29Aug10) – teaming up with TV s tars TINA FEY, BETTY WHITE and host JIMMY FALLON for a star-studded song and dance routine.
The Glee cast started the night poised to be the toast of the 62nd Annu al Primetime Emmy Awards, after landing a massive 19 nominations, includi ng bids for Best Comedy Series and nominations for cast members Matthew M orrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer.
And the show’s leading stars joined Fallon to kick off the evening with a musical sketch, based on the idea of raising money for the cast to aff ord tickets to the show.
Along the way, Betty White surfaced as a dance instructor, while 30 Rock‘s Fey joined the performance as the group took to the stage for a rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, which featured Fallon on guitar and American Idol judge Randy Jackson on bass.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm and Betty White handed out the night’s first awar d, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, to Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family.
And the actor used his time on stage to pay tribute to his co-stars and encourage young hopefuls to follow their dreams.
Stonestreet said, “All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up, from the age that I can remember. And to be in this industry and working with such incredible people. A lot of people say do n’t pursue this as a career because it’s difficult, and it is. But I’m mo st proud of all the people I’ve met in this business, our crews, and the people I get to go to work with and act with every day. I get to work wit h Ed O’Neill everyday. I get to work with Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferg uson and Julie Bowen, it’s incredible.”