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Alec Baldwin: Fired from his MSNBC show!

Alec Baldwin: Fired from his MSNBC show!
November 26, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Alec Baldwin

A week or so ago, Alec Baldwin went off on yet another photographer and allegedly dropped even more racial / homophobic slurs, because he’s a Baldwin damn it. He’s an American institution. Except it turns out he’s not quite as irreplaceable as he thinks he is because he just got fired from his MSNBC gig, and SURPRISE! It turns out, things behind the scenes are even worse than you’d think they were. Page Six reports …

“The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.” Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said. Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray. When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f - - k if she has cancer or not, I want that f - - king makeup room.”

For the past little while, it has seemed that Alec was getting something of a free pass over sh!t that a lot of other people would have been raked over the coals for. Except now he’s getting fired, and I’m pretty okay with that, because did you read all of that? He tried to take a room from a cancer patient. Dude. Seriously. The only reason you’re still anybody is because Tina Fey wrote the role of Jack Donaghy for you.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.