I know if seems like celebrities can get away with just about anything these days. But Alec Baldwin is facing real consequences for his actions. Alec can kiss his career goodbye now that he’s pleaded GUILTY in his parking space fracas case. He had a good run. We’ll always remember how hot he was in Miami Heat, and Jack Donaghy will forever live on in our hearts. And to think, he seemed like such a genteel soul until he got into it with a perfect stranger over a parking space that fateful day. Now the long arm of justice has finally caught up to him.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has yet to find anybody pristine enough to host their little awards show and it’s getting down to the wire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there have only been 2 times in Oscar history where there hasn’t been a host in place by January 1. Jon Stewart was announced as host on January 5, 2006 and Whoopi Goldberg‘s 4th time hosting the show was announced on January 7, 2002. So there’s still a few days left before a new record is set, but as Kevin Hart proved, even if they pick someone today there’s still the chance that our network of citizen detectives will find out that, say Tom Hanks, once ate a baby on a dare. Then they’d be out a host and we’d never get to see Bosom Buddies rebooted for Netflix.
Alec Baldwin had to appear in court today to answer charges that he punched a man in a dispute over a parking space near his home in Manhattan. Alec pled THE NOT-EST OF GUILTIES to the misdemeanor assault and harassment charges, yet records show that he did admit to pushing the complainant at the time of his arrest. I look forward to Alec’s eventual book about this episode titled “If I Did It”.
It’s a sad day in America when a decent, humble, family man like Alec Baldwin can’t catch a break in showbiz. Sadly, after only 4 episodes on the air, his ABC talk show The Alec Baldwin Show, is being moved from its coveted Sunday nights at 10 time slot. And in the rudest of insults to injury, is to be replaced by reruns of Shark Tank. TABS will be moving to the dark side of the moon; aka Saturdays at 10. Not even his adoring black fans are going to watch him in that time slot!
If Alec Baldwin’s personal life reputation was a corny joke, it might be:
Why did Alec Baldwin cross the road?
To get to the other side, so that he could rage out on some random driver/pedestrian/photographer.
Seeing Alec Baldwin lose his shit on the streets of New York is almost as New York than a rat getting married to a pizza slice in an alley way under a hobo pee-soaked menu from Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. So when Alec was arrested on Friday for allegedly punching someone over a parking spot, it wasn’t exactly a shock. But Alec has denied it happened.
I never think of Alec Baldwin as having a short fuse so much as just a rip cord that explodes whenever he gets out of a chair and interacts with the world-at-large. Alec isn’t exactly known for being an Ina Garten-type who soothes our soul with a nice dinner party and warm words. He. Is. Out. To. RAGE! Well, he rages unless his wife Hilaria Baldwin is needing him to step in and take photos in lieu of whoever is her normal Instagram influencer photog. That rage manifested itself in a tiff over a New York City parking spot today, punches were thrown, and Alec was the one who ended up in handcuffs.