People: Baldwin denies tryst with accused stalker
Alec Baldwin testified Tuesday that he never had a sexual or romantic relationship with a Canadian actress accused of stalking him, saying that after they met she began leaving dozens of voicemails for him and eventually started threatening to show up at his homes.
The “30 Rock” star said at the Manhattan trial of the woman, Genevieve Sabourin, that he had a meal with her at a friend’s request, gave her an email address and phone number and later communicated with her about acting classes.
She began to barrage him with as many as 30 voicemails per night and hundreds of emails that started out as lovelorn and pleading, Baldwin said. They escalated into ominous threats to insinuate herself into his now-wife’s yoga class and to come to his homes, even as he implored her to stop and threatened to call authorities, according to Baldwin.
“It was nightmarish,” he said.
Sabourin says she and Baldwin had a 2010 tryst and a two-way exchange of emails. Her lawyer, Todd Spodek, has said Sabourin wasn’t stalking the actor, just seeking closure after he stopped talking to her. Baldwin and Sabourin, who has appeared in Canadian movies and TV shows, met when he had a cameo and she was a publicist for the 2002 sci-fi comedy “The Adventures of Pluto Nash.”
Wahlberg reality show set to air
Think of it as “The Real Entourage”: Boston brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg are bringing a new reality series about their family to A&E.
“The Wahlburgers” will follow the one-time New Kid on the Block and the man formerly known as Marky Mark as they return to their hometown to team up with their older brother, Paul, on –you guessed it – a new hamburger restaurant.
The restaurant will be a hangout spot for members of Donnie and Mark’s original entourage, including Johnny “Drama” Alves and Henry “Nacho” Laun. The matriarch of the Wahlberg clan, Alma, will also feature prominently in the series, which premieres Jan. 22.
Mark was an executive producer on the HBO series “Entourage,” loosely inspired by his own experience as a working-class kid turned Hollywood star. He’s proven to be a savvy producer of non-autobiographical fare too, with “Boardwalk Empire” and “How to Make it in America.”
The birthday bunch
Producer-director Garry Marshall is 79. Actor Joe Mantegna is 66. Actress Frances Conroy is 60. Actor Chris Noth is 59. Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg is 58. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 46. Actor Gerard Butler is 44. Actress Monique Coleman is 33.