Alec Baldwin has his Friday nights back. He and MSNBC said Tuesday they were ending his weekly talk show after the actor had been suspended for two weeks for using an anti-gay slur in a New York City street encounter.
MSNBC said it was a “mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”
“Up Late with Alec Baldwin” had aired only five episodes. The first three attracted a little more than a half million viewers, but the last two dipped under 400,000 viewers.
The Emmy-winning former star of “30 Rock” had lost his cool in the New York City street encounter. He later tweeted that he did not realize the profane phrase he used was offensive to gays, but then apologized. He later said that the incident took place as he tried to protect his family.
MSNBC suspended Baldwin for two weeks, a punishment that was due to end this Friday.
Suspect had tag from rocker’s bag
Luggage belonging to ’70s rocker Peter Frampton was stolen by a man who’s suspected of taking several other bags from Denver International Airport, according to police.
The Denver Post reported Tuesday that 52-year-old John Allen Papelbon told a police detective he snatched seven bags from the airport this year.
The detective who went to Papelbon’s home in suburban Denver said he found a bag tag belonging to Frampton. The tag was the only thing recovered from Frampton’s luggage, which was stolen in July.
Papelbon is due in court Dec. 10 for a preliminary hearing. He faces theft and burglary charges.
‘Client List’ couple add baby girl
Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and her “The Client List” co-star Brian Hallisay are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Hewitt’s publicist Sarah Fuller said in an email statement the couple are “thrilled” over Tuesday’s birth of Autumn James Hallisay.
The couple are also celebrating being newlyweds. Fuller said they were recently married but did not provide further details.
“The Client List” was recently canceled by Lifetime after its second season. Hewitt and Hallisay played husband and wife.
The birthday bunch
Author Gail Sheehy is 76. Actor James Avery is 65. TV host Bill Nye (“Bill Nye, the Science Guy”) is 58. Actor William Fichtner is 57. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is 56. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 51. Actor Fisher Stevens is 50. Actress Robin Givens is 49. Actor Michael Vartan is 45. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 42. Actress Alison Pill is 28.