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News & Cast Updates(News section last updated April 9, 2019)
Alec Baldwin Tweets: “If I Ran For President Would You Vote For Me?”(4/9/19) Alec Baldwin plays Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live but, on Monday, took to Trump’s favorite platform, Twitter to ask fans if they would vote for him should he actually run to replace Trump in the starring POTUS role.
Unlike the flock of Democrats who already have thrown their hats in the ring, boasting of the number of small donors who’ve put dollars in their pots, Baldwin insisted “I won’t ask you for any $.”
“And I promise I will win,” the actor added, citing no poll. In fact, he added, “These tweets save me millions in polling.”
“Beating Trump would be so easy,” Baldwin bragged, adding, “So easy. So easy” to drive home his point/get into a Twitter war with his former fellow NBC star. Reaction on Twitter was mixed.
“Wow, that’s actually brilliant,” chimed in one enthusiast.
“If we’re going to have a comedian I prefer [former Senator Al] Franken,” responded a disciple of Aristophanes.
“Only if your VP was Pete Buttigieg or Kamala Harris and you resigned first week,” added another skeptic.
“Dude you can’t handle finding a parking spot in NYC,” suggested another.
“I think you’re great and I love your work, but the experiment is over,” a fan tweeted, apologetically, adding, “let’s get some experienced pros in there so that we can begin the long, hard job of unfucking this country.”
“I would not vote for you, but your presence and humor are comforting to a wounded nation,” tweeted a fan.
And, speaking for many, another promised Baldwin his vote but, “only if, during one of the debates, you promise to ‘play’ him, a la SNL,” because Trump’s head would explode on national TV.
Just last week, Baldwin talked to NBC’s Tonight show host Jimmy Fallon about being unsure how long he would continue doing his “world famous mediocre Trump impression” for Saturday Night Live.
Baldwin told the host he has no firm commitment to continue the cold opens that so irritate the president (“stinks” was one of the more memorable Trump reviews of Baldwin’s work as POTUS doppelganger).
“Lorne [Michaels] will call me up and be like, ‘Are you coming this weekend?’” Baldwin told Fallon of the recurring gig, adding, “They keep pulling me back in,” mimicking Al Pacino’s Godfather III moment.
Inside the Actors Studio(4/4/19) When Inside the Actors Studio makes its Ovation premiere on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10/9c, the guest hosts will include Jane Lynch (interviewing David Oyelowo) and Alec Baldwin (interviewing Henry Winkler).
Alec Baldwin compared to Trump in assault lawsuit(4/2/19) The man who actor Alec Baldwin got into a parking squabble with last year filed a lawsuit against him for assault and slander, comparing the “SNL” comedian to President Trump, who the star routinely impersonates on the show.
“Like the man he plays on television, Alec Baldwin is an entitled celebrity with a long history of verbally and physically mistreating others he sees as beneath him,” reads Wojciech Cieszkowski’s Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
In the November 2, 2018, incident, Baldwin allegedly went ballistic on the Polish immigrant outside Baldwin’s East 10th Street apartment because the man had taken his parking spot.
Cieszkowski says he didn’t realize anyone was waiting for the spot. Baldwin hulked over him, — as he is “slightly built” — called him an a–hole, socked him in the jaw and shoved him as he was paying the parking meter, his lawsuit claims.
Cieszkowski — who was going to a business meeting in Greenwich Village that day — said his “life changed forever because he dared to park his car in a public parking spot on a public street that Mr. Baldwin apparently believed he owned,” the court documents claim.
The 60-year-old “30 Rock” star “feels entitled to act abusively toward those he believes to be beneath him–which seems to be pretty much everyone,” the suit says, citing several other times when Baldwin publicly lost it on other people.
“Mr. Baldwin never faced meaningful accountability for his conduct,” the lawsuit claims.
Despite the fact that Baldwin pleaded guilty to harassment for the parking incident — for which he was sentenced to take an anger management class and pay a $120 fine — he’s since gone onto Ellen DeGeneres’ “The Ellen Show” claiming that he thought Cieszkowski was going to run his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, over with his car.
“That is a malicious fabrication and an intentional life,” the court documents allege.
The Pearl River, NY, contractor says he’s lost 10 pounds and has had sleepless nights since he was thrown into “the center of a national media circus” to be forever known as “the guy Alec Baldwin assaulted over a parking spot,” the court papers say.
Cieszkowski’s lawyer, Douglas Lieb told The Post, “At the end of the day, this is about accountability for wrongdoing, and we think when a jury sees the evidence and hears the evidence, it will want to hold Mr. Baldwin accountable for his behavior.
“That is what our client is looking for, and that is what we anticipate he will get.”
A rep for Baldwin declined to comment.
‘Framing John DeLorean’ Trailer: Alec Baldwin Stars Alongside Real DeLorean In New Hybrid Film(3/7/19) (Video) The title Framing John DeLorean can be taken at least two ways – framing as in setting someone up for a fall, and framing as in putting in context. This new trailer for the film, making its world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, illustrates how directors Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce intend to accomplish the latter.
Combining archival footage with a more traditional biopic approach featuring Alec Baldwin sporting massive, jet-black eyebrows and a mop of gray hair, Framing John DeLorean is the first feature film about a man whose name dominated headlines in the 1980s. Here’s how Sundance Selects describes it: “For the first time, Framing John DeLorean recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking. Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.”
The hybrid-style film was written by Tamir Ardon, Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, and along with Baldwin stars Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli, Jason Jones, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Cooke and Sean Cullen. Producers are Tamir Ardon and Don Argott, with Nate Bolotin exec producing.
Sundance Select’s Framing John DeLorean will have its world premiere at the Tribeca fest (April 24 to May 5) and open in theaters and VOD June 7.
Check out the trailer above.
Beverley Owen Dies: ‘The Munsters’ Original Marilyn Was 81(2/26/19) Beverley Owen (Linda, ATWT/Paula, AW/Unknown, The Doctors), an actress best known for her one-season stint as the beautiful non-monster Marilyn on the CBS classic ’60s sitcom The Munsters, died Feb. 21 at her home in Vermont. She was 81.
Her death was confirmed by her former cast mate Butch Patrick, who played little wolfish boy Eddie Munster on the 1964-66 series.
“Beautiful Beverly [sic] Owen has left us,” Patrick posted on Facebook yesterday. “What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes.”
Owen’s daughter Polly Stone told TMZ that her mother died following a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. The former actress had not publicly disclosed her illness, but was surrounded by friends and family at her Vermont home when she passed, according to Stone.
Stone’s acting career was short-lived. After debuting on As the World Turns and guest starring on a half-dozen other episodic early ’60s series, Stone, in a blonde Marilyn Monroe-style wig, appeared in the first 13 episodes of the The Munsters, the sitcom about a friendly family of monsters – Fred Gwynne as the Frankenstein-like Herman, Yvonne De Carlo as vampire wife Lily, Al Lewis as vampire Grandpa, and Patrick as a sort of hybrid werewolf-vampire kid with a memorable widow’s peak.
As the gorgeous human Marilyn, Stone played the family oddball. In other words, the one Munster who appeared normal to the outside world.
Owen left the series after only one season to marry Jon Stone, a writer, producer and editor who would go on to a long association with Sesame Street. The couple divorced in 1974, with Stone reportedly going back to school to earn a master’s degree in early American history.
The actress was replaced on The Munsters by look-alike Pat Priest.
Owen divorced Stone in 1974 after a decade of marriage and she reportedly went on to earn her master’s degree in early American history in 1989. She is survived by daughters Polly and Kate.
Alec Baldwin ponders family’s safety after Donald Trump tweets about ‘retribution’ against ‘SNL’(2/18/19) Alec Baldwin has hit out at U.S. President Donald Trump for tweets he considers a potential “threat” to him and his family.
The American leader was enraged by Baldwin’s portrayal of him on Saturday Night Live this weekend, when the actor recreated the president’s Friday news conference on his planned border wall, calling him out for declaring a “fake” national emergency.
The 72-year-old politician took to Twitter and wrote about the possibility of “retribution” for SNL and NBC bosses (who air the show) for their “hit jobs” on his administration, later tweeting: “THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
This led the 60-year-old to ponder whether Trump was threatening him, as he wrote on Sunday: “I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?”
I wonder if a sitting President exhorting his followers that my role in a TV comedy qualifies me as an enemy of the people constitutes a threat to my safety and that of my family?
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2019
At The White House press conference Trump outlined his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that was a key campaign promise during his 2016 election campaign.
During the SNL segment Alec, who has won a Primetime Emmy award for playing the president on the sketch comedy show, mocked the president’s explanations and stunted delivery, saying: “Wall works, wall makes safe. You don’t have to be smart to understand that — in fact it’s even easier to understand if you’re not that smart.”
‘Drunk Parents’ Trailer: Alec Baldwin & Salma Hayek Are Going Broke In Wine Style – But It’s A Secret(1/27/19) (Video) “My Frank and I can overcome anything as long as we’re together,” the very well-to-do Nancy Teagarten avers. Whether that includes going broke without their college-bound daughter or nosy neighbors knowing about it is debatable.
Here’s the first trailer for Drunk Parents, starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek as the proud dad and mom who must scramble to cloak their financial implosion. Here’s the logline: Frank and Nancy Teagarten are a staunchly lower upper-class couple with a shiny black Range Rover and tasteful Tudor-style home. They couldn’t be prouder as they anxiously drop off their daughter at her first day of college. However, a visit by the repo man shortly thereafter leaves them scrambling to make ends meet, and it seems their wealth is less secure than it appears. Committed to getting their daughter through school, they hold a house-wide yard sale coupled by a night of heavy drinking and wake up to some very regrettable decisions. This sees them try to hide their evaporating net worth from friends and family alike in an ever-increasing downward spiral of elaborate neighborhood schemes.
Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, Ben Platt and Michelle Veintimilla also star in the film directed by Fred Wolf from a script he wrote with Peter Gaulke. The R-rated pic premieres March 21 exclusively on DirecTV before hitting theaters on April 19 via Vertical Entertainment. Check out the Drunk Parents trailer above, pour yourself a tall one, and tell us what you think.
SAG Awards Reveals Presenters For Sunday’s 25th Anniversary Show(1/25/19) The 25th annual SAG Awards has revealed a second group of presenters for Sunday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton: Awkafina, Alex Baldwin, Matt Bomer, Laverne Cox, Richard Madden, Ricky Martin, Tracy Morgan, Chris Pine and Keri Russell.
Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty To Second-Degree Harassment In Parking Spat, Will Attend Anger Management Program(1/24/19) Alec Baldwin agreed to attend an anger management class after pleading guilty today in Manhattan Criminal Court to a second-degree harassment violation stemming from a parking dispute last November.
Prosecutors had previously dropped an earlier charge of misdemeanor assault. Saturday Night Live‘s go-to Trump impersonator will pay a $120 fine and was ordered to return to court in March to confirm completion of the anger management program.
Media reports indicate Baldwin offered no comments to reporters covering his appearance before Judge Herbert Moses.
The guilty plea stems from a Nov. 2 incident in which the actor shoved a man during an argument over a parking spot on a Greenwich Village street. Baldwin was arraigned on the downgraded charge Nov. 26 after disputing, on social media, the other driver’s claims that the actor punched or slapped him.
Baldwin’s attorneys have said they provided the New York district attorney’s office with video that proves the actor did not punch or slap the other man.
King, Kennedy Families Want New Probe of JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X Murders(1/20/19) Sixty prominent citizens are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by calling for new investigations into the assassinations of 4 men -- assassinations that changed the world -- John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
The group -- The Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) -- believes all 4 assassinations were the result of conspiracies that were covered up by the government.
Members of TRC include Oliver Stone, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Rob Reiner, David Crosby, Mort Sahl, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and MLK's nephew Isaac Newton Farris Jr.
TRC claims, "The conviction of James Earl Ray [MLK's convicted killer] has steadily lost credibility over the years." They note following the verdict, Coretta Scott King said, "There is abundant evidence of a major, high-level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband."
The JFK assassination has long been controversial and scores of experts and others including Dr. Robert McClelland, one of the surgeons who tried to save JFK's life, believe Oswald did not act alone.
There has also been significant criticism into the murder of Malcolm X, suggesting the investigations was a massive coverup.
As for Robert Kennedy, TRC calls the trial of Sirhan Sirhan, "A mockery of a trial that has been demolished by numerous eyewitnesses, investigators and experts," including the then L.A. County Coroner. TRC says forensic evidence proves the fatal shot was not at the hands of Sirhan.
TRC wants Congress to establish real oversight and document release, including a public inquest which will be modeled on the Truth and Reconciliation process in post-apartheid South Africa.
Alec Baldwin Arraigned On Downgraded Charges In Parking Spat(11/28/18) Alec Baldwin was arraigned this morning on misdemeanor and violation-level charges over the parking space brouhaha from earlier this month.
The actor said nothing, entered no plea and was released after being arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of attempted assault in the third degree and a count of harassment in the second degree. The charges have been downgraded by prosecutors since Baldwin was arrested Nov. 2 on assault and harassment charges.
The incident involved a spat over a parking space in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. The other driver claimed Baldwin slapped or punched him in the neck area.
Baldwin, on social media, has called the allegations false, and his attorneys have provided the district attorney’s office with video that they claim proves the actor did not punch or slap the other man.
Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong Set For Broadway’s ‘Celebrity Autobiography’; Rachel Dratch, Susan Lucci In Line-Up(11/8/18) Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Rachel Dratch and Susan Lucci are among the stars heading to Broadway for a four-night stand of Celebrity Autobiography, the comedy in which celebrities read the memoirs of other celebrities.
The show will run on four consecutive holiday-season Mondays at the Marquis Theatre beginning Nov. 26. Each performance will include a different line-up of the rotating cast members (see below for the complete roster).
In addition to Baldwin, Strong, Dratch and Lucci, the cast includes Lewis Black, Mario Cantone, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and Antoni Porowski.
The teaming of Baldwin, Strong and Dratch reunites the Saturday Night Live players. The Baldwin casting is his first announced gig since his arrest in New York last week for allegedly punching a man over a parking space dispute. Yesterday, ABC moved The Alec Baldwin Show from Sundays to Saturdays.
Created by writer-performer Pack and developed by Pack and Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography features cast members performing from actual celebrity memoirs.
The show features “mashups” with the entire cast performing multiple memoirs covering themes such as fitness, music, food, sports, politics, celebrity poetry, and Hollywood love triangles. For example, the love story of Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, and Richard Burton is told from all sides.
Various productions of Celebrity Autobiography have played Off Broadway, London’s West End, Edinburgh, and Australia’s Sydney Opera House over the past 10 years. The show is produced on Broadway by MagicSpace Entertainment, Angelo Fraboni, Carl Pasbjerg, Dayle Reyfel and EP Productions. (On other nights during the holiday season, Broadway’s Marquis Theatre plays host to The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays.)
Though individual performance lineups are subject to change, the four Monday-night line-ups are:
Alec Baldwin Show Pulled Off Schedule, Will Move to Saturdays in December(11/6/18) Alec Baldwin is off the air (for now): ABC has pulled The Alec Baldwin Show from its Sunday time slot, TVLine has learned, with the freshman talk show moving to Saturdays in December.
Repeats of Shark Tank will air in Alec Baldwin‘s previous Sundays-at-10 slot, beginning Sunday, Nov. 18. (They’ll be preempted by The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Sunday, Dec. 2, and by The Sound of Music on Sunday, Dec. 16.) Baldwin’s talk show will resume airing in a new time slot — Saturdays at 10/9c — beginning Dec. 8.
The Alec Baldwin Show — in which the Emmy-winning actor has long-form chats with guests like Robert De Niro and Kim Kardashian West — premiered last month to barely 2 million viewers and a 0.3 demo rating, and has seen its total audience decline for three straight weeks. It’s even underperforming year-ago time slot holder Ten Days in the Valley, which averaged 2.7 mil and a 0.4 before it, too, got banished to Saturdays.
On a perhaps related note: Baldwin was also arrested last week and charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching a man in a dispute over a parking spot in New York City. The actor later denied the charges on Twitter.
Alec Baldwin's Assault Arrest May Have Been Mutual Combat, Not a Crime(11/4/18) Alec Baldwin may have a good defense in his assault case, because there is some evidence he did not punch his alleged victim as cops first said ... and what went down might not be a crime at all.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Wojciech Cieszowski -- the man who swooped in and took a parking space that Baldwin believed was his -- told cops Baldwin struck him with his hand. That is more consistent with a slap than a punch. True enough, a slap can still be assault, but it's generally less serious.
What's more ... we're told there is surveillance video, but it's super grainy. You see what appears to be a shoving match between the two men but it's hard to make out if Baldwin actually struck him.
Here's the key -- if the 2 men were shoving each other, Baldwin could make the case it was mutual combat and not assault, and therefore not a crime. Cieszowski told cops he suffered face and neck injuries as a result of the alleged attack and was taken to the hospital.
As we reported, Baldwin had someone on the street in front of his apartment building blocking an empty space so he could park there. and Cieszowski swooped in and took it. They both got out of the car and started arguing, and that's when the alleged attack went down. Baldwin was arrested, taken to the police station, given a desk appearance ticket for assault and harassment, and he was released.
Kathy Bates on The Big Bang Theory 11/8/18(11/3/18) “The Consummation Deviation” – Sheldon tries to bond with Amy’s father, but when Wolowitz lures Mr. Fowler (Teller) away with magic tricks, Sheldon has no choice but to bond with Mrs. Fowler (Kathy Bates). Also, Koothrappali and Anu try to get physical for the first time, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Alec Baldwin arrested after allegedly punching someone in parking dispute(11/3/18) Authorities say Alec Baldwin has been arrested after allegedly punching a man in the face during a dispute over a parking spot outside his New York City home.
The actor was taken into custody just before 2 p.m. Friday in Manhattan’s West Village neighbourhood.
Police say Baldwin claimed he had a family member holding the spot when a man driving a station wagon pulled up and took it.
Officials say the men were arguing and pushing each other before the 60-year-old Baldwin turned violent.
The 49-year-old station wagon driver was taken to a hospital with jaw pain.
A representative for Baldwin did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment.
Baldwin is known for playing President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” Asked about Baldwin’s arrest, Trump said: “I wish him luck.”
Alec Baldwin Set To Host Inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors(10/17/18) Alec Baldwin will host the Arthur Miller Foundation’s inaugural honors gala in New York celebrating the work of HBO Documentary Films and playwright Tony Kushner.
The inaugural Arthur Miller Foundation Honors is set for Monday, Oct. 22, at Manhattan’s City Winery. Baldwin hosts, with appearances by Nathan Lane, Edie Falco, Tituss Burgess, Anthony Ramos, Denée Benton, Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel, Solea Pfeiffer, Sherie Rene Scott and Brandon Victor Dixon.
The evening will conclude with a musical performance from children impacted by the Arthur Miller Foundation’s theater program. In addition to HBO Documentary Films (Legacy Award) and Kushner (Humanitarian Award), the foundation will also recognize one veteran public school teacher who has displayed excellence in theater education.
The Arthur Miller Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access and equity to theater education in New York City public schools. Co-Chairs of the inaugural honors event include filmmaker Rebecca Miller (whose documentary about her father, Arthur Miller: Writer, premiered this year on HBO), Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw, Sandi Farkas, Janine & Michael Smith.
The event will raise funds for the Foundation’s theater education programs.
After SNL, Baldwin urges voters to ’overthrow’ Trump government(10/16/18) Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully “overthrow” the government.
After reprising his role as Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual fall fundraising dinner.
“The way we implement change in America is through elections. We change governments here at home in an orderly and formal way,” he said. “In that orderly and formal way and lawful way, we need to overthrow the government of the United States under Donald Trump.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday night.
Baldwin said on issue after issue, Republicans are destroyers, not builders.
“There is a small cadre of people currently in power who are hell-bent on continuing a malicious immigration policy that has set this country up for human rights violations charges by the global community. This cadre has looted money from the federal treasury and deposited it directly into the bank accounts of their most ardent political supporters,” he said.
He said Republicans “shrug” when it comes to gun violence, “spit in the face” at the rest of the world at the notion of changing outdated energy policies and offer neither hope nor solutions to people of colour “who seek a decent seat at the American economic table but instead are issued a prison term, or worse, a bullet.”
The recent confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh showed that Republicans view women as undeserving as the same constitutional protections as men, Baldwin said.
“They themselves are sons, husbands, fathers, and yet when the time arrived in the thick of the #metoo movement to set politics aside and establish that women’s rights were more important than political expediency, they failed and it was ugly,” he said.
Several of the political leaders and candidates who spoke before Baldwin praised survivors of sexual assault who were moved to tell their stories during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, saying they should inspire others to speak up and advocate for issues they care about.
“People raising their voices and sharing their experiences is what has been critical for our democracy and our capacity to move forward throughout our history,” U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said. “As difficult as the Kavanaugh battle was, those moments have been incredibly important and will continue to be as we move forward.”
Congressional candidate Chris Pappas echoed that sentiment.
“If we’re not hoarse by the time the election rolls around, we’re not doing our jobs or we’re not paying attention,” he said. “It’s about raising our voices and what we’re all about as a country.”
In 2016, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster went public with her own account of a renowned heart surgeon reaching up her skirt during a business luncheon more than 40 years ago, when she was a young staffer on Capitol Hill.
“I want to say to everyone, to the survivors who have come forward and those who have not, I believe you and you are not alone,” Kuster said Sunday.
Baldwin’s appearance in the state that holds the first presidential primary came hours before the premiere of his new talk show. “The Alec Baldwin Show,” which airs on ABC at 10 p.m., will feature one-on-one conversations with celebrities and cultural icons.
But Baldwin said it won’t be overtly political. Asked Sunday if he’d consider running for office himself, he didn’t rule it out but joked that his wife would likely divorce him.
Alec Baldwin: ‘Ever since I played Trump, black people love me’(10/11/18) Alec Baldwin believes he’s expanded his fanbase since playing Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”
“I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but ever since I played Trump, black people love me. They love me,” Baldwin, 60, told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.'”
Baldwin previously said portraying the POTUS was “agony,” but says he’ll be back for future episodes of “SNL” anyway.
“I’m going to mosey in there and hopefully we’ll have a fresh round of indictments to tear into,” he said. “From my mouth to Robert Mueller’s ears.”
He explained of his “cartoonish” portrayal of the president, “All I wanted my Trump to be is mean-spirited and miserable, like Mr. Potter from ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ But then I’ll say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do it anymore,’ and people will go, ‘Don’t you dare give that up, we need you.’ Like I’ve gotten people through something in our nation’s history.”
Baldwin also touched on the #MeToo movement, claiming there have been attempts to write about allegations of misconduct against him — but that none ever came to fruition because they were all false.
“I want to preface this by saying that all these guys who have done terrible things, who doesn’t want them punished? This whole idea that I’m covering for [accused director] Jimmy Toback or whatever? The minute that people are found guilty of some crime or there’s a glistening reservoir of information or evidence … It’s not a witch hunt because a witch hunt indicates that there is very little truth, if none at all, and there is a lot of truth here. But what worries me is that this is a fire that needs constant kindling,” he griped.
Baldwin alleged that after Harvey Weinstein‘s decades of sexual misconduct allegations surfaced, a publication reached out to one of Baldwin’s former co-stars who was underage at the time they’d filmed together in the 1980s. (Baldwin asked that THR omit the names of the publication and the co-star.)
“She goes, ‘Alec, they called me and they said that a wardrobe person said you sexually molested me and that you constantly had me sitting on your lap and they asked me for a comment,'” he recalled. “I go, ‘My God, what did you say?’ And she said, ‘I told them it was ridiculous, that you never groped me.'”
“I just remember thinking in that moment, ‘Wow, they’re looking for people. This is a fire that needs fresh wood, and they’re coming for me,'” he said.
Baldwin added of Rose McGowan specifically, “She’s a tragic front person for [the #MeToo] cause, and I say that because you don’t stand much of a chance of getting where you want to be if you’re going to arbitrarily alienate and excoriate innocent men. … It’s like all of a sudden, she’s one of the Crips — the head of her own gang.”
‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Sets Guest List: Kim Kardashian, Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, RuPaul, Norway’s Prime Minister(10/11/18) Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson will be Alec Baldwin’s first guests when The Alec Baldwin Show premieres Sunday, October 14.
Kim Kardashian West, wife of President Donald Trump’s new BFF Kanye West, will guest the next week, October 21. That day Baldwin will devote his show’s entire hour to talking to the “reality star, entrepreneur and cultural phenom” about her “famous family,” and her recent political advocacy.
Last May, Nearly a decade after President Donald Trump reportedly complained he’d been stuck with Khloe Kardashian on his Celebrity Apprentice reality TV series when he really wanted her “hot” sister Kim, Trump finally got the Kardashian of his dreams on his latest reality series, The White House. Kim Kardashian came to the White House to make the case for pardoning 63-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence on drug offenses and had been behind bars for more than two decades.
An Associated Press journalist who had a lot to learn about reality TV stars reported at the time it was unclear if Kim, who, like Trump, is an NBCU reality TV star, would get to sit down with Trump in the Oval Office.
“Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,” POTUS tweeted proudly to his 53 million followers that afternoon. Meanwhile, Kardashian tweeted – to her 60M followers – “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you.”
Alec Baldwin, of course, plays Donald Trump, brilliantly, on Saturday Night Live. President Trump is not amused. Baldwin does not care. Trump likely will watch that interview.
Meanwhile, ABC announced some of Baldwin’s other guests for the first season of his Sunday sit-down show: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., RuPaul, Kerry Washington, former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, Jeff Bridges, Sarah Jessica Parker, former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Mike Myers, Regina King, Gloria Allred, Ricky Gervais and the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
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