11.FEB.2010 ALEC BALDWIN: OOPS, HE DID IT AGAIN!
As with most fathers who use claims of “parental alienation” against the mothers of their children, Alec Baldwin continues to hold himself up as the poster boy of what these guys are really about. Baldwin, the author of “A Promise to Ourselves,” accused Kim Basinger of alienating their daughter from him, but actually he is doing a darn fine job of it himself. Read about the latest antics early this morning….from The New York Post:
By JAMIE SCHRAM and CLEMENTE LISI
Last Updated: 5:43 PM, February 11, 2010
Posted: 8:10 AM, February 11, 2010
Baldwin returning home from hospital early Thursday morning
Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin was taken to a Manhattan hospital early today when his teenage daughter frantically called 911, claiming he had threatened to take pills after they got into a heated fight, sources said.
While the 12:10 a.m. call came in as a “possible alcohol or drug overdose,” sources told The Post that Baldwin never swallowed sleeping pills and had only threatened to do so.
The “30 Rock” actor, who lives on Central Park West, was released from Lenox Hill Hospital shortly after 1 a.m., according to sources. “This was a misunderstanding on one person’s part. Alec was quickly released from the hospital; he’s completely fine and will be at work today,” said Baldwin’s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik.
It remains unclear what the argument was about, although this is not the first time Baldwin and his daughter, 14-year-old Ireland, have sparred.
In 2007, Baldwin blamed a bitter custody battle with ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger, in part for the anger he was feeling when he berated their daughter in a phone messagelater leaked to reporters.
In the voicemail, Baldwin called Ireland, who was 11 at the time, a “rude, thoughtless little pig.” Baldwin left the message after Ireland had failed to pick up the phone. He later apologized to his daughter, saying the message had “horrified” him.
In his book, “A Promise to Ourselves,” Baldwin blasted the California family court system and offered dad advice based on his own experience with divorce litigation.
Baldwin, 51, who is currently co-starring with Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in the movie “It’s Complicated,” is slated to co-host the Academy Awards with Martin next month.
Baldwin, who split with Basinger in 2000, won his second straight Emmy Award as lead actor in a comedy for “30 Rock” last year.
Last month, he and co-star Tina Fey won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best acting in a comedy series. He was also awarded a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a TV series, comedy or musical for his role in the popular NBC sit-com. Baldwin, a no-show at last month’s Golden Globes in Los Angeles, was instead in Canada helping his favorite environmental charity, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, to help raise funds.Actor,Alec,Baldwin,daughter,pills,OOPS,AGAIN,PARENTAL,ALIENATION,DISORDER,SYNDROME,children,poster,author,Promise,Basinger,Read,antics,York,Post,JAMIE,SCHRAM,CLEMENTE,LISI,Last,February,hospital,Emmy,Award,Manhattan,drug,Rock,Central,Park,West,Lenox,Hill,person,spokesman,Matthew,Hiltzik,argument,Ireland,custody,wife,message,reporters,California,system,advice,litigation,Meryl,Streep,Steve,Martin,movie,host,Academy,comedy,Tina,Guild,series,Golden,Globe,role,Globes,Angeles,Canada,Robert,Kennedy,Waterkeeper,Alliance,news,DISORDERS,fathers,Actors,himself,month