Monday, February 24, 2014

Alec Baldwin Done With Public Life - Again

Every few years or months or weeks Alec Baldwin says in the media that he is quitting public life. I think it all started back in 2000 when he swore to the world that he was going to move from the United States if George Bush were elected President. I guess he decided to stay. He threatens to quit Twitter every few months and then comes back because he likes to hear himself. After an incident on American Airlines where he got in trouble for playing a game he said he was finished with public life. Then Capital One figured out a new ad strategy and Alec was back on board. Nothing like a buck or two to get him to change his mind. This time he says he means it and is finished with public life. At this point I kind of wish he would be but he isn't. His ego is way too big to ever let himself fade from public life. All he has to do is look at his siblings who are a prime example of what happens when you do something that gets you out of the loop and how relevance can be very fleeting. A month from now nothing will have changed but Alec will have dominated the headlines for a day or two which is what he wants. He loves when people talk about him and his wife loves it even more.

54 comments:

Gina Sz said...

If you notice in the article he said something about that interview was his last ever in an "American publication". If he truly wanted out of the limelight he wouldn't have added that bit

Karen said...

I can't stand Alec Baldwin, but I thought he never said that he would leave the country if George W. Bush was elected--Kim Basinger said that he said it and he denied it.

Also, who takes a threat like that seriously? It's like a teenager saying, "I'll kill myself if Jessica wears the same dress as mine to the prom." No, you won't, you'll just be pissed off. Same as Alec Baldwin probably was when Dubya won.

Henriette said...

He's off his meds again.

Bruce Jenner said...

Hey guys!

I think his character on 30 Rock is one of the best characters ever. When he thought he was having a heart attack and said, "ride it Donaghey, ride it straight to hell!" I almost fell off the couch laughing so hard. Kris thought I lost my mind.

LottaColada said...

Alec is desperate for the public to rally behind him so he can say "Alright, I won't quit." That's not going to happen in his wildest dreams.

Bexy H said...

i always liked him as an actor, but his personality has become so obnoxious that it renders his performances almost unwatchable for me now.

Michael H said...

Hilaria is NOT amused.

No way is she going back to teaching yoga to a bunch of toothless IHOP monkeys who don't recognize her greatness!

Katie said...

The difference is Jessica is a teenage girl

rosie riveter said...

Very nice zoolander pose

Sunshine said...

Hey. It's Mrs. Doubtfire!

Leekalicious said...

Why do middle-aged men try to get away with spiked hair ???

Troll Patrol said...

I've got my eye on you, troll.

cc423 said...

If this is true than that wife of his is going to dump him stat. She LIVES for his fame.

Rosso said...

I always figure with is kind of thing if you announce it, then you have no intention of actually doing it. If you legit want to disappear from public life then go do it, move to a cabin in the woods & live your life quietly. Don't announce it.

LowKey said...

Hi Bruce!

Rob Kardashian said...

Good morning, Bruce. Are you free to go hiking at Runyan Canyon later? I literally need to lose 60 pounds still and I'd love a hiking buddy.

Rob Kardashian said...

The Kardashians would never go underground. I don't like the spotlight as much right now because I don't feel that great about myself or my body but Kris would never let one of the girls declare that they are quitting public life.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

*This* time he even threatened to leave NYC! Over Hilaria's dead body. A 5000-word screed, and all I could think of as I read it was how his wife calls the paps every time she leaves the house.

I swear, I love Baldwin's rants. Sheen's, too.

Lord Disick said...

I would only move to England if the weather were as nice as it is here in LA.

Rob Kardashian said...

The English would treat you like the Lord you are, Scott.

Bruce Jenner said...

Rob, I cant make it today but maybe tomorrow. Your hard work will pay off, just stay with it. That's the thing about weight, it doesn't happen overnight so it doesn't leave overnight. Hang in there.

Lord Disick said...

Rob, my dreams would become a reality. I just can't with the rain though. My hair wouldn't withhold in that weather.

missbunny said...
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missbunny said...

I think that obsessing about your weight isn't helping. Time to go back to school.. remember before socks you were planning law school? Pick an urban campus, so you have to walk and start focusing on being happy. Diet and exercise is good, but low self esteem made you fat, so make your mind and heart part of the plan. (I lost my extra 20lbs after I quit a job I hated and focused on my dream career)

Rob Kardashian said...

Thank you for the pep talk and the solid advice, @missbunny. I appreciate the kind words. You are nicer to me than my sisters and mom are. I am moving to Miami to focus on my health and my many businesses.
these socks are for you

discoflux said...

In news worth caring about - Harold Ramis has died. Thought I'd post it in a non-blind item post as well.

missbunny said...

I am on board with Alec Baldwin retiring. I am already working on a "I'm not famous" paper bag for him. In fact, I will make one for Hillarious that says "I was never famous", so they can do yoga in the street in style. I bet I'll need to buy some Goop rice paper bags at $50 a head to get her to wear it....

Rob Kardashian said...

Lord, you'd have a PUH assigned to you so your hair could stay great.

Susan said...

I have to hear his voice every day because my kid is obsessed - I mean REALLY obsessed - with Thomas, and Alec Baldwin is one of the narrators. I talk to him, George Carlin and Ringo Starr every day.

He just seems like such an angry man. Whatevs.

Sherry said...

What Harold Ramis died? Wow, off to Google that.

Yeah yeah yeah Alec. Hilaria would never let you leave public life. She's invested too much in her wardrobe to ever go back to being a simple yoga teacher.

crila16 said...

Buh Bye Alec. New York City will not miss you.

fontlover said...

GEORGE BUSH DON'T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE #STOPHATE #NEWSLAVES

missbunny said...

No problem Rob! Although Miami isn't the best place, in my opinion. Too much of a party town and with a Dash near by, your sisters will be around. I'm thinking Boston or maybe London? Btw, thanks for the socks :-)

fontlover said...

ALEC BALDWIN LOOKS LIKE A COP #30ROCKS #GORGEOUS #YEEZUS

LowKey said...

cc423, maybe that's his plan?

Wen said...

To whomever keeps posting as the KrapTRASHians, I hope you die in a fiery car crash.

Rob Kardashian said...

Wow, @Wen. Harsh words. I really am Rob Kardashian and I don't wish death on anybody. Not even Kim.

auntliddy said...

Alec never said he eld leave the country, jesus enty, google facts ffs. Hes like your cranky uncle or grandfather whos always carping. You basically just go mmmhmmm, mmmhmmm til he wears himself out.

Kim Kardashian said...

You're such a liar, Rob! When I told you hat you couldn't come to Kanye's final show last night because you're too fat too fit in the seats, you told me that you hoped that I choked on Ye's cum and died. You're so gross, Rob!

Steampunk Jazz said...

Lololol! Pics ,please...
Actually, that would make an awesome spoof shot. It would go viral!

mngddess said...

To quote the amazing Michael K. from DListed: "And I hope he’s taking his insufferable, downward dogging fame whore wife with him."

Amen.

Rob Kardashian said...

Thanks Bruce. I'm thinking about sticking around here for awhile. The people here are nicer to me than my family is (excluding you, Scott and The Lord, of course)

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/leave.asp


alec baldwin isn't retiring, he just signed for a Spanish movie (Torrente 5) a week ago. He is just leaving the US for a couple of months and sell you that as a victory for him. He could just go on holiday to Palau and say the same.

Bruce Jenner said...

Hi LowKey!

Rob Horine said...

Is it too much to ask that the SVU cast gave him a hard time?

I can totally see Ice-T riding his ass hard (figuratively, of course).

Mhdz said...

So what's the over/under on how long it'll be before he's back to public life?

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Tina Mallette said...

If Baldwin wants peace and quiet I would recommend Northern Canada.

B. Profane said...

Baldwin has a legitimate gripe with the Post photogs stalking him, because it's politically motivated. However, he could easily avoid the Post's paps whenever he goes out by taking one cab ride. What he's really complaining about is not being able to walk around his ambit of Greenwich Village without being harassed by the Post's paps, and I don't have much sympathy for that.

Tina Mallette said...

I have to admit he does host a really cool radio show. Maybe he could stick to radio. Not sure you could get celebrities to go to Northern Canada for a radio interview though.

Tina Mallette said...

B. Profane I might agree with you except I am pretty sure his wife is one tipping the paparazzi off.

Krissie said...

is he going to make his wife stop posting a million pictures a week of herself doing yoga, in that case?

mcmama said...

Bye Felicia.

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