Alec Baldwin responds to MSNBC suspending his talk show

November 18, 2013
FILE, In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, producer and actor Alec Baldwin attends the HBO premiere of "Seduced and Abandoned" at The Time Warner Center in New York. On Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, MSNBC suspended Baldwin for two weeks for inflammatory remarks he made to a reporter earlier in the week. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Alec Baldwin (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

The host of the show no one was really watching has been pulled off the air. MSNBC suspended Alec Baldwin’s low-rated talk show for two weeks shortly after the volatile actor was captured on video screaming at paparazzi — and apparently using a homophobic slur. “I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have — and for that I am deeply sorry,” Baldwin said on MSNBC’s Web site Friday. In a Huffington Post blog entry over the weekend, he denied using the slur and threatened to quit show biz to keep photographers from harassing his family. As for his future on MSNBC, he said: “If the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it.”

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