Friday, August 9, 2013

Alec Baldwin to host MSNBC political talk show

A winning combination, for sure ...

MSNBC reportedly has a new primetime lineup for its fall political talk show programming – Hollywood’s very own Alec Baldwin.

He’s going to take the replace the 10 p.m. “Lockup” prison documentary series, Mediaite reported. The show’s not yet titled but the content is determined: Mr. Baldwin will be hosting a political show that allows him opportunity to espouse his liberal leanings.

One MSNBC unnamed source told Mediaite that while the network was a fan of Baldwin, executives aren’t confirming the show.

Baldwin would bring a colorful history to the network, though. In June, he took to Twitter to trash a British journalist as a “toxic little queen,” Breitbart reported. The reason? The journalist reported that Baldwin’s wife was using social media during a high-profile funeral service. In 2011, Baldwin was booted from an airplane for refusing to obey an attendant’s directive and stop playing a computerized Scrabble word game. And in 2007, he was publicly shamed for calling his daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig” in a voicemail message that made the media rounds, Breitbart reported.

Earlier controversies: In 1998 he said he’d like to “stone Henry Hyde to death” for that senator’s involvement in the President Clinton impeachment hearings.

On top of that, Baldwin filled in as a headline reader and news teaser on MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” in 2012, using what the Los Angeles Times described as a delivery that reminded of his “30 Rock” sitcom character: Watchers were left waiting for the punchline, the paper said. 

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