More bad news for Alec Baldwin: A little over a week after his show was suspended following an incident where he made homophobic remarks to a photographer, USA Today is reporting that MSNBC has officially "parted ways" with Baldwin, and canceled Up Late With Alec Baldwin. Sorry, all three of you that were watching.
USA Today's story is actually fairly tame—according to their report, MSNBC is stating that this is a "mutual parting," suggesting that there's no bad blood between Baldwin and the network. Page Six, however, tells a different story: In a report published earlier today (a.k.a., before MSNBC confirmed the cancellation), Page Six alleged that Baldwin was actually fired by the network for "diva-like behavior" since his show began last month:
Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.
Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray.
When Baldwin was told he couldn’t have his way, he allegedly bellowed at the top of his lungs, “I don’t give a f - - k if she has cancer or not, I want that f - - king makeup room.”
In other words:
Page Six's report, however, has not been confirmed by MSNBC.
[via USA Today]