Alec Baldwin has hinted he is leaving 30 Rock.
The 54-year-old actor - who plays television executive Jack Donaghy in the NBC comedy - has hit out at the network after The Today Show sent a news crew to his house following the arrest of a French-Canadian woman on charges of stalking him and said he was leaving the network "just in time."
"Outside my apt today, along side the other stalkers from the tabloid press, a crew that identified themselves as being with the Today Show. The television crew camped outside my apt said they were with the Today Show. #howthemightyhavefallen. I haven't appeared on the Today Show in many years. But did they have to camp outside my apt? A story about stalking sure brings out the stalkers in the media. But, the Today Show? No one from NBC contacted me until the Today Show arrived at my apt. I think I'm leaving NBC just in time (sic)," he wrote on his Twitter.
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Apparently four extra months of rehearsal time wasn’t simply enough.
Although she was given a second chance to participate in Today‘s Summer Concert Series, Paula Abdul has just gone two-for-two. The American Idol judge has just canceled her live gig scheduled for August 29. This show-stopping move comes months after she was slated to perform on April 25.
Predictably, Abdul once again blames other commitments (this time for the FOX) as the reason for the decision. (As if the producers weren’t given plenty of notice about her morning show appearance.) Of course, an insider claims Paula’s busy calendar wasn’t really the issue. “Please. She can’t perform live. Her voice on the single is so mixed and electronicized you don’t know what she really sounds like any more,” said a source.
Wow. While I admittedly thought it was funny that Justin Guarini was doing free shows on Universal’s CityWalk, I must say he has now just earned a bit more of my respect. At least he has the guts to show up and face the public!
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Regular watchers of The Soup are aware of the comedic material Ann Curry has provided Joel McHale. Ever since she repeated the phrase ‘Good Morning’ a gazillion times in one breath, the Today show co-host has become a fixture of the E! show. (If you haven’t seen that classic clip, you can watch it after the jump.)
Unfortunately, Curry made another a slip-up this morning that probably won’t get her off McHale’s mind anytime soon. Maybe she’s been secretly hoping for Katie Couric’s return to NBC?
A while back it was announced that American Idol judge Paula Abdul would be participating on the Today show’s Summer Concert Series. Of course, given her inability to perform live for her Super Bowl pre-game performance, I was shocked to hear that she was ready to tackle a such a large task.
Well - surprise, surprise. I apparently wasn’t the only one to miss the news that her April 25 gig had been cancelled. (In fact, a current magazine I have sitting in front of me is still promoting the event.) A press release released a fews ago did not provide a reason for the change in plans:
“Paul Abdul is no longer part of Today‘s concert series at this time, however, she is always welcome at Today.”
I have to wonder—did the decision have anything to do with an actual performer’s engagement on a competing morning program? (Mariah Carey is scheduled for Good Morning America this Friday.)
Interestingly enough, a quick check of NBC’s website shows that Miss Abdul is now slated for August 29. Maybe she just needed the extra rehearsal time?
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