Monday, April 15, 2024

Alec Baldwin in Greatest Story New York Post Won’t Tell


Alec Baldwin is now in the middle of a good one. Tonight is the movie premiere of Woody Allen’s “To Rome with Love.” Will Baldwin show up at the Paris Theater, walk the red carpet, do the whole song and dance? Security is going to be tight as Baldwin got himself into a physical  altercation yesterday morning with photographers for the Daily News. There are pictures, and everyone is at fault. But the News is touting the story and it’s been picked up by everyone except…The New York Post.

That’s right. The hottest celebrity story in town, and the Post can’t touch it. Otherwise they’d be promoting the enemy. And they’d have to pay for use of the pics, even if the News would sell them a set. So in the Post, Baldwin’s story never happened. Which is funny, since he hates the Post. But now they’re his only safe haven. Meantime, Baldwin baits the News by sending nasty Tweets to editor Colin Myler referring to the News editor’s problems in the UK with phone hacking and News of the World.

You cannot make this up. And meanwhile, Woody and Sony Pictures Classics needs him for publicity today for “To Rome with Love.” And Alec is walking around the Upper West Side like Casper the Ghost, with a white sheet over his head, so he can’t be photographed. All this, and the temperature is supposed to hit 95 degrees today. Oh, baby.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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