Friday, June 21, 2024

Alec Baldwin Knows No Shame, Announces Reality Show Weeks Before Manslaughter Trial


What is wrong with Alec Baldwin?

Just a few weeks shy of standing trial for manslaughter, Baldwin has announced he and his family will appear in a reality show.

Does he have lawyers? A publicist?

The Baldwin show will co-star his publicity hungry wife, Hilaria (real name Hilary) and their six or seven children. “The Baldwins” will run on the conscience-free TLC channel.

Baldwin is presumed innocent in the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. But the Santa Fe DA’s office is serious about nailing him, as they did Hannah Gutierrez, for involuntary manslaughter. If they win, Baldwin could get 18 months in prison — just like Gutierrez.

Certainly the news of the reality show will be known to jurors. The prosecutors will make it clear that Baldwin isn’t serious about the trial if he’s already booked this show. Couldn’t the announcement have waited until after Baldwin is exonerated? And if he’s not, will we get to see the kids visit him behind bars?

Hubris is a terrible disease. Stay tuned…

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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