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Alec Baldwin, stalker suspect Genevieve Sabourin dined in 2010

Alec Baldwin

Genevieve Sabourin, the Canadian woman accused of aggravated stalking and harassing Alec Baldwin, was arraigned Monday in New York City, and Baldwin on Tuesday had something to say regarding recent events.

"Isn't it odd when an accused stalker is in handcuffs," the "30 Rock" actor wrote on Twitter, "being taken away by the cops, yet smiles for the cameras?"

Between March 31 and her arrest Sunday, Sabourin, 40, tried to contact Baldwin in person at least three times, police said, at his homes in the Hamptons and Greenwich Village on the weekends and at an event during the week.

Emerging Monday via the New York Post was the interesting tidbit that she and Baldwin, 54, actually had dinner two years ago, something sources close to the actor said was "strictly professional." Though Sabourin claimed the relationship was mutual and sexual, Baldwin told police there was no physical relationship, according to the Post.

"They met. They had dinner. They had a mutual relationship, with texts, emails going in both directions," Sabourin's attorney said Monday in court.

Among those emails, according to a court filing, was one saying, "Please Alec come and pick me up now. I am less than 10 min away from you tonight. Say I do to me." She referred to him as her "husband" in another that asked him to help her start a new life in her new country, with a new name.

The two met in 2002 on "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," which saw Baldwin in an uncredited cameo and Sabourin as a unit publicist, but according to an E! News source there was nothing between them until a friend asked him to give her some advice in 2010. Sabourin has a handful of minor acting credits to her name, according to IMDb.

She told her family she was headed to New York for two or three weeks to jump-start her career, her brother told the Post. "“I never, never, never imagined this," Frederick Sabourin said. "She’s not a freak.”

Also Tuesday, in case anyone wasn't clear about Baldwin being uninterested in the attentions of anyone other than 28-year-old Hilaria Thomas, he tagged his new fiancee in a tweet that read, "I am lucky and grateful in my life now, no matter what the motivations of certain others."

The couple, who live together, announced their engagement April 2. Sabourin was released without bail Monday and hit with a restraining order that prevents her from seeing, texting or emailing Baldwin.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Alec Baldwin in March. Credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images.


Kristen Wiig and her inevitable exit from 'SNL' [Poll]

Kristen Wiig

If Kristen Wiig is indeed preparing for the next chapter of her career, it's certainly not a private process. Reports are rampant that the "Saturday Night Live" funny lady is leaving the show at season's end.

Wiig's contract expires in May, and given her Academy Award-nominated success with the female comedy "Bridesmaids," it's a natural move to exit the sketch comedy show for movie stardom.

"Well, everyone has to leave," Wiig told Alec Baldwin on the frequent "SNL" host's podcast Monday. 

"This is my seventh year, and that's my family," she said. "It's my heart. It's New York to me." 

WIig isn't the only star possibly headed for the door — reports say digital-short mastermind Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis will walk as well. Those would be big shoes to fill, and "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels seems hip to the vacancies, given his tryout of actress Kate McKinnon last weekend's Sofia Vergara-hosted show. 

Wiig has a slew of movie projects on the burner as well as the completed cougar romance "Imogene," costarring "Glee" guy Darren Criss.

Do you think it's time for Wiig to hit the road? Take our poll below and leave your thoughts in comments.

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Alec Baldwin stalker suspect arrested in New York City

Alec Baldwin

A Canadian woman was arrested Sunday night in New York City on suspicion of stalking Alec Baldwin after allegedly trying to contact him repeatedly via email and then in person this past week in the Hamptons and in Manhattan.

Genevieve Sabourin, 40, of Montreal reportedly flew to the U.S. and attempted to contact Baldwin at his Hamptons home on March 31, according to New York Post sources, after previously allegedly sending emails to the newly engaged Baldwin seeking to have his love, his baby and also some of his money.

Though the "30 Rock" actor filed a police complaint, the Post said Sabourin eluded authorities in Long Island and over the course of a few days twice tried to go face-to-face with Baldwin in the city, hitting up an event he was at and then swinging by the building where he lives. A call from the doorman to the actor, who by then was back in the Hamptons, got police involved again.

Sabourin was set to be arraigned Monday, according to the New York Daily News. She was held on suspicion of aggravated harassment and stalking.

"As you know, stalking is a serious issue, so we've turned  this matter over to the New York Police Department," Baldwin's rep told TMZ.

Sabourin's IMDb profile lists a handful of minor acting gigs, plus cites her as a unit publicist on the 2002 Eddie Murphy movie "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," in which Baldwin had an uncredited cameo. Canadian locations on that film included Montreal and Toronto, according to IMDb.

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Photo: Alec Baldwin backstage at the Jan. 29 Screen Actors Guild Awards, where he took home a trophy for outstanding male actor in a comedy series. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times


Alec Baldwin, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas are engaged

Alec Baldwin is engaged to Hilaria Thomas

Alec Baldwin and girlfriend Hilaria Thomas are engaged to be married.

"Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend & we're all excited 4 the newly engaged couple. AB's birthday's tom'w. Great way 2 celebrate!," Baldwin's rep Matthew Hiltzik said via Twitter on Monday morning after taking a tweet to congratulate the couple.

The actor, who turns 54 on Tuesday, has been dating the 28-year-old yoga instructor since last year. Thomas also co-owns a yoga studio in New York, according to the Huffington Post.

Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger's divorce was final in 2002 after nine years of marriage. He and Thomas moved in together late last year.

Baldwin's daughter Ireland, 16, took to Twitter on Monday morning to wish the couple well, saying, "Congratulations to @AlecBaldwin an @hilariathomas on getting engaged! Love you guys."

Thomas responded: "love you mas xoxo."

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Photo: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas at the 2012 New York Philharmonic spring gala in New York City on March 26. Credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images


Alec Baldwin to 'Modern Family': 'I'm pitching myself to you guys'

Alec Baldwin backstage at the SAG Awards

As "Modern Family" cast members took their group shot at the Los Angeles Times' Photo Booth, male actor in a comedy series winner Alec Baldwin used the opportunity both to acknowledge two other thespians in his category — and to look for his next TV job.

"You know, my show is almost over," Baldwin said, eyeing fellow nominees Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet. Baldwin clarified: "I'm actually pitching myself to you guys."

However, never one to hold back, he joked as he watched the ensemble pose: "Look at them. So young, so talented, so smug."

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So what in the world does a person do with six Actor statuettes? "I'm building an addition to my house with them," he quipped as he moved to get his own picture taken.

Not a bad idea from a guy who has also toyed with the idea of running for mayor of New York City — a concept that had most media backstage more interested in Baldwin's opinion on the Republican candidates for president than any plans for his new trophy.

"The Republicans are nervous that if they don't have a real red-state type of candidate like a [Newt] Gingrich, then they're not going to get the Christian right to come to the polls and they'll lose to Obama in a head-to-head election," he said.

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Tracy Morgan is back at work, taunting Alec Baldwin

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan was out of the hospital Monday and back to work on "30 Rock" Tuesday after collapsing over the weekend in Park City, Utah, altitude 7,000 feet.

"On the set of 30 Rock, just walked past @alecbaldwin and said Top That!," he said Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. (Costar Baldwin made headlines of his own recently when he was kicked off a plane for refusing to stop playing Words With Friends.)

Morgan collapsed at a party at a Creative Coalition event where he'd received an award.

"Superman ran into a little kryptonite," Morgan explained Monday on Twitter. "The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn."

Ron Nyswaner, co-director of the Sundance film "Predisposed," in which the actor stars, explained things a little more scientifically, citing "altitude sickness combined with his diabetes. And he hadn't eaten. He hadn't had enough water."

Lewis Kay, Morgan's publicist, said drugs and alcohol weren't involved.The actor had a kidney transplant in December 2010.

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Photo: Tracy Morgan at the Creative Coalition's 2012 Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images.



Alec Baldwin returns to Twitter as '30 Rock' returns to TV

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Alec Baldwin's self-imposed Twitter hiatus has ended, just in time for the sixth season of "30 Rock," which starts Thursday.

Baldwin resumed tweeting Saturday, almost one month to the day after he suspended his account in the wake of his showdown with an American Airlines flight attendant over an ill-timed game of Words With Friends. On Dec. 6, Baldwin shut down his account, leaving fans with video of an orchestra performing Mahler's 9th Symphony, fourth movement.

Why the change of heart? Perhaps it was a little R&R in the Turks and Caicos with his 28-year-old yoga instructor girlfriend, Hilaria Thomas, that brightened his spirits. On the flight back from the vacation to celebrate her birthday, Baldwin returned to social media.

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Alec Baldwin busts American on 'SNL'; '30 Rock' grounded? [Video]

Alec Baldwin

Hey, Alec Baldwin: How many Words With Friends points would you earn with "snowball"? Because snowballing is what's happening with the actor's American Airlines controversy after an "SNL" bit he executed on Saturday

The "Weekend Update" video starring Baldwin is below, for those who missed the spoof on "Saturday Night Live."

Baldwin made waves last Tuesday by refusing to power down his electronic device on an American Airlines flight, opting instead to continue playing the aforementioned word game. He then allegedly slammed a lavatory door in response to a complaining flight attendant, a move that prompted the pilot to remove him from the plane.

The "30 Rock" star tweeted his displeasure last week -- while the FAA speculated about a possible fine -- then put his own Twitter account on hiatus and finally appeared on "Saturday Night Live" as the fictional Capt. Steve Rogers, who issued an apology to the actor ... er, himself.

"It was very important for me to come here tonight and on behalf of everyone at American Airlines issue an apology to Mr. Alec Baldwin," the actor said, dressed in full uniform and a moustache.

"Mr. Baldwin is an American treasure," Baldwin said, "and I am ashamed at the way he was treated."

American Airlines wasn't too pleased.

"I was disappointed that it was making light of something that’s fairly serious and also was poking fun at a group of employees that are very proud and a historic airline who are going through a tough period right now," Steve Roach, an actual American Airlines pilot, told the MSNBC travel blog Overhead Bin.

What might be worse than offending the fleet would be offending employer NBC's wallet, as American reportedly is considering pulling "30 Rock" from its in-flight entertainment offerings. The American Airlines Flight Attendants Union has petitioned not only to keep Baldwin off their aircraft for good, but also not to air his popular comedy series costarring Tina Fey, said E! Online. 

That's a lot of hubbub (which couldn't be had on Words With Friends, mind you, because there are only two B's in the game). And while the Ministry loves a good spoof, we can't help but get a whiff here of Madonna and her hydrangeas. A beef is a beef, but continued beefing smacks of tone deafness.

Perhaps Whoopi Goldberg said it best: Turn off your darn phone

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Photo: Alec Baldwin arrives at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 3rd Annual Governors Awards in Hollywood on Nov. 12. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / Agence France-Press / Getty Images



Alec Baldwin Twitter account deleted after American Airlines spat

Alec Baldwin's Twitter account, which he used to inform the world of his fight with American Airlines on Tuesday, has been deleted.

The "30 Rock" star sent a tweet late Tuesday that said, "Let's play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again. But, tonight at 10 PM NY time, unfollow me."

His account was then closed out with a link to three YouTube videos of an orchestra performing Mahler's 9th Symphony.

No word on how many people actually unfollowed the star, but as of Wednesday morning, his account was listed as "Deactivated."

Earlier in the day on Tuesday, Baldwin had written that he had been "reamed" by a flight attendant for playing the game Words With Friends on his cellphone just before takeoff at LAX. He was removed from the flight and took a later one.

On Wednesday morning, American Airlines responded on its Facebook page with a statement laying out the facts of Baldwin's incident from its perspective. The statement reads:

"Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding."

Not wanting to be left out of the social media free-for-all, Baldwin's publicist tweeted on Wednesday morning, "hey @American_AA: How come ok 4 other 1st class passengers 2 tweet while @alecbaldwin asked to leave while using his device? #hypocrisy."

For more on Baldwingate, and to learn how Oscar De La Hoya fits into all of this, head over to LA Now.

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Alec Baldwin: No friendly words for airline after incident

Alec Baldwin got into some airline drama thanks to iPhone app Words With Friends
Alec Baldwin must take his high scores very seriously, as the actor hopped off an airplane following a scuffle with a flight attendant over the phone application Words With Friends.

Baldwin boarded a flight leaving Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon and, while the American Airlines aircraft sat idle at the gate, the "30 Rock" star thought he'd indulge in the app — a virtual Scrabble of sorts.

"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not movin," he tweeted.

An L.A. Now report said another passenger on the plane tweeted that Baldwin was removed from the plane. A TMZ report takes it a step further, saying the captain made the call to have him removed after he slammed a lavatory door. One thing is for sure: He switched to a United flight, and won't stop tweeting them love.

While the general spectacle is hilarious, there could be consequences. A Federal Aviation Administration representative said that the agency could fine Baldwin if it determines he disobeyed a crew member's orders. Baldwin would have the option to appeal the fine.

This isn't the first incident of Baldwin taking his customer service complaints to the social media site. In early September, Baldwin wasn't having any of his coffee-maker's nonsense and fired off  "Starbucks on 93 and B'way. Uptight Queen barrista named JAY has an attitude problem."

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Photo: Alec Baldwin arrives at the celebration for the 30th anniversary of the People For The American Way Foundation in Beverly Hills on Dec. 5. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Reuters



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