Alec Baldwin and MSNBC Part Company USA Today, NY Post
MSNBC and Alec Baldwin, who has been hosting "Up Late" on the cable channel, have come to what's being called a "mutual parting," with the actor's show pulled from the network's schedule for good, USA Today reports.
The move comes in the wake of a brouhaha over Baldwin's alleged use of a gay slur during a confrontation with a photographer, as we reported previously.
Now, MSNBC and Matthew Hiltzik, a rep for Baldwin, have released a statement saying: "We are jointly confirming that 'Up Late' will not continue on MSNBC."
MSNBC also released a statement, saying that the decision is a "mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best."
That statement came after media reports surfaced saying Baldwin had been fired, USA Today notes.
Among the outlets reporting that Baldwin had been fired was the New York Post's Page Six, which added this colorful note: "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.'”