"30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight Tuesday after reportedly throwing a tantrum and refusing to turn off his iPhone, according to the New York Post.
Baldwin refused to turn off his device because he was in the middle of a game, the story says. The actor is not alone in his attachment to his iPhone: In a recent study, more than half of Americans said they’d rather give up alcohol, caffeine or chocolate for a week than give up their smartphones, as previously reported.
According to a tweet by the actor, he was playing "Words with Friends," a Scrabble-like game, when he was "reamed" by a flight attendant, the Post notes. The incident took place in Los Angeles, on a flight bound for New York.
The actor eventually stormed to the bathroom, slammed the door, beat the walls — prompting the captain to ask the crew to find out what was going on — and was finally kicked off the flight, the piece adds.
Baldwin got on a later American flight, which left without incident, the story says.
Baldwin issued another tweet, writing, "Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants," the story says.