Alec Baldwin went on a homophobic, profanity-laden online rant Thursday before shutting down his Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter account, all in defense of his pregnant wife Hilaria, whom a Daily Mail reporter had apparently errantly accused of tweeting while the couple attended James Gandolfini's funeral.
The Mail story's headline screams, "Alec Baldwin's pregnant wife Hilaria TWEETS about Rachael Ray and anniversary gifts during James Gandolfini's funeral."
Baldwin replied with screaming of his own -- words of denial and retaliation that lit up Twitter on Thursday night and into Friday.
The "30 Rock" actor's rep explained in a statement to KTLA and other outlets, "It's disgraceful that a reporter would manufacture and publish a story and not call for comment or explanation -- especially when it's intended to take away attention from honoring the memory of a beloved figure like James Gandolfini."
Hilaria had denied the story as well, tweeting on Thursday afternoon, "FYI I don't believe in bringing phones into a funeral and I never did and I never would."
The couple had left "discreetly out a side door" about 45 minutes into the service, after the eulogies but before communion, according to L.A. Times reporter Meredith Blake, who was in attendance and noted it was extremely hot in the non-air-conditioned church. The couple's child is reportedly due in mid-August, and sources told the Daily Mail the mom-to-be was "feeling faint."BuzzFeed has Baldwin's twitter rant (Language Warning).
Baldwin ranted against a photographer in New York, allegedly calling the shutterbug a "coon." He's been thrown off an American Airlines flight for exploding at a flight attendant, and of course there was the angry phone message he left his daughter.
But I'm not holding my breath he'll get the same treatment that Paula Deen has received for admitting to a slur she used a long time ago.
Apparently he won't. Militant gay group GLADD is giving Mr. Anger Management at pass, according to TMZ.