It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Alec Baldwin. The actor had to testify against his convicted stalker in court and was accused of shouting a gay slur at paparazzi. Now it appears that the actor’s MSNBC show “Up Late” has been canceled.
The network and Baldwin’s rep announced the news in a joint statement that production on the program was suspended two weeks ago. The initial halt came after the actor was filmed yelling a gay slur at a paparazzo who was taking pictures of him and his family.
At first, the star maintained that he never said the offensive word, but in a statement released on MSNBC.com shortly after the cancellation announcement, the actor appeared to admit his fault in the situation.
"I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have—and for that I am deeply sorry,” Baldwin wrote. “Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support."
The "30 Rock" star added, "I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc—both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology."
The Friday night show featured Baldwin having conversations with leading voices in news and the arts. The network has yet to release their plans on what will fill that timeslot.
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