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Alec Baldwin Fired by MSNBC!

How do TV networks solve a problem like Alec Baldwin? We are certain that Alec, the eldest of the notorious Baldwin brothers, whose antics in the 80s made for much tabloid fodder. 

The award winning actor has been fired by MSNBC, barely two months into his new job as host of a late night TV show. Baldwin's show, Up Late, has been cancelled by the news network after news broke out about a homophobic slur he uttered to a paparazzi photographer. 

The New York Post's Page Six broke the story early yesterday. MSNBC confirmed that the show had been canned because of the controversy. MSNBC and Baldwin's personal spokesperson,Matthew Hiltzik, confirmed to The Huffington Post that Baldwin's show had been cancelled. 
“We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC.” MSNBC added, “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”

It's interesting to note that every episode of Up Late has beaten CNN and also that the show increased the MSNBC audience in the time slot. So Alec's expulsion should be great news, TV ratings wise, for the CNN crew, especially Piers Morgan. 

Baldwin was quoted in an interview with Gothamist, saying: "I dispute half the comment I made... if I called him 'cocksucking maggot' or a 'cocksucking motherfucker'... 'faggot' is not the word that came out of my mouth. That I know. But you've got the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy—Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan—they're out there, they've got you. Rich Ferraro, this is probably one of his greatest triumphs. They killed my show. And I have to take some responsibility for that myself."

This comes after he was in hot water after tweeting a homophobic slur to a Daily Mail reporter, after he published an article about Baldwin's wife tweeting at James Gandolfini's funeral earlier this year. 

There's still no word which show will replace Up Late. 

Here's what people are tweeting about Baldwin being fired from MSNBC

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