Well it finally happened, Alec Baldwin retires his online activity and quits Twitter, but we have seen this before and it’s not clear what prompted him to make his sudden departure.
The “30 Rock” star, who married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas over the weekend, seemed to pull the plug on his @alecbaldwin page on Monday by writing “It’s been fun,” he reportedly wrote before shutting he vanished, according to the New York Daily News.
Baldwin, 54, deactivated his account last December after he was thrown off a flight for playing Words with Friends. He knows how to stir the controversy, but maybe it’s a bit much for his new bride to take on so much pressure. Baldwin brings a lot of baggage, but that can all end by keeping him away from online communication.
On the August cover of Vanity Fair, he poked fun at his penchant for mouthing off, including his war of words with American Airlines last year and his recent altercation with a Daily News photographer.
“You know, Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them,” Baldwin told the magazine.
The actor admits he can be volatile, and shares the frustrations he had during his child-custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger over daughter Ireland. He outlined vivid fantasies of the gruesome ways in which he might have murdered his wife’s lawyer (“with a baseball bat”) and TMZ honcho Harvey Levin, whose TMZ site posted the embarrassing voicemail Baldwin left for his daughter. “I wanted to stick a knife in him and gut him and kill him and I wanted him to die breathing his last breath looking into my eyes.”
Wow, like, really?
Not exactly the kind of a remarks a politician can get away with making. And Baldwin professes, in the Vanity Fair interview, a strong desire to go into politics, but wonders if it’s worth it.
It appears that Baldwin’s new wife, Hilaria, is on Twitter, having quickly taken her hubby’s name.