After Alec Baldwin's Outburst, His Show Is Suspended; R2D2 Spotted on Twitter
Nov. 16, 2013
By ABC NEWS
Alec Baldwin's Show Suspended Following Paparazzi Outbursts
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If only he had an actual Liz Lemon to call for help.
Alec Baldwin's public war on paparazzi seems to have landed him in hot water once again after the actor used an anti-gay epithet during a verbal altercation with a photographer, and yelled at a female reporter on Friday. Baldwin later posted an apology on the MSNBC website saying, "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have."
While Baldwin's outburst may make for good headlines, it's less helpful for his new television show. Though the network has not said why, MSNBC suspended "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" on Friday after the outburst.
There's still no word on whether they're also going to make him use a swear jar should his show come back on air.
US Customs Crushes Six Tons of Ivory
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In an effort to "crush" illegal poaching, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized six tons of illegal elephant ivory goods and jewelry this week.
From raw tusks to ornate jewelry, the entire stash, which was seized over the last 25 years, was reduced to airy white dust. The Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to send a message that they are serious about shutting down the domestic ivory trade.
Turning illegal products worth millions into worthless dust seems like a pretty strong message to start with.
R2-D2 Spotted on Twitter
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These are the droids you're looking for. Forget the Skywalkers and the Vaders, we want to know if our favorite robots are back for the new "Star Wars" sequel.
While we're holding out hope C-3PO will also be making an appearance in the new movie, we're kind of hoping Jar Jar Binks stays out of this one.
'The Killing' Is Back From the Dead ... Again
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It seems more like a plot out of "The Walking Dead," but the television show "The Killing" was raised from the dead this week after it had been canceled for a second time in September.
The show was renewed by Netflix for a final season on Friday, more than two months after it was killed by AMC, for the second time in two years.
The show was first canceled by AMC after its dismally rated second season, but a last-minute deal with the television studios brought it back to life.
Netflix announced that the series will get a final season run of six episodes on the streaming service. Although the season is said to be the show's last, the social climber isn't placing any bets on the show staying dead.