Alec Baldwin; Charles Saatchi; George Clooney
Alec Baldwin is under fire for another explosive outburst, after he berated a reporter on Twitter with homophobic slurs. The 30 Rock star was infuriated when George Stark, a reporter for the U.K.’s Daily Mail, claimed in a story that Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Thomas, had tweeted while attending James Gandolfini’s funeral. “[I’d] put my foot up your f---ing ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much,” Baldwin tweeted, adding that Stark was a “toxic little queen.” Baldwin later apologized for his “ill-advised attack,” saying it had “absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation.” But conservatives questioned why the outspoken liberal wasn’t paying the same price as Paula Deen did for her racial slurs. Jimmy LaSalvia of the conservative gay group GOProud said that if Capital One bank didn’t fire Baldwin as its spokesman, customers should cut “up those Capital One cards in their wallets.”
Multimillionaire art collector Charles Saatchi announced this week that he would divorce celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, because she had not publicly defended him against accusations of spousal abuse. Lawson moved out of the couple’s home after photographs emerged appearing to show Saatchi throttling her neck and grabbing her face while arguing with her in a restaurant. Saatchi, 70, told a British newspaper he was “sorry” to divorce Lawson, but he was “disappointed that she was advised to make no public comment to explain that I abhor violence of any kind against women.” He had earlier dismissed the violent fight as a “playful tiff.” Friends said Lawson found out about the divorce proceedings through the interview.
George Clooney is unattached once again. The famously commitment-phobic actor, 52, and girlfriend Stacy Keibler, 33, have decided to split up after two years together. Work had kept them apart for months at a time, and a source tells US Weekly that Keibler wants marriage and kids and realized that “George was not the man to settle down with.”