NBC News honcho: Put that coffee down! Coffee’s for people with shows only. (Alec Baldwin scoffs) Do you think I’m f*cking with you? I am not f*cking with you. I’m here from 30 Rock. I’m here from NBC News. And I’m here on a mission of mercy. Your name’s Baldwin?
NBC News honcho: You call yourself a talk show host, you son of a bitch?
Baldwin: I don’t have to listen to this sh*t.
NBC News honcho: You certainly don’t pal. ‘Cause the good news is — you’re fired.
Reports Page Six’s Richard Johnson:
“The decision has been made. He’s gone,” an insider at the cable channel told me. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”
Baldwin’s dismissal was decided on partly because of his diva-like behavior toward co-workers, a source said.
Besides demanding a humidifier because he claimed the air at 30 Rock was too dry, Baldwin alienated staffers when he demanded a separate makeup room being used by a woman with cancer who is sensitive to hairspray.
No word on whether Baldwin received a set of steak knives as a parting gift. Check back for updates.
In the meantime, this is obligatory…