Show went on hiatus after actor’s homophobic comments
MSNBC and Alec Baldwin have agreed to end his short-lived talk show, “Up Late,” which went on hiatus after the actor made homophobic comments in a standoff with a photographer.
“We are jointly confirming that ‘Up Late’ will not continue on MSNBC,” the actor and network said in a statement.
“This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” added MSNBC.
The show premiered Oct. 11, and has struggled in the ratings. Its days may have been numbered even before the actor’s latest tirade.
The Friday night show was taken off the air for two weeks after comments Baldwin called “offensive and unacceptable.”
“I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have — and for that I am deeply sorry,” Baldwin said in a statement, adding that he was trying to protect his wife and daughter outside his New York City home.
Video footage on TMZ caught the star calling a member of the paparazzi either a “c— sucking fag,” as the gossip site asserts, or a “c– sucking fathead,” as the actor maintains.