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Jonah Hill Gives Good Apology

shutterstock_170008331Another day, another celebrity pulling an Alec Baldwin on an innocent professional photographer.

This isn’t really news, but when TMZ calls your apology “near perfect“, there might just be lessons to learn…

22 Jump Street star and surprise Oscar nominee Jonah Hill showed everyone else in L.A. how to kiss and make up after telling an overeager paparazzo to “s— my d—” over the weekend and throwing in a homophobic slur for good measure.

For some reason, Hill thought that Howard Stern would be “the perfect person to talk to about this“–and he proceeded to hit every note on his one-stop apology tour.

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Alec Baldwin Has Had It With All You People

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In a move that could not possibly inspire any self-respecting journalist to use the phrase “prima donna”, Alec Baldwin decided to make his latest “I’m retiring from public life for good, no takebacks this time” statement via a New York magazine cover story by Joe Hagan.

While he’s “had a relatively charmed life”, it seems Baldwin now faces the unbearable stress of living ”…out there in a world where if you do make a mistake, it echoes in a digital canyon forever.”

Valid point, but what follows is approximately 5,000 words of A+ trolling.

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Daily Mail Takes Down Story That Prompted Alec Baldwin’s Latest Twitter Rant

Alec Baldwin on “Late Night with David Letterman”

The Daily Mail has removed the story it posted stating that Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral on Thursday. After further investigation, it turns out that the reporter, George Stark, who’s in Los Angeles, didn’t take the time difference between the East and West Coast into account. The tweets actually went up after the funeral.

The Daily Mail has apologized “for any distress caused,” but the Kraken was already released and Baldwin had some apologizing of his own to do.

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Celebrity, General Distaste for the Paparazzi Help Alec Baldwin

Even when his hot temper and itchy Twitter fingers gets him into trouble, Alec Baldwin‘s personality and celebrity step in to save the day.

As you must know by now, Baldwin had a run in with a New York Daily News photographer the other day as he was leaving the Manhattan marriage license bureau. Of course, the newspaper has been playing this up like crazy for the past two days. And Baldwin’s spokesperson Matthew Hiltzik was busy putting out a statement that makes it clear the actor was merely defending himself.

But it’s Baldwin who has managed to tamp down any serious publicity problems stemming from the incident.

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Alec Baldwin, a.k.a. Capt. Rogers, Makes An ‘SNL’ Appearance

Has Words With Friends-gate finally reached its finale?

Alec Baldwin appeared on SNL this weekend dressed as American Airlines’ “Capt. Steve Rogers” to apologize to the star, talk up how wonderful his is, and explain why any normal person playing Words With Friends would leave their seat and slam the lavatory door as the plane is about to take off.

One PR blogger thinks the skit was a good move. Your thoughts?

Baldwin Kind of Apologizes, Zynga Wins

Alec Baldwin has used his column on The Huffington Post to further explain the little incident that became the big international story — his expulsion from an American Airlines flight the other day.

After apologizing to fellow travelers who may have been “inconvenienced” by the brouhaha, he addresses the airline directly.

“I suppose a part of my frustration lay with the fact that I had flown American for over 20 years and was brand loyal, in the extreme,” Baldwin writes. He then continues to talk about the tendency for passengers these days to use their electronic devices until the last minute and the ways in which air travel has become “inelegant.”

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Thanks A Lot American Airlines! @AlecBaldwin is Deactivated

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So yesterday, news broke all over Twitter that Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight for playing Words With Friends after the flight attendant told passengers to shut down their devices. Today, visitors to @AlecBaldwin are greeted with a deactivated message.

Our TVNewser colleague Alex Weprin got a response via tweet (of course) from Baldwin’s publicists at Hiltzik Strategies about the disablement: “@HiltzikStrat@alexweprin – just focused on #30Rock for now.” In a couple more words, reps told People, “It’s just on hold while he focuses on 30 Rock.”

Meanwhile, Baldwin was mobbed by photographers in New York when he landed because of the incident, which you can see in this bizarre Huffington Post slideshow that has 25 pictures of Baldwin getting into a car at the airport.

Here’s a statement from American Airlines on the issue.

Rep Explains Why Alec Baldwin Was Kicked Off Flight

If you’ve been watching Twitter over the past hour or so, you’ve seen the tweets about Alec Baldwin being booted off of an American flight either because he was using an electronic device or because he was rude to an attendant.

His spokesperson Matthew Hiltzik has cleared it up.

“Alec was asked to leave the flight for playing ‘Words with Friends’ on his iPad, while parked at the gate. Alec is so in love with ‘Words with Friends’ that he would risk getting thrown off a flight to play. He’s already been re-booked on another American Airlines flight,” he said in a statement, which  has also been tweeted.

Baldwin has been booked on another flight. American has no comment. Alec Baldwin has plenty to say. Also, free publicity for Words With Friends!

*Update: Did we say free publicity for Words With Friends? Their statement after the jump.

[via MSNBC.com]

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Tidbits: Alec Baldwin, The Dirtiest Hotel, Hacking, Michael Vick, Jane Fonda, and Taco Bell Meat

Alec Baldwin will not replace Keith Olbermann. The news came via MSNBC spokesperson Jeremy Gaines and Baldwin’s spokesperson Matthew Hiltzik. “Alec is committed to 30 Rock through 2012,” Hiltzik told the New York Daily News.

Management at TripAdvisor’s “dirtiest hotel” selection announced that they’ve hired a housekeeper.

Facebook reiterates its commitment to security after Mark Zuckerberg and French President Nicolas Sarkozy get hacked. BTW, Friday is Data Privacy Day!

Michael Vick has an endorsement deal.

Jane Fonda‘s latest workout videos target those ages 50 and over.

Taco Bell has been hit with a class action lawsuit over the nature of its meat. Taco Bell president and chief concept officer Greg Creed has published a statement on the company’s website saying, “Unfortunately, the lawyers in this case elected to sue first and ask questions later — and got their “facts” absolutely wrong.”

Matthew Hiltzik on How to Pitch Yourself at an Interview, and Other PR Trends

In part three of our interview with Hiltzik Strategies founder Matthew Hiltzik, we talk about agency vs. in house PR, Hiltzik’s biggest PR mentors, and how PR professionals should pitch themselves during interviews.

“Don’t look at your resume as very linear…it’s more about in terms of the type of skills and the type of experiences and the type of capabilities you have as a result, where then it’s almost secondary about where you did them, it’s more about what you did,” he said.

Part I: Hiltzik talks about representing some of the biggest names in media, including Katie Couric, Glenn Beck, Don Imus and Alec Baldwin.

Part II: Hiltzik discusses Toyota’s crisis communications strategy, media polarization and more

Media Beat is mediabistro.com’s interview series with the movers and shakers of the media world. View all past episodes at MediaBeat.com.

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