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.
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.
Alec Baldwin appeared on SNLthis 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?
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”
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.
PRNewser sits down with Hiltzik Strategies founder Matthew Hiltzik for part two of the latest interview in our mediabistro.com Media Beat series.
In this segment, we talk about a number of recent PR issues, including Toyota’s communications strategy in regards to their recent recall. “It does sort of seem that Toyota sat on this hoping it would go away,” Hiltzik said.
We also talk about the new, more social and digital news environment, and if that leads to a more polarized public. “When you had fewer choices you had a better chance of both sides being represented, and I think there is a danger in society if people are only establishing certain viewpoints earlier and then sticking with them,” said Hiltzik in regards to that topic.
PRNewser sits down with Hiltzik Strategies founder Matthew Hiltzik for the latest interview in our mediabistro.com Media Beat series. Hiltzik has spent time working with the brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein at Miramax. He also worked with Hillary Clinton‘s senate campaign in 2000, among other political work.