Posted tagged ‘Alec Baldwin’

Happy Birthday To Me!

April 3, 2011

Ha ha ha! I felt like singing to myself at 7 o’clock in the morning!

I feel old now…but I guess 33 isn’t that old, right?

I share a birthday with Eddie Murphy, Jared Allen, Jay Bruce, Tony Orlando, Alec Baldwin, David Hyde Pierce and Sebastian Bach! Awesome!

I’m in a New York State of Mind…

March 15, 2011

OK. I’m actually just in New York for two days. First time ever! Pretty cool place 🙂

I saw them filming an episode of 30 Rock and also a movie called “New Year’s Eve” which is due out later this year…

That's me in Times Square!

On top of the Empire State Building...

Alec Baldwin Interested in Political Run

January 5, 2011

Actor Alec Baldwin says he is interested in running for political office in the future but the thought of leaving his acting career is “extremely painful.”

From CNN:

The “30 Rock” star made the comments in an interview to air Wednesday on CNN’s “Parker Spitzer.”

Knowing Baldwin’s long-running interest in politics, Eliot Spitzer asked him if he was ready to “get into this game.”

“The answer is: Yes, it’s something that I am very, very interested in,” Baldwin said. “People would say to me all the time, ‘Why would you want to do that?’ And sometimes I don’t want to do it because to leave what I am doing now would be extremely painful.”

Oscars Handed out at 82nd Academy Awards

March 7, 2010

A big night in Hollywood tonight with the much anticipated 82 Annual Academy Awards.

Unfortunately, I missed most of the show but thankfully, as always, the Oscars ran long so I was able to watch the final four award presentations.

I heard that the show itself was good, with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting, but I also heard that for some reason, Farrah Fawcett was left off the tribute of those who have passed in the last year. Strange.

I’ll have to catch up on my movies since I’ve only seen one of the ten movies that was up for Best Picture, and that was UP.

From the New York Daily News:

The Hurt Locker” dominated the Oscars on Sunday night, winning six awards – including Best Picture and Best Director.

Kathryn Bigelow took home the Best Director Oscar, beating out “Avatar” director James Cameron.

Jeff Bridges won the Best Actor award Sunday night, taking him the trophy for his performance in “Crazy Heart.”

Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for “The Blind Side.” For both Bridges and Bullock, it was their first Oscars.

Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress for her turn as a monstrous mother in “Precious.”‘

Actor Ron Silver Dies of Cancer

March 16, 2009

Award-winning actor and activist Ron Silver, who was Emmy-nominated for his role on the hit U.S. television drama “The West Wing,” died on yesterday of cancer at the age of 62.

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From Reuters:

“Ron Silver died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him early Sunday morning,” said Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which Silver helped found.

Bronk said Silver was with his family in New York City and he had been fighting esophageal cancer for two years.

Bronk called Silver not only a very talented actor, but a champion of free speech and artists’ rights.

New York-based Creative Coalition is an art-oriented political group founded in 1989 by Silver, Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon, among others.

Silver, who won Broadway’s 1988 Tony Award for his work in David Mamet’s drama “Speed the Plow,” had been a longtime liberal activist, but after the September 11 attacks became an outspoken supporter of Republican President George W. Bush.

He was a featured speaker at the 2004 Republican National Convention, sometimes called himself a “9/11 Republican” and switched his party affiliation from Democrat to independent.

Silver said his shift in politics cost him jobs in liberal Hollywood, yet he remained sought out for his skills as a character actor.

His portrayal of White House strategist Bruno Gianelli on “The West Wing” was perhaps his best known part in recent years, but he earned another Emmy nomination for the murder thriller “Billionaire Boys Club.”

He had roles on the TV hospital drama “Chicago Hope” and the comedy “Veronica’s Closet,” and he won acclaim for playing lawyer Alan Dershowitz in the film “Reversal of Fortune.”

Born and raised in New York City, his father worked in the garment industry and his mother was a teacher. He earned a master’s degree in Chinese history from St. John’s University in New York and studied drama at the Actors Studio. Silver and ex-wife Lynne Miller had a son and a daughter.


Will Ferrell Returns to Saturday Night Live

October 25, 2008

Appearing as President Bush on the prime-time edition of “Saturday Night Live,” Will Ferrell offered his political “strategery” to Tina Fey who was once again playing Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Ferrell reprised his famed impression of President Bush on the live “Weekend Update” special last night where he gave an impromptu evening address to the nation and his endorsement to John McCain, played by Darrell Hammond.

From the Associated Press:

He spoke about the election between John McCain and Barack Obama — both candidates, he said, that are “heavily patriotized” and “display much characterization.”

He then gave his endorsement to McCain and Palin, something that they apparently didn’t want. Ferrell said he was unaware that his approval ratings were low because he had several months ago declared the Oval Office a “bummer free zone.”

Speaking to Fey again appearing as Palin, Ferrell informed her that her role as vice president was “the most important in the land” and that the “president can do nothing without checking with the vice president.” Fey corrected him that he had it backward.

Eventually Darrell Hammond as McCain turned up to reluctantly receive the endorsement.

The sketch between Ferrell and Fey was the meeting of two of the most popular political impressions in the show’s history. It might have been complete only if Chevy Chase stopped by as Gerald Ford, Dana Carvey appeared as H.W. Bush and Amy Poehler joined as Hillary Rodham Clinton.

An alum to the NBC comedy show, Ferrell was the latest guest star to make an appearance on “SNL,” which has seen its ratings soar this election season. Fey has become a virtual cast member again, thanks to the popularity of her Palin impression, while other surprise guests have included Chris Parnell, Bill Murray, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin and Queen Latifah.