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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 3, 2014.
By United Press International
Alec Baldwin acts out own worst nightmare on 'Law & Order: SVU'

Alec Baldwin acts out own worst nightmare on 'Law & Order: SVU'

March 20 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin played the part of an alcoholic journalist with questionable ethics on Law & Order: SVU, which is the very type of journalist he claims to hate.
Aileen Graef
Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

Ron Howard, Michael Douglas and Bryan Cranston to speak at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

March 17 (UPI) -- Actors Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey are among those who will give talks at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Annie Martin
Katie Couric to play herself in Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order: SVU' episode

Katie Couric to play herself in Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order: SVU' episode

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Katie Couric will play herself, as a talk show host grilling Alec Baldwin's character, on the Mariska Hargitay-directed episode of "Law & Order: SVU."
Annie Martin
Alec Baldwin says he is leaving public life, New York City

Alec Baldwin says he is leaving public life, New York City

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Actor and former TV personality Alec Baldwin says in an essay in New York magazine he is leaving public life and his longtime home of New York City.
Elaine Stritch drops F-bomb live on 'Today' [VIDEO]

Elaine Stritch drops F-bomb live on 'Today' [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The 89-year-old comedian slipped a curse word into her conversation with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.
Kate Stanton
Alec Baldwin to guest star on 'Law & Order: SVU'

Alec Baldwin to guest star on 'Law & Order: SVU'

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Alec Baldwin is to guest star on the New York-set police drama "Law & Order: SVU" next month, E! News reported.
Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin weigh in on Woody Allen allegations

Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin weigh in on Woody Allen allegations

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- "Blue Jasmine" stars Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin were drawn into the controversy involving Dylan Farrow's allegations against New York director Woody Allen.
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Geraldo Rivera has odd opinion about what constitutes a homophobic slur

Geraldo Rivera has odd opinion about what constitutes a homophobic slur

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Geraldo Rivera claims Alec Baldwin's slur-filled tirade against a photographer isn't homophobic. [VIDEO]
Evan Bleier
'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

'Boardwalk,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Homeland' earn SAG Award nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for Best Drama Ensemble by Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild.
Alec Baldwin fired from MSNBC talk show, report says

Alec Baldwin fired from MSNBC talk show, report says

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- MSNBC has fired Alec Baldwin and canceled his weekly chat show, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin," because of his abusive behavior, the New York Post said Tuesday.
Alec Baldwin fired from MSNBC

Alec Baldwin fired from MSNBC

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- MSNBC will be taking Alec Baldwin's new show off the air for good.
Veronica Linares

Sarah Palin accepts Martin Bashir's apology

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Ex-Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday MSNBC anchor Martin Bashir's on-air rant about her doesn't "have to affect" her, but questions his lack of punishment.
Sarah Palin cancels 'Today' chat due to Martin Bashir rant

Sarah Palin cancels 'Today' chat due to Martin Bashir rant

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin canceled a planned interview for NBC's "Today" show after MSNBC's Martin Bashir ranted about her on the air, Fox News reported.
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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television.

Baldwin first gained recognition through television for his work in the soap opera Knots Landing in the role of Joshua Rush. He was a cast member for two seasons (6 and 7) before his character was killed off. The series aired on CBS from 1979 to 1993. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Marrying Man (1991), The Shadow (1994), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006). His performance in the 2003 film The Cooler garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Since 2006 he has starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He has received two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and six Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the oldest of the Baldwin brothers working in Hollywood.

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