Alec Baldwin’s ‘Addiction’ To Cell Phone App Gets Him Removed From LAX Flight

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Actor Alec Baldwin was reportedly removed from an American Airlines flight for playing Words With Friends at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

“On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait,” Michael J. Wolf, the former President and COO of MTV tweeted around 1:20 p.m.

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Boxer Oscar De La Hoya was aboard the same flight.

“Alec Baldwin was turning off his devices and, I don’t know, he got a little angry,” De La Hoya said upon exiting the plane.

At 2: 01 p.m., Baldwin tweeted: “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving.”

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The actor’s representative said Baldwin left his seat to ask for the flight attendant’s name in order to file a complaint. The crew then asked the “30 Rock” star to leave.

Twitter user Grant Cardone added,”Alec Baldwin is getting kicked off of AA flight as I tweet this!” CBS2 reached out to Cardone about the incident. He confirmed an American Airlines representative said that the actor was removed from the airplane after an altercation with a flight attendant.

Baldwin later boarded another flight, tweeting: “Now on the 3 o’clock American flight. The flight attendants already look…..smarter.”

He later added: ” #theresalwaysunited </> Last flight w American. Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950’s find jobs as flight attendants.”

LAX nor American Airlines have commented on the situation.

Baldwin followed up the incident by saying that he was addicted to the game “Words With Friends”, a cell phone app that resembles Scrabble.

“He loves Words With Friends so much he was willing to leave a plane for it,” Baldwin’s representative tweeted.

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  • randy

    Maybe he was leaving the US due to Bush being elected president back in 2004, as he vowed and, of course, did not follow up on.

    • dc

      He’s a freaking liberal idiot, like most actors he thinks the rules don’t apply to him.

  • douglas aro

    well he should pay the price for the incident because hes an actor doesnt give him special rights/ he interfere with an flight attendant then he should pay what he did. if that was you ro anyone we would have been arrested and haul off to jail since he well know he gets away with him where is the justice. guess there dufferent laws for the ricj and middle class and the poor no equal justice anymore. glad he got taken the plane deserves him right.

    • Raymond

      @douglas aro, My response was toward with “Roger Thornhill,’ not to You. I know what Alec Baldwin did was wrong. I also know that He has to pay the price for what He did & so be it! I’m not that dense!

  • Ray

    Oh i thought he was trying to fly it after all he played a pilot he’s an idiot and he never played one.

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  • Gale Winters

    Obvious advertising ploy is obvious.

  • bounce

    When the flight crew tells you to turn off all electronic devices, they mean it. Just because you’re Alec Baldwin doesn’t mean that you get to continue to use a device that is the source of radio frequencies.

    Deal with it, Alec!

  • Roger Thornhill

    Guys, come on, take it easy. He’s an actor, that makes him better than everyone else on the plane (other than another actor). He is superior to the flight crew or cabin personnel. It was wrong to hold him to the standard set for us. I’m outraged, as all of you should be also. Occupy American Airlines!

    • Raymond

      Everyone is subject to those Rules. If you don’t like it, You can find another means of getting around. It’s well know that Electronic Devices affect the Flight Systems of an Aircraft. If you want to fly & then find yourself plumeting to the ground because you wanted to “Tweet Someone,” then you have no one else to blame but yourself. That doesn’t mean however that the rest of us have to follow you. Charter a Flight if you want to “Tweet” during Takeoff & Landing!

      • douglaa aro

        well he was wrong what he did. he knew the rules and he disobeyed them. if he doesnt like the rules fly on a private jet. he delay the plane for an hour what about the other people rights. he aint god or a special person he just fresh and blood like us. if he cant follow some simples rules dont fly. he need to get his head examine to see if he nedds osme mental help

  • barkerpatty

    once a jerk alwys a jerk hollywood freaks

  • Muzzz22

    What a mental case…this will be the last time i watch that mental case on tv.

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      Excepting that at least on the GOP side, the nmoination went something like that ol’ sitcom episide where the goofy feller ran in the beauty contest – and won. (ah, the lessons from bad 80’s sitcoms! :) )Anyhow – the lefty-GOP vote had one place to go – McCain. The more conservative GOP vote was split half a dozen different ways. Add to that the folks voting who just were thinking war hero + good ads = good guy, and he STILL was pulling pretty mediocre percentage ratings all things considered. The “anybody but McCain” block is significantly bigger than the “I like McCain” block – it’s just divided as to who that ‘anybody’ should be. Should all those ‘anybodys’ manage to work something reasonable out amongst themselves ahead of the convention, I could still see him getting shoved back into the bleachers. If not, well.. worst case we get our generational reminder of what socialism really does to an economy, delivered right when the bill for the last 40 years of irresponsibility starts to come due. Long term, could work out to be perfect timing for an education. If the “New Deal” came out of (not to mention contributed to) the first Depression, maybe the next will provide the opening to build anew on burned foundation left after the next one. enh. What will be, will be. :)

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  • glanceup

    You are not special d-bag. Turn your phone off when you’re told to.

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    I don't mind a lttlie bit of chest hair, but guys, try to keep it under control.

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