Alec Baldwin Returns to Twitter With New Handle; Reignites Talk About Potential NYC Mayoral Run
Alec Baldwin has kissed and made up with Twitter -- again.
The 30 Rock star, who signed off from the social networking service on Tuesday with the message "It's been fun," has returned to the world of tweets full-force. Previously, he'd hastily deactivated his account in December after having a fracas with American Airlines.
But it looks like this time, the hot-headed actor has a brand-new attitude.
Baldwin's new Twitter account is called ABFalecbaldwin -- a reference to the Alec Baldwin Foundation, which raises awareness about the classical performing arts, including music, dance, and theater. In his inaugural tweet, he even plugged the foundation.
And in keeping with his kinder, gentler approach, Baldwin's subsequent tweets were relatively tame.
Yesterday, the 54-year-old -- who married 28-year-old Hilaria Thomas on June 30 -- posted a photo of his feet resting on a sandy beach, with the caption "Fourth of July.... Our forefathers fought for our right to nap on the beach."
He also had a twitter back-and-forth with his daughter Ireland, who wrote, "the media and their stories.... THEY LIE ABOUT EVERYTHING.” Is that true?"
Responded her dad: "The media may not lie about everything but a great amount, yeah. You have learned well, Grasshopper."
Baldwin hasn't always been so well-mannered on Twitter.
He lashed out on a Starbucks employee who apparently gave him less-than-perfect service late last year, tweeting, “Starbucks on 93 and B’way. Uptight Queen barrista [sic] named JAY has an attitude problem."
And in December, he targeted American Airlines after being thrown off a flight for reportedly refusing to turn off his phone. “Last flight w American," he posted. "Where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950′s find jobs as flight attendants.”
In other Baldwin news, the actor may be planning to add a new job to his resume: politician.
In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on Tuesday night, Baldwin's younger brother said his sibling may indeed run for mayor of New York City.
"I think on one level, it's very real," said Billy Baldwin, 49. "I think he's very committed and extremely bright and knowledgeable, and I think he could do it and he could run."
In April, Alec told Bloomberg Television that a New York Mayoral run was a possibility.
"Let's see what things are like in 2014. I would love to do it,” he said. "I would still like to consider doing that because I do a lot of this kind of work now, and I wonder what it would be like if I had a staff and budget to do it."
But Billy may have acknowledged his brother's shortcomings.
"On the other hand, I'm not quite sure if he's cut from the proper cloth," he said, "because it requires a lot of tolerance and a lot of patience."
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