No one likes getting a pat-down at the airport (okay, maybe some of you do), but if you’re going to publicly vent about the horrors of airport security online, you should probably remember what country you’re in so that your fury is directed to the right agency. [More]
Much like — and to some people, more important than — Verizon Wireless’ quick flip-flop on its plan to introduce a $2 convenience fee, NY-based grocery chain Wegmans has heard the voices of the people and decided that most of you don’t hate Alec Baldwin and want to see him in cute, low-budget ads for the supermarket his mom loves so much.
UPDATE: Well look at that… Wegmans has completely changed its mind after realizing that the internet likes Alec Baldwin.
Celebrities are having a harder time staying on flights this week than the Indianapolis Colts are at winning games. After country musician John Rich was booted off a Southwest Airlines flight Sunday for allegedly getting involved in an altercation with other passengers, Alec Baldwin got the hook from an American Airlines flight Tuesday, apparently due to his addiction to the game Words with Friends.
Maybe he was riding the high of Ben & Jerry’s launching the “Schweddy Balls” flavored ice cream named after the famous SNL sketch he was in? Whatever the reason, Alec Baldwin turned his 100,000 megawatt star power and 323,235 Twitter followers on a Starbucks barrista Wednesday who apparently left him with a burnt taste in his mouth, tweeting that the guy was “uptight” and had “an attitude problem.” The tweet named the coffee worker by name and gave the cross streets of the Starbucks location he was at. Kind of like killing a gnat with a RPG, no?
Alec Baldwin has been nominated for an Oscar, won Emmys and Golden Globes, stars in a hit sitcom and can basically do whatever he wants with his free time. And it looks like the Glengarry Glen Ross star has decided to spend that time filming in upstate New York… for Wegmans grocery stores.
In an effort to get more people to try Alli — an over-the-counter weight-loss drug with side effects that include what our friends at Consumer Reports Health delicately refer to as “an urgent need to defecate” — drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has decided to make a movie about the dangers of overeating. And they’ve chosen the Creative Coalition, an advocacy group that includes Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon among its members, to make the film.