Alec Baldwin and MSNBC have agreed to part ways, canceling his short-lived talk show Up Late in light of the controversy surrounding Baldwin's latest alleged use of a homophobic slur.
MSNBC and Matthew Hiltzik, a rep for Baldwin, released a joint statement reading: "We are jointly confirming that Up Late will not continue on MSNBC."
While the New York Post, which first reported Baldwin's exit, said the actor was fired partially due to "his diva-like behavior," which included demanding a humidifier, sources insist to Variety that Baldwin and MSNBC "mutually" agreed to end the show.
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MSNBC suspended Up Late for two weeks in the wake of the Baldwin allegedly yelling an anti-gay slur at a photographer. Baldwin then explained in a post for The Huffington Post that "whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now."
"The show is no doubt a work in progress and one that I believe featured some interesting guests and disseminated a good deal of interesting information. But if the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it," Baldwin wrote.
Emails to MSNBC and Baldwin's rep were not immediately returned.