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Alec Baldwin Says He Considered Suicide Over "Rude Pig" Voicemail

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin said he contemplated suicide after a voicemail in which he called his daughter a "rude little pig" leaked on the Internet.

In the infamous tirade, heard around the country in April 2007, Baldwin told his then-11-year-old daughter Ireland that she needed to have her "ass straightened out" and had "humiliated [Baldwin] for the last time." The Emmy-winning 30 Rock star tells Playboy in the magazine's July/August issue that at times, he had "very serious" thoughts about killing himself. Ultimately, he was talked out of it.

"I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me," Baldwin said. "If I committed suicide, [ex-wife Kim Basinger's side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal."

At the time of the voicemail, Baldwin ... read more

A&E Cancels Patrick Swayze's The Beast

Patrick Swayze

A&E has canceled Patrick Swayze's FBI drama The Beast, TVGuide.com confirmed Tuesday.

"The Beast has truly been a labor of love for everyone associated with the project and we couldn't be more proud of the series and are in absolute awe of Patrick, his passion and tenacity," A&E president Bob DeBitetto said. read more

Carnie Wilson and Husband Welcome a Baby Girl

Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson and her husband, Rob Bonfiglio, have welcomed a baby girl.

Luciana Bella weighed in at 6 lbs., 5 oz., and is the couple's second child, according to People.. She was born Friday.

Wilson and Bonfiglio are also parents to Lola Sofia, who was born in 2005.

Wilson is "happy as a lark," her rep said, adding that she and her baby are "happy, healthy and smiling."

The new mom — and former member of Wilson Phillips — is currently hosting GSN's The Newlywed Game. Bonfiglio is a former guitarist for the band Blush. The pair met on tour and married in 2000.

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Rescue Me: Has This Season Saved the Show?

Denis Leary, Rescue Me

There's something different about Rescue Me this season that we can't quite put a finger on.

Maybe it's the complete creative rejuvenation of the show after a long, 18-month hiatus. Maybe it's the addition of the shockingly grotesque, wheelchair-bound Dwight, played brilliantly against type by guest star Michael J. Fox. Maybe it's that the show returned its focus to 9/11 and its lasting effects on the firefighters. Or maybe it's just because Season 4's look at a sober Tommy Gavin was a bit of a stinker.

If you ask Rescue Me's creators, they'll agree with most of all of that.

"We work in a vacuum," star and co-creator Denis Leary says. "It's impossible to tell what the audience or critics will think. Last season, we investigated places that we had to go, specifically with Tommy being sober. But it's not until it's out there that you get the reaction where people go, 'Y'know, it's really dark.'"

But dark isn't the word co-creator, writer and director Peter Tolan would use to describe Season 4. His word? Letdown. "The fourth season had its pleasures, but it was certainly not up to snuff, in my opinion, with what we had done in the previous years," he says. "We just sort of lost focus, the stories weren't as solid, and the storytelling, I thought, was a little weak. And many people noticed it. Because of that, I said to the guys that when we come back, we have to come back firing on all cylinders — we have to come back at 150 miles per hour and not stop."

And that's what they've done. This season ... read more

Twilight, Gossip Girl, Brad Pitt and More Score Teen Choice Nominations

Brad Pitt, Blake Lively

Fox's annual Teen Choice Awards announced the nominees for this summer's honors, with a mix of tween staples and adult fare in the running to win the surfboard trophies.

Twilight leads with 12 nominations, in categories including Choice Movie: Romance and Choice Movie: Drama. Stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were nominated as a pair for Choice Movie: Liplock, as well as... read more

Letterman Offers Full Apology to Palins

David Letterman

After a semi-apology last week for a joke about one of Sarah Palin's daughters, David Letterman offered an unequivocal sorry during Monday's Late Show monologue "to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke."

Letterman joked last week that Palin's daughter was "knocked up" by Alex Rodriguez during a Yankees game. Though he didn't specify which daughter, he said he meant 18-year-old Bristol Palin. The family, however, said the joke targeted 14-year-old Willow, who attended the game with her mother.

Letterman made the full apology Monday after... read more

ABC, Obama Team Up for Prime-Time Special on Health Care

Barack Obama

President Obama is back on prime time: ABC News will present an interview and a town-hall discussion with the president on health care issues next Wednesday.

Obama will host the discussion at the White House with ABC's Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer, who will moderate the discussion with the live audience and take viewer-submitted questions.

The one-hour special will air June 24 at 10 pm/ET on a two-hour ...
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Usher Files for Divorce

Usher and Tameka Foster

Usher has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly two years, Tameka Foster Raymond.

The R&B singer filed divorce papers Friday in Atlanta, People reports. The couple has been "leading separate lives for months," the magazine says.

Usher, 30, and Foster Raymond, 38, wed in ...
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Idol's Bo Bice Expecting Baby No. 3

Bo Bice and Caroline Merrin Fisher

American Idol alum Bo Bice has great expectations for the new year — namely the arrival of this third child with his wife, Caroline.

"American Idol has a new ...
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Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser, Spawns Campaign for His Firing

David Letterman

David Letterman's comments about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and one of her daughters has prompted a hotel chain to pull its advertising on CBS' website — and spawned a campaign to fire the Late Show host that includes a planned protest outside his studio.

Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told TVGuide.com. read more

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