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A.T. Faust III
| December 8, 2011
Actor Kicked Off Airplane For Playing "Words With Friends"
Alec Baldwin, star of the hit television series 30 Rock (and countless mediocre Hollywood films), loves Words With Friends. I mean, he really loves Words With Friends. He loves the Zynga puzzler so much, he was willing to get off an airplane--and delay hundreds of American Airlines passengers--in order to keep playing. See, instead of complying with pre-flight FAA guidelines and turning off his electronic device (Let's hope it wasn't an iPhone!), American Airlines claims the crotchety actor
stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane's lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation.Then, Baldwin took to berating flight attendants and crew members, tweeting nasty remarks, and generally making an ass of himself. He was, of course, booted from the plane. And, of course, he blames everyone but himself. Speaking of airplanes and Words With Friends, my personal record for a single play is "disembarks." 243 points, baby! [caption id="attachment_253361" align="aligncenter" width="642" caption="Beat that, Jamie!"][/caption] [Lead image: thesuperficial.com]