MSNBC Suspends Alec Baldwin's Show For 2 Episodes

Alec Baldwin attends TimesTalks Presents: 'The Orphans' at The Times Center, NYC, on April 15, 2013 Alec Baldwin attends TimesTalks Presents: 'The Orphans' at The Times Center, NYC, on April 15, 2013

MSNBC says it has suspended Alec Baldwin’s new weekly talk show for two episodes.

The cable channel didn’t specify why, and in a statement posted on MSNBC’s website Baldwin said he is “deeply sorry” for language he used but didn’t offer details.

But MSNBC’s action followed an encounter Baldwin had with a photographer Thursday in New York in which the actor was heard on videotape using an anti-gay insult. He later tweeted an apology, saying he was unaware the term was offensive to gays.

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MSNBC declined further comment. Baldwin’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The show, “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” airs on Fridays and will be off this week and next under the suspension, MSNBC said.

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