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Readers Love Jessica Simpson's New Baby, Angry at Alec Baldwin's Twitter Rants

Readers Love Jessica Simpson's New Baby, Angry at Alec Baldwin's Twitter Rants

Originally posted 07/06/2013 08:55AM

Motherhood got twice as sweet for Jessica Simpson and our readers responded with happiness after the singer and fashion designer delivered her second child.

But the Twitter rant of Alec Baldwin, in which he used homophobic slurs against a British journalist, drew outrage – even as the actor later apologized and deleted his account.

Here are the five stories that sparked strong reactions from readers this past week – the news that made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and even saying 'Wow'!

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Alec Baldwin: I Would Love to Quit Acting | Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas

Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter, Contemplates Quitting Acting

Originally posted 07/03/2013 09:45AM

Alec Baldwin is done with Twitter – and maybe even acting.

Deleting his Twitter account after lashing out at a British journalist who claimed Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, was Tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral – Baldwin later apologized for the remarks – the Blue Jasmine actor defended his decision to forgo the social media service to Vanity Fair on Monday.

"I went to Jimmy Gandolfini's funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn't have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn't give a f–– about social media," Baldwin, 55, explained.

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Alec Baldwin Apologizes for Calling Writer a 'Toxic Little Queen'

UpdatePosted 06/29/2013 06:00AM

Alec Baldwin Calls Writer 'Toxic Little Queen' in Twitter Rant

Originally posted 06/28/2013 10:15AM

Alec Baldwin is once again making headlines for a Twitter rant.

The actor sent out a series of Tweets on Thursday aimed at a journalist who claimed his wife Hilaria was using her phone during James Gandolfini's funeral on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan.

"Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That's not true. But I'm gonna tweet at your funeral," Baldwin wrote on Twitter.

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Why Is Ireland Baldwin Wearing a Ring on That Finger? | Ireland Baldwin

Ireland Baldwin Wearing Ring on Ring Finger, Sparks Buzz

Originally posted 06/07/2013 03:30PM

Is Ireland Baldwin more serious with boyfriend Slater Trout than she's been letting on?

The 17-year-old model daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger was spotted wearing a ring on a special finger in N.Y.C. this week. But don't expect wedding bells just yet.

"It is just a ring she likes, and it fits that finger," a source tells PEOPLE.

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Cousins Ireland & Hailey Baldwin Goof Off Together in N.Y.C.

Cousins Ireland & Hailey Baldwin Goof Off Together in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 06/06/2013 02:55PM

Cousins, fast friends, co-conspirators: Ireland and Hailey Baldwin appear to be all three, judging by their antics in recent days.

The daughters of actors Alec Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin have been palling around together in New York, flooding Twitter with Vine videos (many of them featuring Hailey's older sister Alaia) and spending some quality time with Alec and his pregnant wife Hilaria.

An Instagram photo of the family and their puppies shows Ireland, 17, hugging her dad, framed by Hailey, 16, and Hilaria.

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How Hilaria Baldwin Is Adjusting (and Not Adjusting) to Pregnancy | Hilaria Thomas

How Hilaria Baldwin Is Adjusting (and Not Adjusting) to Pregnancy

Originally posted 06/03/2013 05:20PM

"I've toned it down a lot," the yoga instructor, who's expecting a daughter with husband Alec, tells PEOPLE

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Ireland Basinger Baldwin: Boyfriend Slater Trout Is My Best Friend

Ireland Basinger Baldwin Opens Up About Boyfriend Slater Trout

Originally posted 05/29/2013 05:00PM

From the very beginning, IMG model Ireland Basinger Baldwin knew that stand-up paddle boarder Slater Trout was quite the catch.

"I would say he is my best friend," Baldwin, whose friend introduced the couple via Instagram and Twitter last fall, tells PEOPLE. "We have our moments but that's rare. We can act stupid in public, private or wherever and we are always laughing."

Though Trout, 18, is based in Maui and Baldwin, 17, lives in L.A. with her mom, Kim Basinger, the two find time to visit each other at least once a month and go out on adventurous dates in their respective cities.

"We're outdoorsy people," says Ireland, who was just spotted visiting Trout this week. "I love walks, hiking, exploring and being on the beach."

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Wow! Ireland Basinger Baldwin Shows Off Bikini Body in Hawaii | Ireland Baldwin

Ireland Basinger Baldwin Shows Off Bikini Body in Hawaii

Originally posted 05/27/2013 03:00PM

Ireland Basinger Baldwin is learning how to paddleboard from the best – her boyfriend, Slater Trout.

The model, 17, and the professional waterman, 18, were photographed on the stand-up boards in Maui on Sunday.

Wearing a black bikini top and blue and pink bottoms, Baldwin showed off her statuesque physique as she navigated through the water.

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Ireland Basinger Baldwin: 'I Want to Be an Inspirational Model'

Ireland Basinger Baldwin: 'I Want to Be an Inspirational Model'

Originally posted 05/09/2013 03:20PM

When Ireland Basinger Baldwin signed her first professional modeling contract in March, the 17-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger had high hopes.

Not only does she aspire to some day grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue or pose for Victoria's Secret, but "I want to be an inspirational model," says the 6'2" teen. "I want people to look at me and say, 'Wow, she looks healthy.' "

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Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Among Top Tony Nominees | Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Among Top Tony Nominees

Originally posted 04/30/2013 09:25AM

Star power shined on Broadway this season – and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning.

Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.

In the best musical category, the nominees are Bring It On, A Christmas Story, Matilda and Kinky Boots, which received the most nominations of any show: 13, including a nod for its Cyndi Lauper-written score.

Best play contenders, besides Lucky Guy and the side-splitting homage to Chekhov, Vanya, are Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties and Colm Tólbin's The Testament of Mary.

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