- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 18, 2009

‘Rogue’ response

A representative for Alec Baldwin and Katie Couric has responded to Sarah Palin’s comments about the actor and CBS newswoman in her new memoir, “Going Rogue.” In her book, Mrs. Palin talks about her “Saturday Night Live” appearance, during which she told Mr. Baldwin, “Your brother Stephen is my favorite Baldwin brother.”

According to “Rogue,” Mrs. Palin had other ideas for the skit, but they were all turned down several times, Entertainment Weekly reports. One of her suggestions was: “Hey, Baldwin, weren’t you supposed to leave the country after the last election?” Mr. Baldwin’s representative, however, says the reason that line was turned down was because the actor never claimed he would leave the country if George W. Bush was re-elected. (Mr. Baldwin has repeatedly insisted the quote was fabricated.) “They nixed the joke because the underlying premise just wasn’t true, because he had never said he was leaving the country,” Matthew Hiltzik, Mr. Baldwin’s representative, tells EW.

“It’s a complete fallacy. But then, once Palin knew that, after telling her [it wasn’t true], she said, ‘Well, let’s say it anyway,’ like she needed it to be true.”

As for Miss Couric’s response to Mrs. Palin’s memoir - in which the former Alaska governor claims the newswoman was “badgering” during their infamous interview - Mr. Hiltzik says, “The interview speaks for itself.”

Glover to wed

Danny Glover will marry his longtime Brazilian girlfriend in December, Agence France-Presse says, citing a report from the Brazilian newspaper O Globo.

Mr. Glover, 63, said he will wed teacher Eliane Cavalleiro, 43. According to published reports, the couple met in 2003 when he attended the World Social Forum in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre.

The actor, who appeared last year in the movie “Blindness,” directed by Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, is currently on the big screen in the new apocalyptic film “2012.”

Stay away, Hall told

A temporary restraining order has been issued against actor Anthony Michael Hall by his ex-girlfriend, who claims, according to the New York Post, that he attempted to kick down her apartment door last week.

Diana Falzone, a radio personality and relationship expert whose most recent column was titled “How Not to Date a Loser,” filed a police complaint a week ago, E! Online reports. She and Mr. Hall dated for about a year.

Miss Falzone reportedly said that after Mr. Hall’s failed attempts to kick down her door, she let him into her apartment and claims he hit her head against the wall. Mr. Hall, 41, whose career credits include a role in the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club” and a brief stint on “Saturday Night Live”(1985-86), reportedly stalked her before the attack.

The actor, who says he suffers from a mild case of bipolar disorder, has yet to speak about the incident. However, his spokesman told the New York Post that “all of the allegations are erroneous and will be addressed accordingly.”


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