Alec Baldwin is well known for his explosive rants against the paparazzi who dog his every step, but this November brought the blurt that broke the camel's back — and got him fired from his MSNBC hosting gig. It was the second time the "30 Rock" star had used a homophobic slur in lashing out against a photographer, and made his apology the first time around seem less than sincere. "Wow, Alec Baldwin shows his true colors yet again," Anderson Cooper, who is gay, said on Twitter. "How is he going to lie and excuse his anti-gay slurs this time?" He later wrote, "Just read Alec Baldwin's latest excuses. They are actually so ridiculous they are funny." Baldwin finally issued an apology when the show was temporarily, and later permanently, taken off the air. "I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have — and for that I am deeply sorry," he said, in part. "Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward."
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