What happened: Alec Baldwin was kicked off a Dec. 6 American Airlines jetliner at Los Angeles International Airport bound for New York. According to the airline, the actor declined to turn off his cellphone at the appropriate time, then stood up, took his phone into the restroom and slammed the door, the airline said. "He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked," the statement said. "They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding." The apology: The next day, Baldwin took to the Huffington Post to apologize. "First off, I would like to apologize to the other passengers onboard the American Airlines flight that I was thrown off of yesterday. It was never my intention to inconvenience anyone with my 'issue' with a certain flight attendant." The following weekend, he appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in a skit in which he essentially apologized to himself.
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