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Alec Baldwin kicked off flight


If we had a nickel for every time a celebrity was kicked off a plane then we'd have a lot of nickels.

Last night, 30 Rock comeback kid Alec Baldwin had the dubious honour of joining that list of misfits.

He had boarded an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York but was removed before it even got in the air. So, what was the reason, you cry? Booze? Violence? Sexy stuff? All wrong.

In fact, Baldwin was kicked off for playing Words with Friends on his iPad. He tweeted the following:

"Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving."

He also mocked up the following picture:

A Twitter rant continued at the airline with Baldwin starting the hashtag #theresalwaysunited as he vowed to never fly with American Airlines again. He also referred to their flight attendants as "retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's". The ailing company tweeted back at the actor to say that they would be looking into what happened.

As mentioned, he's not the only celebrity to have suffered from plane removal syndrome. Here are some other harrowing examples:

Earlier this year, Gerard Depardieu was on a flight from Paris which was preparing for take-off. After being denied the opportunity to go to the toilet, he urinated in a bottle and on the aisle. He later explained to Anderson Cooper that he's an "elephant" who has "a lot of pee".

The even-tempered supermodel Naomi Campbell had an uncharacteristic meltdown on a British Airways flight in 2008 when she was removed from a flight and arrested for assaulting a police officer. She was then banned from all BA flights and has since blamed the incident on post-9/11 oversensitivity.

Last year, Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was seen "pounding drinks" at the United Airlines first class lounge at JFK airport. Not a great start. He attempted to board the plane but was too drunk and aggressive so was refused entry. United have since banned him from all flights.

Perma-angry director Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for being too overweight to fit in his seat. Then followed a Twitter tirade where he unleashed hell for all of his 1.9 million followers to see. An apology from the airline followed. It wasn't received well.

(Images: @AlecBaldwin, Rex Features)



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