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'30 Rock' actor Alec Baldwin has been allowed to fly on the 3PM (PST) flight. He tweeted: "Now on the 3 o'clock American flight. The flight attendants already look.....smarter."UPDATE ENDSShortly after the story broke, Baldwin offered an explanation via the social networking site, tweeting: "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt [sic]".
In protest over being kicked off, Baldwin tweeted: "#theresalwaysunited", referring to American Airlines' rival airline, United Airlines. "But, oddly, 30 Rock plays inflight on American. #theresalwaysunited[sic]" the actor quipped.Words With Friends is an iPhone and Android phone application, where users play virtual scrabble against their chosen friends.The story broke via Twitter this morning after Michael J Wolf, founder of Activate, tweeted: "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait [sic]".
Baldwin has worked hard to restore his reputation in Hollywood after a bitter custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger, involving their daughter, Ireland. In 2007, a voice mail was made public in which Alec called his daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig" after she failed to answer the phone for a scheduled call with her father. He later publicly apologised over the incident, saying: "I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand. (Although I hope you never do.) I am sorry for what happened."