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Bye Bye Alec Baldwin [POLL]

You won’t be able to kick Alec Baldwin around anymore. The former 30 Rock Star says he’s done with public life.  

Alec Baldwin
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“I’ve lived this for 30 years, I’m done with it,” the actor and former MSNBC host, 55, states in his bylined New York magazine cover story that hit Sunday night.

“I’m aware that it’s ironic that I’m making this case in the media,” he writes, “but this is the last time I’m going to talk about my personal life in an American publication ever again.”

Despite Baldwin and his wife Hilaria having a baby, 2013 really hasn’t been a great year publicity wise for the actor. Baldwin acknowledges that 2013 had him challenging accusations of homophobia, which cost him his reputation, his gig on MSNBC (he calls the network “as superfluous as Fox”), and his faith in the media, which he dubs: “hate Incorporated.” “I haven’t changed,” he insists, “but public life has.”

Baldwin also slams media personalities Anderson Cooper (the “self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture,” says Baldwin; Valenti ran the Motion Picture Association of America, which rated movies for their content), and Rachel Maddow. Baldwin calls her a phony and says she tried to get him fired from MSNBC.

Also count Baldwin among those that do not love New York. Baldwin assesses the place he has called home since 1979: “I just can’t live in New York anymore.” “Everything I hated about L.A., I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”

So Alec Baldwin is leaving public life. Are you sad to see him go? Who else would you like to see leave public life?

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