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Gary Oldman Apologizes for Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin Remarks: 'I'm an A-Hole' - VIDEO

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On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, actor Gary Oldman apologized for statements he made to Playboy magazine during a rant about political correctness gone overboard in Hollywood in which he defended Mel Gibson's racist and anti-Semitic remarks and Alec Baldwin's homophobic slurs.

Said Oldman:

"I said some things that were poorly considered. And once I had seen it in print, I could see that it was offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed...From my heart, I am profoundly, profoundly sorry...I should be an example and an inspiration, and I'm an a-hole. And I'm 56, and I should know better."

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Alec Baldwin Arrested in NYC

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Alec Baldwin has been arrested in New York City, though it was not for a homophobic encounter with the paparazzi, In Touch reports:

New details have emerged from a source in the NYPD, who confirms to In Touch that Alec Baldwin was given two summonses after he was caught riding his bicycle in the wrong direction.

“He was stopped by officers for riding the wrong way on a street. When the officers asked for ID, he got belligerent because he had none on him,” the source explains. “The officers placed him under arrest for disorderly conduct.”

Baldwin has reportedly been released and his rep. is denying there were any charges.


Barney Frank's Husband Calls Documentary About his Life 'Rude' and 'Embarrassing': VIDEO

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Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank premiered over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. The filmmakers were given full access to follow Frank "everywhere but the bathroom," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Frank and his husband Jim Ready are not too happy with the final product, according to remarks at a Q&A with producer Alec Baldwin after the film's screening, THR reports:

“I don't understand why the moviemakers would want to embarrass someone who went out of the way to let them make a movie about him,” Ready told Baldwin. “That kind of bothered me.” What specifically bothered Ready was the movie’s inclusion of the 1989 scandal involving Frank hiring a male prostitute to be his live-in driver and housekeeper. Frank was accused of allowing his houseguest to run a prostitution ring out of his home, but after being investigated by the House Ethics Committee, he was found innocent and was reprimanded only for using his congressional office to fix his driver’s parking tickets.

“I really think that was irrelevant to put that in there,” added Ready. “It’s embarrassing ... it's just kind of rude," Ready said in reference to the fact there were family members in the audience, including Franks' great aunt, who asked a question earlier in the Q&A. Baldwin then quickly attempted to lighten the mood by referencing his own public controversies, saying, “There's a lot of things I'd like them to leave out of my movie.” He then added, after getting a laugh from the crowd, “It's not always that easy.”

The filmmakers defend their inclusion of the controversy in an interview with THR.

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The Barney Frank Documentary Trailer Will Get You A Little Choked Up - VIDEO

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Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank — the documentary about the outspoken and openly gay former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts — will make its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, but you can watch its trailer here.

According to OUT.com, "The documentary encompassed the time from Frank's coming out in 1987 (he was the first congressman to do so voluntarily) until his wedding to Jim Ready in 2012." But it mostly focuses on Frank's commitment to his congressional role as well as his eventual retirement from a job he seemed to love, as described in the Tribeca Film Festival program:

The film is a rare and intimate peek into the life of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantankerous, and first openly gay Congressman in the United States. On the verge of his retirement, Frank reflects on his 40 years in office and the role his own homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice. A flawless example of when the personal meets the political, with incredible “bare all” access, this documentary reveals Frank as one of the most sharp-tongued, entertaining, and lionhearted politicians of our time.

The film was also executively produced by Alec Baldwin, the actor who has come under fire for using gay slurs against those who annoy him.

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Alec Baldwin Tweets Then Deletes Homophobic Jab At Former Romney Aide

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Alec Baldwin just can't seem to learn and has once again wound up as the center of attention for throwing around homophobic insults, this time to a former Romney aide Garrett Jackson on Twitter.

A_baldwinThe argument was sparked over criticism of the Keystone XL pipeline documentary Above All Else and very quickly devolved into childish insults and name-calling. Baldwin proved that he learned absolutely nothing from the fallout of his past screw-ups and decided to mock Jackson by saying of his profile picture,

You're on your knees in that photo. What's up with that, Garrett?

Baldwin has since deleted that tweet, as well as a few others, but as everyone knows everything lives forever on the internet.

So much for Baldwin's pledge to leave public life.


Alec Baldwin To Produce Barney Frank Documentary

The last we heard from Alec Baldwin, he'd vowed to leave public life amid the controversy and subsequent cancellation of his MSNBC show last fall which resulted from his use of an anti-gay slur. Now, he's back in the news and has announced his involvement in a film project about a high-profile gay man. 

6a00d8341c730253ef019b01bb7b97970bAccording to Deadline Hollywood, Baldwin will executive produce Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank, a documentary about Barney Frank. The film will reportedly profile the former Massachusetts congressman "as he discusses the role his homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice."

Compared to What will play at the Tribeca Film Festival next month where Baldwin will also participate in a post-screening Q&A alongside Frank.

Baldwin also claims that the former congressman is someone whom he admires:

“Barney Frank is a personal hero of mine,” he said in a statement. “His legacy in Congress – and his historic importance as the first openly gay and married Congressman – important for our country.”

Compared to What will premiere at Tribeca on April 27, 2014.


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