Alec Baldwin Returns to Twitter Following American Airlines Drama

5:40 AM PST 01/10/2012 by Erin Carlson
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The actor reactivates his account ahead of NBC's "30 Rock" season-six premiere on Thursday.

After a monthlong hiatus, Alec Baldwin has resurfaced on Twitter.

The actor -- who was kicked off an American Airlines flight last month when he refused to quit playing Words With Friends pre-takeoff -- deactivated his account afterward in an apparent public-relations move following a flurry of tweets he'd unleashed blasting the airliner and its staff. (Sample tweet: Now on the 3 o'clock American flight. The flight attendants already look.....smarter.")

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(Promoting the sixth season of 30 Rock last week, show creator Tina Fey said she accepts responsibility for Baldwin's behavior since she had originally turned him on to the Scrabble-esque iPhone game.)

Back on the social-networking site since Sunday, Baldwin has posted a diverse array of messages plugging his show ("30 Rock, this Thursday...."), encouraging his daughter, Ireland Baldwin, to study for her English final ("Go for it!) and humble bragging about his vacation with yoga-instructor girlfriend Hilaria Thomas ("Last day in Paraiso with @hilariathomas ...").

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He quoted Thomas in a tweet while the two were apparently awaiting a flight home, writing: "I hate airplane delays. This is the smallest airport ever." To which Baldwin added: "I am waiting for pirates to storm this lounge."

30 Rock, co-starring Fey as Liz Lemon and Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, returns to NBC's primetime roster on Thursday. Despite its historic struggles in the ratings, the long-running comedy has long been an awards magnet for the network.

 

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