Alec Baldwin is passionate, and expressive, and impulsive. The talented actor attended James Gandolfini’s funeral today with his pregnant wife Hilaria Thomas. A Daily Mail reporter recently pissed off Rihanna and now the newspaper meets tabloid has upset Alec.
The Daily Mail claims that Hilaria was Tweeting during Gandolfini’s funeral and Alec flipped out and threatened to assault the writer. At least he knows how to stick up for his woman? Baldwin has since deleted his Twitter account!
The Daily Mail included a timeline of the purported tweets:
Around 8am: Mrs Baldwin retweeted an Us Weekly link about herself
8:47am: Tweeted about making smoothies on Rachael Ray. She then retweeted a Rachael Ray about her own beach bag packing tips
9:53am: She joked that Billy Joel’s ex-wife has good smoothie recipies
About 10am: Around the time the funeral is scheduled to start, she retweets Rachael Ray again, this time about her smoothies
10:17am: Tweets about the circle of life as James’ friends are speaking at his funeral
11:09am: She tweets asking for shopping tips for an anniversary present as Rev. Dr. Kowalski addressed the congregation
3.49pm She insists that she doesn’t ‘believe in bringing phones into a funeral’ adding, ‘I never did and I never would’
During the time of the service, she re-tweeted a post from the Rachael Ray show, promoting one of her own recipes of a summer smoothie. “I’m sure you have some amazing recipes!” Hilaria wrote.
Thursday afternoon, Hilaria tweeted: “I don’t believe in bringing phones into a funeral and I never did and I never would.”
Tweeting during a funeral is the height of disrespect. I hope this isn’t true. SMH. R.I.P. Jim!
UPDATE: This is what actually happened. Hilaria’s rep explains: “She didn’t have her phone with her during the service and she didn’t tweet anything til they had left. They were there for a couple of hours, she is 7 1/2 months pregnant and left because she needed some water.She retweeted people who had tweeted at those times.”