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With Labor Day, we said goodbye to August, the Sunday of months, the last chance to relax until easing back into normal life. But if you’re Alec Baldwin, you never slowed down—not for a minute. Tracking the actor’s every move via Twitter, gossip columns and party photos (because how can you not?), we found that even in his leisure time the man is unstoppable, mixing work, play and philanthropy in a way that would exhaust mere mortals.
Click through our slideshow for an illustrated tour through Alec’s August, or click here for a large image.
Of Love and Real Estate
Poor Alec Baldwin! Not only is the recent Vanity Fair cover guy better known for his hot head than for his new, cool marriage to Hilaria Thomas or his role on 30 Rock, but it turns out most of the country refuses to accept Mr. Baldwin as the last word on their lord and savior as well!
Alec Baldwin and and Hilaria Thomas, his yoga instructor bride-to-be, have kept us riveted with their constantly shifting wedding plans (eloping after Cannes! No, a big Hollywood-style wedding in New York on June 30!), but now we finally have proof of their dedication to and love for one another: a real estate deal.
Remember how Alec Baldwin was supposed to elope with yoga instructor fiancee Hilaria Thomas after the Cannes Film Festival? Whatever happened with that?
Well, the date may finally be set on the New York ceremony, and according to new gossip, it sounds less like an elopement and more like a full-blown Hollywood wedding. Oh, that wily Alec.
It’s finally time to break out the fans, air conditioning window units and anything else that helps cool off sweltering New Yorkers. Memorial Day weekend brought some wonderful weather, though not as nice as the view coming in from Cannes.
While Jessica Paré made us swoon as Don Draper’s young wife from up North–bringing her own style to the French classic(?) “Zou Bisou Bisou” in the premiere of the 5th season of Mad Men– not all Canadian residents are so enticing. At least not for long: Alec Baldwin‘s wine-and-dining of Quebec native Genevieve Sabourin in 2011 ended in a case of le canard déchaîné when the wannabe actress was arrested for stalking the 30 Rock star outside his apartment Sunday night. The news of his engagement to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas allegedly sent the spurned Canuck into a tailspin, according to sources.
It was a quintessentially March evening. Though the sun was shining bright, the breeze added enough of a chilling twinge that guests shivered as they checked their coats at Avery Fisher Hall. The troupe was gathering for the New York Philharmonic’s spring gala, and given the ambiguous weather, their outfits bespoke the seasonal purgatory.
Some donned bright patterned frocks, deciding to ring in the season with open, if goose-bumped, arms, while assorted grand-dames entered in full fur coats. Half of the gentlemen had dusted off their Easter ties, but the rest chose more subdued neckwear hues. Overall, the group’s collective attire oscillated undecidedly somewhere on the spectrum between lion and lamb.
The Observer walked up the stairs toward cocktail hour directly behind a bronzed and conspicuously trim Alec Baldwin, and his yogi belle, Hilaria Thomas. Where had they been basking, we asked. “We went to Florida for the weekend. It was unusual, because I’m not much of a Florida person,” Mr. Baldwin said. “We had three days, or two and a half days …” he began. “Of paradise!” Ms. Thomas interjected, finishing his sentence with an adoring, eyelash-fluttering gaze.
“We would exercise in the morning and then lay by the pool all day,” Mr. Baldwin admitted. “And then exercise at night,” Ms. Thomas added. The Observer blushed. “Yeah, we had a lot of exercise.”
Jack Donaghy is known for his business acumen, from his dedication to Six Sigma to his intimate knowledge of even the smallest subsidiaries of the Sheinhardt Wig Company empire. Alec Baldwin, it appears, knows his way around the negotiating table, as well. The actor scooped up a place at The Devonshire at the end of the summer, but city records show he saved almost a million on the property. Although initial reports claimed he bought the place for $12.5 million, the deed reveals he paid just $11.7 million for the new pad.
Alec Baldwin has a lot of good things going for him– he’s a great actor, the most successful sibling out of four brothers, and will one day be mayor of us all. But the one black mark on Baldwin’s card is his home life: his bitter divorce from Kim Basinger in 2002, the Read More