Emmys 2011: Alec Baldwin Backs Out After News Corp. Joke Is Nixed

Alec Baldwin won't have a presence at Sunday's Emmy ceremony after a pre-taped skit, in which he jokes about News. Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and the phone-hacking scandal, was cut, according to published reports.

On Thursday, the Emmy nominee tweeted, "I did a short Emmy pretax a few days ago. Now they tell me NewsCorp may cut the funniest line. #NewsCorphumorlessaswellascorrupt."

A later tweet that same day read, "I hope the folks at Fox don't go all Murdoch-ish this weekend." Read More...



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