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Wednesday, December 7

Alec Baldwin boarded an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York City yesterday afternoon, but got booted from the plane before takeoff. Why?  Because he was playing Words With Friends. For those of you who don't know, it's the new Angry Birds. It's totally addictive and it's basically Scrabble for your smart phone. You can also play it on Facebook. You can play it with people you know or hook up with random opponents. Anyway, as you may know, airline passengers are required to turn off all electronic devices during takeoff and landing. But since the plane hadn't even begun taxiing yet, Alec thought it was cool to keep playing. He was wrong. Alec Tweeted, "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words W Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt." He added, "But, oddly, 30 Rock plays inflight on American. #theresalwaysunited." Another passenger Tweeted, "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane. We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait." One source claims that it was the pilot who yanked Alec from the plane, but not just because of the game. A source says that after Alec's altercation with the flight attendant, he got up to use the bathroom. And he slammed the lavatory door so hard, the captain heard it. So he made the call to boot him. The airline already Tweeted that they're looking into the incident, and they want him to give them his side of the story. And the company that makes Words With Friends released a graphic of the game, with the words "Let Alec Play" in crossword-style.

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On Monday night, the premiere of the new movie "New Year's Eve" went down in Hollywood. And several websites are reporting that Ashton Kutcher was "getting flirty" with Lea Michele who plays his love interest in the film. They were getting a little handsy with each other on the red carpet, but perhaps they were just hamming it up for the cameras? There's no indication anything is really happening between them. What do you think after seeing the PICTURES?
Matthew Morrison has confirmed that the December 13th episode will be the "Glee" Christmas episode. Matthew directs this episode and says that Chewbacca will be the special guest star as the show will have some kind of "Star Wars" theme. He says, "We called up George Lucas, and he gave us Chewbacca. There's only one guy who can officially be Chewbacca, and he lives in Northern California. They flew him in. He's been doing it for 12 years." If you follow Chris Colfer on Twitter, you might have already seen this coming because he Tweeted a picture of himself with Chewie last month under the caption, "I officially have my Christmas card!" Meanwhile, there's been talk about "Glee" doing a Michael Jackson tribute episode for a while, and guess what: It's finally happening. Of course, "Glee" has already tackled Michael Jackson. They did "Thriller" in the post-Super Bowl episode earlier this year, and they just did "Man in the Mirror" and The Jackson 5's "ABC" on last night's episode. The tribute episode will air on January 24th and it will feature "10 to 12 songs from Jackson's library."

Terrence Howard doesn't have the best reputation with women. This isn't going to help: Terrence's estranged wife Michelle got a restraining order against him claiming he's been beating her up since just a week after they got married in January of 2010. He has also frequently threatened to kill her. Here are some of the things Michelle says Terrence did to her:
*Slugged her across her face and neck and threatened to throw her off a balcony.
*Smacked her in the face and chipped her tooth with his wedding ring.
*Threw her to the ground in a parking lot.
*Issued various threats such as "I'll hit a woman quicker than I'd hit a man" and, "If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know."
Terrence has filed his own papers, claiming Michelle is full of it. He also accuses her of threatening to, quote, "release private materials to third parties for her own personal financial gain" unless he paid her money. One of those materials is supposedly a video of Terrence naked and singing in the shower. Michelle filed for divorce earlier this year.

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