July 4, 2013

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---- — Baldwin out and about after rant

NEW YORK — Days after blowing up Twitter with a homophobic rant, Alec Baldwin made his first public appearance with his pregnant wife Hilaria earlier this week. The controversial former 30 Rock star was out and about in New York City to celebrate the opening night of his Rock Paper photography exhibit at Gallery 151 in Chelsea.

Last week, Alec came under fire for going after Daily Mail journalist George Stark, who had accused Hilaria of tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. On Friday he apologized for the verbal explosion, claiming his irate comments didn’t stem from “homophobia.”

In an apology to GLAAD and the Gothamist, the Emmy winner wrote:

“My ill-advised attack on George Stark of the Daily Mail had absolutely nothing to do with issues of anyone’s sexual orientation. My anger was directed at Mr. Stark for blatantly lying and disseminating libelous information about my wife and her conduct at our friend’s funeral service. As someone who fights against homophobia, I apologize.”

Rihanna, Lawrence meet up in France

PARIS — Rihanna and Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence are currently in France attending various Paris Fashion Week shows, and the ladies found themselves at the same restaurant the other night and hit it off so well, RiRi shared a pic of the new besties on her Twitter account.

“Bumped into the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence at dinner! #Paris,” the chart topper captioned the snapshot.

While the Barbadian beauty dressed to the nines in a pink silk skirt and black crop top, the Silver Linings Playbook star kept it casual in a black tank, jeans, and minimal makeup.

Last weekend, the Grammy winner let loose on her day off in a Cologne bar and treated patrons to an impromptu karaoke performance! Chris Brown’s former lady love belted it out to No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” and Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire.”

Bids for first pic of Kardashian baby

LOS ANGELES — First there were rumors that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were given an offer of $2 million for the first photos of their daughter North “Nori” West, and now Us Weekly is reporting that Kimye have been offered a whopping $3 million from an Australian magazine! Let the bidding begin...

We’re not sure if Kanye is the one telling Kim to pass up these offers or if he believes they can get more money for the pics, but an insider tells the mag that he’s not looking to exploit their little girl. “Kanye’s been adamant about not having the baby on the show,” an source tells the mag. “He was serious when he said North isn’t America’s baby, so he may not do anything.”

The insider added that the rapper is a “super worrywart” about Nori, who was born on June 15. As far as Kim, “motherhood has changed her.” But will the Kardashians REALLY pass up the opportunity to rake in several million dollars just because Kimye are getting camera shy all of the sudden?