Alec Baldwin Thrown Off Airplane for Playing Words With Friends

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Earlier today, news trickled into Twitter that Alec Baldwin may have had a dust-up while attempting to fly American Airlines. "On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane," tweeted one fellow passenger. "We had to go back to the gate." Baldwin soon weighed in on his own Twitter account, and it sounds like he's blaming his departure on the infamously debated airline policy that all electronic devices have to be shut off for takeoff and landing. "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving," tweeted Baldwin, adding the hashtags "nowonderamericaairisbankrupt" and "#theresalwaysunited" and the slightly mournful observation, "But, oddly, 30 Rock plays inflight on American." Fellow Words With Friends addicts Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, let Baldwin's brouhaha serve as a cautionary tale.