Nearly every small screen luminary brushed their teeth, slapped on some formal wear, and stepped out for the Emmys last night. Everyone except Alec Baldwin, that is. So where was the beloved Jack Donaghy? Especially since he was a nominee?
Turns out Alec wasn’t pleased with Fox axing a joke about the Rupert Murdoch hacking scandal from a prerecorded bit. The 30 Rock star tweeted:
“Fox did kill my NewsCorp hacking joke. Which sucks bc I think it would have made them look better. A little… If I were enmeshed in a scandal where I hacked photos of families of innocent crime victims purely 4 profit, I’d want that 2 go away, 2.”
Fox says they cut the joke because they didn’t want to look as if they were poking fun at what they consider very serious allegations.
Alec opted not to appear in the skit at all and was replaced by Leonard Nimoy. This whole situation has definitely Spocked our interest.