A Father's Right
If you haven't been living under a rock, then you know all about the notorious phone message Alec Baldwin left for his daughter, Ireland. It has been played over and over again, most likely released by Kim Basinger's legal counsel. Even though her reps strongly deny the implication, they also stated that there was no gag order regarding the taped message which leads me to believe that it was leaked to bolster Kim's long standing custody case against Alec. Unfortunately, it has backfired in his favor. Yes, what he did was wrong, but Alec's ongoing problem with controlling his temper and his pent up frustration over his inability to communicate with either his daughter or his ex-wife, makes the phone call almost understandable. Too bad these two people, or more pointedly, Kim Basinger, couldn't just do what was best for her child and just adhere to the custody agreement. Hopefully, Alec will be able to settle this amicably for he sake of his child, but chances are he'll be spending more time in court than with her.