Alec Baldwin launches Twitter tirade against reporter

Actor Alec Baldwin arrives for the funeral service of James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," in New York's the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Thursday, June 27, 2013. The 51-year-old actor died of a heart attack last week while vacationing in Italy with his son.(AP Photo/Richard Drew) Richard Drew

Alec Baldwin wasn't too happy about a Daily Mail report that accused his wife of tweeting during actor James Gandolfini's funeral on Thursday -- so much so that he launched a Twitter tirade against the journalist who wrote it.

"It may not be considered funeral etiquette, but Alec Baldwin and his heavily pregnant wife, Hilaria, took to Twitter during James Gandolfini's service today," George Stark wrote in the story. "The pregnant yoga instructor's social media feed was full of upbeat posts while the 'Sopranos' star's friends, family and co-stars were gripped with grief at a New York Catholic church. Messages included a request for ideas about wedding anniversary presents and promotional notes about her upcoming appearance on the 'Rachael Ray' show."

Baldwin fired back with a series of expletive-filled messages on his own Twitter account.

"My wife and I attend a funeral to pay our respects to an old friend, and some toxic Brit writes this [expletive] trash," one of the tweets said.

Another said, "I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna [expletive]...you...up."

"How much of this [expletive] are people supposed to take? With these blatant [expletive] lies EVERY DAY," he continued, adding, "My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friend's funeral. Now, [expletive] this Twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth."

In the midst of the rant, the actor also tweeted that he has fired his publicist.

Baldwin's account was later taken down, but a screenshot of the messages can be seen here.

The "30 Rock" star's wife responded with some tweets of her own:

She also spoke to "Inside Edition" and said she was not using Twitter during Gandolfini's funeral service. "I don't believe in bringing your phone into church...My time in church is between me and God. I was there to pay my last respects to Jimmy. Understand that?" she said.

When asked if she left the services early, she responded, "I was feeling very faint. I am at the point in my pregnancy where I feel faint. I had to leave to get water...I paid my respects and left."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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