Nightly News | December 07, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Alec Baldwin 's in the news and not for anything good. He was thrown off an American Airlines flight from LAX to JFK last night because he wouldn't turn off his electronic device. He says because the plane was still at the gate. He was in the middle of the highly addictive Scrabble -type game called Words with Friends . Airline says he was extremely rude and used offensive language. On any flight, of course, the captain's the boss and the captain tossed him. He took a later flight without incident. His rep pointed out today other passengers were live tweeting about the fracas using devices they didn't turn off either. In a blog post late today, Baldwin apologized to his fellow passengers but added, quote, "The lesson I've learned is to keep my phone off when the 1950s gym teacher is on duty," close quote.