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Alec Baldwin forced from flight over phone game

Gallery: The 30 Rock star took to Twitter to vent his frustration at being removed from the American Airlines flight yesterday.

Alec Baldwin,
Alec Baldwin,
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A FLIGHT ATTENDANT was the subject of a Twitter tirade from Alec Baldwin after the actor was booted from a plane at Los Angeles International Airport for playing a word game on his cell phone as the plane was about to depart for New York.

The “30 Rock” actor was playing a game called “Words with Friends” while the plane idled at a gate yesterday, said Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik.

“He loves ‘Words with Friends’ so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it,” said Hiltzik, who added that Baldwin boarded another American Airlines flight to New York.

Baldwin, a prolific Twitter user, took to the social media site to vent, saying a “flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words W Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving.”

Baldwin tweeted that it would be his last flight with American, despite the fact that they show “30 Rock” for in-flight entertainment. He also mocked American Airlines flight attendants and supported rival airline United:

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It wasn’t clear if passengers had been asked to turn off their cellphones, which is typical before a flight backs away from the terminal.

American Airlines spokesman Ed Martelle declined comment, citing customer privacy concerns.

Airport police Sgt Belinda Nettles said officers did not respond to the incident.

Baldwin called “Words With Friends” an “addicting” game. Players compete online to score the most points by building words with tiles on a Scrabble-like game board.

Baldwin plays the role of executive Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock” and played an amorous ex-husband to Meryl Streep in the 2009 romantic comedy “It’s Complicated.”

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