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Alec Baldwin Quits Twitter, Vows Never To Return (PHOTO)

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Last week, Alec Baldwin made headlines for something far less glamorous than a new TV show or Broadway play. The talented actor suffered a full-blown Twitter meltdown targeted at one specific reporter who dared to question Alec's wife's ethics.

Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, reportedly tweeted during James Gandolfini's funeral -- though she's asserted that she did not have her phone inside the service. Alec's harsh response (for which he later apologized) ended with him deleting his Twitter account.

Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time Baldwin deleted his account, a measure he seems to take after every public display of enragement. He's done so twice before, once after his American Airlines incident and the second time after marrying Hilaria, who is now pregnant with their first child.

What may be different this time around though, is that Baldwin vows there won't be a fourth.

At a party hosted in Gallery 151 in New York City yesterday, Vanity Fair caught up with Baldwin to learn if we'll ever enjoy his 140-character quips again.

Never. No. I went to Jimmy Gandolfini's funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn't have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn't give a fuck about social media.

I really learned a lesson at the funeral. I said to myself, This is all a waste of time. Meaning it's fun sometimes, but less and less, and less. It's just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, I'm going to try where I just don't do this anymore. [Vanity Fair]

See Alec and Hilaria as they exited the gallery Monday night:


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