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MSNBC's Phil Griffin Wants Alec Baldwin To 'Tone Down' His Twitter Feed

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LOS ANGELES, CA- SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Alec Baldwin and daughter Ireland Baldwin arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage) | Getty

Alec Baldwin is never one to shy away from his emotions, but apparently MSNBC would like him to share them a little less with the public.

Baldwin'supcoming MSNBC show, "Up Late," premieres October 11. It will be the closest thing to "Larry King Live" that the network has, featuring Baldwin in conversation with other boldfaced names.

MSNBC is presumably delighted to have a famous and attention-grabbing figure hosting a show on its airwaves. But the Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie wrote on Wednesday that the network's president, Phil Griffin, has asked Baldwin to "tone down his famously vitriolic Twitter feed":

"He's a big personality. I have confidence that he'll be known for his interviews, not for any extraordinary ...," says Griffin, trailing off.

Baldwin has, of course, garnered plenty of publicity with his outbursts on Twitter.

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