Alec Baldwin has a new girlfriend

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Alec Baldwin has a new love interest, according to Us Weekly. He’s dating Johanna Cox, who was the winner of the CW network’s Stylista – a reality show where contestants competed to become assistant editors at Elle.

On April 1, Alec Baldwin, 51, left the NYC Gen Art Film Festival premiere of his flick “Lymelife” with Johanna Cox, 29, who, as the December 2008 winner of the CW’s “Stylista,” nabbed her current fashion editor gig at Elle.

“They acted like a couple,” said an onlooker. “They were holding hands.”

[From Us Weekly, April 20, 2009, print ed.]

Johanna has an interesting background for a fashion editor. She graduated from Georgetown and worked as a military analyst in China and Washington D.C. She’s definitely not some vapid fashionista, to say the least. They sounds like an interesting mix. From most reports, Baldwin can be pretty intense. I love the guy, but I’ve read some interviews with him that made me want to reach through the page and slap him for being so moody and self-absorbed at times. That said, he’s still one of my absolute favorite actors because he’s so phenomenal on 30 Rock.

Baldwin is one of those guys that often goes looking for feuds, and he always find them. Recently he slammed the Huffington Post – and websites in general – for their journalism, which he says is merely commentary.

Apparently no one bothered to tell Alec Baldwin that the Huffington Post is now styling itself “the internet newspaper.” The 30 Rock actor, who was one of the first celebrities to accept Arianna Huffington’s invitation to blog for her, says he thinks websites like Huffpo occupy a different and less worthy level of the media ecosystem than The New York Times and the Washington Post:

“Newspapers are about journalism. The internet, and sites like this, are about commentary. People sign on and give their opinion. But that is not journalism. That is commentary, internet style, whereby most people are not trained as journalists and the comments of many posters here are anonymous. You can piss on anyone you want, say anything you want, and so long as it is within the boundaries of HuffPo politesse, you are in.”

Oh, and Baldwin also takes a swipe at the literacy of Huffpo’s readers, many of whom were upset when he criticized MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. “The reading comprehension here can be rather surprising at times,” he writes.

[From Portfolio]

Technically he’s right, though it seems poor form to slam the website he’s often written for in the past. It reminds me of a quote from his character on 30 Rock, when he said, “Thanks for telling me what I already know. You should write for the Huffington Post.” Of course his character is an unabashed conservative, so his snide comment makes sense. Baldwin is a staunch liberal. Writing for the website and then turning around and snapping at them is a little tacky.

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  1. j. ferber says:

    Very smart, interesting guy. Not without his demons. Sounds like he’s difficult as hell in relationships, but good luck to him. This lady seems like she can hold her own, too.

  2. Bros says:

    she didnt work as a military analyst in china-she worked for a US firm as a china military analyst.

  3. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    I used to really dislike him and then he FORCED me to love him with his character on 30 Rock. Come to think of it, I think who I’m actually in love with is Jack Donaghey, not Alec Baldwin, though I wish Jack could be the liberal one. Then the crush would be perfection. Ah well.

  4. gblinda says:

    and she’s a major beyotch…anybody watch the show? She was one of the most hated…very full of herself.

  5. Bros says:

    she was also clearly the smartest and most educated, surrounded by a bunch of unprofessional dimwits, which is also why she won the show.

  6. geronimo says:

    I’m watching this show at the moment and I’ve liked her from the beginning, she just seems to have so much more to her than the others. Didn’t know she won, that’s great! Very interesting match.

  7. gg says:

    As usual I comment mostly on their photos.

    Him: Which cat dragged him backwards through a hedge?

    Her: Nice legs. :)

  8. Enonymous says:

    Is his new girlfriend deaf because that is the only way someone can tolerate that loudmouth.

  9. Wow says:

    His character on 30 Rock is hilarious. He’s acting. But his real life persona leaves much to be desired. When I see him in the audience of award shows, interviews etc… I always remember him going off on his little girl, calling her a pig or something. Just disgusting.

  10. JayBird says:

    anastasiabeaverhausen I feel the same way. I love his character on the show so much, and Alec does such a great job with him that I often forget they’re not the same person.

  11. Chiara says:

    Another 15 minute celebrity relationship.

  12. HippyG says:

    Good for Alec! He’s got a hit show and a hot younger woman in his life. I think she might be a gold-digger tho. I read her blog, she used to have a feature about getting herself a “sugar daddy.” I guess she did. I’m just sayin!

  13. big fish says:

    Maybe they will make a little pig.

  14. sue says:

    What a fat sloppy mess.
    Where did the hotness go?

  15. Casey says:

    Well good for them if they’re happy. But what’s up with that picture of him? He looks like a bloated alcoholic. He used to be so attractive.

  16. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    Oh that pic of him is hideous!

  17. tizzle says:

    I totally remember that sugar daddy thing from her website! I checked it out ages ago when Stylista was airing. I thought she came off really badly on the show. Her style wasn’t bad but it was always the same, and the competition was pretty much a joke so I don’t think the fact she won it really speaks for her talents. She seemed like a bitch and didn’t come across nearly as smart as one would think a chinese military analyst would.

  18. Doc2009 says:

    This won’t work. He never photos with her. She is a social climber and gold digger.He will get bored with her. She wears long hair extensions.

  19. medel huerto says:

    Good luck ALEC if you happy with her. just come to think of it that your daughter has waiting to you for being a true dad…