Police took Alec Baldwin into custody Tuesday morning after he rode his bike in the wrong direction down a New York City street, People reports.
Baldwin, 56, was handcuffed and transported to the station in a patrol car, a source close to him tells People, adding that he is now back home with his family. A law enforcement source says Baldwin, who was not carrying an ID, was issued two summonses before being released and will be fined.
The “30 Rock” star took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to give his side of the story, criticizing the NYPD – along with the press.
"Officer Moreno, badge number 23388, arrested me and handcuffed me for going the wrong way on Fifth Ave," he wrote. "Meanwhile, photographers outside my home ONCE AGAIN terrified my daughter and nearly hit her with a camera. The police did nothing. New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign."
Despite Baldwin's angry Tweets, the source says the actor "calmly got into the police car and went to the police station," adding that the incident "transpired very quickly."
Baldwin has hit a rough patch in public life lately: He was fired from his own MSNBC show in November and has scuffled with paparazzi, allegedly using homophobic slurs during the incidents.
Earlier this year, Baldwin published an essay in New York magazine accusing the city of changing for the worse – and vowing to move to Los Angeles.
One thing is clear. Solange was extremely angry when she reportedly attacked Jay Z in an elevator at a Met Gala afterparty on May 5. But what isn't clear is what caused her to react, People reports.
While sources disagree on the details, the situation was apparently heated before Solange, Jay Z and Beyonce stepped into the elevator.
According to one source, Solange had a heated run-in with designer Rachel Roy earlier in the night. "Solange was provoked by Rachel," the source says.
The source also says Beyonce "intervened with a warning not to talk to her sister," adding that Jay Z did nothing to stop the alleged confrontation.
However, an onlooker has a different take, saying the women's interaction "was very limited" and that Solange was "yelling at other people at the party."
Roy has known the Knowles family and Jay Z for years. The designer, who is popular among celebrities, used to be married to Jay's former business partner and friend Damon Dash.
Then toward the end of the night, "Jay said something inappropriate to Beyonce and Solange, and she snapped," says the source. "When they got in the elevator, it escalated quickly the way family tensions can. It got exceptionally heated the way family moments can."
Adds the source: "Solange is super protective of Beyonce."
Was Alcohol a Factor?
While the onlooker claims Solange was under the influence, the source says the singer "was not intoxicated" and has already moved on.
"She's fine now," the source says of Solange. "She's back home in New Orleans and she's going on with her business."
Reps for Solange, Jay Z and Roy did not respond to requests for comment.
Mickey Rooney's children have filed suit in Los Angeles seeking that his will be invalidated, claiming the legendary actor faced "undue influence" when he signed it just weeks before his death, People reports.
His biological children are not named as beneficiaries to his estate, now valued at $18,000 but potentially worth considerably more in the future from licensing rights and memorabilia, including an Oscar.
Instead, the beneficiary is Mark Aber, Rooney's stepson and caretaker in his final days. Rooney died April 6 at age 93.
The May 7 Superior Court filing, by seven of his eight surviving children, alleges that Aber and the estate's current executor, L.A. attorney Michael Augustine, who was Rooney's court-appointed conservator in the last years of the actor's life, took "advantage" of him.
The pair "suggested and dictated the contents of the [will]" and "arranged for the execution of the document" at a time when Rooney was "wholly under the influence" of the two men, the lawsuit alleges.
Augustine and Aber, the suit alleges, "were able to and did control and influence the mind and actions of the Decedent to such an extent that Decedent did whatever Respondent and Aber instructed him to do."
Richard Petty, who is representing attorney Michael Augustine, says, "We think the contest is utterly without merit and that there is no truth at all to any of the allegations in the children's contest."
In a separate suit, Rooney's estranged wife, Jan Rooney, also is contesting probate of the actor's will, claiming the will "blatantly misquotes the terms of the settlement agreements [previously] reached between Janice Rooney and Mickey Rooney."
Is there a black-and-white shirtless bedroom photo book starring the Smiths coming out that we're not aware of?
Kylie Jenner posted a sweet black-and-white snapshot of her and BFF Jaden Smith on her Tumblr page, E! News reports. The picture shows the two pals hanging out with friends in what looks to be someone's bedroom, with Jenner smirking as a shirtless Smith — who is flaunting his Calvin Klein undies, by the way — sits on her lap with a smile on his face (perhaps because he may be getting a back rub from the E! star?).
With no caption or any details about the photo, it's unclear as to what was going on at the time, but the celeb friends seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The duo's pic comes shortly after a buzzed-about photo of Willow Smith surfaced on the Internet.
The 13-year-old was photographed lying in bed with 20-year-old Moises Arias, known for his role as Rico on Disney's “Hannah Montana,” who wasn't wearing a shirt in the friendly photos (posted to his 490.tx blog last last month), and the visual of a minor with a half-naked former child star sparked some controversy online.
However, Willow's mama, Jada Pinkett Smith, shot the controversy down, telling a paparazzo at the airport, "Here's the deal: there was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation," the actress said. "You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you're acting like covert pedophiles, and that's not cool."