Voicemail Leak Left Me Suicidal: Baldwin

Plus, Rihanna and Chris Brown prepare for court, more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2009 10:40 AM CDT
Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – After his infamous 2007 voicemail for his daughter went public, Alec Baldwin had “very serious” suicidal thoughts, he tells Playboy in an interview, People reports. “I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me,” he said, adding that Harvey Levin of TMZ, who released the voicemail, is “a human tumor.” Elsewhere:

  • Jessica Alba is off the hook: No one will press charges against her for vandalizing Oklahoma City with shark posters, the Oklahoman reports.

  • Rihanna is embarrassed about having to testify at Chris Brown’s hearing and “doesn't want to recount one of the worst nights of her life all over again,” a source tells the Daily Mirror. Meanwhile, his PR consultants have plotted Brown’s every move since the alleged assault, right down to his “I’m not a monster” video,TMZ reports.
  • Now that Madonna has permission to adopt Malawian orphan Mercy James, she is calling the 4-year-old daily. On her last call, “She said, ‘Mommy is waiting for you across the seas,’” an insider tells the Sun.
  • Even if you’re a Playmate and Hugh Hefner’s ex, you can’t go around sneaking underage girls into nightclubs. Holly Madison tried and was promptly bounced, TMZ reports.