Belfast Telegraph

NY chain pulls Alec Baldwin TV ads

Alec Baldwin's antics on board an American Airlines flight have got him grounded as a spokesman for a New York-based supermarket chain.

Wegmans Food Markets said the company pulled television ads featuring the star after some customers complained about the behaviour that resulted in his being booted from a December 6 flight at Los Angeles International Airport.

Alec was removed from the New York-bound plane for refusing to turn off his mobile phone.

The TV spots were filmed for the 2010 holiday season. The commercials were supposed to run again for three weeks last month but were pulled a week early after Alec's airline dust-up.

Alec was hired for the ads after he mentioned that his mother, who lives in the Syracuse area, is a loyal Wegmans customer.

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