This morning, Alec of Clan Baldwin and his fiancée Hilaria Thomas floated down to City Hall in a blissful cloud of love, on a mission to obtain a marriage license. After being issued the necessary paperwork, Baldwin left the building and immediately socked a Daily News photographer on the chin. (Pix of the incident can be found here.)
The paper reports that the paparazzo, Marcus Santos, was "standing innocently with two other photographers" outside the building. In which "innocently" means closely following a celebrity's every move?
"He was looking mad," said Santos. "He said, ‘Step back, step back.' I said, ‘We're moving back.'"
Baldwin's side of the story goes something like this:
A "photographer" almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning. #allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded
Baldwin was previously accused of attacking a photographer in 2010; in 2007, he left his daughter a nasty voicemail, calling her a rude little pig. He seems to have mellowed out since dating Thomas, a yoga instructor, but seriously: Who wouldn't be provoked by an unwanted lens in the face while trying to get a city agency to cooperate? Good God, Lemon.