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Fox Edits Phone-Hacking Joke From Emmys; Replaces Baldwin With Nimoy - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Alec Baldwin, a star of the NBC comedy "30 Rock," had taped an opening skit for the show days in advance, and in it he had referenced the phone hacking scandal that has embroiled the News Corporation in Britain. When Fox decided to edit out the reference over the weekend, Mr. Baldwin asked that his appearance be cut altogether because he felt the edit might affect the flow of the entire segment. A Fox spokeswoman said the reference was removed because the company was taking the hacking allegations seriously and did not want to appear to be making jokes about them.
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