Alec Baldwin turns to Dr. Phil for help
Alec Baldwin went straight for the big dogs to sort through his problems surrounding the controversial voicemail message he left for his daughter Ireland that was later broadcast on TMZ.blog.
In addition to opening up to the ladies on the View, Dr. Phil says he dished out some advice to Baldwin as well. McGraw said Baldwin gave him permission to disclose that they had a “far-reaching, intense conversation” and that he had also “reached out privately to [Kim] Basinger.”
"He's fighting an uphill battle," McGraw told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. "He did tell me that his number one priority is sustaining his relationship with his daughter. This is an important point—he didn't say he wants to fix his relationship with her, because there's nothing to fix."
McGraw described the incident as "out-of-character" for his Alec and said that Ireland remained the actor's "number one priority."
On the voicemail, Baldwin calls Ireland a “rude, thoughtless little pig” for ignoring his phone calls and not taking their phone dates seriously.
Baldwin has since admitted that was wrong, and he has also requested to be released from his contract with '30 Rock.' Dr, Phil said that is because he wants to move back to the west coast so he can be closer to Ireland.