This was supposed to be a good week for Alec Baldwin. The woman he says was stalking him was found guilty and sentenced to 210 days behind bars. But on the day his stalker was convicted, the famously hot-tempered star called a photographer a "c---sucking f-g."

According to TMZ, which has video of the Thursday confrontation, "what [set] him off ... the photog ventures VERY close to Baldwin's family." Which includes newborn baby Carmen. Baldwin had claimed on Twitter that he used the word "fathead" and"If c'sucker offends, then I apologize. Anti-gay? Never." but then deleted the Tweets, including another where he said he was going to sue TMZ.

The firestorm led MSNBC to suspend Baldwin's weekly Friday night program, Up Late With Alec Baldwin, for two weeks. In a message post to MSNBC, Baldwin wrote:

I would like to address the comments I made this past week.

I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have - and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand “Up Late” will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.

I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc - both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology.

Baldwin was previously accused of homophobia when he called a Daily Mail reporter—who erroneously reported that Baldwin's wife Hilaria was Tweeting from James Gandolfini's funeral—a "toxic little queen" and telling his followers to "straighten out this f*cking little bitch George Stark" (Stark incorrectly read the Twitter timestamps). And his confrontations with the press are legend as well—a Post photographer accused him of calling him racial slurs earlier this year and, yesterday, he shoved a Post reporter a few times who was trailing him outside his apartment.

The reporter, Kevin Fasick, recounted what happened ("I could have sprayed his teeth from the Bowery to the Battery, but I kept my cool. I didn’t snap when he slapped my cellphone to the street") and then offered to fight Baldwin in the ring: "We can raise some cash for GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) — a group I am sure you support. I’ll even let you throw the first punch."

Hilaria Baldwin spoke to reporters about the stress of the invasive paparazzi last night. Referring to a Daily News photograph where she's clutching her baby close to her, she said, "Every single time I leave my home with my baby, or myself, I have to worry about cameras hitting me, almost hitting my baby, you can see my baby’s face smushed on me because people are trying to hit her with cameras, and it is better to hold her close than to have metal hit her, okay?" and added a Fox reporter's microphone nearly knocked her teeth out. She also Tweeted last night:

By the way, gay journalist Dan Savage Tweeted, "I would rather be called a cocksucker by someone who supports LGBT equality than called a nicer name by someone who works against it. Crazy!"