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Alec Baldwin's 'Words With Friends' Airplane Drama: What Would the Countess Do?

When it comes to etiquette, manners and overall good behavior, even celebrities need help navigating the rough waters of stardom! It’s a good thing Countess LuAnn de Lesseps of The Real Housewives of New York City is joining forces with OK! to school them on the right thing to do! In a rough situation, we just ask, “What Would the Countess Do?” This week, the countess chimes in on Alec Baldwin's plane drama and Marc Anthony

refusing to work with Jennifer Lopez.


Alec Baldwin is one of many celebrities who have been kicked off planes for refusing to turn off their electronic devices before takeoff. According to the airline, Alec was "extremely rude" to the plane's crew. When you disagree with a policy, what's the best way to voice your opinion without being disruptive to others?

When it comes to airplane etiquette, the rules are for our safety, and we all need to respect the pilots and crew by doing what they say. The quickest way to get booted off an airplane is to argue with the flight attendants, so I suggest that even though you want to send out that last e-mail or finish your game, you turn off your electronic devices as instructed. As for Alec Baldwin, fame doesn’t give you a pass to be rude or to endanger the other passengers. He should have complied and resumed using his device when the plane was safely back on the ground.

Tip: Never argue with a flight crew about airplane rules because all passengers (famous and non-famous) want to get safely to their destination.


Marc Anthony reportedly refuses to work with estranged wife Jennifer Lopez on their new reality show due to her relationship with her new boyfriend. When is it acceptable to put personal issues ahead of work?

There are times when we need to set aside our personal differences so that we can meet our work obligations. Marc Anthony’s refusal to work with his ex, Jennifer Lopez, because she has a new boyfriend is hurting all the people involved with the reality show’s production. He knew it was a possibility that Jennifer would enter into a new relationship while they were working together, which makes me wonder why he agreed to work with her in the first place. Maybe he isn’t over her yet?

Tip: Before you agree to work with an ex, make sure that you can handle it emotionally.

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