Has Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy got network TV’s weirdest and most storied sex life? His on-screen romances have been with characters played by the likes of Isabella Rossellini, Emily Mortimer and Elizabeth Banks, but his many implied off-screen entanglements include Martha and Alexis Stewart, Condoleezza Rice, Peggy Fleming and, quite possibly, Dick Cheney. And last night the “30 Rock” protag confessed to a fling with a certain Hollywood journalist and blogger with a signature phrase:
In response to that “I hate to say toldja, because it reminds me of my one night stand with Nikki Finke,” Finke wrote at Deadline Hollywood: “Sorry, Jack Donaghy, you’re just not my type. Because Don Draper ruined me for other men.”
Finke had an earlier brush with scripted TV infamy in 2010, when HBO began working on the pilot for “Tilda,” in which Diane Keaton was slated to play a very Finke-like online Hollywood journalist. The idea was ultimately scrapped a year ago, with the network telling Vulture “Despite everyone’s best efforts ultimately this was not the right show for us at this time.” “It should have been called Toldja!” noted Finke.