Father knows best


It used to be the custom for young actors to show up on the red carpet with Mom as their date.

But for Alec Baldwin, 50, who has been much feted for his role on 30 Rock, he has turned the tradition on its head by having his 13-year-old daughter, Ireland, accompany him on the circuit.

Perhaps he’s making up for the nasty phone message he left her in 2007, in which he called her a “rude little pig.” Judging by the photo, Ireland is living proof of a sow’s ear turning into a silk purse.

Of course, it helps that her mother is mega-babe movie star Kim Basinger.