Alec Baldwin Marries for the Yoga Benefits, Quits Twitter

“It’s been fun.” So goes the last tweet made by Alec Baldwin, notorious Hollywood hellion and a true Words With Friends devotee, right before he disabled his @AlecBaldwin Twitter account.

Baldwin had also previously quit Twitter in December when he refused to turn off his iPad on an American Airlines flight during a particularly titillating Words battle (did anyone find out whether he was winning that match after all?).

The 54-year-old hothead recently married decades-younger yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas last Saturday. Prior to disabling his Twitter account, the couple had tweeted matching his-and-hers wedding band photos on Sunday. Thomas’s twitter account, updated to @HilariaBaldwin reflect her new marital status, remains active.

The Baldwins stepped out as a couple in the East Village on Sunday before rushing off to their honeymoon. Dressed casually for the scorching summer weather and accompanied by Baldwin’s daughter Ireland, Alec was ever the gentleman as he buried his face into his new wife’s chest while she took a phone call.

Yet just a few weeks before, Baldwin made headlines for punching a photographer outside the Marriage License Bureau, reportedly after obtaining his marriage license. The star has been known for his erratic behavior and also punched a cameraman outside his Central Park West Home in 2010.

It’s anyone’s guess just how long a serene yogi can put up with such a cantankerous celeb…but we’re betting there’ll be a lot of downward dog exercises in their future.

Afternoon Links: Alec Baldwin is Engaged, Aziz Ansari Mows Central Park Lawn

● Alec Baldwin and his yoga-instructing girlfriend Hilaria Thomas have gone and gotten engaged. As long as we can keep her as our yoga teacher, we are happy for them. [NYDN]

● Musical parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic is suing Sony Music Entertainment for the $5 million dollars he is allegedly owed for licensing revenue and lawsuit settlements. [RS]

● Curtains are being held on the Spice Girls inspired musical, Viva Forever, because the the girls — who are not in the show, but are serving as advisers — "can’t agree on anything.” [PageSix]

● Ever so gallant, Prince Harry dismounted his horse mid-match to help secure a fallen and unconscious polo player from the opposing team. Harry, "was the first one off his horse," according to the lucky felled player. "I remember waking up with these piercing blue eyes looking at me." Swoon! [Us]

● If Tom Cruise signs on the line, he’ll be playing "basically Kurt Cobain" in Clint Eastwood’s much anticipated A Star Is Born. According to screenwriter Will Fetters, Cruise’s character is modeled after Kurt Cobain, if only he "never got to go Unplugged and survived and it’s 20 years later and it’s now, and he wanted to try to do that album with that understanding as this grunge icon." [Vulture]

● Aziz Ansari was nice enough to wake up early this morning and mow Central Park’s lovely Sheep Meadow ahead of its reopening later this week. [Gothamist]