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Alec Baldwin Gets the Laughs at 'Elle' Magazine's Women in Hollywood Lunch

Alec+Baldwin in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
Actor Alec Baldwin arrives at the 16th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Tribute at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 19, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Alec Baldwin had a lot of estrogen on his hands but managed to get the women all laughing at Elle magazine's annual Women in Hollywood lunch yesterday (we're still a little unclear as to why a man hosted the women's luncheon, but that's neither here nor there), when he told the audience that the answer to making female's salaries in the movie biz match their male counterparts' is to free up some money by cutting Tom Cruise's earnings by, oh, $29 million. Problem solved, Katie Holmes laughed, the day sounded just fabulous.

Katie Holmes was an honoree at the Women In Hollywood lunch yesterday. (Getty Images)
The actor carried on with the joke and said (via E!Online): "I realize this may be a bit unfair since he's not here to defend himself and I really don't want to put this all on one man, but if I had to, that man would be Tom Cruise…I assure you my salary would not make a difference. My annual salary is the budget for Altoids on one of Tom's movies."

And while on the topic of making women feel better about themselves financially, he spouted about making them feel better about their bodies, too -- an evergreen female issue. "Women today are too skinny," he said. "If I did a love scene with them, I would crush them. If I did a love scene with Renée [Zellweger], I would kill her." Cue more laughs.

The luncheon yesterday was the 16th time the magazine has honored some of Hollywood's leading ladies for their accomplishments in the industry. This year Emily Blunt, Katie Holmes, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright Penn and Renee Zellwegger were selected as the honorees, while Julie Andrews was given the L'Oreal Paris Legend Award.

See more pictures from the Women in Hollywood lunch here (click any picture):
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Emily Blunt in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals
  • Renee Zellweger in 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute - Arrivals




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