Wait, Stephen Baldwin and Kevin Costner were Friends?

Posted by Rebecca on December 24th, 2010

Well, I guess that was news to me.

Anyhoo,  one of the lesser Baldwings is claiming that Kevin Costner and his business partner  “schemed” to make millions of dollars off the BP oil rig disaster, by allegedly convincing Baldwin (again, the lesser) to sell shares in a company that sells crazy fantastical machines that separate oil and water. GENIUS!

According to TMZ,

“In a lawsuit filed in Louisiana federal court, Baldwin claims in April, he had a meeting in the wake of the oil disaster, and decided to become a 10% partner in an invention backed by Costner — a device that separated oil from water that was actually developed during the filming of Waterworld.

Woah. HOLD THE EFF UP.  It was created during the development of possibly one of the worst films of all time? That should be the first tip off. Also, that other actors weren’t investing in it. I mean, WHERE WAS JEAN TRIPPLEHORN during all of this??? (Shakes fists to the heavens).

Baldwin alleges he was duped into selling his shares right back to the company so that Costner and his business partner could score a bigger profit in a deal with BP, valued at more than 52 million.

Every time a Baldwin is duped, an angel dies.  Merry Christmas, y’all.

Category: Celebrity Scandal, Celebrity Stupidity, Celebrity Trainwrecks, Kevin Costner, Stephen Baldwin