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Mel Gibson's 'The Beaver': Critics Not Overwhelmed, but SXSW Audiences Seemed to Like
Audiences Actually Seemed to Like Mel's Beaver Movie
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Audiences Actually Seemed to Like Mel's Beaver Movie

Critics, not so much

(Newser) - Be honest: When you heard that troubled actor Mel Gibson’s supposed comeback movie was about … a guy who talks to a beaver puppet , you figured it would end up being the final nail in his coffin. But maybe not, based on the response to its SXSW premiere. Some...

Mel Gibson Strikes Plea Deal, Won't Go to Jail

He'll admit to simple battery against Oksana Grigorieva

(Newser) - Mel Gibson will plead no contest to simple battery against Oksana Grigorieva as part of a plea deal that will keep him out of jail, TMZ reports. The deal averts what would otherwise have been a sensationalistic domestic-abuse trial over the alleged assault on Jan. 6, with the testimony of...

Mel Got Aroused by Beating Me: Oksana

Apparently the reports of insanity aren't over yet

(Newser) - It’s been a while since we’ve heard a new claim of Mel Gibson’s disturbing behavior from Oksana Grigorieva, so here's the latest: Sources say that while under oath, during a deposition in their custody battle Tuesday, Grigorieva said Gibson had trouble in the bedroom but managed to...

Winona: I Saw Drunk Mel Gibson Rip on Gays, Jews

He said something about 'oven dodgers'...

(Newser) - GQ admits, right off the bat, to having an eternal crush on Winona Ryder. But there's one person out there who probably doesn't echo that sentiment: Mel Gibson. In an interview with Alex Pappademas, the 39-year-old actress tells the tale of a 15-year-old encounter with Mel at a Hollywood...

Mel's Gibson's Beaver Fallout Begins

Puppet in altered YouTube trailers screams in his own Oksana rants

(Newser) - Mel Gibson seemed to be begging for it, and now it's come: his Beaver fallout begins. The actor's bid to resurrect his career playing a depressed dad who cures himself by talking to his beaver hand puppet has taken a hilarious turn on YouTube. Altered trailers for Gibson's new...

Mel Tries to Salvage Career With Beaver Puppet

'Crazy' film may be an odd choice just now

(Newser) - Mel Gibson hopes to shore up his fading career with his latest role as a depressed dad who cures himself by talking to a beaver puppet that lives on his own hand. Sounds pretty pathetic, but word is that the movie—directed by Gibson friend and fellow actor Jodie Foster—...

Oksana: Mel 'Hit Me, Choked Me'

 Mel 'Hit Me, 
 Choked Me' 
larry king interview

Oksana: Mel 'Hit Me, Choked Me'

She recounts alleged abuse at his hands

(Newser) - Oksana Grigorieva recounted to Larry King last night how Mel Gibson "hit me, and choked me in front of my son, and brandished a gun at me." Grigorieva and King listened to one of the infamous taped conversations between Gibson and his babymama, and Grigorieva told King that...

Oksana Grigorieva: Mel Gibson Cheated On Me With Four Other Women
 Oksana: Mel Cheated 4 Times 

Oksana: Mel Cheated 4 Times

And she wants to know if he got violent with those other women

(Newser) - According to Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson didn’t just beat her—he may have cheated on her, too. Her attorney tells TMZ they believe Gibson had affairs with at least four women, and they’re currently trying to track these ladies down. Grigorieva wants to know if Gibson ever got...

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller (and Denise Richards!): 20 Unhealthiest Celebrity Couples
 20 Unhealthiest Celeb Couples 
guess who's no. 1?

20 Unhealthiest Celeb Couples

Tiger Woods' top placement not at all shocking

(Newser) - Thanks to David Arquette’s neverending oversharing , his troubled union with Courteney Cox seems pretty bad—until you compare it to, say, the troubled union of Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller. Calculating data from the past 10 years, the Daily Beast considered number of breakups, rumored affairs, restraining orders, lawsuits,...

Mel 'Furious' He Was Booted From Hangover 2

Former drug user Mike Tyson got a chance, after all

(Newser) - Mel Gibson isn't too happy he got axed from the Hangover 2. In fact, sources say he's "furious" at producers. "He doesn't understand why Mike Tyson, a drug user who turned his life around, was given a chance while Mel was kicked to the curb. Everybody deserves a...

Liam Neeson Nabs Mel's Spot in Hangover 2

Former co-star Bradley Cooper invited him to take the role

(Newser) - Hollywood's million-dollar question: Who will play the "tattoo artist in Thailand" in the Hangover 2 now that Mel Gibson got booted from role? Liam Neeson, reports Variety . A-Team co-star/Hangover hunk Bradley Cooper invited him to take the role, says Neeson. "I just got a call to do a...

Mel Gibson Fired From Hangover 2

Cast, crew can't stand actor

(Newser) - Mel Gibson's cameo in The Hangover 2, touted as his first step of a comeback, has been cut because the cast and crew couldn't stand working with him, TMZ reports. Gibson had been lined up to play a Bangkok tattoo artist in what one source described as a "pivotal"...

Oksana Grigorieva Talks Mel Gibson in 'People' Interview: 'I Thought He Would Kill Me'
 Oksana: I Thought 
 Mel Would Kill Me 
'people' interview

Oksana: I Thought Mel Would Kill Me

Grigorieva opens up in first interview since it all hit the fan

(Newser) - The Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva circus gets a bit of credibility as Grigorieva gives her first interview—to that classiest of celebrity weeklies, People . “I thought he would kill me,” Grigorieva says of the infamous fight during which Gibson allegedly hit her. She also claims he once brandished a...

It's Not the First Time Oksana's Claimed Abuse

Sources say Grigorieva also accused Timothy Dalton

(Newser) - The Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva drama drags on—and now sources are coming forward (anonymously, of course) to claim that this isn’t the first time Grigorieva has accused a babydaddy of abuse. “Multiple sources” tell TMZ she previously complained to Gibson and her lawyers that Timothy Dalton, the father...

Jodie Foster: 'I Will Love Mel for the Rest of My Life'

Longtime friend is still on Gibson's side

(Newser) - Everybody hates Mel Gibson … except Jodie Foster . The actress talked to More magazine about her friend Mel before he got himself embroiled in this Oksana Grigorieva drama, recalling that “the second I met him,” while filming Maverick together in 1994, “I said, 'I will love this...

Deputy Who Busted Mel Sues Cops
 Who Busted 
 Mel Sues Cops 

Deputy Who Busted Mel Sues Cops

Promotions denied officer who wouldn't hide Gibson's anti-Semitic rant

(Newser) - The deputy who busted Mel Gibson for drunk driving in 2006 says he's been passed over for promotions because he resisted a request to remove the actor's anti-Semitic remarks from his arrest report. James Mee, who is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, says he was ordered to remove...

Baby Needs $40K a Month: Oksana

Grigorieva asks judge to raise child support—a lot

(Newser) - Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva must have one spoiled child. Grigorieva wants more child support from her babydaddy—eight times more, to be exact. Gibson is currently paying $5,000 a month and Grigorieva asked a judge to make that sum $40,000, TMZ reports. It's worth noting that Gibson...

Mel Gibson Spends $600K a Month on Himself

Star fights to cap child support at $6K

(Newser) - Mel Gibson spends $600,000 on living expenses each month, his lawyers told the court handling his custody battle. Gibson is attempting to limit the child support he has to pay ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva for their daughter to $6,000 a month—1% of his own expenses—and has submitted...

Mel Gibson 'a Gentleman' After Crashing His Maserati

Malibu crash could've happened to anyone, cops say

(Newser) - Mel Gibson is, for a change, in the news because of an actual car crash instead of the trainwreck that has become his life. A rep for the actor says he's doing "fine" after losing control of his 2008 Maserati and hitting a rocky hillside in Malibu on Sunday...

Mel Gibson's Dad Calls the Pope Gay

Hutton Gibson unloads on Benedict in call to radio show

(Newser) - Perhaps he felt left out: Mel Gibon's father has been caught on tape calling the pope a "homosexual," TMZ reports. On the "Political Cesspool" radio program, the elder Gibson, 91, said the Catholic Church can't address issues like homosexuality "because half of the people there in...

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