After lady drooling over our girl crush Hope Solo during this summer’s Olympics, we assumed the next time we’d hear from the soccer star would be when she decided to present at the ESPYS or, well, during at the 2016 Olympics. (We’re not the biggest sports fans, as it were.) It’s depressing and surprising then to hear about the gold metal goalie’s domestic incident with boyfriend Jerramy Stevens. According to TMZ, former Seattle Seahawks player Stevens was arrested for 4th degree assault Monday following a fight with Solo. If that wasn’t depressing enough, the site also claims that “cops found Solo with a small amount of blood on her elbow” and “she wasn’t very cooperative with police.” Ugh, Hope Solo should be peering at us from the side of the Wheaties box, not making the front page of TMZ! This is unacceptable, Jerramy Stevens. Unacceptable.
Now that we think about it, we never thought we’d hear about Hope’s altercation with DWTS pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy either. Remember? The Olympian wrote in her memoir about how her dance partner slapped across the face? Yup, also horrible. Jerramy Stevens was released from custody later in Monday after it was determined that there was not enough evidence to charge him. Oh, that we could return to this summer, when Hope Solo was only in the news for being awesome at soccer and crazy hot. Those were epic times.
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There’s not much worse than celebrity domestic violence charges. A house fire, maybe? Seriously, if we could pay to have someone Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind away everything Mel Gibson did between 2009 and May 2011, we would. Oh, how we would! Meanwhile, Terrence Howard‘s wife Michelle Ghent has leveled some pretty heinous domestic violence allegations against the Iron Man actor, in addition to securing a restraining order against him. Some of Michelle’s claims include allegations that Howard hit her in the face, chipping her tooth with his wedding ring, and made threats against her life, including, “If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know.” Ugh, you can’t unread that sentence, can you?
Ghent filed for divorce back in February 2011 after the two wed in January 2010. Terrence also was arrested back in 2001 for an alleged assault on his then-wife Lori McCommas, whom the actor was married to from 1989 to 2001, than again from 2003 to 2005. Terrence has denied all allegations, and claims that Ghent said she would “release private materials to 3rd parties for her own personal financial gain” until the actor paid her. Hmm, is celebrity blackmail any better? Let’s consider the question while we treat ourselves to a nice glass of eye bleach.
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If Jodie Foster was crying before, she should be bawling right about now. Foster’s good friend Mel Gibson turned himself in at the El Segundo Police Department in Southern California last night. Fortunately for him, and unfortunately for the general population, Mel was released in about an hour after posting 10% of the set $20,000 bail. Judge Stephanie Sautner (also of Lindsay Lohan fame) had given the actor a week to turn himself for booking because of his criminal battery case concerning ex-GF Oksana Grigorieva, and he complied with her ruling last night at 9.30 pm.
Mel’s report stated him to be 55 years old and weighing 190 pounds at 5-feet-ten inches. Hopefully, he won’t get mad and take a swing at someone for revealing his weight. This is Hollywood, guys. The angry actor’s been sentenced to complete 16 hours of community service and he’s also on three years probation. Mel also has to attend one year of domestic violence counseling. We still think he got off easy considering he was charged with battery (so he won’t see any jail time). Now all we have to do is wait for the mugshot to emerge. Charlie Sheen has the rest of the cray-cray covered.
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We’re sorry, Mel Gibson. Charlie Sheen has been taking up so much of our time, we almost forgot about the original celebrity nut bar. Finally, one million years after the fact, Mel Gibson was charged with simple misdemeanor battery, TMZ reports. Earlier this week they found out that Gibson took a plea deal, which knocked the charge down from felony domestic violence in exchange for his plea of no contest. The charge is based on allegations that Gibson slapped Oksana Grigorieva during a heated argument. Hmm, an A-lister acts erratically, hits his domestic partner, and accused of anti-Semitism. It’s like we’re in the middle of watching the sequel to the worst movie in the world!
With the plea bargain in place, Mel will not face jail time. Meanwhile, Oksana will not be charged with felony extortion. Between the case and Mel and Oksana’s on-going custody issues, we just hope Mel doesn’t start acting a fool again. We can really only deal with one celebrity metldown at a time. We mean, even Lohan is taking a backseat to Sheen, and Lindsay’s in court practically every day.
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Oh, wow, Chris Brown is really mad at us, you guys. In an interview with Page Six, Chris Brown says he’s done apologizing for assaulting Rihanna in 2009; he’s more concerned with how everyone turned their back on him after what he terms a “mishap.” “The last two years, everybody dissed me, but my fans were so dedicated,” Brown complained, only a month after Rihanna asked Brown’s restraining order be lifted. “[People] don’t want to get involved with it because they don’t want their name attached to anything negative. Unknowingly, they kind of show their true colors when they do that.” Oh gosh, do you think a flower arrangement is enough of a “We’re Sorry We Didn’t Call After You Beat Your Girlfriend?” gift? Or maybe we should we go for a muffin basket instead?
Chris Brown’s nude photos also popped up online this week, but the singer was more interested in talking about how people reacted to something that happened over two years ago. “People are always gonna talk. But I’m in a positive place… You can’t blame people for how they want to be portrayed or if they don’t want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap,” Brown explains. “At the end of the day, if I walk around apologizing to everybody, I’m gonna look like a damn fool.” Hey, chin up, Chris! Keep on giving interviews like this and you’re going to look like a fool no matter what.
It’s been a while since we’ve wanted to take our eye balls out and scrub them down with bleach, but here we are again after reading news that allegedly Mel Gibson beat Oksana Grigorieva during sex in order to get in the mood. TMZ reports that, while giving a deposition under oath, Grigorieva revealed that Gibson would strike her in order to get past his problems getting aroused. Where is that bleach bottle when we need it? Oh here it is…OH NO IT’S EMPTY.
Mel’s ex gave the testimony as part of Oksana’s ongoing custody battle with Gibson over their daughter Lucia. Supposedly Oksana did not bring up the allegations in her pre-trial interviews with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, nor at any point prior did she mention them in relation to threats of violence Mel had reportedly made. Considering that it makes us gag to even read that claim, we understand why she would have hesitated in saying it out loud. That being said, the fact that Gibson had his visitation rights extended last month make us wonder how many more terrible things will come to light during their time in court…and how many of them can be verified.