If you thought you were jealous of the stars before, man oh man are you going to be jealous of the stars now. Did you know Eddie Murphy and Mel Gibson are the proud owners of luxurious islands? Yeah, it’s true. You’re probably thinking… wait a minute, did these guys become kings or conquerers in the past few years and I totally missed it? No, definitely not. They’re just extremely wealthy dudes who are so eager for ultimate privacy that they’re willing to dish out millions to get it. But the fun doesn’t stop with these two, oh no no. Read more…
It’s that time of the week again. Time to choose who is having the Best Week Ever! Come Friday (that’s tomorrow!) you’ll be sitting down to watch the premiere of Best Week Ever, waiting anxiously for the BIG REVEAL. But now’s your chance to vote on who is having the Best Week Ever, and who knows, maybe you’re choice will take the top prize and all of the glory that goes with.
To help sway your votes, we had a couple of the new Best Week Ever cast members weigh in. Here are your options.
You might need to cup your hands over your face while you read Mel Gibson‘s new interview on ComingSoon, lest your eyeballs roll out onto your desk and skitter under the futon. Hmm…but how will you see the words with your hands over your eyes? Maybe put a bowl of cold milk on your keyboard just in case? Regardless of how you prepare for it, get ready to pop them peepers at Gibson’s surprisingly candid answers:
- There’s a great reason that Mel went on that screaming tangent in front of screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and his family. “Okay, so a guy gets paid to write a screenplay and doesn’t turn anything in for 14 months. That’s a serious problem. Not even an outline, so I lost my nutter with him,” Mel explains.
- That Maccabees movie he wants to make is happening whether we want it to or not: “I DO want to make it and I will make it. And that’ll be a great film.”
- After all this, Mel still isn’t sure what he has to apologize for. “No it’s not. They have to forget,” he replied when asked if Hollywood is “ultimately a forgiving town.” “I don’t even think they’re vindictive. I don’t think they think there’s reason to forgive. And forgive what to begin with? What are they asking for? It’s almost like can you please forgive me for what? What did I do, really? It is kind of ridiculous.” Kind of, Mel!
Not that we don’t agree with some things Gibson has to say. “It’s really bad,” Gibson said of Eszterhas’s Maccabees screenplay, complete with “heinous, bad, shonky, D-grade dialogue.” Eszterhas did write Showgirls, after all.
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It looks like two celebs, Alec Baldwin and Mel Gibson, who have continued to amuse us (and simultaneously terrify us) with their ridiculous public outbursts and angry rants may be teaming up together. No, this is not to plot a fight against anyone who tries to take a picture of these stars or delay their next epic film. (Though a showdown that involves both of these Hollywood tyrants could be pretty entertaining). Rather, Baldwin told Vanity Fair that he recently invited Gibson to be a guest on his biweekly WNYC podcast called “Here’s the Thing.” Baldwin claims that he wants Gibson on his podscast due to his success in the film industry, not because of his antics broadcasted in the media, “And the only thing I want to ask you about the travails in your life is: What did you learn?” Uh-huh.
In anticipation of the possible podcast, we have put together a list of some differences and similarities between these two Hollywood brawlers. They seem to share more than just their prominent acting careers. Check it out, and see if you can guess who’s who:
Different: One fantasizes about killing Harvey Levin, founder of TMZ.
Similar: Both have been caught on tape ranting angrily to a family member.
Different: One probably doesn’t believe that the Holocaust happened.
We wish we could say we were surprised to hear that Mel Gibson‘s stepmother has filed for a restraining order against him, but between the anti-Semitism, the misogyny and all that talk about the rose garden, well, we’re sadly able to take it in stride. It’s not like Marion Cotillard‘s or Tom Hanks‘ stepmothers are getting a restraining order against them, is all we’re saying. Nobody’s filing a restraining order against Betty White.
According to TMZ, 78-year-old Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson claims that the actor directed numerous outbursts at her over the past two years regarding her disagreement with “controversial medical treatments” Mel and his sister Maura want for their father Hutter Gibson. Teddy says that when she objected to her husband receiving the treatments, “Mel began yelling and saying, ‘f— this and f— that’ while leveling other extremely offensive language at me,” warning her “not to f— with [Hutton's] treatments in any way.” Hmmm, that sure sounds like Mel. She also claims Gibson pressured Hutter into divorcing her and is attempting to get her kicked out of her home. Instead of giving her a temporary restraining order, a judge set a hearing for next month. Maybe Mel and Teddy will be able to work things out on their own by then, but … that’s not really his M.O. We’re always ready to be pleasantly surprised, though!
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Wow, we never thought we’d be typing the words “Mel Gibson” and “machete” in the same sentence…and have it be good news! Things are really looking up! The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today that Mel Gibson is “in talks” for a role in Robert Rodriguez‘s grindhouse sequel Machete Kills, starring Danny Trejo; the director is also hoping to snag Michelle Williams and Jessica Alba as well. Personally, we’re just impressed that Mel’s recent unsettling recorded rant, released by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas almost two weeks ago, hasn’t ruined his chances of landing the role. Or maybe his PR people just wanted to reassure us that someone is still willing to actually talk to Mel? Either way, we think Gibson should take the part and run!
Kills would ostensibly Mel’s first theatrical release since 2011′s The Beaver; his recently action flick Get The Gringo went straight to video this spring, his other rumored film with Kiefer Sutherland has yet to materialize and he famously missed out on a role in The Hangover Part II due to all that…unpleasantness that was going on at the time. We have a feeling this is to happen for Gibson; Rodriguez has a history of being kind to actors struggling to redeem themselves. The original 2010 Machete movie co-starred none other than (you guessed it) Lindsay Lohan.
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We suspect that at this moment there are DJs, MCs, video editors and very smart kids hard at work in their basements/studios to deliver what we crave most: remixes of the latest < strong>Mel Gibson rant, recorded by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas‘ son in Costa Rica in December. The shouts don’t quite include as much vivid imagery as his phone tirades about how Oksana Grigorieva dressed, and we really wish that some of the crazy talk Eszterhas alluded to about the Beatles and the Jews were included in this little recording, obtained by TheWrap.com. But we see some potential in his rhythmic “F—!” repetition. Also, we have a clear contender for the chorus: “Who wants to eat?! Who the f— wants to eat?! Go have something to eat! Hurrrrraaaaayyyyyy!” And if someone can illustrate what it looks like when he pushes over a totem pole, that would be magic. These masterpieces can’t come soon enough.
Just to refresh your memories, here are a few inspired takes on his 2010, um, hook. NSFW, obvs.
This will mark a first for us: a post maybe sort of defending Mel Gibson. He is a documented anti-Semite and abuser of women, so a whole lot of the crazy allegations screenwriter Joe Eszterhas made in his open letter yesterday didn’t sound all that far-fetched. Even if, as Gibson said in his response, hating Jews wasn’t his reason for not making The Maccabees, there’s not a whole lot he can ever say to rehabilitate his reputation in that light. But there was another Gibson quote from the Eszterhas letter that shocked the world: “I’m glad [John Lennon's] dead. He deserved to be shot. He was f—ing messianic. Listen to his songs! ‘Imagine.’ I hate the f—ing song. I’m glad he’s dead.”
Today, TMZ reports that according to sources, Mel loves the Beatles and plays their music in his house all the time. He even played “Imagine” at a recent event. So either he never said those things, or he was in a really contrary mood. Sometimes we do that too, outright blast something everyone loves (including us), just to get a rise out of people. Luckily, no one records our statements to repeat back to the world later on.
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It’s been a while since we’ve been treated to a glimpse into Mel Gibson‘s tortured psyche. Remember those leaked phone calls? Memories! The nine page letter written to Mel by screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, as posted on The Wrap, really brings us back…mostly because it references Gibson’s alleged antisemitism. Repeatedly. “I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason you won’t make The Maccabees is the ugliest possible one,” Eszterhas writes. “You hate Jews.” In case you didn’t know, Mel was allegedly working on a film about the Jewish folk hero Judah Maccabee. When those plans fell through, seems like Eszterhas was enraged enough to fire off a lengthy rant, loaded with some creepily familiar accusations.
Gibson has already responded to the letter, claiming in part, “I am not going to respond to it line by line, but I will say that the great majority of the facts as well as the statements and actions attributed to me in your letter are utter fabrications.” The letter is infinitely tl;dr, but in case you were curious what horrible new allegations could be made against Mel, we picked out the 10 most insane ones. Reader beware: some of them are downright disturbing…
- Mel has alletedly been keeping up with his conspiracy theories: “You said most ‘gatekeepers’ of American companies were ‘H—s’ who ‘controlled their bosses.’ You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horses—.’”
- Mel knows his history. Well, a history, anyway: “You said that a ‘liberal Jewish conspiracy’ was responsible for the death of Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani, a conspiracy which your father, Hutton, told me was completed when a cardinal sat on the Pope’s face and suffocated him.”
If The Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger woke up last night out of a dead sleep drenched in cold sweat, now we know why: Mel Gibson is about to be single and…well, he was always ready to mingle, wasn’t he? According to TMZ, Mel Gibson’s divorce from wife Robyn Gibson will allegedly be finalized today; Robyn filed for divorce in April 2009. That’s right! In case you had forgotten that one pesky detail, Mel was in fact still married during every part of his public meltdown: the anti-Semitic rant, the relationship and child with mistress Oksana Grigorieva, and, perhaps worst of all, The Beaver.
Gibson’s ongoing legal battle with Grigorieva aside, we’re assuming his divorce took so long because the couple married in 1980 without a pre-nup; as such, the mother of seven of Mel’s eight children stands to earn a sizable chunk of well-earned change. So…anyone willing to deal with Mel Gibson as your girlfriend’s crazy-eyed ex? Gentlemen? Hmmm?
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