What would you do if you ran into Mel Gibson at some event where you were being photographed? Would you have a drink with the allegedly (or not so much) nasty drunk, or would you be quietly gracious and polite, avoiding Mel at all costs? Or would you tease him about the infamous 2006 arrest that brought us such catch-phrases as “My life is f-cked,” “I’m not going to get in your car… you motherf-cker,” “Are you a Jew?” and, of course, “What do you think you’re looking at, sugart-ts?”
Brad Pitt chose the latter. At the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards Saturday night, Mel Gibson was chosen to present the Discretionary Guy Movie Hall of Fame award for Fight Club. The honor went to Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and director David Fincher. The film is ten years old this year, so I guess this is the way they mark the anniversary. After Mel’s introduction, Brad got the microphone (sidenote: why do they still let Brad have a microphone?) and told Mel, “Thanks, sugart-ts!”
According to US Weekly and Access Hollywood, Mel wasn’t offended. Why would he be? He was being accurately quoted. Mel and Brad even posed for pictures together backstage. Angelina Jolie wasn’t at the event – perhaps she hears enough of that “sugart-ts” stuff at home. Here’s a rundown of the event – some SPOILERS if you really care who won Spike’s “Brass Balls” Award:
Brad Pitt brought a fittingly locker room sense of humor to Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards on Saturday night.
“Thanks, sugart-ts!” Brad told Mel Gibson after the star introduced Brad and “Fight Club” collaborators Edward Norton and David Fincher, according to US Weekly.
Brad was using a term that Mel had reportedly used on a female police officer during his 2006 DUI arrest.
While Mel appeared at the awards show ready for a fight – he opened the ceremony on horseback while wearing a Viking helmet – he appeared in good spirits after the show, smiling with Brad in photographs taken backstage.
Brad, Edward and David were in attendance to have 1999’s “Fight Club” ushered into the ceremony’s Guys Hall of Fame.
Brad’s partner, Angelina Jolie, was not in attendance, but Halle Berry was on hand to add a woman’s touch to the testosterone-fueled ceremony, taking home Spike TV’s Decade of Hotness award.
In a move reminiscent of her Oscar smooch with Adrien Brody, the star shared a lip lock with Jamie Foxx, who presented her with the award.
Though she wasn’t there, Angelina won for Femme Fatale, while Megan Fox was named Hottest Girl on the Planet. Other female award winners included Katy Perry, Mila Kunis, Malin Akerman and Kate Winslet.
But men ruled the roost, as trophies went to such stars as Mickey Rourke (for Guy of the Year), Clint Eastwood (the Brass Balls Award) and Eddie Van Halen, who took home the first annual Guitar God award.
The Guys Choice Awards will air on Spike TV on June 21 at 10 PM EST.
[From Access Hollywood]
Wow, both Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie won awards for hotness. Original Jolie and Budget Jolie, joined in cheesy guy awards. Do men really not see the difference between the two women? I guess not. I kind of like that Clint Eastwood got the Brass Balls Award – except that Clint could just melt down his million Oscars and get Gold Balls. Not really, the Oscars aren’t solid gold! But I’m sure Clint has thought about it.
Here are more photos from the Spike TV Guy Awards, featuring Halle Berry, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, Mila Kunis, Rainn Wilson, Hayden Panettiere, Jason Statham and Alex Zosman. Credit: Sara Cullen / Fame Pictures