I’m not sure what’s going on in these photos. My gut is telling me that this isn’t some kind of “Oh, Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler just ran into each other at some restaurant” thing. Fame/Flynet describes the pics as “Actors Mel Gibson and Gerard Butler enjoy some time together in Miami Beach, FL on February 2nd, 2013. After lunching with a beautiful lady, Gibson stepped out with Butler and joked with each other as they move through the crowds.” ??????
So what does this mean? My first gross thought was that they like the same kind of women – Mel’s post-divorce ladies have been leggy brunettes with wide mouths (better for Jucuzzi beejs?) and Gerard definitely shares that type too. So is this a “like-minds” thing about their ladies? Is that enough to build a friendship with a violent, woman-beating anti-Semite?
What worries is me is that it seems like Mel and Gerard are partying together often enough nowadays – TMZ had photos of the two of them a few nights before, just two dudes hanging out in Miami, eating steaks and cavier and drinking sake. Which is still alcoholic, right? Both Gerard and Mel should not be drinking sake. At all. You know what really worries me? The idea that Mel Gibson may have reached out to Gerard Butler to try to “sober-coach” him and help him out, like Mel did with Robert Downey Jr. And Lindsay Lohan. Mel as a sober-coach? With sake? Ugh.
…. And we’re still talking about Jodie Foster’s appearance at the Golden Globes. Most of Jodie’s lifetime achievement award speech got drowned out by her (bizarre, IMO) “coming out,” but a lot of people also decided to focus on Jodie’s two sons. Her sons Charles and Kit (14 and 12, respectively) were two of her “dates” for Globes, and they were on camera at various times during her speech. Both are gingers! And both are nice-looking young men. I’m including a screenshot, and you can see them at the beginning of this video too:
So, people were talking about her boys and there are new questions being raised about their paternity. I guess people forgot about the issue for years and years? All of a sudden, everyone is like, “Huh, I wonder who their biological father is?” Well, Page Six has a theory. And it comes with a heavy dose of Jacuzzi beejs.
Could Mel Gibson be the biological father of Jodie Foster’s two sons?
That’s what some in Hollywood were wondering as Foster thanked Gibson — “You know, you save me, too” — in her heartfelt speech Sunday, reports The Post’s Los Angeles correspondent, Richard Johnson. Gibson was sitting with Charles, 14, and Kit, 12, at Foster’s table.
Foster has never revealed her handsome sons’ paternity and has reportedly said she won’t tell the boys until they turn 21.
“The kids look like him [Gibson] but blonder,” said one amateur genealogist.
If Gibson, a father of eight, donated his sperm to Foster, it would explain her fierce loyalty to the troubled star while the rest of Hollywood shunned him over his anti-Semitic remarks and abusive treatment of Oksana Grigorieva, the Russian girlfriend who bore his last child, Lucia, 3.
Foster and Gibson became friends in 1994 when they starred together in “Maverick.” The two have remained close and often play poker together. Foster’s elder son was born in 1998.
Foster cast Gibson as the lead in her 2011 movie “The Beaver” and stood by him through a grueling press tour. “He’s so incredibly loving and sensitive,” she recently said. “I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life.”
The other prime paternity possibility is Randy Stone, the openly gay casting-director friend of Foster who died of heart disease in 2007.
Stone’s mother, the Rev. Beverly Bates, recently told Britain’s Daily Mail, “Randy told me that Jodie said she’ll tell the boys who their father is when they’re 21.” Bates believes Stone is their father, although he never confirmed it: “He told me he had to sign documents. It was a secret he took to his grave.”
The boys also have another mom, movie producer Cydney Bernard, whom Foster praised in her speech as “one of the deepest loves of my life.” The two broke up in 2008.
Yeah, to be fair, most of the internet speculation has been focused on this Randy Stone dude, whom Jodie loved and adored and was one of her biggest champions. You can see photos of him and read more about him here – before Randy Stone died, Jodie’s son always called him “Uncle Randy” and he helped look after them throughout the years too. CB thinks Randy Stone is definitely the father, and she thinks Charles and Kit look a lot like him too. While I think Randy is the better bet, I’m not completely sold. I think the older boy, Charles, has a Mel Gibson-ish look to him too. And an alleged Gibson paternity really would explain a lot, wouldn’t it?
It’s time for one of my rare pro-Jennifer Aniston stories. I know sometimes it seems like Aniston can never do anything right in my eyes, but that’s a damn lie! I like/appreciate her sometimes. Occasionally. And sometimes one of the tabloids will have an Aniston story that actually elicits genuine sympathy or an Atta-girl. This is one of those times. Star Magazine claims that Jennifer’s friend and long-time body double Ashley Cusato is dating Mel Gibson. Which is true – Ashley and Mel went public in October, and multiple outlets reported on the new couple. Ashley is 38 years old, and you can see her IMDB here. Aniston, according to Star, is all “GIRL, NOOOOOoo.”
From racist rants to violent outbursts, there’s no shortage of reasons to steer clear of Mel Gibson. But Jennifer Aniston’s pal and body double Ashley Cusato is getting a stern reminder from her A-list friend.
“Jen respects Mel as an actor, but he’s not the type of guy she’d want her friends to date – he’s a heartbreaker,” stated an insider, adding that Jen was stunned when Ashley broke the news that she’s been dating Mel for the past month. “Ashley insisted that he’ll be different with her, but Jen didn’t buy it.”
Reminding her friend that cheating men don’t usually change their way, Jen also underscored Mel’s temper tantrums.
“Jen wants to be supportive, but she fears it won’t be long before Ashley is crying on her shoulder.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
Let me fix a few things. One, “he’s not the type of guy she’d want her friends to date – he’s a heartbreaker drunk, racist, anti-Semitic woman-beater.” Two, “she fears it won’t be long before Ashley is crying on her shoulder… because Mel threatened to choke her to death and bury her in his backyard.” I mean, of course no good girlfriend would be jazzed about her friend dating Mel Gibson. But I dislike the reasons given for WHY Aniston would have a problem with it. Mel is not a “heartbreaker” and his rage spells are not “temper tantrums”. He’s a violent misogynist, a paranoid stalker, a raging alcoholic and a brutally offensive racist. This isn’t a case of, “Oh, my new boyfriend has a DUI, is that a dealbreaker?” This is a case of “His last long-term girlfriend taped his stalking, harassing phone calls in which he verbally threatened to kill her if she didn’t blow him in the Jacuzzi.” DEALBREAKER.
God, I hope Madeleine Stowe enjoys performing beejs in the Jacuzzi, or this relationship is going to end badly. So this is your “WTF?” post of the day – Madeleine and Mad Mel Gibson walking along some road together in Santa Monica. Fame Pictures says they had lunch together, then took a “stroll”. They’ve known each other for years – they worked together in We Were Soldiers… So is Madeleine one of Mel’s few loyal Hollywood friends? Did she get roped into this lunch date under false pretenses? Is she being drugged? I ask because her eyes look a little druggy in a few of the shots, and she seems less engaged with the photographers than Mel.
I guess this photo op with Madeleine could be part of Mel’s rehabilitation – God knows, there’s only so much that Robert Downey Jr. and Jodie Foster can do. Please don’t even consider the idea that Mel and Madeleine are having some kind of romantic relationship – she’s been with her husband, Brian Benben for years and decades. Hopefully, Madeleine wants no part of Mel. Hopefully, she just ran into him and didn’t know how to get out of having lunch with him. ???
Second story – Mel’s dad Hutton (who is in his 90s) has filed for divorce from his 70-something wife. You’ll never guess the reason – it’s because the wife wants to stop Hutton’s medication to accelerate his death. So Mel and Hutton’s other kids are getting involved and trying to make sure Hutton lives forever. I can’t believe Mel Gibson is in the midst of a “right to die” controversy in his own family.
Mel Gibson was on The Tonight Show on Friday to talk about his latest caught-on-tape rant, this time against a screenwriter he’d hired to write a script about an historical Jewish hero. We covered this story when it broke a couple of weeks ago, and you can read the background here. Basically, Mel invited a bunch of writers to visit him at his estate in Costa Rica, including the screenwriter, Joel Eszterhas, and his family. Mel screamed, ranted and raved at Eszterhas in front of his family, other guests and the help. Mel’s rant, which Eszterhas leaked online, was allegedly about the fact that a script had not yet been delivered. It was really hard to understand what Mel was screaming about, and it seemed wildly inappropriate to say the least. Eszterhas’ 15 year-old son taped the episode on his iPod, and his Eszterhas said his son was so terrified after Mel’s breakdown that he slept with a butcher knife under his pillow.
According to what Mel claimed on The Tonight Show, he was just responding to a frustrating situation and his rant never should have been made public. Here’s more, thanks to E! Online:
Following yet another one of his raging rants-caught-on-tape, the Get the Gringo star hit The Tonight Show and commented for the first time about his now infamous tirade against Showgirls screenwriter Joe Eszterhas.
“Maybe you don’t know this about me, but I’ve got a little bit of a temper,” Gibson quipped of the profanity-filled rant, which Eszterhas taped unbeknownst to him while they were together in Costa Rica in December.
Eszterhas was originally hired to write the first draft of Gibson’s now-in-limbo passion project, The Maccabees, but the flick hit a snag when the screenwriter reportedly failed to produce an acceptable script.
Then, to make matters worse, The Wrap obtained a nine-page letter from the writer in which he accused Gibson of using anti-Semitic remarks throughout his writing process, among other things.
Gibson denied those claims, replying in a letter to Eszterhas, “I was very frustrated that when you arrived at my home at the expense of both Warner Brothers and myself you hadn’t written a single word of a script or even an outline after 15 months of research, meetings, discussions and the outpouring of my heartfelt vision for this story.”
And that frustration was still evident as the 56-year-old thesp continued to share his side of the script fiasco with Jay Leno.
“The guy writes a nine-page letter…if he put half as much time and effort and creativity and imagination into a screenplay, which he was supposed to write, as he did into that letter…we wouldn’t be having this conversation,” Gibson said on the show. “It’s kind of like you build a house, you hire a guy to put a roof on it. He comes over and talks about the roof and then you get rained on all night.”
Needless to say, Gibson wasn’t game for an on-air apology.
Saying he felt justified in the rant, Gibson explained, “A guy tapes you in your own home…when did it come to the place where you can’t blow off steam in your own home?”
There’s a difference between being a grumpy bastard and blowing off steam occasionally vs. going on an extended scary rant that leaves your guests fearing for their safety. This wasn’t just Mel and this guy in a room during a business meeting, during which this tirade would have also been completely unacceptable, it was Mel screaming and going off in front of a bunch of people, including children. According to Ezterhas, even the staff sent their children away from the main house after Mel’s rant. I get that Eszterhas had a product that he should have delivered, but when is a tantrum ever an ok response to anything? Three year-old children get disciplined for what Mel did, and yet he still thinks it’s justifiable.
Mel also made a reference to all his scary threatening phone calls to Oksana Grigorieva. (at 3:00 in the video above) “I just had a business idea. We should find a fledgling tabloid website, give them my phone number and they record me. But don’t do it to anybody else, though, because you’ll get in trouble because it might be illegal. I’m special.”
He added “it’s been kind of weird the past couple of years. It’s like living in a bad B movie.” Then he mimicked someone calling in a threatening kidnapping in a deep voice. “We have the girl.” He’s a scary guy, even when he’s trying to be funny.
Well, this was a long time coming. Mel Gibson and Robyn Gibson’s divorce has, at long last, been finalized. Mel and Robyn were married for nearly 30 years, but she started divorce proceedings on Mel back in April, 2009. Between that time and now, Mel impregnated Oksana Gregorieva, and they had a baby girl. The custody dispute between Mel and Oksana took less time than Mel and Robyn’s divorce. Would you like to know why? Because Robyn was getting PAID.
Mel Gibson is now legally single after his divorce was finalized Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, but bachelorhood came at a heavy price.
Robyn, his ex-wife of nearly 30 years and the mother of their seven children, is walking away with half his fortune, once estimated to be as high as $850 million (according to the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006) in what is considered the biggest divorce payout in Hollywood history.
Because the couple didn’t have a prenuptial agreement, Robyn, 55, was legally entitled to half of everything he earned during their marriage.
Among Gibson’s estimated assets: more than $600 million grossed by The Passion of the Christ alone; $100-plus million in real estate investments worldwide (he bought an island in Fiji for $15 million in 2005); and $75 million for film and TV projects for which Gibson, 55, executive produced.
It appears some of his wealth has already been transferred to Robyn, in particular two Malibu homes worth a combined $22.5 million. As for film residuals, Robyn is entitled to half of every future check Gibson receives for the rest of his life.
“I left my wife because we had no spiritual common ground,” Gibson told his then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in secretly recorded tapes she made of the actor in February 2010.
During his custody battle with Grigorieva, in which the Russian musician accused Gibson of domestic violence, Robyn filed a sworn statement in July 2010 stating that “Mel was a wonderful and loving father” and never abused Robyn or their kids.
Gibson met Robyn, at the time a dental nurse, in the late 1970s after the American-born actor, who moved to Australia when he was 12, had filmed his breakout role in Mad Max.
You know what? After 30 years with that alcoholic, anti-Semitic, violent POS, Robyn deserves every penny. I always thought that she came out and claimed that Mel had never been violent with her because it was part of the divorce negotiations. Robyn battled hard for the money, and she got what she wanted.
Photos courtesy of Fame, Pacific Coast News & Bauer-Griffin.
There are so many reality shows that I’ve never heard of. I thought that most of the new ones involved cupcakes or baking, but there also seems to be this trend of making reality soap operas around jet setting people in cities like Dallas. There’s “A-List Dallas,” “Most Eligible Dallas,” and “Dallas Divas and Daughters.” Anyway there was a show on VH1 in 2010 called “Secrets of Aspen” which tanked in the ratings and was cancelled. One of its famewhore wannabe stars, the “villian” on the show, Laura, was desperate enough to risk a burial in the rose garden and hooked up with Mel Gibson briefly. Laura Bellizzi, 35, is pregnant and according to Star Magazine [via Radar Online] is telling friends that the baby is Mel’s. That’s one way to secure a future filled with large child support checks, scary drunken tirades and abuse.
A pregnant reality TV star, who dated Mel Gibson briefly during the summer, is telling friends that the Braveheart actor is the father of her unborn baby, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.
Both the mother-to-be, Laura Bellizzi, 35, and Gibson denied the claim when contacted for comment, and a source close to Mel insists that it’s “physically impossible” for the 55-year-old actor to have fathered the child.
However, a close insider says that Bellizzi has confided to friends that Mel is the baby daddy, but does not want the news to go public.
“Laura’s being as secretive as she can be about it,” the insider told Star. “But she’s really showing now, and people are beginning to ask the question: ‘Who’s the daddy?’”
The well-placed source says that Laura is more than four months pregnant, and indeed, photographs, exclusively obtained by Star, show the Orange County based mom-to-be with a visible baby bump.
Bellizzi, who appeared on VH1’s Secrets of Aspen in 2010, dated Mel during the summer and the couple were last seen together at the Mondrian hotel’s Skybar in West Hollywood on June 15.
“Laura and Mel met through some mutual friends in Malibu, and the chemistry was instant,” the source revealed.
A member of Laura’s family has also confirmed to Star that she is in fact pregnant by “an A-lister” and that the child will have “a famous father.”
If Laura’s sensational claims prove to be true, this will be the ninth child for Mel — he has seven children with his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Robyn Moore, and a daughter, Lucia, from his relationship with Russian pianist/singer Oksana Grigorieva.
Laura already has three other children of her own, from two previous relationships.
You can read the whole sensational story in this week’s Star magazine — on newsstands Wednesday.
Rumorfix has some photos from Laura’s facebook of her out with Mel. They also have the detail that she has “three daughters from two different fathers.” It could be worse, all of her kids could have different dads. They also claim to have a source who tells them that, just like Oksana at first, Mel is taking care of this woman, has bought her a “luxurious home in a prominent gated community in Ladera Ranch in Orange County” and is planning to provide for the future baby’s education. That will last until this chick denies Mel a beej, and then all hell will break lose. Mel’s people have denied this story though, and call it “complete and utter nonsense.” There’s plenty of evidence that he dated her at least. It’s not that much of a stretch to think the baby could be his.
Mel Gibson and his baby-mama Oksana Grigorieva came to some kind of settlement yesterday, but I have no idea if this is truly the end of everything. I think this is the end of financial settlement part of Mel and Oksana’s legal drama, but there are probably more custodial issues (for baby Lucia) yet to work out? People Mag says that the custody agreement has been folded into this financial settlement too, but I don’t know. All I know is that in California, Mel Gibson is allowed to punch his girlfriend in the face, claim that she deserved it, and walk away with a slap on the wrists. I know that Mel Gibson is allowed to stalk, harass, threaten and abuse his girlfriend, and then he gets to just write a check for 0.0002% of his net worth (if that) and walk away. I know that this is all very far from over.
To end the acrimonious dispute that practically dates back to the October 2009 birth of their daughter, Lucia, Mel Gibson agreed on Wednesday to pay $750,000 over the next five years to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
The actor-filmmaker will also allow her to continue to live in a house he owns in Los Angeles.
“Thanks, your honor, for bringing this case to a reasonable conclusion,” Gibson, 55, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter D. Lichtman, who articulated in a hearing the terms agreed upon by the parties over four days of negotiation last week.
Under the deal, Gibson will sell the house when Lucia turns 18 and puts the proceeds in a trust for her.
Also under the deal, the parties are not allowed to publicly discuss each other or their relationship. Lichtman specifically said they also cannot write books about each other.
Grigorieva’s attorney told reporters that his client was in a loving, three-year relationship with Gibson before things went bad, and that she is pleased with the agreement and looking forward to focusing on her daughter and her music career.
“Oksana settled this case today because it’s in the best interests of Lucia,” said attorney Daniel Horowitz.
Under the agreement, custody of Lucia will be shared 50-50. Issues pertaining to child support were presumably discussed behind closed doors and not publicly disclosed.
The agreement settles a civil lawsuit that Horowitz threatened to file on behalf of Grigorieva, 41, and her teenage son, Alexander, whose father is Timothy Dalton. Alexander witnessed an incident last year in which Gibson allegedly assaulted Grigorieva as she was holding Lucia.
To settle the matter in criminal court, Gibson pleaded no contest in March to misdemeanor battery.
I can’t believe she only got $750,000. Last year, there were wide reports that Mel had offered her $15 million, which would have included a massive gag order and a similar custody agreement. So… golddigger fail? God knows. I would imagine Mel probably has to pay Oksana’s extensive legal bills, though. Oksana has run up millions in legal bills. So that’s something, at least.
Here are some photos of Oksana coming out of court yesterday:
Here are some photos from Tuesday night’s premiere of The Beaver in Cannes. Mel Gibson actually showed for the premiere, after skipping the earlier photo call. Judging from the state of Mel, I’d say that he probably spent most of the day doing shots and smoking cigs while laying on a hotel balcony. More on that in a moment, but seriously, Mel is looking especially reptilian in these photos. Jodie, meanwhile, looks rather gorgeous in this striking navy Armani. I love the asymmetrical cut on the top, and I’m usually not a fan of asymmetry.
This weekend was a roaring one at movie theaters, where Thor easily secured the #1 position with an estimated $66 million in U.S. ticket sales (with international sales boosting it to a total of $242 million), which qualifies it as a fairly successful “summer” movie. Between this film, the Iron Man franchise, and the inexplicably successful X-Men movies, Marvel Studios really has the box-office sewn up as far as comic-book adaptations go, while any viable D.C. Comics titles loom far off in the horizon with the Superman reboot and The Dark Knight Rises still in their pre-production phases. At any rate, Thor and his abdominal muscles pretty much killed it this weekend, and while I was pretty skeptical about a newcomer (or, at least, a virtually unknown actor) carrying a major studio tentpole, I will concede that an effective marketing blitz (and inflated 3D prices) really did the trick in boosting Thor to this point:
Reviews have been good, and British Kenneth Branagh’s direction and Aussie newcomer Chris Hemsworth in the title role of The Mighty Thor earned a 92% rating currently on Rotten Tomatoes. The good-looking Hemsworth allowed for heavy PR to drum up appeal among women with his shirtless clip a popular choice for talk shows with large female audiences who also were targeted with a Royal Wedding blitz. To solidify male appeal, Paramount had spots during the Super Bowl and NCAA Basketball, the UFC Marathon and UFC Fight Night Live Premiere. And, to appeal to the feeble-brained, Thor ads aired on the finale of Jersey Shore.
Thor launched in 1962 and has endured for almost half a century across comics, toys, animated series, and now a movie. Like Iron Man, Marvel thought Thor deserved to be made in its own right and lends a long history to The Avengers. (Aka Marvel’s Avengers Assemble strategy. Expect to see agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., previously seen in the Iron Man movies, foreshadowing the coming of The Avengers). The challenge for Paramount was to market a reverse superhero story: a hero becomes a man. “Our challenge was to emphasize what was unique about his character and define him for audiences,” a studio exec told me. So the TV ads reminded: “The world has many heroes but only one is a God.” This epic adventure spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard with the powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Elsewhere, the Vin Diesel/Dwayne Johnson homoerotic picture of the decade, Fast Five, held onto #2. Even though it’s springtime, the weekend’s two wedding-themed movies didn’t fare so well, with Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed (starring Kate Hudson and her nympho ways), scoring #3 with $13.7 million and #4 with $13.2 million, respectively speaking. Meanwhile, The Beaver opened in 22 theaters with only $104,000 total under its already dubious belt. In other words, it probably won’t be opening next weekend in your nearest multiplex, and now Jodie Foster has only herself to blame (and not race psychology) for wasting a $20 million budget on a movie about a guy who’s so depressed that he can only speak though a puppet. Hopefully, this also means she’ll stop praising Mel Gibson for awhile too.