MEL GIBSON--sinking low in Hollywood
3-9-11NYTimes--Mel Gibson Pleads Guilty to Abuse of ex-Girl Friend
- Mel Gibson in Plea Bargain in Abuse of Ex-Girlfriend - NYTimes.com
The agreement comes before Summit Entertainment releases The Beaver, in which Mel Gibson plays a troubled toy executive who reclaims his life with a beaver hand puppet.
11-15-10TMZ.com--Mel Gibson Admits Slapping Oksana
- Mel Gibson Admits Slapping, Not Hitting Oksana | TMZ.com
TMZ has obtained Mel Gibson 's sworn declaration in the custody war with Oksana Grigorieva , in which Mel admits slapping Oksana because he says she was
7-23-10 HuffPost Mel Gibson "I want Jew blood on my hands!"
- Mel Gibson: \'I Want Jew Blood On My Hands,\' Oksana Claims
UPDATE: The high-powered Jewish Hollywood figure whom Oksana says Mel threatened is reportedly TMZ managing editor Harvey Levin. TMZ reports that earlier this week Oksana's rep told Harvey that Mel had told Oksana he was plotting to kill him.
7-22-10NYTimes--Bad Boy Mel Gibson Loses Traction Abroad
- Gibson Losing Popularity in Europe and Other Overseas Markets
LOS ANGELES Mel Gibsons recorded rants, now part of a domestic violence investigation here, are taking a toll where it can hurt an aging action star the most: among foreign film buyers.
7-18-10NYTimes--"The Good News About Mel Gibson" by Frank Rich
- Frank Rich on Mel Gibson
The Gibson tapes are a particularly American form of schadenfreude. Theres little we enjoy more than watching a pampered zillionaire icon (Gibsons production ompany is actually named Icon) brought low.
Mel Gibson, Don't Phone Home
Mel Gibson is "in the Grease" Again for Racist, Sexist Rant Taped by his Girl Friend
Mel Gibson, who was in the headlines three years ago for a drunken anti-Semitic rant to a policeman is in trouble again, this time for spewing a torrent of racist, sexist insults at his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva who tape recorded his tirade.
Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald reported today that "Radar Online, a celebrity gossip website reported on July 1 that Gibson's estranged girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, had taped him in the throes of a profanely and profoundly hateful rant. He reportedly called Grigorieva, with whom he has an infant daughter, a 'whore,' a 'bitch' and a particularly vulgar term for the female pudendum that begins with 'c.'
"Then there is this pungent quote: 'You look like a f------ pig in heat and if you get raped by a pack of n------ it will be your fault.' You may think the most damning word in that quote is the N-word. Actually, it's just before that. After all, only animals hunt in packs.
"At this writing, it is nearly a week since the story broke and Gibson has yet to deny the authenticity of those words, even as he has come under fire from the NAACP, Gloria Allred and Jesse Jackson."
Mel Gibson has Allegedly Admitted Punching his Ex-girlfriend
- Mel Gibson has allegedly admitted to punching his ex-girlfriend as she held their baby daughter - mi
Mel Gibson has allegedly admitted to punching his ex-girlfriend as she held their baby daughter.
Did Mel Gibson Beat up His Ex-Girlfriend?
- Did Mel Gibson Beat Up His Ex? - The Early Show - CBS News
The Early Show: Did Mel Gibson Beat Up His Ex? - Police Investigating whether Star Abused Russian Singer Oksana Grigorieva, Mother of His 8-Month-Old Daughter
7-7-10Miami Herald--Leonard Pitts on Mel Gibson's Latest Racist, Sexist Rant
- Hate can wear a famous face - Leonard Pitts Jr. - MiamiHerald.com
Apparently, Mel Gibson is a better actor than anyone knew.
Join the Boycott 1-15-10
"Edge of Darkness" - A
Mel Gibson Boycott Reminder:
Friends of Israel have not forgotten Mel Gibson's cowardly, racist tirade against the Jewish people and his grossly anti-semitic "Passion of the Christ" movie. Even Barbara Walters was offended enough to want to stop seeing his movies. Now Mel wants your patronage of his new movie "Edge of Darkness". Join the Boycott continues to urge a boycott of all Mel Gibson movies, an action which has been ongoing since 2006. see Walters Joins the Boycott and Mel's Explanation If you would like to comment on this subject please do so on our message board here. hat-tip: Linda 1/25/10
Sinking Low in Hollywood and Coming Back
- How low does a human have to sink in Hollywood
How low does a human being have to sink before Hollywood shoos him away and he can't get an Oscar? Answer: "Pretty low!"
CALLING ALL SADISTS, MASOCHISTS, SADO-MASOCHISTS AND TORTURE FREAKS
12-9 A.O. Scott review of Apocalypto
12-5 Praise for Gibson's latest film, Dilemma for Oscar Voters
Drunk or sober, rational, tolerant and intelligent people don't even think, let alone say things like Gibson's remarks this week when he was arrested for DUI. Let's all boycott Gibson (This won't require much on my part because I can't remember the last Gibson movie I saw.) and stick with his rival actor and director George Clooney who actually can act and direct.
Clooney and Gibson remind me of two Hollywood rivals of yesteryear, Burt Lancaster and Charlton Heston. Lancaster was the real deal, a former circus trapeze performer who became a serious actor nominated four times for a best actor academy awards ("From Hear to Eternity," "Birdman of Alcatraz," "Atlantic City" and "Elmer Gantry" for which he won.) Heston looked good in a toga or loin cloth and was known for Hollywood schlockbusters like "Ten Commandments" and "Caesar and Cleopatra." Of course he went on the head up the National Rifle Association and made a pitiful cameo appearance in "Bowling for Columbine." Like Gibson, Charlton Heston was a right wingnut, while Burt Lancaster was a liberal activist as is Clooney. [To preserve at least a shred of objectivity I'm compelled to note that Charlton Heston also won a Best Actor Academy award for his role in what else a Hollywood blockbuster, "Ben Hur." ]
So, while we're at it, lets boycott Charlton Heston AND Mel Gibson!
Here's a start on some picket signs:
Mel is Dead Meat! (Showbizwise)
Mel! Mel! Who Can Stand the Smell?
I prefer termites to anti-Semites! Boycott Mel!
Jesus Freaks Okay but not Anti-Semites! Boycott Smell Gibson!
In case you think this would be overkill for poor Mel, bear in mind that plenty of people have lost their jobs for saying much less offensive things than Gibson's drunken, anti-semitic, male chauvinist outburst. For example:
Larry Summers recently lost his job as president of Harvard for stating some off-the-cuff, non-pc opinions about why more women don't succeed in science;
Trent Lott was forced out as House majority leader after making a toast at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party indicating we wouldn't have had all these problems if Thrumond's 1948 segregationist Dixiecrat party bid for the Presidency had been successful. As I recall Lott was forced out in a couple of weeks.;
Nixon's Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, who was known his frequent remarks offensive to Catholics and minorities was forced to resign for saying to reporters on Air Force One, "I'll tell you what coloreds want--a tight pussy, loose shoes and a warm place to shit." Most newspapers didn't print his remark. One bowdlerized it to Butz said "it is the desire of black Americans to have good sex, comfortable shoes and a warm place to go to the bathroom.";
More than one professional athletic coach, manager, owner, and television broadcaster has lost his or her job or been pilloried for making racist public comments much less extreme than Gibson's diatribe. One example called to my attention by a good friend is Howard Cosell being dumped in 1983 as commentator on Monday Night Football after commenting on a long run by Alvin Garrett an African American receiver, "Look at that little monkey run!" The fact that Cosell apparently been drinking before the game didn't get him a pass. Jimmy the Greek Snyder was fired over a comment about the "genetic advantage of black athletes."; and
High school science teachers are regularly pilloried by the religious right for teaching evolution. Others are criticized for teaching creationism or intelligent design.
Nevertheless, Gibson is not likely to be replaced soon by Hollywood because the moguls have a big investment in him that can't easily be duplicated. That's why a boycott would be required to put him out of business.
MORE ON MEL GIBSON
According to Wikipedia, Mel has publicly condemned embryonic stem cell research, and the ending of Terry Schiavo's life, but he supports capital punishment. He believes God is pointing his path--he said that the Holy Ghost made "The Passion of the Christ" through him, "I was only the traffic director." On the other hand, Gibson joined others in Hollywood in opposing the Iraq war. In a 1995 Playboy interview, he said someone was telling Bill Clinton what to do. Bill Clinton and other Rhodes Scholars are part of a "stealth" trend of Rhodes Scholars becoming politicians who are striving for a new world order, a new form of Marxism. [Man, that's deep!] Wikipedia reported that Gibson has been a longtime alcoholic, drug abuser and sufferer from manic-depression. He deserves our sympathy on those counts.
IT'S CONTAGIOUS! ANDREW YOUNG RESIGNS FROM PR JOB AT WALMART AFTER INJUDICIOUS REMARKS ABOUT ARABS AND JEWS.
Young says small stores owned by Arabs Koreans and Jews deserve to be put out of business by WalMart because they have ripped off inner city folks for years. See link below.
Andrew Young pulls a Mel Gibson and resigns from Walmart.
Mel was carefully taught
Merv Adelson ad: Gibson is a Jerk!
Christopher Hitchens on Mel Gibson
Money talks in Hollywood
- Party's Over for Gibson
Gibson wounded but not fatally. Too bad.
Cartoonists Take on Mel Gibson
- Mel Gibson Cartoons
Cartoonists on Mel
Burton Stephen Lancaster
How to Boycott Mel Gibson
Burt's Most Famous Scene--"From Here to Eternity" with Deborah Kerr
Damage Control for Celebrities
More Hitchens on Gibson's assholitry
Gibson Pleads Nolo and Gets Probation
How Mad is Mel? Waiting for 'Apocalypto'
- Waiting for 'Apocalypto"
First came the reports of Mel's Mayan action flick. Then came the meltdown. NYT praises Mel's ability as a director but pans "Apocalypto."