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CONTROVERSIES ALREADY SIMMERING AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The menu of films at the Cannes Film Festival is never complete without the added spice of controversy — and this year’s lineup is no exception. There is Scotish director Lynn Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, which explores the aftermath of a Columbine-type school shooting through the eyes of the parents of the […]

TWILIGHT STUDIO SEEKING TO BORROW $800 MILLION

January 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With its current ability to borrow money at lower interest rates thanks to its success with the Twilight movies, Summit Entertainment plans to recapitalize by raising $800 million in new loans that will be used to pay off its higher-interest old loans and pay a dividend to stakeholders, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), […]

GIBSON’S DELAYED FILM TO PREMIERE IN AUSTIN

January 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival took on a higher profile on Thursday with the announcement that it will screen for the first time Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson. While Foster has reportedly confirmed that she’ll attend the festival, which opens on March 11, the embattled Gibson’s plans are not known. While […]

MEL GIBSON’S COMEBACK SET FOR MARCH 23

December 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hoping that an appropriate blow-over period will have occurred between now and the beginning of spring, Summit Entertainment has now set March 23 as the release date for The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson. Summit is proceeding cautiously. It had planned to release the Jodie Foster-directed movie (she also co-stars) this year but postponed it after […]

MIKE TYSON RETURNING FOR HANGOVER SEQUEL

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A backlash to the backlash over director Todd Phillips’s decision to remove Mel Gibson from the cast of The Hangover 2 hit celebrity gossip sites in the Internet Wednesday with many readers posting messages accusing Phillips and the costars of the movie of adopting double standards. Why, they ask, is it acceptable to cast Mike […]

PHILLIPS: WHY I FIRED MEL GIBSON

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Todd Phillips insisted on Monday that while he regards Mel Gibson as “one of our finest actors and, quite honestly, one of our finest directors,” he felt it was necessary to remove him from The Hangover 2 to keep peace among the film’s actors and crew. As reported by today’s (Wednesday) New York Post, […]

GIBSON EXPERIENCES ANOTHER HANGOVER (OR DOESN’T)

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Mel Gibson’s cameo in The Hangover: Part II has been handed to Liam Neeson, Daily Variety reported on its website late today (Friday). It quoted the actor as saying that the offer to take the role came from his A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper, who co-stars in the film. Neeson said that all that he […]

MEL GIBSON MAY JOIN MAD MEN

September 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Mel Gibson, who has rarely appeared in an acting role on TV — a notable exception was his role on The Simpsons in 1999 — has been in talks with Mad Men creator-producer Matthew Weiner about taking a role in a story arc on the AMC drama next season, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported today, […]

IS A TABLOID TALE FIT FOR PUBLIC RADIO?

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio’s ombudsman has agreed with listeners who complained that a recent All Things Considered feature about Mel Gibson was ill-considered. The ombudsman, Alicia C. Shepard, noted that the complaints had little to do with the recordings of Gibson, unearthed by RadarOnline, spewing obscenities at his onetime girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, but everything to do […]

NEW GIBSON TAPE EMERGES: ENOUGH TO DESTROY HIM?

July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Mel Gibson’s career seemed shattered Monday when RadarOnline.com posted an eight-minute recording of Gibson using threats and foul language to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in which he shouts at one point that she needs a “bat to the side of the head” and warns that he could put her “in a f…ing rose garden.” The Los […]

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