August 26, 2015 |
Celine Dion soldiers on Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion , 47, will return to her lucrative perma-gig at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Aug. 27 after taking a year off to care for her ailing husband, René Angélil . Angélil, 73, is still battling throat cancer, but he persuaded Dion to go on with the show. "[He] wants me out there," Dion tells USA Today. "I didn't want to be here at first, I don't need it. Don't get me wrong, I love singing for people, but I have priorities," she says.
August 15, 2014 |
YOU HAVE TO admire the generosity of "Expendables" honcho Sylvester Stallone, hiring hard-to-employ tarnished stars like Mel Gibson and Wesley Snipes. In the first scene of "E3," Stallone's mercenaries stage a jail break to liberate Snipes, who gets to make a joke about tax evasion. Gibson is the movie's heavy, a back-from-the-dead character who is highly skilled but possibly deranged, so Mel is playing himself. Stallone, though, is maybe too generous. He also makes room for Harrison Ford, who doesn't need the job or the money, and Kelsey Grammer.
June 26, 2014 |
FOLLOWING A Radaronline.com story that former Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett had moved out of the home he shared with wife Kendra Wilkinson and their children because he was fooling around with transgender woman Ava London , In Touch magazine has spoken with Ava. "Yes, I had sex with Hank," she blabbed to In Touch . "Hank and I had sex several times. " Ava claims that she and Hank even got it on when Kendra was pregnant with the couple's now 1-month-old daughter, Alijah . "The last time we were together was about a month ago, right before [Kendra]
May 7, 2014 |
Couric to return to 'Today'? We love rumors, and this is a doozy. The New York Post and TMZ say that with lovely Samantha Guthrie with kid and soon to go on maternity leave, NBC honchitos are thinking about inviting Katie Couric , who left Today in 2006, back to fill the gap. She and Guthrie and cohost Matt Lauer are all buds, and . . . we'll see. Ariel Winter case settled It was a tearful Los Angeles courtroom on...
October 11, 2013 |
AMID OUR LOUSY national job market, few are doing more to help us reach full employment than filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. He specializes in finding jobs for the chronically unemployed - Lindsay Lohan in "Machete," and now Mel Gibson in "Machete Kills. " Mad Mel joins the "Machete" stunt casting parade that in this new sequel has him marching alongside Lady Gaga and Charlie Sheen. The original, you'll recall, paired Robert De Niro with Steven Seagal, thus providing future generations with really hard "Jeopardy" questions.
October 20, 2012 |
Ten days and 10 times that number of feature-length films. It isn't feasible - even with gallons of coffee and cases of 5-Hour Energy bottles - to see everything the Philadelphia Film Festival has on its slate. What follows is a day-by-day selection of standout films, which isn't to say there aren't other standouts playing at the very same time, or earlier or later that same day, on other festival screens. FRIDAY Caesar Must Die A group of inmates in an Italian maximum-security prison - mafiosi and murderers among them - prepare to mount a stage performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar , in Paolo and Vittorio Taviani's Berlin Film Festival grand-prize winner.
July 3, 2012 |
Mel Gibson is at it again. This time, however, the beneficiary of his legendary temper is not a Santa Monica policeman, his babymama or screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. This time, the woman who felt Mel's wrath is Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson, his 78-year-old stepmother. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, Mel threatened Teddy Joye, spit in her face and sabotaged her marriage. Teddy Joye married Mel's Holocaust-denying father, Hutton Gibson, in 2001. She recently filed for a restraining order against Mel. Teddy Joye claims Mel and his sister Maura are on the rampage against her because she doesn't approve of "experimental Ozone treatments" the siblings want 93-year-old Hutton to get for an undisclosed illness — ozone injections have relieved pain in some cases involving herniated discs.
April 13, 2012 |
In a scathing letter addressed to Mel Gibson , author and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas accuses the actor-director of a range of moral crimes including anti-Semitism, deep-seated misogyny, and an irrational hatred of John Lennon. Eszterhas claims Gibson admitted hitting ex-gf Oksana Grigorieva and threatened on numerous occasions to kill her. "You were raving at Oksana even after you'd reached a custody agreement over Luci," Eszterhas writes in the April 9 letter, which has been posted online by gossip-news site TheWrap.com.
September 10, 2011 |
One of history's greatest Jewish heroes is to be honored in film by . . . Mel Gibson . Hello?? The Braveheart auteur, who made waves with a drunken anti-Semitic rant in '06, plans to star in and/or direct a Joe Eszterhas -scripted film about Judah Maccabee , the Jewish warrior who led an uprising against the Seleucid Empire in Judea between 167 and 160 B.C. (He inspired the celebration of Hanukkah.) Jewish leaders are angry. Simon Wiesenthal Center founder Rabbi Marvin Hier says casting Mel in the part "is like casting . . . a white supremacist as trying to portray Martin Luther King Jr . It's simply an insult to Jews.
May 13, 2011
ABOUT a minute into my interview with Jodie Foster, it became apparent there were few questions, even sneaky ones, that would get the best of her big Yale brain. Foster was taking calls for her new movie, "The Beaver," speaking candidly and bravely about notorious co-star/friend Mel Gibson, the guy with the unique movie baggage - he's won an Oscar, and also pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal abuse. She'd been talking Gibson all day, so I thought I'd throw a curve by asking about her next project, one she's making with an equally notorious fellow, Roman Polanski.