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July 3, 2012 | Howard Gensler
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.
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May 19, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
MEL GIBSON'S not-so-lethal weapon isn't firing blanks. According to TMZ.com, Mel's girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, is pregnant with his child and already past her third month. Mel's estranged wife, Robyn, and their children know all about it. Robyn filed for divorce on April 13. According to TMZ, Oksana is living in a house Mel bought for her. She formerly lived in a house purchased by another very wealthy boyfriend, songwriter/producer David Foster. Oksana's no fool.
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December 18, 2006 | By HOWARD GENSLER gensleh@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHAT DOES the Festival of Lights have in store for Mel Gibson? A paternity suit. Happy Hanukkah! The plaintiff, says Britain's News of the World, is Carmel Sloane, the type of hot, 29-year-old blonde whom Mel might hit on after having a few. Carmel claims Mel got her mom, Marilyn, pregnant, when he was an aspiring actor back in Australia. Now Carmel has a 10-year-old son, Jordan, who looks just like Mr. "Apocalypto. " "I'm not doing it for his money," Carmel said.
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April 14, 2009 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
A FEW YEARS ago Mel Gibson caused a stir with an interview in which he claimed that his wife of 20+ years was a better person than he was but that she was going to hell because she wasn't a Catholic. Most people didn't take the comments about Robyn Gibson too seriously even though Mel should know a lot about hell. He's been raising it for ages. Finally, Robyn has had enough. After seven children and goodness knows how many slights, she filed for divorce yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
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.
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December 16, 1992 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Mel Gibson lets it rip - as in Rip Van Winkle - in Forever Young, a Spielbergian (see Always, see E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial) romantic fantasy about undying love and the goofy career moves of Hollywood superstars. This is what Mel decides to do after Lethal Weapon 3 ?! Play a 1939 test pilot who gets frozen in a cryogenic chamber and thawed a half-century later, when he's uncovered by two kids messing around in a warehouse? Directed by Steve Miner, of TV's The Wonder Years and Disney's girl-and- her-horse romance, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, Forever Young is a boldly sappy yarn that gets progressively sappier as it trundles along.
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September 10, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 25, 1993 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Ubiquitous Mel. There he is - having mugged for the cameras of Us, Entertainment Weekly and Premiere - all over the newsstands and supermarket aisles of America. And there he is, catching lobster chunks in his mouth (Mel the happy seal) on PrimeTime Live, chatting away on Good Morning America, talking it up on Entertainment Tonight. This sudden spate of Mel-media is no accident, folks. It means that Mel Gibson, plucky star of three Lethal Weapons, three Mad Maxes and some dozen other pictures - good, bad and ugly - is out there selling something.
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August 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 15, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
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.
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August 26, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 15, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
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.
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June 26, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
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]
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May 7, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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...
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October 11, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
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.
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October 20, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | Howard Gensler
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.
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | Tirdad Derakhshani
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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