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Mel Gibson's Ex, Oksana Grigorieva, Files for Bankruptcy

Mel Gibson's Ex, Oksana Grigorieva, Files for Bankruptcy

Originally posted 02/20/2014 11:05AM

Oksana Grigorieva – best known for her bitter court battle with her ex-boyfriend Mel Gibson – has filed for bankruptcy.

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Jodie Foster Is 'Real,' Says Adoring Mel Gibson

UpdatePosted 01/14/2013 09:35AM

Jodie Foster Is 'Real,' Says Adoring Mel Gibson

Originally posted 01/14/2013 08:35AM

After giving close friend Mel Gibson a shout-out in her moving speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Jodie Foster's Beaver costar is returning the love.

"I kiss the ground she walks on," the actor, 57, told PEOPLE at the InStyle/Warner Brothers afterparty. "I adore her."

The double Oscar-winning actress, 50, who has supported Gibson through his dark times, brought many in the ballroom to tears with her emotional speech in which she opened up about her personal life, including her sexuality.

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Bradley Cooper Brings Zoe Saldana to Silver Linings Playbook Party | Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

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Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana Celebrate Silver Linings Playbook in West Hollywood

Originally posted 12/10/2012 06:00AM

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro were on hand to celebrate their film Silver Linings Playbook at the Weinstein Company's special event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Friday.

At the candle-lit dinner party, De Niro enjoyed a Purity Vodka martini, while Cooper posed for photos with Zoe Saldana. De Niro spent part of the night talking with Mel Gibson and Jane Fonda, who were also in attendance.

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Mel Gibson & Rumored Girlfriend Have 'Very Happy' Night Out in Hollywood | Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson & Rumored Girlfriend Have 'Very Happy' Night Out in Hollywood

Originally posted 09/26/2012 06:00AM

Mel-ded together!

Embattled actor Mel Gibson partied at AV Nightclub in Hollywood on Friday.

The Get the Gringo star arrived just before midnight with a car full of girls, including the actor's rumored girlfriend, Nadia Lanfranconi.

Lanfranconi, who was dressed in a short black and white dress and knee-high black boots, and Gibson looked "very happy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

"Mel was smiling, laughing and talking with friends all night," the source adds. "He even chatted with guests waiting outside in line!"

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See Mel Gibson's Former $33 Million Home | Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson's Former Connecticut Estate Goes on Sale for $33 Million

Originally posted 07/26/2012 03:00PM

Mel Gibson's former Connecticut home – which the actor sold in 2010 for $24 million – is back on the market again.

The grand and historic estate, which Gibson bought in 1994 while married to now ex-wife Robyn, has gone on sale for $33 million, reports Realtor.com.

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Screenwriter Charges Mel Gibson with Anti-Semitism over Failed Maccabee Movie

Mel Gibson, Screenwriter Feud over Jewish Hero Movie

Originally posted 04/12/2012 11:30AM

Proving once again that the pen is mightier than the sword, a Hollywood feud of nearly Biblical proportions seems to be developing between Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas over what was to have been Gibson's movie about Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee.

In a scathing, single-spaced, nine-page letter from Eszterhas to Gibson, dated April 9 and obtained by TheWrap.com, the writer alleges that Gibson never intended to make the movie and, furthermore, "I've come to the conclusion that the reason you won't make 'The Maccabees' is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews," Eszterhas writes.

The letter also states that Eszterhas (whose screenwriting credits include Basic Instinct and Showgirls) was prepared to write "the Jewish 'Braveheart,' " and he ticks off various ugly epithets that he claims Gibson used to describe Jews. His message also alleges Gibson threatened the life of his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Gregorieva.

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Mel Gibson's Ex Takes Half His Estimated $850 Million in Divorce | Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson's Ex Wife Takes Half His Estimated $850 Million in Divorce Settlement

Originally posted 12/23/2011 05:30PM

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.

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Mel Gibson's New Favorite Hangout Spot: Café Habana | Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson's New Favorite Hangout Spot: Café Habana

Originally posted 11/11/2011 05:55AM

Mel Gibson was at Rande Gerber's Café Habana restaurant in Malibu for lunch around noon with two male companions. The trio stuck around, drinking coffee and non-alcoholic beverages, for nearly six hours. Gibson, who was in good spirits, especially liked the restaurant's corn, and thanked the staff for everything before heading out. – Jennifer Garcia

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Mel Gibson Settles Money, Custody Issues with Ex-Girlfriend

Mel Gibson Settles Money, Custody Issues with Ex-Girlfriend

Originally posted 08/31/2011 01:30PM

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.

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Mel Gibson, Estranged Wife Reunite for Good Cause | Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson, Estranged Wife Reunite for Good Cause

Originally posted 08/07/2011 01:30PM

Mel Gibson and his estranged wife Robyn made a rare public appearance with three of their seven children and three of their grandkids on Saturday.

The special occasion, taking place in the hills of Malibu, was the 10th birthdays of two young Guatemalan girls close to the family's hearts: Maria de Jesus and Maria Teresa Quiej-Alvarez, the formerly conjoined twins connected at the skull who made international headlines when surgeons at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA Medical Center separated them in August 2002.

"We're all involved in Josie and Teresa’s lives," Gibson, referring to the girls by their nicknames, tells PEOPLE. "It's incredible seeing Josie and Teresa do so well. Listening to Josie speak, you think, 'Man, this is the happiest kid I’ve ever seen.' "

The Gibsons appeared in good spirits, as well. Amid bongo and steel drums, hula dancers and 100 guests at the Hawaiian-themed party, Mel and Robyn, who arrived separately, mingled individually with friends, doctors and executives for the hosting charity, Mending Kids International.

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