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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
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.
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.
Originally posted 06/23/2011 06:45PM
When Stella Mouzi met Mel Gibson this spring through mutual friends, the pair hit it off. But not, Mouzi insists, in a romantic way.
Eager to set the record straight after tabloid reports declared her Gibson's new, young girlfriend when they were photographed together, Mouzi tells PEOPLE exclusively: "I came to the U.S. from Greece a few months ago and was charmed by the American hospitality. I made many new friends including Mel Gibson, with whom I share merely a friendly acquaintance."
Described unflatteringly in some reports as everything from a "Greek Gothic chick" to a fetish model, Mouzi clarifies: "I am a dancer, performance artist and a photographer – that is the extent of my professional life. It has been difficult to be the subject of false rumors, which have also been hurtful to my friends and family."
Originally posted 05/31/2011 06:30AM
Even lofty scribes like to have fun with celebrities.
Witness the casting suggestions by Ben Brantley, the chief drama critic of The New York Times – who, in his imagination at least, is offering some plum roles to stars whose reputations could use a little polishing.
Lady Gaga as Auntie Mame, anyone?
Not that Gaga needs the work. And, admittedly, Brantley finds her a bit too young to play everyone's favorite madcap relative. But what about parts for the under-employed Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen?
Originally posted 04/22/2011 08:45AM
He has nearly 50 movie and TV credits to his name, but Mel Gibson says he doesn't care if he's ever in front of a camera again.
"I could easily not act again. It's not a problem," the troubled actor-filmmaker, 55, tells Deadline Hollywood in his first major interview since a series of leaked audiotapes documenting his rants to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva dominated summer headlines. Gibson adds that he's going to work again with Randy Wallace, who wrote the script for the 1995 Best Picture Oscar winner Braveheart.
While Gibson may seem willing to give up and not look back on his career, he expresses regret over what he said on the tapes, where he unleashed expletives on Grigorieva, 41. Among his statements to her: "How dare you act like such a b---- when I'm being so f------ nice."
Originally posted 03/17/2011 12:05PM
This isn't the kind of photo opportunity an actor welcomes.
Mel Gibson, 55, had his mugshot taken when he was booked as part of his misdemeanor battery case Wednesday evening in Los Angeles.
"Mr. Gibson was cooperative, he was photographed and fingerprinted at around 9:30 p.m. and was gone in about half an hour," Lt. Ray Garcia of the El Segundo, Calif., Police Department tells PEOPLE.
Gibson pleaded no contest on March 11 to allegedly hitting his ex girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and was sentenced to three years probation and counseling.
Originally posted 03/17/2011 09:05AM
Jodie Foster, who has stood by Mel Gibson throughout the very public trials of his private life, hopes audiences reconnect with the actor in his next film – which she directed and also stars in.
"At this particular place, the most beautiful part of Mel, I think, is onscreen," Foster, 48, told PEOPLE at Wednesday's premiere of The Beaver at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. "People will see the movie, and they'll see what an incredibly deep and committed performance he gives, and hopefully they'll have some insight into who Mel is as a human being."
Films may be fiction, Foster says, but they can reveal truths about the actors who work on them.
Originally posted 03/14/2011 03:15PM
Mel Gibson has a reason to smile.
Following Friday's conclusion to a long-running court battle with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, the Beaver actor spent the weekend celebrating the birth of his third grandchild.
"He was overwhelmed with emotion," a pal of Gibson, 55, tells PEOPLE of his daughter Hannah's baby boy. "He gets that way around babies. ... He was overjoyed."
Originally posted 03/11/2011 05:35PM
Mel Gibson was sentenced Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom to three years probation, a year-long domestic violence counseling program, community service and various fines in his battery case involving his ex-girlfriend.
A calm-looking Gibson, 55, wearing a navy blue suit, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of domestic violence allegedly committed against Oksana Grigorieva in January 2010. Gibson made no statements other than to acknowledge his plea to the judge and to say that he understood the proceedings.
It was also revealed in court that Gibson is undergoing psychological counseling as part of his plea deal reached with prosecutors. He was also served with a protective order not to "threaten or harass anyone involved in the case."
By pleading no contest, Gibson "may maintain his innocence and does so now," his attorney Blair Berk told Judge Stephanie Sautner. "He's entering his plea because it's in the best interest of his children."
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