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Mel Gibson Admits to Slapping – Not Punching – Oksana Grigorieva

Mel Gibson Admits to Slapping – Not Punching – Oksana Grigorieva

Originally posted 11/15/2010 01:30PM

Mel Gibson has a different take on what happened the night Oksana Grigorieva claims he punched her in the face while she was holding their baby.

In a sworn declaration dated June 23, 2010, Gibson, 54, recalls the altercation at one of his Malibu, Calif., homes in January that prompted police to launch a domestic violence investigation.

But the actor-director says Grigorieva grabbed Lucia, 1, out her of bassinet and eventually ran out into the backyard, according to TMZ.com, which obtained the court documents.

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Liam Neeson: Mel Gibson's 'Cool' with Me Taking Hangover 2 Role

Liam Neeson: Mel Gibson's 'Cool' with Me Taking Hangover 2 Role

Originally posted 11/11/2010 09:45AM

It's not going to be the clash of the Hollywood titans some may have expected.

According to Liam Neeson, Mel Gibson doesn't harbor any hard feelings about being replaced by Neeson in a Hangover 2 cameo.

When he was offered a shot at the role, which was first reported to be that of a Bangkok tattoo artist, Neeson says he "didn't realize" it had originally gone to Gibson but eventually had a "very pleasant" conversation with his fellow actor about it.

"I spoke to Mel," he told Access Hollywood Tuesday at the premiere for his new film The Next Three Days. "Mel's cool about it. We're all cool."

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Mel & Oksana Argue Child Support and Visitation in Family Court

UpdatePosted 11/10/2010 04:35PM

Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva Argue Child Support and Visitation in Family Court

Originally posted 11/10/2010 02:30PM

Mel Gibson was ordered Wednesday to pay three months of back child support totaling $60,000 to Oksana Grigorieva for their 1-year-old daughter Lucia, sources tell PEOPLE.

Gibson had delayed making $20,000 monthly payments while his attorneys tried to clarify if he could deduct the $6,000-a-month he pays for the Los Angeles home where Grigorieva, 40, lives with her 61-year-old mother and Lucia, sources say.

During a family court hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Scott Gordon denied the housing deduction.

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Mel Gibson to Face Off Against Oksana in Court

Mel Gibson to Face Off Against Oksana Grigorieva in Court

Originally posted 11/09/2010 05:45PM

Mel Gibson will make what is believed to be his first courtroom appearance in a custody dispute with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva over their 1-year-old daughter Lucia.

The closed-door hearing is set for Wednesday in Superior Court in Los Angeles.

Gibson, 54, and Grigorieva, 40, share custody of their daughter, with Gibson seeing her every other day and getting overnight visits.

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Mel Gibson Was Never 'Fired,' Says Hangover 2 Director

Mel Gibson Was Never 'Fired,' Says Hangover 2 Director

Originally posted 10/27/2010 05:45PM

Todd Phillips wants to set the record straight once and for all: Mel Gibson's proposed cameo in The Hangover 2 didn't work out – but the actor was never "fired."

"No one was ever fired," the film's director said at the press day for his new movie Due Date. "It's a term that is so obscene to me."

Phillips says the move to replace Gibson with Liam Neeson was business as usual.

"Someone was doing me a favor to come in for a two-minute cameo, and we changed it," Phillips says. "It wasn't like we fired somebody. [Gibson] was just doing a favor from the beginning."

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Hangover 2 Director: Mel Gibson Would Have Disrupted Film's 'Family'

Hangover 2 Director: Mel Gibson Would Have Disrupted Film's 'Family'

Originally posted 10/26/2010 02:35PM

Mel Gibson's proposed cameo in The Hangover 2 wasn't meant to be, according to director Todd Phillips. But his abrupt departure from the project isn't any one person's fault, either.

"The Hangover 2 is a family ... and as much as I loved the idea, a lot of people didn't," Phillips told Entertainment Tonight of his cast and crew. "I didn't want anything to come in between that family."

Shortly after news of Gibson's cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist emerged, Phillips announced the appearance was canceled – and Liam Neeson quickly replaced Gibson in the role.

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Liam Neeson Replaces Mel Gibson for Hangover 2 Cameo

Liam Neeson Replaces Mel Gibson for Hangover 2 Cameo

Originally posted 10/22/2010 02:45PM

How do you cure a hangover? Call in the A–Team.

Liam Neeson is now doing a cameo in The Hangover 2 after Mel Gibson's appearance got canceled due to complaints by cast and crew. Neeson was invited by his A-Team costar Bradley Cooper, who's also in the Hangover sequel.

"I just got a call to do a one-day shoot on Hangover 2 as a tattooist in Thailand, and that's all I know about it," Neeson tells Daily Variety. "I just laughed my leg off when I saw The Hangover, I was shooting in Berlin earlier this year and rented it on the hotel TV."

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Did Zach Galifianakis Want Mel Gibson's Hangover 2 Cameo Canceled?

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UpdatePosted 10/22/2010 11:00AM

Did Zach Galifianakis Want Mel Gibson's Hangover 2 Cameo Canceled?

Originally posted 10/22/2010 08:35AM

While Jodie Foster may consider Mel Gibson "the most loved man in the film business," apparently not everyone shares her opinion. Zach Galifianakis, who helped steal last year's runaway comedy hit The Hangover, sounds like he's among them.

In a Comedy Death Ray podcast interview that the shaggy haired funnyman gave (and which was posted in two parts, on Oct. 15 and 22), Galifianakis delivers a pointed comment about the making of The Hangover 2, which was to have featured a cameo by Gibson. That appearance was subsequently canceled almost as soon as news about Gibson's casting was announced.

Ostensibly on Comedy Death Ray to promote his new movie with Robert Downey Jr., Due Date, Galifianakis explains to interviewer Scott Aukerman that although he was excited by the success of The Hangover, he's not into a lot of the showbiz scene. Furthermore, he's against too much gunplay in movies, and he's even declined several roles on moral grounds.

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Mel Gibson Cameo in The Hangover 2 Canceled

UpdatePosted 10/22/2010 06:50AM

Mel Gibson Cameo in The Hangover 2 Canceled

Originally posted 10/21/2010 06:50PM

Mel Gibson's cameo in The Hangover 2 turned into a big headache.

Despite approval from the studio, plans to feature the actor in the sequel to the comedy hit have been scuttled, director Todd Phillips says.

"I thought Mel would have been great in the movie," Phillips said Thursday. "But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

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Jodie Foster Calls Mel Gibson 'Most Loved Man in Film Business'

UpdatePosted 10/19/2010 08:10AM

Jodie Foster Calls Mel Gibson 'Most Loved Man in Film Business'

Originally posted 10/19/2010 07:35AM

Mel Gibson's good friend Jodie Foster has an interesting take on the troubled actor (who will have a cameo role in The Hangover 2) – saying that, despite his troubles, Gibson remains "the most loved man in the film business."

As for his upcoming comedy cameo, "He really liked the humor in that first [Hangover] movie, so I'm glad he'll be in it!" Foster, 47, tells Extra.

Meanwhile, sources have told EW.com that Gibson, 54, won't play himself in the movie but will play "an outlandish character" like Tom Cruise did in Tropic Thunder.

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