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12 Abusive Celebrity Relationships

August 20th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Chris Brown & Rihanna
Even though her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her up after the 2009 Grammy Awards, Rihanna has confessed she still cares for the hip hop star and that he's the love of her life.

Despite being famous, several celebrities have found themselves mixed up in abusive relationships. Check out our list of some of the worst...

Halle Berry has said an ex-boyfriend once hit her so hard she is still largely deaf in her left ear.

In 1998, Pamela Anderson's husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, was arrested for spousal abuse, child abuse, and unlawful possession of a firearm. Anderson filed fo...
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10 Celebrity Philanthropists

July 28th, 2012 9:07am EDT
Oprah
Sometimes celebrities break out of the standard Hollywood mold of dropping huge sums of money on lavish cars and houses, and instead decide to support a greater cause. While celebrity powerhouses like Oprah Winfrey and Brangelina are well known for being big contributors to charity, we are going to take a look at the top ten celebrity philanthropists, as according to Forbes, of this year.

10. Sam Simon- The Simpsons co-creator has dished out $1,800,000 to the Sam Simon Foundation, which focuses on using dogs for the aid of others. Programs established by the foundation work to have dog...
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Mel Gibson Hit With Another Lawsuit From Stepmother

July 23rd, 2012 2:13pm EDT
Mel Gibson
Actor Mel Gibson has been hit with a new lawsuit from his own stepmother.

The Braveheart star's father, Hutton, filed for divorce from wife Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson and kicked her out of their marital home in June, and now the 78 year old has accused the actor of causing the break-up.

According to documents filed in Los Angeles, Teddy is seeking up to $65,000 in damages to cover her legal bills and a court order forcing Mel to allow her entrance into the house, according to TMZ.com.

This is the latest in a string of legal woes for the family - Teddy filed a restraining order against th...
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Mel Gibson's Stepmother Files For Restraining Order

July 2nd, 2012 7:55pm EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is facing another legal headache - his stepmother has filed a restraining order against the actor/director.

Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson, 78, who is currently in the middle of a divorce from the movie star's father Hutton, claims she fears for her safety at the hands of her stepson after he threatened her and allegedly spat in her face.

In legal documents filed by the pensioner and obtained by TMZ.com, Hicks Gibson has taken aim at the Braveheart star's infamous temper, claiming he and his sister Maura hate her.

In the papers, her attorney Brian J. Kramer claims much of the drama i...
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Joe Eszterhas: 'Mel Gibson Needs Immediate Psychiatric Treatment'

June 8th, 2012 11:13am EDT
Mel Gibson Needs Immediate Psychiatric Treatment
You may remember the story and audio clip of Gibson's rant that floated around the internet last winter. Joe Eszterhas was hired by Mel Gibson to write a screenplay (The Mccabees), a story about Jewish Freedom fighters from 2nd century. The whole experience was so upsetting that Eszterhas felt he needed to write a book about the whole ordeal.

Now, Eszterhas has taken to the internet to defend and explain why he wrote the book. "The sordid violence of his threats, combined with the physical violence of two explosions I witnessed, is the other reason I wrote my book," explained Eszterhas in ...
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'Terminator 3' Actor Nick Stahl Reported Missing

May 16th, 2012 9:14am EDT
Nick Stahl
Actor Nick Stahl has been reported missing by his wife.

The Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines star's partner, Rose, filed a missing persons report with the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday, according to TMZ.com.

The publication reports Rose hasn't seen the 32-year-old actor since May 9th and is concerned for his wellbeing.

Wide-eyed young actor made his feature film debut opposite Mel Gibson in the 1993 film The Man Without a Face and courted the late '90s teen crowd with a role in the thriller Disturbing Behavior.
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Mel Gibson Tells Jay Leno He Has 'A Little Bit Of A Temper'

April 30th, 2012 8:29am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson talked about his ongoing feud with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas when he appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Friday. In his first TV interview since the scandal broke, Gibson joked, "Maybe you don't know this about me, but I've got a little bit of a temper."

The actor said he is still upset his former friend recorded him losing his temper during a vacation at the star's holiday home in Costa Rica. Eszterhas released audio of the foul-mouthed Gibson ranting during a dinner he hosted for the screenwriter and his family. Eszterhas's teenage son had recorded Gibson's scream...
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Mel Gibson In Talks To Join 'Machete Kills'

April 24th, 2012 8:15am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is set to star in the sequel to Robert Rodriguez's violent 2010 action film Machete, according to a report.

The Lethal Weapon actor is in advanced talks to play a supporting role in Machete Kills, reports Deadline.com.

If Gibson does sign on, he won't be the only big movie star to make a cameo appearance in the action film, which stars Danny Trejo as the tough titular character.

Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba and Lindsay Lohan all featured in the first movie.
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Angling For Role In The Next 'Hangover'

April 23rd, 2012 12:49pm EDT
Get Him To The Greek
Sean 'Diddy' Combs has sparked rumors he is fishing for a cameo role in the next The Hangover sequel after he was spotted meeting with director Todd Phillips.

The rapper has been pursuing an acting career over the last few years, landing a two-episode role in CSI: Miami, a slot on Hawaii Five-0 and a part opposite Russell Brand in 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek.

He also won his first Oscar in February after working as an executive producer on sports documentary Undefeated, which was named Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

Combs is now said to be going after a role in t...
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Mel Gibson's 'Get The Gringo' Going Straight To Pay-Per-View

April 22nd, 2012 6:05pm EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson's new film is to hit the pay-per-view TV market after just one night in movie theaters.

The actor/director's self-financed film Get the Gringo opened in select cinemas on Wednesday night - to coincide with the movie's premiere in Austin, Texas - but fans shouldn't look for it this weekend.

The film will skip a theatrical run and become available on satellite service DirecTV on May 1.

Announcing the plan at the premiere Gibson said, "We're just in a different era. Many people just like to see things in their homes. It's just another way to do it and a better way to do it. I thi...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Demi Moore and Mel Gibson

April 20th, 2012 2:15pm EDT
Demi Moore
Shining Star: Demi Moore - We all know looking great is the best revenge, and Demi Moore, fresh from rehab, got the chance to show Ashton Kutcher all that he is missing during her first red carpet outing.

Moore was snapped looking fresh and radiant at the launch of Lifetime's "The Conversation with Amanda De Cadenet," which Moore executive produces.

She appears to have filled out her formerly gaunt figure, and her signature long, black hair looked shiny and healthy. She even flashed a smile, and looked to be having a great time!

Ms. Moore also took to Twitter this week and asked her fol...
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Mel Gibson May Sue Joe Eszterhas for Releasing Audio of Epic Rant

April 20th, 2012 2:33am EDT
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Mel Gibson is seriously considering suing Joe Eszterhas for secretly recording him at his home in Costa Rica last December, and then releasing the audio rant.

Sources connected with Mel tell TMZ ... the actor believes he has a "basic human right" NOT to be secretly recorded in his own home.

We're told Mel's people are looking at the laws of Costa Rica to determine if recording laws were violated and, even if they weren't, if Mel's right of privacy was violated by the release of the audio.

Mel explodes in the recording about Eszterhas' lack of progress with "The Maccabees" script -- "W...
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Screenwriter Releases Mel Gibson's Expletive-Filled Rant (Listen Here)

April 19th, 2012 8:59am EDT
Mel Gibson
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas has released audio evidence of what he insists is Mel Gibson's vacation tirade in a bid to prove he's not lying about the star's temper.

A recording said to be of Gibson exploding into an expletive-filled rant at his home in Costa Rica was released to website TheWrap.com on Wednesday.

Eszterhas claims it was taped by his 15-year-old son while the screenwriter's family were Gibson's guests.

Last week, Eszterhas appeared on TV and explained he did not know what to do with the taped recording that his terrified son had grabbed during an alleged Gibson rant.

Eszte...
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Joe Eszterhas Takes Mel Gibson Feud To The 'Today' Show

April 13th, 2012 2:27pm EDT
Joe Eszterhas
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas cut all personal ties with "violent" actor Mel Gibson after his fearful son began sleeping with a knife under his pillow during a joint family trip.

Eszterhas sparked a war of words with the actor/director earlier this week over claims Gibson made a series of anti-Semitic and unsavory remarks during a vacation in Costa Rica - allegations the movie star was quick to deny - and, on Friday, the Flashdance and Basic Instinct screenwriter broke his silence with an appearance on breakfast show Today - and confessed his bitter fight with the Braveheart star began after...
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Mel Gibson Responds To Joe Eszterhas' Anti-Semitic Accusations

April 12th, 2012 8:22am EDT
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has written an open letter to screenwriter Joe Eszterhas to insist the only reason he scrapped their movie collaboration was because the script wasn't up to standard.

The Braveheart legend teamed up with the Basic Instinct writer to work on an epic drama about Judah Maccabee, a Jew who led a revolt against the Seleucid Empire.

Their working relationship turned nasty in February after Eszterhas sent in the first draft of his script to Gibson, and was later told by Warner Bros. bosses that they would not be going ahead with the project - prompting him to lash out at the star in ...
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Watch Mel Gibson's 'Get The Gringo' May 1 On Video On Demand

March 26th, 2012 11:11am EDT
Get The Gringo
In "Get The Gringo," during a high-speed car chase with the U.S. Border Patrol and a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver (Mel Gibson) violently crashes his car into the border wall as he tries to outrun them.

Driver survives the crash only to land inside a hard-core Mexican prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of "El Pueblito." He finds unlikely guidance from a 10-year-old kid who shows him the ropes.

"Get The Gringo" was written and produced by Gibson. Filmed in Mexico, the multi-lingual film also stars Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Jesus Ochoa, Roberto Sosa, Dolores Hered...
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Mel Gibson Completes Anger Management

March 1st, 2012 7:35pm EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has completed a course of court-ordered anger management therapy as part of his probation.

The Braveheart star pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge, relating to an alleged attack on ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in 2010, and was sentenced to three years' probation, 16 hours of community service and 52 weeks of counseling to curb his infamous temper.

He fulfilled the community service requirements last year and has continued to impress Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner with his efforts by completing additional therapy sessions too.

TMZ.com repor...
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Halle Berry Waging Custody War Against Gabriel Aubry

March 1st, 2012 3:45pm EST
Halle Berry
Halle Berry has fired her longtime legal representative and hired the lawyer who helped Mel Gibson settle his custody battle with Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva.

The actress has been embroiled in a bitter court fight with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, the father of her three-year-old daughter Nahla, since their split in 2010.

Last month, Berry asked a judge for permission to move from Los Angeles to her fiancé Olivier Martinez's native France, amid fears for her and her child's safety following a recent encounter with an alleged stalker who was caught trespassing on her property on ...
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Mel Gibson Tried To Help Whitney Houston Get Off Drugs

February 18th, 2012 9:30am EST
Mel Gibson & Whitney Houston
Mel Gibson reached out to Whitney Houston and tried to help the superstar overcome her personal issues at the height of her drug troubles, according to a new report.

The actor previously came to the aid of Britney Spears following her public meltdown in 2008 and offered up his estate in Costa Rica as a refuge for the pop star to recover from her struggles away from the spotlight.

Now TMZ.com reports Gibson also attempted to come to the rescue of Houston while she battled an addiction to cocaine, marijuana and other drugs in the early 2000s.

Website editors claim the actor visited Houston...
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Mel Gibson To Relive 2006 DUI Arrest In Cop's Court Case?

February 4th, 2012 2:30pm EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson has been listed as a possible witness in a discrimination trial between the traffic cop who arrested him for drunk driving and police department bosses in Los Angeles.

The star hit the headlines in 2006 after launching into an anti-Semitic rant while he was being booked by Jewish Sheriff's Deputy James Mee in Malibu, California.

Mee maintains he suffered taunts and missed out on career advancement for reporting Gibson's offensive remarks following the arrest and he filed suit against his superiors in 2010, alleging he was overlooked for promotion because he'd complained about t...
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Sean Penn Named Ambassador To Haiti

January 16th, 2012 2:17pm EST
Sean Penn
Actor-turned-activist Sean Penn is celebrating after he was made an official ambassador to Haiti on Saturday.

The Milk star has worked tirelessly to raise money and awareness for the impoverished nation since it was struck by a devastating earthquake back in 2010 and his efforts were rewarded over the weekend.

Penn was offered the job by Haitian foreign minister Laurent Lamothe at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Beverly Hills, California.

Stepping up to the podium to greet the crowd, the actor beamed, "I do accept. (It would be useful to) change being called, 'Hey you (expletive), to ...
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Mel Gibson, Jami Gertz & George Lucas Give The Most To Charities

January 13th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson, Meryl Streep and George Lucas have all been named among the most generous celebrities in a new poll of famous charity supporters.

Bosses at non-profit organization The Giving Back Fund have compiled their fifth annual Giving Back 30 list, which honors the stars who have handed out the largest donations to charity.

At the top of the poll is actress Jami Gertz, who has helped donate a huge $10 million through her husband Ressler Gertz's foundation.

At number three is troubled star Mel Gibson, with $6 million in charity handouts. Lucas is fourth and Streep is at eight, with $4.2...
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Mel Gibson's Ex-Wife To Get $425 Million From Divorce

December 27th, 2011 8:43am EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is handing over an estimated $425 million to his ex-wife Robyn as part of their divorce settlement.

The couple separated in 2006 after 28 years of marriage and shortly after his infamous arrest for driving under the influence. Robyn filed for legal separation in April, 2009, citing "irreconcilable differences."

A judge finalized the split in court on Friday - costing the star half of his huge fortune.

Gibson shares seven children with Robyn. He also has a baby daughter with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
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Mel Gibson's Divorce Finalized

December 24th, 2011 9:27am EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is officially single - a judge signed off on his divorce from estranged wife Robyn on Friday.

The Braveheart star split from his spouse in 2006, shortly after his infamous arrest for driving under the influence, and Robyn filed for legal separation in April, 2009, citing "irreconcilable differences" for ending their 28-year marriage.

They reached a financial settlement in June and a Los Angeles judge granted the former couple a divorce decree just in time for Christmas, reports TMZ.com.

Gibson shares seven children with Robyn. He also has a baby daughter with ex-girlfriend Oks...
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Mel Gibson To Host 'Mad Max' Event

December 22nd, 2011 8:31am EST
The Road Warrior
Actor Mel Gibson is set to host a special event in Hollywood honoring his Mad Max movies.

All three of the futuristic films will be screened at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles next month as part of the American Cinematheque tribute.

The veteran star, whose personal life has dominated headlines over the years, will appear onstage and take part in a question and answer session with audience members, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The event will take place on January 21st.
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Best On-Screen Crime Fighting Duos

December 16th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Everyone loves a hero. They stand up for what’s right, battle the forces of evil, and somehow manage to look sexy in spandex. But sometimes one hero isn’t enough. Sometimes the problem is too great for any one man (or Superman) to handle. Sometimes audiences want to hear a dick-joke while justice is being served. That’s where Dynamic Duos come in. Two heroes, paired together, fighting the good fight and keeping us laughing the whole way through. That’s what audiences love more than anything. To honor the release of Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, let’s take a look at the best on-screen cr...
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Mel Gibson And Oksana Grigorieva's Custody Settlement Postponed

October 17th, 2011 3:41pm EDT
Oksana Grigorieva
Actor Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have been granted an extension to sort out the terms of their custody settlement.

The former couple has been locked in negotiations over the care of baby daughter Lucia since they split early last year, and they finally reached a deal to equally share custody in August.

The agreement also allowed Grigorieva to keep the house she calls home and walk away with a one-off payment of $750,000, and it was expected to be finalized in court on Tuesday.

However, the two parties have clashed over the wording of the settlement and recently...
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Robert Downey Jr.: 'It's Time To Forgive Mel Gibson'

October 16th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. and Mel Gibson
Robert Downey Jr. came to the defense of his pal Mel Gibson while picking up an American Cinematheque Award on Friday, calling for Hollywood to "forgive him and let him work."

The Iron Man star has known the troubled actor since the 1980s and has previously spoken out in favor of the Braveheart star following a string of personal woes played out in the press.

Downey Jr., who has battled drug and alcohol addiction throughout his career, thanked Gibson for hiring him when "no one else would" in the 1990s - and now he's calling for other movie directors to do the same for his friend.

A star...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Says He Was 'Disappointed' By 'Iron Man 2'

October 10th, 2011 2:16pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey, Jr. has hailed Iron Man as the film that changed his life, but insists he found the superhero sequel "disappointing".

The actor reaffirmed his place in the Hollywood A-list playing inventor-turned-superhero Tony Star in the 2008 film following a career slump due to years lost in drug addiction. Downey, Jr. is convinced the success of Iron Man turned his fortunes around, but he was less than impressed with its 2010 sequel, which opened to mixed reviews from critics.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "The first one changed everything for me. And with the second Iron Man there...
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Jewish Organization Outraged By Mel Gibson's New Biopic

September 9th, 2011 2:22pm EDT
Mel Gibson
Officials at a Jewish rights group have petitioned studio bosses behind Mel Gibson's new biblical drama to remove the star from the project - because he doesn't have "respect and sensitivity for other people's religious views."

Gibson recently signed on to produce a film about celebrated Jewish warrior Judah Maccabee, who defeated the Greek-Syrian armies in the second century B.C. and inspired the Hanukkah celebration.

However, leaders of the Anti-Defamation League are seething at the prospect of Gibson making the movie - because just five years ago he was embroiled in a major scandal af...
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