Mel Gibson Admits To Punching Oksana

  • Radar has released another section of the Mel Gibson tape in which Oksana Grigorieva asks him why he hit her in the face while she was holding their baby. He replies, "You fucking deserved it."
  • According to the site, this was in response to Oksana asking Mel, "What kind of a man is that who would hit a woman when she is holding a child in her hands, hitting her twice in the face? What kind of man is that?" [Radar]
  • The head of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence says, "He is obviously a typical abuser... He admitted he hit her and she deserved it. He's wrong. She couldn't possibly do anything that would deserve being hit." [Radar]
  • Alec Baldwin announced today during a CNN interview that he plans to quit acting when his 30 Rock contract expires in 2012 so he can lead a "normal" life. "As much as i like acting I know that i would love to have a different life, a private life. I think that doing this now for a living has become really hard," he said, adding, "I would rather go do other things and have whatever amount of time I have left in my life, have more of a normal life... I want to find out [if it's possible]. How close can I get." [CNN, Us]
  • According to Heath Ledger's friend N'FA, who is an Australian rapper, he hated taking the sleeping pills that eventually killed him. "He was an extremely active person who didn't sleep much," said N'FA. "It's normal - lots of people take sleeping things. I just remember he didn't like them." [The Sun]
  • Lindsay Lohan will probably serve only 22 days of her 90-day jail sentence due to jail overcrowding. [Us]
  • Lindsay changed her clothes three times during her hearing yesterday. [E!]
  • The judge may change Lindsay's sentenced based on the evaluation of a court psychiatrist who will evaluate Lindsay. [TMZ]
  • According to Lindsay's probation report, she's allowed to take, Zoloft (antidepressant), Trazodone (antidepressant), Adderall (stimulant to control ADHD), Nexium (acid reflux) and the powerful painkiller Dilaudid. [TMZ]
  • "Lindsay Lohan: Will Jail Hurt Her Career?" Probably not as much as drinking herself to death. [Us]
  • Inferno director Matthew Wilder says he's "fully committed to Lindsay," and is, "Not moving on, not re-casting, not under any circumstances." [LAT]
  • "Celebrity manicurist" Jenna Hipp says Lindsay writing on her fingernail could catch on. "Kids are just starting to play a little bit more with their fingernails," Hipp said. "Now with Lindsay doing it, of course, it's going to go crazy." My little sister's such a trendsetter — she's been writing expletives on her nails during her probation hearings for years. [AP]
  • Hours after Lindsay's sentencing, Michael Lohan was spotted partying at a bar in L.A., but that doesn't mean he's a bad dad — he told TMZ he was going to call Lindsay from the bar. [TMZ]
  • Dina Lohan is shocked that Lindsay got jail time and says, "This is so not fair to do this to my child." [Popeater]
  • Veteran criminal defense attorney Harland Braun says, "Lindsay got the typical sentence for anyone who has a serious problem with drugs and alcohol... Lohan repeatedly tested the patience of the judge, who saw through all her excuses. That's what addicts do: Tell lies." [People]
  • Kate Major says Rachel Uchitel is collaborating with her and Michael Lohan on a new TV show she describes as, "a live interactive show set at our house in New York." [Radar]
  • Levi Johnston apologized to the Palins in People today saying, "Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry. Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true... I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah. Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize." He continues, "So to the Palin family in general and to Sarah Palin in particular, please accept my regrets and forgive my youthful indiscretion. I hope one day to restore your trust." [People]
  • Here's another adorable photo from Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green's wedding: [People]
  • Richard Dreyfuss has joined the cast of Weeds as "an unexpected character from Nancy Botwin's past." [Deadline]
  • LeAnn Rimes responded to complaints about her constantly making out with Eddie Cibrian in public Tweeting, "Since when is kissing your boyfriend a crime?! Who's right was it to take pics of us in a private moment and display them for judgement?! I love my fans, the people who know my heart and stick beside me." [Us]
  • The Grammys have changed the rule that prevented Lady Gaga from being nominated for Best New Artist in 2010 because "Just Dance" was nominated in 2009. [NYT]
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed in most of the country for the 2011-2012 season. [Deadline]
  • Amy Winehouse's next album isn't coming out any time soon. [Popeater]
  • Tori Spelling's husband Dean McDermott has been released from the hospital after puncturing his lung. [E!]
  • Rachel Dratch confirmed that she's expecting her first child and is due in September. It's particularly good news because the tabs already declared that she looks pregnant. [People]
  • Katie Holmes is the only actor in Hollywood who won't be guest starring on Glee. [Us]
  • In the video at the link, Leonard Nimoy describes the time William Shatner stole his bike. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Check out Zoe Saldana's new Calvin Klein ads here: [Just Jared]
  • Don Johnson won $23.2 million in a lawsuit today against the companies that own Nash Bridges. Jurors found that he deserves a cut of the show's profits. [AP]
  • Hot In Cleveland has been renewed for a second season. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Check out this spoiler-free cast photo from season 4 of Mad Men. [NYT]
  • Marie Claire's August cover girl Dakota Fanning says, "When you start out young, people get really attached to who you are at 6 years old. I hope that The Runaways was kind of a moment to be like, ‘You know, I'm not that young little girl anymore, but I'm still not all grown up, either." [Just Jared]
  • Cameron Diaz, who is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, says, "Most booties that propel girls are usually the bigger booties. I have a little tiny one, but it is, nonetheless, juicy... The more I work on my body at this age, the better it gets," adds Diaz. "I feel so much more attractive now. A thousand percent. I'm appreciating my skin and my wrinkles and all those things." [Us]
  • In the new issue of Ladies Home Journal, Cindy Crawford says, "I've tried Botox, but it scares me. Plastic surgery is really scary, but as long as you don't use these things to change your face, I think it's okay." [E!]
  • Jillian Harris' friends think Ed Swiderski was cheating on her. "We think Ed was doing shady stuff during their relationship," said an insider. "Jillian knew but couldn't put her finger on it." [Radar]
  • In a Parade magazine interview, Angelina Jolie was asked if she and Brad Pitt are only staying together for the kids. She answered: "The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won't hold if it's only about the kids. You also must be really interested in each other and have a really, really wonderful, exciting time together. We do. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it. We need it, and we always find that special time. We stay connected. We talk about it. It's very important. If Brad and I are strong and happy, then our kids have happy parents, and that's the best thing we can give them." [Us]