Dentist Contradicts Oksana's Story, Says Photo Of Her Beaten Face Was AlteredS

  • This morning, Radar posted a photo which was purportedly taken hours after Mel Gibson punched Oksana Grigorieva in the mouth. However, her dentist says the photo has been doctored, casting doubt onto her abuse claims.
  • The photo at the link shows a woman with damage to her teeth, but no visible bruises. Dentist Ross Shelden says that while the teeth are hers, "The nose is not hers. The lips are not right. It's not a true and accurate picture. It has definitely been altered." [Radar, TMZ]
  • Oksana says she was punched in the mouth, but "sources familiar with Dr. Ross Shelden's medical charts" say he found no evidence of this. He believes she was struck in the left temple, then bit down so hard she knocked out two veneers. He saw a bruise on her head, but it's not visible in the photos, possibly because she covered it up with hair and makeup. [TMZ]
  • Law enforcement sources who have seen photos and videos of Oksana taken after the incident says there's "no evidence of external or internal damage." [TMZ]
  • At a hearing yesterday, the judge in the Mel/Oksana custody case was swayed by his ex-wife Robyn's declaration that he never abused her. He ruled that Mel poses no threat to their daughter Lucia and allowed him to visit her during the day, with one overnight visit per week. [TMZ]
  • Today George Clooney testified against three people accused of illegally using his name to promote their fashion brand in Milan. They had Photoshopped themselves into pics with Clooney, but he provided the originals to prove they're fake. [Reuters]
  • There's a movie in the works called Mommy & Me that would feature Meryl Streep and Tina Fey as mother and daughter. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Amy Adams will star in a Janis Joplin biopic. [Deadline]
  • Carly Simon has withdrawn from several Lilith Fair tour dates because her foot is broken. [NYT</a.]
  • In new court papers, Melissa Etheridge complains that she traveled to Boston to visit her kids, only to be served with legal documents from Tammy Lynn Michaels. "She used our children as pawns," says Melissa. [People]
  • Javier Bardem's sister, Monica Bardem, couldn't attend his wedding to Penelope Cruz but told a tabloid, "They have shown the world they are in love, and it would be only normal and natural to have children." [People]
  • Donald Trump has invited Tiger Woods' mistress Rachel Uchitel to appear on the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice. [TMZ]
  • Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have been shopping several reality show, some involving their son Tripp. [TMZ]
  • Erin Andrews is suing several hotel chains, including Marriott and Raddison, for telling her stalker what room she was staying in and letting him book connecting hotel rooms without her knowledge. [E!]
  • In a blog post, The Dream says he and Christina Milian didn't break up because he was cheating on her and adds, "I've tried to take my own life at a point because of the failure [of their marriage] that was looming." [Just Jared]
  • Lauren Conrad is writing a spinoff of her L.A. Candy novels. "I'm going to take Madison from the book and do a darker series," she says. "I already wrote a little bit and it was really fun." [E!]
  • Rowan Atkinson's neighbors are upset because he plans to build a modern home in the English countryside. [Mirror]
  • An appeals court has denied Wesley Snipes' claim that his three-year prison sentence for tax evasion is "unreasonable." He didn't pay taxes between 1999 and 2001 and owes the government $12 million. [TMZ]
  • Robert Shapiro says he's officially signed on as Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, "on the condition that she complies with all the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time that was imposed by Judge Marsha Revel." He adds, "Ms. Lohan is suffering from a disease that I am all too familiar with," referring to his son, who died of a drug overdose. [TMZ]
  • A source says Samantha Ronson is hanging out with Lindsay again because, "She gets it, she knows what Lindsay is going through and she knows she needs good people around her helping her down the right path... Sam wanted to distance herself from Lindsay when they split up, but Sam never stopped caring. She genuinely cares about Lindsay and just wants to see her get better." [People]