Oksana's Secret Texts To Mel Reveal Exciting Extortion SubplotS

  • Mel Gibson may have been the target of an extortion scandal by ex Oksana Grigorieva — and supposedly there is a text that proves it.

A source familiar with the case says Mel received a text from his former flame explaining why she had been secretly recording their conversations. "You broke your agreement with me," it reads. There are also emails substantiating Gibson's claim that he was being forced to pay off Oksana. [Hollywood Reporter]

  • The Los Angeles police force have turned their sights on Grigorieva. A spokesman for the LA sheriff says they're "looking into an extortion allegation that has been brought to our attention." Grigorieva's lawyers maintain that there is "no credible evidence" of a plot against Mel. [NY Post, NYDN]
  • Child protective services paid a visit to Mel Gibson's home on Wednesday. The meeting lasted several hours. [Radar]
  • Oksana claims part of the reason Mel was so rage-y was that he was trying to quit smoking. [TMZ]
  • A "top attorney" says it's "critical" that Mel and Oksana's baby Lucia get her own attorney. There's a video of this important message here: [Radar]
  • Inmates at the Regional Detention Facility are already pissed at Lindsay Lohan, who was allowed an extra-long visit from her mom and sister yesterday. Posted jail policy allows personal visits only on weekends, but Dina Lohan and Ali Lohan were able to hang out with Lindsay for a full 85 minutes. [NY Post]
  • Seeing her family made her cry, even though her "spirits were lifted" by the visit, says a source. [London Evening Standard]
  • According to a former inmate, Lohan is getting all kinds of special treatment. She apparently has a regular hospital bed, a TV and a dresser in her room. Other recently-sprung inmates report that they heard Lohan was paying for special food and new clothes to be brought to her in jail, and that she had a female guard at her disposal and access to a private phone. Prison officials maintain Lilo is "being treated like any other inmate in her classification." [NYDN]
  • Lindsay's sentence keeps shrinking; she might only have to serve nine days if she behaves herself. More special treatment or do they just want to get rid of her? [Hindustan Times]
  • Maybe that's why it seems like she's "handling it pretty good." And in case you had your doubts: Lohan is "stunningly beautiful," even in jailhouse garb. [TMZ]
  • Lohan shot a cover for Vanity Fair right before heading off to prison. It was "amazing" and includes "some of the most beautiful photos of Lindsay" ever taken. We can't wait. [Gossip Cop]
  • Autopsy findings reveal that Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack died of the same causes that killed Murphy last December. Both Monjack and Murphy suffered from severe anemia and acute pneumonia. Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, says she is "relieved" that drug overdose can finally be ruled out once and for all. [NYDN]
  • Though cash flow has slowed for Tiger Woods, what with the recent sex scandal and all, he is still America's highest earning athlete. In 2009-2010, Woods earned $90.5 million. [NY Post]
  • Michael Lohan responds to ex-girlfriend Kate Major's claims that he attacked her earlier in the month: "She has no money, no job and she's been living off me for the last eight months... and her dad just cut her off." Lohan says Major is just "cashing in" on her brush with fame. [Daily Express]
  • Kate Major has obtained a restraining order against Michael Lohan. He says he plans to retaliate by releasing pictures and tapes of Major's "legal and personal issues." [Radar]
  • Megan Fox will star in Eminem's next music video for "Love The Way You Lie." Supposedly, it's gonna be "steamy." [Mirror]
  • Lourdes has been given a part in her mom's new movie. W.E. is Madonna's directorial debut, which may be intended as a sort of "fuck you" to ex-husband Guy Ritchie. [Janet Charlton's Hollywood]
  • Brangelina have accepted a settlement from the News Group Newspapers for making "false and intrusive" allegations about the state of their relationship. [Mirror]
  • Foxy Brown has been arrested in New York for violating an order of protection against neighbor Arlene Reymond. [Mirror]
  • The Gosselin family is having a nice, relaxing vacation in Alaska. Without Jon. [Imperfect Woman]
  • Maybe it's name nepotism, but I sort of love Katie Holmes. And so does the cast and crew of The Extra Man - especially because she brings baked goods. Though apparently Katie doesn't eat them: "They were the best cookies I ever had. They were these extremely fattening choclate chip cookies that she probably just took a nibble of," said Shari Springer Berman. [People]
  • Then again, the name will only get you so far. Here's the cover art for Katy Perry's new album. She's naked, and lying in cotton candy, natch. Did you expect anything more? [X17]
  • Hangover 2: Confirmed. [ComingSoon.net]
  • Adrian Grenier, 50 Cent, Eminem and Rick Ross are working on a documentary titled "How To Make Money Selling Drugs." [Wonderwall]
  • Justin Bieber just got his first car! It's a $200,000 Lamborghini Gallardo. Teen idols, they're just like us! [Pop Dirt]
  • "I had better success meeting girls before Titanic," claims Leonardo DiCaprio. "My interactions with them didn't have all the stigma behind it, not to mention there wasn't a perception of her talking to me for only one reason." [Digital Spy]
  • Cameron Diaz on her relationship philosophy: "Who would want to be with the same person for 80 years? Why not break it up a little bit? I think people get freaked out about getting married and spending 20 or 30 years sleeping with the same person but if that's the case, don't do it. Have someone for five years and another person for another five years. Life is long and lucky and yes, love might last forever, but you don't always live with the person you love forever." [Contact Music]