Turns Out Mel Was Sober During Crazy Oksana Rants

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  • Though he has struggled with alcoholism in the past, sources claim that Mel Gibson was sober during his recorded rants aimed at his girlfriend, and that he has apparently been sober for quite some time. [TMZ]
  • Daniel Craig is set to play Mikael Blomkvist in the upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. [DeadlineHollywood
  • Lady Gaga threw a pool party at Dallas' The Joule hotel, and invited her parents. [People]
  • Oliver Stone has apologized for comments he made regarding the Holocaust yesterday, noting that "In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret." [EW]
  • Will Ferrell only has kind things to say about his Anchorman co-star, Christina Applegate: "I think she'll be an amazing mom. She's one of the kindest, sweetest people I've ever met, and she's going to be awesome. Congratulations to her!" [DigitalSpy]
  • James Franco says that working on General Hospital actually improved his memorization skills: "When I go on a movie set now I have no fear of remembering lines because I had to remember so much dialogue for the soap. I was learning 70-80 lines a day on General Hospital. For a movie it's like three or four lines a day. I can also hold an expression like they do at the end of a soap episode now. It's a handy skill!" [ShowbizSpy]
  • FYI: There will be super-fancy port-a-potties at Chelsea Clinton's wedding. [TMZ]
  • Angelina Jolie has a Twitter account, but it isn't active yet: "Jolie had her people obtain the account for her so no one else could have that username," says a source. "There was actually someone else using @AngelinaJolie but Angelina requested the account suspended and took it over." [USWeekly]
  • Jaden and Willow Smith might get their own fashion line. [ContactMusic]
  • And Jolie reportedly went above and beyond in order to help promote her new movie, Salt: "Angie earned every cent of her $20 million salary. Even though Angelina's contract insists she promote the film, no one expected her to sign autographs at the premiere for over 45 minutes, pose for pictures with fans and shake hands before walking the red carpet. Even partner Brad Pitt looked confused watching her spend so much time with all the fans." [PopEater]
  • DMX will spend 90 days in jail after violating his probation. [USWeekly]
  • Zac Efron's reaction to his shirtless beach photo being so popular: "It's not the worst thing in the world." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Meanwhile, Efron will be starring in The Lucky One, a film based on novel by Nicholas Sparks. [Variety]
  • Bethenny Frankel says that all of the Real Housewives should be happy with what the show has given them, even though she's the only one who has had a spinoff thus far: ""I know Ramona [Singer] is happy for me, I know Alex [McCord] is happy for me, I know Sonja [Morgan] is happy for me...Everyone has had such good fortune from the show that everyone should be happy with what they have, honestly." [PageSix]
  • Kate Moss thinks her house is haunted, and according to a source, "Her fella Jamie Hince is a believer in the supernatural and has persuaded her there is bad energy in the house which needs to be removed by a shaman priest. She has found one who will perform a ceremony to cleanse the place." [TheSun]
  • Jon and Kate Gosselin's custody battle has come to an end with a confidential settlement: "An official agreement between Jon and Kate has been reached and they will be working together for the benefit of their children." [TMZ]
  • A picture of Jon Bon Jovi, in bed with four girls, has surfaced roughly 20 years after it was taken: Bon Jovi wanted the pictures, which were apparently taken to "toughen up the image" of the band, destroyed, due to the fact that he was already dating the woman who would later become his wife. The man who published the pictures, in a new book on the band, claims that Bon Jovi was indeed "basically squeaky clean." [DailyMail]
  • What would Gabourey Sidibe do with 20 million dollars? "I'd love to blow it all on a weekend in Las Vegas but I'll probably do something smart and buy a bunch of condos to rent out ….property and what not…..and I'd give 5 Million to my mother and father to split….No questions asked." [JustJared]
  • Sophia Bush wrote a post for her blog claiming that she'd no longer shop at Urban Outfitters due to their "Eat Less" shirt: "To promote starvation? To promote anorexia, which leads to heart disease, bone density loss, and a slew of other health problems, not least of all psychological issues that NEVER go away? Shame on you. I will no longer be shopping at your stores. And I will encourage the tens of thousands of female supporters I have to do the same. I have fought to boycott BP. I never imagined I would also be boycotting affordable fashion." [DigitalSpy]
  • Eva Longoria-Parker is reportedly in talks to play The Wasp in Joss Whedon's Avengers: "First, she read for the part, then she went into the studio for camera tests," says a source, "The team liked her for The Wasp so much that she did green screen work in the late spring. She's perfect in size and attitude." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Kylie Minogue wants to put out a photography book, and already has a theme in mind: "If you see a big dog sitting in a passenger seat in a car, just staring out the window... They just make me laugh." [DailyExpress]
  • Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is returning to American Idol after a two-year absence. [Deadline]
  • "I have sympathy for Dina Lohan right now, in fact, I feel bad for any parent whose child is in jail, it can be really tough. Those days when Paris was in jail were some of the most difficult of my life - it is hard for any parent to deal with. Unfortunately, if you do not follow the rules then this is what can happen - it's part of the rules of our society."-Kathy Hilton [RadarOnline
  • Eddie Cibrian and his two children are moving in with Cibrian's girlfriend, LeAnn Rimes. [PopEater]
  • Emma Thompson is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. [DailyExpress]
  • Sissy Spacek claims that Bill Murray liked to blast music while the two were shooting emotional scenes for their new film, Get Low, "Rap or something. I don't know! It was horrible. The man is just crazy." [NYMag]
  • Al Pacino will return to Broadway in October to star in The Merchant of Venice. [DailyExpress]
  • Bruce Willis says there's going to be yet another Die Hard movie: "I haven't seen the script yet but I hear it's imminent. I'm excited about it." [ShowbizSpy]
  • America Ferrera has been too busy to plan her wedding, as she's got engaged right before she and her fiance went to Iraq to film The Dry Land: "It's so crazy because right now the only thing I'm sure of is that there will be a cake and music!" [People]
  • Pretty Wild's Alexis Neiers, who was just released from the same prison that Lindsay Lohan is currently staying in, says that Lohan spent much of her first day "just trying to like calm down," and that her own jail experience has helped her see that "I wasted my life. And I found a lot of things I wanted to do in life, and I was able to strip away the negativity." [USWeekly]
  • Neiers also claims that Lohan got to break a few rules: "When she came in, she had her head down when she walked by but she was in oranges, just like us. She got to keep her extensions in and everything, which most people don't, and the girls were like, 'Ah, they had to take my weave out and cut it all out,' stuff like that." [ThisIsLondon]
  • Rihanna has signed on to join Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch in Battleship. [EW]
  • Rainn Wilson is being sued for $11.3 million by a company that claims he failed to pay them for work on his website, SoulPancake. Wilson is countersuing. [ContactMusic]
  • In other Rainn Wilson news, John Mayer called him out for failing to credit comedian Jordan Rubin for a joke Wilson posted on his Twitter feed. Wilson has since apologized and credited Rubin. [BestWeekEver]
  • Ke$ha has been giving random dudes tattoos: "A friend of mine told me you can create a tattoo with pen ink and a safety pin and I was like, ‘That's amazing. I could give tattoos at anywhere in the world at any hotel.' I saw this hot dude recently and I gave him a tattoo sitting in the lobby of the hotel. I was just like, ‘Can I borrow a pen and a sewing kit?' I think I got an admirer out of that one." [ShowbizSpy]
  • Mark David Chapman will go before the parole board again next month, and Yoko Ono has remained consistent in telling the parole board that she does not believe Chapman should be released. [ContactMusic]
  • Eminem says he doesn't really know how to use a computer, and says he doesn't really want to learn, as it would just lead to him reading everything everyone is saying about him: "If I learn how (to use a computer), I'm going to be on that b**ch all day looking at comments about me, and it's going to drive me crazy." [DailyExpress]
  • "When I grew up my sister and I were pretty much tomboys. I grew up playing sports. I love sports, I love playing sports, I love talking about sports, I love watching sports and going to sports, but that's only one aspect of it. It makes it handy, because you can hang out with the boys and not feel out of place. Men's behaviour does not offend me in any way, shape or form. I love it. I love all aspects of it, but being a girl, I'm a girlie girl at the same time. I love being a woman so it's not just black and white."-Cameron Diaz [TheSun]
  • Ouch: Bob Barker apparently isn't too impressed with Drew Carey's stint as the host of The Price is Right. Cue this. [TMZ]



I was all set to be bitter about a remake (before the original was even cold!) of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, then they had to goahedin throw Daniel Craig in it.

He will make a very good Blomkvist, methinks.