In his first exclusive interview, Mel Gibson talks to veteran Hollywood journalist Allison Hope Weiner at his Santa Monica Icon Production Company on Monday to discuss the drama surrounding his troubled personal life.
The actor has had his share of set backs, beginning with his 2006 DUI arrest and drunken anti-Semitic rant, the 2010 allegations of abuse against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, and those rage-fueled tapes, recorded by Grigorieva.
Mel candidly opens up in his interview with Weiner - who writes, "there were no pre-set conditions, no topic off limits, and no ground rules. This is just Mel being Mel."
Here are some highlights from the interview. The full interview is posted on Deadline.com.
Despite spending the weekend in trouble with the law, Nicolas Cage showed up for work Monday on his action film "Medallion," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In the film, the actor plays a father -- and former master thief -- who has only a few hours to find his daughter when she is kidnapped and locked in the trunk of a New York taxi cab.
Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman posted bond for Nicolas Cage after his arrest in New Orleans over the weekend, according to E! News.
Dog, who stars in his own reality show on A&E, reportedly posted $11,000 for Cage, who was taken into custody for public intoxication, disturbing the peace and domestic violence battery against his wife, Alice.
Mel Gibson turned himself in Wednesday to the El Segundo Police Department Wednesday to have his mug shot and fingerprints taken as part of his misdemeanor battery conviction.
Gibson's bail was set at $20,000 and after posting the required 10-percent, the actor was released. Mel's booking report listed him as 5-feet-ten, 190 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes and age 55.
It appears that actor Mel Gibson is set to plead no contest to simple battery this Friday, a less serious offense than corporal injury on a spouse. By pleading no contest, Gibson will avoid the more serious charges in the domestic violence case stemming from an ugly fight with Oksana Grigorieva in January 2010, reports TMZ.
The plea deal would also mean that Mel would avoid serving jail time. The deal reportedly involves counseling, which Oksana had previously expressed was necessary.
After rejecting a plea agreement that guaranteed jail time, actress Lindsay Lohan must now wait until April 22 for a preliminary hearing, in which prosecutors will present evidence against her.
The "Mean Girls" actress showed up late to the Los Angeles courtroom Thursday, wearing a skin-tight Raquel Allegro leather dress, and told Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz she agreed to delaying her case.
Singer Christina Aguilera was arrested at 2:45 AM today in West Hollywood for public intoxication. Her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, who was behind the wheel, was also cuffed for driving under the influence.
Aguilera was charged at West Hollywood Sheriff's substation for a misdemeanor. The booking report said the singer was listed at 5'2 and 100 pounds. Rutler's bail was set at $30,000.