Mel Gibson Sought Professional Help to End Relationship


A “friend” of Mel Gibson’s told People that the actor realized his relationship with Oksana Grigorieva was unhealthy and he actually entered therapy to figure out a peaceful way to end the things with her.

“He realized how unhealthy the relationship was and recognized that they were in a bad place and he was getting his buttons pushed,” a friend tells PEOPLE.

Gibson, the pal says, “wanted to figure out how to extricate himself from this unhealthy relationship peacefully and calmly. Which is what he did.”

And that initially is what happened last March, when the couple entered into mediation and reached a deal. However, things reportedly went south when Oksana stopped receiving the agreed-upon child support.

If the tapes Radar Online has are any indication, then the statement about the relationship “pushing Mel’s buttons” certainly seems true!

It’s really too bad things had to get so ugly since a child is involved in all of this.

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Lawyer Says Lindsay Lohan Just Doesn’t Get It


Stuart V. Goldberg, a criminal defense attorney who said he met with Lindsay Lohan and her mother, Dina, for six hours, explained to People.com why he chose not to take on her case.

My impression of Lindsay is that she’s a fragile lost child – a sleeping beauty with her head in the sand. I found her not fully forewarned of the consequence of her actions,” Stuart V. Goldberg, who was contacted by Lohan after her attorney resigned, tells PEOPLE.

“I’m concerned that she’s not disciplined or tethered enough to the reality of adult consequences,” he says. “She doesn’t seem to have the awareness of what’s going to befall her.”

At one point during their meeting, Stuart said he asked Lindsay if she was going to hurt herself.

“She started sobbing quietly. She was genuinely in pain,” says Goldberg.

The attorney said he also advised Lindsay to move out of Los Angeles, but the actress wasn’t very receptive to the idea.

“She was like Teflon to that comment,” he says. “It just slid right off her. She seemed to have some inner deep sadness that that was her fate.”

“My real worry for her is not just the jail time,” adds Goldberg, “but my fear is that she’s overly susceptible to a probation system that’s set up for her to fail.”

Hmmm… set up for her to fail. Now I wish he’d given more detail on that comment.

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Edward Norton Releases His Own Statement Regarding Marvel Insult

Earlier this morning, INO reported that Marvel Studios released a pretty nasty statement regarding Edward Norton’s attitude and announced they are refusing to work with the actor. Well, Ed just released his own statement – and he took the high road.

I am so appreciative of the outpouring of support from fans of the Hulk and The Avengers that I feel it would be rude not to respond,” his statement reads in part.

“So here goes: It seems it won’t work out for me to continue playing Bruce Banner for Marvel in The Avengers. I sincerely hoped it could happen and be great for everyone, but it hasn’t turned out as well as we hoped. I know this is disappointing to many people and that makes me sad. But I am very sincerely grateful to Marvel for extending the offer and even more so for giving me the chance to be a part of the Hulk’s long and excellent history.”

His statement is nice enough, but you have to wonder if Marvel is telling the truth about his ridiculous behavior. This isn’t the first time we heard that rumor. One movie after another produces claims that Ed is a nightmare to work with.

What do you think?

UPDATED: The-Dream Caught Cheating On New Wife Christina Milian


I was going to make this a “fact or fiction” posts, but the pictures make this one pretty obvious. “The Dream” (real name Terius Nash) who married singer Christina Milian last September was caught cheating on her with his assistant, Melissa Santiago, according to Us Weekly. Christina gave birth to their daughter, Violet, five months ago.

In one photo, The-Dream, who is not wearing his wedding band, is straddled by Santiago. In another, he’s grabbing her booty while she wraps his arms around him.

Neither The-Dream’s rep nor Christina’s rep provided a comment when contacted by Us Weekly. I don’t have the rights to the pictures, but you can look at one here.

My heart breaks for Christina.

UPDATED: The-Dream’s rep released this comment:

“Terius ‘The-Dream’ Nash is saddened to announce that his marriage to Christina Milian was unsuccessful. The couple reached this decision in late 2009, but decided to keep the news private in efforts to protect their baby daughter Violet. They ask for consideration and respect for their family moving forward,” his rep tells Us.

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Edward Norton Fired From ‘Incredible Hulk’ Sequel


Something REALLY bad must’ve been going on behind the scenes for this to happen. Edward Norton, who starred in the film version of ‘The Hulk’ in 2008, has been fired from the sequel. And the studio isn’t even attempting to be diplomatic about it with a rationale of “scheduling conflicts” or anything. Here’s their statement:

“We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in the Avengers,” Marvel said in a statement. Norton, 40, played The Hulk in the 2008 remake.

“Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H., Chris E., Sam, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks.”

Ouch.

Here’s a statement from Edward’s rep:

“This offensive statement from Kevin Feige at Marvel is a purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light… This seemed to us to be a financial decision but, whatever the case, it is completely their prerogative, and we accepted their decision with no hard feelings.”

What in the world could’ve been going on for this to happen? Goodness.

Were you a fan of Edward in ‘The Hulk’? Would you be willing to go see the sequel with someone else in the lead role?

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Owes Millions To Debt Collectors And Can’t Find A Lawyer To Take Her Case


Oh my WORD! Fox News is reporting that troubled actress Lindsay Lohan owes millions and millions of dollars. Add this to her upcoming jail time and the lack of future movie projects and you’ve got yourself one messed up young girl.

She is already a couple of million dollars in debt. She just isn’t living in the real world.”

Last week, Lindsay’s lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley resigned. Most say the decision stemmed from the fact that Lindsay wants to appeal the judge’s 90 day jail sentence. Well, Judge Marsha Revel has decided that Shawn cannot resign unless Lindsay finds another representative! So much for jumping ship.

“Shawn had a very strong plan for Lindsay, as she does all her clients,” added our source. “But Lindsay is prepared to listen to her friends and people that tell her she is innocent, so there was no point in Shawn and Lindsay continuing to try and work together.”

TMZ is reporting that Lindsay signed on Stuart V. Goldberg, but according to his camp it’s just not true. If she can’t get someone soon, there won’t be any time to get an appeal in! Not that it matters:

“Lindsay’s chances of succeeding with an appeal are virtually zero regardless of who her attorney is,” Cron said. “She will waste a lot more money in the process and just be back at where she started.”

What do you think? Will Lindsay win the appeal?

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Melanie Brown Being Sued For $1.4 Million


Yikes!

Melanie Brown and her husband Stephen Belafonte are being sued for over $1.4 million. You will never believe WHY… Ok maybe you will. It appears a member of Melanie and Stephen’s camp BEAT UP a real estate appraiser after thinking he was paparazzi.

Amado Aguirre was taking pictures of a house and the couple’s employee Amin Zahedi roughhoused Amado enough to break his hand as well as cause neck and back injuries.

According to gossip website TMZ, the plaintiff is demanding $350,000 in general damages, $35,000 in medical expenses and $100,000 for loss of future earnings, $1 million in punitive damages and $10 for lost earnings.

$10 for lost earnings? LOL. Ok.

What do you think? Will Amado get the money? Or is he asking for way too much to be taken seriously?
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