July 9th, 2010
02:12 PM ET
Today in the morning meeting, the "Showbiz Tonight" staff was fascinated by a brand new report that says Lindsay Lohan stands to make a million dollars on her tell-all when she gets out of jail!
Our producers were divided on this - while it sounds crazy that someone would fork over a million dollars to Lohan, she does still need to make money and provide for herself. What do you think?
Mel Gibson is in the hot seat big time today because he's involved in a bitter custody battle and domestic violence investigation with his ex-girlfriend, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva.
The staff couldn’t believe some of the things Gibson's ex claims he said to her! Grigorieva has said she has recordings of Gibson admitting to domestic violence and even making death threats. "Showbiz Tonight" can’t confirm the accuracy of these tapes since we have yet to hear them ourselves, but one staffer wondered out loud if these alleged tapes are being used as leverage by Grigorieva in the custody battle. Tonight we’re rolling up our sleeves and diving into this messy, complicated and emotional battle that could be the biggest PR nightmare of Gibson's life.
Melissa Etheridge could also be headed for a custody dispute of her own. A week after Etheridge filed to end their 9-year partnership with joint-custody of their 3-year-old twins, her partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, is now seeking full legal custody! Even though gay marriage wasn’t recognized in 2001 when they had their marital ceremony, Michaels filed for dissolution of marriage, saying it added dignity to their relationship.
"Showbiz Tonight" production assistant Anisa Husain said this morning, “If Tammy Lynn is the biological mother and they were never officially married, what right does Melissa have to those kids?” Michaels said she was blindsided by Etheridge’s decision to end their union, but the big question remains: Is this the beginning of a messy fight?
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