Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Gibson's mess gets messier
July 22nd, 2010
01:11 PM ET

Behind the Scenes on 'Showbiz Tonight': Gibson's mess gets messier

It looks like Mel Gibson’s mess just became a whole lot messier.

The LA County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed to "Showbiz Tonight" that they are investigating the mother of Mel’s baby daughter, Oksana Grigorieva. The reports today say Grigorieva may have been trying to extort Mel for money and there may be some text messages that prove that theory.

Of course, everyone has a theory about what’s going on with those two and all the leaked tapes in which you hear Grigorieva and a man that sounds like Gibson. But I have to tell you, our loyal "Showbiz Tonight" viewers who voted on our question of the day about whether or not those tapes will backfire on Grigorieva surprised us this morning! A whopping 73 percent say they think the tapes will indeed backfire on Gibson's ex.

In other news, there is more Lohan family drama than we know what to do with. It appears that Lindsay Lohan may already be getting preferential treatment while she sits in jail. Her mother Dina and her little sister Ali have already visited, and other inmates are reportedly complaining that every time Lilo makes a move, the whole jail goes on lockdown. "Showbiz Tonight" is getting to the bottom of it with our superb panel of experts today.

Then there’s Michael Lohan, who has a set of new legal troubles. His fiancée reportedly filed a restraining order and Michael has reportedly been charged with second degree harassment!

Brad and Angelina have successfully won their case against a British tabloid that reported they were splitting up. But some of the "Showbiz Tonight" staffers were wondering why these two keep suing - aren't they just drawing even more attention to their relationship? We'll be debating this on "Showbiz Tonight."

What do you think about these stories? Post here and send us your "Showbiz" iReport videos. We’ll try to work some of your comments into the show…

Watch "Showbiz Tonight" live at 5 p.m. today. And remember, we’re still TV’s most provocative entertainment news show seven days a week at 11pm ET/PT!


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  1. Dee

    I am so sick of the tabloids running these audio tapes of Mel Gibson's rants. Do people not realize that Oksana has the clear advantage of knowing she is taping the conversations? Of course she is going to be cool, calm, and collected! If I were a juror on a case like this, I would completely dismiss the tapes based on that alone. Whether or not the voice is actually Mel Gibson would make no difference as he would have been just as cool as Oksana if he had the advantage of knowing he was being taped. She obviously knows how to push his buttons and I highly doubt she has been little Miss Cool, Calm, and Collected off-audio!

    July 25, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. r.smith

    Thats right she a gold digger at the end.First comes love then comes the money and the end comes disaster.

    July 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. alice

    WE ARE FOR MEL.
    WE BELIEVE THAT OKSANA IS A MONEY-GRUBBER, SHE HAS NO VISIBLE INCOME SO SHE GETS PREGNANT
    BY HER BOY FRIENDS IN ORDER TO COLLECT CHILD SUPPORT MONEY FROM THEM. SHE IS NOT
    LIKEABLE - SHE COMES ACROSS AS MANIPULATIVE AND NASTY - WHO WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO
    GET MONEY FROM MEL.

    July 23, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cre8tiv

    Its interesting that since the extortion investigation story has come out .... Radar Online, the source of all the tapes so far, has not only neglected to add this particular story, but they turned off their visitors ability to leave any comments. The other one that went in the deep end on this was Nancy Grace. Her page on CNN has every story to date but nothing covering the extortion investigation or the rest of the new info today.... I wonder if Nancy will switch to Mel's side now since extortion is illegal. But once again I had to get my news elsewhere....(if this is news)

    July 22, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Stacie

    Google and then read the article:

    "BLOOD AND MONEY, A MEL GIBSON EPIC"

    Fantastic article and viewpoint on the Mel debacle by a celebrity attorney and legal analyst.

    July 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • afraidofheights

      Seriously, I knew she was a gold digger who was pushing his buttons and playing him BIG time. Not that he should have said what he did...terrible language and clearly an anger problem (ya think?). This is the transcript of how she totally played him when the recorder wasn't running. Check it out. Pretty FUNNY.

      http://www.dailygoat.com/?p=1659

      July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |

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