July 22nd, 2010
01:11 PM ET
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."
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