Robert Downey Jr.: Hollywood, forgive Mel Gibson
October 17th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Robert Downey Jr.: Hollywood, forgive Mel Gibson

You can add Robert Downey Jr. to the list of celebs who are standing by embattled actor Mel Gibson.

Downey turned his acceptance speech at Friday's American Cinematheque Award ceremony into an opportunity to ask those in the industry to extend some forgiveness toward Gibson, according to The Wrap.

After Gibson handed Downey his award, the "Iron Man" star encouraged the audience "to forgive my friend his trespasses. Allow him to pursue his art without shame."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Mel Gibson • Robert Downey Jr.
October 17th, 2011
08:05 AM ET

Gaga flips a bird, drops F bomb at Clinton fete

Threatening a “Marilyn Monroe” moment, but delivering much more, Lady Gaga rocked the Hollywood Bowl Saturday night as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of former President Bill Clinton’s foundation.

The sixth act to take the stage, Gaga started with a sparse, stripped-down version of “Born This Way.” Dressed in a beige cutout “jumpsuit” with a huge hat made of a stiff, thick mesh, Gaga’s tree house-like perch offered her a bird’s eye view of an audience that was ready for a sing-a-long.

Gaga didn’t disappoint, turning the ballad-like beginning into a full dance number guaranteed to thrill all her little monsters in addition to Hollywood’s well-heeled who had turned out for a night of philanthropy, politics and fun.

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