Mel Gibson: I've got a bit of a temper
April 30th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Mel Gibson: I've got a bit of a temper

Mel Gibson has admitted to a trait some probably presumed quite a while ago, thanks to the headlines: The actor has said he's got a bit of a temper.

Gibson made the admission Friday on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” after screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' release of what he says is a tape of Gibson ranting.

Eszterhas, who wrote a script for a film Gibson is working on about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee, also accused the actor of anti-Semitism in a nine-page letter.

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Mel Gibson finalizes divorce
December 26th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Mel Gibson finalizes divorce

Mel Gibson's marriage to ex Robyn Moore is officially over - CNN confirmed that the actor's divorce was finalized on Friday.

An L.A. Superior Court judge signed off on his split from Robyn, with whom Gibson has seven children. The pair had been wed for nearly 30 years, according to People magazine, and reportedly did not have a prenuptial agreement.

As a result, People mag asserts that Robyn is legally entitled to half of what Mel earned during their lengthy marriage, as well as half of every future check he'll get from film residuals. The report notes that the actor's earnings were previously estimated to be as high as $850 million, according to a 2006 report in the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Neither Mel's legal representation nor Robyn's has yet returned a request for comment.


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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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Update: Mel Gibson to produce movie about Jewish icon
September 9th, 2011
02:50 PM ET

Update: Mel Gibson to produce movie about Jewish icon

For his next project, Mel Gibson is setting his sights on a film about a Jewish hero, according to Deadline.

The embattled actor, who's come under fire for making anti-Semitic remarks, has teamed up with Warner Bros. to create a movie about Judah Maccabee, a famed warrior in Jewish history. (Warner Bros. is owned by the same parent company as CNN.)

Gibson is set to produce the film through his Icon Productions company, and will decide on whether to direct the feature after the script is completed. Joe Eszterhas ("Basic Instinct," "Showgirls") is attached to pen the script, which, according to Deadline, will also have input from Gibson.

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Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva reach legal settlement
August 29th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva reach legal settlement

After a long, bitter battle, Mel Gibson and ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva have reached a financial and custody settlement, CNN confirms.

The couple’s daughter Lucia was born in October 2009. By April 2010, they made their separation public.

After a January 2010 fight with Grigorieva, Gibson was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. He pleaded no contest earlier this year. The case blew up after racist and sexist rants by Gibson were recorded and leaked to RadarOnline.com.

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Mel Gibson's 'Beaver' disappoints at box office
May 9th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

Mel Gibson's 'Beaver' disappoints at box office

Mel Gibson has said that friends like Whoopi Goldberg and Jodie Foster have stood by him through tough times, but will moviegoers?

Gibson’s film “The Beaver,” which co-starred and was directed by Foster, opened in limited release this weekend to poor box office returns. After a bow in 22 theaters, “Beaver” only pulled in $104,000, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The movie, released a little less than a year after the controversy surrounding Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva made headlines, tells the story of a deeply depressed toy company CEO (Gibson) who relies on a beaver puppet to help turn his life back around.

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