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Warner Bros. Rejects Mel Gibson's Screenplay About Jewish Icon, Playwrite Calls Gibson An Anti-Semite

Apr 12, 2012 12:00 PM

230MGibson022512_05_X17.jpgWarner Bros. has officially turned down Mel Gibson's new screenplay about biblical Jewish figure Judah Maccabees, THR reports.

The Oscar winner was planning to produce and possibly star in the film, which was written by Joe Eszterhas, the mastermind behind such classics as Basic Instinct and Showgirls.

Eszterhas has been vocal about the script's rejection and posted a blistering 9-page letter which exposes a serious rift between the writer and his boss, Gibson, saying:

    "I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason you won’t make ‘The Maccabees’ is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews."

Whoa! It's a serious accusation, but not the first time anti-semitism claims have been lodged against Gibson.

Here's more from the letter, obtained by TheWrap.com:

    "You continually called Jews 'Hebes' and 'oven-dodgers' and 'Jewboys.' It seemed that most times when we discussed someone, you asked 'He’s a Hebe, isn’t he?' You said most 'gatekeepers' of American companies were 'Hebes' who 'controlled their bosses.

    You said the Holocaust was 'mostly a lot of horses**t.' You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ... you insisted 'it's in the Torah -- it's in there!' (It isn't)."

He says the only reason Gibson wants to make The Maccabees, was so he could “convert the Jews to Christianity.”

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Mel Gibson Gives His Daughter Lucia A Leg Up At The Carousel

Apr 2, 2012 10:59 AM

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Mel Gibson took his darling daughter Lucia on a carousel ride at the pier in Santa Monica over the weekend, and the 2-and-a-half-year-old appeared to be having a blast on the merry-go-round. Mom Oksana Grigorieva was nowhere in sight, so Mel was in a pretty good mood too!

Lucia is Mel's eighth and youngest child -- he has one daughter and six sons with ex-wife Robyn Moore, so he certainly has plenty of parenting experience!

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Mel Gibson Makes A Smart Decision After Attending The Mad Max Marathon In Hollywood

Jan 23, 2012 02:10 PM

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Mel Gibson attended the Mad Max Marathon at the American Cinematique at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood over the weekend, and later we spotted the actor driving off in his chauffeured Smart Car. Yes, this really happened!

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Mel Gibson Celebrates His 56th Birthday With Daughter Lucia

Jan 3, 2012 10:40 AM

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Mel Gibson spent two hours at Libra Brazilian Steakhouse in Culver City last night, and the actor celebrated his 56th birthday one day early with daughter Lucia, her nanny and a few pals.

It looks like Mel might be penciling in some time with his other 7 kids this week, but will he be hanging out with either of his exes? After ex-wife Robyn received half of Mel's estimated $850 million fortune in a divorce settlement last week, we can't imagine he's in the mood to celebrate with her. I mean, even if she's buying him a nice birthday dinner, he's still technically paying for it!

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Mel Gibson's Ex-Wife Awarded Half Of His $850 Million In Divorce Settlement

Dec 23, 2011 03:55 PM

230gibson090409_01_X17.jpgIt's officially the biggest divorce settlement in Hollywood history, and now Mel Gibson will be forced to fork over exactly half of his estimated $850 million.

The Oscar-winning actor's divorce from Robyn, his ex-wife of nearly 30 years, was finalized Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom. Since there wasn't a prenup, Robyn was entitled to exactly half of the actor's amassed fortune.

And that's not all. Gibson's ex will also be entitled to half of every future check he receives for the rest of his life -- that's a lotta dough!

The ex-pair, who have seven children together, will also have the task of divvying up Mel's assets, including over $100 million in real estate investments, the $600 million he made from The Passion of the Christ, and $75 million from other various film and TV projects he's executive produced.

Robyn has already been given two of the pair's Malibu estates worth an estimated $22.5 million.

Gibson first met Robyn in the late 1970s while she was working as a dental nurse. At that time, his first breakout film, Mad Max, had just hit theaters.

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Mel Gibson's Rep Shoots Down Reports That He Fathered A Child With Reality Star Laura Bellizzi

Nov 9, 2011 04:35 PM

mel-gibson-8-is-enough.jpgIs it possible Justin Bieber's alleged baby mama Mariah Yeater started a trend?

RumorFix is reporting that Laura Bellizzi, "a former VH1 reality star from the show Secrets of Aspen is telling close friends she's pregnant with Mel Gibson’s baby girl," but Mel's rep tells X17online that the story is "complete and utter rubbish."

Bellizzi reportedly met Gibson through mutual pals in Los Angeles, and her "best friend" Bridgette Willis tells the gossip site, “Laura is super excited to be pregnant with Mel’s baby! [She] is presently five months pregnant ... In fact, it was not long at all after she and Mel met that she became pregnant with his child. I don’t know if the baby was planned but I know Laura has told me that she and her parents are just so happy!” Willis continued, "Laura told me, ‘Mel and I have a connection we are deeply connected. We talk every day on the phone.’ I believe from what Laura has told me Mel’s intentions are to keep this pregnancy under raps. Mel is taking care of Laura financially." Hmm, if she's spilling secrets to the public, how good of a friend can she be?

Interestingly enough, Laura's attorney is denying the reports as well. “Laura is not pregnant with Mel Gibson’s baby," Aimee Gold said in a statement. "We don’t know why her so-called friends are saying Mel is the father. Perhaps because Laura is a reality star and friends with Mel they could assume things and who knows … we don’t know what their motivation might be do we?”

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Mel Gibson Looks Like He Could Use A Little Pick Me Up

Nov 5, 2011 08:30 AM

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And by that, we mean a latte, a makeover and maybe some good news that one of his next film projects is greenlit?

A disheveled-looking Mel Gibson was snapped leaving a meeting at Cross Creek in Malibu on Friday, and we're not sure if it was the gloomy weather or what, but the 55-year-old actor looked like he just wasn't in the mood to smile for the cameras. Cheer up, buttercup!

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Mel Gibson Parties With Hot Blonde At Malibu Bar Where He Got DUI In 2006

Oct 31, 2011 08:20 AM


Mel Gibson hit up Moonshadows Blue Lounge in Malibu over the weekend with a hot blonde.

Inside sources tell X17online exclusively:

    "Mel loved sitting next to this blonde girl who was giving him all the attention. They were sitting cozy inside with friends, but after the bill came, they left separately. You can tell Mel didn't want to be photographed with her."

Although Mel had the valet pull his Smart car around, the Mad Max actor had a driver take him home. Back in 2006, Mel left the hotspot while under the influence and was busted for a DUI. This was also the night that Gibson went on the now-infamous anti-semitic rant against the arresting officer.

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