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WME Dumps Mel Gibson As Agency Client Because "He Used The N-Word"
Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 9, 2010 | Nikki Finke

Posted on 07/09/2010 5:37:19 PM PDT by NohSpinZone

And last Friday, WME board member Ari Emanuel "woke up at 3 AM and emailed his partner Patrick Whitesell that 'we can't represent a guy who said the N-word'." So the agency dumped Mel Gibson on July 2nd, and the next day, on July 3rd, his agent Limato died.

(Excerpt) Read more at deadline.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: curse; melgibson; nword; sugartits; williammorris
This from an agency who proudly promotes Ice Cube among other rappers. Ice Cube was with NWA, if you'll recall, and the N did not stand for Nice Guys.

I'm not excusing Mel's behavior. But spare me the moral outrage WME, you filthy whores.

1 posted on 07/09/2010 5:37:20 PM PDT by NohSpinZone
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To: NohSpinZone

What about the racial slurs the New Black Panthers were publicly yelling at whites, racial attacks this Administration is supporting?


2 posted on 07/09/2010 5:40:03 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: NohSpinZone

As a Jew, I had to laugh when I read this. His anti-semetic rant didn’t throw them over the edge. His purported spousal abuse didn’t do it...what gets these Hollywood liberal Jews all hot and crazy??? THE N WORD. The word that’s used in almost all the popular movies and rap these days. I have to pray for Hollywood Jews..they know not what they do.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 5:43:11 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: NohSpinZone

Ari is also Rahm’s brother. Tell you a lot about the type of family.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 5:43:29 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: Kenny
You're right. I guess it's OK for some people to use that word but not others. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

-- Orwell.

5 posted on 07/09/2010 5:43:53 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: NohSpinZone

Uttering a racial slur: damned in the currrent sick, racist culture of ONE WAY political correctness as the unspeakably worst thing ever.

Openly advocating the murder of white infants: tacitly supported by an American Presidential Administration.

Ratcheting closer to American Civil War II.....


6 posted on 07/09/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: NohSpinZone
The question since this latest scandal is whether Gibson's Hollywood career will be affected. Now those questions will multiply tenfold because WME has dropped him. Still, Gibson, the director of the worldwide biggest independent film ever The Passion Of The Christ, has a very active motion picture career at present. He stars in a movie called The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster which is supposed by distributed by Summit Entertainment. And he's filming a movie he wrote and stars in titled, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, about a career criminal brutally imprisoned in Mexico and the 9-year-old boy who helps keep him alive. Gibson also has been talking about directing a Viking epic project as well as reteaming with Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black in Cold Warrior. And, of course, Gibson also is a movie mogul as the co-owner of Icon Productions.

Incredibly enough, Mel still has an active career going.

7 posted on 07/09/2010 5:44:08 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: NohSpinZone

Mel was cursing out his manipulative “girlfriend” who seduced him and ruined his family. Now she is planning to ruin his life with this tape.

Both need our prayers.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 5:45:19 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: NohSpinZone

hehehehehehehehe! If WME start dumping people because of words uttered in private conversations, they will have no clients. That is if they plan to be consistent. What hypocrits!


9 posted on 07/09/2010 5:45:45 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: NohSpinZone
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

Love the quote!

10 posted on 07/09/2010 5:45:55 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: ABQHispConservative

I did not know that! That tells me all I ever need to know about Ari...


11 posted on 07/09/2010 5:46:46 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: NohSpinZone

The speech and thought police need get a new life, or dry up and blow away.

The blacks get to use every racist word in the book for themselves and us whites, but Oo, let a white use the “N” word and we might as well be stoned to death.
We can not even use “negro” anymore. We have to call them “African American”, a term that I will never use.


12 posted on 07/09/2010 5:48:38 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Hildy

Actually, when THE PASSION came out, they did not know what to do with themselves about Mel’s politics/religion becuz there was a particularly revealing article about Mel’s father’s antiSemitism that had everyone in Hollywood seething. Hollywood at large really hated it that the film made so much money; it seemed like an anti Semitic screed. All told, Mel did pick a strangely metaphysical Catholic screenwriter for THE PASSION, he had done a similarly creepy job on a John Huston’s WISE BLOOD.


13 posted on 07/09/2010 5:49:51 PM PDT by TwoLegsGood ("...my sin is ever before me" - King David)
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To: NohSpinZone

If he REALLY wanted to insult someone he should have called them “Hollywood WME types”...


15 posted on 07/09/2010 5:53:34 PM PDT by jessduntno (A-Stan: "illiterate peasants in caves, ruled by "warlords" ... not a target for "nation building.")
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To: All

If all our conversations that we thought were private were all made public, I think we’d all be screwed.


16 posted on 07/09/2010 5:53:54 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Hildy

Amen!


17 posted on 07/09/2010 5:54:25 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: NohSpinZone
I'm not excusing Mel's behavior. But spare me the moral outrage WME, you filthy whores.

Very true. Nonetheless, it's been difficult to stick up for Mel these last couple of years. He seems to have really gone off the deep end. It's a shame. I rented Edge of Darkness from a redbox the other night and it was just an outstanding film! One of Gibson's best performances! It was great to see him in front of the camera again and in top form.

Unfortunately, Mel's personal life has overshadowed the fact that he's still a first-rate talent who has made and continues to make some incredible films. I believe this is going to hurt him in the box office, causing excellent movies like this one to disappear under the shadow of his increasingly erratic behavior.

18 posted on 07/09/2010 5:56:18 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: NohSpinZone
Mel has the original excuse ~ he's bipolar.

His problem is that he's been avoiding medical care for years and sticking to the tried and true self-medication of strong drink!

No sane person holds anyone who's bipolar accountable for cussing ~

(/s)

19 posted on 07/09/2010 5:56:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NohSpinZone

I do not care anymore, bring the N word back and what the hell is that anyway???


20 posted on 07/09/2010 5:56:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: NohSpinZone

WME’s clients list includes: Sean Combs (P Diddy or whatever he is calling himself these days), Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Kayne West... So I guess if saying “the N-word” is such a big deal, WME should probably drop these guys too........


21 posted on 07/09/2010 5:57:47 PM PDT by DCrockett53
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To: NohSpinZone

More PC Hollywood garbage against a good man, think I’ll watch Passion again.


22 posted on 07/09/2010 5:59:08 PM PDT by 83Vet4Life
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To: DCrockett53

No way, right? It’s because these poor boys all came from deprived socio-economic backgrounds and don’t know any better. Pure tripe and typical political correct nonsense.


23 posted on 07/09/2010 6:00:34 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: LadyDoc

Wasn’t the “ex girlfriend” first impregnated by Timothy Dalton? Guess that kid is growing up so she needed another 18 year infusion of child support and Mel got played for a dummie. This is the ex girlfriend’s career...have a baby and get a payoff. John Edwards is in the same kind of honey trap...the dope. Mel should pay the Russkie off and be done with her. The only hope for Mel if is his exwife Robyn, and his 7 kids, take pity on him and take him back. He needs counseling and comforting more than he needs a trophy wife or girl friend.


24 posted on 07/09/2010 6:01:35 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: Drew68
I'll have to watch Edge of Darkness myself. Thank you for the tip. I feel sorry for Mel more than anything. I hope he can pull his life together.
25 posted on 07/09/2010 6:02:17 PM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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That’ll score ya some points with shabazz...


26 posted on 07/09/2010 6:15:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Drew68
there is a British version much much better, although the Gibson shortened version was ok. Older version is one of my favorites.

http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Darkness-Complete-Bob-Peck/dp/B0011VJRVU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1278726083&sr=8-1
Review:
Groundbreaking environmental-espionage shocker Edge of Darkness (1985) begins routinely enough but then ratchets the suspense to levels that would have turned Hitchcock himself green with envy. Emma Craven (Joanne Whalley in her first staring role) is a young environmental activist killed in mysterious circumstances. Emma's father Ron Craven (Bob Peck in a star-making performance) will not be silenced and, as a police detective, is uniquely positioned to pursue his own unofficial investigation. He moves from grief to a determination to find the truth, all the while advised and/or comforted by Emma, but is she a ghost or a manifestation of his haunted psyche? Craven digs deeper, uncovering labyrinthine conspiracy in the nuclear industry and, as the body count rises, encounters the garrulous CIA agent Darius Jedburgh (a superb Joe Don Baker) with a mysterious agenda of his own. Accompanied by a haunting musical score by Michael Kamen and Eric Clapton, Edge of Darkness builds on the legacy of Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley’s People to become quite simply the best television thriller ever. —Gary S. Dalkin

27 posted on 07/09/2010 6:50:50 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: NohSpinZone

Mel has a right to be a racist. If I only watched movies or listened to music made completely by angels, I’d be very bored.


28 posted on 07/09/2010 6:54:39 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: LadyDoc

I listened to a portion of that tape. Nobody deserves to be be spoken to that way.

Vile.


29 posted on 07/09/2010 6:59:50 PM PDT by Marie (Obama seems to think that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Camp David, not King David)
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To: windcliff

ping


30 posted on 07/09/2010 7:09:45 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: NohSpinZone
Ari Emanuel complained about racial comments? The same Ari Emanuel who said "That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Everyone knows that blacks don’t swim" in reply to an agent who wanted to pitch a script about navy Seals to Wesley Snipes?
31 posted on 07/09/2010 7:29:09 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: faucetman

Truer words were never spoken. In fact, each of us has a constitutional right to be a racist — as most blacks I’ve ever known proudly are — and it’s time that each of us reasserts that right.

If the president of the United States can openly and viciously discriminate against whites at will (see his response to the 2008 NAACP questionnaire, see his Hate Crimes bill, read his own books, listen to his own “reconciliation” speech), then the rest of us ought to be able to us the “N” word any damn time we please.


32 posted on 07/09/2010 7:31:08 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: NohSpinZone

I moved to Hollywood 6 years ago and honestly, I have less and less interest in seeing a movie every year I live here. I think I get to the theater about once a year. And I have no TV. These people are all about the scuzziest creatures imaginable.


33 posted on 07/09/2010 8:08:51 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Hildy
I have to pray for Hollywood Jews..they know not what they do.

Opinions differ.

34 posted on 07/09/2010 10:20:48 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: EyeGuy

Backlash is a VERY ugly thing.


35 posted on 07/09/2010 10:29:17 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Three things you don't discuss in public; politics, religion, and choice of caliber.)
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To: NohSpinZone

The new N word, Nobama.


36 posted on 07/09/2010 10:30:40 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, Pelosi and Reid, the Axis of Fascism...)
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To: NohSpinZone
Had he used a lot more restraint, Mel might have delivered an anti-breast implant rant that I would have cheered.

An actor without a script is a disaster waiting to happen.

37 posted on 07/09/2010 10:44:44 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Jack Black

“Opinions differ.”

So, tell all of us ...what is your opinion ....???


38 posted on 07/09/2010 10:46:28 PM PDT by Thinkin (something)
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To: NohSpinZone

“I’m not excusing Mel’s behavior”

Nor do I...

just a regular woman here....

Gibson has said and done some REAL Stupid stuff....
the worst of which is being an old man..smitten with a ... well..a gold-digging bitch...

My X and I ...both of us said dumb things at the end of the relationship...BUT...neither one of us taped the conversations and used it for personal gain...

Ouch....he left the mother of his 8 kids for this horror of a woman...

I’m thinking “Karma”


39 posted on 07/09/2010 11:04:11 PM PDT by Thinkin (something)
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To: NohSpinZone

This is apparently the sort of outfit that Mel objected to in his rant.

OK, let's hear the Not Guilty Chorus.

40 posted on 07/09/2010 11:10:47 PM PDT by TChad
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To: NohSpinZone

Here’s a few more they have no problem with:

50 Cent - Former drug dealer
Alex Rodriguez - cheated by using banned drugs
Eminem - Pistol whipped a man
Larry King - Convicted of passing bad checks
Snoop Dogg - Drug and illegal gun crimes
Whoopi Goldberg - “Not rape rape”
Winona Ryder - Convicted thief

Apparently saying the wrong word is worse than gun crimes and assault.


41 posted on 07/10/2010 2:31:38 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: NohSpinZone

Double standard, anyone?


42 posted on 07/10/2010 4:16:33 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NohSpinZone

This Wm MNorris agency is really a nazi outfit.

They promoted a conceert in Illegally occupied ethnically cleansed northern Cyrprus put on by the Muzxie turks-—with pressure from the victims and their allies J-LO cancelled the concert. YESSS!!

Mel: Get another agent or be your own agent-—you should not be represented by these nazi scum.


43 posted on 07/10/2010 11:44:21 AM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: NohSpinZone

Whitey gittin’ uppity. Anything disgusting but that. /s/


44 posted on 07/10/2010 1:26:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: LadyDoc
I'm not giving his manipulative "girlfriend" a pass...but, good grief to portray Mel as being a helpless victim of this woman and lay no blame on him is simply ludicrous!

HE/MEL RUINED his family...and his life!!!!!!! Period!!!!!!

45 posted on 07/10/2010 3:58:00 PM PDT by top 2 toe red (Not supporting a corrupt, Marxist, Socialist President makes me a racist?!? Then a racist I am!!!)
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To: NohSpinZone

There are actors who have gone and given aid and comfort to the enemies of the US, and that is OK with Hollywood. Same deal with molesting and raping children. Anything is OK except for being a “racist,” the definition it appears today, is meaningless. It used to mean something horrible. Now, it’s just a white guy who says things which upset some people. Note that Robert Byrd would have been A-OK in Hollywood and he was a KKK member. One must be a lib and they can do or say anything.


46 posted on 07/10/2010 10:39:43 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: 83Vet4Life

Well, it might have something to do with reports of him hitting his ex girlfriend as well and knocking out some teeth. I don’t know the facts but police are investigating.


47 posted on 07/10/2010 10:45:12 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: top 2 toe red

Oh, I agree...Mel is an alcoholic and probably manic depressive, and is out of control.

Can you say “midlife crisis”?

But after the adultery, she is the one who released this tape to ruin his life, where she could have just taken the money and run.

Can you say: Revenge?


48 posted on 07/11/2010 11:21:22 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: Kenny

I don’t think the New Black Panthers are William Morris Agency clients.


49 posted on 07/12/2010 4:05:54 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Jack Black; Hildy; Thinkin
Hildy: I have to pray for Hollywood Jews..they know not what they do.

Me: Opinions differ.

Thinkin: So, tell all of us ...what is your opinion ....???

Me: OK. My opinion is: THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING. And I would not limit this to "Hollywood Jews" but the entire Hollywood / Liberal establishment. They are actively trying to deconstruct our culture, elevate everything immoral, dennigrate our religion, hold up the worst as the best, support some freakish vision of our future that is all about a homosexual, transgendered, post-moral freakshow.

Anyone who stands against them while trying to work in their industry is crushed, exiled, excluded and rejected. You have to be on the team (call it Team Sodomy) to get anywhere.

50 posted on 07/12/2010 3:57:20 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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