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  • Mel Gibson seeks to relaunch career with talking beaver hand puppet

    12/08/2010 2:37:29 PM PST · by Argus · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:18PM GMT 05 Dec 2010 | Jon Swaine
    The trailer for Gibson's new film, The Beaver, received its premiere on US television this weekend, amid doubts that it would be the ideal role to kick-start the actor's rehabilitation. Gibson plays Walter Black, a lonely man who is depressed after being abandoned by his family. He begins communicating through the puppet, which he gives a personality and a British accent. The film was directed by Jodie Foster, who co-stars as Gibson's wife Meredith. It is rumoured to be surprisingly good, despite its inauspicious premise.
  • Report: Mel Gibson Planning Move to Australia With Ex-Wife

    07/18/2010 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/18/2010 | FoxNews
    Disgraced Hollywood actor Mel Gibson is planning a move to Australia with his soon-to-be ex-wife, the Daily Telegraph reported Sunday. Gibson, who is facing allegations that he beat his former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, during a dispute last January, has reportedly sold one of his homes in the U.S. The actor sold his New York estate, Old Mill Farm, for $28 million, according to the newspaper. He also reportedly put his Malibu, Calif., home on the market for $17 million. The newspaper also reported that Gibson plans to relocate to Australia with his estranged wife, Robyn, who defended the actor in...
  • Mel Martinez Lands Job With JPMorgan Chase

    07/12/2010 9:24:48 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 15 replies
    wftv ^ | July 12, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez is becoming a banker. Martinez, who resigned from the U.S. Senate last September, was named Monday as chairman of JPMorgan Chase Bank's Florida market and its operations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. As JPMorgan Chase Bank's senior Florida executive, Martinez will also serve on Chase's corporate executive committee and work with senior level clients ranging from businesses to large corporations and non-profits to governments. The 63-year-old Martinez will be based in Orlando. Chase Bank is the sixth-largest bank in Florida based on deposit market share with nearly $11 billion deposited...
  • ZOT! Why the constant posts on religion?

    02/26/2010 11:53:37 PM PST · by knowshon · 500 replies · 5,381+ views
    None but me
    I have always thought this was a great site to get great political info. I come here for political/journalistic references. If you are going to make your queries 'Religious,' why not go to the religious talking board. I have been slammed here on what people believe is my perceived religion. These were for comments which didnt mention religion, and didnt have religious overtones. I

    08/31/2009 5:46:06 PM PDT · by Corazon · 6 replies · 644+ views
    MEL MARTINEZ TOWN HALL FROM OBAMA'S E MAIL IN HIALEAH ON TUESDAY SEP.1 AT PALMETTO HOSPITAL Outside of Health Care Forum with Sen. Mel Martinez Where: Palmetto General Hospital Meet at the corner of the hospital that faces the Palmetto Expressway at the NW 122nd St. Exit 2001 W 68 Street Hialeah, FL 33016

    09/29/2007 7:05:38 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 55 replies · 344+ views ^ | 9/29/07 | Robert Novack
    Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida, who was named general chairman of the Republican Party only nine months ago, has advised associates that he will leave the post as soon as somebody clinches the party's presidential nomination. That probably will come after the Feb. 5 primary elections next year. When Martinez took the party post Jan. 19, it was expected he would stay on through the 2008 elections as the GOP's principal national spokesman. Many Republicans now grumble that Martinez has been ineffective in that role, partly because he has been drowned out by the many presidential hopefuls. Kentucky lawyer Mike...
  • Mel Goes Ballistic -- "Lady, **** Off!"

    03/23/2007 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 177 replies · 5,532+ views ^ | 3-23-07 | TMZ Staff
    <p>TMZ has learned Mel Gibson exploded in anger last night on a college campus after an expert on Mayan culture accussed him of racially stereotyping the Mayans in the movie "Apocalypto."</p> <p>It happened last night at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies, and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.</p>
  • First, the Jews; Now Gibson Angers the Maya

    12/07/2006 7:11:02 PM PST · by paudio · 106 replies · 3,199+ views ^ | 7 December 2006
    Some descendants of the Maya tribes depicted in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto have denounced the movie as racist and not representative of their ancient culture. In an interview with Reuters, Ignacio Ochoa, director of the Nahual Foundation, said, "Gibson replays, in glorious big budget Technicolor, an offensive and racist notion that Maya people were brutal to one another long before the arrival of Europeans and thus they deserved, in fact, needed, rescue." Lucio Yaxon, described by Reuters as a 23-year-old Mayan human rights activist, added, "Basically, the director is saying the Mayans are savages." Today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times noted that...
  • Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" - It's No Bloody Good

    12/08/2006 9:26:29 AM PST · by TaraP · 30 replies · 1,517+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Dec 8th, 2006 | Christian Hamaker
    Release Date: December 8, 2006 Ever since Mel Gibson directed the amazingly successful “The Passion of the Christ,” he has been dogged by questions of whether that film is anti-Semitic in its portrait of Jewish complicity in the death of Christ. He also has been accused of reveling in cinematic violence – an action-movie star who chooses violent roles in front of the camera and violent stories to film as a director. Gibson’s recent outburst after being arrested for drunken driving revealed an ugly streak that emboldened those who believe him to be an anti-Semite. Now, with “Apocalypto,” the filmmaker...
  • Mel Gibson Finds Eternal GORY in 'Apocalypto' Movie

    12/08/2006 4:56:23 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 132 replies · 4,016+ views
    Mel Gibson is sicker than we thought. As his new film "Apocalypto" makes clear, he's not just a drinker and a raving anti-Semite, but a man with a grotesque appetite for human suffering and an enormous talent for exploiting it. There was great violence in "Braveheart," too, but it was cloaked in historical context. And the stripping of Jesus' flesh in "The Passion of the Christ" had the cover of Scripture. But "Apocalypto" exists solely as an action-adventure and a deft cinematic demonstration of man's capacity for cruelty. This is the true passion of Mel. If you can take unflinching...
  • SACRIFICE [Professors say Gibson's Apocalypto is biased against Mayan bloodletting]

    12/05/2006 11:45:28 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 144 replies · 7,663+ views
    Newsweek ^ | December 5, 2006 | Newsweek
    Let's get right to the point, shall we? About halfway through Mel Gibson's movie "Apocalypto," which opens this week, viewers are treated to a stomach-turning scene of human sacrifice, set in a Mayan city around 1500. It's not revealing too much to say that the movie's hero is captured by a gang of marauders, bound, marched through the jungle, painted blue, and forced to the top of a pyramid where heads roll. In a smaller version of the outrage and skepticism that preceded the opening of "The Passion of the Christ"—is it historically accurate? is it anti-Semitic?—scholars who study the...
  • 'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan

    12/01/2006 3:38:06 AM PST · by AmericaUnited · 229 replies · 5,100+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2006 | Roger Friedman
    'Apocalypto' Is More 'Mad Max' Than Mayan With the subtlety of several thousand flying mallets and arrows, here comes Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto," a two hour plus torture-fest so violent that women and children will be headed to the doors faster than you can say "duck" when the film opens on Dec. 8th. Indeed, 'Apocalypto' is the most violent movie Disney has ever released, with so much blood spurting out of orifices that even Martin Scorsese would blush. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to see heads and hearts removed without anesthesia, then this is the movie for...
  • Mel Gibson, dad back church

    01/26/2006 8:52:28 AM PST · by laney · 22 replies · 652+ views
    Religion News ^ | Jan 26th, 2006
    Hutton Gibson has been making a three-hour drive each week for the past year from his home in Summersville, W.Va., to rural Westmoreland County, a round trip of more than 300 miles, just to attend Sunday Mass. Now, the 87-year-old Gibson plans to have his own church in Mt. Pleasant Township. The church is St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, now located in a ranch-style brick home along Route 982 South between the villages of Lycippus and Weltytown. Gibson is no ordinary parishioner. Gibson is the father of actor-director Mel Gibson and a follower of an ultraconservative branch of Catholicism that...
  • No temple apology by Gibson – for now

    08/20/2006 6:56:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 34 replies · 656+ views ^ | August 19, 2006
    A Los Angeles rabbi, who gained attention by inviting Mel Gibson to attend Yom Kippur services at his synagogue to apologize for anti-Semitic statements made during a July 29 arrest for drunk driving, has been rebuffed by the publicist for the actor and director, saying the public nature of the request has been inappropriate. Rabbi David Baron, of Temple of the Arts, this week told TMZ, the entertainment-focused website that first broke the story of Gibson's DUI arrest and anti-Semitic outburst, that Gibson had officially declined an invitation to apologize before his congregation. On Aug. 1, Gibson issued a statement,...
  • LENGTHY MEL GIBSON CODES [BIBLE CODE 2004] PRESAGE DUI INCIDENT [Fascinating examples in details]

    08/17/2006 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Quix · 66 replies · 1,202+ views
    [Quix note: The green bold emphases are in the original. But I'm too tired to code them here or even to pour it through Word to do it. Sorry. I did use some spacing, paragraphing for emphasis on the fly] = = = = = = Lengthy Mel Gibson Codes Presage DUI Incident The May 2004 issue of Bible Code Digest (BCD) featured an article [May 2004 original article] describing a 146-letter-long code about Mel Gibson. This astonishing code portrayed him as being guilty of something and of being "rotten." Interwoven codes further described him as hurrying and insulting...
  • O’Reilly Accuses Limbaugh Prosecutor of Cover-up

    08/17/2006 5:19:51 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 2,697+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/17/06 | NewsMax
    The prosecutor who vigorously pursued the case against conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has been accused of going easy on a wealthy Democrat accused of sex crimes with kids. Billionaire Palm Beach financier Jeffrey Epstein, 53, was indicted last month on a charge of felony solicitation of prostitution. But Palm Beach County Police Chief Michael Reiter wanted Epstein to be charged with the more serious crime of sexual activity with minors. Florida State Attorney Barry Krischer of Palm Beach County rejected that call – even though police believe Epstein regularly brought girls as young as 14 to his mansion for...
  • (Denis) Leary & (Lenny) Clarke a big hit in Sox’ out-of-control booth

    08/17/2006 1:21:28 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies · 1,160+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/06 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Inquiring minds want to know: Did Red Sox TV guys Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy catch some heat from their NESN bosses for letting “Rescue Me” stars Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke go wild in the broadcast booth Tuesday night? The FX funnymen, who were on the air to promote Leary’s Firefighters Foundation, went on a hilarious three-minute rant about Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who is Jewish, and Mel Gibson, who checked into rehab after a drunken, anti-Semitic tirade. Although Orsillo and Remy completely lost it, laughing uncontrollably during the boys’ diatribe, at the end of the bit Clarke...
  • Mel, Kofi and Me

    08/07/2006 8:16:18 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 5 replies · 456+ views
    AISH HaTORAH ^ | 7 August 2006 | Rabbi Avi Shafran
    Like soft drinks and poison, anti-Semitism comes in various flavors and strengths. It is easy and tempting to wax cynical about Mel Gibson, the once-famously outraged-for-being-called-an-anti-Semite Hollywood powerhouse who recently, under the revealing effects of alcohol, proved his erstwhile accusers to have if anything underestimated the depth of his animus for Jews. And, indeed, cynics abound. I am not among them. Not that I am beyond cynicism, unfortunately. But Mr. Gibson's apology, in which he disowned his drunken diatribe and asked the Jewish community to help him in "the process of understanding where those vicious words came from," cannot be...
  • Mel Gibson link to Aussie anti-Semitic group

    08/05/2006 3:42:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 32 replies · 1,200+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun (Australia) ^ | 06AUG06 | LINCOLN WRIGHT
    MEL Gibson once had close links to the Australian League of Rights, a Far Right group notorious for its anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial. The league claims the world is run by a secret society of Jews. The Hollywood star's foray into Far Right activist politics in Australia occurred in 1987 when he campaigned for a friend, Rob Taylor, who stood unsuccessfully for the northern Victorian federal seat of Indi. Charles Pinwill, a former Queensland state director of the League of Rights, said he knew Gibson's father, Hutton, and said Gibson was interested in the league's ideas. "They were...
  • Rob Schneider Denounces Mel Gibson

    08/05/2006 5:05:29 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 111 replies · 3,324+ views
    WPGB Pittsburgh ^ | August 4, 2006 | Staff
    In a full page ad in Thursday's Variety, an entertainment industry trade paper, the actor says, "I, Rob Schneider, a 1/2 Jew, pledge from this day forward to never work with Mel Gibson, actor-director-producer and anti-Semite." Comedic actor Rob Schneider denounced fellow actor Mel Gibson in a letter, saying that he would never work with the Academy Award winner. "I, Rob Schneider, a 1/2 Jew, pledge from this day forward to never work with Mel Gibson, actor-director-producer and anti-Semite," said the letter, which bore Schneider's signature. The declaration was published as a full page ad in Thursday's Variety, an entertainment...
  • Many Hollywood Jewish leaders silent on Gibson

    08/03/2006 2:22:06 AM PDT · by familyop · 26 replies · 827+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02AUG06 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superstar Mel Gibson goes on a drunken anti-Semitic tirade and Hollywood's powerful Jewish community finds itself under attack for not speaking up strongly enough in protest. In the days since Gibson's arrest on suspicion of drunk driving after a wild ride down a Malibu highway, few of the leading Jewish figures in the film industry have publicly commented on Gibson's barrage of anti-Semitic comments. The actor was formally charged with drunk driving on Wednesday, six days after his arrest and subsequent rant to a police officer about Jews causing all the wars. On Tuesday, Gibson issued...
  • Gibson reaches out as photos surface

    08/02/2006 1:04:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 108 replies · 1,710+ views
    USA Today/In Touch Weekly | 8/2/06 | staff
    I can only link to the USA today article. The pics show Mel in party mode with the local hotties.
  • Braveheart's Tequila Sunset

    08/01/2006 11:42:46 PM PDT · by antonia · 2 replies · 457+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/1/2006 | By Clinton W. Taylor
    I have a feeling the kind of people who tend to ignore and excuse the anti-Semitic screeds coming out of Hezbollah will also be the kind of people who regard every awful word Mel Gibson said while plastered as a true expression of what he really, secretly believes. There is an overly large group of people out there willing to look for nuance in the fanatically eliminationist rhetoric of Iran's President. His statements are never made under the influence of alcohol, and yet his stone-cold sober rantings about the destruction of Israel and his hints about nuclear weapons are parsed...
  • Hizballah Entertainment News: Way to Go Mel!

    08/01/2006 7:41:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 384+ views
    AbbaGay ^ | 7/31/06
    Hizballah Entertainment News, July 31 Iranian Embassy sub-sub-basement, Beirut, Lebanon Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah today released a statement exclusively to HEN lauding American filmstar, theologian and noted anti-Zionist historian Mel Gibson for his latest act of heroism. The Sheik, admitting he had always prefered George Clooney until now, was moved to speak out in support of the hunky infidel actor after learning via website TMZ of Mr. Gibson's wise and true statements, and the subsequent effort of the totalitarian American police state to cover them up and persecute the one-time director of the popular film known on bootleg Hizballah video-cassettes...

    08/01/2006 8:14:03 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 415 replies · 7,289+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | August 1, 2006 | Mel Gibson
    MEL SAYS SORRY TO THE JEWS Tue Aug 01 2006 11:10:45 ET August 2, 2006 -- There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of Anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge. I am a public person, and when I say something, either articulated and thought out, or blurted out in a moment of insanity, my words carry weight in the...
  • Deputy Hopes Gibson Thinks About DUI

    08/01/2006 8:23:59 AM PDT · by VictoryGal · 7 replies · 423+ views
    AP/Excite ^ | July 31, 2006 | Andrew Glazer
    CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) - The deputy who arrested Mel Gibson on suspicion of drunken driving said Monday that he feels bad for damage to the star's reputation but hopes Gibson thinks twice before drinking and getting behind the wheel. James Mee, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, told The Associated Press that he considered it a routine arrest and didn't take seriously any comments that Gibson made. Gibson reportedly unleashed an anti-Semitic tirade and made other offensive comments when he was pulled over, initially for speeding, early Friday along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. He was then arrested on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson Was 'Really On The Verge Of Suicide'

    07/31/2006 11:13:59 PM PDT · by claudiustg · 100 replies · 2,798+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | July 31, 2006 | Nikki Finke
    I'm told by a source intimate with his situation tonight that Mel Gibson "was really on the verge of suicide because he felt he was helpless to alcohol and didn't know what to do about it. That's why he was driving around 90 miles an hour. This was a death wish. If that cop hadn't stopped him, this guy was going to be wrapped around a pole. This is such a bigger issue than 'Will he work again?' This is about his not wanting to live anymore. I've seen what he's gone through and what he's going through. You have...
  • What should Mel Gibson's punishment be? (VANITY)

    07/30/2006 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Hildy · 406 replies · 6,041+ views
    July 30, 2006 | Hildy
    Since so many here want so much to forgive Mel Gibson for his anti-semetic tirade and beligerent behavior towards law enforcement I was trying to come up with the best punishment. I think I got it. Besides the obligatory fine, I think the Judge should sentence him to 500 hours community service at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. What do you all think his sentence should be?
  • Gibson outburst 'was covered up' [Police coverup of antisemitic comments.]

    07/30/2006 6:11:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 49 replies · 1,519+ views
    The Times ^ | 31JUL06 | Chris Ayres
    ALLEGATIONS that police in Malibu tried to cover up an anti-Semitic outburst by Mel Gibson are to be investigated by an independent review body. The actor and director was stopped for alleged drunk driving early on Friday. A bottle of tequila was reportedly found on the back seat of his car. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that Mr Gibson had been pulled over while speeding at 87mph (140km/h) and arrested “without incident”. But according to a website, the arresting officer’s original report said: “Gibson blurted out anti-Semitic remarks about ‘f***ing Jews’ [and] yelled out ‘The Jews are responsible...
  • Mel culpa: Gibson sorry after tirade [including "anti-Semitic remarks"]

    07/30/2006 5:13:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 199 replies · 5,817+ views
    The Age (AU) ^ | 31JUL06 | Gerard Wright
    MEL Gibson was speeding, drunk and absolutely certain of how this episode would end when he was pulled over and arrested by a police officer in Malibu. Gibson, 50, told Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy James Mee he "owned" Malibu as he was driven, handcuffed, to the Los Hills sheriff's station early on Friday morning, and he would "get even" with him. "I'm going to f--- you," Gibson reportedly said. "You're going to regret you ever did this to me." What followed will cast a shadow over the remainder of the American-born, Australian-raised Gibson's career as one of Hollywood's most...
  • Mel Gibson's Mugshot Released

    07/29/2006 11:01:22 PM PDT · by Registered · 108 replies · 20,978+ views
    RegisteredMedia ^ | 07-30-06 | Registered
  • Mel Gibson's statement on his DUI arrest

    07/29/2006 1:51:47 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 791 replies · 20,025+ views
    The following is the complete text of Mel Gibson's statement regarding his arrest for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol: "After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said...
  • Mel Gives Cops Hell (alleged anti-semitic slurs)

    07/29/2006 10:39:11 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 237 replies · 5,397+ views
    Mel Gibson LOS ANGELES - A blitzed Mel Gibson launched into an obscenity-laced tirade when he was busted on suspicion of drunken driving early yesterday, threatening an officer and making anti-Semitic and sexually abusive remarks, according to a police report. The "Passion of the Christ" director repeatedly said, "My life is f----d," according to the report by Los Angeles County Deputy James Mee, which was obtained by The celebrity news Web site posted excerpts of the handwritten report. Gibson, 50, was pulled over for speeding at 3:10 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., cops said. The...
  • Mel Gibson Arrested for DUI

    07/28/2006 12:48:29 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 527 replies · 16,783+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 28 July 2006 | Via Drudge
    FOX NEWS has confirmed that Actor Mel Gibson has been arrested in Los Angeles County for DUI. We are awaiting further details from the L.A. County Sheriffs Dept.... DEVELOPING...
  • Odd Bedfellows Align to Market Oliver Stone's Film About 9/11

    07/27/2006 11:53:03 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 17 replies · 523+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/27/06 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    LOS ANGELES, July 26 — Oliver Stone, that symbol of everything about Hollywood that conservatives love to hate, is getting help in marketing his newest movie from an unlikely ally: the publicity firm that helped devise the Swift boat campaign attacking John Kerry’s Vietnam record in the 2004 presidential race. And so Mr. Stone, the director of the antiwar movies “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July,” now finds himself sharing something in common with a group of Vietnam veterans who insisted that their comrades who demonstrated against the war were misguided, misled or traitorous. Mr. Stone said that...
  • EW Ranks 'Passion Of The Christ' As Most Controversial Movie Ever

    06/10/2006 5:42:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 1,052+ views
    Local6 ^ | June 9, 2006
    NEW YORK -- Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" ranks as the most controversial film of all time, according to Entertainment Weekly. The magazine ranks the 25 films that have most shocked, disgusted and divided moviegoers, in its June 16 issue, on newsstands Monday. EW writes that Gibson's grisly depiction of Jesus' betrayal and crucifixion ignited "a culture-war firestorm unrivaled in Hollywood history." Despite -- or to some degree, because of -- the religious uproar, the 2004 film grossed over $370 million at the U.S box office. Coming in second is Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange." Kubrick's 1971 futuristic...
  • 'Red America' gets the blues over left-leaning Oscars

    03/07/2006 9:22:24 PM PST · by george76 · 283 replies · 5,243+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Mar 7 | AFP
    The divide between conservative and liberal America was on full display at the Oscars, with both the winners and losers championing social and political topics heralded by the left. Across the United States, in blogs and on call-in radio talk shows, conservatives seethed that their point of view was not represented in the choice films honored with nominations -- let alone among those given awards. "This year's Oscar nominees include stories of homosexual sheep herders, a transvestite and Japanese prostitutes," ... American conservatives are accustomed to frowning at liberal Hollywood, but they were more disaffected than ever by the left-of-center...
  • Mel Gibson, dad back church

    01/25/2006 7:41:57 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,051+ views
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | January 25, 2006 | Richard Gazarick
    Hutton Gibson has been making a three-hour drive each week for the past year from his home in Summersville, W.Va., to rural Westmoreland County, a round trip of more than 300 miles, just to attend Sunday Mass. Now, the 87-year-old Gibson plans to have his own church in Mt. Pleasant Township. The church is St. Michael the Archangel Chapel, now located in a ranch-style brick home along Route 982 South between the villages of Lycippus and Weltytown. Gibson is no ordinary parishioner. Gibson is the father of actor-director Mel Gibson and a follower of an ultraconservative branch of Catholicism that...

    12/21/2005 2:45:14 PM PST · by Pimpmygop · 3 replies · 776+ views
    Movie Trailer site.

    06/02/2005 12:57:35 PM PDT · by LizVanBreda · 103 replies · 2,314+ views
    June 2 | Liz
    Hey Mel or any Mel-knower...I want his address very badly. I wanna send him a letter and I need his address. Can anybody help? Not his Icon address, I've got all that but his real personal address... I mean no harm to him so I guess you can say he is safe.

    04/12/2005 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 29 replies · 1,469+ views
    NY Post ^ | 4/12/2005 | Cindy Adams
    THE pope's funeral placed Mel Gibson into divine contem plation. And what he's contemplating is following the movie of Jesus Christ with a movie of John Paul. The Savior played well at the box office but scourging, flogging and crucifying is a tough act to follow. Unless it's "Mary Magdalene: The Musical," there seemed no other religious follow-up idea. Jesus wasn't going to rise again just for a sequel. But then came the mighty pageantry, the millions of pilgrims and the towering power of the Vatican. Mel dispatched a production crew to film the spectacle, crowd scenes, the historic majesty....
  • Mel Gibson: Terri's Killing Is 'Murder'

    03/31/2005 12:00:48 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 196 replies · 4,607+ views
    News Max ^ | March 31st, 2005
    In his strongest comments yet on the Terri Schiavo case, actor Mel Gibson calls her killing "nothing more than state sanctioned murder.” The actor and director spoke out Wednesday night in a telephone interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. "I heard their cry for help,” Gibson explained his public comments. Gibson insisted that Terri Schiavo is not in a vegetative state. Gibson said he decided to take a public stand because "it is completely wrong to deprive this poor woman from food and water.”He added that the court ordered method of killing – depriving her of basic sustenance --...

    03/22/2005 4:20:23 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 72 replies · 1,833+ views
    The Pope can do just about whatever he wants. He can, for example, annul the Schiavo wedding. Then the legal credibility that Michael's been clinging to is gone. THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT ABOUT MICHAEL SCHIAVO [FR Link page]Broken bones, signs of strangulation, No CPR administered, the cremation outrage, and recent, hot: ACCIDENTAL CONFESSION ON LARRY KING?....And many quotes with info I was not aware of have been pasted there. Also... large link cluster
  • Mel Gibson's Secret Meetings with Fatima Visionary

    01/11/2005 11:30:36 AM PST · by missyme · 332 replies · 8,003+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Jan 11th, 2005
    Actor Mel Gibson held a secret meeting with one of the famous visionaries of Fatima, Sister Lucia of Portugal. Sister Lucia, now 98 years of age, is a cloistered nun who as a child saw and spoke with the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Her visions and those of her two childhood friends, both since passed away, were both prophetic and apocalyptic. The Catholic Church accepted the visions as authentic.
  • Odd Couple Gibson, Moore Exchange Praise (Say It Ain't So Mel!

    01/10/2005 11:24:54 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 217 replies · 6,071+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 1/10/2005 | n/a
    Odd Couple Gibson, Moore Exchange Praise PASADENA, Calif. - Mel Gibson and Michael Moore have been used as shorthand for cultural and political divisions among Americans, but how do the filmmakers feel about each other? Cue the Hollywood ending — it's hugs all around. "I saw the film. I liked it," Gibson told AP Radio Sunday at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, countering the contention that "Fahrenheit 9/11" fans and "The Passion of the Christ" enthusiasts are mutually exclusive groups. Moore's critique of President Bush's policies since the Sept. 11 attacks and Gibson's film about Jesus Christ's final hours...
  • Petition for The Passion -- Go Mel, GO!!!!

    12/17/2004 4:39:51 PM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 9 replies · 366+ views
    Passion for Fairness ^ | December 17, 2004 | Patrick Hynes
    Passion Petition Gathers 10,000 Signatures In 10 Days The advocacy website has generated a tremendous response with their petition to ask the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to nominate the film The Passion of The Christ, its director and its actors for Oscars in their respective categories. i-Newswire, 2004-12-17 - The advocacy website has generated a tremendous response with their petition to ask the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to nominate the film The Passion of The Christ, its director and its actors for Oscars in their respective categories. In just 10 days, the...
  • The Passion Completely Ignored by Golden Globes (Nomination list says it all)

    12/14/2004 4:12:23 AM PST · by AAABEST · 56 replies · 1,745+ views ^ | December 14, 2004 | John Grasmeier
    Nomination list highlights culture gulf between Hollywood elite and intended clientele Not that it’s any surprise, but the Hollywood whose-its have once again done what they could to stick their proverbial fingers into the eye of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”. Never mind foreign films, “The Passion” became one of the biggest cinematic events in recent memory, yet it is nowhere to be found among the Golden Globe nominations. Let's face it; it wasn’t expected that the whiney cheesy lefties in Hollywood would allow a movie about Jesus to actually win anything, but they could have at least...
  • How "The Passion" Rattled Hollywood

    12/10/2004 8:11:35 AM PST · by sionnsar · 7 replies · 407+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | 12/09/2004 | Barbara Nicolosi
    HOLLYWOOD, California, DEC. 9, 2004 ( Plenty of bad movies still come out of Tinseltown, but an industry insider sees some positive changes in the wake of "The Passion of the Christ." Barbara Nicolosi, director of Act One, a boot camp for Christian screenwriters who hope to work in mainstream Hollywood. She told ZENIT how bad movies are bad business for Hollywood, now that the industry has seen the power of the Christian audience. Q: Recent films are portraying sympathetic views of pedophilia, such as "Birth" and "The Woodsman" -- whose gay activist director told the press that he wanted...
  • The Reynolds story (Mel Reynolds reportedly a personal guest of Bill Clinton at library)

    11/29/2004 5:52:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 2,085+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/24/04 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Reynolds story... November 24, 2004 BY MICHAEL SNEED SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds was reportedly a personal guest of former President Bill Clinton at the dedication of his library in Little Rock, Ark., last week. *Background: During his final hours in office, Clinton commuted the jail sentence of Reynolds, who served 2-1/2 years in federal prison on charges of corruption and having sex with an underage girl. Reynolds petitioned for clemency so he could be reunited with his children, who he felt needed him desperately. Clinton concurred. *Foreground: Reynolds was accompanied by his son and namesake, 11-year...
  • The passion that burned for Bush

    11/05/2004 8:47:22 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 39 replies · 1,770+ views ^ | Nov 5, 2004 | Jon Friedman
    If pop culture is a reflection of a nation's values, then the signs of a Bush victory were there a long time ago for anyone to see. There've been two runaway box-office surprises this year: Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." The Bush political team intuitively understood the tone of the U.S. voters much better than the media did. To be honest, I still don't quite understand how certified media junkies like me could have been so wrong. I read the New York Times (NYT: news, chart, profile) and the New Yorker religiously. I...