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Surprise: It’s Another Terrifying Recording of Mel Gibson!

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It’s been nearly two years since we were graced with all those recordings that let us in on the private life of Mel Gibson, but I know we all remember it like it was yesterday. It’s not every day that you hear Mel Gibson violently screaming at someone to blow him (or at least it wasn’t until that fateful summer of 2010). The memories of Mel’s terrifying rants will surely stick with us for a long, long time.

And probably even longer now that we’re still hearing them.

Ok, we have to catch up a little bit. This story has been developing for a week or so, so I’ll just give you the rundown real quick, all right? See, Mel Gibson was trying to make this movie called The Maccabees, which is weird, because the Maccabees were a bunch of hardcore, badass Jews, and that doesn’t really sound like Mel’s cup of tea, does it? But Mel got this guy named Joe Eszterhas to write the movie for him. Time went on, things happened, and then Warner Brothers was like “you know what, never mind, let’s not do this movie right now,” apparently because they weren’t feeling Joe’s script. So Joe wrote this big long letter to Mel, basically saying that Mel never wanted to make the movie in the first place, he just wanted people to get off his back for being such a bigot. He also went on and on (the letter’s nine pages long) about how crazy Mel is, about the awful things he called Jews and Oksana and about all the times he had to deal with Mel’s crazy ass. Mel responded with what was essentially just a big ol’ “nuh-uh,” and here we are.

So what’s the deal with the new recording? In the letter Joe wrote, he said that in December, he took his family down to Costa Rica to stay at Mel’s house down there, along with some other guests. One night, everyone was waiting for dinner, and Mel was checking out the internets, and he saw a picture of himself with his baby daughter, Luci, and he flipped out because “I look so f-cking old! I look horrible! That f-cking whore is destroying me! She’s taking my looks! I hate her! She’s destroying my life!” Totally rational, right?

Mel then, according to Joe, starting running around the house and knocking things over, and yelling about both Oksana and Joe’s script. He screamed a bunch of random obscenities, and then drove away. Is that believable? Could you see Mel doing all that? Of course you can. And if you can’t, here’s the recording to prove it:

Here’s the transcript so you can read along at home, since it’s a little hard to understand him when he gets all full of rage like that.

Oh, and sorry for the nightmares.

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Victoria Beckham’s body represents the “average” woman. [ICYDK]

Men at Work musician found dead. [Huff Po]

Rihanna was rolling a blunt off a dude’s head at Coachella. [CDL]

Gwyneth Paltrow is under fire for being wasteful. [Lainey Gossip]

Josh Hartnett got dumped. [Celebslam]

Mel Gibson has another leaked tape, and this one’s homicidal. [Cele|bitchy]

Rihanna’s nipple. [Celebrity Rant]

Demi Moore‘s first post-rehab public appearance. [Hollywood Backwash]

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Katy Perry Misses Russell Brand

From Us Weekly:

“Katy’s been trying to get him [Russell Brand] back!” a close Perry pal tells Us Weekly of the eight-time Grammy nominee, 27. “She’s a lost soul right now.”

What led to the singer’s change of heart? A solo trip to India April 3 — the same place where she wed Brand, 36, in 2010. “She’d already been missing Russell,” an insider explains. “Being back there stirred up even more old feelings.”

Perry may pine for her ex, but a friend of the singer tells Us a reconciliation with the British comic — who had a series of flings in the wake of filing for divorce December 30 — is a long shot.

“Right now, Katy and Russell are trying to get to the point where they can at least be friends,” says a Perry pal.

I can totally see this. I mean, just look at these photos from Coachella. Katy looks like a lost little lamb, or a soul in need of healing. Or just, you know, in dire need of a semi-clean Port-a-Potty to sober up in.

One time I went to a Radiohead show at an outdoor venue in Boston, and I’m not going to lie: I got f-cked up. I didn’t intend on going that far, but it happened, and when I realized just how f-cked up I was, I took refuge in the ladies’ bathroom. I locked myself in a stall and sat on the toilet seat lid, where I stayed for a good forty minutes or so, contemplating my bottle of water and devising a plan to make it back to our seats without incident. Eventually, a security guard (or BATHROOM SPECIAL FORCES, was more like it) came in and knocked a few times to make sure I wasn’t dead or sticking hypodermic needles in between my toes like A Classy Lady (of course I wasn’t; that shit’s mad disgusting), and when I told her that I’d just had a bit too much to drink and I wasn’t even vomiting; I just wanted to be alone for a little while, she said that I’d have to unlock the door and come on out, or she was going to unlock it for me and bring me out. I couldn’t believe it. The nerve, you know? Intruding on someone’s privacy like that.

But I bet if Katy Perry needed a minute—or forty-five—to collect herself in the loo, no one would be busting her chops about it. And that’s exactly what she appears to need in these photos—that time to sit a spell, sober up, and come back to enjoy the concert that she missed most of, without the intrusive policing of Robo Cop’s Nazi mistress.

Either that, or maybe she just needs to lay off the drugs for a minute. Thinking that Russell Brand might take her bitter ass back is probably the height of delusions, you know?

Love It or Leave It: Christina Aguilera is Right Again (Off the Wagon, but Right)

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You know, I think we talk about Christina Aguilera more now than when she was super-super-super relevant in the earlier part of the decade, and it’s all because of the clothes (and makeup) she puts on her body? Why is that? Has her appearance eclipsed her vocal fame? Because girlfriend is awfully talented, and if we’re more concerned with the fact that she’s finally dumped that hooker-red lipstick and pancake foundation, she must be pretty important to our culture—or maybe it’s just that her wardrobe and makeup are generally just that awful.

I mean, you saw what she looked like the other night on The Voice. It was bad. The hair, the makeup, the three-sizes-too-small corset that just looked damn uncomfortable—all bad. All of it. But then she goes out in public looking like this. And this is good! It’s so, so good! Who dresses her for non-important events like going out to dinner and being photographed when you least expect it? Because whoever that person is, they should be advising her on what to wear to more important things, like being on television. Performing at dead musical icons’ funerals. You know. Stuff like that. Truly, whoever keeps picking out these god-awful corset-and-fishnet stocking ensembles needs to be taken outside and beaten for a minute or twelve with Christina’s God-knows-how-heavy makeup duffle.

I guess the end result here is that Christina Aguilera knows how to dress. It’s evident in her daily attire. But there’s most definitely some kind of circuit misfire when it comes to figuring out what to wear on international television. Here’s the mind-blower: maybe it’s actually Christina who chooses her own day-to-day outfits, and it’s a weird, bitter troll of a stylist who advises her on what to look like for TV. And if that’s the case, I really urge Christina to start listening to that little inner voice—the one that says, “Hey, girl, maybe you don’t need all that red lipstick tonight,” or “Hey, girl, don’t comb out and frizz up that already-busted weave; it’s good just the way it is”—because apparently, it hasn’t been steering her wrong as of late.

Oh, and she’s definitely drunk. No question about it.

Anthony Hopkins is Alfred Hitchcock

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Blown away. Totally.

Back in March, we heard that Scarlett Johansson had been tapped to play Janet Leigh, who played the famous shower role in the original 1960 Psycho, and that James D’Arcy was cast as Anthony Perkins, who played the epic Norman Bates. Others, such as Jessica Biel, Toni Collette, Helen Mirren, and Anthony Hopkins were also cast for the upcoming film, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, or just Hitchcock, and the film will be released in 2013. Hopefully with a firm decision on a title.

As for the plot, only the sketchiest details have been revealed (like the fact that it’s going to be about the filming of Psycho and its inspirations), and the current cast. Anthony Hopkins, obviously, has been cast in the role of Alfred Hitchcock, and I’m seriously mindf-cked over the similarities between Hitchcock and Hopkins. Even Scarlett Johansson took a break from her M-words to say some kind things about working with the legendary Anthony Hopkins:

“I’ve seen some makeup tests recently, and just watching [Anthony] play Hitchcock is pretty memorable in itself. He’s gonna be bananas! I can’t wait for that — I’m very excited. … [The film will start shooting] in a couple of weeks.”

And if you were wondering whether or not Scarlett would be getting naked a la Anne Heche in the first remake of Psycho, you’re out of luck, and it was probably the nude hack that killed it. From Access Hollywood:

With Scarlett and Anthony Hopkins (who plays legendary thriller director Hitchcock) leading the film, the movie has already generated a lot of buzz, but many fans of the original “Psycho” are wondering how the film will handle the infamous shower scene.

“We will not be re-shooting the entire shower sequence, no.”

Doesn’t this movie just sound … I don’t know, bananas?

Anderson Cooper Talks Dick Clark, Everybody is Sad


Call me emotional, but this whole “dead Dick Clark” thing really got to me last night, guys. I actually cried. I didn’t cry over Whitney Houston; I didn’t even cry over Michael Jackson. But Dick Clark? Well. Let’s just say that he had a special place in my heart, where every New Year’s Eve, I could revisit the times with my dearly departed-of-eight-years Nana—my Nana, who I spent New Year’s Eve year in and year out with up until I was probably fourteen or fifteen, along with Dick Clark. We’d make shrimp and homemade cocktail sauce, and we’d eat nacho tortilla chips and struggle to stay up until midnight, and one day in May, she died. And now Dick Clark is gone, too, and New Year’s Eve is … well, it’s going to be different from now on. I know that sounds overly-sentimental, and it’s a rarity coming from me, but jeez. Cut a girl some slack. I can’t be all ass and tits and f-cks and upskirts all of the time, you know.

Even the President is talking about Dick Clark. And that kind of made me well up, too:

“With ‘American Bandstand,’ he introduced decades’ worth of viewers to the music of our times. He reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer. And, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year. But more important than his groundbreaking achievements was the way he made us feel — as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was. As we say a final `so long’ to Dick Clark, America’s oldest teenager, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends — which number far more than he knew.”

And the really sad part (you know, aside from the fact that the man is gone) is that, in his last New Year’s Eve-related interview (back in December of ’11), his camp was asked if that year would be Dick’s last, since he’d already been on the show for forty years:

Even though Ryan Seacrest took over the main hosting duties for “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve” several years ago, the man himself, Dick Clark, still tries to make an appearance every year. 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the Times Square special and to celebrate, ABC has put together a look back, which will air Dec. 31 before the live New Year’s Eve festivities begin.

When asked if the on-air tribute to the show indicates it is Clark’s last year appearing on the program, Mark Shapiro, the chief executive of Dick Clark Productions, tells the New York Times, “That’s a great question, and the only one that knows that answer is Dick himself.”

Clark later said in an email, “I hope not.”

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RIP, Dick. Sure hope they keep your show named ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ even though you’re gone.