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Gibson's Apocalypto Tops Us Box Office

Director MEL GIBSON's bloody epic APOCALYPTO debuted at the top spot at the US box office, despite the star's very public arrest for drink driving and subsequent anti-Semitic rant last summer (06). The film, which...

Cruise Is A Turn Off In New Poll

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE star TOM CRUISE is the actor most likely to turn Americans off watching a film, according to a new poll in trade magazine Editor and Publisher. In the survey, one in three people...

Gibson Dismisses Return To Acting

Filmmaker MEL GIBSON has rubbished reports he is planning a return to acting - and claims he's in no hurry to get back in front of the camera. The BRAVEHEART star, who has abandoned acting...

Gibson Blasts European Historians

Actor-turned-director MEL GIBSON has blasted European historians for their "selective" portrait of the past. The star, whose new movie APOCALYPTO charts the fall of the central American Mayan empire in the ninth century, has criticised...

Movie Reviews: Apocalypto

Judging from the reviews, some members of the audience for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, which touches on the downfall of the Maya civilization, may find themselves watching the movie the way they watch a horror flick...

A Bloody Weekend At Box Office

Two violent and intense thrillers, Blood Diamond and Apocalypto, will be contending against the romantic comedy The Holiday and the family film Unaccompanied Minors for box-office supremacy over the weekend, and analysts are predicting a...

Gibson: 'Nobody's Perfect'

Oscar-winning filmmaker MEL GIBSON has justified his drunken anti-Semitic outburst as a "screw-up" - and doesn't think he should have been singled out for so much criticism. The 50-year-old star is blaming the press for...

Gibson: 'Drink-driving Incident Was A Gift'

MEL GIBSON has branded his July (06) drink-driving arrest, in which he made anti-Semitic remarks to a police officer, "A gift." The actor/director believes his controversial outburst against a Los Angeles cop was a blessing...

Gibson: 'Civilisation Will End'

Oscar-winning filmmaker MEL GIBSON is warning the world may well soon end - and he fears civilisation as a whole is in decline. Gibson believes the fate of modern-day man could echo that of the...

Gibson Stunned By Level Of Forgiveness

Oscar winner MEL GIBSON is shocked by the level of forgiveness he has been shown in the wake of his arrest and subsequent anti-Semitic tirade this summer (06). The BRAVEHEART star was arrested in California...

First, The Jews; Now Gibson Angers The Maya

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...

Gibson Criticised For Apocalypto 'Stereotypes'

New MEL GIBSON movie APOCALYPTO has come under fire from indigenous Guatemalans for "stereotyping" the Mayan Empire as "savage" and "brutal". Apocalypto is set in the twilight years of the Mayan civilisation, which peaked in...

The Return Of Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson has apparently been successful in his public efforts to redeem himself among his core fans. According to L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke, his Apocalypto, which opens next weekend, is tracking stronger than the...

Deck The (Movie) Halls With Penguins

It was beginning to look a lot like Penguinmas as Warner Bros.' animated Happy Feet topped the box office for the third week in a row, earning an estimated $17 million to bring its total...

Gibson Refuses To Meet Jewish Leader

MEL GIBSON has been accused of reneging on his promise to meet Jewish leaders as part of his "path to healing" after making anti-Semitic remarks during an arrest for drink-driving. The president of the Zionist...

Gibson's Arresting Officer Fights Back At Sheriff's Department

The highway patrolman who arrested MEL GIBSON for drink-driving in July (06) has fired back at his own department for the ordeal he was put through following the controversy. Los Angeles County Deputy JAMES MEE...

Native American Leaders Give Gibson A Pre-release Boost

MEL GIBSON has been given a huge boost as he prepares to release his latest movie epic APOCALYPTO later this month (DEC06) - Native American Indians love the film. The film, which chronicles the end...

Britney, Paris + Justin All Win Big At Vh1 2006 Honours

BRITNEY SPEARS, her new best pal PARIS HILTON and ex-boyfriend JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE all took home big prizes at last night's (03DEC06) VH1 Big In '06 Awards in Culver City, California. Spears claimed the Big Mama...

Gibson Held Back On Apocalypto Violence

MEL GIBSON has hit back at critics who claim his new historical epic APOCALYPTO is too violent, insisting he showed great restraint when it came to the film's ancient Mexican torture scenes. Film fans and...

Movie Reviews: The Nativity Story

The congregation is pretty much divided equally over the artistic worth of The Nativity Story, although the critics appear to be less judgmental over it than they were over Mel Gibson's The Passion of the...

Gibson: 'Apocalypto To Blame For Summer Drink Problems'

MEL GIBSON has blamed the pressure of making his new epic APOCALYPTO for his return to drinking. The actor/director hit the headlines this summer (06) when he was stopped by police in California after a...

Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers Leads Satellite Awards Nominations

CLINT EASTWOOD's war epic FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, musical DREAMGIRLS and BABEL have emerged as early Oscars favourites after picking up 26 US Satellite Awards nominations between them. The stunning Iwo Jima battle sequences in...

Gibson Offers Disgraced Richards His Support

MEL GIBSON has offered his support to disgraced comic MICHAEL RICHARDS, revealing he came close to penning a note to the former SEINFELD star after his racist rant in a Los Angeles comedy club. The...

Gibson Pleads: 'Stop The Bad Press'

Disgraced actor MEL GIBSON has begged the press to stop dragging up his drink-driving arrest earlier this year (JUL06), insisting readers are "bored" of the incident. The BRAVEHEART star provoked outrage with a racist tirade...

Gibson: 'Film Fans Won't Stay Away From My Movie'

MEL GIBSON is optimistic film fans will flock to see his new movie APOCALYPTO despite his July (06) drink driving arrest and anti-Semitic controversy. Critics feel sure the upcoming epic, which focuses on the plight...

Gibson Reassured By 'Uncle' Clint

MEL GIBSON almost backed out of his first Hollywood directing job, before fellow actor-turned-moviemaker CLINT EASTWOOD gave him the encouragement he needed. The BRAVEHEART star was due to direct 1993 film THE MAN WITHOUT A...

Gibson Blasts Sequel Crazy Hollywood

MEL GIBSON has blasted Hollywood bosses for making "sequel after sequel" and insists today's audience are smarter than film bosses realise. The action star-turned-director, who starred in four LETHAL WEAPON movies, knew his religious film...

Movie Has Its Debut In Vatican City

Catherine Hadwicke's The Nativity Story on Sunday became the first theatrical feature film ever to have its premiere in Vatican City. In an interview with the Associated Press, Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen), suggested that...

Leary Sings 'The Mel Gibson Blues'

Actor/comedian DENIS LEARY has lampooned disgraced Hollywood star MEL GIBSON in a song boasting anti-Semitic views and a fondness for tequila. Gibson, who courted controversy earlier this year (JUL06) with a racist tirade at a...

Green: 'Leave Richards Alone'

Canadian funnyman TOM GREEN has leaped to the defence of shamed comedian MICHAEL RICHARDS, insisting people should leave the former SEINFELD star in peace following his racist rant. Richards lost his cool during a stand-up...

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