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Mel Gibson and Lance Armstrong: Social Outcasts

THESE two.


What happens to high profile friendships when careers implode? Two very different celebrities can answer that.

Mel Gibson has had several years to process his spectacular fall from grace.

Shortly after the Mad Max star’s darker side was revealed, Jodi Foster was one of the few entertainers to stand by Gibson. In September of 2010 Foster told More Magazine about Gibson:

“…he is easiest, nicest person I’ve ever worked with  — AND –  I will love this man for the rest of my life — AND — When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling — AND — I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”

It is interesting to note that Gibson’s abusive tirade came right before the release of  The Beaver, a film directed by Foster. So Jodi’s apology tour was in part an attempt to salvage her own career prospects.

Madeleine Stowe from “Revenge”

So I was surprised to learn during an interview with Katie Couric, Revenge star Madeline Stowe agreed to talk about Gibson. In reference to the DUI arrest, misogynistic and anti Semitic comments and abusive threats to the mother of his child (I’m sure I missed something) Stowe states:

It’s not for me to assess what has been going on in his heart and in his mind…

Stowe, who co starred with Gibson in We Were Soldiers (2002) talks about the charity work that he and his ex-wife do through their foundation and goes on to say:

I can only tell you the Mel that I know, and that Mel is the same one other people [who] have worked with him know. He was probably one of the most wonderful people on the set ever, that you could ever imagine. He has been a very good friend to me. He is very tortured by what’s going on. I do not believe he’s an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he’s a very complex, complex, deep individual, and I have remained his friend and I hope the best for him. He’s a real creative force, he’s a special man.”

I’ll just leave that there and move on to Lance Armstrong, whose scandal is fresh out the oven.
Earlier this month, after years of speculation about doping, Armstrong was banned from any sporting event governed by the World Anti Doping Agency and dropped by Nike. The 41-year old cyclist resigned from the chairmanship of his Livestrong charity but vowed to continue his work behind the scenes.
Arriving through a private entrance, Armstrong spoke at the cancer charity’s annual fundraiser last week. Many celebrities also skipped the normally packed red carpet. Long time Armstrong brah and fellow Austin resident Matthew McConaughey was a no-show entirely.
Sean Penn, ever the blowhard, rebel had this to say:
Let’s pause so I can suck my teeth and roll my eyes. I’m all for sticking around through thick and thin but where do you draw the line?
If it doesn’t involve you personally, exactly what kind of bad behavior would make you ditch a friend?

Winona Ryder knew Mel Gibson was crazy before the rest of us did!

Winona knew a LONG time ago...

Photo: GQ

Enjoying a bit of a career resurgence with last year’s “Star Trek” and the award nominated “Black Swan,” Winona Ryder has been getting a lot of attention lately. Speaking to GQ magazine in a lengthy but certainly very interesting interview, she discusses her career, pop culture and experiencing Mel Gibson’s craziness firsthand.

via GQ.com:

“I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties,” she says. “And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who’s gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about ‘oven dodgers,’ but I didn’t get it. I’d never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, ‘He’s anti-Semitic and he’s homophobic.’ No one believed me!”

Wow.  that’s some ugly stuff.  We know Winona  isn’t the only one to have felt the wrath of Mel “Sugar Tits” Gibson. She tried to warn us!

Liam Neeson Replaces Mel Gibson In ‘The Hangover 2’

Sorry, Mel. (Not really.) Liam's takin' your place!

Yesterday we told you about the cast and crew being upset about the inclusion of Mel Gibson for the sequel to ‘The Hangover’. Variety is reporting that Liam Neeson is set to replace Gibson in the role of a Bangkok tattoo artist. The second movie has the characters taking a trip to Thailand, and they meet the tattoo artist along the way.

Apparently, Bradley Cooper had a hand in Liam being chosen for the film. The actor became close with Neeson while they were filming ‘The A-Team’. “I just laughed my leg off when I saw ‘The Hangover’, I was shooting in Berlin earlier this year and rented it on the hotel TV,” Neeson said, adding, “I just got a call to do a one day shoot on ‘Hangover 2’ as a tattooist in Thailand, and that’s all I know about it.”

Interesting tidbit, Liam Neeson’s rep is also Mel Gibson’s representative Alan Neirob, and released a statement confirming that Liam was set to appear in the film, adding “…pending clearance of cast and crew and a background check.” Somebody’s mad!

Liam is a great actor but this cameo has become even less special. Obviously no one had a problem with Mike Tyson being included in the first film and he has had his fair share of problems. Like I said, I probably won’t be seeing this, but it’s good that Mel won’t be in it because I don’t think he deserved the chance. Why he was even considered for the cameo in the first place is beyond me.  And why couldn’t they have gotten an Asian actor for this part, since it’s set in Thailand.

I’m going to stop asking questions and trying to bring logic into this.