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Mel Gibson appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night and surprisingly, he willingly brought up his most recent secretly recorded meltdown.

He joked about it repeatedly, no less.

The now-infamous Mel Gibson rant, in which he RAGED at Joe Eszterhas (and was taped in his own home, unwittingly, by Eszterhas' son), was over the top, he conceded. Still, Mel believes his privacy was violated and his actions were "justified." Why?

Eszterhas' script for The Maccabees was non-existent, then awful, Mel said, proceeding to slam the screenwriter for selling him out hardcore in a nine-page letter released online - before he leaked the audiotape.

"If he put half as much time and effort and creativity and imagination into a screenplay, which he was supposed to write, as he did into that letter, we wouldn't be having this conversation," Gibson said of Joe Eszterhas.

As for the rant itself, Leno asked, "So what were you doing, just swearing at the guy?"

"Yeah, pretty much," Mel deadpanned, before adding self-deprecatingly, "Maybe you don't know this about me, but I've got a little bit of a temper."

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Mel Gibson is considering suing screenwriter Joe Eszterhas for secretly recording him at his home in Costa Rica, then releasing the audio, according to TMZ.

The actor believes he has a "basic human right" NOT to be secretly recorded in his own home, which is a fair argument ... but did Eszterhas break the law?

Certain U.S. states don't permit a person to be recorded without their knowledge, at least as it pertains to evidence in a criminal case. But this is different.

The latest Mel Gibson rant doesn't implicate him in anything illegal, so he's looking to build a case, potentially, around Eszterhas' infringement of his privacy.

Gibson's attorneys are looking into the laws of Costa Rica to determine if recording laws were violated and, even if they weren't, if Mel's right to privacy was.

Mel absolutely explodes in the recording (above) about Eszterhas' lack of progress with The Maccabees script, yelling "What the f**k have you been doing!?"

Gibson also unloads on Oksana Grigorieva - the target, and source, of his infamous 2010 tapes - calling her a "F**king c**t" and a "c**ksucking whore."

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Mel Gibson was secretly recorded ranting against Joe Eszterhas over the latter's draft of their ill-fated film project The Maccabees, and the audio has leaked online.

Screenwriter Eszterhas, who recently alleged in a nine-page letter that Mel Gibson hates Jews and wants to stab Oksana Grigorieva, says his son taped Mel.

Eszterhas' family was in Costa Rica at Mel's house in December. He was tasked with writing a draft of The Maccabees, which didn't go over well with Gibson.

That's putting it mildly:

Eszterhas' 15-year-old son, Nick, recorded the Oscar winner with his iPhone, and he was "adamant" his dad release it to the media. So he did, to The Wrap.

"Why don't I have a first draft of The Maccabees? What the f--k have you been doing?" Gibson can be heard yelling in the two-and-a-half-minute tape.

Gibson also can be heard yelling, presumably referencing Oksana, that "I am earning money for a filthy little c--ksucker who takes advantage of me!"

It's worth noting that while he scarily rants like a bona fide crazy person, the most inflammatory comments Mel is accused of making do not appear.

It's unclear if there are additional audio recordings.

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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, who was collaborating with Mel Gibson on his ill-fated film The Maccabees before claiming in a letter Mel Gibson hates Jews, says he's got proof that he witnessed the latest rage-filled rants from the troubled star.Mel Gibson Smirks

His teenage son secretly recorded much of it, Eszterhas says.

"A lot of the stuff is on tape," he tells TMZ. What stuff?

Mel and Joe

He says the recordings were made in Costa Rica by his son Nick, though he would not say if the following alleged comments by Mel were captured:

  • "I want to f**k her in the ass and stab her while I'm doing it." - on his ex-girlfriend and former hate-filled rant target Oksana Grigorieva
  • "He's a c**t Jewboy." - on William Morris/Endeavor Chairman Ari Emanuel
  • "I'm glad he's dead. He deserved to be shot." - on John Lennon

In the letter to Mel written after The Maccabees fell apart, Joe wrote that his son recorded Me on his iPhone, but did not say how much, other than "a lot."

Joe also says people who allegedly witnessed Mel's rants are willing to come forward. As for The Maccabees script that Warner Bros. rejected, Joe said: "I'm heartbroken. I put my heart and soul into a script for someone who hates Jews. He needs help. Badly."

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Joe Eszterhas, a screenwriter tasked with penning the since-rejected screenplay for Mel Gibson's latest movie, has accused the actor of anti-Semitism.

"You hate Jews," bluntly says Basic Instinct and Showgirls writer Eszterhas, who was to write Gibson's film about Biblical Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.

In a nine-page letter to Warner Bros., Eszterhas accuses Gibson of solely pitching The Maccabees "to deflect charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged [him]."

Mel then allegedly made anti-Semitic remarks throughout the writing process.

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In his letter, Eszterhas (who is Jewish) claimed that Gibson continually referred to Jews in front of him as "Hebes," "oven-dodgers" and "Jewboys."

He also claims Mel called the Holocaust "mostly a lot of horses--t"; and said his intention with The Maccabees was "to convert Jews to Christianity."

Not surprisingly, Gibson fired back just hours later.

Calling Eszterhas' claims "utter fabrications," the oft-troubled star responds, "I will acknowledge that like most creative people I am passionate and intense."

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Often forgotten during the Mel Gibson-Oksana Grigorieva drama of recent years was the fact that he and wife Robyn were married, albeit separated, the whole time.

No longer.

Mel's net worth of $850 million will be divided evenly between the pair, who were married for 28 years, according to those familiar with their divorce settlement.

The dissolution of their marriage was finalized late last week. Robyn filed for divorced in April 2009, but she and Mel, who have seven children, remain close.

Mel G.

Gibson split with Robyn after announcing he was having a baby with Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson's baby Lucia with Oksana was born October 30, 2009.

That couple split a short time later as documented in the now-infamous Mel Gibson rants. Gibson has since worked out a custody deal with Oksana.

Robyn has asked that her maiden name of Moore be legally restored, but there is clearly much more than restoring her good name involved here.

Believed to be by far the largest divorce settlement in Hollywood history, the actor's payout to Robyn dwarfs others in the nine-figure range even.

Challenge extended, Vanessa Bryant.

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Mel Gibson is earning high marks for his probation these days ... unlike some people

Judge Stephanie Sautner, best known as the judge who spars with Lindsay Lohan on a monthly basis, presided over a progress report in the actor's battery case this week.

If he could receive a grade, Gibson would be getting an A+ or 100/100 from Sautner.

Good Old Mel

It seems like forever ago that Oksana Grigorieva leaked the Mel Gibson tapes and accused him of assaulting her in one of the worst celebrity breakups ever.

The actor pleaded no contest to battery earlier this year.

He was given probation, and unlike certain people Sautner oversees, takes it seriously. She praised the actor for doing an exemplary job in all capacities.

Mel has apparently completed twice the amount of counseling requiring of him, and he remains right on track on his 12-step program. Good for him.

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Mel Gibson and Justin Bieber can exchange virtual fist-pounds now.

Laura Bellizzi, the woman who labeled by various celeb news magazines as Gibson's baby mama has broken her silence on it, and says it's just not true.

Calling the story one based on "erroneous reports" and "lies and speculation," the former VH1 reality star says "Mel Gibson is not the father of my child."

Not a lot of wiggle room left in that denial.

  • Laura Bellizzi, Pregnant
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Laura Bellizzi, a mother and a businesswoman, reportedly dated Mel over the summer, and there are photos of them together. But there was no baby conceived.

Any "alleged friends" telling gossip outlets that she's been privately identifying Gibson as her baby daddy are "being 100% dishonest in a misguided," she says.

Laura lambasted their "efforts to seek 5 seconds of notoriety and fame." Her rep says she's "greatly dismayed at the rash of intrusive and irresponsible stories."

Not to worry. Like Mariah Yeater, who dropped her paternity suit against Bieber today, she may now return to total anonymity to raise the child ... whoever the father is.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News, WENN.com]

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Mel Gibson is totally pulling Justin Bieber duty this week.

Fighting paternity claims of his own, Gibson has "no connection at all" to Laura Bellizzi, a random woman who claims he impregnated her over the summer, his rep said.

Alleged "friends" of hers say that they dated over the summer and frequently attended parties together. Whether or not that's true, Mel's denying he did this ...

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  • Mel Gibson and Some Sketchy Old Guy

Former reality star Laura Bellizzi says Mel Gibson knocked her up. That old guy creepin' in the pic? We have no idea who that is, but he does not look pleased.

A cast member on the short-lived VH1 show Secrets of Aspen, Laura Bellizzi supposedly told pals she was "super excited to be pregnant with Mel Gibson's baby!"

"She already has three daughters of her own and knows how to be a great mom," said a source last week, noting that "Laura is already five months pregnant."

She hasn't filed a paternity claim, it's worth noting, unlike Bieb's alleged paramour Mariah Yeater, who's also suing the pop singer (who denies ever meeting her).

Meanwhile, Mel does have a female interest ... though it's said to be strictly professional. He was seen out with Alphas star Azita Ghanizada talking business.

[Photos: Pacific Coast News, WENN.com]

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Here we go again: A pregnant reality star who dated Mel Gibson briefly during the summer is telling friends that the actor is the father of her unborn baby.

Laura Bellizzi, 35, and Gibson, 55, denied the claim when contacted for comment, and a source close to Gibson insists that it’s “physically impossible.”

Unless Mel got "fixed" after the Oksana Grigorieva debacle, we're not sure what that means. In any case, he says it's not true. Radar says otherwise.

Are You EFFING SERIOUS?!??!?!

A supposedly close insider says that Laura Bellizzi has already confided to friends that Mel is the baby daddy, but does not want the big news to go public.

“Laura’s being as secretive as she can be about it,” the source said. “But she’s really showing now, and people are beginning to ask: ‘Who’s the daddy?’”

The well-placed source says Laura, who appeared on VH1’s Secrets of Aspen in 2010, is more than four months pregnant. She and Mel dated this summer.

“Laura and Mel met through mutual friends in Malibu; the chemistry was instant,” a source said. A family member says the baby has “a famous father.”

Mel has seven kids with his estranged wife, Robyn Moore, and a daughter, Lucia, from his relationship with Russian pianist/singer/gold digger Grigorieva.

As Mariah Yeater proved, you can't believe every baby mama coming out of the woodwork. Although in Mel's case, it clearly wouldn't be the first time.

UPDATE: Check out a pic of Laura Bellizzi ...

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