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Just another weekend in the life of Britney Spears.

On Saturday, the troubled singer started the day with a visit from her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James, ages 2 and 1, and ended the evening at a Russian restaurant for a dinner meeting with ... Mel Gibson!

Once neighbors in an exclusive Malibu community, Britney and Mel were part of a two-hour group dinner at the Romanov restaurant in Studio City.

"It was exciting to have both of them here together," says one restaurant source. "We heard they hit it off and that Britney seemed excited."

Clad in jeans, a green top and boots and chewing gum, a pleasant and upbeat Britney Spears arrived at the Romanov restaurant with her friend Victoria.

Mel Gibson, joined by a few friends, soon met them in the restaurant's private dining room, which features a 24-karat gold leaf ceiling.

For two hours the group dined on filet mignon and Russian specialties, and drank water and soft drinks. No booze for Britney Spears or Mel Gibson!

Leaving the restaurant for her Studio City home around 8:15, Spears "looked happy," says an observer, "so it seems the meeting was a success."

Why exactly did Spears and Gibson meet up? TMZ says Mel, his wife Robin and their kids reached out and began seeing Britney during her darkest days.

Robin and Mel Gibson feel like they know how tough it is to live in a fishbowl and they think they can help Spears. There have been private dinners in which Mel, Robin and their kids have hooked up with Britney to offer support.

At Romanov's last night, Mel and Britney did not walk in or out together - Gibson, unlike most other celebrities, apparently isn't into splashing his good deeds in the media. Here's a video of them courtesy of Hollywood TV...


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Mel Gibson's DUI nightmare that began in July of 2006 is now over.

Legally, that is. A judge ruled that although the actor still has 18 months of probation remaining, he has completed the requirements of his plea.

The judge told Mel Gibson "Now you're on our own," adding "This will be the most difficult time for you, but you're well on your way to success."

The judge added there was no need for future progress reports.

In one of the most amazing celebrity news stories in recent memory, Mel Gibson went off on an irate anti-Semitic rant, harassed a female cop, and tried to break stuff during an arrest in Malibu for DUI in July 2006.

He pleaded no contest in August 2006 to misdemeanor of driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher and agreed to three years probation, to attend one year of AA meetings and to pay a fine and restitution.


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Mel Gibson mug shotHe may be an egomaniac and anti-Semitic loon with a bad driving record - not to mention a penchant for blowing his top.

But in the spirit of rehabilitation and second chances, a Malibu, Calif., judge has just given Mel Gibson two thumbs up!

Apparently, the star of The Passion of the Christ, Lethal Weapon, Signs and many other films is making good progress following his embarrassing DUI arrest in the summer of 2006.

TMZ was in the courtroom for Mel Gibson's progress hearing this morning, and while Mel was a no-show (Gibson is not required to be there), his lawyer, Blair Berk, was on hand.

Berk filed paperwork today proving that Mel Gibson completed four and a half months of AA meetings and has paid all fines resulting from the drunken tirade and arrest.

No word on whether he has seen Britney Spears at any meetings.

The judge announced that Mel's attendance at AA meetings is now voluntary, and that Mel must appear at the next hearing date, scheduled for February 15.

Check out our gallery of celebrity mug shots. It's a photo collection that has grown a lot in the last 14 months, but Mel's remains one of the best.


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Mel Gibson had his rights violated after his infamous DUI arrest last year - and the celebrity gossip gurus at TMZ are responsible.

That's according to California State Assemblywoman Julia Brownley.


The misguided lawmaker seems to think TMZ may have actually bribed someone to get the critical pages of the arrest report detailing Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic tirade.

The Hollywood Gossip must second TMZ's assessment on this one: Brownley is an idiot.

The Assemblywoman, inspired by the Mel Gibson rant, which TMZ was the first to report last year, introduced a bill, which was unanimously passed by the California State Assembly, banning the exchange of money or other compensation for information in criminal investigations.

TMZ didn't pay anything, of course. Brownley's statement:

"Mel Gibson was one of those cases where information was given out before his due process was executed."

As we reported, the L.A. County Sheriff's officials lied to the media the entire day following the arrest, claiming it occurred "without incident."

Officials ordered the arresting deputy to rewrite his report, eliminating all references to the "f**king Jews," "Sugar Tits" and other bad behavior.

Still, this elected official feels compelled to waste time and taxpayers' money by pushing a pointless bill with a totally bogus premise.

And you wonder why people hate politicians. Forget Perez Hilton or Kevin Federline, this woman may be the new America's Most hated.

Instead of defending Gibson, who accepted a plea bargain and is paying his debt to society already, why not pass a bill barring police officials from lying to the people they serve and manipulated evidence? Oh, because it's already illegal!

Bet Brownley gets some fat donations from her constituents - she represents a district where many celebs live - come next election cycle.


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Remember how we said we missed slutty Lindsay Lohan in the news?

You should. That was yesterday.

Derek Lowe Mug Shot

Well, The Hollywood Gossip staff has also missed the unqualified rage of Mel Gibson. But we can finally relax. The Jew-hating drunk is back ... and Mayan experts are his next target!

According to, the Michael Richards sympathizer was at Cal State University at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley last night. Gibson was speaking to a film class about his movies and several members of the Mayan community came to hear the famous director.

After Gibson's presentation, the crowd was allowed to ask questions. Which is a recipe for disaster akin to asking Nicole Richie to move for more than five consecutive minutes.

Alicia Estrada, an Assistant Professor of Central American Studies at CSUN, challenged Gibson, asking him if he had read about the Mayan culture before shooting the controversial film. Mel said he had.

Estrada persisted, stating that representations in the movie that the Mayans engaged in sacrificial ceremonies and had bloodthirsty tendencies were both wrong and racist. Estrada and others tell TMZ that Gibson exploded in anger, responding, "Lady, F**k off."

Even his publicist, Howard Rubenstein - who's job seems more difficult than Sanjaya Malakar vocal coach - said: "He needs more anger management training. It's time to be cool."

We still have faith in you, Mel. If Heather Mills can dance and dig gold on one leg, anything is possible.

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With Oscar season upon us and his new film, Apocalypto, nominated for a Golden Globe, Mel Gibson sat down for an interview with

In the interview, the actor and director continues to apologize for his amusing, yet scary tequila-inspired roadside rant this summer, in which he made anti-Semitic and sexually abusive remarks to Malibu police.

Smokin' Mel Gibson

The 50-year-old swears he's now rehabilitated and no longer has anti-Jewish sentiments or visions of "sugar tits" dancing in his head.

"I got a skinful and mouthed off which is not coming from a good place, but I'm moving on from that," a pensive Mel Gibson said.

"Everybody goofs, everybody screws up, and I tell ya, if you ask everybody in the world to raise their hand if they never said something vicious, something that they regretted or something stupid, there wouldn't be many people that wouldn't be able to raise their hands."

Michael Richards is raising both as we speak.

To his credit, Gibson views that experience "as a gift to me, because it's made me really sort of scratch my head and focus on a couple of things that I needed to."

Hey, as Donald Trump and Tara Conner showed us earlier this week, 'tis the season to repent, and to forgive. We'll never forget the actions that resulted in this awfully smug mug shot, but if Mel is truly sorry, what can we do but move on (while still mocking him on occasion, of course).

Incidentally, Mel had no comment on Carmel Sloane, the Australian woman who just filed a paternity suit against him and claims he's her dad. Hey, the guy can only touch upon so many touchy subjects in one interview!


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After the year he just endured, Mel Gibson was probably looking forward to the holiday season and the rest and peace of mind it would provide him.

Then Carmel Sloane happened.

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The 29-year-old Australian blonde claims Gibson is her dad, having banged her hitchhiking mother in the back of his car in 1976, when he was living in the land down under. While he wasn't married at the time, no one likes to be hit with a paternity suit. Especially not at this time of year. Or when one is still trying to get his public perception past a certain drunken anti-Semitic rant one made during a recent arrest.

It's enough to make a man hit the bottle one more time...


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An Australian woman is reportedly taking legal action against Mel Gibson to force the star to take a DNA test and prove she's his secret daughter.

Carmel Sloane, 29, claims the millionaire actor made her mother pregnant on a mattress in the back of his car before he was famous 30 years ago.

Good Ol' Crazy Mel

And now her 10-year-old son, Jordan, bears a striking resemblance to his alleged grandfather, England's News of the World reports.

"I'm not doing it for his money. I just want to meet the man I've always known was my dad â€" and for him to get to know his grandson," Carmel Sloane said.

The Mel Gibson paternity suit is the latest blow for the, who was arrested for DUI and launched into an anti-Jewish tirade against cops this past summer.

The legal paperwork will be served on Gibson this week and he will either have to admit he's the father or have a swab taken from inside his mouth for DNA testing.

Wow, this is as crazy as the whole Anna Nicole Smith ordeal. Actually, it's not even in that league, because Anna Nicole Smith is f*%king insane. But still, this is odd.

Carmel Sloane (left) claims that in 1976, the young wannabe actor picked up her monther, Marilyn, as she was hitch-hiking in Australia.

Gibson, who now has seven children with his wife of 26 years, Robyn, hadn't even made his first movie when he stopped for the blonde thumbing a lift to Sydney. The drive was very long and the two had to stop for the night and sleep in the car. They got it on in the back seat.

"When we stopped for the night Mel got in the back on the mattress but I stayed in the front. I said I didn't trust him but to be honest I didn't trust myself either! He was so sexy. I didn't have any contraceptives with me and I hadn't had much to do with guys," Marilyn said.

"Eventually he persuaded me to join him in the back. I said, ‘If anything happens and I get pregnant I'll come looking for you'. He replied, ‘I am going to be famous. You will always know where to find me.'"

We spent the night making love and talking. But when it got light Mel said he had to be back at work â€" in an orange juice factory in Adelaide."

It's good to see that in his youth, Mel was an even bigger player than J.R. Rotem. It's also nice to see that 30 years later, Carmel Sloane is desperate to meet the star and director of Apocalypto, currently the number one film in the country.

"I have grown up being told Mel Gibson is my father. I've been told it for 20 years. I would like some kind of closure either way. I don't want it to go on for another 20 years," Carmel said.

The News of the World relayed these claims to Gibson's representatives, but they failed to respond. Shockingly. Guess he isn't willing to emulate Eddie Murphy and comment publicly on such a matter just yet. We'll monitor this story as it develops.


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This week's awesome Nicole Richie arrest for driving under the influence got us thinking. What are the odds she'll get busted for DUI again?

Well, would you believe that takes bets on the subject, and took the time to e-mail The Hollywood Gossip with the official odds?

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That's right, you can place bets on what celebrities will be the next to be locked up and have their mug shots taken for DUI. It may not surprise you to know that Britney Spears, Tara Reid and Lindsay Lohan are the odds-on favorites as of right now. But don't you dare count out a couple of dark horse candidates, either.

"Bettors are fascinated with wagering on everyday news, especially stories surrounding celebrities," says Dave Johnson, CEO of "The Mel Gibson and Paris Hilton DUI arrests, among other celebrities, sparked huge interest in DUI odds."

Our only complaint is that Jonathan "J.R." Rotem didn't make the company's list. But I guess it's only a matter of time if he keeps bagging Brit. Good to see our boy Andy Dick is high up there, in any case!

THE OFFICIAL ODDS on which celebrity will be the first to be arrested and charged with a DUI (regardless of trial outcome) are as follows:

  • Britney Spears: 1 to 2
  • Paris Hilton: 2 to 1
  • Tara Reid: 3 to 1
  • Lindsay Lohan: 4 to 1
  • Danny DeVito: 5 to 1
  • Andy Dick: 6 to 1
  • Mel Gibson: 8 to 1
  • Keith Urban: 10 to 1
  • Ashlee Simpson: 11 to 1
  • George Clooney: 12 to 1
  • Mary-Kate Olsen: 13 to 1
  • Christian Slater: 14 to 1
  • Lauren Conrad: 15 to 1
  • Haley Joel Osment: 16 to 1
  • Michelle Rodriguez: 17 to 1
  • Jackie Chan: 18 to 1
  • Wilmer Valderrama: 19 to 1
  • Frankie Muniz: 20 to 1
  • Colin Farrell: 20 to 1
  • Tracy Morgan: 20 to 1
  • Keanu Reeves: 22 to 1
  • Nicole Richie: 24 to 1
  • Pamela Anderson: 25 to 1
  • Whitney Houston: 25 to 1
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Actor/director 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 drunk driving.

The current President of the Zionist Organization Of America, Morton Klein, attempted to meet the star after he pledged that he would love to meet Jewish leaders to talk about the July incident.

Gibson the Crazed

However, Klein was told the tough guy actor had changed his mind.

"I called his publicist, told him I would be in Los Angeles for 10 days and would be willing to meet with Gibson privately, off the record. The publicist called back and said Gibson doesn't want to meet Jewish leaders after all. We've told our people not to support any of his projects."

Yikes. Maybe Mel isn't as repentant as he claims to be. In his defense, he has laid relatively low since his arrest (even with his new film, Apocalypto, garnering wide praise) and did appear apologetic. And he is certainly rising in the court of public opinion now that Michael Richards has been exposed as an insane racist as well.

Andy Dick recently went on a racist tirade too, but that guy's not even a real star. He is, however, a dick. Thank you, thank you. We're here all day!