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We're guessing Mel Gibson was trying to help a fellow entertainer out. You know, one raving lunatic to another.

"I feel really badly for the guy. He was obviously in a state of stress," Gibson said about Michael Richards. "You don't need to be inebriated to be bent out of shape. But my heart went out to the guy."

He Looks So Normal Here

That's sweet. Jamie Foxx, meanwhile, wants his fists to go out to him.

For those living under a rock for the past few weeks: The former Seinfeld star was captured on a videocam spewing racial epithets after losing his temper during an appearance onstage at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Los Angeles.

He quickly followed up with an apology on the David Letterman Late Show, as well as with meetings with Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, on whose syndicated radio program Richards appeared.

Gibson, of course, hates Jewish people. The two make a nice pair.

He told Entertainment Weekly, though, that people in Hollywood are not refusing to work with him.

"No, people aren't like that," he says. "Those are just the headlines: 'Mel ostracized by Hollywood! Hollywood is what you make it.' There is no great pooh-bah up there saying, 'Go! You are condemned!'"

Fortunately for Mel, recent nude Britney Spears pictures will help take attention away from his hateful ways. And probably everything else in the world.

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If the recent Michael Richards saga has taught us anything... it's that Mel Gibson is probably the happiest person on earth right now.

Well, that's not true. Even Mel would probably be appalled at Richards' racist tirade from the other night at the Laugh Factory comedy club. But perhaps a small part of Gibson was pulling for something like this... just so he could shed the label of Biggest Bigot in Hollywood.

Poor Insane Mel

And perhaps a small part of the former Seinfeld star, who showed off a disturbing inner hatred, was inspired by Mel's antics earlier this summer, when the Passion of the Christ director was pulled over for speeding and launched into a shockingly memorable drunken, anti-Semetic rant at the Malibu police station.

Now maybe Kramer will send flowers to "Sugar Tits," the female cop that Gibson accosted on that fateful night, as well, Of course, she was not the only person who needed an apology after Gibson's behavior. And Richards owes the tens of millions of African-Americans in the U.S. a lot more than a bouquet and some random remarks to David Letterman.

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Who says Mel Gibson is nothing but a raging drunk of an anti-semite?

Oh. Right. We do.

Mel Gibson and Some Sketchy Old Guy

At least one sensible, reliable source claims something different, however. In fact, Courtney Love says Gibson saved her from a life of drug addiction.

The former heroin addict - who was married to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - says she refused to seek professional help until the surly Mel forced her to

Love told Britain's Sunday Times magazine:

"I kept slamming the door in his face. There were two drug people with me who wouldn't leave so he couldn't get me to rehab. But because of Mel, the drug people ran off to have a cheeseburger with him, because he's Mel, and then my drug minder Warren could get me into rehab."

That's Mel Gibson for you, alright. Saving addicts one cheeseburger at a time. Too bad the same solution would never work for Kate Bosworth.

Love, 48, also confessed she still regrets breaking off her romance with actor Edward Norton, who she met while she was on tour with her band Hole.

But, wait, there's more from Kurt Cobain's widow! The outrageous singer admitted she can't stop herself from getting naked in public. This woman, who once flashed her breasts on David Letterman, may like her boobs more than Victoria Beckham.

"I'm in my prime, my body looks great. Nudity comes easy to me. I would drink before I go on TV and somehow my shirt would come off," Love said.

Can we get a cheeseburger while we watch that?

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The Gossip has learned the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has gone after the deputy who arrested Mel Gibson... with a vengeance.

At the same time, it appears little has been done to determine if top brass gave the drunken anti-Semite special treatment and deceived the media.

No Contest

Sheriff's sources confirm to TMZ.com, the site that initially broke the Gibson story and alleged cover-up, that the Department obtained a search warrant and raided the home of Deputy James Mee on September 13.

Deputies went inside and took Mee's computer, phone records and other documents. Sheriff's Department sources say the Department got the warrant because officials believed Mee leaked four pages of the original arrest report. The Sheriff's Department claims it's a crime for a law enforcement officer to leak confidential documents.

The warrant is still sealed and the results of the search have not been made public. Mee's lawyer, Richard Shinee, would not comment.

The Sheriff's Department claims it is still investigating charges that its officials gave Gibson special treatment and lied to the media the day of the arrest. The day Gibson was busted, and called a female officer "sugar tits," Sheriff's officials told TMZ and other media that the arrest occurred "without incident."

Nothing could be further from the truth. An apologetic Gibson acknowledged as much on Good Morning America this week.

Also on the day of the arrest, Sheriff's officials told TMZ that the story it was about to publish documenting Gibson's arrest, remarks and vulgar conduct was "absolutely false." Only after TMZ obtained portions of the arrest report did the Department change its story, ultimately telling TMZ the entire report would be submitted to the D.A.

It should be interesting what the investigation turns up. Meanwhile, Joy Behar, a well-known comedian, based Mel again today. She's Jewish, and is upset that she feels Gibson dislikes her because she's Jewish, along with everyone else on earth who is Jewish. You know, standard.

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In an interview airing on Friday's Good Morning America, Mel Gibson spoke out for the first time after being arrested for drunk driving.

The actor-director, who has struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse in the past, was pulled over shortly after 2 a.m. on July 28 in Malibu, Calif., for speeding. He proceeded to unleash an anti-Semitic tirade during and following his arrest.

Poor Insane Mel

After providing us with some classic Mel Gibson pictures, the actor later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent and was sentenced to three years probation.

Gibson talked to ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that his inflammatory statements were "just the stupid ramblings of a drunkard."

What else does he say? Here's a quick preview:


On what's next:

"What I need to do to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said. So, this is the last thing I want to be is that kind of monster."

On people in Hollywood refusing to work with him after his anti-Semitic comments:
"I feel sad because they've obviously been hurt and frightened and offended enough to feel that they have to do that. It's their choice, and there's nothing I can do about that."

On his plan to continue making movies:
"I'll always continue to work. I've never much depended on anyone but myself, as far as that goes. And, hey, I'm not under the illusion that everything's just going to be hunky-dory work wise forever. I've never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow."

On not having had a drink in 65 days:

"No, nothing. It's... it's poison."

On sobriety being a constant struggle:
"A couple of times, you know, it was like oh, man, the hell with it, you know. But you don't, because I have friends and people that care and, you know, you'll fortunately be at the right place at the right time to, you know, reach out and ... And many people have reached out. My goodness. I mean it's ... I've been overwhelmed."

On starting to drink again a few months before his July arrest:
"Years go by, you're fine. And then all of a sudden in a heartbeat, in an instant, on an impulse, somebody shoves a glass of Mescal in front of your nose, and says, 'It's from Oaxaca.' And it's burning its way through your esophagus, and you go, 'Oh, man, what did I do that for? I can't put the toothpaste back in the tube.'"

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"It was just the stupid ramblings of a drunkard, you know and... I need to heal myself and to be assuring and allay the fears of others and to heal them if they had any heart wounds from something I may have said. So, this is the last thing I want to be is that kind of monster."

-- Mel Gibson, to Diane Sawyer in a pre-taped interview, scheduled to air Thursday and Friday on Good Morning America

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Sounds like this will be quite the interview.

Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops this week. Good ol' Mel will be back in the news on Apology Tour 2006 and T.H. Gossip will be following the every move of the always-entertaining, often-offensive, occasionally violent and hammered lunatic, director and actor.

In the meantime, do enjoy these terrific Mel Gibson pictures.

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Mel Gibson is supposedly on the road to sobriety, but we had no idea that hanging out in bars is one of the 12 steps.

Maybe he's just putting his self-control to the ultimate test. The troubled actor and director was spotted in an Austin, Tx., bar Friday night hanging out until 2:30 a.m. -- and according to a witness, he was "only drinking water" and not flirting with women.

Are You EFFING SERIOUS?!??!?!

Mad Mel was in the Lone Star State making the rounds for his upcoming Mayan epic, Apocalypto, when a reporter discovered him playing pool at a local joint called the Side Bar. Even his rep acknowledged that the description was apt, saying that "sounds like Mel."

Meanwhile, the kerfuffle over Mel's remarks at a press conference down in Austin -- where the drunk-driving lunatic compared Mayan culture just before its collapse and America today -- is just scraping the surface of what he actually said.

"I just wanna draw the parallels," Gibson told MSNBC. "I just looked at it, and thought, we display that stuff here. I don't wanna be a doomsayer, but the Mayan calendar ends in 2012. So have fun!"

Yikes. Better start stockpiling booze now.

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Slowly, but surely - and, hopefully, soberly - Mel Gibson is stepping back into the spotlight.

First, the Jew hater walked his daughter down the aisle. Now, he's been seen and heard visiting two towns in Oklahoma and a film festival in Texas last week to screen a rough cut of his weird film, Apocalypto.

Mel Gibson Outside Court

While Gibson didn't make public appearances in Oklahoma, he did stop by screenings at Cameron University in Lawton on Thursday and the Riverwind Casino in Goldsby on Friday, the Associated Press reports. At the former, he showed up wearing a mask and wig so he wouldn't be recognized.

Maybe Karrine Steffans should try that. Oh, wait, no one knows who she is, anyway.

Jhane Myers, an Oklahoma City-based publicist who worked with Gibson during his visit to the state, said in a statement that the actor and director was "deeply touched by the warm reception he has received while in Oklahoma."

A rep for Lindsay Lohan, meanwhile, said the actress is often deeply touched by guys.

On Friday, Gibson made a surprise appearance at the Fantastic Fest, an event devoted to science-fiction and horror movies in Austin. There, he took questions from the audience after the screening of Apocalypto, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gibson drew parallels between the collapse of the Mayan society, dramatized in his film, and present-day America.

"The precursors to a civilization that's going under are the same, time and time again," he told the audience. "What's human sacrifice if not sending guys off to Iraq for no reason?"

Zing! What would President Bush have to say about that? We'll ask him if he ever stops admiring Matt Lauer.

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Personally, we love it when celebrities get busted. It makes us feel less bad about our own previous arrests. To all police officers in a certain small town that hosts a certain liberal arts college that will remain nameless -- we did not know you could be charged with DUI while cruising around town in a golf cart. And we're kind of sorry.

From good ol' Mel Gibson's recent drunken rampage to the famous exploits of music mogul/thug Marion "Suge" Knight and that freak Michael Jackson, there's always a celeb getting nabbed for something -- and T.H. Gossip will be hot on the trail each time.

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Special thanks to TMZ and the other sources who contributed to our Celebrity Mug Shot gallery. Follow the link to view the full collection, which we assure you is still growing. Below are a couple of our personal favorites. Enjoy them. Ridicule them.

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According to TMZ, Mel Gibson came out of seclusion Saturday... not to the sounds of police sirens and drunken belligerence but to the chiming of wedding bells. The actor/director proudly walked his 26-year-old daughter Hannah down the aisle as she married blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Hannah is Mel's only daughter and the oldest of his seven offspring. A lavish ceremony was held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Agoura Hills, Calif., a venue Mel built using his own personal fortune. The Catholic ceremony was reportedly performed entirely in Latin. Did anyone else know Mel was religious? Wow!

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After the ceremony, the happy couple was promptly whisked away in a black limousine, as both cameras and well-wishers looked on. Shepherd, 29, has several platinum albums to his credit, along with Grammy nominations for both his "Trouble" and "Live On" records.

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