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Mel Gibson wants more QT with his daughter.

In order to get it, the actor, who's now five years sober (if not five years non-crazy) is demanding a change to his custody pact with Oksana Grigorieva.

Grigorieva On the Move

Mel has filed a request with the court for additional overnight visits with 1-year-old Lucia. He currently gets three overnights with her every two weeks.

Sources say a hearing is set for September to decide the details, but if a judge does grant Mel's request, he and Oksana may split custody nearly 50-50.

Hopefully, things continue to progress amicably for the pair after a relationship that ended in one of the nastiest celebrity breakups we can ever recall.

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Time flies when you're covering celebrity gossip.

It's hard to believe, but Mel Gibson's infamous DUI arrest was five years ago. It's also hard to believe that it was the last time the actor drank alcohol.

Classic Mel

Sources close to Mel say he's been off the booze ever since that incident, and even celebrated the five-year sobriety milestone with friends last week.

Mel was arrested on July 28, 2006. From that day forward, he hasn't taken a sip of alcohol, according to sources close to him. That's an impressive feat!

Gibson and some pals commemorated the occasion last Friday. Even though it's been a rough couple years, the actor is ultimately grateful for his arrest.

Somehow we doubt he feels the same about the leaking of those Mel Gibson tapes, but hey. Good for him for steering clear of alcohol all this time.

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Greek model Stella Mouzi says she's not Mel Gibson's new girlfriend, despite the fact that she's hung with the actor several times and "hit it off."

Eager to set the record straight after tabloid reports declared her Gibson's new fling, Mouzi tells People that there's nothing romantic at work.

"I came to the U.S. from Greece a few months ago and was charmed by the American hospitality. I have made many new friends including Mel Gibson, with whom I share merely a friendly acquaintance," Stella says.

Stella Mouzi Picture

Mouzi also addresses reports that she is a bondage/fetish model or "goth chick," as some sites have referred to her. She describes herself as such:

"I am a dancer, performance artist and a photographer – that is the extent of my life professionally. It has been difficult to be the subject of false rumors, which have also been hurtful to my friends and family."

As for Gibson, he's not dating anyone, says a close friend, who corroborates Mouzi's account. Says the source: "They're 100% just friends."

For the moment, the only lady in Mel's life is Lucia.

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Aww.

With all the drama, scandal and legal skirmishes surrounding Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, it's easy to forget that the two have a beautiful daughter.

Hopefully, the feuding couple's icy relationship will continue to thaw in the coming months and years for the sake of Lucia, an adorable 18-month-old.

Here's Mel and his youngest child (he has six sons and one daughter with his wife, Robyn, from whom he is separated) at a Malibu recreational center:

Mel Gibson, Daughter Lucia

In other Mel news, he's reportedly dating Stella Mouzi now. We can only cross our fingers that things work out better for him romantically this time around.

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Mel Gibson has moved on/upgraded from Oksana Grigorieva.

Not that the latter endeavor was that difficult. As long as Stella Mouzi - Greek citizen, model and lover of all things goth - doesn't turn out to be INSANE.

She recently walked the red carpet with the star at the 2011 L.A. Fetish Film Festival Awards, and has been spending a lot of time recently with Mel.

Stella Mouzi Picture

The pair was spotted at the beginning of the month at dinner, and again this week at Sky Bar. She's also been to Mel's Malibu home for a BBQ.

Stella Mouzi is in the U.S. on a visitor's visa right now, but rumors say she wants to extend her stay, and that she's really into Mel Gibson.

Hopefully this works out. Further comment unnecessary.

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According to reports, Mel Gibson has done exactly what he's supposed to be doing to complete probation in his domestic violence case - and then some.

Gibson's lawyer, Blair Berk, met with Judge Stephanie Sautner (yes, also the judge in the Lindsay Lohan saga) to present proof that Gibson is compliant.

The troubled actor has paid his fines, performed his community service by visiting a Guatemalan hospital, and is earning high marks from a psychiatrist.

Mel Gibson Outside Court

Gibson immediately following his recent court date.

Mel has been going to therapy weekly and making progress following a no contest plea in March to misdemeanor battery of Oksana Grigorieva.

Everybody, even the actor's harshest critics, has to be very happy to hear this and hopeful that he's able to work through his issues going forward.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Mel Gibson spoke with children born with deformities at a hospital in Guatemala this week, a visit that was part of his community service.

The actor's publicist, Alan Nierob, said that Gibson has been in the Central American nation for days working with Mending Kids International.

Nierob said Gibson is spending more time in Guatemala than the 16 hours of community service that a plea deal calls for him to perform.

Good Old Mel

In fact, Mel has been active with the organization long before the no contest pleas to striking former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in 2010.

He requested, and was granted, the ability to perform community service with Mending Kids International, with which he has a long history.

Mel's estranged wife, Robyn Moore Gibson, once led the charity, which offers free surgery for children with cleft lips, or spina bifida.

Gibson, who wore a purple T-shirt with Mending Kids logo, said he has been coming to Guatemala the past 15 years to support the charity.

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The infamous Mel Gibson tapes are about to become irrelevant.

Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer, Dan Horowitz, told the judge in the couple's custody case this a.m. that he may not even introduce the tirades into evidence.

Oksana En Route

Horowitz backing off the tapes comes a few weeks after he told the judge that Oksana would be dropping domestic violence allegations against Gibson.

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The Mel Gibson tapes could surface if Oksana files a civil lawsuit against Mel, but it's starting to look iffy at best that such a lawsuit will even be filed.

Mel's no contest plea to battery ended the criminal case, and Oksana's damages would be limited even if she won a civil case against him in the end.

Long story short, it may not be financially worth the trouble for her to continue this crusade. Everyone may soon breathe a sigh of relief that it's over.

Well, everyone except Kris Herzog.

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In a shocking move, Oksana Grigorieva dropped her domestic violence claim against Mel Gibson at a court hearing today in the couple's custody case.

Last month, Mel pleaded no contest to battery, ending that chapter of the pair's legal circus. But the battle for custody of Lucia, 1, remains unresolved.

Moksana

In fact, it's been so contentious that today's move came out of left field, as Oksana actually extended an olive branch in an attempt to settle the case.

Oksana's lawyer, Dan Horowitz, told Judge Scott Gordon that they would no longer claim Mel's alleged violence as grounds to strip him of custody.

Mel's lawyer, Stephen Kolodny and the judge were visibly shocked.

The domestic violence protective order Oksana obtained - prohibiting Mel from contacting or harassing her - has also been terminated as of today.

Sources close to Oksana Grigorieva say she would like to be able to communicate directly with Mel, rather than going through intermediaries.

No word on whether Mel feels the same way, but it's a good first step in putting this ugly mess behind them for the good of their little girl.

The only potential bad news? Kristian Otto Herzog's book won't sell nearly as well if these two are actually getting along now. Poor guy.

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Were the Mel Gibson tapes we heard last year authentic or not? It matters little from a legal perspective, but could mean plenty for the actor's reputation.

Kent Gibson, a forensic audio expert who examined the infamous 18 recordings from Oksana's computer, says the tapes are authentic - on the machine.

Mel acknowledged the tapes in an interview last week, and admitted they were a low point for him. Just the same, he said the tapes were edited.

Oksana is pissed at Mel for saying the tapes were edited, but he might be correct. The actor could have been referring to the versions that leaked online.

In other words, it's possible the recordings in Oksana's computer are legit but they were later edited at some point before Radar Online obtained them.

Nine are voicemails from Mel and nine are conversations between Mel and Oksana. All took place February 18-20 of last year, most VERY late at night.

Below are some of Gibson's rants. Do they seem edited?

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