Mel Gibson

Lady Gaga’s ‘Aura’ Heard on ‘Machete Kills’ Trailer

The pop superstar’s new song is a fitting accompaniment for the action-packed new trailerof the movie.After gifting her Little Monsters with her “ARTPOP” lead track “Applause”, Lady GaGa is gearing up for the release of follow-up single “Aura”. Following the demo version and live version of the song, its official audio or more accurately, around a minute of it, debuted in the latest trailer of the upcoming Robert Rodriguez-directed flick “Machete Kills” which stars the flamboyant artist as glamorous baddie La Chameleon.

The latest trailer for the October 11-due movie that premiered on Friday, October 4, shows GaGa in her yellow gold wig and fur coat. The action-packed scenes feature Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez (a.k.a. Charlie Sheen), Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Cuba Gooding Jr.and Mel Gibson.

In “Aura”, Mother Monster asks, “Do you want to see the girl that lives behind the aura?…Do you wanna peek underneath the cover?” as footage from the film plays out. A special “Machete Kills”-themed lyric video featuring the completesong, a dance track full of beats and synths, is set to premiere next week, on Tuesday, October 8.

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Mel Gibson Hit With Lawsuit

Actor Mel Gibson‘s stepmother has accused the actor of breaking up her marriage to his father.

The Braveheart star’s father, Hutton, filed for divorce from wife Teddy Joye Hicks Gibson and kicked her out of their marital home in June, and now the 78-year-old has accused the actor of causing the break-up.

According to documents filed in Los Angeles, Teddy is seeking up to $65,000 in damages to cover her legal bills and a court order forcing Mel to allow her entrance into the house, according to

This is the latest in a string of legal woes for the family – Teddy filed a restraining order against the actor earlier this month over claims he threatened her and spat in her face.

Mel Gibson Tried To Help Whitney Houston

A new report says Mel Gibson reached out to Whitney Houston to help the singer overcome her personal issues at the height of her drug troubles.

The Braveheart star previously came to the aid of Britney Spears following her public meltdown in 2008 and offered up his estate in Costa Rica as a refuge for the pop star to recover from her struggles away from the spotlight.

Now reports Gibson also attempted to come to the rescue of Houston while she battled an addiction to cocaine, marijuana and other drugs in the early 2000s.

Website editors claim the actor visited Houston and spent time with her to help her beat her drug demons, and his efforts have landed him an invitation to attend the singer’s private memorial service on Saturday.

However, Gibson will not be able to join reported guests Kevin Costner, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder at the funeral in Newark, New Jersey due to family plans.

Houston died last weekend. Her cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology results.

The singer will be laid to rest on Sunday, a day after her funeral.

Mel Gibson Sentenced to Counseling, Probation in Battery Case

Mel Gibson was sentenced Friday (March 11)  in a Los Angeles courtroom to three years probation, a year-long domestic violence counseling program, community service and various fines in his battery case involving his ex-girlfriend. A calm-looking Gibson, 55, wearing a navy blue suit, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of domestic violence allegedly committed against Oksana Grigorieva in January 2010. Gibson made no statements other than to acknowledge his plea to the judge and to say that he understood the proceedings. It was also revealed in court that Gibson is undergoing psychological counseling as part of his plea deal reached with prosecutors. Read more>>
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Mel Gibson Replaced by Liam Neeson for Hangover 2

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Not long after Mel Gibson‘s cameo appearance for The Hangover 2 was canceled due to objections from various cast members, Liam Neeson was asked to replace the controversial actor.

According to a report from, Neeson was invited to do the cameo role by his A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper, who returns for the highly anticipated comedy sequel.

“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,” Neeson told Daily Variety. “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 reportedly headed to the Hangover 2 movie set on Thursday to shoot his scene.

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Jodie Foster Confirms Mel’s ‘Hangover’ Cameo

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Mel Gibson is itching for a big “Hangover” — cameo, that is. “Extra” spoke with Gibson’s close friend, Jodie Foster, who confirmed the actor will indeed make an appearance in “Hangover 2,” the sequel to the Golden Globe-winning hit comedy.

Catching up with Foster at ELLE’s 17th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute, she told “Extra” Gibson loved the first “Hangover.” “He really liked the humor in that first movie so I’m glad he’ll be in it!”

Foster also reiterated her support of her “incredible and loyal friend” who she admitted is going through a “rough time.” But she believes his talent will prevail. “He is incredibly loved by everyone that’s ever come into contact with him or works with him. He is truly the most loved man in the film business, so, hopefully that stands for something.”

Who will Gibson be playing in “Hangover 2”? Sources told EW that Gibson won’t play himself, like MikeTyson did in the original “The Hangover,” but instead portrays a larger-than-life character more like Tom Cruise’s turn as Les Grossman in “Tropic Thunder.”

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