Gibson has reportedly remained close with the twins in the intervening years, and went to their 10th birthday party recently. "You only have to talk to that little girl to realize that she has this hunger for life and this enthusiasm and this joy," said Gibson.
Before David Letterman even finished asking her if she could defend his actions, she vehemently said, "No!"
"He's wonderful in the film," she said, carefully not saying much of anything about his character as a person. It must be an incredibly awkward position for her to be in. Of course, after the investment and work that went into 'The Beaver,' she wants it to be a success.
"[Gibson is] an extraordinary actor and I don't think I've ever seen him give a performance like this that is so deep and so raw," Foster said, referring to Gibson's role in the dark comedy as a deeply troubled man who uses a beaver hand puppet as his sole form of communication.
"I started taping around 11 o'clock, because I thought I'm actually not going to live through the night," she told King.
"He's going to come over and kill you," King surmised, and Grigorieva confirmed
"I wanted my mother to be able prove that if I'm dead, this is who did it," she explained.
Grigorieva also stated she did not release the tapes to the public. She added that the released tapes are edited, but she has the unedited version, and they are "pretty frightening and pretty unforgivable."
It may be the final season, but 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' shows no signs of slowing down just yet. It's been announced that the talk show has beaten out '60 Minutes' to land an interview with Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva.
According to 'US Magazine' Grigorieva will sit down with Oprah to talk about her rocky relationship with the movie star, with whom she has a baby daughter. The couple have been locked in a bitter custody dispute, and hit the headlines over the summer after controversial taped phone conversations between them were leaked to the media.
And in related news, The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Grigorieva's attorneys may also have their own interviews lined up: With sheriff's investigators.
Stephen interviews Barry Levine -- Executive Editor of the "Enquirer." This is the cheap magazine that you see in your supermarket check-out aisle, filled with tawdry stories about Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson and every other celebrity like that.
Mr. Colbert is outraged that he hasn't been on the cover of the magazine yet. "What do I have to do ... to make it onto the cover? ... Who do I have to sleep with?" he asks.
By way of compensation, Mr. Levine presents Colbert with a fake personalized issue of the tabloid. "STEPHEN COLBERT SHOCKER!" it says. Good stuff; but maybe someday we can get an actual scandal about Stephen. Maybe he could go on a drug binge, or get in a feud with Jon Stewart, or something like that. Of course, these are just suggestions. An actual Colbert scandal could be much cooler than these hypotheticals.
Last night Billy Dee Williams introduced the Mel Gibson series of plates. Each plate comes engraved with one of Gibson's rants from the recorded phone calls with his ex-girlfriend Oksana. You even get a lip phone!
I wonder how many people will call that 800 number.
Well, fortunately, on 'The Kilborn File' (weeknights, 7PM ET on Fox), host Craig Kilborn swooped in to save the day. During his 'Power Panel,' Craig had several guest comedians suggest possible new alternate judges. Among their suggestions? Mel Gibson and Christopher Walken. (Mel was mentioned because the show needs someone "foreign ... and mean.")
Cool! Mel and Walken! Sort of pretty terrifying. That sounds like the worst/best series ever, but we would definitely at least check it out. Also, during the suggestion phase of the show, comic Kevin Pollak did his Christopher Walken impersonation, which was pretty good. ... But for the record, we still think that this is the best Walken impersonation of all time. We're just saying.*
It seems that all of the questions that Whoopi asks are ones that she already knows the answers to.
"[Gibson] laid out some pretty specific instructions on how she would have to get him back," explained Chelsea Handler about the actor's message for ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
"'You're not allowed back until you crawl back, then suck my (blank), then apologize -- in that order,'" Handler recited. "This has already become a very popular line dance that's taken this office by storm." Three of the show's employees then gave a brilliant demonstration.
Well, as host of the event, Leno was somewhat preoccupied. No matter. The highlight was meeting Colin Powell. "He like knocked down two people to get to me, and he hugged me. I started crying and everything ... I said, 'Sir, I hope you don't mind if I tell people you're my biological father.'"
Morgan didn't reveal how Powell responded. But the comedian went on to give his take on the latest Mel Gibson scandal.
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