Mel Gibson Condemned By NAACP & Anti-Defamation League

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  • In response to Mel Gibson‘s disgusting, N-word laced rant, both the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP have already denounced him, with the latter saying, “An apology is insufficient given his history of racism, sexism and anti-Semitism.

The statement continues, “It is unfortunate that a man of his statue and admiration, who has made his millions off of women, African-Americans and Jews harbor such racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic feeling against people who have admired and respected him for decades… He has set one of the worse examples for our young children and adults at a time when this country is making significant progress in moving toward a color-blind society. No amount of words will change his image as an out of date and out of control racist. Only a sustained period of positive acts can his legacy be redeemed.” [Radar]

  • The head of the Anti-Defamation League adds, “Most people who hate one group hate another. Not only has Mel Gibson shown himself to be an anti-Semite, he’s a racist.” [TMZ]
  • Mel Gibson sold his Connecticut estate for $24 million. [Mirror]
  • Kelsey Grammer and his third wife, Camille Donatacci, are divorcing after 13 years of marriage. He Tweeted: “Hello everyone thank you for ur support and yes it’s true Camille and I are divorcing. I ask U 2 respect our privacy.” [Reuters]
  • Sources say Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren are close to reaching a settlement in their divorce. She’ll get about $700 million if she agrees to a confidentiality clause that would prevent her from speaking to the media. [People]
  • TMZ says their divorce deal is already done and Elin won’t get anything near $750 million because “Tiger isn’t even worth that much.” [TMZ]
  • Naomi Campbell has been subpoenaed in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor because prosecutors believe he gave her a blood diamond in 1997. [Us]
  • Chace Crawford appeared in court today to be formally sentenced for allegedly having an unlit joint in his car. [TMZ]
  • Meryl Streep is in talks to star in the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady. [USA Today]
  • Rob Lowe conducted a business meeting on a yacht while wearing board shorts. At least it wasn’t a Speedo. [TMZ]
  • Kate Gosselin says: “Read my eyebrows: No Botox!” A source adds, “Kate thinks it’s hilarious that one photo of her with her eyebrows raised has caused such a stir. It’s ridiculous–she hasn’t done anything.” [People]
  • Tori Spelling‘s husband Dean McDermott was admitted to the ICU after his lung was punctured and collapsed in a dirt bike accident. Tori says he’s expected to make a full recovery. [TMZ]
  • Brian Austin Green touched Megan Fox‘s belly, so obviously she’s pregnant. [TMZ]
  • It seems Rachel Dratch is actually pregnant. She hasn’t made an announcement yet, but posed in front of cameras with Amy Poehler, “bump to bump.” [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Drake has canceled 10 shows in his European tour because his mother is having surgery. [Reuters]
  • Angelina Pivarnick of Jersey Shore has been dropped by her publicist, who says, “She parties all the time, she says she has family problems, then bbms (blackberry messages) everyone that she is drunk at the [Jersey] Shore. She owes me money! Angelina said to me ‘why should I pay you for while I was filming’ but MTV emailed everything to me. I handled all of MTV’s emails while she was filming. She is not business savvy at all.” [Perez]
  • Nicole Scherzinger will guest judge X Factor. [Mirror]
  • Heidi Montag‘s new website is ad-free. She writes, “I am not about slapping ads all over my blog to make a quick buck like most celeb site/blogs do these days. I am more concerned with building a great official online community where my fans can interact without being bombarded with ads.” [Just Jared]
  • Ricky Gervais will appear on an upcoming episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry David said, “Yeah, Ricky’s going to be on. Oh, I love Ricky. We’re friends and we get along. We get along in a slightly different manner than the way the character of Ricky Gervais will be getting along with me on the show.” [Mirror]
  • When asked if Betty White should be in Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Robert Pattinson said, “Definitely… She can be the baby.” [E!]
  • Katy Perry says, “Oh, I’m a World Cup widow. It’s been tough. What did Russell say to me the other day? He did this little play on words and ended up saying that he loved the World Cup more than me. But I know that’s not the case. The World Cup does not give blow jobs. That’s one thing I win.” [CelebNewswire]
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