Placenta Ceremony Triggered Mel Gibson Rant, New Photo Of Oksana's Bruised Face

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  • Earlier, we learned that Mel Gibson‘s relationship with Oksana Grigorieva crumbled after a tree planting ceremony, but that wasn’t the whole story; They were actually burying their daughter’s placenta in the backyard.
  • TMZ claims planting the placenta along with a tree is a common practice in parts of Australia. Sources say Mel got angry when he spotted Oksana talking to a gardener, and made the first of several recorded phone rants that night. [TMZ]
  • Radar has posted a photo of a woman with a black eye. The site claims it’s Oksana, but it’s cropped so close it’s hard to tell. [Radar]
  • On Sunday police interviewed Mel regarding his story that Oksana tried to extort money from him. [TMZ]
  • Lindsay Lohan has been asked to give a deposition in a class action lawsuit that alleges that illegal strip and body cavity searches were performed at Lynwood Correctional Facility. Her lawyer responded, “I find it curious that among the tens of thousands of women who can testify … these attorneys are attempting to depose Lindsay.” [TMZ]
  • For those who believe the recent reports that Lindsay is getting out of jail this week, allow L.A. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore to break this down: “When she was incarcerated, I said a couple of weeks and it hasn’t been a couple of weeks. That turns out to be the first part of next week. It could be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, something like that.” [Us]
  • Inferno director Matthew Wilder tried to visit Lindsay in jail, but she had already used up all her visits for the day. [Radar]
  • Rihanna will star in the new board-game inspired film Battleship. [The Star]
  • At a press conference, Angelina Jolie called Brad Pitt a “wonderful father,” but said she freaked out Maddox when he saw her on the set of Salt dressed as a man. “I said, ‘Honey, it’s mommy,'” she said. “I think I freaked him out.” [Us]
  • Last season’s DWTS cast is having a reunion dinner, but Kate Gosselin wasn’t invited. “You know it’s bad when even creepy bachelor, Jake Pavelka, gets invited but she doesn’t,” said a source. [Popeater]
  • Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice (who as you’ll recall, is a classically trained pianist) will perform a duet tonight in Philadelphia to raise money for charity. [CBS News]
  • A woman is claiming she’s the love child of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross‘ sister Barbara, and — you’d better sit down — she wants money. [TMZ]
  • Jason Priestly and Luke Perry will be teaming up for the Hallmark movie western Goodnight for Justice, but sadly they won’t appear on screen together. Perry plays a “circuit judge on a quest to catch the outlaw who killed his family” and Priestly is directing. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Heidi Montag has gone into hiding, and is refusing to talk to her friends and family. Her dad says, “I still haven’t heard anything from my daughter so I don’t know what is going on with her… I need to go out there and visit her and I will.” [Radar]
  • Adorable pie maker Lee Pace may be cast as Edward’s vampire friend Garrett in Breaking Dawn. [E!]
  • 30 Rock‘s Cheyenne Jackson is joining the cast of Glee. He’ll play the new coach of Vocal Adrenaline. [EW]
  • “I know we’re having a Britney Spears episode this season, I heard that. I’d love to have a Joni Mitchell episode: Joni reinterpreted, you know?” — Glee‘s Jane Lynch. [N.Y. Magazine]
  • Eddie Cibrian is moving into LeAnn Rimes‘ house with his kids. “It just made sense for them,” said a source. “Eddie’s lease was up and LeAnn’s home was bigger and already familiar to Eddie’s sons.” [People]
  • “I go to the comic book store almost every single week,” said Seth Rogen at Comic-Conl. “I have thousands of comic books. I read very few books without pictures of men in tights in them.” [People]
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