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Posted at 8:10 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Roman Polanski victim says she's satisfied with Swiss release; Mel Gibson reportedly sought therapy over relationship

By Jen Chaney

Mel Gibson: once in therapy, now in hot water. (AP) | PHOTO GALLERY

Tuesday

Updated: A third audio recording of Mel Gibson has now been released.

Celebrity Beat: Victim in Roman Polanski case says she's satisfied with Swiss decision not to extradite the filmmaker; U.S. officials vow to continue pursuit of case... Mel Gibson reportedly sought therapy so he could "peacefully and calmly" end relationship with Oksana Grigorieva... An Oprah Winfrey biopic, based on Kitty Kelley's book, could air on TV this fall... Opening arguments begin in John Stamos extortion trial... Bids for pre- and post-prison interviews with Lindsay Lohan reportedly coming in at over $500K... Jesse James and ex-wife Janine Lindemulder battle in court over custody of daughter... Celebrities mourn the loss of Harvey Pekar of "American Splendor" fame... Guy Ritchie makes first public appearance with girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsley... Christina Milian and The-Dream separate... "Die Hard" director John McTiernan pleads guilty in wiretap case.


Pop Culture: Zac Efron to provide voice of Anakin Skywalker in "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III"... Edward Norton responds to Marvel Statement about his "Avengers" dismissal... Joe Jonas to appear on "Hot in Cleveland"... Melina Kanakarades Kanakaredes leaves "CSI: NY"... A look at Russell Brand as "Arthur."

By Jen Chaney  | July 13, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
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Victim in Roman Polanski case says she's satisfied with Swiss decision not to extradite the filmmaker.

It's not her call, it's the people's.


Mel Gibson reportedly sought therapy so he could "peacefully and calmly" end relationship with Oksana Grigorieva.

Couldn't he just go live on a private island, and leave everyone else alone?


Bids for pre- and post-prison interviews with Lindsay Lohan reportedly coming in at over $500K.

Wait, maybe Mel could take LiLo with him...


Opening arguments begin in John Stamos extortion trial.

"Defense attorneys acknowledged their clients tried to sell photos to Stamos but insisted they had a right to do so and considered it a legitimate business transaction, not a crime."

Don't they realize this approach didn't work for Letterman's blackmailer?


Jen, it's Kanakaredes, not Kanakarades.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

If that's the calm & peaceful therapy, I'd love to see Mel work with Arthur Janov.

$500K for an interview? Great, now every meth-head in County lock-up is going to want to hire an agent.

Posted by: byoolin1 | July 13, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

In all seriousness, Mel needs some high-test meds and probably some inpatient time, not just therapy.

What young black actress on the face of this Earth is going to want to portray Oprah in an unauthorized biopic? Unless they're making a documentary, "Career Suicide 101," that is.

"Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III." God bless the geeks!

Posted by: northgs | July 13, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

byoolin
I'd love to see Mel work with Arthur Janov.

SPLOOT!
(Although, with all Mel's rage, he'd need to be alone on that private island I recommended so as not to damage anyone else's hearing.)

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

It looks like Guy Ritchie is finally moving up in the world.


Zac Efron to provide voice of Anakin Skywalker in "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III"...

-This perfectly encapsulates that whole good news/bad news thing.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | July 13, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

NPR is reporting that George Steinbrenner has just died (for those of us who consider professional sports to be another form of show biz, not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the Steinbrenner news, Nosy. I guess that's why Bob Shepard had to go on Sunday. Somebody had to be (wherever) to announce Mr. Steinbrenner's arrival.

Posted by: kbockl | July 13, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

I think I have the perfect solution for all of us re: Mel G.--

Let Dr. Phil be his therapist. He winds up in the rose garden, Mel winds up in prison. Win-Win.

Posted by: dablues1 | July 13, 2010 10:48 AM | Report abuse

I think I have the perfect solution for all of us re: Mel G.--

Let Dr. Phil be his therapist. He winds up in the rose garden, Mel winds up in prison. Win-Win.

Posted by: dablues1 | July 13, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Sorry for the double post... computer hiccuped.

Posted by: dablues1 | July 13, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I hate that Stella's leaving CSI NY... she was one of the few reasons to watch it...

Posted by: dablues1 | July 13, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

dablues
I hate that Stella's leaving CSI NY... she was one of the few reasons to watch it.

Me too. But Kanakaredes is so talented that I'm hoping she'll wind up in something better, soon.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me, but the victim in the Polanski case is not the law, the judge, or the jury. Whether she's "satisfied" is irrelevant, legally.

Well, I guess LiLo can pay her lawyer now. Just what she needs -- more publicity. Feeding the monster ...

Posted by: Californian11 | July 13, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I think that Mel's girlfriend set him up. She pushed his buttons, she recorded the argument. He had already told her he didn't trust her, love her, want her or want to stay in the relationship with her.

She is showing herself to be the money-hungry, fake person he alleges she is.

As for the pack-of-"gers" remark. I don't condone it, but, he is an Australian where they STILL joke openly about races. Here is a KFC ad that got alot of criticism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zcWQftvQpQ&feature=player_embedded

Remember, Australian culture and people are different than American.

I'm not racist. I love people of all colors equally. I do however think that our country is so sensitive to racist remarks that it creates allowable reverse racism.

When i was young, Sanford and Son was my favorite tv show, despite many racist and anti-white jokes and remarks, the episodes were a reflection of our past and at-the-time-present. But, the show was and still is funny, it allows us all to laugh at ourselves.

We have to all laugh at ourselves, while not judging others based on their color. Keep in mind that reverse-racism is just as bad as racism.

Going back to Mel Gibson's remarks, not one of us were there. No-one knows their history together. He said he didnt trust her..she has proven herself untrustworthy by secretly recording and now sharing the recordings.
He said that she was provacatively dressed. Do you think thats untrue? What man wants his woman to dress like that in public? I would be pissed too.

Stop judging Mel Gibson and look at the real issues!

Posted by: JBfromFL | July 13, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

This whole Polanski thing was been a witch hunt from the beginning. The original DA was politically motivated,a and the LA DA who's still out to get Polanski just happens to be running for California Attorney General.

And this, from the lizzard-linked article:
"The attorneys have said the original judge handling Polanski's case acted improperly by consulting with a prosecutor who was not assigned to the matter on sentencing issues. The judge also reneged on a sentencing deal, the attorneys have repeatedly contended.

Other courts have cited the strong likelihood that Polanski's case, filed in 1977, was mishandled.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza, who has recently presided over the case, said during a hearing last year that he believed there was evidence of "substantial misconduct."

Months later, a three justice panel of a California appeals court also cited the likelihood that there had been misconduct by the judge who originally handled Polanski's case and a prosecutor assigned to his courtroom."

Polanski is a FUGITIVE FROM INJUSTICE.

Posted by: kabuki3 | July 13, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Mel Gibson is an American, born in upstate New York. His über-authoritarian Holocaust-denying, fanatically-beyond-mainstream-Catholicism father didn't move the family to Australia till Mel was 12. So you can't blame Mel's behavior on Oz (more likely his dad was his unfortunate role-model).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Even if you could excuse Mel on grounds of Australianism, he's lived a heck of a lot of years in the USA and is aware of what is appropriate behavior here. He's just too crazy to care.

Kabuki, sorry, I have to disagree with you. The handling of the case may have been flawed, but the fact remains that he drugged, raped and sodomized a 13-year-old; he pled guilty to same. He ran because he was afraid of prison, not because he was being unfairly treated.

Posted by: northgs | July 13, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

"Victim in Roman Polanski case says she's satisfied" -- She's probably tired of being asked the question by reporters so it's the quickest answer. If she said she wasn't satisfied, then there'd be all these follow-up questions.

(Side note: What a life. I hope the headline of her obituary one day reads something different than "S----- G-----, Polanski Rape Victim.")

"An Oprah Winfrey biopic, based on Kitty Kelley's book, could air on TV this fall" -- I'm betting cable, because no advertiser will go near it. Are they having an open casting call for the Richard Sher role?

Even better, make it a miniseries. Suggested titles:

* Lonesome O
* The Winds of O
* Rich Woman, Rich Woman

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | July 13, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

On the assumption that such a miniseries would be soooo dull that one would need multiple doses of stimulants to watch it all the way through, may I suggest, "A Three-Benny Oprah"?

Posted by: byoolin1 | July 13, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

*groan*

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

From "SPLOOT!" to "*groan*" in four-and-a-half hours. Can't say I don't have range...

Posted by: byoolin1 | July 13, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

byoolin
Can't say I don't have range...

What, you never heard of the 1st Amendment?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Wardrobe malfunction alert! An Appeals court has tossed out the FCC's indecency policy. Justin Timberlake had a hand in the decision.

Posted by: kabuki3 | July 13, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but a judge is ALWAYS free to ignore a plea bargain. A plea bargain is made between the prosecutor and the defendant. The judge may then accept it or reject it. If the judge rejects the plea bargain, the defendant has the opporutnity with withdraw the guilty plea and go to trial. Polanski didn't want to deal with that hassle so he fled.

He has not been suffering. He's lived a life of luxury, working at his chosen profession. His victim has been hounded, smeared throughout the press and now, not without good reason wants to be left alone. What she has not had is her day in court. Doesn't she deserve that. She was THIRTEEN YEARS OLD when she was raped by a man who should have known better. Her childhood and her peace of mind were destroyed. Yet, everyone says Polanski should be allowed to live his life as if he never raped A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD.

Posted by: epjd | July 13, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

In the that-sure-was-fast department, "It's official: Sela Ward joins 'CSI: NY'":
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/07/13/sela-ward-joins-csi-ny


In less lofty breaking news, "U.K. Tabloid: Lesbian Inmates Eager to Greet Lindsey Lohan":
http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=news&sc3=&id=107950

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

In the that-sure-was-fast department, "It's official: Sela Ward joins 'CSI: NY'":
http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2010/07/13/sela-ward-joins-csi-ny


In less lofty breaking news, "U.K. Tabloid: Lesbian Inmates Eager to Greet Lindsey Lohan":
http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=news&sc3=&id=107950

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

(Sorry for the double post)

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | July 13, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Jen. How could you miss it - Naveen "Sayid Jarrah" Andrews is now a naturalized US Citizen.

Posted by: eet7e | July 13, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse


Nosy_Parker said : Victim in Roman Polanski case says she's satisfied with Swiss decision not to extradite the filmmaker.

It's not her call, it's the people's.

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U r wrong...its not the people's its the Swiss law that prevails...and maybe just maybe she is happy its all over as the merits of the whole case is dodgy at best...

Posted by: Goangunner1 | July 17, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse


Nosy_Parker said : Victim in Roman Polanski case says she's satisfied with Swiss decision not to extradite the filmmaker.

It's not her call, it's the people's.

============

U r wrong...its not the people's its the Swiss law that prevails...and maybe just maybe she is happy its all over as the merits of the whole case is dodgy at best...

Posted by: Goangunner1 | July 17, 2010 7:15 AM | Report abuse


Nosy_Parker said : Victim in Roman Polanski case says she's satisfied with Swiss decision not to extradite the filmmaker.

It's not her call, it's the people's.

============

U r wrong...its not the people's its the Swiss law that prevails...and maybe just maybe she is happy its all over as the merits of the whole case is dodgy at best...

Posted by: Goangunner1 | July 17, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

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