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Posted at 8:47 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Mel Gibson ordered to pay $60,000 in back child support; Google 'watch Conan' and get Jay Leno's Web site

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney

Celebrity Beat: Mel Gibson ordered to pay Oksana Grigorieva $60,000 in back child support... Brittany Murphy's mom penning tell all book about daughter... Billy Ray Cyrus makes first post-divorce announcement appearance at CMAs... Nicole Richie lands TV comedy series about a "young, modern, professional woman"... Kourtney Kardashian to make first non-reality appearance as guest star on "One Life to Live."

Rumor Mill: Demi Lovato not in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, says spokesperson; yet a "friend" is shopping alleged video of Lovato snorting cocaine to Radar Online... Portia DeGeneres could join "Dancing with the Stars" as part of the show's first same-sex dance pair... Rielle Hunter denies reports that she flew to L.A. to pursue John Cusack and Matt LeBlanc, and we kind of believe her.

Pop Culture Mix: Google "Watch Conan" to get Jay Leno's Web site... Jon Favreau to direct "Magic Kingdom," a movie about the Disneyland theme park... Numerous actors -- including Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand -- in talks to star in next Wes Anderson film... Elizabeth Banks snags coveted female lead, opposite Chris Pine, in "Welcome to the People"... "The Wire's" Dominic West to star in British "Mad Men" take-off... "Absolutely Fabulous" poised to make a comeback?... Is 2010 the year of the misunderstood movie?

Video: Todd Philips discusses the firing of Mel Gibson from "Hangover 2":

By Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney  | November 11, 2010; 8:47 AM ET
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Comments

The DWTS producers *do* know that lesbians can dance with men, too, right?

"Rielle Hunter denies reports that she flew to L.A. to pursue John Cusack and Matt LeBlanc, and we kind of believe her." But only because we think of Rielle as a back-of-the-Greyhound-bus kind of woman.

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 11, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Two questions:
Why is there no longer a link to Celebritology at the bottom of the Entertainment News section?
Did you know that the link to your Q&A later today takes you to Going Out Guide?

Posted by: talleyl | November 11, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Instead of doing one ride at a time into a movie, they just went for the whole shebang.

So finally, a tv show about prostitutes. What else comes to mind when you see the words Nicole Richie and young professional woman?

Posted by: epjd | November 11, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

"Rielle Hunter denies reports that she flew to L.A. to pursue John Cusack and Matt LeBlanc, and we kind of believe her." But only because we think of Rielle as a back-of-the-Greyhound-bus kind of woman.
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Love it! She and Gennifer Flowers need to form a club.

Posted by: changling | November 11, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

First, DWTS lowers its "STARS" standards to bring Bristol Palin onto the show, next they're bringing on the lesbians? Apparently, the show is getting so boring and lame that the DWTS producers need to find some way to generate new attention to the show----even if that attention is negative attention.

I thought DWTS had zero credibility left when they brought in Bristol Palin. I was wrong. DWTS hits an even lower low with the concept of lesbian couple dancers. What's next, DWTS? Lesbian lap dances allowed during the performances?


I'm done watching DWTS-----IF its still on TV next year.

Posted by: momof20yo | November 11, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Sounds to me like Mel got a good deal. The gold-diggin' ex-girlfriend wanted a whole lot more.
Maybe now he'll quit drinking and decide to keep his pants on when the next fortune-hunting 'woman' tries to flirt with him.

Posted by: momof20yo | November 11, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

You'd better believe Mel got a good deal. His net worth is estimated at somewhere in the neighbourhood of $900M. Owing back support of $60K is about the same as someone who's worth $60K owing $4.

But let's remember, this money is *child support* - you know, something he - by law - has to provide to HIS OWN CHILD.

I'm not sure any of us would want to be known as the person who stiffed his/her kid for $4 because the other parent was .

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 11, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

@ momof20yo - I don't watch DWTS to begin with, but I have no problem with it featuring a same-sex dance couple. For the record, I totally disagree with your sentence: "DWTS hits an even lower low with the concept of lesbian couple dancers." (why should that be a low?), and I don't see any reasonable basis for your leap to this conclusion: "What's next, DWTS? Lesbian lap dances allowed during the performances?"

Posted by: themegnapkin | November 11, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, WaPo form submission software:

That last sentence actually was typed as "I'm not sure any of us would want to be known as the person who stiffed his/her kid for $4 because the other parent was [angle bracket]whatever[angle bracket]."

Let's hope this version keeps the square brackets that show where the angle brackets were.

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 11, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

"Brittany Murphy's mom penning tell all book about daughter" -- Way harsh, Tai's mom! What exactly makes a book a "tell all" anyway? Isn't that what a biography is supposed to be?

"Billy Ray Cyrus makes first post-divorce announcement appearance at CMAs" -- Did he sing "Achy Breaky Heart" or one of his other hit?

"Kourtney Kardashian to make first non-reality appearance as guest star on 'One Life to Live.'" -- It's a dream sequence where she's Dorian Lord in the future, but they're having trouble unaging her for the role.

"Portia DeGeneres could join 'Dancing with the Stars' as part of the show's first same-sex dance pair" -- I'm still waiting for Judith Light to be paired with Louis Van Amstel so we can call them Amstel Light.

"Nicole Richie lands TV comedy series" -- Lands? Did the pilot become ill? Ha ha, lands, pilot, I make myself laugh.

"Jon Favreau to direct 'Magic Kingdom,' a movie about the Disneyland theme park" -- I can't WAIT to see who they cast as the animatronics in the Hall of Presidents. But I bet Rielle Hunter would favor John Cusack and Matt LeBlanc.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | November 11, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Mel Gibson should counter file against Oksana for the child support, PLUS a percentage of her income, to go into a Trust Fund, that will control distribution to make sure it is spent on the child.
http://Child_Support_Trust_Fund.dads-house.org
http://Child_Support_Quiz.dads-house.org

Posted by: George1McCasland | November 12, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

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