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AP Beats Tabloids to Mel Gibson Scoop

The LA District Attorney’s office is reportedly “furious,” telling Radar Online that Oksana Grigorieva should not have found out via the media this morning that Mel Gibson will be pleading guilty later this week in court to misdemeanor battery, with no prison time. The deal relates to an alleged January 2010 physical altercation between the actor and his former girlfriend.

The juicy courtroom details were leaked via an AP item by Anthony McCartney:

Gibson will appear in person to enter the plea, according to the person who was not authorized to discuss details of the agreement publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Gibson was expected to be formally charged with battery this week, and the agreement could allow the actor-director to avoid jail time.

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Dot Parker Society Makes For Strange Drinking Bedfellows

dps3.jpgDorothy Parker might have been replete with witty epithets at every turn, so it makes sense that epithet-strewing bloggers would be her biggest fans, and perhaps by default, the most strident members of her club.

The Los Angeles chapter of the Dorothy Parker Society convened last night in one of Parker’s former watering holes, the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Pictured at a night of serious Parker-style imbibing were: Brian Diedrick, vice president of the Parker Society and blogger at fakeangeleno.com; Adrienne Crew, President of the Parker Society and blogger for LAObserved.com; Anthony McCartney, courthouse reporter for Associated Press in L.A.; Gretchen Parker, blogger at livefromlosangeles.typepad.com; Jessica Weil, an online media consultant; and FBLA’s Dan Cox.

The group started out with a round of drinks (note glasses on table), then followed that up with more drinks. Then after suffering through a semi-dramatic reading of Parker’s “A Christmas Fable,” got back to more drinking. In all, there were plenty of mordant laughs (and did we mention the drinks?) as Crew was determined to set up a Dorothy Parker-style party at Chateau Marmont (where, she dutifully explained, Parker resided from 1940-42). No word on whether she was serious, but seriously serious about the effort.

Meanwhile, it was the biting lines she wrote that were Parker’s passion. And she was most eloquent when it came to her favorite sport: drinking.

I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under my host.

We couldn’t say it any better ourselves.