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Posts Tagged ‘Mel Gibson’

Gary Oldman Apologizes for Controversial Playboy Interview

BN-DJ871_gary_E_20140624085720Gary Oldman has apologized for a recent interview with Playboy that began as a conversation about the actor’s role in “Planet of the Apes” but quickly dissolved into an explosive tirade about the hypocrisy of liberal Hollywood and the double standard of what a liberal actor can say versus what a conservative actor can say. In the interview, Oldman is quoted as stating:

“Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a c*** — and I’ll go one better, a f****** useless c*** — I can’t really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody’s going to stop them from working because of it…”

He also used Mel Gibson’s past antisemitic remarks as an example by saying:

“Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews, and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him – and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough…He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things… We’re all f****** hypocrites…That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n***** or that f****** Jew?

I’m being brutally honest here. It’s the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy.”

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Thoughts on Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech

Confession: we kinda missed the Golden Globes last night on account of our unwillingness to put up with the hosts on the free PopSugar stream. But we are aware that everybody is talking about Jodie Foster‘s very personal “coming out” speech and that many fellow actresses (and Mel Gibson) were predictably moved to tears, so we figured we’d examine it from a PR perspective. Here’s the full clip in case you didn’t catch it:

Well, she certainly did it with style, didn’t she? We love how she danced around “the question” while letting everyone know the answer.

Next issue:

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Shepard Smith: My First Big Break

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “My First Big Break,” Fox News anchor Shepard Smith recalls how he got noticed working as a local reporter in Orlando. The story involves puppies, explosions, and Mel Gibson.

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Howard Bragman: ‘I Was Going To Represent’ Mel Gibson’s Girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva

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Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman was going to represent Oksana Grigoriev, Mel Gibson‘s former girlfriend, who continues to be in the news after numerous recordings of Gibson allegedly screaming offensive threats and other obscenities to her were made public.

“I was going to represent her, and then I wasn’t,” Bragman told PRNewser today. “I need to be at one with my clients and their public life and we weren’t at one in this case,” he said.

Grigoriev gave an interview to tabloid RadarOnline this past Friday.

“I certainly didn’t do this one for the money, I wanted to help what I think is a battered woman,” said Bragman.

RELATED: Bragman On Mel Gibson: His Publicist ‘Has to Defer to the Lawyers’

Bragman On Mel Gibson: His Publicist ‘Has to Defer to the Lawyers’

Entertainment PR veteran Howard Bragman recently spoke to CNN about Mel Gibson, after numerous recordings of Gibson allegedly screaming offensive threats and other obscenities to his girlfriend have surfaced in the media.

Bragman said Gibson has a “lovely publicist, who is doing a really wonderful job in a really tough situation.”

We’ve consulted Bragman before on issues of celebrity PR, but this case is a bit different.

“A celebrity has to deal with the court of public opinion and the court of law,” said Bragman. “…And you have to know who’s more important at that moment. At that moment the publicist has to defer to the lawyers.”

Bragman said Gibson’s publicist is “doing the right thing, which is essentially saying nothing right now.”

[h/t O'Dwyer's]

RELATED: So What Do You Do, Howard Bragman, Fifteen Minutes Public Relations CEO?

Mel Gibson’s Publicist Tries To Save Face, Says Gibson Called Him An A-hole, Not Reporter

One of the thankless jobs of being a publicist is taking the fall for your clients. Understandably, some have to do it more often, and more publicly than others.

Such is the case with Mel Gibson‘s publicist, Alan Nierob. Gibson has been getting a bit of bad press after he called a WGN reporter an “asshole” during a recent interview promoting his upcoming film “Edge of Darkness.”

WGN’s Dean Richards pressed Gibson as to whether or not he was “a different person, a better person,” after a DUI and alleged anti-Semitic remarks made in 2006.

“That’s been almost four years, dude…I’ve moved on. But I guess you haven’t,” Gibson responded, clearly showing his frustration.

He then muttered the expletive at the end of the segment. Now, Nierob is trying to tow the line that Gibson was cursing at him for making faces during the interview, not at Richards.

“A star of his caliber, presumably with good PR people, should have been prepared with a simple response,” wrote Richards in a blog post. We agree, as it was a perfectly reasonable question, and one that Gibson and his PR team should have expected. What’s your take?