... brought to you by David Beckham's new tattoo, posted on his Facebook page. It depicts him as some sort of dead Messiah and his three sons as fat angel babies. Or something. Which isn't weird or creepy at all.
Moving on. Hello again. It seems like just a few hours since we saw each other last. I drank too much coffee in order to stay away last night and, as a result (duh!) couldn't fall asleep. Last looked at the clock at 2am. I will not be entirely compos mentis today, I'm afraid. Here are some news - and if you didn't follow the blog last night and want to know about the Oscars, just scroll down. And speaking of dubious awards, The Last Airbender was the big winner-loser at the Razzies. Click here for more.
Mel Gibson could be charged "Sources connected with the Mel Gibson criminal investigation tell TMZ ... Gibson is about to be charged with domestic violence, but Oksana Grigorieva will not be charged with extortion. Multiple sources say the dye is not officially cast, but the powers that be think there's enough evidence to prosecute Mel, however not enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Oksana extorted him - notwithstanding that she demanded $15 million from him in return for keeping the tapes secret. All of our sources say ... the turning point for prosecutors was the fact that prior to Oksana going to the Sheriff's Department and accusing Gibson of domestic violence, Mel's family law attorneys filed a declaration in the family law case, in which Mel admits to slapping Oksana - he says because she was shaking baby Lucia wildly and feared Shaken Baby Syndrome. We're told the likely charge against Mel will be misdemeanor domestic violence - he will not be charged with a felony. Misdemeanor domestic violence carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail. Sources say the extortion investigation has become a bone of contention between the D.A. and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. We're told Sheriff's investigators believe there is sufficient evidence - much of which has not been made public - to prosecute Oksana, but the D.A. doesn't agree. As for a timetable ... we're told the decision is expected in the next two weeks, and very possibly this week."
Not a great weekend at the box office Even with a 25.8 per cent drop from last week, Gnomeo & Juliet took first place with $14.2 million. Hall Pass only made $13.4 for second and Unknown made $12.4 for third. But the biggest flop was Nic Cage's Drive Angry 3D, which premiered in ninth place with $5.1 million. Box Office Mojo.
Like, OMG! "Twilight dance party! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart threw their hands in the air like they didn't care all night long at a Friday/Saturday pre-Oscar bash at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. The costars and real-life loves "were dancing the whole time," a fellow reveler tells UsMagazine.com. "They definitely kissed a few times." (Stewart wore a black dress for the bash.)" Us.
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