When you hear that Mel Gibson is appearing in a film in 2019 titled The Professor and the Madman, and he’ll once again be sporting his now famous Rutherford B. Hayes beard, you would likely assume he’s playing the madman part of that equation. Not so. The Madman in this particular equation is an equally ridiculously bearded Sean Penn.
The film is an adaptation of the book “The Surgeon of Crowthorne,” which Gibson optioned back in the 90s with the intention of turning it into a film. Twenty-plus years later, Gibson is no longer behind the camera, but he is in front of it playing James Murray, the man tasked with compiling all of the words for the first Oxford English Dictionary. While compiling this tome, he receives thousands of entries from an imprisoned doctor named William Chester Minor (Penn), setting off an unlikely partnership that defined one of the most important books ever written.
I know it doesn’t sound terribly exciting and the teaming of Gibson and Penn well past their prime doesn’t quite have the same punch it might have had if Gibson had gotten this off the ground in the 90s, but it is a fascinating true story. It’s also hard to ignore that despite their public personas, Gibson and Penn are both good actors, so there may be some blood in this stone.
The Professor and the Madman does not yet have a North American release date, but it begins rolling out in several foreign markets this week.
I’d remind you that this is not safe for work, but it’s really not safe for human consumption at all, so proceed with caution whatever your surroundings.
There was a time, not so long ago, when Mel Gibson was the biggest box office draw in America, helping elevate a blasé film like 2000’s What Women Want into a blockbuster success. With Hollywood officially hard up for ideas again, Paramount is banking on name recognition alone for the spiritual sequel/remake of the film, What Men Want, starring Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson in the lead role.
Looking every bit as shitty as its premise, this is going to be another in a long line of comedies that rely on profanity for laughs. There aren’t actual jokes in this trailer, just characters saying things like “Captain Fucktastic” as if the word “fuck” alone will elicit laughter. It has to, because no one took the time to write a joke.
I’m not saying this concept couldn’t work, but the trailer’s commentary on the politically correct times we live in will ring all the more hollow when this film teaches a driven, career-minded woman that she was so consumed with what men wanted that she never stopped and thought about what she wanted. Say what? I guaran-fucking-tee this happens. See, I can use profanity for a laugh as well.
What Men Want will be out on January 11, which should give you some further indication of its quality.
Celebrity domestic violence occurs even in the most seemingly-stable relationships.
Hollywood violence knows no gender, age, or reason, and some of these allegations are gonna curl your toes.
Who dragged his partner with a car? Who beat someone's face in so badly she needed to be hospitalized? Whose own mother and sister accused this superstar, award-winning actor of physical abuse?
Things are about to get real deep and dark in here, so we hope you have a flashlight, a blanket, and a box of tissues, because ugh.
Also, hey, can someone remind these asshats that violence is never the answer?
That could be pretty helpful, all things considered.
1. Chris Brown
2. Johnny Depp
3. Columbus Short
4. Joe Budden
5. Bobby Brown
6. Sean Penn
Alcoholism has been one of society’s major problems. It continues to affect both the youth and adults regardless of race and religious affiliation.
Celebrities are not exempted from this social woe. Being human as they are, many have had struggles over their addiction to alcohol and there are still some who continue to battle alcoholism. These stars are more prone to this problem due to the fact that they can afford to drown themselves in their favorite drinks whenever they want to. In fact, you may have no idea they were or are alcohol addicts.
Actor Ben Affleck entered a rehab facility for alcoholism in 2001. He remained sober after that but after a decade was seen again drinking at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.
Fortunately, the Armageddon star’s career was not affected by his alcoholism problem as he even won an Oscar award for Best Film for his film entitled “Argo.” On the contrary, it was his relationships that made an impact on his movies more.
Unknown to many people perhaps including his fans, Zac Efron underwent a rehab program back in 2013. The High School Musical star eventually opened up to the media about his difficulty in battling drugs and alcohol. He considered it “a never-ending struggle.”
Going to a rehab facility is not easy on the pocket hence, it is a good idea to have a health insurance to shoulder one’s bills. Many insurance companies today cover various types of in-patient treatments. For one, Cigna covers alcohol and drug rehab similar to other global providers.
Michael J. Fox
Before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Michael J. Fox was having alcohol problems. Thankfully, he was able to get over it with the support of his family and since then has become a strong advocate of Parkinson’s after accepting his condition.
The actor has also set up the Michael J. Fox Foundation which funds research on Parkinson’s disease. He has also published a book called “Lucky Man” in which he shares his bout with alcohol and how he used it to escape fear caused by his diagnosis.
Actor Mel Gibson was arrested in 2006 due to a driving under the influence (DUI) case. But although his career was badly affected after that incident, he was able to reform and gained control of his alcohol addiction.
The Australian actor known for his films Mad Max, Lethal Weapon and Brave Heart is said to have a volatile behavior and has a habit of issuing controversial remarks.
The late Robin Williams was then battling with not only cocaine addiction but as well as alcoholism. He started his journey to sobriety after his friend John Belushi died of an overdose. The two were known to attend parties together.
Unfortunately, the comedian suffered a relapse in the years before his death. His renewed addiction was reported to have caused his divorce with wife Marsha Garces in 2008.
Rosalind Ross and Mel Gibson are expecting their first child together.
Yes, someone was recently willing to have sex with Mel Gibson...
... but wait! It gets even crazier!
This will be Gibson's NINTH child overall, which means someone was willing to have sex with Mel Gibson on, at minimum, nine different occasions.
The anti-Semitic actor is already a father to eight other children from previous relationships.
They are (deep breath...) daughter Hannah and six sons - Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas - from his 28-year marriage to former dental nurse Robyn Moore.
He also has a six-year old daughter named with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
Gibson and Ross started dating two years ago.
The former is 60 years old and the latter is 26 years old, which would be enough of a reason for us to question Ross' mental status.
But when you consider Gibson's history of anger and violence toward women, as well as his general disdain for Jewish people and overall demeanor... well...
... let's just hope there's enough money left over for diapers after Ross is finished with her many months of therapy.
Ross makes her living as a champion equestrian vaulter, which a sport that requires participants to dance and perform gymnastic routines on horseback.
Really. This is an actual sport.
We'd have many questions for Rosalind Ross about it if we didn't first have so many questions about why she would give Mel Gibson the time of day, let alone access to her most precious flower.
Last month, Grigorieva reportedly lost millions of dollars from her original settlement with the actor after she broke the terms of their agreement by talking about their alleged domestic abuse case in an interview back in 2013.
In March of 2011, Gibson pleaded no contest to charges of battery, avoiding jail time in the process.
He was placed on 36 months probation at the time and ordered to undergo counseling.
The charges came about after multiple tapes of Gibson absolutely berated Grigorieva went public in the summer of 2010.
He called her a "pig." He made death threats against her. He sounded like such a raving lunatic that even Chris Brown would have told Gibson to calm the heck down.
As a result of the 46-year-old singer-songwriter’s slip-up, however, in talking about these incidents a few years ago, the Australian actor will no longer have to pay Grigorieva the remaining balance of their settlement.
He has already shelled out to her the first of the three installments, totaling $250,000.
He's a really terrible human being.
For the record, this will be Ross' first child.
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Already a father of eight kids, Gibson, 60, is thrilled to add to his brood.
“Mel and Rose are so excited about the baby,” says a friend close to the couple.
“Mel loves being a dad and he and Rose can’t wait to be parents together. The last two years have been some of his happiest years he’s ever had.”
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This will be a first child for Ross, 26, a writer and former champion equestrian vaulter.
“She is great for him,” a source told PEOPLE recently.
“She has her own life, but also seems to enjoy Mel’s … They are very much on the same page.”
Gibson has been enjoying more good news. His latest directorial effort, the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, out on Nov. 4, has already garnered Oscar buzz and received a 10-minute standing ovation at its debut at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4.
Gibson will soon head to Europe to shoot the film The Professor and the Madman, opposite Sean Penn.
— Elizabeth Leonard
Can you imagine anyone other than Tom Hanks as Forest Gump? What about anyone besides Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller?
You won't believe what actors actually turned town those roles. In fact, we've got a list of 24 actors who passed on iconic roles -- sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse.
Check them out below!
1. Michelle Pfeiffer, Silence of the Lambs
2. Al Pacino, Star Wars
3. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clueless
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Boogie Nights
5. Johnny Depp, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
6. Lindsay Lohan, The Hangover
Rosalind Ross has allegedly been dating Mel Gibson, who at 59 is 35 years her senior, since early this summer ... and is pregnant with his child.
Insiders say Mel Gibson's new girlfriend met him through his production company; an equestrian champion, she's a screenwriter on the side.
Ross landed a meeting with Gibson to discuss a project and they hit it off; Gibson is staying in Sydney, where he's filming Hacksaw Ridge.
They're inseparable ... and soon she may show just how inseparable.
According to a new report, the 24-year-old Rosalind is pregnant with Gibson’s child ... which would be the Oscar winner's NINTH if so.
An inside source close to the couple (if you can call them that at this point) dished, “Rosey suddenly gave up drinking a month ago."
"She won’t admit that she is pregnant, but she's not denying it either.”
Mel has seven children by his ex-wife Robyn and fathered an eighth a few years ago courtesy of his previous girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva.
We all know how that turned out, and here's hoping he at least likes Rosalind, because Gibson's track record with young baby mamas?
Oops! Their significant bad!
From Hulk Hogan using horribly offensive language while describing his daughter's ex-lover to Justin Bieber showing youthful igornance in the worst way, numerous celebrities across all industries have gotten in trouble over the years for their use of the N-Word.
As well they should have.
Some have apologized. Others have tried to explain the context. But all are featured below and we'll let you go ahead and determine the level of their racist actions...
1. Hulk Hogan Admits: Yeah, I'm a Tad Racist!
2. Justin Bieber Was Young and Stupid
3. Barack Obama Drops N Word in Marc Maron Podcast
4. Don Lemon Holds Up N-Word Sign on Air
5. Chet Haze Deletes Instagram in Wake of N-Word Controversy
6. Honey Boo Boo's Sister Pumpkin Uses N-Word On Facebook!
So... are you buying it?
Are you buying what these actors, singers and athletes are selling?
Over the years, a number of celebrities have messed up and these same celebrities have issued supposedly heartfelt apologies in response to these scandals.
We've collected some of the most memorable mea culpas below and we want to know: Who do you believe most?
1. Ariana Grande
2. Kobe Bryant
3. John Mayer
4. Christian Bale
5. Kanye West
6. Michael Richards
Plenty of celebrities are out and proud. Plenty of others are supportive of this. Not all of them, though.
Here are some stars whose anti-gay views and comments have caused a stir.
We can only imagine how they feel about the fact that gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states, courtesy of the Supreme Court deciding so in June of 2015.