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Mel Enters Rehab

Mel Gibson is acting fast. After the mess from this weekend and the backlash and boycotting that has begun, Mel has checked himself into a recovery program otherwise known as a fancy vacation. Star broke the exclusive. Here's more:

Mel Gibson has checked himself into a recovery program for alcohol, the troubled actor's rep Alan Neirob, exclusively tells Star. "He is in a program of recovery at this time," Neirob says.

Plus, Chris Prentiss, a neighbor of Gibson's and the co-founder of celebrity treatment centre Passages in Malibu, Calif., tells Star: "I understand he has gone into recovery program. The center that I've heard he's checked himself into follows the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program. And I don't believe that will help him."

Prentiss — who refused to name the rehab center he's heard Gibson is in — adds: "I think he needs individual intense therapy by a team of people who know what they are looking for in causes in alcoholism.

malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 11 years
elvis costello called ray charles the N word...?? holy cow... i think everyone's got some nastiness inside of them... i've never used words like that, but i'm sure i've said other mean things to people that have hurt them before... everyone deserves a second (or third or fourth) chance if they're really sorry...
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
Aaron, not having ever called anybody a slut or a homewrecker, or pure evil for that matter, I can only assume your comment isn't directed toward me. But, I will say that having given Jesse Jackson a second chance after publicly calling Jews hymies and NYC Hymietown, and saying that Jews had a "persecution complex" which "invariably makes [them] overreact to their own suffering" and that he was "sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust" and on and on... And having given Kanye West a second chance after publicly saying that white people created AIDS in a laboratory and took it to Africa to spread it around to kill off black people... And having given Elvis Costello a second chance after calling Ray Charles a blind, ignorant, n*gger... I don't feel hypocritical in giving Mel Gibson a second chance.
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 11 years
isnt hate a sin!
Padraigin Padraigin 11 years
Is it any worse than hating a whole group of people for their opinion?
yayita yayita 11 years
I agree with Sailormarie, when you are drunk, part of your true personality emerges. Mel is an anti-semite, a bigot and a racist. I liked him before he did The Passion but I hate racists and therefore I now hate Mel as well. It is so Focking stupid to hate a whole group of people just because of religion or color, so DUMB!!! Cant believe people are still so IGNORANT these days.
Luna13 Luna13 11 years
Such a shame tst tst (shakes head)
team_aspartame team_aspartame 11 years
lmao.. aaron i cudnt have said it better myself!!
aaron aaron 11 years
i love some of the logic on this site. being a slut/homewrecker/the other woman = pure evil. being an anti-semite = eh, c'mon, give the guy a break!
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 11 years
yes there is treatment for everything these days
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 11 years
i didn't know there was a treatment center for being a racist d-bag
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 11 years
I agree it is starting to piss me off big time
Adriana42 Adriana42 11 years
I dont get what the big buzz is about, every page has this as their headline story and it's so old..dont they have anything else to write about geez..
clepiau clepiau 11 years
Well, as I recall, many of us wished Michelle Rodriguez would at least *pretend* to feel bad for the horrible things she did, but now that Mel Gibson is admitting he was wrong, apologizing, going to rehab, and (I assume) planning to continue the pro-Jewish projects he started *before* all of this (meaning he's not just doing them to make up for this) he's getting completely demonized. Make no mistake, there is absolutely no excuse for his behavior and I, for one, am grateful he didn't insult our intelligence by trying to make excuses. Short of having never said the awful things he did, which simply cannot be taken back now no matter how much we all wish they could, what more can you ask of him? Incidentally, many of the people who are blasting Mel for the hateful things he's said have made comments on this very site which were extremely offensive to me, and unfortunately I know I've done the same, so clearly none of us are immune to our own types of hatred no matter how wrong those feelings might be. Maybe we should all just tone down the name-calling and accusations a bit.
Fashiondiva91 Fashiondiva91 11 years
Enough with him gosh he is old news!
Padraigin Padraigin 11 years
Not that ANYTHING that he said was justified, because it wasn't, but like Jennifer said, if that is indeed the extent of the anti Semetic remarks made, than I have seen worse and far more hate filled comments on this board towards some celebs who shall remain nameless. Mel Gibson never denied the Holocaust, his father did. I am in no way excusing his behavior, but there's a lot of hate out there.
Toronado Toronado 11 years
Okay, let's see here. We've got DUI, we've got resisting arrest, and attempted evasion of the police. What do they do? Send him to rehab. Mark my words, if this had been any average schmoe with a crappy car and a shitty job they'd have tossed him in jail and flushed the key down the toilet. I've always liked Mel but I'm very disappointed in him. He's got a litter of kids, he's a super star, people look up to & admire him...and he goes and does something so completely ridiculous. I don't know, if I had all the kids he does I'd be quite upset to know that there are maniacal drunks like that behind the wheel. You'd think he'd know better. And all the more worse with what he allegedly said. At this rate he's on his way to doing a Tom Cruise: being loved and respected by many, then taking a sharp descent into Crazyland. Tsk tsk tsk...not good, Mel, not good.
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
Fiona - Mel denied the holocaust happened? If he did, that's disgusting. He acknowledged it in Albasolutely's link of quotes.
Fiona Fiona 11 years
Denying the holocaust ever happened is disgusting. it's well known that Mel's father is anti semetic, I had hoped that Mel was different but obviously not. My grandfather liberated one of the concentation camps and he was never the same again. The things he saw haunted him for the rest of his life. I just don't understand how anybody could deny that it happened.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 11 years
Best place for him but I feel this is a classic case of shutting the doors after the horse has bolted...ie TOO LATE
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 11 years
Very well put jennifer!
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
Albasolutely - if that's the most anti-semitic quotes that can be dug up after decades of interviews, I think you have a pretty tough time classifying the guy as a nazi.
team_aspartame team_aspartame 11 years
u go gurl!!!
jennifer76 jennifer76 11 years
He didn't hide his drinking problem for so long. He was a well known boozer, womanizer and all around bad boy for a long time. He cleaned up his act about a decade ago and has kept it on the line for a while. This is a relapse rather than a first look at a problem. I'm really disappointed as he was one of the few actors in Hollywood who seemed to have real convictions and didn't seem willing to sacrifice his morals for money or fame. For me, he has fallen so far. However, if saying that Jews are responsible for all the world's wars was the extent of his anti-semitic tirade (which seems to be the case based on the original police report), then he can clearly be educated. I'm not sure that can be classified as vicious hatred. How many people claim everyday that America or Bush are responsible for all the world's wars? IF he's willing to change his views, I don't see why he shouldn't be given another chance. Lots of people see the error of their ways. I guess I'll wait and see what happens when he gets out of rehab. So far, he seems to be heading in the general direction of the right ballpark.
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 11 years
yep one mistake! hang him by the balls! my god! must be nice to be perfect, at least he`s getting help.thats a lot more than a lot of people would do, and if he was raised to hate Jew's and is trying to over come something that was pounded in his head since childhood, he`s got a lot to over come. and admitting the problem is part of the cure
aaronmoatz aaronmoatz 11 years
why do we think that it is just what he was taught? i mean the guy has to be ~50 years old. if he isnt informed enough to make his own decisions and make informed decisions we should feel bad for the guy because he is ignorant. he is a pig. i hope nobody goes to support his films anymore. he is clearly on the outs with hollywood as he had to back the passion with his own $$ --- who in their right mind would want to associate themselves with him ever again??? he is done.
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