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Mel Gibson

Dropped by Agent

7/9/2010 7:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0708-mel-gibson-bn-getty-01Mel Gibson has been dropped by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment -- his agents.

Gibson had been repped by famed agent Ed Limato, who died a week ago.

Apparently, Ari Emanuel, the main honcho at the agency, has had it out for Mel since TMZ broke the story about the actor's anti-Semitic rant following his DUI arrest in 2006.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ari has just been waiting for the moment to strike, and the moment has come.


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16.

ManiacalZebra    

Can't say we didn't see any backlash coming. Karma's a b**ch.

1481 days ago
17.

miz    

Maybe Ari is the leak...

1481 days ago
18.

get a life ho    

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be bailing on Mels next movie.,.,.,

It's over for Mel and his racist mouth !

Drink up Mel.,.,it's all over Mr Biggot .,.,

1481 days ago
19.

cantdrive55    

ari emanuel not liking the guy that made "the passion of the christ"??? shocking... make another movie about jews in germany ari - the recent plethora of them have done so well - seems like a sure thing... mel will be back - he says what he thinks and doesn't shirk from it - more than can be said for you ari, you little troll...

1481 days ago
20.

THEOC    

You have to WONDER if he was this way

with his now X-wife. This is seemingly part of his

make-up as a man... I am almost sure 100% he was this

way with her too.....

He's an A-hole!

1481 days ago
21.

k    

What a loser!!!!!!!!!!! Go drink yourself into a coma...loser!!!!!!
You haven't been movie star material in 15 years!!!!

1481 days ago
22.

Alex    

I heard the real Ari Emmanual was the inspriration for Jeremy Piven's character on Entourage. The producers have actually said so in interviews.

1481 days ago
23.

kickaboo    

Mel needs to go humble himself. I think the same could be said for Ari Emanuel. Just another hypocrite with open palms.

"In 2007, Emanuel publicly backed Chris Albrecht after Albrecht was fired from HBO for a domestic violence arrest, preceded by rumors of three earlier incidents of violence against women.[12] Emanuel wrote, "If Hollywood is going to give Mel Gibson a second chance, and sports fans are going to cheer on stars like Jason Kidd, Latrell Sprewell, and Stephen Jackson who have made similar mistakes, why not Chris Albrecht?"[13] Emanuel later helped Albrecht land his next job at IMG." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Emanuel "An April 2002 lawsuit by agent Sandra Epstein against Endeavor Agency brought accusations by Epstein and other Endeavor employees against Emanuel.[16] In the court filings, Emanuel is alleged to have allowed a friend to operate a pornographic website out of Endeavor’s offices.[16] According to Epstein, Emanuel made racist and anti-gay remarks and prevented her from sending a script about Navy SEALs to actor Wesley Snipes, saying, "That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Everyone knows that blacks don’t swim".[16] Emanuel disputed these accusations at the time. Epstein’s claims were settled for $2.25 million."

Ironically, Mel Gibson seems the better person of the two. Wonder if Ari knows Oksana? Hmm?

1481 days ago
24.

Klipper    

I'm so f'ing sick of Mel Gibson stories. It's getting almost as bad as all the f'ing Michael Jackson stories. TMZ certainly knows how to beat a dead horse.

1481 days ago
25.

get a life ho    

I keep hearing people say Mel needs mental help..,

Mel , Good luck finding a good shrink in this town that's not Jewish !.,.,lol

You're screwed Racist Mel .,.,.

1481 days ago
26.

Juan    

be careful of the toes you stepped on going up ....

because they may be connect the ars you kiss on the way down.

1481 days ago
27.

ashley    

TMZ: You're starting to FAIL!!! Radaronline.com has the 1st audio of Mel Gibson abusing his wife. Go on and look people!

1481 days ago
28.

squeakermama    

Dry up. It's costing you everything you have.

1481 days ago
29.

I love J3ws    

This is what happens when you make stupid movies about the son of god...

PRAISE JESUS!

1481 days ago
30.

Gene    

Just listened to radar online tapes of Mel and Oksana, it sounds bad, but it also sound as if this is just a portion of the call, and that obviously some things on her part led up to this conversation, and outburst, he also sounds drunk. I think she is most definitely setting him up, and releasing snippets of the calls that don't show what she says, but only his outbursts. However, what he says is so nasty and abusive, Why would any women stay on the phone and listen so calmly to that crap. I would have hung up and called the police at once. She is just way too calm and collected, and it's obviously she is taping him. But why release these tapes long after the incidents occured, and never have reported any of this to the Police until now? The whole thing is just disgusting, like something on Jerry Springer.

1481 days ago
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