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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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76.

get real    

Well sure the agent dropped him TMZ...... Hes Dead. The agent acnt rep him anymore. DAH

1532 days ago
77.

flyinskyler    

Geez..I thought I could find one Mel Gibson thread without "The Truth" spread all over it acting like she/he/or it knows what they are talking about.
Let me get this fact straight again, and I hope that it sinks into your thick head, especially you "Truth". WE do not know these people. We do not know Mel, Oksana, Robin, the ex-wife, and now in this article, Ari. All we know about all of them is that Mel is an actor that has done some great movies during his prime, Oksana is the woman he got pregnant who has tapes that he verbally and physically abused her, and Ari is the new head and he dropped Mel Gibson.
Do I really think that Ari has been sitting around with baited breath to drop Mel and waiting for the old guy to kick the bucket? Thats a bit pushing it. Ari is not going to drop anyone who is making him money, even if he hates his guts. People do not get into positions like that from making decisions based solely on hatred and emotion. Maybe it was a business decision. When is the last time Mel had a hit movie?
How do we know that he is the easiest person to work with? Working with him might not be worth the agents commission combined with the fact that he is the least marketable actor right now, probably on or even below the level of Lindsay Lohan since all of this has come out. Maybe he feels that dropping Mel will make him sober up for once and pay some consequences for his actions and show him that he is not God. Honestly, I am white and not jewish, but if I were an agent, I think I would drop him too at this time just from a business point.
There is also the fact that almost none of the older actors are as popular and easy to promote as they used to be anymore. Even other actors such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, or many of the other top names do not mean an automatic top movie anymore. Everyone has found themselves more interested in younger and less known actors and actresses, new blood is taking over. Those are the ones agents are scrambling to sign on and put their time into.
"The Truth", you wouldnt know the "truth" if it hit you right in the face. All you know is what you have read and have been fed by all the sensationalism of celebrity journalism. You cannot take what you read as truth or lies, because no one knows except the people involved. Even when we hear information from "a close source" or a "leak", we really do not know how close this person is to the situation. They might be Mel's poolboy, who may have never even been in the same room with any of these people. If you can prove that you are Mel, Oksana, or even Robin, I might believe you know "The Truth" but in the meantime, your posts are a bunch of illegible delusional dribble that makes me wonder why you waste your time...

1532 days ago
78.

james conrad    

he's a washed up piece of dirt

1532 days ago
79.

Marcos    

Kick him back to Australia

1532 days ago
80.

Erica    

Its called freedom of speech live with it people...

1532 days ago
81.

Telya    

Honestly, reading some of these posts and seeing Gibson allegedly make movies about love and morals and create his own Catholic church since the regular one evidently wasn't strict enough or something and do all this selling of himself in that light, then to hear the things he's said and done just makes me think that all people are charlatans, something I just hate.
Charlatans appear to be in the majority now with business, politicians, etc.
Then someone wrote that this Ari agent allegedly hated black people. Does everyone just hate everyone? Why can't we all just be who we are and respect other kind, responsible people?
I actually think that Rodney King had it right when he opined,
"Can't we all just get along?"
It's just that simple, really or it should be.
Treat people with respect unless they give you good reason not to is how I believe.
We need to get back to some basic respectable behavior.

1532 days ago
82.

kromen    

Get Ari Gold on the phone!

1532 days ago
83.

Telya    

I just don't understand his whole being. He makes a movie like "Passion of the Christ", expresses such a love for Catholicism that he sets up his own church so I guess everyone had the idea he had respect for all people as Jesus would have but yet he rants about Jewish people and hits women and acts completely opposite of the morals he professes. In my opinion that appears to make him a charlatan and that is something I truly dislike. I guess he's not much different than your average Republican.
Glad the gentleman at his agency dropped someone who acts like that.
People aren't perfect but man, surely not all people are that
much of an alleged snake in the grass.
But honestly, I'm beginning to think not many are on the up and
up honesty level.
I'm not naive. I just don't know how anyone could profess to be
really, really religious and have such little regard for other people. Of course, I guess if you look at history, religion has been used over and over for hateful purposes.
This is not what it's about.

1532 days ago
84.

Oh no!    

Here is Mel's rant:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2010/07/world-exclusive-audio-mel-gibsons-explosive-racist-rant-listen-it-here

Its pretty clear he doesn't understand Russian women. They like being sex bombs. I have known a few. Yum!

1532 days ago
85.

Mel    

Emanuel is one of the most arrogant man I've ever encountered in my life...he's the brother of Rahm Emanuel the chief of staff at the white house...i think both served in the Israeli Army.

1532 days ago
86.

Cary    

Well the deeper she digs at him the less money she will receive on child support and alimony. Hope she has her own money because now he has a big change in cir***stance in supporting her.

1532 days ago
87.

chriko    

This is too bad i think Mel Gibson is one off the best actors out there..........

1532 days ago
88.

tansubh    

First of all why does the action of ONE jewish person give ALL the jews a bad reputation? Does the action of one christian ruin the reputation of all the other Christians in the world?

Second, why is it that whenever the word " jew" is mentioned the middle east gets dragged in?
Some people apparently don't understand that Jew and ISraeli is not the same thing.

A jew is a person of the jewish faith.
An Israeli is a citizen of Israel, and by the way 20% of Israelis are not even jewish...

1532 days ago
89.

eli     

An April 2002 lawsuit by agent Sandra Epstein against Endeavor Agency brought accusations by Epstein and other Endeavor employees against Emanuel.In the court filings, Emanuel is alleged to have allowed a friend to operate a pornographic website out of Endeavor’s offices. 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". Emanuel disputed these accusations at the time. Epstein’s claims were settled for $2.25 million.

1532 days ago
90.

DawnTurner816    

I agree.... There are 2 sides to every story. She accused Dalton of the same thing and in listening to the audio... She was WAY TOO CALM. My guess? She set him up. She knew how to push his buttons and Do I think she is calculative? Yes. Before everyone judges Gibson... How many of us have been reactive to things in our own lives that we later came... See more to regret?

This is a prime reason I support Pre-Nups and in His being such a high profile person... If it were me... I'd have a Pre-Nup for dating not just marriage.

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