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Mel Gibson -- Kid Tested, Father Approved

3/20/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson is set to begin his court ordered community service at a kid's charity in L.A. soon -- and  he's already getting support from some of the parents ... TMZ has learned.

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In fact, one set of parents associated with Mending Kids International tells us they're more than happy to help give the actor a "brand new start" because Mel has helped fund a life-changing series of operations for their foster son over the past couple of years.

James Nicol tells us his Ethiopian-born son Berhanu was only able to undergo an expensive series of medical procedures to help fix severe spinal issues ... thanks, in part, to Mel's generosity.

Nicol says his family is still active with the organization ... and they're excited for any assistance Mel can provide ... despite the fact his community service is the result of a plea deal in a domestic violence case.  

James says he completely trusts the actor around his child ... saying, "If Mel was coming over to our house to play ball with my son, I would not be the least bit concerned."


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46.

gonesi    

Phil,Ox,

Mel Gibson is a good man, the more about him that comes out, the more stupid Ox looks.

Mel Gibson and his wife Robyn have done many untold things for others.

Your hero, Ox on the other hand is lazy and spent her life doing nothing remarkable.

1313 days ago
47.

shirleyholmes    

Your hero, Ox on the other hand is lazy and spent her life doing nothing remarkable.

Posted at 5:49 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by gonesi
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Well, if I can say one thing in her favor it would be that she
brought public awareness to the issue of

What is a Golddigger and how do you recognize a Golddigger?

1313 days ago
48.

Danielle    

Mel's own words hung him not mine. "I hope you get raped by a pack of NI**ERS!" were the charming words Mel's used to Oxana. You can try to forget Mel's own words -- but they are on tape and were also said to police officers ("Sugar Tits") and he just had another mug shot taken showing what an abusive loser he is. He's the same angry, woman hating drunk driving prick he always was and you are obviously a member of his Church or Lies.

Posted at 1:07 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by Phil
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You sounds just as bad if not worse then Gibson, Phil. Gibson was having an arugment with someone he knew and loved and had just found out was taking him for a ride. You, on the other hand, are lashing out at people you don't know, calling them names, attacking a church that praises God, and misquoting to try to make a point that has no point. Mel did not say he hoped she was raped, he said if she was raped. Get it together, you sound like a lunatic.

I would trust Mel around my kids.

1313 days ago
49.

Belinda    

Mel has a wicked bad temper so I don't think I myself would take the chance around my kid but hopefully he'll be in a happy, mellow mood and all will go well.

He's a great actor. It's a shame he can't get his anger under control, and then do a ton of things to make up to the communities he's insulted. And get some major anger management help.

Posted at 5:43 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by holymoly
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Are you talking about the tape that happened Feb 2010?

Please enlighten me on what has happened since then for you to say that it's too bad he can't get his anger under control cause it's funny ... I haven't heard a word about anything else.

So he's capable of using foul language, big deal.

Have you listened to any of the music that young people listen to today? Some of those songs aired for entertainment say alot worse than what was said by Mel in a severe moment of emotional breakdown.

1313 days ago
50.

Belinda    

Your hero, Ox on the other hand is lazy and spent her life doing nothing remarkable.

Posted at 5:49 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by gonesi
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Apparently on those big bad tapes Mel says she didn't even make her own bed, now that's lazy?

1313 days ago
51.

mama9    

wouldn't hold my breath...cause if Mel comes over, it ain't gonna be to play ball with your son! He may want his car detailed though...

Posted at 6:44 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by Brandon
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wrong church thats is a scientology thing

1313 days ago
52.

mama9    

So he's capable of using foul language, big deal.

Have you listened to any of the music that young people listen to today? Some of those songs aired for entertainment say alot worse than what was said by Mel in a severe moment of emotional breakdown.


Posted at 6:50 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by Belinda


I still think you hear worse coming out of the downtown bar at closing time.

1313 days ago
53.

Belinda    

I still think you hear worse coming out of the downtown bar at closing time.

Posted at 7:03 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by mama9
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You can also hear worse from a drunk in a bar when you tell him your are not interested.

1313 days ago
54.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

Brought from other thread for those tha tmight have missed it:

Great news via Muppet:

It's official! It's been reported Mel Gibson is back! Yay!!

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/success+Charlie+Sheen+Gibson+just+makes+want+wasted/4469406/story.html

Posted at 9:51 PM on Mar 19, 2011 by Muppet

1313 days ago
55.

I LOVE MEL!!    

Mel has an alcohol problem. when a person has this issue they say and do things under the influence that they normally would not… Does this excuse him? No..of course not but we can’t say that this is who he is and what he believes based on drunken rants…We’ve all done and said some stupid things while drunk or not, but we did not have a career gold digger recoding us to make even more money off us--like this russian GD did… She had a financial motive to do this.PERIOD.
She gets big bucks monthly from trapping Timothy Dalton as well… Mel was just the 2nd one.. Besides Charlie Sheen held a knife to wife’s throat a year and half ago but continued working and nobody cared.BUT when he crossed the political correctness line and made a slightly offensive Jewish remark THEN he was fired..Somethings wrong here. I like Mel, I will go see his movies and screw all you politically correct people..I wonder what you’ve said or done when you've been in arguments with someone..This is coming from a daughter of an alcoholic who was a mean nasty vicious person when drunk and the smartest sweetest person when sober..

1313 days ago
56.

kickaboo    

I've live around a couple who are likely borderline bi-polar, (and yes, I have to stop and wonder what is happening between their brains and mouths...what comes out of their mouths) but never, ever would I consider goading, gas-lighting, extorting, blackmailing, gold-digging, etc. because of their mental health. Oksana has revealed what she is, or what she lacks---medicine cannot fix her, therapy cannot fix her. God help those who she decides to put herself in the path of (not who crosses her path, for it is always ...she puts herself in their path). Free Alexander and Lucia from narcissistic, sociopath Oksana.

1313 days ago
57.

champix_o    

Re: ‘The Beaver’
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* http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/reviews/the-beaver-review-sxsw-mel-gibson.php

‘The Beaver’ is Serious, And Seriously Good.
.. total immersion. It’s that immersion that makes this one of Gibson’s best performances to date. Could it be the best performance we’ve ever seen from him? That’s for history to decide. But this one is damn good…

* http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/success+Charlie+Sheen+Gibson+just+makes+want+wasted/4469406/story.html

Mel Gibson's movie The Beaver finally premiered, at this SXSW festival in Texas, and guess what? He's good and it's good, to judge by reviews collected by the Hollywood Reporter: There was a queue to get into the cinema. People didn't boo when his character appeared, and laughed in the right places.
And the critics, well, the Reporter itself said the picture "turns a crazysounding premise into something moving and sane."
The website Slashfilm called it "Gibson at his best - a great performance."
MSN's guy said "I'm not ... suggesting it's perfect, but parts of it hurt like hell and earn that hurt."
And indieWire said Mel "demonstrates a staunch commitment to his role as an emotionally damaged man driven to excise his troubles by speaking through the titular hand puppet."
So there it is, folks. His pal Jodie Foster, who made the movie, was right, and Mel Is Back.

* http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/beaver-film-review-168589

A risky bet that pays off solidly, Jodie Foster's much-delayed "The Beaver" survives its life/art parallels -- thanks to its star, Mel Gibson -- to deliver a hopeful portrait of mental illness that is quirky, serious and sensitive.

1313 days ago
58.

Belinda    

He's the same angry, woman hating drunk driving prick he always was and you are obviously a member of his Church or Lies.

Posted at 1:07 AM on Mar 20, 2011 by Phil
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Stupid narrowminded words.

Mel doesn't seem angry anymore at all. He looks tired maybe, with good reason. I highly doubt he hates women at all. I think there is just one woman that he does not like anymore and is trying to get away from HER, her name is Oksana. But at the same time is trying to keep his little girl Lucia in his life. Driving drunk was a very bad mistake on his part I agree, but I highly doubt that he'll get caught in a 'scheme' like that again. I still hold alot of doubt at what exactly went down in that 2006 dui arrest. This officer Mee's words don't hold alot of weight. How come his backup camera was suspiciously turned off? Officer Mee since then has accused everyone around him of being anti-sematic because he didn't get promotions that he wanted but didn't deserve. I don't believe much of what Mee says at the moment.

There is one thing that NOBODY can deny is that Mel Gibson loves children. Always has and always will. We have found out this last year about alot of the really good things Mr. and Mrs. Gibson have done for many years now. Without publicity.

1313 days ago
59.

KnightsLady    

I'm so very weary of people posting that Mr. Gibson needs to "do a ton of things to make up to the communities he's insulted" or apologize for the recorded words in any way.

Mr. Gibson was not speaking to anyone but Ms. Grigorieva, nor were they in public at the time. SHE illegally recorded their conversations and the recordings "mysteriously" (cough, cough) were aired on ROL.

If people need or want apologies for feeling insulted they need to go knock on Ms. Grigorieva's door. Or, better yet, they can realize they were eavesdropping on a private conversation and the man on the recordings was not talking to them. In other words, it's none of our business.

1313 days ago
60.

janet    

Gibson is doing everything that he needs to do. Gibson has family and friends and a grandpa again.

All Ox is going to do is burn Gibsons wallet through Lucia for the next 20 years. She's not going away. Ox want's Gibsons money. Ox has nothing else and she knows it.

Gibson will enjoy his daughter and Ox won't be anywhere in site or be any part of it.

The only thing left is Civil court for Ox and Gibson will fight and the extortion charges we be brought up again.

Ox should leave it alone already. She got pregnant on purpose, will always have very nice housing, expenses and money through the baby.

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