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Mel Gibson

Returns to the Scene of the Crime

10/31/2011 6:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mel Gibson
made a bold move last night -- returning to the restaurant that triggered an anti-Semiticly fueled DUI arrest that changed his life ... but this time he made all the right moves.

Gibson and a blonde lady friend hung out together at Moonshadows in Malibu ... the last place Mel drank on July 28, 2006 before he got into his car and hit PCH ... got a DUI ... and said all sorts of horrible things to the arresting officer.

This time around was MUCH different ... witnesses say Mel was only having dinner with a mystery blonde lady -- not boozing -- and he had a DRIVER take him home.


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Mel Gibson’s Death of a Dissident: ‘Edge of Darkness’
by Michael Moriarty

The death of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko instantly comes to mind when seeing Mel Gibson’s ‘Edge of Darkness.’


Premeditated, homicidal radioactive poisoning.

Alexander Litvinenko

Such an assassination by a personalized nuclear weapon has only one notable precedent, and that is the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London. Since Litvinenko died under British protection, and the producers of ‘Edge of Darkness‘ come from a BBC television series, one can’t possibly deny these connections between fiction and fact.

However, the mainstream press and Wikipedia seem deliberately deaf, dumb, and blind to the obvious. For them, the radioactivity theme is an “environmental issue.”

BBC’s most recent attention to the Death of Alexander Litvinenko as a dissident of neo-Soviet Russia, September 12, 2011, is here.

Not only is Vladimir Putin implicated in this murder, but the book on Litvinenko’s assassination, authored by Alex Goldfarb and Marina Litvinenko, the widow of Alexander, stresses the strong connection between Putin and one of his major benefactors, George Soros.

Hmmm …

The brevity of Wikipedia’s attention to the book and Wikipedia’s dismissal of the Goldfarb/Livinenko point of view is profoundly unconvincing. A major disagreement between the likes of Putin and his former benefactor, Boris Berezovsky, is not only likely but, in light of Putin’s undeniably dictatorial reign over Russia, inevitable.

To what extent the ‘Edge of Darkness’ producers, typically to the left of the American political center, wished to deflect the issue of what amounts to the “atomic assassination” of Alexander Litvinenko is open to highly divisive interpretation.

The ‘Edge of Darkness’ film undeniably maligns the American government, American politicians and — with the Jay Saunders character betraying Gibson, his fellow detective — it also stains American law enforcement. The film clearly intends to deflect the attention from England and onto America. It seems to intentionally blur the growing headlines of Russia’s refusal to deport the two Russian suspects in the murder of Litvinenko.

Not unexpectedly, ‘Edge of Darkness’’s very French concoction of a film noir anti-hero, Jedburgh (performed with icily charming brilliance by Ray Winstone), is the only British presence on the screen. Robert De Niro had been scheduled for the role but withdrew due to “artistic differences.” England is exonerated totally by the surprising climax. The American establishment and its weapons industry is revealed as entirely at fault for the rather Kamikaze fates of both the Gibson and Winstone characters.

Hmmm, indeed.

Marina Litvinenko has admitted that her husband was a British spy. Here’s the possible scenario, if indeed Putin was behind “the atomic poisoning story that will not go away.”

“Leave this message on the doorstep of the entire world, but particularly in the parlors of Russian dissidents, in exile and otherwise: protesting anything within Russia can bring terminally nauseating results!”

We, as they say, “read you loud ‘n clear, sir!!”

Why did Mel Gibson, a devout Catholic, do this exceedingly evasive spin on the death of Litvinenko? Perhaps he thought someone might speak about these obvious connections?

Or perhaps, since Litvinenko performed a sudden and most likely a death-bed conversion to Islam, the translation from Russian homicidal policies to America’s corrupt “State Capitalism” seemed appropriate to Gibson.

The film gets my B+ rating, if only for the myriad questions it raises in my mind. It also introduced me to the most disarming new film personality I’ve seen in quite awhile: Bojana Novakovic as Gibson’s daughter, Emma. Hers is and all-too-brief and breathtakingly un-self-conscious appearance in a film filled with so much “serious acting.”

Here is Alexander Litvinkenko's last statement about Putin:

"...this may be the time to say one or two things to the person responsible for my present condition. You may succeed in silencing me but that silence comes at a price. You have shown yourself to be as barbaric and ruthless as your most hostile critics have claimed. You have shown yourself to have no respect for life, liberty or any civilised value. You have shown yourself to be unworthy of your office, to be unworthy of the trust of civilised men and women. You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me but to beloved Russia and its people."
No. This will not go away.

1034 days ago


Cujeaux: 38 minutes ago
My thoughts exactly Uzi. It does look like a wig. I think it's the dominatrix 'Stella' he's been trying to hide for months. I bet it's his time with his daughter and she's once again with the nanny.


Stella Mouzi has a facebook page. Why don't you check it out and see what she's been up to lately and give us a report?

1034 days ago


gibletz was taking a trip down mammary lane with kimberly.
Dinner conversation:
"This is where I had my 'last supper' with regards to my career & my marriage. When I poured myself into the car to drive home that fateful night ... well ... the world knows the rest, Sugartits!!"

1034 days ago


but HEY
at least this one is over 30

1034 days ago

Fidel's niece    

There are BEDS on the deck?!
just in case you want to take a nap...
or have "a quickie"!
Check out the photos of Moonshadows
on Zagat
(2nd photo)

1034 days ago

nevşehir haber ben bu konuya değinmiştim arama yaparsanız bulursuınuz

1034 days ago


TMZgossip: 28 minutes ago
but HEY
at least this one is over 30
I was thinking LATE 20s. You could be right.

Court tomorrow, scandal today! So few comments from the followers, guessing they're giving up.

1034 days ago


TMZgossip: less than a minute ago
born is late August, 1979
so 32
Who is she?

1034 days ago


Howdy Folks :)

I see the unsubstantiated rumor mill is whirling energetically along gurgitating words like "romantic" and "scandal".
It's gotten to be so predictable. Every time Mr. Mel is seen with a woman it is claimed by some to mean he is bedding her. Every time Mr. Mel is seen out, it is claimed he's been drinking. Doesn't matter if witnesses say he was only having dinner and not boozing - some folks will maintain that he was snugging and drinking.

Like the boy who cried "Wolf", after a while these unsubstantiated claims fall on deaf ears.

1034 days ago

Fidel's niece    

@2 idiots

Kimberley Stewart - dob Aug 21 , 1977
(age 32, Rod's no good daughter...
had a baby with Benicio del Toro...
"a quickie" in the elevator - lol!

google Kimberley Stewart photos...

1034 days ago

Fidel's niece    

Correction to my post

Kimberley Stewart dob Aug.21 1979 (not 77)

Rod is supporting her...
threatened to cut her off...

so I guess she is looking for
"a sugar daddy" to replace her
real daddy's!

1034 days ago


I dont think it's Kimberly Stewart as she's well known enough that both TMZ and Daily Mail would have recognized her.

She sure LOOKS like Kimberly but I doubt it. I'm leaning more towards her being his "Australian Love Child" or a something like a Russian Dom

1034 days ago


FN - i googled Kimberly and she does look like Mystery Girl but I can't believe that neither TMZ or DM would have recognized her......

1034 days ago


That doesn't look like K. Stewart. to me. KS has a narrow face. This woman looks to have a broader face/cheekbone but it's hard to tell.

1034 days ago


Confused: 24 minutes ago
Where do you get scandal???
Simple: By applying the definition (damage to reputation: public disgrace.

If Mel IS trying to "repair/rebuild" his reputation (and public image) he would STOP hanging around these youngsters. Regardless of what's "really going on", perception IS reality. What people believe to be true is true...and Mel is giving OG more ammunition for court tomorrow.

1034 days ago
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