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Mel Gibson

Invited to Whitney's Funeral ...

He Tried to Save Her

2/17/2012 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Mel Gibson
was invited to Whitney Houston's funeral ... and the family extended the invite because Mel tried to help the singer during a very dark period in her life ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us ... several years ago, when Whitney was about as bad off with drugs and alcohol as she ever was, Mel quietly intervened and spent a lot of time with her, trying to help her break the addiction cycle.

We're told Whitney's family is "extremely appreciative" and wanted Mel at tomorrow's funeral, but because of family plans he can't attend.

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Mandy    

Good for you Mel..thats shows that he is a good dude..i dont care what crap he said while he was drunk..if someone recorded my rants when I was hammered back in my day.. Nobody would like me either.. Im sorry for the loss of your friend, Mel

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ginny    

he be takin his curch

887 days ago
33.

Majestik    

How sad he couldn't help. Unfortunately with addicts, unless they want help, you can only reach out and let them know you are there.

887 days ago
34.

manuel d canales    

si no entienden el problema de la emfermeded del alcoholismo no tiene solvencia de dar opinines....

887 days ago
35.

eric    

TMZ has been wrong on just about every unsubstantiated rumor in regard to Whitney. I take this gossip site with a grain of salt!

887 days ago
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burner    

Good to hear about Mel and there are probably other too that tried on the quiet too.

The big issue is the Hollywood suits that put money before a performers well being. One need to look no further than why was a guy like Chris Brown singing and at the Grammy's. Pretty screwed up reasoning somewhat like the others in these long lists of Hollywood types -

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/celebrity/index.html

http://allwomenstalk.com/celebrities-with-a-criminal-record/

http://ageofconsent.com/comments/numberthirtynine.htm

The above lists are out of date but it's surprising who's there for what and some are still working as celebs.

887 days ago
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GOLLY    

It's funny, a guy who has gone out of his way to help those who have lost themeselves, and there are those who still rag on him. How many other people who are/were struggling and suffering has he helped? I am sure all of those people who still post their hatred for Mel have their own darkside that they would be appaled if anyone found out. If everyone of their slip ups were posted on TMZ for all of the so-called perfect people to judge how many would commit sucide?

887 days ago
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erin    

Who cares who's invited ~ everyone is actually, they are broadcasting it. Ewww

887 days ago
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2idiots    

Aloha DUMB BUNNY Sam,
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I wonder WHO keeps "LEAKING" this "STUFF" about "MR MEL". Since "OG" is no longer it the "PICTURE" you would "THINK" the "LEAKS" would "DRY UP"...but "YET" they "CONTINUE". Remember it was the "FLOCK" who "CLAIMED" OG was the "SOURCE" of "ALL THINGS LEAKED"
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Back in "DECEMBER" we got the "GLOWING REVIEWS" "STORY" for his "PROBATION" now we get the "TRIED TO HELP WHITNEY".....BWWWAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHH!

887 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Good Lord! If Houston's family feel he was a friend to her, why on earth would someone question it? They know far more about the truth of the matter than those speculating about what Gibson did or did not do. I choose to believe he did try to help her given he's reached out to a lot of people with abuse issues. He has a record of reaching out to other stars - Arnold, Britney Spears, Robert Downey, Jr and now Whitney Houston. Who else that we do not know about? I think people that bash him for his obvious compassion are beyond bizarre. Because I don't see any other stars being named that tried to "reach out" to Houston, other than Clive Davis.

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http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/mel-gibson-invited-to-whitney-houstons-funeral-2012172

887 days ago
41.

Kari    

#7, Shaheem--do you find it at all ironic that you said "Thank God I'm Atheist"? Think about it!!

887 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

... Oh and I almost forgot... he reached out to Charlie Sheen, too. But it's not Gibson that brags about it.

887 days ago
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2idiots    

Tellthetruth59: 3 minutes ago
... Oh and I almost forgot... he reached out to Charlie Sheen, too. But it's not Gibson that brags about it.
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AAAAAAAHAHHAHA! Sorry but SOMEONE sure makes it known who "MR MEL" tries "HELP" with their "ADDICTIONS".. RDJ, Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears and now Whitney? WHO IS MR Mel's MOUTHPIECE? .....maybe he could start up his own "REHAB FACILITY".....he cud run it outta his The Church of MEL-A-BOO!
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Oh wait I think he's offered "TEMPLE BETH SHALOM" FREE use of the space since their "FACILITY" in Corona's is going outta "BIZ".

887 days ago
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princess leia    

I remember reading this article in People magazine several years ago:
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Courtney Love: Mel Gibson Helped Me Get Sober

...But the others doing drugs with her recognized Gibson and left with him to get a cheeseburger – leaving Boyd alone with Love to coax her into rehab.

Link: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1552718,00.html

887 days ago
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2idiots    

Tellthetruth59: 12 minutes ago
... Oh and I almost forgot... he reached out to Charlie Sheen, too. But it's not Gibson that brags about it.
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Cujeaux: 6 minutes ago
Tell if Giblitz doesn't brag about it then why do we keep finding out about it? Who do you think gave the info to TMZ? The Houston family? Isn't it embarrassing enough that they sent out the damn invitations to a funeral? I doubt they would make things worse by giving the 'guest list ' to TMZ themselves.
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Sorry TELL but I do believe you just got "BURNED"......
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NICE ONE CUJ

887 days ago
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