Saturday, August 05, 2006

More On Mel

Just when you thought things couldn't get much worse for the embodiment of Christian values (pre-Vatican II), comes this little item in the gossip columns in the New York Daily News...
Some Jews are Mel's chosen onesSome of Mel Gibson's best friends are Jewish - and sexy.
Malibu cops have said the Oscar winner spewed vile anti-Semitic bile during his drunken-driving arrest last week. But we hear the "Braveheart" star couldn't have been nicer to a fetching 23-year-old University of Pennsylvania grad student in 2001, when he was filming M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs" in Philadelphia.

Sources say the 50-year-old married father of seven was seen around town with the Jewish brunette, and even visited her apartment.

Yesterday, the woman, now 27 and married, downplayed their friendship, telling us, "We happened to be in a couple of places together." (ed note: *snark*)

But it's safe to say that even after 26 years of marriage to wife Robyn, the devout Catholic still likes to look.

A couple of years ago at Vanity Fair's Oscar party, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Audrey Quock was hanging out at the bar with a male friend around 2:30 a.m.

"Mel Gibson took one look at Audrey and marched across the room," the friend tells us. "He said to me, 'Good-looking chick. Is she with you? Do you mind if I hit on her?'

"I said, 'Take your best shot, buddy.'

"He started telling her how beautiful she was. I said, 'Aren't you married?' He didn't answer. Audrey blew him off like a hurricane. He walked away like a schoolboy who'd been sent to his room.'"

Maybe he was kidding around?

"It didn't seem like he was kidding to me," says our witness. "I don't know if he was drunk, but he was arrogant."

Gibson's rep dismissed the Quock story as "nonsense," but didn't comment by deadline on the Philly gal. The spokesman also didn't get back to us about a Philadelphia Daily News report on his drinking habits.

One source tells the paper's Dan Gross that his bar bill at Smith & Wollensky ran "between $500 and $600."

"I could barely keep up with him," adds the source. Once lubricated, the paper says, Gibson would provide impromptu chiropractic therapy to male and female barmates.

Gibson is now seeking his own "program of recovery" for alcoholism.
(emphases added) Oh dear....what would Pope Urban II say?