Celebrity roundup

Mel Gibson: No more apologies

 
Matej Divizna / Getty Images

Thanks a lot, Gary Oldman. Mel Gibson wasn’t happy to find himself back in the news for past anti-Semitic comments recently after Oldman mentioned (and tried to defend) him in a Playboy interview.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter this week, Gibson, 58, talks about his 2006 rant to members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in which he used anti-Semitic slurs.

“It’s behind me,” the Apocalypto director said. “I’ve dealt with it and I’ve dealt with it responsibly and I’ve worked on myself for anything I am culpable for. . . All the necessary mea culpas have been made copious times. . . I’ve done what I need to do.”

NEW FRIEND

Dolly Parton wants to take an unlikely fan home.

“Dolly” the dog was abandoned after the country music legend’s performance at the Glastonbury festival last month. The fluffy white lurcher was found after 150,000 revelers decamped the site in the southwest of England and was being fostered Monday by the Happy Landings animal shelter.

Parton has pledged to adopt the dog, which the shelter staff named in her honor. “I will take the dog home to America if nobody claims her,” the singer said in a statement.

GOODBYE TO YOU

They’re leaving, they’re definitely leaving. Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd returned to the The View on Monday, their first episode since news of their respective exits broke, and they confirmed they would be leaving when their contracts expire in August.

“We’re sitting here, and there’s a giant neon pink gorilla in the room,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said at the start of the hour. “We’re going to deal with it.” Shepherd got teary, but McCarthy made jokes.

Read more People stories from the Miami Herald

  • Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence, according to police.

  • Celebrity birthdays on Sept 17

    Singer LaMonte McLemore (The Fifth Dimension) is 79. Actress Cassandra Peterson (“Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”) is 63. Comedian Rita Rudner is 61. Movie director Baz Luhrmann is 52. Actor Kyle Chandler is 49. Director-producer Bryan Singer is 49. Rapper Doug E. Fresh is 48. Actor Malik Yoba is 47. Rapper Vinnie (Naughty by Nature) is 44. Rock singer Anastacia is 41. Actress-singer Denyse Tontz is 20.

  • As seen on TV

    'Queen Latifah' promises a ‘juicy' second season

    Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category