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Mel Gibson: No more apologies

 
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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.

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