MEL GIBSON ADMITS HE HAS A "BIT OF A TEMPER"
Mel Gibson is laughing off his most recent leaked rant.
The actor appeared on The Tonight Show Friday and told Jay, "You know, I love coming to [your show] because when I get here and you tape me, you let me know you're going to do that up front!"
Mel made headlines recently when screenwriter Joe Eszterhas accused him of being anti-Semitic and released tapes of the star flipping out.
He admitted to Jay that he had been "peeved" at Joe over the delay of the script for The Maccabees. Mel added, "You know, maybe you don't know this about me, but I've got a little bit of a temper."
HUNGER GAMES STAR USES FAKE ID TO GET LIQUOR
Actor Josh Hutcherson has gone from the Hunger Games to underage drinking games.
The 19-year-old was caught tricking a grocery store into selling him an expensive bottle of whiskey by using a fake ID. TMZ obtained a photo of the Hunger Games star leaving Ralph's Grocery store in Sherman Oaks, California earlier this month with a bottle of Macallan whiskey in hand -- which, they say, goes for $170. Interestingly, a few weeks ago, Josh told the gossip blog, "I think the age to go to war is 18...so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well."
LINDSAY LOHAN A TOTAL NIGHTMARE ON GLEE SET
Before she was rubbing elbows with the President Saturday, Lindsay Lohan was giving the crew of Glee hell.
Sources tell E! Online that the starlet showed up "three hours late" and was a "total nightmare" for her guest spot on the show. One insider says, "When she did finally arrive, she just didn't want to be there. She did not want to work. She had not memorized her lines, and she kept disappearing so no one could find her."
The source adds, "One of her demands has to do with her trailer size. The cast is already worked to death and then she puts everything behind. She is a diva!"
Her spokesperson called the rumors "utter B.S."
In the episode, slated to air May 15th, Lindsay plays herself as a judge at the "Nationals" competition.
PATRICK DEMPSEY PLAYS REAL-LIFE HERO
Patrick Dempsey has pulled a Ryan Gosling.
The Grey's Anatomy star came to the rescue of a teen driver who crashed and flipped his car in Malibu last week. TMZ says, "McDreamy ran to the wrecked car -- with crowbar in hand -- so he could pry the driver from the vehicle." Patrick eventually got the boy out of the car. He had a concussion but no serious injuries.
Think Like a Man topped the domestic box office for a second straight weekend with $18 million. The ensemble comedy has now earned $60.9 million.
The rest of the Top 5 was separated by only $200,000.
The Avengers hasn't opened in the U.S. yet, but it's already a blockbuster. Since opening overseas on Wednesday, the superhero flick has grossed a combined $178.4 million. The Avengers opens here on Friday.
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MEGA MILLIONS: Three Winners Have Yet to Come Forward
You'd think they'd be anxious to collect, but none of the three winners of last week's record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot have yet to come forward.
Lottery officials say that it's not unusual. Cara Sloan-Ramos, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Lottery, says, "For a jackpot of this amount, it's normal that people will want t get a financial adviser and think this through."
Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino urged residents yesterday to check their tickets, adding, "There have been any number of rumors" so "we wanted to make sure people knew the ticket has not been claimed."
There's some speculation that "American Idol" finalists COLTON DIXON and SKYLAR LAINE are a couple . . . but they're not. In fact, Skylar isn't even available. She says, quote, "Me and
By the way, DEANDRE BRACKENSICK was booted from "Idol" last night.
KIM & KANYE A KOUPLE?
It's a relationship made in tabloid heaven -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are a couple.
A source tells People magazine the two have been pals for awhile and recently decided to take things to the next level. The insider adds that they're "keeping it light" and "seeing where it goes."
Kanye's newest track, "Theraflu," which leaked yesterday, seems to confirm the relationship. He raps, "I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim / 'Round the same time she had fell in love wit' him / Well, that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing / Lucky I ain't have Jay drop him from the team."
He's referring, of course, to Kim's soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries -- who plays for Jay-Z's New Jersey Nets.
KEITH OLBERMANN SUES CURRENT TV
True to his word, Keith Olbermann has sued Current TV.
The pundit claims the network violated his contract when they fired him, and he wants up to $70 million in unpaid compensation.
In the lawsuit, he says, "After being enticed to leave MSNBC and come to Current with promise of editorial control, freedom from corporate influence and the professional support to produce a high-caliber political commentary show of the type his viewers have come to expect, Keith Olbermann was disheartened to discover Al Gore, Joel Hyatt and the management of Current are no more than dilettantes portraying entertainment industry executives."
Keith's suing for breach of contract, sabotage and disparagement. The network calls the lawsuit "false and malicious."
HUNGER GAMES TOWN FOR SALE
Forget 3-D! For a truly realistic experience of The Hunger Games, you can buy District 12.
Henry River Mill Village, the abandoned North Carolina town portrayed as the hometown of heroine Katniss Everdeen in the blockbuster, is up for sale. Owner Wade Shepherd, who's asking $1.4 million for the movie set, tells the Associated Press, "I'm getting too many visitors. Day and night, they're driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I'm just bombarded with people."
POLICE INVESTIGATING TYLER PERRY'S RACIAL PROFILING CLAIM
The Atlanta Police Department has launched an internal investigation into Tyler Perry's claim that he was racially profiled after being pulled over.
The director claims two white officers stopped him for making an illegal turn and then badgered him. Tyler writes on his Facebook page, "Although we have made significant strides with racial profiling in this country, the world needs to know that we are still being racially profiled."
Law enforcement officials say they are looking into "whether any departmental policies or procedures were violated" during the officers' exchange with the star.
WATCH LINDSAY LOHAN AGE BEFORE YOUR EYES
Lindsay Lohan has had many different looks over the years. Watch her go from freckle-faced cutie to over-the-hill has-been in a little more than a minute.
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