Archive for July, 2010

A Bedtime Story: Mel Gibson…A Cautionary Tale

Hello Friends!  Thank you for visiting again and I must apologize for it taking me a whole month to get around to writing a new blog!  Hopefully, you linked into this blog entry through my relaunched website http://www.michellerivera.net, a.k.a. ‘Mommyhood To Hollywood!’  If you haven’t seen the site yet, then please stop by and check it out.

Things have been crazy busy in my life, hence this delayed blog entry.  During this last month I shot a new hosting reel, relaunched my website, continued my hosting classes, and started preparing for a TV Hosting Industry Showcase audition that will be coming up next week. On top of all that I managed to squeeze in a trip to Seattle, plan my niece’s 13th birthday party, and I started a parent-toddler pre-school program with my 18 month old daughter….woah I’m exhausted just thinking about it all.  But I’m back now and I hope you forgive me for the neglect, especially since something very big happened to my blog while I was away.

Turns out that during all this activity that was going on in my life, there was also major activity going on in my blog as well, as it received about 1100 hits this month, which I was completely unaware of!  I started my blog in April of 2010 and I remember that when I got 30 hits in one month that made me ecstatic and so my little blog is starting to be discovered by readers and I have all of you to thank for that!  So THANK YOU from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head!  xoxoxox. Now I promised you a bedtime story and so here I go……..

Once upon a time in a far away land came a dashing talented American.

Yet he grew up in Australia and became their chosen one, of course I’m talking about the actor/director Mel Gibson.

He rose to stardom with films like Mad Max and he was all the buzz and that was a fact.

He won prestigious awards for ‘Tim’ and ‘Gallipoli.’  He had talent, good looks, and charisma…Holy Moly!

Then came Lethal Weapon a big hit in the 80’s and if he really wanted he could have had all the ladies.

However, not this star cause he was a good Christian man, and so he took a wife, Robyn Moore and instead had seven children.

He continued into the 90s with his career on top, acting and directing, he couldn’t be stopped!

Critical praise for ‘Hamlet’, but this was only the start because then he won two Oscars for his phenomenal film ‘Braveheart.’

He had many box office hits like ‘The Patriot’ and ‘Ransom’ and women continued to swoon because he was so darn handsome.

You couldn’t help but love him in ‘What Women Want,’ yes Mel had it all, he had plenty to flaunt.

Then in 2004 things started to change, controversy started to follow the Mel Gibson name.

It all began with a film he directed, produced, and wrote, ‘The Passion of the Christ’ was definitely not a small career note.

It was praised by the Catholics as being a great Christian Muse, but it was ridiculed for being anti-semitic by the Jews.

Then in 2006 Mel was hit with a blow when he was arrested for drunk driving, but that was not the lowest of the low.

The low point came when he started to engage in an anti-semitic rage with the arresting officer that day.

Unfortunately, this began the bottom spiral to the end, of our formerly loved and now hated Mel Gibson.

Alcoholism was what he said was to blame and so Mel checked into rehab, but still things were never the same.

As a matter of fact things went from bad to much worse and suddenly Mel Gibson seemed to be cursed.

A porn star affair became a huge scandal and then an affair with a Russian singer became too much for his wife to handle.

In 2009 Mel’s 30 year marriage came to an end and soon after that Mel Gibson became a dad again.

Guess the rumors were true about that Russian singer Oksana, because she became Mel Gibson’s new Baby Mama!

At first they claimed many things such as happiness and love, especially when they welcomed their baby girl from above.

But what seemed to feel like only an hour , we all witnessed the relationship go quickly sour.

As a result the couple decided to split, then came the custody battle, restraining orders, and accusations that Mel hit.

Mel cried “Extortionist!”  While Oksana claimed, “drunken abuser!”  However, public opinion seems to be that they are both kind of losers.

Then came the icing on the already messy cake, Radar Online released some embarrassing Mel tapes.

Mel Gibson appeared to be out of control, slowly burying his career into a deep, deep hole.

The tapes were filled with rage and racist remarks, so much hate in his voice created a spark….through the media and press, which couldn’t believe this display,     of abusive rants, putting everyone in dismay.

So Mel Gibson’s life is now a big PR Mess and everyday his career appears to be more under distress.

Many people wonder if his career can be saved, but honestly Mel you’ve gone too insane.

And who cares about his career when there is a baby stuck in the middle of these ridiculous people in this ridiculous riddle.

So boys and girls let this be a lesson for your life, don’t take up the booze, gold-diggers, and trade in your wife.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

Mel Gibson with Former Wife of 30 years Robin!

Mel Gibson with Former Wife of 30 years Robin!

Mel In Some Younger Days

Braveheart

Braveheart

BraveHeart Movie Poster

BraveHeart Movie Poster

What Women Want

What Women Want

Mel Directing 'Passion of the Christ'

Mel Directing 'Passion of the Christ'

Mel Gibson's in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People

Mel Gibson's in People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People

DUI Arrest

DUI Arrest

Mel Gibson and Oksana

Mel Gibson and Oksana

What the Mel?

What the Mel?