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Zach Galifianakis in "deep protest" over Mel Gibson's cameo in Hangover 2?

Oct. 21, 2010by: Mike Sampson
UPDATE: Well, it looks like Zach's "protest" worked! Mel Gibson will no longer be cameo'ing in THE HANGOVER 2 according to TMZ. Director Todd Phillips said: "I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of Jeff Robinov and his team. But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

Zach Galifianakis is currently filming THE HANGOVER 2 along with original stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha. But while contractual obligations signed before THE HANGOVER became a huge hit is requiring Galifianakis to star in the film, that doesn't mean he has to like it. The comedian recently guested on the Comedy Death Ray podcast earlier this month and talked to Scott Auckerman (who, along with Galifianakis, writes the popular "Between Two Ferns" series) about his participation in the film.

"A movie you're acting in, you don't have a lot of control you just show up and vomit your lines out. I'm not the boss. I'm in a deep protest right now with a movie I'm working on, up in arms about something. But I can't get the guys to [listen] ... I'm not making any leeway."

Galifianakis refused to get into specifics but told Auckerman, "I'll tell you about it later. It's very frustrating." Word round the campfire is that Galifianakis is taking specific issue with yesterday's news that Mel Gibson would be filming a cameo in the film.

Exactly who the "guys" are that aren't listening to Galifianakis remains unclear, but director Todd Phillips is about to begin press for DUE DATE and I imagine this topic might come up once or twice...

Extra Tidbit: If you were an actor on THE HANGOVER 2 would you too protest or would you just think it was funny?
Source: NY Mag

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2:40PM on 10/24/2010
Once again, how is he being a hypocrite? Sure, his comedy is out there, but has he ever been in the news for the same shit Gibson has?
Once again, how is he being a hypocrite? Sure, his comedy is out there, but has he ever been in the news for the same shit Gibson has?
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7:48PM on 10/25/2010
He's a hypocrite because he didn't say FUCKING BOO about a CONVICTED RAPIST cameoing in the first film.
He's a hypocrite because he didn't say FUCKING BOO about a CONVICTED RAPIST cameoing in the first film.
7:27PM on 10/23/2010
Plus, who knows what the scene itself involved. Maybe one of the characters, like Zach's, gets a tattoo on his face. Which would require a drunken/shaky undrunken Gibson holding a sharp object near somebody's eye. I would not want Mel Gibson holding a sharp object near my eye.
Plus, who knows what the scene itself involved. Maybe one of the characters, like Zach's, gets a tattoo on his face. Which would require a drunken/shaky undrunken Gibson holding a sharp object near somebody's eye. I would not want Mel Gibson holding a sharp object near my eye.
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6:12PM on 10/23/2010
Wow, that's a lotta Zach hate. He's an eccentric guy, Mel's an eccentric guy, their eccentricities have clashed and Zach wins here because he's a main cast member. I don't see why everybody's hating on him for having an opinion, and it's anybody's guess as to why he feels so strongly about Gibson's antics, but if they make him uncomfortable then he shouldn't have to work with him if he doesn't want to.
Wow, that's a lotta Zach hate. He's an eccentric guy, Mel's an eccentric guy, their eccentricities have clashed and Zach wins here because he's a main cast member. I don't see why everybody's hating on him for having an opinion, and it's anybody's guess as to why he feels so strongly about Gibson's antics, but if they make him uncomfortable then he shouldn't have to work with him if he doesn't want to.
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12:02PM on 10/23/2010

I wont see anything this douche is in the same way

This guy has to be the biggest hypocrite there is, I was looking forward to due date, now I wont see it in theaters because of this guy.
This guy has to be the biggest hypocrite there is, I was looking forward to due date, now I wont see it in theaters because of this guy.
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2:38PM on 10/24/2010
You were looking forward to a movie, but now you won't see it because he didn't want to work with a racist, woman beating drunk. Nice.
You were looking forward to a movie, but now you won't see it because he didn't want to work with a racist, woman beating drunk. Nice.
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11:11AM on 10/23/2010
A faggot with a beard.
A faggot with a beard.
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9:25PM on 10/22/2010

between two beards

pretty funny seeing Zach being fucked with by this interviewer
type Gordon Keith's uncomfortable interview with Zach Galifianakis
in youtube to see it.
guess we can't post links on Joblome
pretty funny seeing Zach being fucked with by this interviewer
type Gordon Keith's uncomfortable interview with Zach Galifianakis
in youtube to see it.
guess we can't post links on Joblome
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7:18PM on 10/22/2010

Maybe...

the scene required Zach Galifianakis to actually work with Mel Gibson. And maybe the scene required him to do something OTHER than beat the shit out of the asshole. In which case no rational human being would want to do it.
the scene required Zach Galifianakis to actually work with Mel Gibson. And maybe the scene required him to do something OTHER than beat the shit out of the asshole. In which case no rational human being would want to do it.
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4:33PM on 10/22/2010
Sorry for the double post.
Sorry for the double post.
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4:26PM on 10/22/2010
Personally, I'm going to wait until the police release their official report and the courts make their ruling before I pass any judgement. There's just too much speculation going on at this point.

But I will say, as much as I would have loved to see a Mel cameo, it's for the best that he won't be doing it. Right now he should focus on resolving this conflict and whatever issues he might have.
Personally, I'm going to wait until the police release their official report and the courts make their ruling before I pass any judgement. There's just too much speculation going on at this point.

But I will say, as much as I would have loved to see a Mel cameo, it's for the best that he won't be doing it. Right now he should focus on resolving this conflict and whatever issues he might have.
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2:57PM on 10/22/2010

Protest!

Let's start a Protest against Zach Galifianakis! Who's with me?
Let's start a Protest against Zach Galifianakis! Who's with me?
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12:03PM on 10/23/2010
I'm with you, all the way.
I'm with you, all the way.
2:56PM on 10/22/2010

Protest!

Let's start a Protest against Zach Galifianakis! Who's with me?
Let's start a Protest against Zach Galifianakis! Who's with me?
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2:47PM on 10/22/2010

They are turning him into the posterboy.., er man.

Rape: In. Over the Limit Drunken Rants: Out.
Rape: In. Over the Limit Drunken Rants: Out.
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1:45PM on 10/22/2010

The Jews DO control hollywood

"this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

...Yeah, Mr, Phillips, If every director fired an actor who their cast & crew disliked then HALF OF HOLLYWOOD would be unemployed.

You think EVERY cast or crew member who worked w/ Sean Penn on a movie 100% agree w/ "his" political views?

Hasn't anyone told you...it's Hollywood dude. You've been living & working in it for quite a long time now. Wake the 'eff up.
"this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew."

...Yeah, Mr, Phillips, If every director fired an actor who their cast & crew disliked then HALF OF HOLLYWOOD would be unemployed.

You think EVERY cast or crew member who worked w/ Sean Penn on a movie 100% agree w/ "his" political views?

Hasn't anyone told you...it's Hollywood dude. You've been living & working in it for quite a long time now. Wake the 'eff up.
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1:23PM on 10/22/2010
I don't understand why he has a moral dilemma with Mel Gibson, considering the fact that Zach Galifianakis has yet to deny that he has sold young girls into slavery, many of which he's raped. Why won't he deny it?

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I don't understand why he has a moral dilemma with Mel Gibson, considering the fact that Zach Galifianakis has yet to deny that he has sold young girls into slavery, many of which he's raped. Why won't he deny it?

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12:48PM on 10/22/2010

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I cant imagine why he would be against a Gibson cameo on The Hangover 2In the first movie Mike Tyson shared the screen with him. Now, I know that Gibson has had his rants in the past. But, if you look at Tyson's rap sheet it really pails in comparison. Here's are a gem from his resume March 1992 Tyson is convicted on one count of rape and two counts of deviate sexual conduct against Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington on July 18, 1991. He is sentenced to 10 years in prison, four
I cant imagine why he would be against a Gibson cameo on The Hangover 2In the first movie Mike Tyson shared the screen with him. Now, I know that Gibson has had his rants in the past. But, if you look at Tyson's rap sheet it really pails in comparison. Here's are a gem from his resume March 1992 Tyson is convicted on one count of rape and two counts of deviate sexual conduct against Miss Black America contestant Desiree Washington on July 18, 1991. He is sentenced to 10 years in prison, four suspended. Not to mention he bit a mans ear off. Zack I like ya, I really do but please dont be a hypocrite.
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11:59AM on 10/22/2010

How astoundingly lame.

Hypocrite.
Hypocrite.
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11:11AM on 10/22/2010

Zach = A-hole

Zach Galifianakis opened up a huge can here... if we're going to be so judgmental then I think I'll pass on any film staring that known A-hole Zach Galifianakis. It's a two way street, Zach.
Zach Galifianakis opened up a huge can here... if we're going to be so judgmental then I think I'll pass on any film staring that known A-hole Zach Galifianakis. It's a two way street, Zach.
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10:53AM on 10/22/2010
Could have been an absolutely hilarious cameo. Why are they removing one of the most potentially funny parts of this film at the request of one of the most un-funny parts?

ZG can be amusing in the right roles (I actually really enjoyed "Out Cold"), but his entire schtick is just to stand around bored and awkward. Why do people like him?
Could have been an absolutely hilarious cameo. Why are they removing one of the most potentially funny parts of this film at the request of one of the most un-funny parts?

ZG can be amusing in the right roles (I actually really enjoyed "Out Cold"), but his entire schtick is just to stand around bored and awkward. Why do people like him?
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10:21AM on 10/22/2010

I want to see

Martin Short as a weird tattoo artist in Hangover 2. Short has been off the radar for way too long.
Martin Short as a weird tattoo artist in Hangover 2. Short has been off the radar for way too long.
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10:35AM on 10/22/2010
Not sure he'd do it. I've heard he refuses to work with people who have beards.
Not sure he'd do it. I've heard he refuses to work with people who have beards.
10:12AM on 10/22/2010
Zach may have a short career if he decides he doesn't want to work with controversial people in Hollywood.
Zach may have a short career if he decides he doesn't want to work with controversial people in Hollywood.
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9:50AM on 10/22/2010
Is that fat little ugly guy Jewish?
Is that fat little ugly guy Jewish?
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10:05AM on 10/22/2010
He's Greek.
He's Greek.
4:39PM on 10/22/2010
He's American. He's about as Greek as anyone else born in the USA.
He's American. He's about as Greek as anyone else born in the USA.
9:45AM on 10/22/2010
Is that fat little ugly guy Jewish?
Is that fat little ugly guy Jewish?
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8:40AM on 10/22/2010
Yo this is stupid. Yeah Mel Gibsons an asshole for what he's said and done, but Mike Tysons a fuckin rapist!! I mean I don't care about that personally, I like both of them despite the shenanigans, but it's fuckin stupid to have problems with one and another.
Yo this is stupid. Yeah Mel Gibsons an asshole for what he's said and done, but Mike Tysons a fuckin rapist!! I mean I don't care about that personally, I like both of them despite the shenanigans, but it's fuckin stupid to have problems with one and another.
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8:40AM on 10/22/2010
I knew Mel Gibson was racist when he cast all of those white guys in Apocalypto. Oh, wait...
I knew Mel Gibson was racist when he cast all of those white guys in Apocalypto. Oh, wait...
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8:31AM on 10/22/2010

The Hangover Protest

Seriously, I think its too bad that Galifianakis's protest led to Mel Gibson not appearing in Hangover 2..was Mel Gibson the best choice? who cares, I think any major celebrity making a cameo would be cool. I dont think actor should have that much power to kick off another from being in a movie, unless the circumstances are justified.
Seriously, I think its too bad that Galifianakis's protest led to Mel Gibson not appearing in Hangover 2..was Mel Gibson the best choice? who cares, I think any major celebrity making a cameo would be cool. I dont think actor should have that much power to kick off another from being in a movie, unless the circumstances are justified.
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7:59AM on 10/22/2010

Galifianakis

fuck you douche bag, so its ok to work with mike tyson, who rapes women and punches people out in fits of roadrage, so what if mel is a nutjob, a racist and whatever else you wanna call him, it would have been funny as shit to see him in the movie, you dont need to like someone to work with them, get over yourself you fat slob
fuck you douche bag, so its ok to work with mike tyson, who rapes women and punches people out in fits of roadrage, so what if mel is a nutjob, a racist and whatever else you wanna call him, it would have been funny as shit to see him in the movie, you dont need to like someone to work with them, get over yourself you fat slob
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6:36AM on 10/22/2010

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Ah, Hollywood & The Internet, the only two places where racial slurs are worse than rape. Remember, only one of them is an actual horrible crime & the other is just an asshole thing to do, but I forget which...

Seriously though, Galifianakis needs to go away already.
Ah, Hollywood & The Internet, the only two places where racial slurs are worse than rape. Remember, only one of them is an actual horrible crime & the other is just an asshole thing to do, but I forget which...

Seriously though, Galifianakis needs to go away already.
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2:27PM on 10/25/2010
Just fyi, "hate speech" is a crime in some areas of the US. One is just considered a worse offense. Either way, all 3 of the people discussed are assholes.
Just fyi, "hate speech" is a crime in some areas of the US. One is just considered a worse offense. Either way, all 3 of the people discussed are assholes.
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5:47AM on 10/22/2010
if i was in the movie, id be thrilled to have mel on board...
this guy is a complete jerk, what a douche, he just went all the way down in my consideration...
what a 5 year old :(
if i was in the movie, id be thrilled to have mel on board...
this guy is a complete jerk, what a douche, he just went all the way down in my consideration...
what a 5 year old :(
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5:22AM on 10/22/2010

Showboating.

Have to agree he's a bit of a hypocrite. If he was so principled he would have risked his career-making role in the original and protested at Mike Tyson. I'm all for someone who stands up for what he believes in, but if Zack G is doing this in the belief it will boost his career he's misguided. No director wants to be undermined by one of their actors or be made to look like a jerk in public, and Warner Bros. has a history of being incredibly loyal to their stars/directors. And as a
Have to agree he's a bit of a hypocrite. If he was so principled he would have risked his career-making role in the original and protested at Mike Tyson. I'm all for someone who stands up for what he believes in, but if Zack G is doing this in the belief it will boost his career he's misguided. No director wants to be undermined by one of their actors or be made to look like a jerk in public, and Warner Bros. has a history of being incredibly loyal to their stars/directors. And as a footnote, TMZ.com is no substitue for a US Courtroom, so I'll reserve judgement on Mr Gibson until that time.
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4:17AM on 10/22/2010
Damn right, now I can watch Hangover 2 guilt free.
Damn right, now I can watch Hangover 2 guilt free.
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4:06AM on 10/22/2010

Hope this is not true!

like people have said here before, alot of people still working in Hollywood or with Hollywood stars have done things far worse. Tyson was ok then, Zack?
like people have said here before, alot of people still working in Hollywood or with Hollywood stars have done things far worse. Tyson was ok then, Zack?
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3:21AM on 10/22/2010

soooo stupid.

I really loved Zach. Love his "two ferns" stuff, love his stand up, love his movies. However, what a moronic thing for him to do. I honestly, like most everyone else, was shocked at Mel and his latest actions, but there have been worse things done by people who are still working. Look at Roman Polanski.... that guy is a true monster and no one is bitching about him working again, in fact, they're begging to be in his films. Look at RDJ. I love RDJ and always have, but don't go making a
I really loved Zach. Love his "two ferns" stuff, love his stand up, love his movies. However, what a moronic thing for him to do. I honestly, like most everyone else, was shocked at Mel and his latest actions, but there have been worse things done by people who are still working. Look at Roman Polanski.... that guy is a true monster and no one is bitching about him working again, in fact, they're begging to be in his films. Look at RDJ. I love RDJ and always have, but don't go making a film with a guy who has more baggage than santa during christmas, and not bat an eye at it. We all say things that we shouldn't, and mel is guilty of this. The guy really liked the moonshine, who cares, the Jersey shore kids are famous right now for being drunk, saying offensive things, and practically raping girls on the dance floor (Situation). So shame on Zach. I thought he was a pretty cool guy, but he's just as big of a douche as the next guy i guess.
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2:26AM on 10/22/2010
Good for Zach to sticking to his guns. As much as I like Gibson's body of work, his actions were absolutely terrible and we've only learned about them in the past year. At least Mike Tyson had years to contemplate what he did and paid his price.
Good for Zach to sticking to his guns. As much as I like Gibson's body of work, his actions were absolutely terrible and we've only learned about them in the past year. At least Mike Tyson had years to contemplate what he did and paid his price.
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2:25AM on 10/22/2010
This is high horse grand standing at its worst. Give me a break.
This is high horse grand standing at its worst. Give me a break.
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2:21AM on 10/22/2010
If Tiger Woods can still golf, and Michael Vick can still play football, then Mel Gibson should still be able to act. His actions are nothing compared to the other two.
If Tiger Woods can still golf, and Michael Vick can still play football, then Mel Gibson should still be able to act. His actions are nothing compared to the other two.
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2:47AM on 10/22/2010
Really? Because all I heard about Tiger is he cheated, he didn't knock anybodys teeth out. Vick is a whole different story. He should still be in prison and never allowed to play in the NFL. Buuuuuut criminals are always forgiven much quicker when they are famous.
Really? Because all I heard about Tiger is he cheated, he didn't knock anybodys teeth out. Vick is a whole different story. He should still be in prison and never allowed to play in the NFL. Buuuuuut criminals are always forgiven much quicker when they are famous.
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1:51AM on 10/22/2010

HYPOCRITE FAT ASS

Like another posted said earlier: He stars in movies with Robert Downey, Jr. (drug abuser, numerous times), Mike Tyson (wife beater and rapist).
And he is upset with Mel Gibson. Me thinks it is more a Politics issue than a character issue.

So F*ck you Zach Galifatassness!
Like another posted said earlier: He stars in movies with Robert Downey, Jr. (drug abuser, numerous times), Mike Tyson (wife beater and rapist).
And he is upset with Mel Gibson. Me thinks it is more a Politics issue than a character issue.

So F*ck you Zach Galifatassness!
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1:42AM on 10/22/2010

kinda a dick move

I don't particulary care for Gibson's past and probably won't see any movies he will be in, from now on -but- I think, if it is true, it's wrong what Zac did. Look at Roman Polanski and what he did but he is supported. I dunno...thats all i have really.
I don't particulary care for Gibson's past and probably won't see any movies he will be in, from now on -but- I think, if it is true, it's wrong what Zac did. Look at Roman Polanski and what he did but he is supported. I dunno...thats all i have really.
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1:33AM on 10/22/2010
whats wrong with you people!. MeL GIBSON IS THE MAN! come on, we all get drunk and say racist shit. hell he directed some great movies.. the guys a hero to me.so BLOW ME!

whats wrong with you people!. MeL GIBSON IS THE MAN! come on, we all get drunk and say racist shit. hell he directed some great movies.. the guys a hero to me.so BLOW ME!

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12:42AM on 10/22/2010
Good for Zach standing up for something and not wanting to deal with Gibson or his antics. Gibson had his chance in Hollywood, and sadly his glory days are behind him. People who are dissing off Zach need to readjust their mind set because when comparing the two career wise and personality wise, I think we all know who wins in the end at the present moment.
Good for Zach standing up for something and not wanting to deal with Gibson or his antics. Gibson had his chance in Hollywood, and sadly his glory days are behind him. People who are dissing off Zach need to readjust their mind set because when comparing the two career wise and personality wise, I think we all know who wins in the end at the present moment.
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12:05AM on 10/22/2010
What a douchebag.
What a douchebag.
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11:56PM on 10/21/2010

Hey Servo! yeah....you servo!

dude, seriously-----great icon!!!......




the fuck is this article about?
dude, seriously-----great icon!!!......




the fuck is this article about?
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11:28PM on 10/21/2010

Well I'll be...

My respect for Galifianakis just went up exponentially. Amazing how a newcomer to Hollywood already has enough influence to get rid of what was once considered Hollywood royalty
My respect for Galifianakis just went up exponentially. Amazing how a newcomer to Hollywood already has enough influence to get rid of what was once considered Hollywood royalty
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10:56PM on 10/21/2010

Zach G FTW

Wanna know what else is FTW? A drunken, homophobic, racist, woman-abusing fascist getting put in his rightful place. Way to go Zach! You just made my ornery ass a little less jaded with humanity.
Wanna know what else is FTW? A drunken, homophobic, racist, woman-abusing fascist getting put in his rightful place. Way to go Zach! You just made my ornery ass a little less jaded with humanity.
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10:37PM on 10/21/2010
I see support continues to be strong for everybody's favorite racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic bad actor.

Fuck. that. shit.
I see support continues to be strong for everybody's favorite racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic bad actor.

Fuck. that. shit.
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10:35PM on 10/21/2010

Good

I'm glad that Galifianakis took a stand. Mel Gibson is a horrible douchebag. It's a shame his talent is tainted by his insanity.
I'm glad that Galifianakis took a stand. Mel Gibson is a horrible douchebag. It's a shame his talent is tainted by his insanity.
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10:33PM on 10/21/2010
Let's just relax, Preston, I'm sure you're upset your dad's not in the Hangover 2, but it doesn't mean you can't still support violence against women.
Let's just relax, Preston, I'm sure you're upset your dad's not in the Hangover 2, but it doesn't mean you can't still support violence against women.
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10:48PM on 10/21/2010
still waiting to see the proof on that. Could you provide a link?
still waiting to see the proof on that. Could you provide a link?
10:50PM on 10/21/2010
I think what Preston is trying to say is that someone is innocent until proven guilty of a criminal charge.
I think what Preston is trying to say is that someone is innocent until proven guilty of a criminal charge.
11:58PM on 10/21/2010
In the court of law yes it is true that you are innocent until proven guilty, but it is so blatantly obvious Mel was the one to pop those teeth out. After listening to the shit he said and the way he said how can anyone doubt it? I mean if we want to look at it as innocent until proven guilty, then I guess OJ didn't do it. At least he didn't do it until the second time he went to court.
In the court of law yes it is true that you are innocent until proven guilty, but it is so blatantly obvious Mel was the one to pop those teeth out. After listening to the shit he said and the way he said how can anyone doubt it? I mean if we want to look at it as innocent until proven guilty, then I guess OJ didn't do it. At least he didn't do it until the second time he went to court.
10:04PM on 10/21/2010

I never thought..

I'd say this... But grow up Zach Galifianakis.
I'd say this... But grow up Zach Galifianakis.
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1:15AM on 10/22/2010
It's funny that you said he should grow up, Lazarus_Abraham, when you're acting like a child. :)
It's funny that you said he should grow up, Lazarus_Abraham, when you're acting like a child. :)
9:47PM on 10/21/2010
SHOW ME THE PROOF GIBSON PUNCHED A PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. It's probably a link to TMZ. Idiots will believe anything.
SHOW ME THE PROOF GIBSON PUNCHED A PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND. It's probably a link to TMZ. Idiots will believe anything.
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11:22PM on 10/21/2010
You can start it at 7:00 where he in no way denies what she tells him [link]
You can start it at 7:00 where he in no way denies what she tells him [link]
12:10AM on 10/22/2010
I think the only thing you will possibly accept as proof is actual footage of him punching her in the face. Even then you would probably deny it was him. Even if you knew he did it too, I kind of sense you would still not give a shit.
I think the only thing you will possibly accept as proof is actual footage of him punching her in the face. Even then you would probably deny it was him. Even if you knew he did it too, I kind of sense you would still not give a shit.
8:12AM on 10/22/2010
preston i agree, IF he punched her in the face, in this day someone, somewhere would have a picture of it, and why wasnt he arrested?? hell those tapes she made were never even authenticated if i remember right, get off TMZ's dick people
preston i agree, IF he punched her in the face, in this day someone, somewhere would have a picture of it, and why wasnt he arrested?? hell those tapes she made were never even authenticated if i remember right, get off TMZ's dick people
1:23PM on 10/22/2010
It's disturbing some of you REALLY need that smoking gun. Volunteer at women's shelter or something and see the effects and chain of abuse that some women endure. The guy's Mel Fucking Gibson and he threatened to bury her in a rose garden, not to mention taking a baseball bat to her head. Would you go to the police if you feared for your life from someone who has more than enough money to make you disappear?
It's disturbing some of you REALLY need that smoking gun. Volunteer at women's shelter or something and see the effects and chain of abuse that some women endure. The guy's Mel Fucking Gibson and he threatened to bury her in a rose garden, not to mention taking a baseball bat to her head. Would you go to the police if you feared for your life from someone who has more than enough money to make you disappear?
9:38PM on 10/21/2010
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9:09PM on 10/21/2010

Blegh!

I think Galifianakis is a funny dude, but quite honestly, if he expects to work in Hollywood he needs to realize, sometimes you work with people that you'll have a disagreement with. It doesn't mean you pack up and go home, and it certainly doesn't mean you protest or bitch until the director stops something.

I feel like the only reason this deal would have been stopped is if he threatened to walk and break his contract.

In conclusion, he's a bitch for whining. Mel's got an Oscars, what
I think Galifianakis is a funny dude, but quite honestly, if he expects to work in Hollywood he needs to realize, sometimes you work with people that you'll have a disagreement with. It doesn't mean you pack up and go home, and it certainly doesn't mean you protest or bitch until the director stops something.

I feel like the only reason this deal would have been stopped is if he threatened to walk and break his contract.

In conclusion, he's a bitch for whining. Mel's got an Oscars, what does Zach have other then a comedic personality which entertains 14 year old boys and girls.
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8:44PM on 10/21/2010
What a little bitch. Many of his bits mock religion and glorify drug use, but Mel's drunkin slurs were too much for him. Who knew he was Mr. Morals?
What a little bitch. Many of his bits mock religion and glorify drug use, but Mel's drunkin slurs were too much for him. Who knew he was Mr. Morals?
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8:52PM on 10/21/2010
Yes, but the difference is that Zack's bits are simply that, comedy bits. Mel's racist slurs come from his own personal racism and having anger issues. If I were Galifiniakis, I wouldn't want to work with Mel either. I don't care how big of a star he once was, he's a disgrace to Hollywood now.
Yes, but the difference is that Zack's bits are simply that, comedy bits. Mel's racist slurs come from his own personal racism and having anger issues. If I were Galifiniakis, I wouldn't want to work with Mel either. I don't care how big of a star he once was, he's a disgrace to Hollywood now.
8:57PM on 10/21/2010
So it's okay to insult other peoples values when it's in the name of comedy, but unforgivable when you let out a drunkin slur?
So it's okay to insult other peoples values when it's in the name of comedy, but unforgivable when you let out a drunkin slur?
9:35PM on 10/21/2010
He didn't just let out a drunken slur, he let out many, not to mention punch a pregnant woman in the face. Yeah, I don't blame Zack for stepping up for himself. Plus, he might not have been the only one.
He didn't just let out a drunken slur, he let out many, not to mention punch a pregnant woman in the face. Yeah, I don't blame Zack for stepping up for himself. Plus, he might not have been the only one.
9:46PM on 10/21/2010
WTF people, it's never been PROVEN that he punched his girlfriend. Stop believing everything you read on TMZ. SHOW ME THE PROOF.
WTF people, it's never been PROVEN that he punched his girlfriend. Stop believing everything you read on TMZ. SHOW ME THE PROOF.
2:51AM on 10/22/2010
Dude, when she says how can you hit a woman holding your child he responds with "You deserved it". That is basically admitting it right there.
Dude, when she says how can you hit a woman holding your child he responds with "You deserved it". That is basically admitting it right there.
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8:35PM on 10/21/2010

Well as a longtime Galifianakis fan

i was getting a bit sick of him anyway, so this is just a reason i can say that without people saying "mehh, you just hate him bc everyone likes him now" also, Due Date looks like crap
i was getting a bit sick of him anyway, so this is just a reason i can say that without people saying "mehh, you just hate him bc everyone likes him now" also, Due Date looks like crap
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8:30PM on 10/21/2010
It seems so weird for a COMEDIAN to care about something like this. THis seems more or a standup routine. Fucking weird.
It seems so weird for a COMEDIAN to care about something like this. THis seems more or a standup routine. Fucking weird.
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10:49PM on 10/21/2010
I'm trying my hand at writing & standup, and let me tell you, most of us comedians are pretty jaded & fucked up people that have had a pretty messed up, hard life. It doesn't surprise me in the least that Zach had a problem with this, being that he was a victim of racist persecution growing up in the south most of his young life.
I'm trying my hand at writing & standup, and let me tell you, most of us comedians are pretty jaded & fucked up people that have had a pretty messed up, hard life. It doesn't surprise me in the least that Zach had a problem with this, being that he was a victim of racist persecution growing up in the south most of his young life.
8:28PM on 10/21/2010

Jesus Fuck

Look at some of these people gettin' all e-motional below me.
Look at some of these people gettin' all e-motional below me.
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8:24PM on 10/21/2010

Galifianakis is such a fucking hypocrite.

He'll work with Mike Tyson, a rapist convict who bit off someone's ear, but refuses to work with Mel Gibson, a man who says stupid offensive shit while drunk or angry.
He'll work with Mike Tyson, a rapist convict who bit off someone's ear, but refuses to work with Mel Gibson, a man who says stupid offensive shit while drunk or angry.
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8:29PM on 10/21/2010
It might be because he had some clout with this project. he probably didnt like working with him either
It might be because he had some clout with this project. he probably didnt like working with him either
8:46PM on 10/21/2010
You raise a good point with the Tyson/Gibson argument. I guess that time heals all wounds... many years since the Tyson thing happened, while the Gibson thing is very fresh.

I do agree that it's WAY to early to let Mel out of career jail. Let him think about what he did for a while longer, then see if anybody's interested in what he has in the pipeline.
You raise a good point with the Tyson/Gibson argument. I guess that time heals all wounds... many years since the Tyson thing happened, while the Gibson thing is very fresh.

I do agree that it's WAY to early to let Mel out of career jail. Let him think about what he did for a while longer, then see if anybody's interested in what he has in the pipeline.
12:21AM on 10/22/2010
Agree with brijazz. I also think Tyson genuinely regrets the choices he made in life.
Agree with brijazz. I also think Tyson genuinely regrets the choices he made in life.
8:21PM on 10/21/2010

I love how they're kicking a drunk out of a movie called 'THE HANGOVER 2"

Just saying... #FreeMel
Just saying... #FreeMel
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8:15PM on 10/21/2010

Good for Zach.

I've never found Zach Galifianakis that funny or amusing outside of Bored to Death, but I'm impressed he went this route and actually stood up for something. It's one thing to separate an artist from his personal life and just enjoy their work, but it's a truly different story all together when you're dealing with artists that work with one another. Would I be bothered seeing Mel Gibson making a cameo in a movie? No, of course not. Would I ever work with Mel Gibson? Fuck no. An asshole is an
I've never found Zach Galifianakis that funny or amusing outside of Bored to Death, but I'm impressed he went this route and actually stood up for something. It's one thing to separate an artist from his personal life and just enjoy their work, but it's a truly different story all together when you're dealing with artists that work with one another. Would I be bothered seeing Mel Gibson making a cameo in a movie? No, of course not. Would I ever work with Mel Gibson? Fuck no. An asshole is an asshole, and if someone doesn't want to work with an asshole, they can either leave or get their ass kicked off the set if they think its' detrimental to the working environment and/or the reputation of the cast, crew and film itself. And if there's anything Mel Gibson has proved, he is a complete asshole through-and-through, and I really don't blame anyone for not wanting to work for him. And concerning the case of Mike Tyson, the man at least did his time for what he did and spent three years in prison and even decided to turn his life around by converting to Islam. We're hot off of Mel Gibson being a racist and punching women and people STILL believe the evidence was doctored and he hasn't even admitted to it. So yeah, I'd work with Mike Tyson before I'd work with Mel Gibson.
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8:31PM on 10/21/2010
If assholes don't work with assholes movies won't get made.
If assholes don't work with assholes movies won't get made.
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8:09PM on 10/21/2010

I love how we know everything.

Everyone comments like they know all the details about Gibson. He's clearly racist. Let me tell you something racist people don't get far in hollywood. In hollywood you have to work with everyone and racist people tend to distance themselves from the people they hate. The guy is a drunk and although we'd all like to think that drinking brings out the true person it actually turns a person into a foolish ape. Zach is a funny guy and it seems odd that he's taking a random stand against Mel Gibson.
Everyone comments like they know all the details about Gibson. He's clearly racist. Let me tell you something racist people don't get far in hollywood. In hollywood you have to work with everyone and racist people tend to distance themselves from the people they hate. The guy is a drunk and although we'd all like to think that drinking brings out the true person it actually turns a person into a foolish ape. Zach is a funny guy and it seems odd that he's taking a random stand against Mel Gibson.
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10:01PM on 10/21/2010
Racist and prejudice are two different things. You should learn them.
Racist and prejudice are two different things. You should learn them.
4:26AM on 10/22/2010
When they're paying you ridiculous amounts of money a racists will work with anyone
When they're paying you ridiculous amounts of money a racists will work with anyone
8:08PM on 10/21/2010
Brer B8a I'd hate to see the video shelf in a world where actors are chosen based on their morals, or values, or whatever. Mel Gibson is no Charles Manson, not even fucking close.
Brer B8a I'd hate to see the video shelf in a world where actors are chosen based on their morals, or values, or whatever. Mel Gibson is no Charles Manson, not even fucking close.
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9:19PM on 10/21/2010
If Mel would of stopped at the racial slurs and his crazy talk it wouldn't matter. I would have just laughed and would have actually been for him being in the movie. But he crossed the line when he knocked the teeth out of a woman's mouth WHILE holding his child. I have been super pissed before at my girlfriend but never have I thought to hit her in the face and knock her teeth out. When I mention morals I think you are misinterpreting what I mean. I'm not talking about good ol' christian
If Mel would of stopped at the racial slurs and his crazy talk it wouldn't matter. I would have just laughed and would have actually been for him being in the movie. But he crossed the line when he knocked the teeth out of a woman's mouth WHILE holding his child. I have been super pissed before at my girlfriend but never have I thought to hit her in the face and knock her teeth out. When I mention morals I think you are misinterpreting what I mean. I'm not talking about good ol' christian morality. If someone is banging hookers and getting coked up or joining crazy religious cults then so be it. They aren't harming anyone else and I will still enjoy their movies. But when you start knocking the teeth out of woman, a line needs to be drawn, because you aren't just harming yourself anymore. I can see where Zach is coming from here. If I knew some guy did this and I had to work with him I would be pissed too. I hope you got my point this time.
8:05PM on 10/21/2010
Brer B8a I'd hate to see the video shelf in a world where actors are chosen based on their morals, or values, or whatever. Mel Gibson is no Charles Manson, not even fucking close.
Brer B8a I'd hate to see the video shelf in a world where actors are chosen based on their morals, or values, or whatever. Mel Gibson is no Charles Manson, not even fucking close.
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8:04PM on 10/21/2010
That bearded cunt... Who the fuck does he think he is? Mel Gibson is cooler than cool. Looks like Zach got his panties in a twist...
That bearded cunt... Who the fuck does he think he is? Mel Gibson is cooler than cool. Looks like Zach got his panties in a twist...
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8:03PM on 10/21/2010

Zach, buddy, I love you and all but...

You just got yourself on notice. The rest of the cast and crew too.
You just got yourself on notice. The rest of the cast and crew too.
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7:59PM on 10/21/2010
Even though I love Ed Helms, I'm crossing Hangover 2 off my list. It's just a money grab anyway.
Even though I love Ed Helms, I'm crossing Hangover 2 off my list. It's just a money grab anyway.
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7:58PM on 10/21/2010
As much as it would have been great to see Gibson in this, I would rather have a happy Zach G. So good for Todd Phillips for making the better decision. Take care of the people who have been there from the start.
As much as it would have been great to see Gibson in this, I would rather have a happy Zach G. So good for Todd Phillips for making the better decision. Take care of the people who have been there from the start.
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8:39AM on 10/21/2010
Zach Galifianakis Reveals Hidden Jewish Roots

Zach Galifianakis was on NPRs Fresh Air. On his name: It was actually shortened, Terry. My real last name is Galifianakisberg. So thats an exclusive for your show.

hahah, well mister Galifianakisberg, killed any palestinans lately ?
Zach Galifianakis Reveals Hidden Jewish Roots

Zach Galifianakis was on NPRs Fresh Air. On his name: It was actually shortened, Terry. My real last name is Galifianakisberg. So thats an exclusive for your show.

hahah, well mister Galifianakisberg, killed any palestinans lately ?
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8:44PM on 10/21/2010
I don't usually flame, but... ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED? That bit about "berg" being at the end of his name was a JOKE.
I don't usually flame, but... ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED? That bit about "berg" being at the end of his name was a JOKE.
5:52PM on 10/20/2010
i doubt Galifianakis is upset solely because Gibson is in the movie. There's definitely more to it than this, but whatever that "more" may be, I think Zach's probably in the right, because he's awesome.
i doubt Galifianakis is upset solely because Gibson is in the movie. There's definitely more to it than this, but whatever that "more" may be, I think Zach's probably in the right, because he's awesome.
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4:05PM on 10/20/2010
I'm so sick of the same argument for famous people that fuck up. "I don't care hes still a good _____, I'm not going to let his personal life effect how I enjoy him." It is disgusting when we put our enjoyment of entertainment above societal morals. It makes me believe that if Charles Manson was an amazing athlete or actor we would just forgive him because its not our business what he does outside work. I will admit that Mel's incident isn't nearly as bad as other famous peoples but he needs
I'm so sick of the same argument for famous people that fuck up. "I don't care hes still a good _____, I'm not going to let his personal life effect how I enjoy him." It is disgusting when we put our enjoyment of entertainment above societal morals. It makes me believe that if Charles Manson was an amazing athlete or actor we would just forgive him because its not our business what he does outside work. I will admit that Mel's incident isn't nearly as bad as other famous peoples but he needs some time off to get his shit together before making a comeback. Hitting a woman that is holding your child means you need some fucking help and to see people just forgive him as if he only stepped on your shoe is ridiculous. The only reason he is in this movie too is because of his latest antics too which means he is actually benefiting from it. It is easy for you guys to sit back and bitch that Zach should just suck it up but if I had to work with an asshole like Mel I would feel the same way. Just because Mel has been more successful than Zach doesn't mean Zach is wrong, which appears to be some of the peoples logic here.
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11:07PM on 10/20/2010
FUCKIN' A. You speak the truth, brother.
FUCKIN' A. You speak the truth, brother.
9:34AM on 10/21/2010
translation: "WAH! WAAHHH! I'm one of those morons who huddles up with every tabloid and eats TMZ for breakfast and they told me to be outraged and some people are telling me i'm stupid IT WAS LIKE MEL GIBSON WAS MY OWN VERY FATHER THAT I KNEW IN REAL LIFE WE WERE FRIENDS my life is ovverrrr stop making like omg so much fun of me for being so invested in a movie stars personal life! WWWAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!"
translation: "WAH! WAAHHH! I'm one of those morons who huddles up with every tabloid and eats TMZ for breakfast and they told me to be outraged and some people are telling me i'm stupid IT WAS LIKE MEL GIBSON WAS MY OWN VERY FATHER THAT I KNEW IN REAL LIFE WE WERE FRIENDS my life is ovverrrr stop making like omg so much fun of me for being so invested in a movie stars personal life! WWWAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!"
12:53PM on 10/21/2010
I love all the name calling and immature responses you Mel Gibson supporters are putting out there. Proving yourselves to be just as classy as Mel.
I love all the name calling and immature responses you Mel Gibson supporters are putting out there. Proving yourselves to be just as classy as Mel.
2:26PM on 10/21/2010
He probably sat there and patted himself on the back for that ridiculously stupid response. I bet Mel wouldn't even want someone as immature as yourself as a fan.
He probably sat there and patted himself on the back for that ridiculously stupid response. I bet Mel wouldn't even want someone as immature as yourself as a fan.
4:23AM on 10/22/2010
Best response I've seen since the update. I'm kinda scared that there aare so many Mel supporters on this site, the man hasn't made a decent movie since Payback and even if he did it wouldn't excuse his behavior.
Best response I've seen since the update. I'm kinda scared that there aare so many Mel supporters on this site, the man hasn't made a decent movie since Payback and even if he did it wouldn't excuse his behavior.
11:00AM on 10/20/2010

WTF Zach???

It's one thing if it was because the script sucked. But if it's really just because of Mel Gibson being in the same movie as you, then I just don't know man...
It's one thing if it was because the script sucked. But if it's really just because of Mel Gibson being in the same movie as you, then I just don't know man...
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10:16AM on 10/20/2010

can we all get past this mel shit?

to my knowledge, it hasn't been proven that mel laid a hand on this girl. meanwhile, chris brown beats the shit out of rihanna and a few months later, we're all cool with him? give me a fucking break.
to my knowledge, it hasn't been proven that mel laid a hand on this girl. meanwhile, chris brown beats the shit out of rihanna and a few months later, we're all cool with him? give me a fucking break.
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4:09PM on 10/20/2010
And OJ was found not guilty so I guess he didn't do it. Nobody should be quick to forgive those two and absolutely nobody should forgive Vick.
And OJ was found not guilty so I guess he didn't do it. Nobody should be quick to forgive those two and absolutely nobody should forgive Vick.
8:12AM on 10/20/2010
BRAVEHEART, THE PATRIOT, MAD MAX, and my personal fave PAYBBACK. These are some of the examples of the Brillance that is Mel Gibson. Yes he's going thru some rough stuff, but his personal shit doesn't take ANYTHING away from how great and actor and director he is. So Zach G, please go shave, learn to play more than one type and shut the fuck up please!
BRAVEHEART, THE PATRIOT, MAD MAX, and my personal fave PAYBBACK. These are some of the examples of the Brillance that is Mel Gibson. Yes he's going thru some rough stuff, but his personal shit doesn't take ANYTHING away from how great and actor and director he is. So Zach G, please go shave, learn to play more than one type and shut the fuck up please!
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2:07AM on 10/20/2010
Zach Galifianakis is a funny actor, and its not too matching for a guy like that to be talking about these types of issues. Nobody complained when Mike Tyson did a cameo, so why the hell should anybody bother now? So Zach, I like you, but keep the fuck away from Mel.
Zach Galifianakis is a funny actor, and its not too matching for a guy like that to be talking about these types of issues. Nobody complained when Mike Tyson did a cameo, so why the hell should anybody bother now? So Zach, I like you, but keep the fuck away from Mel.
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1:54AM on 10/20/2010
Mel Gibson may be a racist, but Mike Tyson is a rapist and no one seemed to protest him being in the first Hangover. So I'm not sure when all the indignation is coming from now.
Mel Gibson may be a racist, but Mike Tyson is a rapist and no one seemed to protest him being in the first Hangover. So I'm not sure when all the indignation is coming from now.
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2:23PM on 10/20/2010
it's not the "racist" thing. It's that he punched his girlfriend's teeth out of her mouth while holding his baby *allegedly
it's not the "racist" thing. It's that he punched his girlfriend's teeth out of her mouth while holding his baby *allegedly
1:11AM on 10/20/2010
Dude Mel Gibson is a better actor than Zach Galifiashpankis will EVER be. He should be proud to work with Mel. I'm really getting sick of this asshole playing the same damn roles too.
Dude Mel Gibson is a better actor than Zach Galifiashpankis will EVER be. He should be proud to work with Mel. I'm really getting sick of this asshole playing the same damn roles too.
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11:53PM on 10/19/2010

Fuck off

this guy is a complete TOOL . how is he funny??
with his failed show on MTV where he played piano and made his guests feel uncomfortable being with him in a room.
the worlds turned to shit and now his humor is considered something : /
this guy is a complete TOOL . how is he funny??
with his failed show on MTV where he played piano and made his guests feel uncomfortable being with him in a room.
the worlds turned to shit and now his humor is considered something : /
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6:10PM on 10/20/2010
His show was on VH1. And if your past posts weren't so fucking funny I'd totally flame you right now.
His show was on VH1. And if your past posts weren't so fucking funny I'd totally flame you right now.
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9:38PM on 10/19/2010
why would anyone possibly think it would be a good idea to have Mel Gibson in this movie in the first place? He is an actual crazy person and its too soon for him to be joking about it.
why would anyone possibly think it would be a good idea to have Mel Gibson in this movie in the first place? He is an actual crazy person and its too soon for him to be joking about it.
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9:50PM on 10/19/2010
Mel Gibson is an actor. Being in a movie isn't anything new, it's his job.
Mel Gibson is an actor. Being in a movie isn't anything new, it's his job.
1:21AM on 10/20/2010
youre right, lets just keep forgiving the drunken jew hating wife beater and keep giving him money because hes an actor.
youre right, lets just keep forgiving the drunken jew hating wife beater and keep giving him money because hes an actor.
2:23PM on 10/20/2010
Now you're getting it. It's how this country works. People have done a lot worse and been forgiven, it's nothing new.
Now you're getting it. It's how this country works. People have done a lot worse and been forgiven, it's nothing new.
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9:26PM on 10/19/2010
I know ZG will get praise from people like Joy Behar over protesting Gibson. But get over yourself, he's filming a cameo, not starring side by side with him. And no matter what Mel has done off screen, he's still a movie legend in my book.
I know ZG will get praise from people like Joy Behar over protesting Gibson. But get over yourself, he's filming a cameo, not starring side by side with him. And no matter what Mel has done off screen, he's still a movie legend in my book.
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9:41PM on 10/19/2010
but you know the reason they want him in the movie is BECAUSE of what he has done off screen recently
but you know the reason they want him in the movie is BECAUSE of what he has done off screen recently
9:05PM on 10/19/2010

Good For Him

A guy that was bullied all his childhood in the South for being mixed race (Greek+White - seriously that's why he was targeted) shouldn't have to work with a misogynistic bigoted religious fanatic, if he doesn't want to. It's hard to believe that Todd Phillips, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha would want to either unless they have some secret plan to publicly humiliate Gibson so much that he kills himself.
A guy that was bullied all his childhood in the South for being mixed race (Greek+White - seriously that's why he was targeted) shouldn't have to work with a misogynistic bigoted religious fanatic, if he doesn't want to. It's hard to believe that Todd Phillips, Ed Helms, and Justin Bartha would want to either unless they have some secret plan to publicly humiliate Gibson so much that he kills himself.
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8:33PM on 10/19/2010
If this isn't a stunt I'm with Zach. I can't even watch Gibson's movies anymore. Although considering Tyson redeemed himself in the first Hangover, this couldn't hurt I guess. I'd rather have Tiger Woods though, cause you know Tiger never assaulted anyone verbally or physically and still seems like a nice guy.
If this isn't a stunt I'm with Zach. I can't even watch Gibson's movies anymore. Although considering Tyson redeemed himself in the first Hangover, this couldn't hurt I guess. I'd rather have Tiger Woods though, cause you know Tiger never assaulted anyone verbally or physically and still seems like a nice guy.
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8:08PM on 10/21/2010
Would you mind explaining how his role in the Hangover redeemed Tyson after raping a woman and biting off another man's ear? Just wondering.
Would you mind explaining how his role in the Hangover redeemed Tyson after raping a woman and biting off another man's ear? Just wondering.
6:55PM on 10/19/2010
I don't give a shit about what Mel does personally. You see, I have a life. I have my own problems to worry about. Mel's movies are great. So I'll enjoy those while the rest of you losers sit on your computers pretending to care so much about Mel's personal life.
I don't give a shit about what Mel does personally. You see, I have a life. I have my own problems to worry about. Mel's movies are great. So I'll enjoy those while the rest of you losers sit on your computers pretending to care so much about Mel's personal life.
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7:54PM on 10/19/2010
Making great art shouldn't excuse a public figure from not having decent morals and personal responsibility. I'll take a clean conscience over 20 extra DVD's in my collection, thank you.
Making great art shouldn't excuse a public figure from not having decent morals and personal responsibility. I'll take a clean conscience over 20 extra DVD's in my collection, thank you.
8:15PM on 10/19/2010
OH, and for someone who "doesn't give a shit what Mel does personally," you sure do seem to get in an uproar over what a bunch of strangers on the internet do & think. You can't have it both ways, hypocrite.
OH, and for someone who "doesn't give a shit what Mel does personally," you sure do seem to get in an uproar over what a bunch of strangers on the internet do & think. You can't have it both ways, hypocrite.
8:28PM on 10/19/2010
Hey go easy on the guy, he has a "life" (but still manages to get butthurt over comments on a movie site).
Hey go easy on the guy, he has a "life" (but still manages to get butthurt over comments on a movie site).
9:37AM on 10/21/2010
Obviously, he's more enraged that people as pathetically stupid as you exist. It can be quite upsetting watching everyone around you flip their shit over the dumbest things like a bunch of retarded monkeys.
Obviously, he's more enraged that people as pathetically stupid as you exist. It can be quite upsetting watching everyone around you flip their shit over the dumbest things like a bunch of retarded monkeys.
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6:47PM on 10/19/2010

so...

am i the only one that believes this a joke. cause this feels like part of his persona that he displays to the media.
am i the only one that believes this a joke. cause this feels like part of his persona that he displays to the media.
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6:40PM on 10/19/2010

If this is true,

then Zach just got a lot cooler in my eyes. Mel's a fascist pig, and I wouldn't want to work with him either.
then Zach just got a lot cooler in my eyes. Mel's a fascist pig, and I wouldn't want to work with him either.
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5:25PM on 10/19/2010

Zach's values vs paycheck

Looks like we know which one wins.

"..you just show up and vomit your lines out.." - an artist at work right there.
Looks like we know which one wins.

"..you just show up and vomit your lines out.." - an artist at work right there.
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5:24PM on 10/19/2010

Zach's values vs paycheck

Looks like we know which one wins.

"..you just show up and vomit your lines out.." - an artist at work right there.
Looks like we know which one wins.

"..you just show up and vomit your lines out.." - an artist at work right there.
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6:11PM on 10/20/2010
"...contractual obligations signed before THE HANGOVER became a huge hit is requiring Galifianakis to star in the film."
"...contractual obligations signed before THE HANGOVER became a huge hit is requiring Galifianakis to star in the film."
4:46PM on 10/19/2010
Mr.Gibson is much more funny than Galifianakis. Just make a HANGOVER flick starring with Mel.
Mr.Gibson is much more funny than Galifianakis. Just make a HANGOVER flick starring with Mel.
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2:27PM on 10/20/2010
the point of the movie business is to make money. Zach is hot and mel is toxic. You and about 15 people from this site would be the only audience.
the point of the movie business is to make money. Zach is hot and mel is toxic. You and about 15 people from this site would be the only audience.
4:44PM on 10/19/2010
I met Galifianakis after a comedy show a few years ago, and he was a complete asshole to me and my friends. We asked him for his autograph after the comedy show, and he told us to "fuck off", he then proceded to hit on a couple of 16 year old girls (they may have been younger), and then he signed one of their tits with a sharpie. Galafainakis is an asshole in person, so the fact that he doesn't like Mel Gibson (a fellow asshole) is hilarious to me.
I met Galifianakis after a comedy show a few years ago, and he was a complete asshole to me and my friends. We asked him for his autograph after the comedy show, and he told us to "fuck off", he then proceded to hit on a couple of 16 year old girls (they may have been younger), and then he signed one of their tits with a sharpie. Galafainakis is an asshole in person, so the fact that he doesn't like Mel Gibson (a fellow asshole) is hilarious to me.
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4:21PM on 10/19/2010
I don't know, I might be upset if I had to work with a dude that punched his pregnant wife, too. I'm sure everything will work out in the end, anyways.
I don't know, I might be upset if I had to work with a dude that punched his pregnant wife, too. I'm sure everything will work out in the end, anyways.
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4:30PM on 10/19/2010
Where's the proof he punched his pregnant wife. You're believing rumor.
Where's the proof he punched his pregnant wife. You're believing rumor.
2:31PM on 10/20/2010
so her teeth just jumped out of her mouth? let's see, missing teeth, tons of tapes of deranged Mel threatening to kill her... hmmm...
so her teeth just jumped out of her mouth? let's see, missing teeth, tons of tapes of deranged Mel threatening to kill her... hmmm...
3:29PM on 10/19/2010
Zack's attitude better not affect his performance or I'll be pissed. Nut up and be a professional. Maybe we should do background checks on everyone on set, becuase the stars morals are such that he may not want you editing the movie, being the prop guy, or being a key grip. Where does it end? Out of the thousands of people involved in this movie I'm sure there are worse offenders than Mel.
Zack's attitude better not affect his performance or I'll be pissed. Nut up and be a professional. Maybe we should do background checks on everyone on set, becuase the stars morals are such that he may not want you editing the movie, being the prop guy, or being a key grip. Where does it end? Out of the thousands of people involved in this movie I'm sure there are worse offenders than Mel.
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3:17PM on 10/19/2010
The thing with Mel is that he has some of the most die-hard fans that he continually keeps letting down. If this were any other actor (Michael Richard's anyone?) he would be blacklisted in Hollywood. I personally think Mel is genius with a lot to offer, he just has some serious issues he needs to work out. He needs to get his shit together before the fans that stood behind him throughout all his bullshit say enough is enough.
The thing with Mel is that he has some of the most die-hard fans that he continually keeps letting down. If this were any other actor (Michael Richard's anyone?) he would be blacklisted in Hollywood. I personally think Mel is genius with a lot to offer, he just has some serious issues he needs to work out. He needs to get his shit together before the fans that stood behind him throughout all his bullshit say enough is enough.
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2:28PM on 10/19/2010
Give Mel a chance. He's clearly piss drunk whenever he acts nutty. And besides, could he really be that hateful? He made four films with Danny Glover i doubt he's a racist.
Maybe he's just a jo-shmo who uses foul language without caring. Its just words folks, he's never actually done anything racist before, he's done the opposite, and i say actions speak louder than words. besides, next to clint eastwood, he's probably the most talented guy in hollywood.
Give Mel a chance. He's clearly piss drunk whenever he acts nutty. And besides, could he really be that hateful? He made four films with Danny Glover i doubt he's a racist.
Maybe he's just a jo-shmo who uses foul language without caring. Its just words folks, he's never actually done anything racist before, he's done the opposite, and i say actions speak louder than words. besides, next to clint eastwood, he's probably the most talented guy in hollywood.
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11:16PM on 10/20/2010
Forgive him because he's FUCKING DRUNK all the time? That's seriously the best you can do? "Well, normally I'd call the cops on you for beating me up honey, but you were drunk this time, so never mind!" OMG, you fanboys will pull ANYTHING out of your ass to defend your celebrity crushes. You and everyone that gave you a thumbs up need to join reality with rest of us. Go see a fucking head shrink.
Forgive him because he's FUCKING DRUNK all the time? That's seriously the best you can do? "Well, normally I'd call the cops on you for beating me up honey, but you were drunk this time, so never mind!" OMG, you fanboys will pull ANYTHING out of your ass to defend your celebrity crushes. You and everyone that gave you a thumbs up need to join reality with rest of us. Go see a fucking head shrink.
8:50PM on 10/21/2010
You're right when you say that "actions speak louder than words", but comparing his filmmaking actions to his hate-spewing words is not apt. If he starts volunteering in a Jewish orphanage, then we'll talk :)
You're right when you say that "actions speak louder than words", but comparing his filmmaking actions to his hate-spewing words is not apt. If he starts volunteering in a Jewish orphanage, then we'll talk :)
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1:52PM on 10/19/2010
So wait a sec Mike, he didn't actually say anything about Mel being what he is upset about which leads me to believe your article title is just sensationalism.
So wait a sec Mike, he didn't actually say anything about Mel being what he is upset about which leads me to believe your article title is just sensationalism.
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2:20PM on 10/19/2010
I think its more or less confirmed at this point that he was referencing Gibson in his interview.
I think its more or less confirmed at this point that he was referencing Gibson in his interview.
1:48PM on 10/19/2010
To anyone who thinks Mel will never work in Hollywood again, I have two words for you. Victor Salva.
To anyone who thinks Mel will never work in Hollywood again, I have two words for you. Victor Salva.
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1:27PM on 10/19/2010
Joke or no joke. It's already old. Scrap the now-spoiled cameo if it was ever true. . .
Joke or no joke. It's already old. Scrap the now-spoiled cameo if it was ever true. . .
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1:21PM on 10/19/2010

This is all leading up to the Climactic

Between Two Ferns with Mel Gibson.
Between Two Ferns with Mel Gibson.
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1:18PM on 10/19/2010

get over it

Do you know how many of these other actors, directors or producers have been arreseted for serious crimes of drugs, prostitution, abuse, theft and god knows what else and this is the timne he will take a stand? remeber how much troubl RDJ has been in (his current co-star), yeah he forgot that didnt he?
Do you know how many of these other actors, directors or producers have been arreseted for serious crimes of drugs, prostitution, abuse, theft and god knows what else and this is the timne he will take a stand? remeber how much troubl RDJ has been in (his current co-star), yeah he forgot that didnt he?
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1:36PM on 10/19/2010
When did RDJ reference a "pack of niggers?"
When did RDJ reference a "pack of niggers?"
1:38PM on 10/19/2010
Don't remember RDJ ever making outrageously racist and anti-Semitic comments, or battering and threatening to kill his wife.
Don't remember RDJ ever making outrageously racist and anti-Semitic comments, or battering and threatening to kill his wife.
6:47PM on 10/19/2010
yeah lets all hop on our high horse and pretend we all never said anything offensive before. ya'll can get fuck yourselves.
yeah lets all hop on our high horse and pretend we all never said anything offensive before. ya'll can get fuck yourselves.
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12:43PM on 10/19/2010
Yep, its definitely a joke.
Yep, its definitely a joke.
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12:42PM on 10/19/2010
I don't know why people seem to think Galifianakis can't be serious about something. He's made it clear in several interviews before that he hasn't been happy with some of his projects. From an interview about 'Dog Bites Man':

"AVC: Is it true that the show sometimes made you uncomfortable?

ZG: There was one time where I actually started crying. We were in a church, and this guy was so sweet. He said something really sad, and I just couldn't take it. If you're onstage and you're screwing
I don't know why people seem to think Galifianakis can't be serious about something. He's made it clear in several interviews before that he hasn't been happy with some of his projects. From an interview about 'Dog Bites Man':

"AVC: Is it true that the show sometimes made you uncomfortable?

ZG: There was one time where I actually started crying. We were in a church, and this guy was so sweet. He said something really sad, and I just couldn't take it. If you're onstage and you're screwing with someone, they know that there's a comedy show going on. These people had no idea."

I'd imagine he's not kidding about this.
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12:27PM on 10/19/2010
I'm not a fan of Zach Galifianakis, but I like Mel Gibson! I think he deserves a cameo, why not!
I'm not a fan of Zach Galifianakis, but I like Mel Gibson! I think he deserves a cameo, why not!
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12:27PM on 10/19/2010

Zach

has all the right in the world to voice his disagreement with the casting of Gibson, both to Phillips, the film's producers or any journalists who ask him about it. What I DON'T think he has the right to do is to let his displeasure with Gibson's casting affect his performance in the film or his attitude on set or with the other actors. They're all there to do a job and I just hope he isn't raising such a stink on set that it becomes distracting.
has all the right in the world to voice his disagreement with the casting of Gibson, both to Phillips, the film's producers or any journalists who ask him about it. What I DON'T think he has the right to do is to let his displeasure with Gibson's casting affect his performance in the film or his attitude on set or with the other actors. They're all there to do a job and I just hope he isn't raising such a stink on set that it becomes distracting.
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12:25PM on 10/19/2010

Ummm, Mr. Galifianakis...



... where was your Mike Tyson protest? Because that was my main reason for not wanting to see the original in the first place.


... where was your Mike Tyson protest? Because that was my main reason for not wanting to see the original in the first place.
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12:21PM on 10/19/2010
a man's got to stand for something.

I'd take Zach over Mel.
a man's got to stand for something.

I'd take Zach over Mel.
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12:08PM on 10/19/2010

Really

Have you ever seen Mr. ZG out of character. This is a Work.
Have you ever seen Mr. ZG out of character. This is a Work.
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12:16PM on 10/19/2010
huh?
huh?
8:38PM on 10/19/2010
Sounds like Engrish to me.
Sounds like Engrish to me.
12:08PM on 10/19/2010
Everyone loves a comeback. Can't wait to see Mel in this movie. A Movie that I really had little interest in seeing, but this is a step in the right direction.
Everyone loves a comeback. Can't wait to see Mel in this movie. A Movie that I really had little interest in seeing, but this is a step in the right direction.
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11:58AM on 10/19/2010

Seriously...

Hey Zach...with the money you're making off this...put up with it...end of story
Hey Zach...with the money you're making off this...put up with it...end of story
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11:36AM on 10/19/2010
I honestly don't understand all of the outrage against Mel Gibson. It all seems to be based off of perceived bigotry because he made a religious film, followed up by stolen private conversations that are taken out of context.

But hey, lets get our panties all twisted up in knots or else we won't have anything to talk about, right?
I honestly don't understand all of the outrage against Mel Gibson. It all seems to be based off of perceived bigotry because he made a religious film, followed up by stolen private conversations that are taken out of context.

But hey, lets get our panties all twisted up in knots or else we won't have anything to talk about, right?
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11:48AM on 10/19/2010
I've yet to hear a Mel Gibson fan explain what context "you need to have your head smashed in with a baseball bat" and "I'll bury you in the rose garden" is acceptable.
I've yet to hear a Mel Gibson fan explain what context "you need to have your head smashed in with a baseball bat" and "I'll bury you in the rose garden" is acceptable.
1:48PM on 10/19/2010
and I'm sure that you've never gotten very angry in an emotional argument with someone close to you and yelled things that represented your feelings too.

People get angry and say things they don't mean. When a teenager gets into a fight and yells "i'll kill you!" and gets arrested for it everyone jeers and yells about people being PC. But some famous guy that everyone has it in for lately for some reason does something similar and he's the devil.

You're all pieces of work, you know that?
and I'm sure that you've never gotten very angry in an emotional argument with someone close to you and yelled things that represented your feelings too.

People get angry and say things they don't mean. When a teenager gets into a fight and yells "i'll kill you!" and gets arrested for it everyone jeers and yells about people being PC. But some famous guy that everyone has it in for lately for some reason does something similar and he's the devil.

You're all pieces of work, you know that?
11:17AM on 10/19/2010
Maybe this is just a stunt or maybe Zach G. really is upset, which I think may be the case. All I will say is that I'd rather have a happy and funny Zach G. in The Hangover 2 before casting Gibson for a cameo. Phillips needs to take care of the people that made the first one so great.
Maybe this is just a stunt or maybe Zach G. really is upset, which I think may be the case. All I will say is that I'd rather have a happy and funny Zach G. in The Hangover 2 before casting Gibson for a cameo. Phillips needs to take care of the people that made the first one so great.
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11:00AM on 10/19/2010

Gibson?

If it is Mel, sounds like he's desperately fishing for work or at least a chance to put a bit of a shine on his tarnished image. I say let him rust. Sure, they used 1 psychopath (Mike Tyson) for a laugh scene in the 1st movie but Tyson is a boxer. Mel is a different story. Public image is a big part of what a career like his is based on, and how much abuse does a guy have to spew before we say "enough". I mean if you had a friend who deeply offends everyone at every party you invite him/her to,
If it is Mel, sounds like he's desperately fishing for work or at least a chance to put a bit of a shine on his tarnished image. I say let him rust. Sure, they used 1 psychopath (Mike Tyson) for a laugh scene in the 1st movie but Tyson is a boxer. Mel is a different story. Public image is a big part of what a career like his is based on, and how much abuse does a guy have to spew before we say "enough". I mean if you had a friend who deeply offends everyone at every party you invite him/her to, would you keep inviting him/her out? Not me, I'd say "Sorry, you bigoted piece of garbage, enjoy your loneliness, you earned it".
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6:52PM on 10/19/2010
desperately fishing for work?! he has his own production company you dimwit. and he has an oscar potential film coming out called Beaver. you don't know what you're talking about.
desperately fishing for work?! he has his own production company you dimwit. and he has an oscar potential film coming out called Beaver. you don't know what you're talking about.
10:53AM on 10/19/2010

Have you ever seen his stand up or interviews before?

This is probably Zach Galifianakis making a joke. Don't make it something it's not. No one even said the words "Mel Gibson".
This is probably Zach Galifianakis making a joke. Don't make it something it's not. No one even said the words "Mel Gibson".
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11:41AM on 10/19/2010
I'm not trying to make something out of nothing. I've actually heard from a few sources that Galifianakis is not a fan of Gibson, isn't happy about the cameo and has been lobbying to have his character written out of that scene.
I'm not trying to make something out of nothing. I've actually heard from a few sources that Galifianakis is not a fan of Gibson, isn't happy about the cameo and has been lobbying to have his character written out of that scene.
10:52AM on 10/19/2010

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I really doubt that he isn't serious. He's turned down a lot of projects on moral grounds.
In my opinion, I'd listen to one of the dudes that made the original so great before I'd go for some stunt casting.
I really doubt that he isn't serious. He's turned down a lot of projects on moral grounds.
In my opinion, I'd listen to one of the dudes that made the original so great before I'd go for some stunt casting.
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10:45AM on 10/19/2010
Of course this is Zach, so his "deep protest" could be just goofing on the press or an attempt to generate even more interest in the film.
Of course this is Zach, so his "deep protest" could be just goofing on the press or an attempt to generate even more interest in the film.
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10:33AM on 10/19/2010

Mel is a asshole

I say don't let him cameo if that is the root of the problem.
I say don't let him cameo if that is the root of the problem.
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10:19AM on 10/19/2010
If it is about Mel Gibson, I don't blame him. Gibson seriously needs to get his shit together before working in film again. We don't need to make a novelty out of a once-respected actor who is now having some serious issues with anger, alcohol, bigotry, whatever.
If it is about Mel Gibson, I don't blame him. Gibson seriously needs to get his shit together before working in film again. We don't need to make a novelty out of a once-respected actor who is now having some serious issues with anger, alcohol, bigotry, whatever.
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6:54PM on 10/19/2010
go fuck yourself. what the fuck do you care about Mel's personal life for?!?! he makes a good movie, be happy enjoy it. dont go home and act all concerned on the internet about mel's personal life. worry about yourself.
go fuck yourself. what the fuck do you care about Mel's personal life for?!?! he makes a good movie, be happy enjoy it. dont go home and act all concerned on the internet about mel's personal life. worry about yourself.
8:41PM on 10/19/2010
Smartest post in this whole article.
Smartest post in this whole article.
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