Analysis: Pax show puts faith to the test

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Tuesday's presidential election threw a spotlight on the role of religion in public life in the United States, and Pax TV is hoping the new attention will bring
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Mel Gibson wants to avoid stalker in court

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson's lawyer wants to use a victims' rights law to keep the actor/producer from meeting his alleged stalker in a Los Angeles court.

Keira Knightley dazzles with new look

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Keira Knightley, in a departure from her tomboy ways, dazzled onlookers by arriving at the Hollywood Film Festival sporting a glamorous evening gown.

Gibson to make cameo on his show

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson will make a cameo appearance on ABC's family comedy "Complete Savages" to boost the ratings of the show of which he is the executive producer.

Mel Gibson stalker behind bars

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A man allegedly wanting to pray with Mel Gibson was charged with stalking after trespassing at the "Passion of the Christ" director's Malibu, Calif., home.

'Mel Gibson' arrested for trespassing

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A New York man with the same name as Hollywood star Mel Gibson was arrested for allegedly loitering in an apartment building with an open alcoholic beverage.

Mel Gibson gives millions to hospitals

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Actor-director Mel Gibson has donated $10 million to two Los Angeles hospitals, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Judge grants a Mel Gibson request

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A judge in Santa Monica, Calif., has extended a retraining order against a man who allegedly bothered Mel Gibson and the star's family.

Pope blessed five Roman Catholics

ROME, Vatican City, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Pope John Paul II declared five Roman Catholics blessed Sunday before an audience of more than 30,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica.

Mel Gibson sells two Australian properties

KIEWA VALLEY, Australia, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Actor, producer and director Mel Gibson is selling two of his properties in northeast Victoria, Australia.

Feature: 'Love and Honor,' familiar themes

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- In his new novel "Love and Honor," Randall Wallace returns to themes that will be familiar to fans of his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the 1995 epic "Braveheart" -- freedom and equality.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Influential Kennedy honorees

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy Center honorees are always, by definition, leading artists in their field, but this year's class may be a more influential group than most.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Photographs of celebrity trash exhibited

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- Artists Pascal Rostain and Bruno Mouron are exhibiting 25 of their new photographs of celebrity trash at a New York gallery.

Analysis: Legs, coattails and 'Fahrenheit'

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- "Fahrenheit 9/11" is a certified box-office hit, but some questions remain -- and the question of whether, or how, it will affect the November presidential elec
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Mel Gibson tops Forbes Celebrity 100

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of The Christ" helped propel him to the top of the U.S. Forbes Celebrity 100 list based on income and influence.
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Mel Gibson
Actor Mel Gibson and actress Oksana Grigorieva arrive at an industry screening of the motion picture sci-fi thriller "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on April 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, AO (born 3 January 1956) is an Australian-American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.

After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. In 2004, he directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a controversial, yet successful, film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus. In recent years, remarks by Gibson have generated accusations of homophobia, antisemitism, racism, and misogyny; he has apologised repeatedly for the statements and denied that they represent his real opinions.

Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of 11 children, and the second son of Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia (née Reilly, died 1990). His paternal grandmother was the Australian opera soprano, Eva Mylott (1875–1920). One of Gibson's younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor. Gibson's first name comes from Saint Mel, fifth-century Irish saint, and founder of Gibson's mother's native diocese, Ardagh, while his second name, Colm-Cille, is also shared by an Irish saint and is the name of the parish in County Longford where Gibson's mother was born and raised. Because of his mother, Gibson holds dual Irish and American citizenship.

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