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    >> looks like after mel gibson 's come back is on hold for now this after his planned return to the big screen and the sequel to "the hang over " was axed.

    >> many of you likely saw this story, "the hang over " is the story of several friends who travel to las vegas for a bachelor party only to wake up the next morning not remembering anything. now it's mel gibson that wishes that hollywood would forget his own recent past.

    >> tracey, it's bill.

    >> bill, where the hell are you guys?

    >> we lost doug.

    >> reporter: it was the top grossing r-rated comedy of all time.

    >> am i missing a tooth?

    >> reporter: the 2009 blockbuster, "the hangover." followed four friends to a las vegas bachelor party only to wake up the next morning with no memory and no groom.

    >> that is my tooth, why do you have that?

    >> reporter: and now coming soon to a theater near you, the sequel "the hang over 2" but what won't be coming soon , a planned featured cameo by actor mel gibson . gibson 's career has been challenged by a media storm stemming from his nasty split from his ex-girlfriend and a barrage of phone messages he left her. and now the announcement that gibson has been dropped from the film. director todd phillips issued this statement. i thought mel would have been great in the movie, but this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my cast and crew. without naming names said this on the comedy death ray podcast. i'm in a deep protest right now with a movie i'm working on, up in arms about something, very frustrating.

    >> reporter: what may be even more frustrating for gibson , the original hang over movie featured a cameo by mike tyson .

    >> i think it's very, very hurtful to his career, if all that has not happened before wasn't hurtful, this is the worst thing yet. if i were mel gibson right now, a chill would be running down by spine.

    >> we reached out to mel gibson who did not respond with a comment. zack has no say in who is hired or fired for any roles in the film, nor was he consulted on this matter. by the way, liam neeson will be replacing mel gibson on "the hang over

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Mel Gibson won't be providing "The Hangover 2" with any additional laughs.
updated 10/21/2010 6:45:46 PM ET 2010-10-21T22:45:46

It looks like Mel Gibson won't be making a cameo appearance in "The Hangover 2" after all.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and director Todd Phillips confirmed today that Gibson will not be joining stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms in the highly-anticipated sequel, which follows the gang to the exotic but dangerous locale of Thailand.

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Phillips stated: “I thought Mel would have been great in the movie and I had the full backing of [WB president] 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.”

Galifianakis was rumored to be upset with the decision to cast Gibson in a cameo, explaining to Comedy Death-Ray podcast host Scott Aukermanthat he's turned down several projects on moral grounds, saying: "But 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."

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Galifianakis cut Aukerman off with an abrupt warning sound as the host began to mention the film's title, but after Aukerman pressed, "I know you're filming The Hhhhhhhh ... "

Galifianakis admitted, "It has something to do with a movie I'm working on, yeah. I'll tell you about it later. It's very frustrating."

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