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Mel Gibson keeping mum on Oksana tapes

For those waiting for Mel Gibson to make some sort of statement of contrition about the allegations of domestic violence made by ex Oksana Grigorieva, you'd better take a load off because he probably won't talk for a long time.
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For those waiting for Mel Gibson to make some sort of statement of defense or contrition about the allegations of domestic violence made by his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, you'd take a load off because he probably won't talk for a long time.

According to a source close to Gibson, the actor intends to keep a low profile and not issue any sort of statement until all the allegations between him and Grigorieva (there’s also an ongoing investigation into whether Grigorieva extorted Gibson) are played out in the courts. In other words, the tapes will speak for themselves until a judge makes a decision — then maybe Gibson will comment.

Of course, nothing is ever certain. “You never know what could come up at any time,” said the Gibson source.

Justin Timberlake remains down to earthJustin Timberlake ignored everyone on Thursday as he ran into Prince Street Café in the SoHo district of New York to work on his latest movie, “Friends With Benefits.” But it seems that was just a front for the dozens of paparazzi clamoring for a partial shot of the actor/singer.

An extra, who asked not to be named, told that Timberlake made time to say hi to everyone working with him at the diner, even those who didn’t have a speaking role. The extra said he didn’t mind waiting in the summer heat because Timberlake was “easy to work with.”

Many of the cast and crew on the film, which is about a no-strings-attached relationship between Timberlake and co-star Mila Kunis that turns sour after he falls for her, agreed with him.

Another extra, who was awaiting an evening scene to be filmed at Jacques Brasserie a few doors down, said it was refreshing to see how fame hadn’t gone to Timberlake’s head. She had previously worked as a model for an event that Timberlake had attended. While all the other celebrities insisted that their socialite “friends” be allowed in, Timberlake’s entourage consisted of his mom, some members of his family, his golf caddy and the caddy's wife.

“I talked to his golf caddy, who said Timberlake had asked him if he wanted to come,” she said. “Everyone else was bringing models.”

‘Mad Men’ finally returnsIn case you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard, “Mad Men” returns for its fourth season on Sunday. The summer television season has been a slow one, and this show is more than just filler — it’s truly an incredible hour of programming. Scenes are never overwritten or overacted, and the attention to historical detail sets a new standard for any other show that deigns to set itself in the early 1960s.

The third season ended with Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and his inner circle setting up their new advertising company inside a room at the Pierre Hotel. The fourth season picks up several months later when the new company SCDP (Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce) has a bustling office.

Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) returns (but those awkward bangs do not!) and she’s scheming with Pete (Vincent Kartheiser); little Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka) has one of the best kid’s scenes ever scripted and acted; and Don continues to evolve in ways both disturbing and intriguing. So please, watch “Mad Men.” You’ll be glad you did.

Weekend box officeAs a kid, it was far more likely that I’d spend a weekend tearing through a Beverly Cleary book than seeing a movie, which is why I’m a little sentimental about “Ramona and Beezus,” the film based on Cleary’s books about plucky young Ramona Quimby. “Ramona and Beezus” opens wide in 2,700 theaters, and with temperatures near 100 degrees in large swaths of the country, it’s going to attract scores of families.

Action movies aren’t only for the men. Angelina Jolie, Sigourney Weaver, and Linda Hamilton are just a few of the women who’ve picked up weapons and taken aim at the cinema audience.

However, it will take a little more than sentimentality and a heat wave for the film to pick off “Salt,” the new Angelina Jolie spy thriller. It opens in 3,400 theaters and has a good shot at knocking off “Inception” for the No. 1 spot.

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