We'd like to say that there shouldn't be any surprises when Mel Gibson turns up in court this afternoon, but, well, you never do know.
In any case, Gibson's appearance certainly seems cut-and-dry (hey, they can't all be like Lindsay Lohan) as it was announced this week that Mel had reached a deal to plead no contest to one misdemeanor count of battery in his ongoing domestic violence case against baby mama Oksana Grigorieva.
Mel is expected to formally enter his plea (he was formally charged just this morning) at the 1:30 p.m. hearing--no jail time is expected, but exactly how much trash-collecting on the side of the PCH he'll have to log should be interesting to find out.
So stay tuned, because E! Online is streaming live all afternoon from in and outside the courthouse starting at 1 p.m. PT. Don't miss a minute of the Mel mayhem!