Society and Religion

Well, pee in my boots and tell me it’s rain water: Mel Gibson hates Jews?

Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas is accusing Mel Gibson, his recent collaborator on a movie about Jewish revolt, of “hating Jews” and using him to deflect his anti-Semitic reputation. In an explosive nine-page letter to Gibson obtained by TheWrap, the screenwriter wrote that the director of “The Passion of the Christ” never intended to make the movie about Jewish heroism, called “The Maccabees.” Instead, Eszterhas said, Gibson announced the project “in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged you, charges which have crippled your career.” via Joe Eszterhas explodes at Mel Gibson: “You Hate Jews” –

Religion and Politics

Judah Maccabee’s Story to be brought to the Big Screen

Um, if it wasn’t for Mel Gibson who constantly needed a rehabilitation of image, we wouldn’t get to sees stories like this: Hold onto your yarmulkes! Mel Gibson — the Oscar-winning actor-director whose star has faded these past few years amid anti-Semitic remarks, domestic violence allegations, and two box-office disappointments (Edge of Darkness and this summer’s The Beaver) — is now developing an untitled epic about the Jewish warrior hero Judah Maccabee, EW has confirmed. (Deadline first reported the story.) Gibson is producing the film for Warner Bros. through his Icon Productions company. Joe Eszterhas (Basic Instinct, Showgirls) has