In a recent interview with the Daily Mail, Baillie describes how her grandfather still refuses to speak to her six years later (despite a brief period of reconciliation). Apparently, her grandparents feel the poor decisions she made in her wild youth are what prompted Brand and Ross. She was forced to apologize profusely to her family for an incident that she had absolutely no part in and was disinvited from her grandmother's 80th birthday. She points out that since her grandparents are now both firmly in their 80s, she might never actually get to speak to them again, all because a pair of braying jackasses decided to leave some dipshit message on her famous grandfather's answering machine.
Mel Gibson Is A Goddamn Maniac
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Mel Gibson is currently best known as an aging racist lunatic who occasionally shows up in direct-to-DVD movies, but at one point he was one of the biggest stars in the world. Everyone wanted to work with him, and he had a reputation for being an incorrigible prankster, which is a term here meaning "burgeoning serial killer." The majority of his pranks were singularly focused on humiliating his female co-stars in ways that would be considered felonies if they were committed by even a slightly less famous maniac.
Choice in movie roles may also have been a clue.
While filming Forever Young with Jamie Lee Curtis, Mel pretended to be a knife-wielding lunatic and showed up at her trailer in a hockey mask, a prank which was presumably doubly insulting because Michael Myers (the killer who chased Curtis through Halloween) wears a William Shatner mask. It is unclear whether this mistake was intentional, because Mel Gibson is a crazy asshole.
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"Fine by me. The last thing I need is people mistaking me for that lunatic."
Mel Gibson gifted a freeze-dried rat to his co-star Helen Hunt on the set of What Women Want, because Mel Gibson does not know the answer to that question. He also took his "stalker" gag a step further -- rather than simply show up at someone's trailer with a mask and a knife, he created a fake report about a knife-wielding lunatic running around the studio, and even had memos printed up and posted in the security office and around the Paramount lot. Only then did he put on his "maniac" costume to deliver the punchline to his hilarious joke, which was to whimsically attack the film's director, Nancy Meyers, in her office. Meyers screamed and began stabbing him with a pencil, because she thought she was about to be murdered, which means Mel's clever joke was a rousing success. He climbed on top of the makeup trailer and, in his own words, began "laughing like a hyena" in celebration of his wit, because holy shit Mel Gibson is a fucking lunatic.
While filming Ransom, Gibson tracked down some nude photos that Rene Russo, who had the somber misfortune of playing Mel's wife in the film, had taken back when she was a teenager. That last word is incredibly important. When Mel got hold of the photos, he had portions of them enlarged to poster-size, and presumably also had them laminated to defend against maniac slobber. He then posted them, a single image at a time, on the crew bulletin board. So every day the cast and crew of Ransom were treated to a different part of 17-year-old Rene Russo's anatomy. According to her: "He put bits and pieces of it -- a breast, a finger, a knee -- and he put them on the bulletin board every day." You may recognize this as something a serial killer would do.
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Julia Roberts, who got off relatively easy with just a freeze-dried rat delivered to her trailer, affectionately refers to Gibson as the only thing on Earth that makes her paranoid. Maybe we should all be taking a cue from that.
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