People: Oct. 23, 2006

Rehab, Hollywood-style

Alcohol loosens the tongue, as does DIANE SAWYER. She got MEL GIBSON to admit, in his first interview since his anti-Semitic tirade in July, that the comments he claimed were "the stupid ramblings of a drunkard" may stem from resentment over the criticism he got for The Passion of the Christ. Also, although in a drunken rage, he managed to think clearly about Nick Nolte. Gibson told Sawyer he combed his hair so "one of those hideous mug shots" wouldn't be everywhere. "Vanity won out," he said.

LITERARY BACKSTORY

Ah, the sharp sting of success. Last week Turkey was...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!