Looks like Mel Gibson decided to ditch the Globes this year, which may be no surprise considering the PR problems he's had of late and his desire to dodge reporters on the red carpet. But he had the option of slipping in the back Globes door and avoiding all that, like many stars do. He didn't, which is downright rude considering what the Globes have done for Mel. When the HFPA gave him best director for his Scottish battle epic back in 1995, "Braveheart" went on to sweep the Oscars. This year the HPFA gave Mel another, welcome embrace at a time he needs it most. How did he respond? With instant ungratitude. Within days of "Apocalypto" being nominated for best foreign-language pic at the Globes this year, he mocked the awards as the 'Golden Globs" to USA Today. Now the snub of not showing up tonight!
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January 15, 2007 | 7:39 pm
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