It may surprise some of you, but when I want the Internet to make me laugh, I tend to click on one of our top reporters on the Middle East.
His latest post cracked me up. It turns out that Mel Gibson really is anti-Semitic! Hah!
No, seriously. I’m not being sarcastic.
Gibson was teaming up with Basic Instinct screenwriter Joe Esterhaz to make a Braveheart version of the Maccabees (Chanukah) story. Warner Bros has now shelved the project. But apparently Gibson thought he can blame it on a bad script and take credit for being the anti-anti-Semite no one believes him to be. So Esterhaz has shot back and publicized a 9-page letter in which he states that, among other shockers, Gibson’s REAL intent was for the movie to convert Jews into Christians.
High drama in Hollywood today! Fun fun!