The domestic violence investigation of actor/director Mel Gibson has been completed, and the case has now been officially turned over to the Los Angeles District Attorney. Gibson is accused of physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend, model Oksana Grigorieva, twice punching her in the face, and then later telling her she "f---ing deserved it" in one of the infamous recorded telephone conversations.
"At least they presented the half that pertains to Gibson. The investigation of his former girlfriend continues," D.A. spokesperson Sandi Gibbons told E! News. "We have not received any evidence to review on that."
Despite getting the case yesterday, it could be several months before the D.A. decides whether to pursue charges against Gibson.
Grigorieva is also under investigation by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department investigators for allegedly trying to extort money from Gibson in hopes of getting a better support settlement. TMZ says that Gibson is preparing to give a second interview with the sheriff's department, which some observers say is an indicator of how serious the agency is taking the extortion charges against Grigorieva.
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Lindsay Lohan surfaced yesterday in Beverly Hills after serving 13 days in jail, followed by three weeks in a psychiatric unit at UCLA Medical Center. Lohan is now getting treatment as an outpatient service, and was ordered to continue psychotherapy, as well as, submit to random drug and alcohol tests twice a week. When photographed, the only drink Lohan was observed holding was a canned energy drink.
Later in the day, Lohan was at the Santa Monica office of the DMV getting her driver's license re-instated, after having it suspended as part of her case.
And with her re-instated license, she also was spotted driving around Los Angeles at 1 A.M. behind the wheel of a Maserati. But she wasn't club hopping. TMZ says she was observed picking up a friend, and then returned to her Hollywood home.
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Len Lesser, famously known for playing Uncle Leo on 'Seinfeld,' has learned the power of the internet. The 87-year-old actor had his name and home telephone number posted on a Facebook page purported to belong to reality TV socialite Kim Kardashian. Lesser received so many calls from kids asking "Are you Uncle Leo?" that he felt the need to call police. The investigation is ongoing, but there are more than 100 Facebook pages attached to Kardashian's name, reports TMZ.
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Wesley Snipes was convicted of tax charges in 2008, but he's yet to serve any time. The action-star has appealed his conviction, and now he is appealing again. Snipes and his legal team are arguing that his fifth and sixth amendment rights were violated, and he is now asking for a new trial, with new jurors. Snipes' team suggests that there was jury misconduct, and that prosecutors failed to make the jury aware of criminal charges against one of the witnesses that testified against Snipes.
Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison for tax evasion, for failing to pay $14 million in income taxes. Snipes was originally supposed to turn himself in to U.S. marshals on Sept. 2, but now the appeal will prolong the time that Snipes will remain free.