UPDATED: Oliver Stone released an apology: "In trying to make a broader historical point about the range of atrocities the Germans committed against many people, I made a clumsy association about the Holocaust, for which I am sorry and I regret."
"Jews obviously do not control media or any other industry. The fact that the Holocaust is still a very important, vivid and current matter today is, in fact, a great credit to the very hard work of a broad coalition of people committed to the remembrance of this atrocity -- and it was an atrocity."
Monday Update: When asked by The Sunday Times why he focused on the Holocaust so much in his upcoming Showtime documentary, The Secret History America, Oliver Stone blamed "The Jewish domination of the media." He added: "They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has f***** up United States foreign policy for years."
The Anti-Defamation League responded quickly. ADL's national director Abraham Foxman released the following: "Oliver Stone has once again shown his conspiratorial colors with his comments about "Jewish domination of the media" and control over U.S. foreign policy. His words conjure up some of the most stereotypical and conspiratorial notions of undue Jewish power and influence."
In addition to The Secret History of America, Stone has Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on the horizon. The sequel opens on September 24.
Daniel Craig has officially signed on to star in David Fincher's remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Craig is also contracted to star in two sequels. The actor will take on the pivotal role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist. No official announcement has been made yet about which young actress will snag the lead role of Lisbeth Salander.
The original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo raked in nearly $10 million in North America. The Girl Who Played With Fire, which marks the second film in the trilogy, has already brought in $2.4 million. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest hits theaters in the states on October 15.
According to Warner Bros., the actual weekend number for Inception is $42.7 million.
On Sunday, Warner Bros. estimated that Inception would bring in $43.5 million during its sophomore frame. Now the studio is saying that number is going to be $42.8 million. The official figure is due later today.
Even if Inception didn't live up to the estimate, that's still only a 32% drop from its debut weekend. The film's domestic cume is $143 million and it brought in an estimated $56.7 million abroad.
Monday (7/26) Update: In the latest tape, Gibson brings Oksana Grigorieva's ex-lover Timothy Dalton into his tirade. You can listen here.
Tuesday (7/20) Update: Things keep getting worse for Mel Gibson. The actor comes off as unhinged yet again in the latest tape to be released. A sample of the argument between him and Oksana Grigorieva:
Oksana: You're acting as a crazy man right now and you have been for many, many months. And you hit me, and you hit her (Lucia, their daughter) while she was in my hands! Mel, you're losing your mind. You need medication.
Mel: You need a f***ing kick up the a** for being a b***h, c**t, gold digging whore! With a p*ssy son! And I want my child, and no one will believe you! So f**k you!"
You can listen to the full tape here.
Thursday Update: In his latest rant, Gibson vents about the amount of money he spent on Grigorieva, calling her a b***h, a c**t and a whore.
Wednesday Update: RadarOnline.com has released the fourth installment of the audio tape that is getting Mel Gibson into a lot of trouble. The new segment features Gibson threatening to burn down Oksana Grigorieva's house. Lister here.
Tuesday Update: The tapes just keep coming.
RadarOnline.com has obtained yet another tape of Mel Gibson berating Oksana Grigorieva.
Mel Gibson's latest PR disaster continues now that a new tape has been released of the actor berating Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of one of his children. The nearly 8-minute long tape includes threats, insults and other statements that show Gibson's darker side.
WARNING: The audio segment contains harsh language. You can listen here.