One Hollywood star not afraid to support Mel Gibson? Jonah Hill. Sort of.
To the surprise of no one, Gibson didn't show up to Comic-Con, even though he's got a movie to promote. And convention-goers no doubt expected a reprieve from hearing about those crazy recordings while at the annual 5-day nerdathon.
But they thought wrong.
Gibson's name, in fact, was invoked at the top of Day 1 at Comic-Con's panel for the upcoming animated film Mega Mind. The movie features Gibson's voice, and while the actor wasn't there to tell the audience how great it is, his co-stars Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Tina Fey and Charlize Theron were. That's when Hill dared to bring up his embattled colleague.
When the stars were asked by an audience member to name their Hollywood nemeses — Fey said she'd wrestle Betty White on pay-per-view — Hill replied: "Mel Gibson's girlfriend [Oksana Grigorieva]," according to a report in the New York Times.
"I just want to come out and officially support Mel," Hill continued before a slightly stunned crowd. Apparently unhappy with the tepid reaction, Hill stood up, flipped the audience the bird and left the stage.
Then he returned. "I just read what Mel actually said. I'm going to have to take back a few of those things back," Hill said. "I only support a quarter of the things he was talking about on those tapes."
Fans of geekdom and awkward moments may be in for yet another treat at Friday's Bones panel. TMZ reports that star David Boreanaz was hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit Thursday.