mel-gibson01.jpgPolitical and religious leaders the world over have descended on Rome in the past few days to pay their respects to Pope John Paul II, who will be laid to rest today. But Hollywood's most high-profile Catholic is sitting the ceremonies out. "You can’t have a star like Mel Gibson waiting in line like that," said a spokesperson for the Passion of the Christ director. "It would have created a scene."

The thing about making jokes is, when they ask for it this hard, it's almost more satisfying *not* to give it to them.
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