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Fast Track: Mel Gibson plans to plead no contest to domestic violence charges

March 10, 2011
  • Mel Gibson is expected to plead no contest to charges of domestic violence.
Mel Gibson is expected to plead no contest to charges of domestic violence. (Francois Mori/ Associated…)

A round-up of entertainment news stories for Thursday.

Mel Gibson (remember him?) is expected to plead no contest to domestic violence charges and avoid jail time. (Los Angeles Times)

Julie Taymor is out of the troubled "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," but the Broadway show will go on. (Los Angeles Times)

Spider-Man's first comic book appearance sold for $1.1 million -- or about 1/65th of the budget of his new musical (New York Daily News)

Julianne Moore has landed the plum role of Sarah Palin in HBO's "Game Change." (Los Angeles Times)

Is it possible that the long, national Sheen nightmare is coming to a close? (Los Angeles Times)

Not even former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is immune from getting pulled over. (TMZ)

Snoop from "The Wire" has been arrested in a Maryland drug raid. (Huffington Post)

Heads up "Lost" fans, Terry O'Quinn is headed back to series television. (Entertainment Weekly)

Guillermo del Toro is going to direct the monster invasion drama "Pacific Rim" next. He really means it this time. (Los Angeles Times)

Dirty Wii game We Dare is in trouble for not living up to its dirty advertisements. (Eurogamer)

Ratings may be up, but profits are down for the owners of "American Idol." (Deadline)

Guy Fieri's $200,000 Lamborghini was stolen in San Francisco on Wednesday. (Hollywood Reporter)

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