In case you've been hiding under a rock — or just don't give a rat's patoot about Hollywood gossip — actor Mel Gibson was recently caught on tape going spectacularly, profanely postal on ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva during a phone call. He basically used all of George Carlin's "7 Words You Can't Say On Television" and then some, including some mindblowingly inappropriate usage of the N-word.
So is Mad Max a racist? Not according to Whoopi Goldberg. Appearing on her day job at "The View," Goldberg (who is Of Color herself) cautiously insisted "I know Mel, and I know he's not a racist. I have had a long friendship with Mel. You can say he's being a bonehead, but I can't sit and say that he's a racist having spent time with him in my house with my kids. I don't like what he's done, make no mistake." Whoopi believes that Gibson's longtime battles with alcohol, rather than, oh, a Holocaust denier for a father, was the culprit. (See the clip at PopEater)
(Then again, Goldberg thought nothing of then-beau Ted Danson roasting her at the Friar's Club )
So why are you reading about this in an iPhone-centric tech blog? Because the same week Whoopi refused to crucify Gibson (pun intended — remember, he did direct "The Passion of the Christ"), she revealed, also on "The View," that she'd become so enraged with her malfunctioning iPhone 4 that she'd "murdered" it:
(Video courtesy of Gawker)
Sounds like she could have used some of Mel's anger-management courses — or at least a (wait for it!) "whoopie cushion."