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People: Apr. 9, 2007

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GOOGLE NEWS HITS + GOOGLE BLOG HITS = THE SCORE

1 Pilloried by a professor for his depiction of the Maya, Mel Gibson told her to “f___ off” before she was tossed from a campus Apocalypto screening. Sniffs blog site THE SUPERFICIAL: “Nice to see his anger management classes … paid off.” They did! The old Mel would have blamed the Maya for all the wars in the world. SCORE: 1,719

2 Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards are being sued by two paparazzi who claim that the actresses assaulted them and Richards threw the fotogs’ laptops off a hotel balcony while the actresses were in Canada filming Blonde and Blonder. Star watcher GOSSIP WORD observes, “Like most things in Anderson’s life, the incident was apparently caught on a hotel security tape.” SCORE: 1,453

3 After rumors to the contrary, Warner Bros. announced that once and future Hermione Emma Watson (with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint) is booked for all seven Harry Potter films. AIN’T IT COOL NEWS mops its fevered, geeky brow: “Our long national nightmare comes to a close.” Just don’t tell them what happens to Dumbledore in the last book. SCORE: 1,094

4 Lily Tomlin didn’t ♥ director David O. Russell–or so it would seem from leaked videos of their battles on the set of 2004’s I ♥ Huckabees. The unlikely hero: co-star Dustin Hoffman, who kept calm amid the F bombs and gamely urged the dueling duo to film the next scene: “Shoot it. Come on. You’ve got the adrenaline.” SCORE: 367

5 Kurt Russell isn’t digging the proposed remake of his 1981 B epic Escape from New York. Asked by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY if he would do a cameo in the new version, Russell snapped, “I am Snake Plissken! It’s like Sean Connery always watching someone else do their version of Bond.” SCORE: 175

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