The Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed that the Cecil B. Demille award given to Jodie Foster at last night’s Golden Globes ceremony was actually a ploy to lure her friend, Mel Gibson, out of hiding in order to stage a much-needed intervention. The reclusive Gibson, who hasn’t attended an award ceremony in years out of fear of his Hollywood peers staging an intervention, agreed to attend the Golden Globes, sitting beside his “Maverick” co-star to see her accept the coveted lifetime achievement award.
According to witnesses, Gibson became suspicious that something was wrong midway through Foster’s highlight reel when he saw clips from such non-classic films as “Little Man Tate,” “Home For the Holidays,” “The Brave One,” “Contact,” and “The Beaver.”
“These films are barely good enough to be at Redbox, let alone in the Cecil B. Demille highlight reel,” Gibson said to the other people at his table. “This better not be a trick to get me into rehab.”
Unfortunately, the intervention attempt went awry after Jodie Foster got off track with her acceptance speech.
“Jodie was supposed to get onstage and recite all the ways Mel’s alcoholism has negatively affected her life and that she thinks he needs treatment,” said Robert Downey Jr., who presented the award to Foster. “But then she started rambling on about being a lesbian and the downside of fame in Hollywood. By the time she was done, Mel had polished off all the champagne at his table and passed out.”
By the time, Foster was done doing interviews backstage, she discovered Gibson had left the Golden Globes early to go on a bender with fellow actors Josh Brolin and Joaquin Phoenix. However, Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway volunteered to take Gibson’s place in the intervention, not because she has a drinking problem, but because she couldn’t pass up a chance to be the center of attention and have everyone talk about her.