Deeply disturbing photos of Oksana Grigorieva’s badly bruised face were released by Radar Online on Tuesday, bolstering her camp’s claims that ex-boyfriend Mel Gibson physically abused her.

The pictures were reportedly taken the day after their Jan. 6 argument, during which she said he punched her in the head and knocked out her teeth. Mel’s team maintained that while they did argue, no physical violence occurred. It has accused Oksana of attempting to extort money from him with her allegations.

When asked by authorities why she didn’t go to police that night, the Russian musician reportedly said, “I was unable to go a hospital that night because I had no one to care for the children,” Lucia, her now-8-month-old daughter with Mel, and
Sascha, her 12-year-old son with actor Timothy Dalton.

The photos could come into play as evidence in the custody battle over Lucia, along with the domestic violence case authorities are currently pursuing against Mel. Stay tuned.

Is Amy Being Used?

Just when we thought Amy Winehouse had settled into a stable relationship comes a report that things are not what they seem. A British burlesque dancer has declared she was in a relationship with director Reg Traviss, the “Rehab” singer’s squeeze since June, up until a week ago.

“Amy needs to know she is being used by him,” Raven Isis told the U.K.’s News of the World. “We were madly in love and he threw it all away to be with her just because she’s famous.”

After breaking off her volatile romance with ex-hubby Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy seemed to have conquered her drug demons and found love — or at least potential love — with clean-cut Reg. The chanteuse had been spotted with a ring on her finger and was said to have asked him to move in with her.

However, his ex said Reg told her he was only with Amy in order to raise his profile before his first film premiered, which was two weeks ago. When he didn’t sever ties with the singer, Raven cut him loose.

“He’s a fame-hungry cheat and I can never forgive him for doing this,” Raven told the paper. “But she should know that since I dumped him he has bombarded me with texts every day asking to see me. I know he will ditch her as soon as he has got the fame he wants. And I would put money on the fact that he will be coming back to me with his tail between his legs. But he hasn’t got a chance in hell.”

Well, Amy, sounds like you need to have a talk with your man.

Loveless Lunch

Did Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick give the silent treatment to the paparazzi press, or to each other? According to the New York Post, the reality TV star and her baby-daddy showed up at a Hamptons, N.Y., eatery with her walking five paces behind him. Once they were seated, the supposedly happy couple maintained silence.

Asked about their weekend, Kourtney responded curtly, “It was fine.” Scott reportedly just flashed a dirty look.

However, Kourtney’s rep had a different take: “They actually were having a lovely day until you rudely interrupted their lunch.”
So presumably the silence was just them savoring the lovely day. Right.

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