Mel Gibson Versus Zach Galifianakis: Looks Like Zach Won

Earlier this week, we told you that Mel Gibson’s camp had come up with a kind of brilliant plan to get the despicable actor back into the public’s good graces: a cameo in “The Hangover 2.” Mel was set to play a tattoo artist in the flick, but the appearance has now been nixed. The movie’s director, Todd Phillips, explains, “I thought Mel would have been great in the movie… But I realize filmmaking is a collaborative effort, and this decision ultimately did not have the full support of my entire cast and crew.”

So who in the cast objected? Obviously, more than one person could have been uncomfortable appearing in a movie with the guy. But earlier this month, funny man Zach Galifianakis expressed displeasure with a mysterious movie over a mysterious situation. “I’m in a deep protest right now with a movie I’m working on, up in arms about something. But I can’t get the guys to [listen] … I’m not making any leeway,” he said. “I’ll tell you about it later. It’s very frustrating.”

Do we think Zach was talking about the Mel situation? Sure, sounds like he might have been. [CNN]