Spears looks to Gibson for advice

Gibson has taken on a low profile since telling police that "[t]he Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."

Mel Gibson 88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Mel Gibson 88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Displaying the same sort of questionable judgment that has nearly destroyed one of pop music's most lucrative careers, Britney Spears has reportedly sought career advice from another star with a reputation on the rocks - Mel Gibson. Celebrity gossip Web site TMZ.com reported Sunday that Spears and Gibson were spotted eating together at LA's Romanov Restaurant and Lounge over the weekend, and that the meal may have followed previous meetings between the struggling singer and the erstwhile movie star. The Web site cited unnamed sources in claiming that Gibson and his wife had "reached out to Britney during her darkest days," and that they "think they can help her" restore her personal and professional life. Gibson, who like Spears has struggled with substance abuse problems, has taken on a relatively low profile since 2006, when he drew international headlines for telling California police during a drunk driving arrest that "[t]he Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." TMZ's sources didn't speculate on his opinion of Spears' religious activities in recent years, which at times have involved an interest in Jewish mysticism. Spears wore a red string bracelet - a symbol of Kabbalah - in the 2004 music video for "Everytime," and was photographed visiting LA's Kabbalah Centre earlier this month with a copy of the Zohar in hand.