Is Mel Gibson dead? Nope. But his career may be

mel-gibson-beaver.jpgThe top Google search for a time on Monday (July 19)  was " Mel Gibson dead." But, as you probably guessed, it's just another web rumor. He's not dead. Not even close. But his career? And his new film, "The Beaver"? Well, that's another story. 

A domestic violence investigation into Gibson continues, part of the bitter custody battle for his daughter, Lucia, with the mother, his ex-girlfriend Oksana Gregorieva.

To spice things up, there have been five audio tapes of Gibson ranting and raving some vile, sexist, racist, misogynistic language released on RadarOnline. Mel was also dropped by his talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, and ordered to surrender all his firearms.

So it almost made sense when we read this weekend that the actor had sold his New York pad and was considering moving back to Australia. But his longtime rep tells Us Weekly that "there's no truth" to those Down Under rumors. He says Mel resumed shooting Jodie Foster's comedy "The Beaver" in New York two weeks ago.