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Lautner likes ladies, OK?

Taylor Lautner is going on the record about his sexuality after being quizzed by the  Australian edition of GQ about a recent night out with director Gus Van Sant and writer Dustin Lance Black, both of whom are openly gay. When asked if either of the men hit on him, Lautner said, “No, definitely not. I think they know I’m straight.” The 19-year-old “Twilight” star said that the meeting was all business: “It’s not a coincidence that there was a writer, a director and an actor at dinner.”

Chris Tucker  forecloses

Chris Tucker may end up losing his Florida mansion, as he owes the bank more than $4 million on the foreclosed home — and that’s on top of the $11.5 million lien the IRS placed on the home earlier this year for unpaid income taxes, according to Hollyscoop. Tucker, at least, is finding ways to joke about his situation. “That’s the last time I let Wesley Snipes help me out with my taxes,” Tucker quipped at a recent stand-up gig, according to the Miami New Times. He might not be laughing so much about the house’s value: Tucker purchased it for $6 million, but the property is reportedly currently appraised at $1.6 million.

Downey: Forgive Mel!

Robert Downey Jr. wants the world to forgive Mel Gibson. While accepting an award from the American Cinematheque, the star took a moment to address Hollywood’s treatment of the Oscar-winning director and actor, according to Us Weekly. “Unless you are without sin — and if you are, you are in the wrong f—ing industry — you should forgive him and let him work,” Downey said. “There’s nothing so much wrong with him. He’s a good dude with a good heart.”

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