A Los Angeles court has vacated Mel Gibson’s misdemeanor domestic violence battery conviction in a case filed after a highly publicized fight with his ex-girlfriend.
The dismissal was finalized Monday by Superior Court Judge Deborah Brazil, and her order was released Friday.
Gibson pleaded no contest in 2011 to one count of misdemeanor spousal battery of his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. He was sentenced to three years of probation, domestic violence counseling and two days of community service.
The Oscar-winning director completed the terms of his sentence within a year.
George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker guitar has sold at auction for $657,000.
Harrison purchased the guitar in 1963 at Fenton’s Music store in Mount Vernon, Illinois, while visiting his sister.
The Julien’s Auctions sale of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia was held Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. Harrison had the guitar refinished from a Fireglo red to black to match John Lennon’s Rickenbacker.
Other items in the sale included Lady Gaga’s 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile. It sold for $125,000.
The top five movies from the weekend box office:
1. Godzilla, $93.2 million
2. Neighbors, $25.1 million
3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, $16.8 million
4. Million Dollar Arm, $10.5 million
5. The Other Woman, $6.3 million
Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Joe Cocker is 70. Singer-actress Cher is 68. Actor Dave Thomas is 65. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin is 56. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 55. Singer Susan Cowsill is 55. Actor John Billingsley is 54. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 54. TV personality Ted Allen is 49. Actress Mindy Cohn is 48. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 42. Actor Matt Czuchry is 37.