Mel Gibson Emerges from New Life in the Slow Lane
September 7, 2006

It's the very first video of Mel Gibson since his scandalous run-in with the law.

The actor resurfaced Wednesday after weeks of hiding, sporting a Fedora and chomping on gum as he left his Santa Monica office.

The superstar was clearly annoyed with the unwanted attention, calling the paparazzo "unintelligible."

We're told Mel has been at work all week, likely preparing for his upcoming release "Apocalypto," which is still set to premiere in December.

Last month Gibson pleaded no contest to a DUI and was ordered to attend AA meetings five times a week. He also had his license suspended.

"Extra" snapped Mel getting a ride home on Pacific Coast Highway Wednesday as he passed Moonshadows, the Malibu hotspot he partied at the night of his shocking arrest.

While the race heats up for the embattled star's first sit-down interview since being busted, Mel is staying mum about the controversy that had the whole world talking.


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