Alec Baldwin Wants Mel Gibson for His Podcast

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Mel Gibson arrives at the Cinema For Peace event benefitting J/P Haitian Relief Organization held at Montage Hotel at Montage Beverly Hills on January 14, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images) Photo: Angela Weiss/2012 Getty Images

Alec Baldwin knows his way around a rage outburst, so maybe we shouldn't be too surprised by this, but: Baldwin tells Vanity Fair that he recently invited Mel Gibson to be a guest on his biweekly WNYC podcast "Here's the Thing." "I said, 'Mel, this isn't about regurgitating. You're one of the greatest movie stars of your generation and you were one of the most successful directors in this business and you won the Academy Award. And the only thing I want to ask you about the travails in your life is: What did you learn?'" Yes, what has Mel Gibson learned, other than that Joe Eszterhas can really crank out a Kindle single?