ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have committed to one thing: Not talking bad about each other.

That’s one of the provisions of a new custody agreement proposed by the off-again, on-again couple. Their son, Tripp, is former Gov. Sarah Palin’s first grandchild. He turns 2 in December.

“The parties agree that the child shall receive positive reinforcement about each party and that the child has the right to be free of negative comments by one parent about the other. The parties agree that neither party will speak badly about the other parent in front of the child,” the agreement says. “Furthermore, neither parent will, to the best of their abilities, allow anyone else to speak badly about the other parent or members of their family in front of the child.”

Tripp can’t be around any family member who badmouths the other parent or parent’s family, including in blogs, Internet social media and press releases, they agreed.

They also plan to keep strict control over photos of or interviews with their son. The parents will decide “the manner, degree, frequency, and character of any publicly disseminated images, interviews, or appearances of the child,” the agreement said.

Palin and Johnston will share legal custody but if they can’t agree on something, Palin will decide, the agreement says. She will also have primary physical custody though Johnston will get visits with his son on Wednesdays and Saturdays. His annual salary is presumed to be $72,000 for purposes of child support.


Actor uninjured in crash of Maserati into hillside

LOS ANGELES — Mel Gibson was uninjured after crashing his sports car into a Malibu hillside, the California Highway Patrol said.

Gibson’s 2008 Maserati careened off southbound Malibu Canyon Road on Sunday evening, the agency said.

The 54-year-old Academy Award winner was alone in the car. Authorities do not suspect alcohol was involved.

It’s been a rough couple of months for Gibson, who is locked in a bitter custody dispute over his infant daughter with Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva. He also remained under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for an alleged assault on Grigorieva earlier this year, although he has not been arrested and no charges have been filed.

Grigorieva, 40, is also under investigation after Gibson accused her of attempting to extort him. She has denied the allegation.


Gabor, 93, receives last rites

LOS ANGELES – A spokesman for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the actress is in serious condition at a hospital and has received the last rites.

John Blanchette on Sunday described Gabor’s health situation following her surgery to remove blod clots from her upper body a day earlier as “very sad.”

Blanchette told the Los Angeles Times the 93-year-old Gabor asked for a priest and he administered the sacrament Sunday morning.

Gabor had broken her hip on July 17.


James Cameron will celebrate birthday beneath Lake Baikal

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – James Cameron is going from outer space to underwater.

The writer and director of “Avatar” says he’ll celebrate his 56th birthday Monday deep beneath Russia’s Lake Baikal. Cameron will be in a submersible about 5,200 feet from the surface of the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake – “unless it’s bad weather, in which case I’ll be getting drunk with the Russian crew in the port.”

A longtime ocean enthusiast, Cameron has other underwater projects in the works. He says he is building a submarine in Australia that will take him 36,000 feet underwater. He is also developing an upgraded 3-D underwater camera and has plans for an underwater feature film that he said he might make before taking on an “Avatar” sequel.


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