MAD MEL MAYHEM: Good news for MEL GIBSON -- he's not going to jail in his domestic violence case thanks to a plea deal reached with prosecutors . Mel will plead no contest to misdemeanor battery of ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and will likely serve probation and be ordered to complete counseling.

(--Oksana accused Mel of punching her in the head and face during a heated argument in January 2010. He claims he slapped her once, and only to calm her down, because she was shaking their baby.)

But what about Mel's accusations that Oksana was trying to extort him with those PRICELESS phone recordings that were unleashed upon us last year??? RadarOnline says the D.A. has DECLINED to press charges against her because there isn't enough evidence.

LOHAN LUNACY: LINDSAY LOHAN returns to court today in the grand theft/bling case. Yesterday, everybody was reporting that Lindsay had decided NOT to take a plea deal and instead let a jury of her peers decide her fate, but late last night TMZ reported she might not have to decide today after all.

They're saying when Lindsay shows up at the courthouse today, she'll be granted a continuance, so that her attorney can keep on working out a deal. The sticking point seems to be just how much jail time she'll have to do.

CHARLIE'S SHEEN-ANIGANS: CHARLIE SHEEN is on the cover of the new issue of Life & Style magazine, and makes some interesting comments in the accompanying interview. It almost sounds like he understands how INSANE he's coming off.

He says, quote, "I'm really starting to lose my mind. I'm ready to call anyone to help." Later, he adds, "I'm really trying to contain myself right now. My lawyer wants to come over to my house and take the bullets out of my gun."

2.) Charlie went back yesterday to the place where he first kicked off his crazy - "The Dan Patrick Show" - and told him that it might be his last interview ...

RadarOnline has the complete interview HERE.

3.) In the second of two radio interviews yesterday, Charlie kind of apologized to his former "Two and a Half Men" co-star, JON CRYER. If you recall, Charlie called Jon a "TURNCOAT" and a "TROLL" for not calling him during all this chaos.

Well, in yesterday's interview with L.A. radio station K-Earth, Charlie issued this half-hearted apology ...

You can watch/listen to this interview HERE.

THE MILEY MELTDOWN VIDEO: MILEY CYRUS went ballistic on a photographer yesterday who pushed past her mom to get a better angle on her. She got right in the guy's face and shouted, quote, "Are you serious? You just hit my mom with your camera! You just ran into my mom with your camera. Don't you ever do that again!"

It looks like there is some contact made when the guy tried to dart around Tish to get Miley's picture, but it's hard to tell just how hard the guy hit her. It doesn't look too bad, really, but it set Miley OFF!!! We Report,You Decide ...

QUOTE/UNQUOTE: "When it's time to pull and tuck, I'm sure I will consider it." -- BRITNEY SPEARS,on getting plastic surgery, in "Out" magazine.

The photo shoot she did for the magazine, by the way, is being called "one of her most revealing ever." Brit even gives us a glimpse of the tatts she has etched on her inner thighs!!!

BABY NEWS: MARIAH CAREY shares a few photographs from her baby shower, which was held at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel this past Sunday, in the new issue of Life & Style magazine.

For more, visit the tab HERE.

CHRIS BROWN CALLS RIHANNA BEAT DOWN "MISHAP": CHRIS BROWN likes to complain how unfair it is that we still judge him for brutally beating RIHANNA two years ago. Then he goes and refers to it in an interview with the "New York Post" that it was a, quote, "MISHAP".

He was addressing those in the music industry who distanced themselves from him after it happened, and says, quote, "You can't blame people...if they don't want to be associated with somebody who had a particular mishap."

(--Merriam-Webster defines 'mishap' as 1: an unfortunate accident 2: bad luck)

Obviously, the National Organization for Women was NOT cool with this. Erin Matson of the woman's rights group says, quote, "It was not a mishap, this was a serious act of violence. No woman who has been assaulted would refer to it as a mishap, nor should anyone refer to it as such."

OLD SCHOOL KIM AND NICOLE: Check out the pic of a back in the day KIM KARDASHIAN and NICOLE RICHIE Kim posted on her blog yesterday ...

"I was 13 and she was 12! Hahahaha. Look at how short my hair was! I literally screamed when I saw this!" she wrote.


SIMPSON/WENTZ DIVORCE UPDATE: Word on the street a couple of days ago was that it was on between PETE WENTZ and his soon-to-be ex, ASHLEE SIMPSON. Supposedly, they were about to embark in a spousal support and custody battle over their son, Bronx.

However, RadarOnline says they have sources close to the couple who claim the controversy came from Pete's LAWYERS and not Pete himself. The site claims Pete told Ashlee not to worry, he's willing to pay spousal support as well as make a custody agreement that is right for Bronx. "They've already made a schedule that works for both of them," says one source.