Sunday, May 26, 2024

Mel Gibson’s Infamous Ex, Oksana Grigorieva, Releasing New Mini-Album


Remember Oksana Grigorieva? Mel Gibson’s infamous ex and baby mama has a new album coming out on June 4th. The first single is called “Party.” I know that personally I cannot wait for this release. I would include a link to her website but it doesn’t appear to be functional. Even so it doesn’t look like Oksana is going to go away. The press release doesn’t say if she’s on a label. You may recall that Mel started Icon Records for her in 2009, intending to make Oksana the next big thing.

Here’s an excerpt from her press release:

A child prodigy in Russia, Oksana was instilled with a passion for music and started playing classical piano at age 4 and by the time she was 7 she was writing her own music and performing Bach, Mozart and Tchaikovsky in concerts.  The evolution of Oksana’s artistic talents continued after she graduated from university at the early age of 19.  Though music was her singular passion, her beauty attracted the attention of modeling agencies in London.  Despite the fact that her modeling career flourished Oksana always kept her focus on music.  She continued working on her instrumental compositions and song writing skills. She composed the music for a few independent films, and also for stage productions with Gregory Peck and Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave.

To continue her musical evolution, Oksana moved to New York and then LA where she made inroads as a song-writer. Several demo sessions led to her first major break. In 2006, Josh Groban recorded her song “Un Dia Llegara” for his album ”Awake” and Oksana has had many influences from the top ranks of pop music including Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Chrissie Hyde, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.  Oksana has often returned to her native Russia to perform concerts for the children who are victims of Chernobyl. She is a spokesperson for the Chernobyl Children’s Project International.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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