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Mel Gibson finds comeback going tough

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The art of the come-back should never be underestimated -- especially if you're Mel Gibson.

Gibson, back on the big screen after an eight-year  absence, is having a tough time fielding the inevitable questions about his infamous drunken anti-Semitic outburst in 2006.

After keeping a mostly low, public profile since that arrest, the "Mad Max" star has been on the media circuit promoting his new kidnap thriller "Edge of Darkness" -- and trying to keep a smile on his face.

But the facade cracked in an interview with Chicago TV station  WGN when Gibson ended an uncomfortable chat with reporter Dean Richards by calling him an "asshole" as he signed off, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on.