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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Website says Gibson rant audio not the last word

LOS ANGELES -- The two-minute clip of Mel Gibson using a racial slur and calling his ex-girlfriend a ''w----'' during an argument are unlikely to be the last ugly words the public hears from the actor.

RadarOnline.com, the celebrity website that posted the recording Friday, said there's more where that came from.

For 10 days, the site has posted written transcripts of secret recordings it said Gibson's former girlfriend, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, had made. The snippet released Friday is the first audio of the confrontations that have been aired.

The clip includes segments in which a voice that sounds distinctly like the Academy Award winner is heard telling Grigorieva that she is dressing too provocatively and that it would be her fault if she were raped. He uses the N-word at one point, and the recording is laced with his profanity.

Shortly after the posting, entertainment news outlets reported that Gibson had been dropped by talent agency William Morris Endeavor, although that decision appeared to have been made days ago. The agency did not return phone calls and an e-mail seeking comment.

David Perel, RadarOnline's founder and executive vice president, told The Associated Press that the site had heard ''a substantial portion'' of 30 minutes of recordings Grigorieva had made. Perel said more audio clips will likely be released in coming days.

The site reported the 40-year-old made the recordings because she was afraid Gibson might harm her.

'African Sanctus' composer dies

LONDON -- David Fanshawe, a widely traveled musical explorer best known as the composer of ''African Sanctus,'' has died at age 68.

Fanshawe died on Monday, according to a statement on his website.

''African Sanctus,'' premiered in 1972, was based on music collected in four years of wanderings in Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.

Fanshawe said of himself, ''without my travels, I would have nothing original to say.''

Fanshawe recorded music in Tahiti, Tonga, Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Thailand and Laos, amassing a collection of 3,000 audio tapes and 60,000 images.