Power producer Joel Silver always has a party on Memorial Day. And Robert Downey Jr shows up, more often than not. There are few producers who are personalities themselves. Joel Silver is one of them. Click here if you missed the fascinating THR profile on his business practices last year. Joel was responsible for the Lethal Weapon franchise. And now he and director Richard Donner don’t talk anymore. It’s Hollywood politics, it’s boy sh-t, and it’s insight into how dirty it can get in that town.

Anyway, he’s tight with RDJ, has been for years, one of the people who believed in RDJ when he was ready to get clean and giv’er. That was in the early 2000s. And now he’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world. No one would have predicted that in 2003. In 2003, however, Johnny Depp opened the first Pirates Of The Caribbean movie and became, well, one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Today we’re talking about whether or not he beats his wife. No one would have predicted that either. And if you were asked, then, who of the two of them would be embroiled in this crazy scandal? Come on. All of us would have said RDJ.