Mel Gibson, who has rarely appeared in an acting role on TV -- a notable exception was his role on The Simpsons in 1999 -- has been in talks with Mad Men creator-producer Matthew Weiner about taking a role in a story arc on the AMC drama next season, syndicated columnist Liz Smith reported today, citing no sources. Commented Smith "Mel is a huge fan of the series and really wants in. Most experts agree that Mel's movie career is kaput. I don't quite agree on that myself, but some close to Mel assert that he thinks so himself."