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Brett Ratner resigns as Oscar producer amid controversy!

Brett Ratner is out as producer of the 84th Academy Awards show.

It’s been a hell of a week for Ratner, who has gotten himself into quite some trouble with that big mouth of his! Amongst some of his offenses, he used a gay slur when asked about filmmaking. The director said that “rehearsing is for fags” in a Q&A session following a screening of his new film, “Tower Heist”. (He apologized once NY Magazine published his statement and a video of the exchange was posted.)

“As a first step, I called Tom Sherak this morning and resigned as a producer of the 84th Academy Awards telecast,” Ratner said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Being asked to help put on the Oscar show was the proudest moment of my career. But as painful as this may be for me, it would be worse if my association with the show were to be a distraction from the Academy and the high ideals it represents.”

Ratner chose Eddie Murphy, the star of “Tower Heist,” to host the Oscars.

“He did the right thing for the Academy and for himself,” Sherak said in the Academy’s official response statement. “Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent.”

Ratner also made headlines in a pair of lewd media appearances. He spoke about his sexual history with actress Olivia Munn on both G4 and Howard Stern’s radio programs; he said he “banged” Munn on a G4 talkshow, before admitting that he had never had sex with her in an explicit conversation with Stern. He made several other off-color sexual remarks during the interview with Stern, as well.

I listened to the whole Stern interview, and it was incredibly douchey. I’m not surprised at all that he got into trouble for the things he said. In other words…he probably deserves to lose the Oscars.

SIDENOTE: I made the horrible mistake of seeing ‘Tower Heist’ last night. Ok – here’s how my night went.

Went with a couple girlfriends to see ‘Rum Diary’. It was SOLD OUT, so we chose ‘Anonymous’ instead. That movie was probably the worst movie I’ve seen in ages, so 20 minutes into it – we walked out of the theater. We switched over to ‘Tower Heist’ which had already been on for 20 minutes. It was in my opinion, just as bad. It was just dumb. That’s the biggest thing – it was DUMB. It wasn’t a smart caper movie at all – it was just stupid. There were a couple moments when I chuckled, but overall – it was really – really BAD. (Trust me)


Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 7:07am
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Brett Ratner admits to sleeping with Olivia Munn when she “wasn’t Asian” – calls her bitter.

Wow, Brett Ratner certainly doesn’t hold back. But after reading this article, I can’t say I blame him. Apparently Olivia Munn wrote a book, and in the book she talked about sleeping with a Hollywood director – and pointed out his “undersized manhood”. During an interview to promote his new film ‘Tower Heist’, he admits that he was the director, but she didn’t get all her facts right.

Brett Ratner appeared on G4′s Attack of the Show for just a little over six minutes, but that was plenty of time to cover a wide range of topics. The director took the time to delve into his new film, Tower Heist, the upcoming Oscars (which Ratner is producing), Occupy Wall Street (a “viral marketing” campaign for Tower Heist, according to Show co-host Kevin Pereira), and sex with Olivia Munn. Wait, what?

For those unaware of the gossip, Munn wrote in her memoir, Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek, that she once saw a Hollywood director she had dated holding his “undersized manhood” while eating shrimp. It’s long been rumored that she was referring to Rush Hour director Ratner, and while he did admit on Show Thursday that he was the subject of the passage, he’s claiming that none of it’s true. And making sure to heighten the drama while he’s at it. “I used to date Olivia Munn … when she was Lisa,” said Ratner of Munn, née Lisa Munn. “That was the problem. She wasn’t Asian back then.”

But Ratner didn’t stop there: “She was hanging out on my set of After the Sunset, I banged her a few times … but I forgot her,” he said. “Because she changed her name … I didn’t know it was the same person. So when she came and auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off and she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And my shortcomings. She talked about my shortcomings. I get it. She’s bitter.”

(Munn’s rep has yet to respond to EW’s request for comment regarding Ratner’s words.)

Serious props to Pereira, who changed the mood of the gossip-y conversation by responding, “To be fair, you did ask for a shrimp cocktail in the green room today.” Ratner did, however, have one nice thing to say about Munn… sort of. “I think she’s a lovely nice girl. It’s not the same girl that I met, actually. Olivia and Lisa are two completely different girls.”

I think they both come off as losers in this story. I think she shouldn’t have brought it up in the first place – and he’s got no business talking about it now.

And what’s with this “back when she wasn’t Asian” bit? What in the world is he talking about?


Posted Friday, November 4th, 2011 at 10:10am
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MTV Movie Awards: Arrivals, Part 2!


Zachary Levi (left) from NBC’s Chuck.

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Shane Sparks from SYTYCD and Trista.

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Brett Ratner, director of Rush Hour (and much more).


JC Chasez.

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Kings of Leon, who were AWESOME on the show! Love them!


Robert Hoffman, star of the new MTV show, Aliens in the Attic.

Posted Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 at 9:09am
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