Brett Ratner has found himself swirling around in such a shit storm right now, it's unbelievable.
Not only is he gonna have to make things right with the LGBT community and the Academy (that is, if he ever wants to be recognized for his Scorsese-like work), but he's also gonna have to make 'em right with Olivia Munn.
After she wrote about dating a nameless Hollywood big-wig who likes masturbating with shrimp, he took it upon himself to claim the story was in fact about him (because surely he's the only Hollywood big-wig she's ever dated…lol). But then he argued her exaggeration was because he "banged her but forgot her."
In the days following his less than classy comments, Olivia
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And if it doesn't work out with Brian, there are still a few other executive producers on Tower Heist that might be interested! Ha!
Last we heard about Academy President Tom Sherak's search for a replacement Oscar producer, Tower Heist's Brian Grazer was the frontrunner for the job.
Sure enough, Sherak has confirmed that Grazer WILL step in as Brett Ratner's replacement. Here's what the Academy Prez had to say about it:
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Why does the Academy feel the need to ONLY choose people from Tower Heist to produce and host the show???
Now that Tower Heist director Brett Ratner and Tower Heist producer/star Eddie Murphy have resigned from the Oscars, Academy president Tom Sherak is interested in getting TOWER HEIST producer Brian Grazer to take over for Brett.
No word yet on who will take over for Eddie, but there are plenty of other Tower Heist actors who would probably be up for the job! Maybe they can ask Ben Stiller or Matthew Broderick! OR maybe Alan Alda is game!
What do U think? Should Brian Grazer take over as Oscar producer? Or would U prefer someone NOT associated with Tower Heist???
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Shock jock Howard Stern has come to defend his recent guest, Brett Ratner.
Stern calls out Hollywood as hypocritical, and saying that members of Hollywood are "loopy."
Stern sites Hollywood's forgiveness towards Roman Polanski's past digressions as well as Hilary Swank's recent flub-up as well. Stern stated that while he does not use the word "fag" and hasn't for many years, he understands that Ratner has no anti-gay intentions.
Stern would go on and say the following:
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Definitely a step back in the right direction for Brett.
To recap, earlier this week director Brett Ratner made a hateful, insensitive remark, and then soon thereafter his words were caught on tape.
THEN, Academy president Tom Sherak announced that he would NOT be firing Brett from the Oscars…but the director made the right move and resigned from the show anyway.
In his lengthy letter of apology, Brett mentioned that he was looking forward to working with GLAAD to "increase awareness of the important and troubling issues this episode has raised," and now it appears that GLAAD is taking him up on his offer.
GLAAD has announced that
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Wow! The Oscars is gonna have to undergo a major facelift now!
After Brett Ratner was forced to resign for his rude comments, Eddie Murphy has stepped down from the hosting spot!
Though he doesn't directly say it's due to the loss of Brett by his side (Ratner recently directed Murphy's Tower Heist), that's what everyone's thinking, including the Academy's President Tom Sherak who says:
I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well.
As for Eddie, here's what his statement says:
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Shiz just got real!!!!
Brett Ratner put his foot in his mouth BIG TIME with his "rehearsing is for f*gs" comment (watch above) - so much so that he felt the heat from all corners of the entertainment industry and on Tuesday announced that he was stepping down as the producer of next year's Academy Awards.
In an open letter, Ratner apologized yet again and he wrote:
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