Brett Ratner, Lucky to have EVER dated Olivia Munn

Brett Ratner, Lucky to have EVER dated Olivia Munn

In the wake of a scandal, Brett Ratner has stepped down as producer of the 84th Academy Awards, and because of it, Eddie Murphy is no longer going to host the event.

Ratner and Murphy worked together on Tower Heist, which opened November 4th, and at a post-premiere Question And Answer session, Ratner apparently used a derogatory term for homosexuals when he stated “Rehearsal is for f*gs” while addressing the crowd.

There’s no specific word as of yet why Eddie Murphy pulled out of the gig as Oscars host, but he did issue the following statement:

“First and foremost, I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”

Tom Sherak, President of the Academy, issued a statement of his own: “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well.”

This is just a continuation of a weird time for Brett Ratner, who recently had some interesting comments while on the radio with Howard Stern. I’ll let you track down the actual comments, but Ratner was talking about former girlfriend Olivia Munn, with whom he may or may not have had sex… and in front of whom he may or may not have masturbated while holding shrimp cocktail.

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