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Oscar: Academy stands by Brett Ratner, who then disgusts on Howard Stern – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Monday evening, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak told Deadline that they will not take any action against “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner – who’s producing next year’s Oscar telecast – for insensitive language he used regarding rehearsals being for “fags.” Ratner[...]

Brett Ratner criticized by Oscar bloggers for derogatory remarks – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: “Tower Heist” director Brett Ratner, who has been tapped to play producer for next year’s Academy Awards telecast, is in hot water for derogatory remarks he made following a Q-and-A in Los Angeles. “Rehearsing is for fags,” Ratner commented when asked about his process. To him, it[...]

“Tower Heist” offered on Video on Demand 3 weeks after theatrical debut

HollywoodNews.com: It could be a game-changer or could just be an irrelevant blip (it’s so hard to tell sometimes). The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Universal has announced a (very) limited test run with offering premium-priced Video On Demand for Brett Ratner’s all-star caper comedy Tower Heist (trailer)[...]

Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars and Anderson Cooper will host the Winehouses

HollywoodNews.com: Eddie Murphy is the official host of the 2012 Oscars. The Academy named him today much to the delight of producer Brett Ratner. Ratner and Murphy will have had a big movie opening in November, “Tower Heist.” Surely a hit, the film will be wave they can ride right[...]

Eddie Murphy confirmed as Oscar host – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s official: Eddie Murphy will be hosting next year’s Academy Awards. From the release: Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy, whose performing career spans movies, television and the stage, will host this year’s Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 26, 2012, telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced today. This[...]

Should Eddie Murphy host the Oscars? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Eddie Murphy’s name has surfaced as the frontrunner to host the 84tht annual Academy Awards. Brett Ratner, who has been tapped to produce the latest Oscar telecast, will meet with Academy president Tom Sherak on Tuesday to present his choices for host, and Deadline reports that Murphy[...]

Brett Ratner on Oscar gig: Feels like “Twilight Zone” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The news surprised everyone, including Brett Ratner himself. The “Rush Hour” director, who is about to storm theaters with the promising ensemble comedy “Tower Heist,” had been selected to team with Don Mischer to produce the 84th Academy Awards, which are set for Feb. 26, 2012. So what[...]

Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce 84th Academy Awards telecast

HollywoodNews.com: Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce the 84th Academy Awards telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced today. This will be Ratner’s first involvement with the Oscar show; Mischer will for the second year in a row serve as a producer and[...]

“Horrible Bosses” box numbers trigger sequel talk

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Audiences turned out this weekend to support the star-studded comedic ensemble “Horrible Bosses,” which finds Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day plotting to kill Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrell. The comedy nabbed an estimated $28 million in its opening weekend, giving it the No.[...]

This Week in Movies By Pete Hammond

HollywoodNews.com: Two debuting comedies on different ends of the audience spectrum were upstaged by autobots and decepticons as the second week of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon held on to the number one slot at the boxoffice with a drop of only 52% for $47 million. That’s impressive[...]
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