Brett Ratner Resigns as Oscar Show Producer
Brett Ratner put his foot in his mouth in a politically incorrect move which cost him the Oscar gig! Brett was tapped to produce the Academy Awards but came under fire when he used a gay slur during a Tower Heist Q&A this past weekend. He was also blasted for a sexually crass conversation yesterday on Howard Stern's radio show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brett issued a statement: "Over the last few days, I've gotten a well-deserved earful from many of the people I admire most in this industry expressing their outrage and disappointment over the hurtful and stupid things I said in a number of recent media appearances. To them, and to everyone I've hurt and offended, I'd like to apologize publicly and unreservedly."