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Remember, if you will, a month that Brett Ratner would probably like to forget: November of 2011, when Ratner lost his big gig as producer of the Oscars after a week of ill-advised chatter. To recap: Ratner was making the rounds to promote his then-new film Tower Heist, and he began his literal offensive with an Attack of the Show appearance where he bragged about "banging" Olivia Munn ("She wasn't Asian back then," he added helpfully), responded days later to a question at a Tower Heist Q&A by joking, "Rehearsal is for fags," and then went on Howard Stern's show to talk further about starlets he'd bedded, noting that he only deigned to sleep with Lindsay Lohan after making her get tested for STDs. The Academy quickly dismissed Ratner, deeming his bigoted and sexist comments incompatible with the image of class the Oscars has always tried to project … at »


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