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Brett Ratner Regrets Not Naming ‘Tower Heist’ After Trump

'Trump Heist' was the original title of the 2011 comedy about a group of employees who plot to rob Trump.

Universal Chief Ron Meyer Clears Up ‘Shitty Movies’ Comment

The president opens up about difficulty of making good films, his distaste for 3D and the likelihood of sequels to "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "The Lorax."

Brett Ratner to Direct GLAAD Public Service Videos (Exclusive Photo)

Following outrage over his use of an anti- gay slur, the director will helm a new series of star-studded PSAs to support equality.

How to Save the Movies: A 2012 Box-Office Game Plan

Moviegoing has dropped to a 16-year low, domestic revenues are down for the first time in six years and young people are AWOL. So how does Hollywood solve the problem?

FEINBERG’S 5: Billy Crystal, AFI Fest, ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Margin Call,’ Morgan Freeman

THR's awards expert Scott Feinberg summarizes the five awards-related stories from the past week that every self-respecting movie buff needs to know about.

Ben Stiller’s Shingle Inks TV Development Deal With ABC Studios

Red Hour Films has recruited former Universal executive Deborah Liebling to run the company's new TV division.

Who’s to Blame for the ‘Tower Heist’-Oscar Debacle? (Analysis)

Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy's Academy Awards fates seem to have been tied to their film's weak showing.

Meet the Man Whose Tweet Brought Down Brett Ratner

D.C. Douglas, an actor and voice-over specialist, first tweeted about Ratner saying "rehearsal's for fags." The ensuing firestorm has ended with Ratner and host Eddie Murphy exiting the show and…

Howard Stern Defends Brett Ratner, Slams Hollywood As ‘Loony’ (Video)

The shock-jock contrasts reaction to the director's use of the word "fag" to controversies involving Roman Polanski, Hilary Swank and Charlie Sheen.

Eddie Murphy Out As Oscar Host: What Hollywood Is Saying

The actor announced he will no longer be hosting the Oscars Tuesday, one day after his "Tower Heist" director, Brett Ratner, stepped down from his gig as the awards show producer.

Brett Ratner: What the Industry Is Saying

There are no shortage of opinions on the director, who announced he would no longer be producing the 2012 Oscars telecast Tuesday after recently making an anti-gay comment.

Brett Ratner’s Oscar Exit Sparks Passionate Reactions Around the Web

The Academy is both praised and criticized for the move, which comes on the heels of several offensive comments from the director, while many make quips at his expense.