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Director Brett Ratner Resigns As Oscars Producer After Using Homophobic Slur

Director Brett Ratner, who came under fire for using a gay slur after a Los Angeles screening of his film “Tower Heist,” resigned Tuesday as the producer of next year’s Oscar telecast.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2011

Executive Director of the Doha Film Institute Amanda Palmer and actor Antonio Banderas attend 'Puss in Boots' premiere during day 4 of the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival at Katara Opera House 1 on October 28, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (credit: Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Doha Film Institute)

‘Puss In Boots’ Stomps ‘Tower Heist’ At Box Office

“Puss in Boots” pounced on “Tower Heist” and “Harold & Kumar” at the box office.

11/06/2011