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Russell Simmons’ accuser, who says the entertainment mogul sexually assaulted her while famous producer Brett Ratner watched, isn’t backing away from her claims. One weekend in 1991, the Def Jam Recordings founder, then 34, reportedly assaulted her while she was just 17 years old. His accuser is “ready to shine more light” on Hollywood’s dirtiest…

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Brett Ratner’s production company, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, helped produce Wonder Woman as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. That mere fact has actress Gal Gadot, who played the leading role, running for the hills amid endless sexual harrassment and assault claims, some aimed at Ratner, that have become a nightmare for Hollywood. The film has…

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Congrats to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who will play Hercules, in Brett Ratner’s anticipated adaptation of the story of ‘Hercules.’ After months in talks, MGM has confirmed that: The film will be an adaptation of Steve Moore’s 2008 graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. The story line in the comic takes place in barbarian Thrace,…

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Eddie Murphy has bowed out as host of the 84th Academy Awards telecast in the wake of a controversy involving the show’s producer, Brett Ratner, who resigned a few hours earlier. Ratner, who recently directed Murphy in Tower Heist, stepped down on Nov. 8 as producer of the Oscar telecast after he made several offensive off-the-cuff remarks,…

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Eddie Murphy told Rolling Stone he’s working to resurrect Beverly Hills Cop as a television show, with the Axel Foley character serving as chief of police back  in Detroit, while his son handles the hilarious high jinks on the Beverly Hills police force. Murphy said he would not star in the show, but he’d be happy to make…

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Those who’ve watched comedian Eddie Murphy onstage throughout his decades long career know that the veteran actor is masterful commanding both the audience and the cameras. Apparently, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken notice as it was announced on Sept. 6 that Murphy will put his acclaimed skills to work as…

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