How often do we even know who the producer of the Academy Awards is? Well, this year, it was fairly common knowledge that Brett Ratner was going to handle the duties which is also how Eddie Murphy came to be as the host of the show. After probably being told to resign, Brett Ratner resigned yesterday as the producer of the telecast because of slurs he made while appearing at the Tower Heist premiere last week and then following it up with discussions of his sex life on the Howard Stern Show. At the premiere he said that "rehearsal is for f*gs." And no, the last word is not figs or fugs, although Brett is fug, but I don't think you have to resign as Academy Award producer for that one. Brett sent out a really nice statement filled with all the appropriate words and comments but he doesn't mean it and if you got him alone or drunk tonight he would probably say the very same thing.