Film producer Brian Grazer stepped in to oversee the 84th Academy Awards in place of Brett Ratner, who left the show this week after making controversial remarks and was followed out the door by host Eddie Murphy.
Troy Stratos, a self-described movie producer who left a trail of debt in Europe and North America, was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly defrauding the ex-wife of comedian Eddie Murphy of at least $7 million.
Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller steal back their careers from kiddy movies and tired franchises with “Tower Heist,” a canny action comedy that rewards its veteran actors with the best showcase they’ve had in years.
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” based on the popular children’s book, was the top film in the U.S. and Canada for a second weekend, generating $38.8 million in ticket sales and outdrawing Walt Disney Co.’s “John Carter.”