Rush Hour Crew Fed Up With Ratner's Double-talk

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Brett Ratner's multitasking is fraying nerves on the set of Rush Hour 3. It's bad enough that the hyperactive director is virtually always on his cell phone, forcing cast and crew to fight for his notoriously deficient attention. What's really annoying, says a source, is that he's frequently on two phones at once. To keep him on task, officials from New Line Cinema, the studio behind the Rush Hour franchise, have looked into ways to block cell phone signals on the set, laughs the source. A New Line rep couldn't immediately comment on that claim.

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There's no question that Ratner, who has dated Serena Williams, Naomi Campbell, and Rebecca Gayheart, almost compulsively uses telecommunications to ensure a steady stream of female companionship. One lady friend who hasn't seen Ratner in several years says she receives periodic calls from his assistant every few months, "just to make sure your information hasn't changed."



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