Brett Ratner's Panic Attack
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They don't make Hollywood players like they used to. Brett Ratner's idol, that unflappable Hollywood survivor Robert Evans, wouldn't be proud. According to those intrepid Page Sixxies:
"MULTIPLE meltdowns marred Grammy Awards night, from Sly Stone's walkout and Mariah Carey's pout-out to filmmaker Brett Ratner's near pass-out.
"... At Burkle's, 'Rush Hour' director Ratner caused a one-hour traffic jam after paramedics and a fire truck were called in response to his full-blown panic attack - caused by an argument with his date - in front of the Spanish-style mansion. Cops came later and had the music turned off.
"'Ratner was complaining of shortness of breath while leaning by the VIP check-in desk,' a witness told The Post's Braden Keil. 'My heart is racing,' the witness overheard him repeating."
As PeoplePaula relates on Defamer, "Good thing Brett's date wasn't his ex, Rebecca Gayheart. From what I hear, she doesn't have a lot of patience with traffic jams."
To which we duly responded, "Brutal, Paula. I like! Then again, repeating against the VIP desk 'My heart is racing' is kind of gayheart. Or at least bi-curious heart."
Robert Evans didn't even flinch when Steve McQueen purloined his dazzling wife, Ali McGraw.