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Scandal Ends Paterno’s 46-Year Penn State Tenure – [WSJ]
Joe Paterno has decided to retire as Pennsylvania State University’s football coach at the end of the season, in the wake of a child-sex-abuse scandal involving his former longtime assistant coach. Mr. Paterno confirmed his departure in a statement.
“I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season. At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can,” he said in the statement.
“This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”
Brett Ratner Out As Oscar Producer – [Deadline]
Brett Ratner has stepped down as Oscar producer, after a slew of dumb public statements that put the Academy in a terrible situation. This comes hours after Academy president Tom Sherak said he was standing behind Ratner despite his using the word “fag” in a Q&A to promote Tower Heist, and speaking graphically about his sex life on the cable TV show Attack of the Show and also in a phone interview with the Howard Stern show. From what I’m told, the Academy board met and backed Sherak’s decision to stand behind Ratner, but the filmmakers finally threw in the towel.
The Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2011 (Photos) – [In Focus]