And now the man whom is thought to be responsible for pairing the Australian casino magnate and the American popstar, American filmmaker Brett Ratner, has congratulated the happy couple on their exciting news.It is believed that James, 47, and Mariah,45, were introduced by the mutual friend, with sources telling TMZ at the time that James had been actively pursuing the Grammy Award Winner and mother-of-two.Brett, who has worked with Mariah on a number of her music videos for songs including 2008's Touch My Body, 2009's Obsessed and 1998 track I Still Believe, has had a long-running association with the popstar.Just friends: Their relationship has been so close in fact, that in March last year, Brett's representative was called on to slam talk of a budding romance between him and the singer, to People Magazine Happier times: After being single for a decade following her split from record executive Tommy Mottola, the pop star settled down with TV host Nick Cannon, with the couple marrying in 2008 (Pictured in 2014)They parted ways on amicable terms for the sake of their three children; Indigo, six; Jackson, five; and Emmanuelle, two; with the entrepreneur telling Forbes magazine: 'Business is good but my personal life is a disaster.' Before that, he was engaged to another model, Kate Fischer, but they, too, called time on their romance and she was left a smart Bondi pad and a rumoured million settlement after their five-year relationship and two-year engagement.American speed skater Allison Baver dated fellow Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno from 2004 until 2006—ending the dreams of the American Olympic Committee who hoped for future generation of speed skaters to be spawned.In February 2011, Baver reportedly had a fling with (now) Lakers big man Dwight Howard. Baver is definitely in the twilight of her career as an athlete at age 32.Both Bullock and Ratner have issued the following statement exclusively to The Huffington Post, deriding the magazine while firmly denying any claims of a romantic connection.
Meaning they attract actresses, models and socialites like rapper DMX attracts the local authorities—which, for those of you who don't know, is often and with ease.
Brett Ratner (born March 28, 1969) is an American film producer, entertainment businessman, and director of motion pictures, music videos, and television.
He is known for directing the Rush Hour film series, The Family Man, Red Dragon, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Tower Heist.
Ratner was under consideration to direct X-Men (2000) and Superman Returns (2006), although both were eventually directed by Bryan Singer.
After Singer left the X-Men franchise to direct Superman Returns, Ratner became director of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).