Hollywood movie-maker Brett Ratner is celebrating after his life-long ban from Cannes, France's prestigious Hotel du Cap was lifted.
The Rush Hour director, 37, and his Romanian girlfriend ALINA PUSCAU, will be attending the Cannes Film Festival on Monday (22MAY06) for the screening of his latest film X-Men: THE LAST STAND.
Ratner wrote a scathing article about his stay at the Hotel du Cap in a feature for VLife magazine in 2004, entitled, "Why I hate the Hotel du Crap."
He tells the New York Daily News, "I'm staying at the Hotel du Crap. I just got invited back today; I had been banned for life."