OJ Simpson

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Darden: I Was 'More Than Friends' With Marcia Clark

He says they were inseparable during OJ trial

(Newser) - Christopher Darden has "opened up" about his relationship with fellow OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark, according to Entertainment Tonight , though he did so in a very lawyerly way. "We were more than friends," he told ET. "We were inseparable." FX’s hit The People v.... More »

F. Lee Bailey, OJ Simpson's Attorney, Files for Bankruptcy

He owes more than $5M to the IRS

(Newser) - Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose legion of high-profile cases includes the OJ Simpson murder trial, has filed for bankruptcy in Maine in an effort to discharge an IRS debt of more than $5 million, the AP reports. Debts to the IRS aren't normally discharged in bankruptcy proceedings,... More »

Old Friend: OJ Simpson Will Confess

To 'rid us of all the doubt'

(Newser) - OJ Simpson will confess to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman—one of these days. At least that's what one of his former friends tells the New York Daily News . "I hope one day he actually will rid us of all the doubt and all the conspiracy... More »

Robert Shapiro: I Tried On Infamous Glove Before OJ

'I knew that the glove would not fit him'

(Newser) - "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," Johnnie Cochran famously said during the OJ Simpson trial. In a new interview, Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro admits he tried the glove on beforehand and had a good idea of what was going to happen, NBC News reports. "It... More »

LAPD: Knife on OJ's Property Wasn't Murder Weapon

Forensic tests discovered zilch

(Newser) - A knife found years ago at OJ Simpson's former property wasn't used by the former football star or anybody else to murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, the LAPD has determined. A variety of forensic tests were carried out on the blade, which retired LAPD officer George... More »

ESPN Hopes OJ Simpson Will Help It Break Into the Oscars

It plans to qualify its new documentary series for an Academy Award

(Newser) - As the so-called golden age of television rolls on, ESPN is attempting to strike another blow for the idiot box against the silver screen. The Los Angeles Times reports ESPN will be qualifying its new 7.5-hour OJ Simpson documentary series, OJ: Made in America, for the Academy Awards by... More »

TMZ: Knife Found on OJ's Property Is a Dead End

Sources tell the site that there was no usable DNA on it

(Newser) - TMZ broke the story , and now it's back with the non-story: Though the LAPD has yet to comment, the gossip site says the investigation into the knife found years ago on OJ Simpson's former property is over. TMZ's sources say no usable DNA was recovered from the... More »

Why OJ Is 'a Little Worried' About That Knife

He's not losing sleep, former manager says, but there is one thing...

(Newser) - Yes, OJ Simpson knows about the knife allegedly found on the grounds of his former home, but no, he's not worried about it ... much, Simpson's former manager Norman Pardo tells People . He's just "a little worried because if it's one of his pocket [knives] and... More »

Marcia Clark: OJ Jurors Didn't Care if He Was Guilty

She says black jurors wanted to use the case as payback

(Newser) - The former Los Angeles County prosecutor who failed to convict OJ Simpson of murder in 1995 says she would probably fail to convict now, for the same reason: Jurors who didn't care whether he was guilty or not. In an interview for an NBC Dateline special, Marcia Clark says... More »

Man Who Razed OJ's Home Calls Knife a 'Joke'

The latest on the newly surfaced knife

(Newser) - Yesterday felt like 1994 all over again, with OJ Simpson grabbing headlines across America after TMZ broke the news that the LAPD is testing a knife that was allegedly found nearly two decades ago on Simpson's former estate. More comments and context as the dust settles:
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LAPD Testing Knife Allegedly Found on OJ's Property

Though police spokesman warns the entire story could be 'bogus'

(Newser) - An LAPD spokesman has confirmed a TMZ report that detectives are investigating a knife said to have been found on the former estate of OJ Simpson—possibly a weapon involved in the stabbings that killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the AP reports. LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman said the... More »

TMZ Has Crazy Story About an OJ Knife

If true, this could be huge

(Newser) - Its sources are just that—"sources," with no more specific identifiers other than that they're in law enforcement—but TMZ has an incredible story about an allegedly hush-hush investigation being conducted by the LAPD in connection with a knife supposedly found on the perimeter of the former... More »

OJ Isn't Too Excited About Cuba Gooding Jr. Portraying Him


(Newser) - So what does OJ Simpson think of Cuba Gooding Jr. portraying OJ Simpson in American Crime Story ? According to Gooding Jr., he recently heard that OJ hasn't actually seen the show, but said that "Cuba's portrayal I feel indifferent about," Gooding Jr. told Watch What ... More »

People vs. OJ Simpson's Bedroom Scene Did Happen

'American Crime Story' debuted Tuesday night

(Newser) - American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson debuted last night on FX to good reviews : On the AV Club , Pilot Viruet says she was more than "wary" of the series and is no fan of producer Ryan Murphy, but ended up "completely enthralled by it." Lily... More »

Concussion Doc Thinks OJ Has CTE

Dr. Bennet Omalu 'would bet my medical license on it'

(Newser) - Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy, says he "would bet my medical license" that OJ Simpson has CTE. The degenerative brain disease, likely caused by repeated blows to the head, often afflicts football players, but cannot be identified until after death. It can cause... More »

Stolen OJ Simpson Heisman Found, 20 Years Later

USC's copy of the trophy was stolen in 1994

(Newser) - A Heisman Trophy that OJ Simpson won in 1968 has been recovered more than 20 years after it was stolen in a burglary at the University of Southern California, police said last night. The trophy and a Simpson jersey were stolen in a burglary at Heritage Hall, home to USC'... More »

OJ Simpson Files Very Wordy Appeal

20K-word document asks for new robbery trial

(Newser) - OJ Simpson is seeking a new trial, arguing that the notoriety from his 1995 murder acquittal tainted his 2008 trial for a robbery in Las Vegas. His lawyers have filed an appeal with the Nevada Supreme Court, but it runs a mammoth 19,993 words and has more than 30... More »

11 Insane Celeb Conspiracy Theories

Yes, there are people on Planet Earth who apparently believe these

(Newser) - Conspiracy theories are not just limited to the worlds of science and politics: Radar rounds up 20 of the wackiest conspiracy theories ... in Hollywood. And yes, all of them are real (in some minds):
  • OJ Simpson, not Robert Kardashian, is Khloe Kardashian's real dad.
  • Siblings Michael and LaToya Jackson
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OJ's New Crime: Cookie Theft?

Prisoner allegedly stuffed his clothes after lunch

(Newser) - OJ Simpson has managed to get himself in trouble again—from behind bars. After lunch, guards spotted the former football star, in a Nevada jail for armed robbery, concealing something under his prison outfit, according to the National Enquirer. Turns out there were more than a dozen cookies underneath, Gawker... More »

OJ Simpson Granted Parole

But he'll remain behind bars

(Newser) - OJ Simpson won parole today, but it'll be a while before he's once again a free-ish man. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners granted Simpson's request for parole in his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery case, but the parole order only applies to some of the charges.... More »

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