OJ Simpson

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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 »

OJ: I'm the Best Prisoner They Ever Had

Argues good behavior at parole hearing

(Newser) - After five years behind bars, OJ Simpson has had enough. In front of a parole board yesterday, Simpson argued for early release from prison, where he's serving a 33-year sentence for his conviction on a dozen charges stemming from an incident in which he said he "was trying... More »

OJ Got Legal Help From 'White Supremacist' Cellmate

The Juice opens up about the racism inherent in his trial, his post-jail plans

(Newser) - OJ Simpson is back in court—and you can thank his allegedly racist cellmate for that, sources tell the New York Post . Early in his sentence, the Juice complained that his cellmate was "a white supremacist," her daughter told a Post "spy" at the time. But within... More »

OJ Takes the Stand

He's hoping for a new trial on his robbery conviction

(Newser) - OJ Simpson did something today that he didn't do in his 1995 murder trial or in the 2008 trial that sent him to prison on robbery and kidnapping charges: He testified in his own defense. Simpson, now 65, is pushing for a new trial in the latter case, and... More »

OJ Simpson Back in Court, Looking for New Trial

Judge will hear 5 days of testimony before deciding

(Newser) - OJ Simpson is back in a Las Vegas courtroom today, hoping a judge will grant him a new trial in his armed robbery-kidnapping case. Simpson's new lawyer convinced the judge last year to reopen the case , arguing that Simpson's original lawyer, Yale Galanter, had a personal interest in... More »

OJ Cop, Attorney Weigh In on Pistorius

Mark Fuhrman, for one, says it's clear to him the athlete is guilty

(Newser) - If the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa didn't call to mind the OJ trial before the latest drama with the ( now-ousted ) lead detective, allow Gawker to draw the parallels between South African cop Hilton Botha and former LAPD cop Mark Fuhrman. But what does Furhman himself... More »

Serial Killer, Not OJ, Killed Simpson, Goldman: New Doc

Film claims Glen Rogers admitted to the murders

(Newser) - A new documentary backs OJ Simpson up in his claim that he did not murder Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Rather, the documentary alleges, Glen Rogers killed them. Who's Glen Rogers? The New York Post calls him "one of America's least-known serial killers." It seems... More »

Judge Agrees to Reopen OJ Case

Simpson's new lawyer: old lawyer did a bad job

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's robbery-and-kidnapping case isn't quite over after all, Radar reports. Now serving 9 to 33 years in a Nevada prison, the ex-football star has himself a new lawyer who persuaded a judge to reopen the case. Their argument: Simpson's former lawyer, Yale Galanter, was paid over... More »

OJ Team Denies It Tampered With Evidence

Lawyers attack Darden's claims

(Newser) - The surviving members of OJ Simpson's defense team are hopping mad about a prosecutor's claim that the infamous "bloody glove" found at the murder scene of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman was tampered with by their late colleague Johnnie Cochran. Prosecutor Christopher Darden "lost, and he... More »

Ex-Prosecutor: OJ Defense Tampered With Glove

Simpson's former attorney calls charge 'total fabrication'

(Newser) - It's been 18 years since that infamous white Ford Bronco chase, but arguments over the guilt or innocence of OJ Simpson still run hot. Now a former LA deputy district attorney is accusing the defense team in his murder trial of fiddling with the glove, just hours before Simpson... More »

New Bid to Free OJ Launched

Lawyer says Simpson deserves new trial

(Newser) - OJ Simpson's new attorney says his client's former lawyers did such a bad job that the former football star deserves a new trial. An appeal document filed yesterday faults the trial strategy of Yale Galanter and Gabriel Grasso, and claims that Galanter helped plan Simpson's effort to... More »

I Can Prove OJ Innocent: Private Eye

Simpson's son killed Nicole Brown, Ron Goldman: PI

(Newser) - OJ Simpson wasn't the killer: It was his son who murdered Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, says a private investigator. Texas PI William Dear has spent 18 years probing the murders, and he explains his case in a new book—and an interview with the Village Voice . Jason Simpson... More »

Waterboarding, Paris Hilton Liked More Than Congress

Just 10% approve of work on Hill, according to latest Gallup poll

(Newser) - A Gallup poll released Wednesday finds that Americans' approval of Congress has hit yet another record low: 10%. There aren't many institutions Americans have liked less over the last 50-or-so years, according to Gallup: Only Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, and OJ Simpson detective Mark Fuhrman have... More »

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