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Awkward Moment at BET Awards Involved OJ Simpson

He was included in 'In Memoriam' segment

(Newser) - Audience members at the BET Awards on Sunday night were surprised when OJ Simpson was included in the In Memoriam section alongside respected figures like Willie Mays and Rudolph Islay. There was "noticeable silence" when Simpson's face appeared on the screen at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles,...

Three Decades Later, Cop in OJ Case Is Punished

Mark Fuhrman, 72, barred from returning to police force, not that he planned on doing so

(Newser) - It's a strange development for one of the central figures in the OJ Simpson trial. Three decades later, former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman has been formally barred from working as a police officer in California, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The punishment doesn't have much practical effect: Fuhrman...

OJ Simpson Is Dead at 76
Cause of Death for
OJ Simpson Revealed

Cause of Death for OJ Simpson Revealed

He died of prostate cancer at the age of 76, per his longtime attorney

(Newser) - Turns out the rumors were true: OJ Simpson had prostate cancer, and that's what he died of earlier this month at the age of 76. TMZ Sports says it got the confirmation from Simpson's longtime attorney and executor of his estate, Malcolm LaVergne, who said he received a...

OJ Simpson Executor: There's Not Much to His Estate

He'll accept claims from Goldman, Brown families, but that doesn't mean a payout

(Newser) - The executor of OJ Simpson's estate has had a change of heart since saying he would do everything in his power to prevent Ron Goldman's relatives from collecting the millions awarded to them after Simpson was found liable for Goldman's 1994 stabbing death. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne, who...

OJ Simpson's Brain Will Be Cremated With Him

Executor says there are no plans to donate his brain to science

(Newser) - On the question of whether OJ Simpson's brain will be donated to science, the executor of the football star's estate answered with a "hard no." Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson's longtime lawyer, tells the New York Post multiple requests have been made by experts who want to...

Simpson Executor Wants Goldmans to Receive 'Zero'

Families of Nicole Brown, Ron Goldman won $33.5 million years ago

(Newser) - The executor of OJ Simpson's estate said he wants the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman to receive none of the $33.5 million they were awarded decades ago. Malcolm LaVergne singled out the Goldman family in comments to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Friday. "It'...

Famous Bronco From OJ Chase Is Still Kicking

Feature in police chase that changed the nation is housed at Tennessee crime museum

(Newser) - It was, as the Los Angeles Times reports, "a 'Where were you?' moment." While later generations would vividly recall the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, those a bit older remember the afternoon of June 17, 1994, when OJ Simpson, in the backseat of a white Ford Bronco,...

Goldman's Father: OJ's Death 'No Great Loss to the World'

A look at coverage of Simpson's death at 76

(Newser) - The death of OJ Simpson from cancer at age 76 has led to a flood of coverage about his life and his infamous fall from stature. A sampling:
  • The verdict: The New York Times is re-running a digitized version of its story about Simpson's murder acquittal from Oct. 4,

Amid Cancer Report, OJ Denies One Thing

Simpson doesn't address rumored prostate cancer but says he's definitely not in hospice

(Newser) - Rumor has it that OJ Simpson has received a cancer diagnosis—a report the former football star hasn't confirmed or denied, though he wants everyone to know he's doing A-OK. Sources tell WPLG that the 76-year-old athlete and actor, who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering ex-wife Nicole...

OJ Simpson Is Now a 'Completely Free Man'
OJ Simpson's
Parole Ends Early

OJ Simpson's Parole Ends Early

He's now a 'completely free man'

(Newser) - OJ Simpson is a free man. The 74-year-old former football star, acquitted California murder defendant, and convicted Las Vegas armed robber was granted good behavior credits and discharged from parole effective Dec. 1, Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith said Tuesday. "Mr. Simpson is a completely free man...

Kim Kardashian's OJ Jokes Didn't Land With One Person

Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson didn't appreciate Kardashian's OJ humor on 'SNL'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't hold back on the jokes over the weekend during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig, but one set of barbs has the family of Nicole Brown Simpson lashing out. In Kardashian's opening monologue , the 40-year-old TV personality mentioned her late father, Robert Kardashian, who'd...

OJ Simpson Not On Board With LeBron James
OJ Simpson Slams
LeBron James' Tweet

OJ Simpson Slams LeBron James' Tweet

NBA star had posted controversial message about Ohio cop who killed Ma’Khia Bryant

(Newser) - OJ Simpson apparently backs the blue, at least in this case. The convicted felon, former NFL star, and one-time suspected murderer on Thursday tweeted a video in which he took issue with LeBron James after the NBA star's controversial comments on the Ohio police officer who fatally shot Ma’...

Ford Picks Odd Day to Release Its New Bronco

'Purely coincidental' that SUV's debut will be on July 9, OJ Simpson's birthday

(Newser) - Either the Ford Motor Company has a twisted sense of humor or it failed to realize it would be unveiling its new Bronco on OJ Simpson's birthday. The Bronco—heading back into production for the first time since 1996—is almost synonymous with the former football star and murder...

OJ Joins Twitter, Talks About 'Getting Even'

A parody account causes even more controversy

(Newser) - Just before Friday turned into Saturday, Twitter gained a new account. It appears OJ Simpson can now be counted among those who tweet, and his very first (and so far only) post has already raised eyebrows. Simpson posted a short video announcing his entry online, and it included what Inquisitr...

25 Years After Murders, OJ Likes His Vegas Life

He's keeping a relatively low profile in new home city

(Newser) - After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation's most notorious murder cases, OJ Simpson says his life has entered a phase he calls the "no negative zone." In a telephone Interview, Simpson tells the AP he is healthy and happy living in Las...

OJ Won't Take the Bait in Sacha Baron Cohen Interview

Comedian tries to get a confession, ends up with only a high-five

(Newser) - The last guest on Sacha Baron Cohen's last show of the season for Who Is America? is a doozy: OJ Simpson. In the interview, the comedian poses as an Italian TV host named Gio Monaldo who keeps making references to the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, notes Entertainment Weekly...

Who's 'Charlie'? OJ Speaks of Friend on Night of Attack
Panel Thinks OJ's Friend
'Charlie' Isn't Real
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Panel Thinks OJ's Friend 'Charlie' Isn't Real

In hypothetical description of killings, Simpson says a friend handed him the knife

(Newser) - Fox aired its controversial OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession special Sunday night, featuring clips from an interview he gave back in 2006 to Judith Regan about how the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman might have happened. The interview never aired back then, in part because of public...

In Old Interview, OJ Talks of Hypothetical Accomplice

Fox to air controversial 'if I did it' piece that was shelved 12 years ago

(Newser) - A controversial interview in which OJ Simpson talks hypothetically about how he might have murdered Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman will finally air. Fox will run OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession? in a two-hour special at 8pm March 11, reports the San Jose Mercury News . Simpson actually gave the...

OJ Simpson May Sue Vegas Casino for $100M

Lawyer claims 'malice and racial prejudice' were at play at Cosmopolitan

(Newser) - Remember that story about how an allegedly "belligerent" OJ Simpson was thrown out of and banned from a Las Vegas hotel-casino in November? Yeah, well, so does his lawyer. USA Today reports Malcolm LaVergne has vowed to file a $100 million (or more) lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan unless it...

OJ Simpson's Life After Prison Isn't What It Appears

'Right now, he is out trying to make some new friends, because he needs things'

(Newser) - "He’s a senior citizen, he is enjoying his life, and he’s just breathing, learning to exhale after being in jail for a decade," attorney Malcolm LaVergne says of his client. But others say OJ Simpson, released from prison Oct. 1 after nearly nine years, is...

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