Showing posts with label OJ SIMPSON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OJ SIMPSON. Show all posts

Monday, July 24, 2017


The Amazing Kreskin

Our friend The Amazing Kreskin sent us this e-mail the other day, offering OJ Simpson a challenge. We think this could be a great idea for a television show.

It’s appropriate today that I reintroduce the offer and challenge that I made OJ Simpson in 1999, regarding the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole and Ron Goldman. In the past 24 hours, interest and reference to the most covered murder trial in US history has been re-awakened for obvious reasons.

In 1999 I sent a letter, delivered to Simpson’s attorney, Johnny Cochran. In essence my challenge to Simpson was “Walk with me, talk with me, and I’ll reveal who murdered your ex-wife, Nicole”.

This was not a frivolous scenario. It’s been forgotten that in 1995, OJ had the “generous” nerve to offer a reward for information leading to his ex-wife’s killer! Believe it or not, no one came through with any offer. As a result of this, I made a challenge to OJ to help him “prove your innocence or for that matter your guilt”.

Neither Simpson nor Cochran responded. “OJ let’s clear the air once and for all…accept my offer”.

-The Amazing Kreskin 

Friday, June 24, 2016


Christopher Darden On The View

A View Exclusive: Former O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Christopher Darden Says Simpson Confessed to Murder During Trial, Reflects On Him Trying On Infamous Glove; Discusses Freddie Gray Verdict & More.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016


John Travolta And Kelly Preston

John Travolta and Kelly Preston were photographed at the FX Networks Upfront Premiere Screening of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” at AMC Empire 25 recently in New York City.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


John Travolta

Summer lovin', had him a blast. But that doesn't mean John Travolta feels the need to relive his Grease glory days.

When asked if the Grease: Live! producers approached him about taking part, the actor exclusively tells E! News: "They did, but you know, that's my history."

Travolta also says he isn't considering the next just-announced live TV musical Hairspray (another movie he starred in). However, he is excited about Grease: Live! and will be watching it when it airs on Fox Jan. 31.

"Like Sound of Music and other things, to do a live production is kind of fun and it'll be interesting to see it," he tells E! News. "[Grease] is done every day in high schools, it's done every summer in summer theater."

Travolta hit the TCA Press Tour in Pasadena today to promote his role as Robert Shapiro in Ryan Murphy's limited series American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson, airing Feb. 2 on FX. It's been four decades since he last appeared as a regular on TV (in Welcome Back, Kotter), and he gives a stunning performance as O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the FX limited series, going head-to-head with co-prosecutor Johnny Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) in some explosive scenes.

Travolta revealed it took him four months to decide whether to do American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. "I asked some incredible people, many incredible people for their opinion, and they all said to do it," he tells us, adding that it was his trust in Ryan Murphy that ultimately sealed the deal.

Travolta may be out, but Grease: Live! will have two (lesser-known) actors from the 1978 movie, Fox announced Friday: Didi Conn (Frenchy) and Barry Pearl (Doody). And according to Julianne Hough (Sandy), Olivia Newton-John told her she was supportive of her casting when she guest-judged on Dancing With the Stars. "This is my hero, this is my 5-year-old dream, so for her to give me that blessing to take that weight...I hope I make her proud has been very opening and I can come her and discover Sandy for myself and still honor what Olivia did. I hope that she's watching...she's better than you'd hope she would be."

American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson premieres February 2 on FX, and also stars Cuba Gooding Jr. (Simpson), Sarah Paulson (Marcia Clark), David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian), Selma Blair (Kris Jenner) and Connie Britton(Faye Resnick).

Stand by for much more scoop from the ACS cast as the premiere gets closer.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Huffington Post Live

On the 20th anniversary of O.J. Simpson's infamous police chase, HuffPost Live spoke with Simpson's close friend and former manager Norman Pardo. Pardo told host Marc Lamont Hill that Simpson did not write the controversial book "If I Did It," which explores how Simpson would have hypothetically carried out the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Pardo also claimed that Simpson received a $600,000 payout for agreeing to claim authorship of the book. Excerpts and clips below.

Pardo: “I remember when that book was coming out. O.J. called me. He said, 'Here's the deal,' because it was in the news that he was going to do an interview. I said, 'O.J., don't do it, it's stupid.' He said, 'Hey, they offered me $600,000 not to dispute that I [wrote] the book.' He said, 'That's cash.' I said, 'They're going to think you wrote it.' He said, 'So? Everybody thinks I'm a murderer anyway. They're not going to change their mind just because of a book.'”

Pardo: "A ghostwriter for [the book's publisher] wrote the book. [O.J.] was going to do an interview to say, 'I wrote the book, blah blah blah,' and they give him money."

Courtesy Of: HuffPost Live

Friday, December 05, 2008


O.J. Simpson

Former football hero O.J. has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in a sports memorabilia heist at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas late last year. The sports star turned actor, stood silently between attorneys Gabriel Grasso and Yale Galanter. During pre-sentencing, Galanter accepted his client’s actions were "beyond stupid" but Simpson felt he was doing the right thing in attempting to reclaim items he considered stolen from him. The attorney told the court, "The court should be lenient… because he didn’t go into a bank and rob somebody; this wasn’t a planned, stealthful, criminal, evil mind act. What it was was a highly emotional, stupid act that violated the law. "If Mr. Simpson would have known… that his action would violate the laws of the state of Nevada, he would have never have done it… Mr Simpson is remorseful, he’s apologetic, he’s sorry." Prior to sentencing, an emotional Simpson, who was not expected to speak, fought back tears as he told the court he was "sorry and somewhat confused," about his conviction, adding, "I came here (to Las Vegas) for a wedding; I didn’t come here to reclaim property. I was told it was here… In no way did I mean to hurt anybody, to steal anything from anyone. "I wanted my daughter… Ms. Brown(O.J.'s murdered ex.wife) gave her, her mother’s wedding ring (It was) stolen… My oldest son… wanted a picture in the Oval Office with (President) Gerald Ford when he was five years old - stolen. All of these things are gone… I just wanted my personal things. "I didn’t know I was doing anything illegal. I thought I was confronting friends and retrieving my property… I’m sorry for all of it." All but one of Simpson’s associates testified against the star during the trial. Co-defendant Clarence Stewart was also sentenced to serve prison time. Nevada judge Jackie Glass denied motions for bail pending appeals, stating "both defendants face mandatory sentences in this case; I believe they’re both flight risks." Simpson was convicted on 12 charges, including armed robbery, on October 3rd, 13 years to the day since Simpson was acquitted of the double murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Two of those charges were dismissed prior to Friday’s sentencing. Goldman’s father Fred and sister Kim, as well as members of Simpson’s immediate family, were in court for the sentencing.

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Tom Riccio

In September, the alleged shady memorabilia dealer Tom Riccio will testify against O.J. Simpson in Las Vegas for a long list of charges that could land the former football great (turned suspected murderer) behind bars for life. In this weeks Steppin' Out magazine, editor Chaunce Hayden sits down with Riccio and talks about his upcoming 15 minutes of courtroom stardom. The following are a few highlights of the interview.
Chaunce Hayden:
Isn't it somewhat suspicious that you had an audio recorder with you during the alleged Vegas break-in?
Tom Riccio:
Not really. One of the guys in the hotel room, Al Beardsley, is criminally insane! Seriously! He's been in insane wards. He threatened to kill my cat and boil it in hot water! I don't even have a cat. He's got restraining orders against him from the mayor of Burbank, California. This guy even has stalking charges against him. He's banned from a lot of memorabilia shows. We all knew who he was and that he had the ability to do something crazy. So I wanted a tape to document things in case he did do something insane. Some people say I'm stupid and that if I had a video camera there I would have made a couple million more dollars. Plus, I didn't know what was going to happen.
Chaunce Hayden:
How do you think O.J. feels about all the money you're making from his troubles?
Tom Riccio:
That's a good question. I thought about that a lot. At the preliminary hearing in November, I looked toward him as I got off the stand and he smiled and winked at me. He didn't seem upset with me then. Hours before he got arrested he called me and said, “Tom, this is all going to blow over. I just talked to Alfred Beardsley and we're friends.” I was shocked by that because he hated Beardsley. He called him a stalker. He even tried to buy O.J.'s underwear! And now he's friends with him? He also said, “I'm going to make this all go away and in a few days we'll be laughing at this.” Hours later he got arrested.
Chaunce Hayden:
Should O.J. go to jail in your opinion?
Tom Riccio:
I really don't want to give my opinion. I think that's up to the jury and the judge. But if they can prove O.J. had a gun I think he should go to prison, but not for life like he's facing now. Personally, I think it's going to be a hung jury.
Chaunce Hayden:
In September you'll be testifying at O.J.'s trial. If convicted he faces the rest of his life behind bars. How does it feel to be the guy whose words could put O.J. in jail for good?
Tom Riccio:
I'm not trying to put O.J. in jail. If he committed a crime, so be it. But it's not my goal.
Chaunce Hayden:
Do you think O.J. killed Nicole?
Tom Riccio:
I really don't want to comment on that. I wasn't there that day.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


O.J. Simpson told his accomplices to bring guns when confronting two sports memorabilia dealers, his co-defendant has claimed.Walter Alexander - who was with the former American footballer when he tried to forcefully reclaim his own sports memorabilia from official dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room last month - says Simpson was keen for them to be armed. Alexander - who has agreed to a plea-deal and will now testify for the prosecution - told police: "O.J. said, 'Hey, just bring some firearms.'"He said, 'We won't have to use them, but just to look tough, you know, so that these people know that we're here for business.' "Simpson, Alexander and four other men were charged with 10 felony counts of armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, burglary, and conspiracy for allegedly stealing $80,000 worth of memorabilia. Simpson - also faces a misdemeanour charge of conspiracy to commit a crime - has denied guns were involved. His lawyer Yale Galanter said: "There was no reason for Mr. Simpson to tell anyone to bring guns. He was going to see people he knew."Alexander was negotiating for a get-out-jail-free card when he gave his statement."

Thursday, September 20, 2007


O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson has been bailed for $125,000.The former American football star - who has been detained at Las Vegas' Clark County Detention Centre since his arrest on Sunday for alleged armed robbery - has been released after appearing in a Las Vegas court yesterday. He has been banned from contacting potential witnesses or from leaving the US.The 60-year-old was arrested in Las Vegas after he tried to forcefully reclaim his own sports memorabilia from official dealers at a hotel room in Las Vegas' Palace Station Hotel and Casino on Thursday. He now faces 10 felony charges - two counts of kidnapping with a deadly weapon, two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon and coercion with use of a deadly weapon Simpson also faces a misdemeanour charge of conspiracy to commit a crime.The former sports star - who appeared in the 'Naked Gun' trilogy - denies using any firearms, and says it was merely a "confrontation" to get the memorabilia, which included his Hall of Fame certificate, autographed sports collectibles, a video of his first wedding and a photograph of him with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.Two other men, Clarence Stewart and Walter Alexander, have also been questioned in conjunction with the incident.Police are still looking for three other suspects.
NOTE: Did you see O.J. in passenger seat leaving jail ? He was not wearing a seat belt. They should have pulled him over and ticketed him ! Did you know O.J. once told your favorite gossip writer James Edstrom that he should kill him ?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


O.J. Simpson has been charged with 10 offences following his arrest for an alleged armed robbery on Sunday. The former American football star could face life in prison if found guilty of the charges, which include kidnapping, suspicion of assault and robbery with a deadly weapon. Simpson - who is currently being detained at the Clark County Detention Centre - will appear in court later today. The 60-year-old was arrested in Las Vegas on Sunday after he tried to forcefully reclaim his own sports memorabilia from official dealers at a hotel room in Las Vegas' Palace Station Hotel and Casino.Upon his arrest, Simpson was booked on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two of assault with a deadly weapon and one of conspiracy to commit burglary.Simpson denies using any firearms, and says it was merely a "confrontation"to get the memorabilia, which included his Hall of Fame certificate, autographed sports collectibles, a video of his first wedding and a photograph of him with former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Simpson's attorney Yale Galanter said the star is determined to clear his name. He said: "We believe this is an extremely defensible case based on conflicting witness statements, flip-flopping by witnesses and witnesses making deals with the government to flip."Two other men, Clarence Stewart and Walter Alexander, have also been questioned in conjunction with the incident.Police are still looking for three other suspects.In 1995, Simpson - who starred in the 'Naked Gun' trilogy - was cleared of murdering his wife Nicole and her lover but was later held responsible in a $40 million civil hearing.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


O.J. Simpson has been arrested in Las Vegas in connection with a reported armed robbery on Thursday night. Police insiders suggest the former football star-turned-actor faces charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and armed robbery with a deadly weapon.The arrest comes as Alfred Bearsdley, the victim of the sports memorabilia raid attempts to clear Simpson’s name by claiming the star was "duped" into believing a stash of his memorabilia was to be illegally sold. Simpson and five associates raided Beardsley’s suite at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, pretending to be part of a group interested in buying the memorabilia items, which included the suit the Naked Gun star wore when he was acquitted of the double murder of his wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994.The memorabilia collector/broker claims weapons were brandished at the scene and he and a partner were forced to hand over all the memorabilia they had in the suite at gunpoint. Beardsley initially went on the attack, claiming Simpson "took control" of the raid, but now he accepts the fallen actor was duped by another memorabilia collector, Thomas Riccio, who let him and his associates into the suite, where the robbery took place. Beardsley, who has been transferred from the Palace Station to the Hard Rock Hotel, where he’s staying as a guest of entertainer Jeff Beacher, says, "O.J.didn’t do anything wrong. He was actually kind of duped."Thomas Riccio told him that we were gonna have thousands of photographs there, personal family photographs of the Simpson family, and it was never intended to be there."They (Simpson and associates) couldn’t find the room…. They call Riccio on his cellphone and Riccio told them, `Stay put, I’ll come and get you.’ He walked them all through the front door." Beardsley reveals he and Simpson have spoken about the "misunderstanding" and he claims the star has apologised for his actions. At a press conference on Friday, Las Vegas police confirmed Simpson was helping them with their investigation into the robbery. Another man, Walter Alexander, a longtime friend of Simpson, has also been arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery in connection with the alleged raid. He was released on bail early on Sunday. Police have also confirmed they have seized two guns they believe were used in the alleged robbery.Under Nevada law, Simpson faces as much as 30 years in jail if he’s found guilty of armed robbery.He maintains he did nothing wrong, and was simply reclaiming sports memorabilia that belonged to him.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Alleged Murderer O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson "practiced crying" before a TV interview, a friend has claimed. Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman, reportedly rehearsed shedding tears for a never-aired interview about his controversial book 'If I Did It'. Norm Pardo, who is currently working on a TV documentary about Simpson, told the New York Post newspaper: "He practiced crying. O.J. still thinks of himself of an actor."Pardo also claims Simpson didn't write one word of the controversial book and was happy for it to be released as long as he was paid. Pardo said: "O.J. told me Regan Books publisher Judith Regan approached him and said, 'Do you mind if we write a book and put your name on it?' and he replied, 'I don't care. You can write anything you want, as long as you pay me.'"O.J. would laugh, 'Can you believe they'd pay me to say I wrote something I didn't actually write?'"A ghostwriter largely based the book on court transcripts from Simpson's trial."'If I Did It' featured a hypothetical description of the 1995 murders. The tome was set to be released by Regan Books in November 2006, but public criticism led to the cancellation of the book's publication, as well as a televised interview with Simpson. Simpson's lawyer Yale Galanter insists the former American football star and ghostwriter Pablo Fenjves sat down over "many hours and days" to work on the book.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


O.J. Simpson has allegedly claimed he could be the father of the late Anna Nicole Smith's baby, Dannielynn.The pair starred together in 'Naked Gun 331/3: The Final Insult' in 1994 and O.J. allegedly told documentary maker Norm Pardo - who filmed 70 hours of footage with him from 2000 to 2005 - that he was "throwing his hat into the ring" regarding the paternity battle. Pardo told the New York Post newspaper: "He said he knew Anna Nicole pretty well, and he said he had slow-moving sperm, and he might be the father."O.J. - who was cleared of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her lover Ron Goldman - even joked he hoped the baby wasn't his as Fred Goldman - Ron's father who has pursued O.J. for damages in the civil court over his son's murder - might try to take her. Pardo claims O.J. said: "I hope they don't do a DNA test on Anna Nicole's baby. If they find out Dannielynn is mine, I don't want Fred Goldman trying to seize her money - or the baby herself."The five-month-old daughter of Anna Nicole - who was buried in the Bahamason Friday - is currently in the custody of the courts as both Howard K. Stern and photographer Larry Birkhead claim to be her biological father.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


The O.J. Simpson project is dead, but the book and the TV interview could turn up in bootleg form in this age of YouTube and eBay, when scandalous information seldom stays secret for long. News Corp., owner of Fox Broadcasting and publisher Harper Collins, called off Simpson's "confession" Monday after advertisers, booksellers and even Fox personality Bill O' Reilly branded the project sick and exploitative. A two-part interview had been scheduled to air Nov. 27 and Nov. 29 on Fox, with the book, "If I Did It," to follow on Nov. 30. Harper Collins spokeswoman Erin Crum said some copies had already been shipped to stores but would be recalled, and all copies would be destroyed. She would not say how long that would take. But with the interview already taped, and thousands of books either sitting in warehouses or headed to booksellers, his supposedly hypothetical account of how he would have committed the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman appears all but certain to surface. "A book becomes collectible when it's hard to find, and this will become very, very collectible, surely worth four figures," said Richard Davies, a spokesman for Abe, an online seller that specializes in used and collectible books. The Simpson book will almost certainly remain underground, with another publisher unlikely to take on "If I Did It."

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


News Corp. says it has canceled publication of O.J. Simpson`s book and planned special on Fox about the killing of his ex-wife. Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch said the project was 'ill-considered' and he apologized for 'any pain this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson.' Simpson had been planning to release a book entitled, 'If I Did It, Here`s How It Happened,' about the killings of his ex-wife and her friend, for which Simpson was acquitted in a criminal trial. Many characterized the book and planned television special as a confession. News Corp. is the parent company of both the television network and the book`s publisher. Murdoch`s announcement came as Fox affiliates balked at airing the special. Pappas Broadcasting and Lin Broadcasting, which together own nine Fox affiliates, announced during the weekend they would not air the special, Broadcasting & Cable reported. The Washington Post reported that the Pappas stations said they did not want to help Simpson profit from the project. North Dakota`s Prime Cities Broadcasting was the first to refuse to air the interview.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


O. J. Simpson, who was acquitted 11 years ago in the 1994 death of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald L. Goldman has written a book and will appear on television telling “how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible,” his publisher and the Fox television network said on Tuesday. Judith Regan, whose publishing imprint Regan Books will release Mr. Simpson’s book Nov. 30, also conducted the television interviews, which will be broadcast on Fox in two one-hour segments on Nov. 27 and Nov. 29. Both Regan Books and Fox are owned by the News Corporation.

Monday, October 23, 2006


O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson confesses to the bloody slaughter of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson and her pal Ron Goldman – and reveals he had an accomplice at the scene--in a bombshell new book! Eleven years after Simpson was acquitted of the Murder of the Century, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that O.J. is being paid $3.5 million to describe the brutal knife attack blow-by-blow. “Only that kind of money could have tempted O.J. to finally tell the truth,” a West Coast source familiar with the top-secret book project told The ENQUIRER. In the book, “he describes how he grabbed a knife from a man who accompanied him to Nicole’s home -- and moments later found himself covered in blood and looking down on the bodies of Nicole and Ron,” said the source. With its publication only weeks away, the tell-all blockbuster has remained the most explosive secret in publishing—until now. In its early chapters, O.J. paints a vivid picture of his life with Nicole and details their bitter divorce amid her affairs.Finally, the disgraced Hall of Famer gets to June 12, 1994 – the night of the infamous double murder. “O.J. prefaces these key pages by almost half-heartedly claiming this part of the book is hypothetical,” said the source. “But I don’t think anyone is going to be convinced of that.”Because of “double jeopardy” laws, legal experts say O.J.’s confession will not likely lead to any legal trouble for him.The book’s working title is “If I Did It.” But Simpson’s account of the slayings is so chillingly realistic that it leaves no doubt it is a confession of what really happened.