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13 Celebrities Who Have Killed People

July 5th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
13 Celebrities Who Have Killed People
In a lot of ways, celebrities are just like everyone else - they make mistakes, execute bad judgement calls and get involved in criminal activity. Some have even killed people.

Singer Brandy Norwood rear ended a car in December, 2006, killing the driver. The star was never charged with a crime; however, the victim's parents, husband, and children, as well as two other drivers involved in the incident filed lawsuits against the star. She settled them all out of court.

During a 2012 episode of VH1's "Behind The Music," Brandy said of the incident: "They know that they can call me a murderer...
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O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial Over 2008 Kidnapping & Armed Robbery Conviction

May 13th, 2013 11:03am EDT
O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson is heading back to court. The former NFL star has been in prison since 2008, serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery.

Simpson will take the stand again this week in Las Vegas in an attempt to convince the judge to grant him a retrial in the case.

The Naked Gun star, who was acquitted of the 1994 murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, filed papers requesting the retrial last year. He claims he was poorly represented by his lawyer, Yale Galanter.

Simpson, 65, previously lost an appeal of his conviction, which was the result o...
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Fox Developing TV Series Around O.J. Simpson's Murder Trial

March 21st, 2013 12:44pm EDT
O. J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson's notorious 1995 murder trial is set to be dramatized for TV.

The football player-turned-actor's action-packed arrest and subsequent trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman captured the attention of the world, and now executives at Fox network have announced plans to transform the case into a small screen series.

The drama will be based on Jeffrey Toobin's 1997 book The Run of His Life: The People vs O.J. Simpson, and will focus on the infamous low-speed car chase Simpson led police on throughout Los Angeles, as well as the courtroom dram...
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PETA Wants O.J. Simpson's Home For Meat Is Murder Museum

January 19th, 2012 3:31pm EST
O.J. Simpson
The president of leading animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have asked bank officials to hand over O.J. Simpson's Florida home to the organization - so she can turn it into a vegetarian museum.

Ingrid E. Newkirk has asked bankers at JPMorgan Chase to hand over the keys to the Miami pad to her once the foreclosure process is complete. The PETA boss hopes to turn the house into a Meat Is Murder Museum.

In a letter sent to the bankers this week, Newkirk has asked them to consider donating the home to PETA or selling it to the organization for "a nominal sum."...
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Kim Kardashian Blasted On Twitter For Troy Davis Support

September 22nd, 2011 9:42pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has been taken to task for her support of executed murderer Troy Davis by an angry Twitter.com follower.

The socialite was among a group of celebrities urging Georgia officials to scrap Wednesday night's execution, and she tweeted her relief upon hearing that Davis' ultimate death sentence had been delayed.

She wrote, "There's still hope! The Supreme Court has delayed Troy Davis's (sic) Execution for 1 hour to review his case!!!"

But the delay was short-lived and Davis, who was convicted in 1991 for killing an off-duty cop, was administered a lethal injection and died at 1...
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Kris Jenner Was The Original Rebecca Black, As Proven By This Awful Music Video

August 5th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Kris Jenner
Rebecca Black wasn't the only one to receive a music video as her birthday present - Kris Jenner shot this rediculously-80s music video when she turned 30 in 1985. It features cameos from Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe, her late husband... and his infamous client, O.J. Simpson.

Um, wow. "I Love L.A." set to new lyrics? A shot of the Cheesecake Factory? Pants-less treadmill running? This has it all! Except autotune. And for that we are thankful.
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O.J. Simpson To Confess Nicole Brown Murder To Oprah?

June 23rd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey
The National Enquirer is reporting that O.J. Simpson is planning to confess to the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown on a televised special with Oprah Winfrey.

Last week, Oprah said her dream interview would be O.J. confessing to her. "I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me," Winfrey said at the National Cable and Telecommunication Association conference. "I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson. And I am going to make that happen, people." Now, it appears that could be a reality.

"Oprah has been in touch with O.J. for the past year," a source told the ...
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Rep Denies O.J. Simpson Was Beaten Unconscious In Prison

February 16th, 2011 10:00am EST
OJ Simpson
A spokesperson for the prison holding former football star/actor O.J. Simpson has denied reports the star has been attacked by a white supremacist behind bars.

Simpson is currently serving a 15-year sentence in Nevada following his December 2008 conviction for masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers' Las Vegas hotel room in September 2007.

The National Enquirer recently reported he had been "brutally beaten" by a racist fellow inmate at the Lovelock Correctional Center, where Simpson is serving out his sentence.

The publication added that inmates cheered as Simpson was sa...
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O.J. Simpson Denied Appeal

October 23rd, 2010 2:37pm EDT
OJ Simpson
O.J. Simpson's lawyers are preparing another appeal to overturn his kidnap and armed robbery convictions after a Nevada judge ruled against him on Friday.

The former American footballer-turned-actor is serving a minimum of nine years in prison after he was found guilty of masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers' hotel room in September 2007, to retrieve family photos and mementos. He was convicted in December.

The retired sportsman lodged an appeal in May 2009, claiming judicial misconduct, a lack of racial diversity on the jury and errors in sentencing and jury instructio...
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Lindsay Lohan Reports For Prison (Pics)

July 20th, 2010 12:21pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has begun her 90-day jail sentence after surrendering to Los Angeles authorities on Tuesday morning.

The Mean Girls star was handed the punishment by Los Angeles Judge Marsha Revel earlier this month for violating probation on a 2007 DUI arrest by failing to attend court-ordered alcohol education classes. She checked into a sober living facility last week on the advice of her then-legal adviser Robert Shapiro, who suggested he'd be representing the troubled actress in court. Lohan's assistant was spotted moving her belongings out of the rehab center, Pickford Lofts, on Mond...
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Lindsay Lohan Hires O.J. Simpson's Lawyer

July 15th, 2010 8:19am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly hired top Hollywood lawyer Robert Shapiro to help her avoid prison on Tuesday.

The Mean Girls star's new legal counsel is experienced criminal defense attorney Shapiro, who successfully defended actor O.J. Simpson at his 1994 murder trial. According to TMZ.com, Shapiro will not appeal the actress' upcoming 90-day prison sentence - instead he'll urge Judge Marsha Revel to either eliminate or minimize jail by putting Lohan in rehab.

Shapiro, whose son died of a drug overdose in 2005, wants Lohan to spend time in a live-in treatment center. The 24 year old's lo...
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O.J. Simpson To Get Married In Jail?

July 2nd, 2010 8:16am EDT
OJ Simpson
Incarcerated sports star-turned-actor O.J. Simpson is to wed behind bars, according to a new report.

"The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" star is ready to marry a pen pal he has never met, reports the Globe.

Simpson, who is serving time in Nevada for armed robbery, has allegedly proposed to "a young blonde" called Anna, and she is set to become his third wife.

An insider tells the publication, "They've been writing to each other for a while now. She sent him her photo, and he just flipped for her."

The source claims Simpson's latest love is a spitting image for his late wife Nicole....
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Coolest Reality TV Dads

March 6th, 2009 3:20pm EST
Bruce Jenner
As E! is set to bring viewers back into the glamorous and chaotic world of the Kardashian family when the third season of the hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres this Sunday, March 8, at 10:00 pm ET/PT, we bring you this spiffy Top Reality TV Dads feature!

Perhaps one of the bigger reality show WTF moments was when Kardashians first came out everyone watching scratched their heads thinking is that Bruce Jenner? Yep, it is (but more about Bruce later).

In the mean time, here are our eight "Top Reality TV Dads:"

Ozzy Osbourne (The Osbournes)

Shaaaa-ron! Th...
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New Year's Resolutions The Stars Should Make

December 30th, 2008 9:08am EST
Amy Winehouse
Lose weight. Stop being late. Get a date. 'Tis the season to make New Year's resolutions. Surveys show that people around the world view the advent of a brand new year with hope, optimism and the intent to make personal and professional improvements.

Here's a look at the top 10 New Year's resolutions made each year and the celebrities who should commit now to making changes in 2009.

1. Spend More Time With Family and Friends

We love Brad and Angelina's devotion to their brood, so we venture this suggestion with all due respect: Spend time with the six crumb-snatchers you h...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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Talentless Celebrity Spotlight: Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie & More

March 11th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton have become famous for several reasons. Their fashion choices, both admired and fodder for worst-dressed lists, for one. Their crazy, public antics and crotch shots. Their tumultuous relationships and Nicole's pregnancy.

But among all that, one important question remains. How is it that these two women - the poster-girls for talentless celebs - have been able to sustain fame? Why, exactly, are they famous? Why do their faces sell millions of magazines? Why does their branding guarantee success of a TV show, fragrance or fashion trend?

In the case of...
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O.J. Simpson Jailed In Las Vegas

January 12th, 2008 9:27am EST
OJ
LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson was in jail Saturday, accused of violating terms of his bail in an armed robbery case, after a bondsman told authorities the former football star tried to get him to pass a message to a co-defendant.

Simpson was awaiting a Wednesday court hearing, when prosecutors planned to request that Simpson's bail be revoked and he be kept in jail until trial, set for April.

The 60-year-old arrived in Las Vegas on Friday on a commercial flight from Florida with his bail bondsman, Miguel Pereira. He was taken in handcuffs by a police escort to the Clark County Det...
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AFI 2007 'Moments Of Significance' Include Writers Strike, 'Planet Earth'

December 27th, 2007 1:26pm EST
High School Musical 2
The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced the year's AFI "Moments of Significance." These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI Awards adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 AFI Television Programs of th...
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Most Popular '07 Halloween Costumes: Drunk Hasselhoff, Geico Cavemen & More

October 16th, 2007 1:35pm EDT
David Hasselhoff
Michael Vick and Miss Teen South Carolina made the list, but not Britney or Lindsay. See which of the biggest stories from 2007 made the leap to the most popular costumes this Halloween on The Rundown, a daily briefing on everything that matters outside the office.

The costume picks were carefully selected by The Rundown editorial team, who determined that Paris Hilton in pinstripes will be popular this year because "prison is sexy." Rehab on the other hand, as Lindsay Lohan herself pointed out, is sobering. Though O.J. Simpson returned to the headlines this year, he was deemed "too re...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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Vivid Entertainment To Stop Selling Kim Kardashian Sex Video

May 16th, 2007 9:15am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Vivid Entertainment Group says it will stop selling a controversial sex video featuring socialite Kim Kardashian to retailers across the country. Starting Thursday, May 31st, the company says it will no longer ship "Kim Kardashian Superstar" DVDs.

Ms. Kardashian made the steamy video three years ago with her then boyfriend, R&B artist Ray J. A suit she brought against Vivid to try block the release of the video was dropped recently after the company reached a financial settlement with her.

"After several conversations with Ms. Kardashian we have decided to stop selling the DVD aft...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 9

July 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Courtney Love
Happy Birthday to "Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Linda Park (1978), "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (1976), WWE star Shelton Benjamin (1976), Jack White (1975) of The White Stripes, Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (1965), Hole singer Courtney Love (1964), WWE wrestler Kevin Nash (1959), "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis (1957), "Cast Away" star Tom Hanks (1956), "Star Wars" Episode II and III actor Jimmy Smits (1955), pianist/composer John Tesh (1952), infamous football player O.J. Simpson (1947), Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell (1947), AC/DC singer Bon Scott (1946; d. 1980), a...
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