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Investigation Discovery CEO Defends O.J. Simpson Doc

It ranks as a pinnacle of “anti-Thanksgiving” TV programming.

As people around the country on Wednesday will be settling into, or just arriving at, their family holiday destinations, Investigation Discovery (ID) will premiere My Brother the Serial Killer. The documentary examines claims by Florida Death Row serial killer Glen Rogers that he was the one who murdered Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson.

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THR Lands Latest Ronni Chasen Scoop

We can safely say, having chatted this week with several local entertainment media types involved in daily news coverage of the Ronni Chasen murder, that it has taken hold of them like very few other stories – O.J. Simpson is the only comparison that has come up repeatedly.

It’s an ongoing frenzy for the next scoop, from whether the man who killed himself at the Harvey Apartments on Wednesday was just a mentally deranged individual to what Chasen’s brother thinks happened on November 16th. This afternoon, it is the turn of Daniel Miller at the Hollywood Reporter to share new details; based on an interview with a pair of Beverly Hills residents, the publication confirms that security video of Chasen driving down Whittier has been obtained and reviewed by police.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Media Matters

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Tim Rutten is at the peak of his form today, castigating Dan Rather for being a buck passing whiner. Okay, Rutten put it more eloquently, but that’s the gist. LAT.

Mary McNamara critiques Rather’s performance on Larry King. It’s sad when King is the coherent one, isn’t it? McNamara has really hit her stride as a TV critic–maybe she had to let it out after years of writing suck-up celebrity interviews. LAT.

AFTRA is going after TMZ TV. Seems the tabloidy show didn’t want to pay union money, which explains the utter nobodies hired to host. TabloidBaby.

James Woods says Nicole Brown Simpson wanted to get cozy with him. Even if this is true, shut up! Do her kids need to know this? Page Six.

Katha Pollitt and Deborah Solomon have a hen-fest, during which Pollitt displays her ignorance about the rise of neighborhood nail salons. Don’t forget–when learning to drive, she admitted to not knowing anyone Asian. NYT.

Brown Family Slams Goldman Family On Release Of O.J. If I Did It Book

nymag-regan-cover.jpgSome recent updates to the If I Did It saga. First, the family of Nicole Brown Simpson sent an unsolicited statement to FishbowlNY (perhaps because of our previous coverage of the family’s threats against New York magazine over its Judith Regan article) slamming the family of Ron Goldman for their desire to collect on Simpson’s If I Did It now that a judge has ordered its publication.

While we understand the Goldman’s position to collect on the judgment, allowing a ‘manual on murder’ to resurface into the general public is an inappropriate approach. The Goldman’s sudden reversal of positions to justify the auction of these rights and subsequent publication and that ‘the book’ is Simpson’s confession is transparent to their true motive which is to collect money. Everybody knows Simpson did it; we don’t need his written confession. This overzealous pursuit to collect on the judgment does not morally justify a means to the end. In our opinion, ‘the books’ re-circulation will ‘commercialize abuse’ and put other victims of domestic violence at risk.

Denise and the Brown family say they are mulling “all legal options.”

Meanwhile, via Variety, News Corp.’s HarperCollins has finally filled the staffing void left by Judith Regan‘s firing. Yesterday, they hired Lisa Sharkey, the former head of Al Roker’s production company, to mine “pop culture and the world of celebrity.” Sharkey won’t have her own imprint, though.

By the way, settlement talks between Regan and News Corp. appear to have broken off.

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