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Posts Tagged ‘OJ Simpson’

The Post and Daily News Want You to Know That OJ is Fat Now

OJ Simpson is back in court this week and well, the man has put on a few pounds. As long as you mention this at least once today or tomorrow in a conversation, the New York Post and New York Daily News have done their jobs.

You can try a simple ”Man, OJ is huge!” Or if you’re feeling up to it, the more complex “OJ? More like ‘OK that’s enough cupcakes,’ am I right?” Either one should suffice.

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Vanity Fair Columnist, Prolific Author Dominick Dunne Dies

dunne.jpgSadly, news that journalist and author Dominick Dunne had died last night has been eclipsed by the story of Sen. Edward Kennedy‘s passing.

However, having just learned of Dunne’s death, we thought it only right to pay tribute to him here. Dunne’s Vanity Fair column, which focused on the glamorous and seedy parts of celebrity, including the high profile trials of OJ Simpson, the Menendez brothers and Phil Spector, was always our favorite thing to read in the glossy society mag.

According to the Associated Press, Dunne, who was 83, had battled bladder cancer for some time. He had traveled to places like Germany, the Dominican Republic and Bavaria for different cancer treatments — even claiming that he was at the same clinic as Farrah Fawcett in Bavaria, although they did not cross paths.

Update: Mediabistro.com broke news of Dunne’s cancer in March 2008. “I’m undergoing treatments now,” Dunne said at the time. “I’ve got cancer of the bladder — urinary tract — not very attractive…I just knew there was something wrong. I came back and they found this. I’ve taken the first of six treatments and then I go in the hospital and they go in and see how much they got.”

Dunne started his career in television and film, and only started writing at age 50 after being run out of Hollywood. He started by writing novels, including “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles.” He started to write for Vanity Fair in the 1980′s after meeting Tina Brown at a dinner party. He started his gig by covering the trial of the former boyfriend accused of killing his daughter Dominique, John Sweeney.

His work for Vanity Fair and his many books are his legacy. He will be missed.

Related: So What Do You Do, Dominick Dunne, Author, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent?

via the AP

The Danish are Coming!

Bagger.jpgThe Danish fugitive, alleged scam artist Stein Bagger turned himself in over the weekend at the Skid Row police station in downtown LA. Since he was dressed like a mortgage broker circa 2007 (Armani jacket and Rolex watch) the police didn’t believe him at first.

From the LAT story:

“We’ve had several people come in and tell us they were the king of Denmark,” explained Officer Jack Richter.

For the record, he probably would have gotten the same reaction in West Hollywood.

Anyway, apparently this is a HUGE story in Denmark. It’s their OJ Simpson Trial. So our town is now infected with Danish media. So be on the look out for actual naturally blond people in LA.

Insert pastry jokes here.

How Christine Prody Went From Simpson Stalker to OJ’s Squeeze: ERS News

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ERS News seems pretty convinced that OJ Simpson is dating his stalker, aka girl friend, Christine Prody. Seems the intrepid investigative journo had met her, back in the day, at the Rockingham gate, where Tom Gleason, Simpson’s then-bodyguard, kept throwing her out.

If only Longabardi had thought to get her life rights then. Now, she’s been spotted sitting in the Vegas court room, supporting Simpson.

If We Did It … It Would Have Been Done A Month Ago

jregan011507.jpgGalleyCat has this delightful bit of schadenfreude: HarperCollins is deleting the ReganBooks name and logo and will close the LA office on March 1.

OJ Simpson didn’t kill Judith Regan’s imprint — she did plenty to seal that coffin herself. But his imaginary confession “tell-all” didn’t help.

An interim logo, HC, will appear on Regan books through this summer, after which the list will be reassigned to existing Harper imprints.

From GalleyCat:

“Publishers Marketplace adds that many LA staffers, including Cal Morgan, executive managing editor/senior editor Cassie Jones; marketing director Gregg Sullivan; and senior art director Richard Ljoenes will return to New York and join the Harper staff there. Suzanne Wickham will stay on in LA as publicity director.”