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2008-10-04 18:00:03

By WESLEY JOHNSON OJ Simpson faces spending the rest of his life behind bars today after being found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery. An all-white jury of nine women and three men in Las Vegas unanimously found him guilty of all 12 charges after more than 13 continuous hours of deliberations, which started 13 years to the day after he was cleared of a double murder in America's "trial of the century". The former American football star kidnapped two sports memorabilia dealers in...

2008-10-04 12:15:00

By Steve Friess New York Times News Service LAS VEGAS -- A jury here Friday night found O.J. Simpson guilty of robbery and kidnapping, a verdict that came 13 year to the day after Simpson was acquitted in the highly publicized murders of his ex-wife and her friend. Simpson was facing 12 charges stemming from a September 2007 confrontation in a casino hotel room in which he and five cohorts departed with hundreds of items of sports memorabilia. The items were in the possession of two...

2008-10-04 06:00:02

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Hall-of-Fame running back and social pariah O.J. Simpson was found guilty on all 12 counts of his armed robbery and kidnapping trial late Friday night. Simpson was acquitted of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman in a trial that ended October 3, 1995. Thirteen years to the day later, the former Heisman Trophy winner Simpson could face life in prison following the verdict handed down in Las Vegas....

2008-10-03 09:30:00

The armed robbery and kidnapping case of former football star O.J. Simpson is in the hands of a Las Vegas jury. Both sides presented closing arguments before court adjourned Thursday. Prosecutors said Simpson led a group of men who used threats, guns and force to take sports memorabilia from two men, while defense attorneys said their client was a victim of his own notoriety and targeted by police, CNN reported Friday. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart are accused of stealing...

2008-10-02 09:00:03

By Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- Both sides rested in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery case Wednesday after a last-minute dispute over testimony blurted out by a witness threatened to derail the trial. The judge, rejecting mistrial motions, expressed concern that the trial was in jeopardy and said, "I'm trying to get this case back on track." "I'm surprised you haven't seen my head spin and fire come out of my mouth at this point in this trial," said Clark County District...

2008-09-29 21:00:22

U.S. pop and country star Jessica Simpson has agreed to sing on an upcoming installment of the competition series "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said Monday. Actor Ted McGinley and comedian Jeffrey Ross, as well as their professional dance partners, were eliminated in the show's Season 7 premiere week. Another couple is scheduled to be sent home on the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, set to air Tuesday, the network said. Simpson is slated to take the stage during the episode,...

2008-09-08 12:00:04

By WESLEY JOHNSON OJ Simpson was due to go on trial over kidnapping and armed robbery charges in Las Vegas today. More than 10 years after the former American football star was acquitted of his wife's murder, Simpson will return to court surrounded by a media circus. The 61-year-old faces a life sentence if found guilty of the kidnapping and armed robbery charges relating to the alleged theft of sports memorabilia at the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas on September 13 last year....

2008-08-22 21:00:17

Maybe it doesn't require such a grand leap of the imagination after all. Jessica Simpson made her name as a dance-pop debutante with diva status the prize her eyes were zeroed in on. Then so much tabloid chatter and televised static made her into late night television one- liner fodder, a role that didn't seem to bother Simpson all that much -- publicity being publicity, after all. That bimbo role in the film "Dukes of Hazzard" didn't do much damage either, since filling Daisy Duke's...

2006-03-16 00:35:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES -- Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, singer-actress Jessica Simpson on Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush, a snub that left Republicans dismayed. The apparent final word that Simpson would be a no-show at a major Republican fund-raiser with Bush and congressional leaders on Thursday night came after a day of conflicting reports from her camp and organizers of the event. The blond star of the film "The...

2005-11-20 17:31:24

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Jessica Simpson, who had a role in the summer hit "The Dukes of Hazzard," is in negotiations to star opposite stand-up comedian Dane Cook in "Employee of the Month." Simpson would play a cashier who makes the employees at a discount superstore go ga-ga. Cook is set as one of the two dorky workers who are vying for her attention by competing for the "Employee of the Month" title. Gregory Coolidge will direct the Lions Gate comedy from...


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