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O.J. Simpson gives a 'hypothetical' account of what happened the night ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson was killed

O.J. Simpson pauses from describing the moments before his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered. He shakes his head and looks away from the camera, bringing a hand up to his forehead. “I really can’t do more of this,” he says, repeatedly, as he approaches the m...

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Mar. 8, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

  • TV

By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde

Mar 08, 2018 | 5:07 PM

O.J. Simpson gives a 'hypothetical' account of what happened the night ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson was killed

O.J. Simpson in 1997. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

O.J. Simpson pauses from describing the moments before his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered. He shakes his head and looks away from the camera, bringing a hand up to his forehead.

“I really can’t do more of this,” he says, repeatedly, as he approaches the more gruesome details of what happened that night. 

Simpson was speaking to Judith Regan in a 2006 interview that Fox said was “lost” on the network’s lot and will be the subject of a Fox special, “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?” During the discussion, Simpson gives what the network describes as a “hypothetical account” and “disturbing” details about the night of the slayings.

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Mar. 8, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

  • Celebrity

By Nardine Saad

Mar 08, 2018 | 3:15 PM

Olympic skater Adam Rippon will receive Visibility Award from Human Rights Campaign

Olympian Adam Rippon arrives at the 90th Academy Awards this month. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Olympian Adam Rippon will receive the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Visibility Award.

The 28-year-old is being honored by the civil rights organization for making history this year as the first openly gay U.S. American male figure skater to compete in the Olympic Games.

In addition to his athleticism, the outspoken skater also advocated on behalf of the LGBTQ community when he publicly sparred with Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the Olympics last month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Mar. 8, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

  • TV
  • Movies

By Nardine Saad

Mar 08, 2018 | 12:25 PM

'The Sopranos' is getting a movie prequel from showrunner David Chase

Showrunner David Chase and actor James Gandolfinia at a 1999 Writers Guild event. (Jill Connelly / Associated Press)

Fans of “The Sopranos” still don’t have clarity about how the series ended, but they'll soon find out more about how it all began.

The critically acclaimed HBO drama is said to be getting a big-screen prequel from award-winning showrunner David Chase, who has penned a screenplay with “Sopranos” co-writer Lawrence Konner.

Warner Bros.’ New Line has purchased “The Many Saints of Newark,” the working title for a feature film set amid the deadly Newark riots that erupted between rival Italian and African American mobsters in the 1960s, according to several reports.

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Mar. 8, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

  • Celebrity

By Libby Hill

Mar 08, 2018 | 12:18 PM

Tommy Lee's father-son domestic dispute gets ugly — and public

Rocker Tommy Lee, left, was allegedly assaulted by his son Brandon on Monday night. (Frazer Harrison /Getty Image, left; Evan Agostini / Invision/Associated Press, right)

A family feud has allegedly become physical between rocker Tommy Lee and son Brandon.

The alleged altercation took place between Tommy, 55, and Brandon, 21, on Monday after a series of tweets from the Mötley Crüe drummer about Pamela Anderson — his ex-wife and Brandon’s mother.

The apparent spat resulted in a bloody lip for Tommy, who was transported to a local hospital later that evening. 

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Mar. 8, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

  • TV
  • Politics
  • Celebrity

By Nardine Saad

Mar 08, 2018 | 12:00 PM

'Bachelor' uproar prompts Minnesota bill banning Arie Luyendyk Jr. from the state

Arie Luyendyk Jr. on ABC's "The Bachelor." (Paul Hebert / ABC)

Well, well, well, Arie Luyendyk Jr. has not only drawn the ire of Bachelor Nation, but also the state of Minnesota’s.

After Luyendyk proposed to and broke off his engagement with Minnesota native Becca Kufrin during Monday’s finale of “The Bachelor,” Rep. Drew Christensen made good on his promise to draft a bill banning Luyendyk.

The representative drafted the bill and will be introducing it. But he won’t be pushing for it.

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Mar. 8, 2018, 11:34 a.m.

    By Randy Lewis

    Mar 08, 2018 | 11:34 AM

    Meghan Trainor added to ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo conference

    Meghan Trainor, with her Grammy Award for best new artist, will take part in ASCAP's 'I Create Music' Expo in Los Angeles in May. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Meghan Trainor will take part in a keynote discussion at ASCAP’s 2018 “I Create Music” Expo slated for May 7-9 in Los Angeles.

    She’ll join previously announced participants in the conference including Jason Mraz, Marc Cohn, Desmond Child, Dan Wilson, Darrell Brown, Claudia Brant, Billie Eilish, and veteran singer-songwriter and ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams.

    As a 16-year-old aspiring musician, Trainor attended the Expo, which features panels, workshops, master classes, keynote addresses and one-on-one sessions with industry pros.

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    Mar. 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

    • TV
    • Politics
    • Late-night

    By Tracy Brown

    Mar 08, 2018 | 10:00 AM

    Samantha Bee releases PSA urging NRA members to join Scientology instead

    "Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee. (Ali Goldstein / TBS)

    Samantha Bee has a plea for all the NRA members of the world: Just join Scientology.

    Back from a hiatus, the “Full Frontal” host tackled on Wednesday night last month’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., noting how some elected officials have failed in their promises to address mass shootings. 

    In dissecting the National Rifle Assn. and its hold over politicians, Bee said she made a startling discovery. The NRA is a lot like a religion — specifically Scientology. 

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    Mar. 8, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

    • Celebrity

    By Nardine Saad

    Mar 08, 2018 | 9:25 AM

    Criminal charges won't be filed in Terry Crews' alleged groping case

    Actor Terry Crews. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

    Prosecutors will not file criminal charges in actor Terry Crews’ groping case because the statute of limitations has expired, according to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

    The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star, who was among the first high-profile actors to speak up about industry-wide harassment in the nascent days of the #MeToo movement, accused talent agent Adam Venit of groping him during a Hollywood party in February 2016. Emboldened by the far-reaching movement, Crews filed a police report a month after detailing the encounter in a series of tweets.

    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, which first reviewed Crews’ allegations as a felony case, said that the allegations against Venit were not felonious because there was no skin contact, nor was there restraint involved, the Associated Press reported.

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    Mar. 8, 2018, 8:24 a.m.

    • TV
    • Movies

    By Libby Hill

    Mar 08, 2018 | 8:24 AM

    Jon Favreau signs on to write live-action 'Star Wars' streaming series

    Jon Favreau played a role in the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” He is also in the upcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” set to open May 25.

    Jon Favreau continues his rise as Disney’s shining star. Lucasfilm announced Thursday morning that the director has signed as executive producer and writer of a live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s new streaming service. 

    “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe,” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement.

    “This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base,” she said.

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    Mar. 8, 2018, 7:00 a.m.

    • Birthdays

    By Los Angeles Times Staff

    Mar 08, 2018 | 7:00 AM

    A Star Is Born: Carole Bayer Sager turns 71 today

    (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    I always felt — or I almost always felt — that I was being acknowledged. That wasn't an issue for me. Acknowledging myself was a different matter.

    Carole Bayer Sager, 2016

    FROM THE ARCHIVES: 'Nobody has any idea what you're really feeling': Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager talks about her candid new memoir