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Nicole Brown Simpson’s Family and Friends Revisit Her Murder in Lifetime Special: Watch the Trailer

Nicole Brown Simpson’s Family and Friends Revisit Her Murder in Lifetime Special: Watch the Trailer

As the 30th anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson’s murder approaches, her family and friends are speaking out about her life and tragic death like never before. In a new, two-part Lifetime documentary series, The Life and Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, 50 of Nicole’s friends and family sit down to detail what they remember about the former model, Hollywood socialite and mother of two. Much of Nicole’s legacy, they say, was tragically lost in the media circus surrounding her brutal murder and the “Trial of the Century” against her late ex-husband, O.J. Simpson. “She wasn’t a headline of a tragedy,” says one participant. “She was so much more.” “I honestly believe that this world does not know who Nicole Brown was,” agrees another. Kris Jenner — whose late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian Sr., was a member of O.J.’s “Dream Team” of defense lawyers during his murder trial — is one such friend who is featured in the two-part series. Jenner became close to Nicole when they were both still married to Kardashian and O.J., respectively.  O.J. Simpson and Nicole …

It Turns Out Sabrina Carpenter Is Technically Bart Simpson’s Niece

It Turns Out Sabrina Carpenter Is Technically Bart Simpson’s Niece

Sabrina Carpenter is currently on track to topple Taylor Swift from the top of the UK singles chart, scoring her first ever number one song here in the process. The US singer is currently enjoying a wave of success thanks to her absolute earworm of a tune Espresso, which – combined with her rumoured romance with a certain Mr Barry Keoghan – means her profile on this side of the Atlantic has never been bigger. And as her celebrity status keeps on growing, people are just discovering things that die-hard fans of the singer have already known for years. Things like her beginnings on the Disney Channel. Her widely-rumoured relationship that inspired Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers Licence. Or, indeed, our personal favourite piece of Sabrina Carpenter trivia… You see, the Nonsense singer has a rather famous family connection in that her aunt is voice actor Nancy Cartwright. And if Nancy’s name doesn’t ring a bell, her on-screen alter-ego Bart Simpson definitely will. Nancy Cartwright and Bart Simpson in 2018 Noam Galai via Getty Images Yes, that’s …

The Simpsons producer issues apology for upset caused by death of long-running character

The Simpsons producer issues apology for upset caused by death of long-running character

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The Simpsons co-executive producer Tim Long has said he is “sorry if some fans are upset” by the death of long-running character Larry the Barfly. Larry Dalrymple was killed off during Sunday’s (21 April) episode “Cremains of the Day”. He died as he lived, on a stool at Moe’s Tavern. Long, who has worked on The Simpsons since season 10 in 1999, explained the decision in an email seen by Variety. “I’m sorry if some fans are upset, but we really wanted to use Larry’s death as a way to show that even the most peripheral people in our lives have dignity and worth, and that we really shouldn’t take anyone for granted,” wrote Long. “To paraphrase Shakespeare, nothing became Larry’s life like the way he left it: drunk, lonely, and with a butt full of sapphires. “To me, it’s sort of fitting that some fans are taking …

O.J. Simpson’s Cause of Death Revealed

O.J. Simpson’s Cause of Death Revealed

O.J. Simpson‘s cause of death has been revealed. ET can confirm that the former NFL star and controversial public figure died from metastatic prostate cancer, per Malcolm LaVergne, the Hall of Fame football player’s longtime attorney and executor of his estate. His family announced his death on April 11, a day after he died with his four adult children by his side. “He thought he had beaten it,” LaVergne told People in a statement. “I thought this was done, but you know how cancers go. They come back, and they come back with a vengeance.” O. J. Simpson – Jason Bean-Pool/Getty Images Simpson, born Orenthal James Simpson, was unmarried at the time of his death. He married his first wife, Marguerite Whitley, when he was 19 years old, in 1968. Together, the former couple welcomed three children — daughter Arnelle, 55, son Jason, 53, and a daughter, Aaren, who died when she was just a year old after tragically drowning in the family’s swimming pool. Simpson met his second wife, Nicole Brown, while still married to Whitley, in 1977. Simpson and Whitley divorced in …

‘The Simpsons’ Producer Responds to Fans Mourning the Death of Longtime Character

‘The Simpsons’ Producer Responds to Fans Mourning the Death of Longtime Character

The Simpsons fans were hit with rare heartfelt moment on Sunday’s episode, as the show killed off a character who’s been around from the very beginning. The new episode, titled “Cremains of the Day,” brought a shock to the usual lushes at Moe’s Tavern, where Larry “The Barfly” Dalrymple was found dead on his barstool. Larry had been a long-running background character at Moe’s — having been featured since season 1 back in 1989 — rarely getting a line or two but always a mainstay as Homer and the gang enjoyed their beers. When he did chime in with a rare aside, the character was voiced by Simpsons mainstay Harry Shearer. Larry 'The Barfly' Dalrymple on 'The Simpsons' – Fox Simpsons co-executive producer Tim Long told TMZ that Larry’s death was meant to make an impact on the audience of the iconic animated comedy, noting how rare it is that the show kills someone off permanently and how the fan reactions demonstrate the passion the audience still feels for their favorite characters. “Raise your glasses …

The Simpsons fans shocked as series kills off character who dates back to season one

The Simpsons fans shocked as series kills off character who dates back to season one

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The Simpsons has killed off a long-standing minor character, who appeared in the very first episode, the 1989 Christmas special “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”. In the latest episode of the popular animated series, titled “Cremains of the Day”, characters were confronted with the death of Larry the Barfly – a familiar name to obsessives of the show. He was voiced by Harry Shearer, who also provides the voices for several major Simpsons characters, including Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, and Waylon Smithers. Larry could often be seen in scenes set in Moe’s Tavern, the dive bar he frequented alongside more well-known Simpsons characters, such as Homer’s friends Lenny, Carl and Barney. “Cremains of the Day”, the 765th episode of the series overall, revealed that Larry’s full name was in fact Lawrence Dalrymple. The episode explored the aftermath of Larry’s death, as Homer and the gang at Moe’s …

OJ Simpson’s Family Refuses to Let Scientists Examine His Brain for CTE

OJ Simpson’s Family Refuses to Let Scientists Examine His Brain for CTE

Image by Ted Soqui / Sygma via Getty OJ Simpson’s family has one answer for those who want to study the freshly-dead footballer and accused killer‘s brain for injuries: “Hard no.” In an interview with the New York Post, Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson’s longtime attorney and estate executor, said that following the infamous running back’s death from cancer last week, he’s fielded requests to study his brain for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the type of cranial injury suffered by athletes that can lead to violent behavioral changes. According to the attorney, Simpson’s four children — the youngest two of whom, Sydney and Justin, were born from Nicole Brown Simpson, the notorious athlete’s late wife whom he was acquitted of killing alongside her friend Ron Goldman in 1994 — gave a “hard no” to the thought of postmortem brain testing, which is the only way to diagnose CTE definitively. “I’ve been getting calls from medical centers that are doing CTE testing asking me for OJ’s brain,” LaVergne told the NY Post. “That is not happening.” Instead of donating …

O.J. Simpson’s Executor Reverses Opinion on Goldman Payout

O.J. Simpson’s Executor Reverses Opinion on Goldman Payout

O.J. Simpson’s longtime attorney, who was named executor of the former NFL star’s will ahead of his death last week, has said he will ensure that any claim the parents of Ron Goldman make to retrieve the millions they were awarded in a 1998 civil judgment against the accused killer will be accepted by the estate.  Attorney Malcolm LaVergne, who represented Simpson from 2009 until the former running back’s death on April 10 after a battle with prostate cancer, said that he wants to walk back statements made last week while speaking by phone with The Hollywood Reporter on Monday afternoon. LaVergne had previously told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he’d fight to prevent a payout of the $33.5 million judgment awarded to the families of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman; he said he specifically wanted Fred Goldman to receive “zero — nothing” of Simpson’s estate. “I can tell you in advance, Fred Goldman’s claim will be accepted. And his claim will be handled in accordance with Nevada law,” LaVergne …

Norm Macdonald’s scathing OJ takedowns on SNL resurface after Simpson’s death

Norm Macdonald’s scathing OJ takedowns on SNL resurface after Simpson’s death

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Following the announcement of the death of OJ Simpson, Saturday Night Live fans are sharing compilations of Norm Macdonald roasting the infamous NFL star. Simpson died on Wednesday aged 76 after a battle with cancer, his family announced. Macdonald, who died in 2021 aged 61, was known for his regular jokes about Simpson following the latter’s 1995 acquittal for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman the previous year. The comedian took aim at Simpson during the Weekend Update segment of the show, and later claimed he was fired over the repeated jibes. “In his book, OJ Simpsons says he would’ve taken a bullet or stood in front of a train for Nicole. Man, I’m going to tell you, that is some bad luck when the one guy who would’ve died for you kills you,” Macdonald said in one episode before the verdict. …

Executor of OJ Simpson’s will wants to block .5m payout to families | World News

Executor of OJ Simpson’s will wants to block $33.5m payout to families | World News

The executor of OJ Simpson’s estate has said he will try to prevent a $33.5m (£27m) payout to the families of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. The former NFL star and Hollywood actor was cleared of their double murder in 1995 in what was dubbed the “trial of the century” but later found liable for the deaths in a civil lawsuit. Simpson died on Wednesday aged 76 from cancer without having paid the majority of the 1997 judgment but the Goldman and Brown families could be in line to get some of what he left behind. His will was filed in a Clark County court in Nevada on Friday, naming his lawyer Malcolm LaVergne as the executor. The document shows Simpson’s property was placed into a trust that was created this year, but Mr LaVergne told the Las Vegas Review-Journal his entire estate has not yet been tallied. Image: OJ Simpson and Nicole Brown Simpson in 1993. Pic: AP The will lists his four children and notes that any beneficiary who …