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O.J. Simpson, who had a reasonably successful stint as an TV NFL reporter, star of some memorable commercials, and as a movie actor before sullying his reputation by killing two people, is reportedly going to be starring on a new TV show.

It's probably not the kind of show business move he'd prefer.

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Instead, O.J. Simpson's January arrest in Las Vegas will be featured on the MyNetwork TV program Jail, airing Tuesday at 9 p.m.

"I'm baaaaack," Simpson, 60, jokes as he enters the Clark County Detention Center in one of two new promo clips from the show.

Here's the first:


"I didn't expect to be back here so soon," the Juice said, chatting amiably with his jailers as he was processed on charges of violating his bail stemming from a September 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery bust.

OJ Simpson has pleaded not guilty in that case, which involved him and seedy co-defendants allegedly kidnapping and robbing sports memorabilia dealers.

"Overall, I am feeling great today," Simpson tells the Las Vegas officers as he is being processed. "I had a poker game tonight at my house that I was hosting and today I finally found my golf swing - it was a good day."

Replies a police sergeant: "Until you got that knock on the door?"

"They must have known I was having too good a time," Simpson said.

Sort of speaks for itself, doesn't it? Follow the jump for the second clip of OJ Simpson chatting up peeps during his arrest...

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O.J. Simpson is currently in custody in Florida on allegations that he violated terms of his bail in a Las Vegas armed robbery case, according to CNN.

Simpson was to go before a judge Wednesday at the request of Clark County District Attorney David Roger. The prosecutor was filing a motion Friday to revoke Simpson's bail, according to a court clerk.

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"We understand he's in the custody of his bail bondsman in Florida right now, and will be brought to Las Vegas for the hearing," said court clerk Elana Pitaro.

A bondsman at You Ring We Spring bail bonds declined comment.

OJ Simpson was freed September 19 on $125,000 bail following his arrest on allegations that he and several "friends" burst into a Las Vegas hotel room and robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint.

OJ Simpson's latest round of trouble has him in custody yet again.

Simpson is in hot water because he allegedly called one of his co-defendants in the Las Vegas armed robbery case, a court official said. Identifying himself as "Miguel," O.J. telephoned Clarence "C.J." Stewart on November 16 and expressed frustration with Stewart's testimony at a preliminary hearing.

A bail bondsman is a person or company that pledges money as collateral (bail), guaranteeing the appearance of a criminal defendant in court.

Bondsmen generally charge a fee of 5-10 percent of the total amount of the bail required in order to post a bond for the defendant.

Apparently - details remain scarce - O.J. Simpson's bail was posted by a such a company, which is now holding him on violation of the terms of his bail.

O.J. Simpson, 60, pleaded not guilty to 12 criminal counts in connection with what prosecutors contend was a kidnapping and armed robbery.

At a November preliminary hearing, a judge ordered the former football great and two of his co-defendants to stand trial on the charges.

Prosecutors allege Simpson and five men burst into a room at the Palace Station Hotel and held two memorabilia dealers against their will.

Simpson said he was merely taking back items that belonged to him, but one of the two alleged victims described it as a "military-style invasion."

The case will likely hinge on whether there were guns involved. But one of the men who aided O.J. - and subsequently testified against him in exchange for a plea bargain - said the Juice wanted to "get some heat."


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So many celebrity mug shots, so little time. Some of 2007's sensational arrests of Hollywood stars were so memorable, it feels as though they happened yesterday.

Well, with the exception of Michelle Rodriguez, none of the celebrity mug shots in our growing gallery were actually taken yesterday. But let's take a look back at some of the best booking photos from 2007. You'll see some themes developing ...

Ho Train Edition

What it year it was for the club circuit. Paris Hilton. Lindsay Lohan. Nicole Richie. Three of Hollywood's biggest celebrities (and wastes of space), all arrested in a 12-month span. Britney Spears is all that's missing from this Ho Train police lineup, after somehow managing not to get busted in '07. Opening odds for '08 - 9:8.

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Reality TV Edition

Former American Idol reject Jessica Sierra not only got arrested this year, but she is apparently pregnant, and starring in a sex tape. That's one way to get back in the celebrity gossip magazines! Meanwhile, former Laguna Beach stars Jason Wahler (assault, assault) and Jessica Smith (DUI) both had their share of legal woes...

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O.J. Simpson and his pair of alleged looting teammates - Clarence Stewart and Charles Ehrlich - pleaded not guilty this morning to 12 charges stemming from a September memorabilia heist in Las Vegas. Let the trial begin!

Defense attorneys were unable to get any of the charges against them dropped in a preliminary hearing - especially the kidnapping and robbery charges - which could dole a life sentence (with the possibility of parole) to the Juice.

If convicted, O.J. Simpson could face up to life in prison.

Unlike O.J. Simpson's famous "absolutely, 100 percent not guilty" proclamation while being arraigned for murder in the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, in 1994, this time the former NFL star offered his plea without theatrics, uttering a simple but firm "Not guilty."

The trial is set for April 7, 2008. OJ Simpson, who is free on bail, will likely be killing ... time golfing with family and Christie Prody until then.


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If this sullen, devoted Britney Spears fan thought she had Craziest Protester of the Day honors locked up, well, she'd better think again. And go on a diet.

This guy is giving her a run for her money. Holding up a sign in support of Spears is one thing - but ... O.J. Simpson? Set up? What is this, 1994? Wrong trial, man! What possesses a person to believe - let alone make a sign expressing that!?

Then there's the hundreds of people marching around Hollywood demanding better online royalty rates and whatnot. The Writers Guild of America is on strike, and the future of most non-reality shows is very much in doubt as a result.

Hopefully, Tina Fey and her clever cohorts get their money soon so they can get back to work writing the shows we know and love. As for the O.J. Simpson fan here, well, he'd better not hold his breath waiting for an acquittal.


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More than a decade after his acquittal on murder charges, a judge ruled that O.J. Simpson will stand trial and again face the possibility of life imprisonment.

The former football star said he wasn't surprised when a justice ordered him to stand trail on charges ranging from kidnapping to armed robbery.

"If I have any disappointment it's that I wish a jury was here," Simpson told The Associated Press. "As always, I rely on the jury system."

Indeed, it's worked for him in the past, somehow.

Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure refused to dismiss any charges in a 12-count complaint against O.J. Simpson and co-defendants Clarence "C.J." Stewart and Charles "Charlie" Ehrlich, stemming from a suspected kidnapping and robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers on September 13.

O.J. Simpson and two co-defendants will be arraigned November 28.

Three of the men who accompanied O.J. Simpson on his little "sting operation," including two who said O.J. wanted to "bring some heat" to the meeting, took plea deals and testified for the prosecution in the preliminary hearing.

Defense attorneys characterized them as con artists out for a buck.

Bonaventure said there were a number of motive and credibility issues, but that they were "not so incredible or implausible" to keep the case from a jury trial.

A kidnapping conviction could result in a life sentence with possibility of parole. An armed robbery conviction would also require some time in prison.

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O.J. Simpson told two friends to "get some heat" so they could bully a pair of memorabilia dealers into handing over sports collectibles and items that the former NFL star said had been stolen from him, one of men testified.

Walter Alexander testified during the preliminary hearing for Simpson - who is charged with multiple felonies stemming from the September incident at the Palace Station Hotel & Casino, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Alexander, a longtime golfing buddy of O.J. Simpson's, said he had asked OJ why he hadn't simply told authorities that the dealers were planning to sell the signed footballs, framed awards and other items of his.

O.J. Simpson Mug Shot (2007)

"What are they [police] going to do, take me to jail for taking my own stuff?" OJ Simpson said in between expletives, according to Alexander.

He also testified that the Juice responded, "F**k the police!" when he was questioned about what would happen if the cops were called.

Listening in court, a pained Simpson winced and shook his head. Alexander's account undercuts Simpson's repeated assertions that he did not know that Alexander and their friend Michael "Spencer" McClinton were armed.

Walter Alexander, Michael McClinton and Charles Cashmore have all pleaded guilty to reduced charges in exchange for testimony against O.J. Simpson.

At the end of the hearing, Justice Joe M. Bonaventure will decide whether there is sufficient evidence for Simpson - acquitted in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman - to stand trial.

OJ Simpson and associates Clarence J. Stewart Jr. and Charles B. Ehrlich are charged with an array of felonies, including kidnapping and armed robbery.

Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, tried to attack Walter Alexander's credibility, accusing him of brokering prostitution - calling him a "pimp, not a Realtor" and a shady character who would offer his testimony to the highest bidder.

When Galanter confronted Alexander about his link to an online prostitution ring, the witness' easygoing manner evaporated. He told the attorney to stop yelling. "I'm sticking to my testimony that I'm not a pimp," Alexander said.

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While Blake Fielder-Civil may be in some deep $h!t for perverting the course of justice in London, at least he can take comfort in the fact that he's not O.J.

The first day of O.J. Simpson's criminal evidence hearing in Clark County, Nev., was marked by dramatic audio tapes and a collectibles broker who testified that he set up the meeting that led to armed robbery charges against the Juice.

The second day of the preliminary hearing to decide if Simpson and two other men should stand trial on 12 criminal charges is set for today. His lawyers are expected to try to undercut the testimony of Tom Riccio, who says he hid a recorder in the hotel room where Simpson is accused of armed robbery.

O.J. Simpson gritted his teeth and laid his gold reading glasses on the defense table as the voicemail he left for Riccio was played in court.

"Hey Tom. It's O.J. What are they talking about a gun? All I wanted was my stuff back again," OJ Simpson says on the 35-second recording.

Simpson refers to hundreds of items taken from memorabilia dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley on September 13 as his "stolen stuff."

"Nobody had a gun, you know?" OJ Simpson says in the tape. "Ain't nobody had any guns. They're feeling guilty so they're trying to make up something."

Played at the preliminary hearing, these words from OJ contrast markedly to the chaotic bellows, orders and curses heard during a six-minute recording of the confrontation in a room at the Palace Station Hotel that ends with a single voice.

"We were just robbed at gunpoint man," a man says. "We were just robbed at gunpoint by O.J. Simpson!"

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Twelve years after being acquitted on double-murder charges, OJ Simpson is back in court in Nevada on aggravated kidnapping charges and other felonies.

Simpson and several cohorts was arrested and charged with various criminal counts stemming from an alleged robbery in a Las Vegas casino-hotel.

OJ Simpson, 60, Clarence Stewart, 53, and Charles Ehrlich, 53, face charges of kidnapping, robbery, assault, conspiracy and coercion.

Admitted robbery accomplices Charles Cashmore, 40, Walter Alexander, 46, and Michael McClinton, 49, have taken plea bargains and are expected to testify for the prosecution that guns were brandished during the Simpson-led September 13 "sting operation" against two sports memorabilia dealers.

  • O.J. Simpson Mug Shot (2007)
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OJ Simpson: New decade, new felonies, new mug shots.

At today's preliminary hearing, Las Vegas Judge Joe M. Bonaventure is due to determine whether there is enough evidence to set the case for a trial.

The jurist should not lack for evidence, given that three of OJ Simpson's alleged co-conspirators have accepted plea bargains to testify against The Juice.

The preliminary hearing is expected to continue into Friday and possibly even Saturday. Simpson's attorneys claim they are prepared to face the challenges ahead and say they understand the perception of Simpson.

At a press conference in September, OJ Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, stated, "We know who our client is. We know what you guys think."

Should Bonaventure decide there is enough evidence for trial, it's likely that the new OJ Simpson trial wouldn't begin until 2008.

So far, Simpson is 0-1 vs. the Las Vegas justice system. Tuesday, his legal team argued unsuccessfully that prosecutors are using the media against OJ.


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Federal agents knew for weeks that O.J. Simpson and sports a memorabilia dealer planned a sting operation to retrieve personal items that the Juice said were stolen from him, according to FBI reports obtained by The Associated Press.

Dealer Thomas Riccio said he reported to the FBI August 21 that a collector claimed to have belongings of Simpson's, and that O.J. wanted to videotape the confrontation with the person peddling pieces of his memorabilia.

Amazingly, Thomas Riccio told the AP that he raised the subject while talking with the FBI about an unrelated subject: a video of Anna Nicole Smith.

But he said agents dismissed his report, the dealer said, telling him that "they didn't want to be involved in another weird celebrity case."

"The guy flat-out told me he had items stolen from O.J. Simpson's house," Riccio told the AP. "I have a legitimate business."

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Thomas Riccio did not indicate a crime would be committed. Riccio was advised to contact a lawyer before taking action and was told that alerting the FBI would not absolve him of any crime(s).

Riccio said he was not clear how the O.J. Simpson operation would unfold.

There was no mention in the report of any plans to use guns, a central component of the case now being made against O.J. Simpson and his co-defendants.

"I went along with O.J.'s plan," Riccio said. "It was a self-organized sting operation. Except for the end, with him bringing people with guns. I knew nothing about that."

O.J. Simpson, 60, and five other men were arrested after they allegedly stormed a Las Vegas hotel room with guns September 13 to seize items believed to include family photos and the suit Simpson wore the day he was acquitted of murder.

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