Monday, November 20, 2006

Sleazy OJ Simpson Book And TV Special Killed By FOX

Wow! A major media conglomerate can actually be shamed into action. facing universal disdain (and presumably a complete lack of advertisers), FOX has cancelled its vile OJ "If I Did It" book and TV special. Rupert Murdoch released a single line statement saying, “I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project. We are sorry for any pain this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson.” Was there a kill fee, I wonder? Did OJ and the third party FOX contracted with get any money even though the project won't happen? Were there overseas deals? Is pay-per-view a possibility? We're not quite done with this yet. But this is good news.
UPDATE: Variety says most likely that OJ -- or rather, the third party he used to make the deal to shield the money from the families of the people he murdered -- will get the full $3.8 million advance.

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