Today marks 20 years since the infamous car chase involving O.J. Simpson, as he apparently tried to elude Los Angeles authorities during the investigation into the murders of his ex-wife and her friend. Anyone old enough to remember images of that white Ford Bronco on an interstate highway probably recalls being glued to the television as we all waited to find out how the chase was going to end.
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Some fathers know best, and other fathers know hookers. Some fathers play golf, and others play the field. Some dads mow the lawn, and others mow down mailboxes with their Mercedes while drinking and driving. Some fathers make plans to take their wives out for dinner, while others make plans to “take their wives out.” And then there are some dads who pretend they’re not dads at all! Think we’re kidding? We wish.
It’s safe to say that not all fathers know best. Just look at Michael Lohan, Jon Gosselin, Mel Gibson, and other guys we wouldn’t trust with a pair of scissors, not to mention a kid! So join us this Father’s Day while we count down the 15 worst pops of all, ranked by the standard unit of bad dads: the Michael Lohan. If your face is in the gallery below, you’re probably not getting a tie for Father’s Day this year.
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15. Joe Simpson
14. Eddie Murphy
13. Bruce Jenner
12. Jude Law
11. Mel Gibson
10. Ryan O’Neal
9. Tiger Woods
8. Jon Gosselin
7. Arnold Schwarzenegger
6. Mathew Knowles
5. Charlie Sheen
4. Joe Jackson
3. Michael Lohan
2. O.J. Simpson
1. John Phillips
Khloe Kardashian might have though those rumors about her paternity were over after everyone noticed they were based on absolutely no verifiable information whatsoever. Not so fast, girl! According to the National Enquirer, none other than Robert Kardashian‘s most famous client O.J. Simpson is allegedly Khloe’s biological dad. “The former football great claimed to pals the he had an affair with his best buddy Robert Kardashian’s then-wife Kris in 1983 and seemed convinced it resulted in her pregnancy with Khloe, divulged the insider,” the magazine alleges according to MediaTakeout. Hmm, but if Khloe wasn’t born until June 1984…plus we’re reading this in the National Enquirer…yeah, something is just not adding up here.
On Twitter Khloe seems more than a little exasperated at the gossip, tweeting, “And do they rumors ever stop? What is the recent obsession with all of this? What are they going to say next? #SoapOpera.” Meanwhile Kim Kardashian joked around about Khloe’s secret dad, posting the National Enquirer‘s front page with the comment, “Now we have all the answers! It makes sense now! Khloe u are so tan!” Hey, Khloe and O.J. do both have their lips pressed together on the magazine’s cover, so the gossip is either totally true or the Kardashians just had one slightly taller than average great-grandmother. Either way, how scandalous!
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Now we know why Oprah‘s show ended despite having the devotion of millions of fans: she needs that free time to find the real killer. Yup, now that her appointment book has some breathing room, Oprah wants O.J. Simpsons’ confession that he did, in fact, murder his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994, an allegation that Oprah seems pretty confident in asserting. “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me, and I am going to make that happen people,” Winfrey told the crowd at the NCTA’s Cable Show in Chicago. Meanwhile most retirees dream about getting a really nice hammock, but we guess that’s why Oprah’s a billionaire and our grandmas aren’t.
The queen of media is hoping to snag such an interview for Oprah’s Next Chapter, an evening interview show starting January on OWN that would have Winfrey traveling the globe, as well as tackling much harder guests than a jolly Hugh Jackman swinging in on a faulty harness. “I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just want the interview. I want the interview on the condition that you are ready, Mr. Simpson,” Oprah explained. If this scheme somehow works, the F.B.I. should hire Oprah to solve the nation’s backlog of unsolved mysteries.. If they can afford her, that is.
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Judge Jackie Glass sentenced O.J. Simpson to a minimum of fifteen years today for armed robbery and kidnapping, following his conviction for the crimes in October. Defense lawyers argued today that Simpson had innocently tried to retrieve items stolen him from, and Simpson tearfully described wanting to rescue treasured items for his children (“When I came here, I came here for a wedding. I didn’t come to reclaim property”). But Glass refused to hear it, noting that O.J. sounded more concerned about the Goldmans (which he called “The Golddiggers”) than with saving family heirlooms in security tapes. “This was much more than stupidity…you went to the room, you took guns…you used force, you took property…and in this state, that amounts to robbery with use of a deadly weapon.” O.J. will be eligible for parole in five years.
While Glass reiterated that her sentence was not a retribution for any earlier crimes he might have committed, folks who have been waiting to see O.J. squirm in his seat will sure appreciate the smackdown she delivered.
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O.J. Simpson will be sentenced on Friday for his October armed robbery conviction. The former football player faces up to life in prison for the 2007 sports memorabilia hold-up, but defense lawyers hope they can get it down to the minimum of six years. After all, O.J. is a “first-time offender!”
“Simpson has never previously been convicted of a crime. Thus, he now stands before the court as a first-time offender,” wrote attorney Gabriel Grasso in court papers. “Such a sentence would be a sufficient reflection of both the nature of the case as well as the first-time offender status of the defendant.” Grasso also claims that a report from probation officials suggesting he receive 18 years is “invalid” and a “completely inappropriate and knee-jerk recommendation.” Gee, you have to wonder why their knee would jerk like that.
Admittedly, Simpson was only accused of a history of spousal abuse and murder. All we know for sure is that he’s a tax-cheat who was found legally responsible for the death of his wife in a civil suit. Oh, and that he stole digital cable. And that he wrote a book about how he would have killed his wife if he did it. But armed robbery? Yeah, this is his first time around the block there.
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Thomas Riccio, the collectibles auctioneer who set up the meeting between O.J. Simpson and several collectors that ended with Simpson found guilty for twelve counts of kidnapping and robbery, has told the New York Post that O.J. “doesn’t deserve 8,000 years plus double life for this,” arguing that greedy associates and the public contempt for Simpson did him in.
[It's] not like he actually planned an armed robbery. He was just stupid. I told him up front, ‘Have security next door monitoring what goes down because… who knows…’ And he said, ‘No, I got my own guys with me. It’s okay.’ It’s his guys [who] did him in. They set him up. They even had a video camera on him so they could sell it afterward…Simply saying, ‘No one leaves the room until we get this figured out’ constitutes kidnapping in Nevada. That automatically gets you life...
Listen, they wanted to get him, so they got him. I’m impartial. I’m only saying this: he didn’t deserve it. But 98 per cent of the people want him put away forever. Everyone hates him.
It should be noted that the “impartial” Riccio has released a book, Busted!, about the Vegas arrest. Simpson, who faces sentencing in December, is already planning to appeal. If the court decides the jury acted impartially, he won’t get “8,000 years plus double life.” But the counts could still cumulatively put him away for good.
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Excuse the bad pun, but O.J. Simpson just ran out of juice. The jury in his armed robbery trial found him guilty on all 12 counts — including conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping, burglary, assault and coercion. He could face life in prison when he’s sentenced on Dec. 5.
Denied bail, court officers wasted no time in handcuffing the Hall of FameShame inductee (again, sorry!) after the verdict was read. His sister, Carmelita Durio, fainted as he was being led out of the courtroom and paramedics rushed to revive her.
The most striking detail of the verdict is that it came 13 years to the day after the former MVP (Most Valuable Prisoner? Help! It won’t stop!) was acquitted in the murder of his ex-wife. We suspect people who believe O.J. got away with murder back in 1995 are talking about how “payback is a bitch” today.
The gridiron great is now behind iron bars. O.J. should dust off those running back skills in case he drops a bar of soap in the prison shower. (Forgive us! We can’t help it!)
Get this: O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder exactly thirteen years ago today. Now, with his trial over, a new jury must spend the anniversary deciding whether he’s guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping. Awkward!
Unsurprisingly, the prosecution wasn’t afraid to touch on the reasons for O.J.’s lack of popularity. Said prosecutor Chris Owens, “The kind of arrogance … that would make them think they could come in and get away with this kind of crime and that nobody would report it and they thought they could spin it that, ‘It’s all OK; It was my stuff.’” And why does he think he can get away with a crime? Hmmmmm.