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Jacko, O.J. Attend Johnnie Cochran Funeral | O.J. Simpson

Jacko, O.J. Attend Johnnie Cochran Funeral

Originally posted 04/06/2005 04:00PM

Wednesday's funeral for Johnnie Cochran attracted a celebrated assemblage that included Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder, Angela Bassett, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Magic Johnson – who said of the outspoken attorney: "We've known him for representing O.J. and Michael, but he was bigger and better than that. He represented people you've never heard of."

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O.J. Lawyer Johnnie Cochran Dies at 67

O.J. Lawyer Johnnie Cochran Dies at 67

Originally posted 03/29/2005 07:10PM

Famed attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. died Tuesday of a brain tumor at 67, according to his law partner Randy McMurray.

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Paul Hamm Pleads Case to Keep Gold Medal

Paul Hamm Pleads Case to Keep Gold Medal

Originally posted 09/28/2004 09:00AM

PLEADED: American gymnast Paul Hamm took his case to keep his Olympic all-around champion gold medal to a sports tribunal in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, arguing that he should not surrender his trophy to South Korean gymnast Yang Tae Young. At issue is a scoring error by judges in Hamm's favor during a parallel bars routine. Hamm, with one of his lawyers at his side, told NBC News on Tuesday morning he could not discuss what was said inside the Court of Arbitration for Sport during a session that lasted 12 hours. Yang also attended the session, and he and Hamm shook hands. A decision in the dispute is due within two weeks.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Tori Aims for Shameless

Originally posted 04/19/2004 01:00PM

CAST: Actress Tori Spelling, 31, former resident of "Beverly Hills, 90210," has joined the cast of UPN's comedy pilot "Me, Me, Me," about two good-looking New York women who shamelessly climb the social ladder, says the Hollywood Reporter. Her costar will be Ayda Field. Last seen in the Hallmark Channel's "A Carol Christmas" and the WB's comedy "The Help," Spelling is next due to appear in the movie "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover."

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