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The People v. O.J. Simpson: Who Is Connie Britton's Breakout Character Faye Resnick?

Originally posted 02/03/2016 09:50AM

Faye Resnick made quite the impression in Tuesday's The People v. O.J. Simpson premiere, with Connie Britton playing the close friend of the late Nicole Brown Simpson.

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REVIEW: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Is a Superb, True Crime Must-See

Originally posted 02/02/2016 10:00PM

There are media frenzies … and there are media frenzies.

You can make a similar distinction when discussing legal circuses and celebrity meltdowns. The O.J. Simpson murder trial, a public narrative that delivered a series of sensational jolts from start to finish, consistently falls into the second camp. Everything veers to the right side of the ellipses – the sensational side, the side that goes too far, almost to the improbable.

The case, which ended with the acquittal of Simpson on two counts of murder, was referred to as "The Trial of the Century" – the last one – and within the first hour of FX's superb The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, you'll remember why. Or, if you weren't around for the white Bronco highway chase, Kato Kaelin (no, that's not the name of a minor character in the new Star Wars) or the astonishing moment when the glove didn't fit, you'll learn why.

There are trials of the century … and there are trials of the century.

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PHOTOS: John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. Revealed in First Cast Pics of O.J. Simpson Series American Crime Story

American Crime Story

See John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. and More in First Cast Pics of O.J. Simpson Series American Crime Story (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 05/22/2015 01:50PM

With production underway in Los Angeles on FX's newest anthology series, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, FX released the first set of cast photos exclusively to EW on Friday, giving viewers a glimpse of the cast's transformation into character for the 2016 drama.

Wearing a suede brown jacket and mock turtleneck, Cuba Gooding Jr., 46, portrays former NFL star O.J. Simpson during his 1994–95 trial for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

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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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