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Why American Crime Story Star Cuba Gooding Jr. Thinks O.J. Simpson Has CTE

Originally posted 02/05/2016 04:25PM

Cuba Gooding Jr., who plays O.J. Simpson on the new FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, believes the former football star might suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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O.J. Simpson's Former Business Manager Blasts Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Portrayal in American Crime Story: 'That's Not O.J.'

Originally posted 02/04/2016 10:55AM

Does Cuba Gooding Jr. get O.J. Simpson right on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson? According to Simpson's former business manager, he does not.

In fact, Norman Pardo called Gooding Jr.'s portrayal of Simpson on the new FX series "kind of silly" during an appearance on Good Morning America Thursday, two days after the show premiered.

"I'm sure he's a very nice guy and all, but he's definitely not like O.J. Simpson," Pardo said. "They never consulted, I don't think, anybody from O.J.'s side to explain that that's not O.J. It doesn't even even sound like him."

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How Does Cuba Gooding Jr. Think O.J. Simpson Will React to American Crime Story?

Originally posted 02/03/2016 02:00PM

What would O.J. Simpson, the primary subject of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, think of the new series?

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr., who portrays Simpson in the FX show documenting the famous 1994 murder trial, isn't quite sure.

"I would hope he would find some identification of some truth as he knew it back then and that he would eventually find redemption and healing," Gooding Jr. told PEOPLE Now before Tuesday's premiere.

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Kris Jenner 'Didn't Know Anything' About the Abuse Nicole Brown Simpson Suffered: 'I Will Always Feel Sick About It'

Originally posted 02/03/2016 12:25PM

It's been 21 years since Nicole Brown Simpson's murder, but Kris Jenner still can't shake her sense of guilt.

Despite scenes in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryRyan Murphy's retelling of Simpson's murder trial – that show the fictionalized version of Jenner (Selma Blair) talking to mutual friend Faye Resnick (Connie Britton) about their shared knowledge of the abuse, Jenner tells PEOPLE she had no knowledge of her close friend's suffering at the time.

Jenner says that, even now all these years later, her "heart breaks" when she thinks about the alleged physical torment at the hands of ex-husband O.J. Simpson that Nicole reported to authorities.

"I saw all the pictures and the police reports, and I heard the tapes of her calling 911, and that was stuff I didn't know anything about [at the time]," Jenner says. "It's wild that she kept that from us. So I feel bad. I beat myself up because I feel like I wasn't paying attention. Like, How did I miss this?"

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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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O.J. Simpson 'Not Excited' to Watch American Crime Story, But 'Won't Be Able to Take His Eyes Off It," Says Ex-Business Manager

Originally posted 02/02/2016 07:00PM

The Trial of the Century is returning to American homes Tuesday night, when American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, premieres on FX. But will its primary subject be watching?

O.J. Simpson, who was ultimately acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, is currently imprisoned for a 2008 gunpoint robbery in Nevada. A spokesperson for the Nevada Department of Corrections tells PEOPLE that Lovelock Correctional Center, where Simpson is imprisoned, "does not have FX offered to the inmates," meaning Simpson would not be able to watch.

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American Crime Story's Courtney B. Vance on the O.J. Simpson Trial: 'It Was a Greek Tragedy, and Everyone Had Their Role to Play'

Originally posted 02/02/2016 06:30PM

In The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, it's lawyers and law enforcement – not the charismatic football player known as "Juice" whose exoneration divided a nation – who are truly on trial.

The limited series examines the case through the prosecution and defense teams, giving an unvarnished at the little mistakes, misjudgments and miscalculations that turned a seemingly slam-dunk conviction into a dramatic legal saga with what many consider an unhappy ending.

Courtney B. Vance stars as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, whose shrewd courtroom performance Simpson himself has credited with his freedom.

"It was a Greek tragedy, and everyone had their role to play," Vance, 55, tells PEOPLE.

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Kris Jenner Opens Up About the O.J. Simpson Miniseries: 'I Hope It Will Educate People About Domestic Violence'

Originally posted 02/02/2016 05:00PM

For Kris Jenner, memories of her best friend Nicole Brown Simpson are everywhere: in old photographs, home movies and in the stories she shares.

But now, with the widely anticipated FX miniseries, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, premiering Tuesday, a new generation will be exposed to the trial that took place over two decades ago, and Jenner hopes something good will come of it.

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