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Love May Mean Having To Filet Your Ex-Spouse

Thu., Jan. 8, 1998

The truth had to come out eventually. And Esquire magazine was there to record it.

In an interview with writer Celia Farber, O.J. Simpson speculated about the murder of his late ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.

If he had killed her, emphasizing the if, Simpson said “it would have to have been because I loved her very much, right?”

Did that amount to a guilty plea? “People will read into it what they choose,” Farber told USA Today. “He didn’t say it confessionally. He was talking theoretically, and as far as he was concerned it made perfect sense.”

Simpson also said that while angry over events of the past three years, he was “OK” and hoped to win back his place in America’s heart. “I’m a pretty stable guy,” he said. “I believe in my heart I’m going to get it all back in spades.”

Loose talk

Rocker Ted Nugent on world affairs: “You don’t get free by spending money studying peace. You get free by killing your enemies.”

Make sure to bid ol’ Ziggy Stardust a happy B-day

David Bowie turns 51 today. Burns’ new film: It’s the Wright stuff

Ken Burns will debut his new documentary about architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the Sundance Film Festival. The film will be shown next fall on Public Television. Sundance runs Jan. 15-25 in Park City, Utah.

He also wants to trademark the word buffet

Kingman, Ariz., couldn’t get much further from the tropical atmosphere popularized by the songs of Jimmy Buffet. But Kingman residents Emma and Neil Mathews have discovered just how close they are. Buffet sent the couple a letter asking them to change the name of their restaurant, Margaritaville. Seems Buffet owns the trademark for his own chain of eateries.

NBC’s ‘surprise’ doesn’t exactly amount to chump change

“It was a very simple negotiation,” “Tonight” host Jay Leno said of his contract dealings with NBC. “They asked me what I wanted. I told them to surprise me.” The surprise reportedly reaped Leno about $75 million over the next five years.

There aren’t many icebergs in today’s Caribbean

Word is that Alfred Hitchcock wanted to make a film about the sinking of the Titanic. Why didn’t he? “They (cruise-line operators) seem to think that if I recapture all the horror and violence of the situation, it will stop people going on cruises,” Hitchcock said in a 1938 interview reprinted in “Hitchcock on Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews” (University of California Press, Berkeley, $16.95).

Sounds like a scene from his next movie

As Woody Allen played clarinet with a jazz band during his regular Monday night gig, new wife Soon-Yi Previn showed off her wedding ring. As Allen played the song “September,” Previn was heard to say, “This really is quite lovely.”

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