Short Cuts: O.J.'s Ordered to Give Up the Dough

Published August 8, 2007

Posted Aug. 8, 2007 – O.J. Simpson can count any money made from a video featuring his likeness as gone.

A judge ruled on Tuesday that Simpson must pay the family of the late Ronald Goldman any earnings from the game, "All-Pro Football 2K8" to fulfill a $38 million wrongful death judgement. The video stars Simpson playing as one of 240 former football greats.

The judge also ordered Simpson to turn over all correspondence, documents and contracts with the video game's publisher, Take-Two Interactive Software, to the Goldman family. The court's order did not detail how much money Simpson might have earned from the deal.

Last week, a federal bankruptcy judge in Miami awarded the Goldmans rights to the never-released "If I Did It" book Simpson wrote based on the 1994 slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman.

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Dawson Gives the “Eagle Eye”

Rosario Dawson has signed on to star with Shia LaBeou in Eagle Eye, a thriller from Disturbia director D.J. Caruso. DreamWorks' Eagle Eye is targeting an October 10, 2008 release. In the film, LaBeouf plays a young slacker whose overachieving twin brother has died mysteriously. When the young man returns home, both he and a single mother
find they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves.

Howard Returns to Host PBS Series

Terrence Howard gets another shot at hosting the Emmy-winning PBS series “Independent Lens," which kicks off its sixth season Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 p.m. with the broadcast premiere of the box office hit "Wordplay."      

"Wordplay" takes an intimate look at New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz, exploring the inner workings of his contributors and fans, including Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Jon Stewart. Other highlights of the upcoming season include "Banished," which explores the ugly history of American towns that violently expelled their African American communities; and "Iron Ladies of Liberia," which offers an intimate documentary that goes behind-the-scenes with Africa's first female head of state, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.  

"The quality of this series is consistently first-rate," notes Howard. "I've learned so much by watching these stories from all over the world and if I can help bring more people to these films, it's an honor."

 


 

Written by BET-Staff

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