Is Phil Spector the next OJ? Who am I kidding. No one can replace OJ except another white girl loving, African American athlete/entertainer accused of murder. Nevertheless, this will be interesting to see how it plays out.
LOS ANGELES – For decades, famed music producer Phil Spector was a recluse, hiding in his hilltop suburban castle. It took the gunshot death there of a glamorous actress who starred in a cult movie to force him out into the Hollywood spotlight.
“‘I think I killed somebody,'” Spector was quoted as saying by his chauffeur, Adriano De Souza. The chauffeur also told a grand jury that Spector had emerged from his mansion holding a gun, with blood on his hands.
De Souza said he asked what happened and Spector responded: “‘I don’t know.'”
On Monday, the search begins for jurors to decide if the 66-year-old Spector is guilty of murdering Lana Clarkson on Feb. 3, 2003, after taking her home with him from the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip.
Clarkson was found slumped dead in a chair in the foyer, her teeth blown out by a gunshot to her mouth.
The coroner’s office called it a homicide — “death by the hand of another” — but also noted that Clarkson had gunshot residue on both of her hands and may have pulled the trigger.
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6 thoughts on “Public Spectacle.”
>um…i pleads the fifth! LOL
>You know, this reminds me of something I have been saying for a long time. The average American citizen obviously doesn't have a life. I can not get over the obsession with pop culture to the point that someone would even care what happens to Phil Specter. Our (their) obsession with celebrity is just mind boggling.When A.N. Smith died people in my office were gathered around the television in the conference room with this look of loss on their faces. I went in and actually laughed at them. I mean it wasn't like it was Peaches from 'round the way — it was fuggin A.N. Smith. Now, I am sorry to hear of anyone's demise but just take a look at Elvis fans who still trek to Graceland every year. Come on people get a hobby, get laid, get a F'ing life.Sorry, my breakfast wasn't very good this morning 🙂
>Thank U, Brother Juan G – for putting it out there! I was thinking the same thing – I don't know who these people are & I. Don't. CARE! Got too much going on in my own life w/ my own family dramas playing out!
>@Juan G…give me some of what you ate this morning brah…ur on a roll! anywho..i retract my earlier 5th amendment right and have but one short comment. The police report was from when? This dude came out with a smoking gun? Finally, he said…"I don't know" when asked what happened..U can not put him in the same category as OJ..atleast OJ claimed innocence..Phil is claiming ignorance…there is a difference!..LOL
>You're welcome CapCity, you look very familiar — when did you last live in DC? I am sure our paths have crossed.DC — LOL, I only used the breakfast as an excuse it really wasn't that bad but some days I am just not in the mood if you know what I mean.
>Juan G., I'm sure our paths have crossed in my "small" hometown:-). don't everyone's circles collide at some point in DC? I last lived there in 2001 (moved to nyc in august:-), but I visit fairly often…will always be home;-). check my blog – have family photos up now & u may see more familiar faces: CapCity