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O.J. to discuss how he would have done it. Madonna to adopt again? Plus: Cruise and Holmes snub Oprah, invite Shields.

Scott Lamb
November 15, 2006 7:30PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
O.J. to address the hypothetical: Not only is it true that, as rumored, O.J. Simpson has written a book detailing what he would have done if he'd killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman -- the tome, cleverly titled "If I Did It," is reportedly coming out Nov. 30 -- but he'll be discussing his hypothetical plan in a two-part interview on Fox a few days before the book hits stores. Fox's breathless press release says, "O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes," and a Fox executive bleats, "This is an interview that no one thought would ever happen. It's the definitive last chapter in the Trial of the Century." ContactMusic reports that Simpson broke down in tears during the interview, saying, "I can't do this. I can't have my kids hear me say this." The interview will air Nov. 27 and 29. (Yahoo News, ContactMusic)

Madonna to adopt again? The Material Girl says she plans on adopting another baby soon from Africa, to maintain a balanced boy-girl ratio in her family -- she already had a daughter and a son before adopting David last month. Asked in an interview if she plans to go through the adoption process again, the pop star said, "Yes, absolutely. I'm going to adopt another Malawian child very quickly. A baby girl this time, in order to redress the balance." (Daily Mail)


"Borat" frat boy's MySpace portrait: The evil genius researchers at the Smoking Gun have dug up the MySpace page of one of the two plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the makers of "Borat." Justin Seay, one of the two frat brothers to sue Twentieth Century Fox over the film, claims in the suit that he signed his waiver after "heavy drinking" and was told the film would never show in the U.S., but his MySpace profile certainly paints the picture of a young man used to his alcohol: Seay lists "gettin' drunk and havin' a good time" as a primary hobby, and a friend writes, "Hey Hey Justin Seay, Drinks like a fish everyday!" (In photos from his profile, Seay is pictured with a drink in hand in nearly every shot.) At the same time, TMZ's armchair legal analysis of the situation says the suit may have merit if Seay and others were lied to about where the film would screen: "If someone lies to you to get you to sign a legal document -- in this case, a release allowing producers to include you in a film -- whatever you subsequently sign may not be legally binding. It's called fraud in the inducement, meaning someone induces you to sign an otherwise binding contract under false pretenses." (The Smoking Gun, TMZ)

Oprah Winfrey didn't score an invite to this weekend's Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes wedding, but Brooke Shields did and, according to Page Six's sources, is planning to attend. (Page Six) ... Nicole Richie is publicly denying the rumors, printed recently in Page Six, that gastric bypass surgery brought on her sudden weight loss and that she recently had the procedure reversed in order to gain weight -- on her MySpace page, she posted: "So i gain a little bit of weight, and im acussed of having a gastric bypass surgery reversed? Its pathetic of Page Six to insinuate i have done this." (Perez Hilton) ... Video blogger Amanda Congdon, formerly of the very popular Rocketboom, has signed on as a correspondent for ABC News; she'll appear occasionally on the network's news broadcasts, and will contribute to its 24-hour digital channel, ABC News Now. (Business Week) ... Displacing "Grey's Anatomy" from the top spot for the first time in weeks, "Desperate Housewives" was the No. 1 show in America last week, with 22.3 million viewers. (USA Today) ... Dave Chappelle has bailed at the last minute from an appearance at this year's Las Vegas' Comedy Festival -- he was supposed to perform on Thursday, but will be replaced by Bill Maher. (E Online) ... One of Naomi Campbell's former maids is filing a new suit against the model, claiming Campbell is a "violent super-bigot" who verbally abused her staff, often yelling at her (the maid is from Romania), "You are not in the Third World anymore, stupid!" (N.Y. Daily News)

Money Quote:
Snoop Dogg on his favorite TV show, "Dateline's" "To Catch a Predator" series: "I like MSNBC, when they be catching those child predators. I love when they crack their [bleeps]." (Stuff via the Scoop)

Turn On:
On Wednesday, it's the Season 3 premiere of "Medium" (NBC, 9 p.m. EST) and the series premiere of the "Groundhog Day"-with-a-gun show "Day Break" (ABC, 9 p.m. EST), while "South Park" (Comedy Central, 10 p.m. EST) and "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC, 8 p.m. EST) both have their season finales.

On the Talk Shows:
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Rashid Khalidi; Antonia Fraser
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST): Ellen DeGeneres, Gordie Brown, +44
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST): Jaime Pressly, adventurer Bear Grylls, a performance by the cast of "Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles -- LOVE"
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST): Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Tenacious D
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST): Anne Heche, Rain Pryor, Jeff Caldwell
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST): Brittany Murphy, Shia LaBeouf, John Legend
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST): Ted Koppel
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST): Al Franken, Dr. Michael Novacek

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