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  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2007

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Remember how the OJ Simpson trial was televised constantly? And everybody watched? And everybody either cheered in relief or growled in disgust when OJ was pronounced innocent?

The same could happen for music producer Phil Spector, who’s been accused of murdering B-movie actress Lana Clarkson in early 2003. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fiddler has announced his wishes to make the trial televised, stating: "This is a trial of public interest. I always have a problem with commentators telling people what is going on rather than letting the public see the trial for themselves. I'm a firm believer in having the public see it."

Spector, whose "Wall of Sound" technique can be heard on records by the Ronnetes and John Lennon, claims Clarkson committed suicide.

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Good news for Police fans. The recently reunited band will play its first gig in a looong time at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards show, but the true surprise will be unveiled on the next morning. On Monday, February 12th, The Police will hold an early press conference at the Whisky a Go Go in L.A. to announce some "really big news." Perhaps they’re announcing a full lineup of tour dates? Maybe a new album is in the works? Maybe Sting plans to teach his Tantric skillz to the other members? We won’t know until Monday, although rumors are already circulating about the band playing Wrigley Field on July 5th and 6th, in lieu of a Dave Matthews Band performance.


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