Grapevine: Marcia Clark comments on O.J. Simpson series

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Clark says FX series is like ‘reliving a nightmare’

Former prosecutor Marcia Clark told “The View” that the FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” was tough to watch. In the 10-part series, Clark is portrayed by Sarah Paulson, short curly hair, cigarettes and all. “I got the gift of all all time to be played by (her),” Clark said. “She’s phenomenal ... what a beautiful, nuanced performance.” Clark said she “can’t watch (the series) the way most people do, to me it’s reliving a nightmare ... every bit is awful ... it hurts.” “The People V. O.J. Simpson” also stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Sharpiro, David Schwimmer as Simpson’s friend Robert Kardashian and Detroit’s own Courtney B. Vance as lead defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.

Melissa McCarthy says she was not invited to join ‘Gilmore Girls’ reunion

“Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TV Line that they’d love to work with Melissa McCarthy for the show’s four-part Netflix revival. “If Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene,” said Palladino. If not, she said, McCarthy’s character, Sookie St. James,’ absence will be explained. McCarthy took to Twitter to address the comments saying “Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!” Filming started this week for the four 90-minute episodes, which is set present-day. “Gilmore Girls” originally ran on 2000-2007.

Gaga to sing anthem at Super Bowl

More talent has been added to Super Bowl 50, airing Sunday on CBS. Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem before the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will perform American Sign Language during Gaga’s performance. Coldplay and Beyoncé will perform at halftime, as previously announced.

Dassey’s lawyers take over ‘Making a Murderer’ stream

Chicago-based organization the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth will to take over the “Making a Murderer” stream on the Bustle app from 8-10 p.m. Thursday. The organization represents Brendan Dassey, who is serving a life sentence for his alleged involvement in the murder of Teresa Halbach. He and his uncle, Steven Avery, also convicted of Halbach’s murder, are the focus of the 10-part Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The app takeover will pour through articles, images and video related to the series and include interviews, and an in-depth look at the psychology behind false confessions.

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Metallica will livestream its Saturday night concert at AT&T Park for free on Titled “the Night Before,” because it’s the night before Super Bowl 50, the sold-out concert features opener Cage the Elephant. Metallica is set to go on at 11:30 p.m. EST.

■Rock musician Jon Bunch died Monday. He was a member of the Los Angeles hardcore punk scene and performed in the bands Reason to Believe, Sense Field and Further Seems Forever. He had ties to well-known bands like Fugazi, Scream, the Dickies, Operation Ivy, the Descendents and others. Conflicting reports say he was 45 or 46. No cause of death was given.

Thursday’s birthdays

Alice Cooper, 68

Clint Black, 54

Gavin DeGraw, 39

Hannibal Buress, 33