Grapevine: TMZ says O.J. knife has no DNA

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

TMZ source: No DNA found on knife from O.J.’s house

TMZ reported Tuesday that no DNA was detected on a knife purportedly found on the former estate of O.J. Simpson. A Los Angeles police officer told USA Today, however, that the knife is still being tested and results won’t be available for a week or more. TMZ is sticking to their story, saying that their “inside sources” say tests already show that no DNA was found. It was recently reported that a construction worker found the buck knife on Simpson’s property and gave it to a retired LAPD officer who took it home and held on to it for more than 12 years before mentioning it to anyone.

The Goldmans: ‘Why do we need this show?’

In more O.J. Simpson-related news, Kim and Fred Goldman spoke out to Steve Harvey about the current FX series “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” The miniseries has gotten good reviews and is putting the 1995 court case back in the spotlight. The parents of murder victim Ron Goldman are not impressed, though. “People are saying, ‘oh the acting is riveting and this is such a great plotline’ and I’m thinking these are murders,” Kim Goldman told Harvey on his show Tuesday. “It’s confusing to us because this is not entertainment.” She said the show “ripped the Band-Aid right back off and poured some gallons of salt in it.”

‘Indiana Jones’ to return

A fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” film series will hit theaters on July 19, 2019, with director Steven Spielberg and title star Harrison Ford on board. “Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” said Alan Horn, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, in a press release Tuesday.

Detroit Music Awards honor Kid Rock, others

The 25th annual Detroit Music Awards will return to the Fillmore Detroit on April 29. This year Distinguished Achievement Awards will go to Kid Rock, composer and producer Dan Yessian and Motown Records’ late founding press officer and publicist Al Abrams. This year’s performances will include tributes to Glenn Frey and Marcus Belgrave. Victoria Reed, Tim Bowman Jr., Child Bite, Def By Stereo, Jill Jack and more are also scheduled to perform.

Bernie Mac’s widow speaks out

For the first time since comedian Bernie Mac’s 2008 death, his widow, Rhonda McCullough, speaks out. Who better to speak to than Oprah Winfrey? McCullough appeared on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now” series. “My whole life was him, since I was 16,” she said. “I didn’t know what I was gonna do. It’s like, what is my reasoning for being here now? What is my purpose? How am I going to make it now?” She recalls his last moments when doctors tried to put a feeding tube in him and “everything went wrong” and his heart stop beating. She said she found a way to cope by carrying on his legacy and the Bernie Mac Foundation, which is dedicated to improving care for people with sarcoidosis, a disease, which lead to Mac’s death.


Wednesday’s birthdays

Jerry Lewis, 90

Erik Estrada, 67

Victor Garber, 67

Flavor Flav, 57

Lauren Graham, 49

Blu Cantrell, 40