O.J. TODAY: "You can't trust the evidence" was the refrain as the defense continued its summation in the Simpson civil trial.

COSBY CASE: The Los Angeles Times reports that the evidence suggests that someone shot Ennis Cosby from a distance. Nothing was obviously missing from the car and there were no signs of a struggle.

PEOPLE VS. WOODY: A Kentucky judge ruled that marijuana and hemp shouldn't be treated alike by the law, a victory for Woody Harrelson, who got himself arrested to call attention to the fact that hemp, which has industrial uses, can't be legally cultivated. He still has to go to trial.

CUTTING ROOM: ABC is furious with Fox Television for airing outtakes from the disputed report on Food Lion. The grocery chain gave Fox the footage, which reportedly seems to show ABC producers staging evidence of spoiled meat.

AWARDS SEASON: The Producers Guild of America nominated The English Patient, Fargo, Hamlet, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Shine for its annual awards...The Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations this morning with a suprise: Billy Bob Thornton's low budget thriller Sling Blade scored big.

DEALING: Video game maker Sega is planning a new foray in entertainment with the $1.09 billion purchase of Bandai Co.--the company behind the Power Rangers. Sega says this deal will let them compete with Disney.

FROG LOVE: Alicia Silverstone told students and teachers at Beverly Hills High that they should stop dissecting animals, especially frogs. She then screened a video in which she kisses and licks an amphibian.

PRESENTING: Baywatch babes Pamela Anderson and Donna D'Errico will present the reunited Motely Crue, and husbands Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx, at the American Music Awards Monday.

PRIVATE SECTOR: Univision, the Spanish-language network, hired as its new president Henry Cisneros, just retired as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Tele-Communications Inc., the nation's biggest cable operator, will reinstate MTV and VH1 in the markets where it dropped the channels. Viacom, owner of the two music networks, had orchestrated a national protest campaign.

QUESTIONABLE SOURCES: The syndicated news show Extra said it was hoaxed last week when it aired an interview with the "personal shoplifter" to a wealthy Minnesota family. The shoplifter story was true but the man interviewed was an impostor.

DUMB FRIENDS: A French court acquitted retired sexpot Brigitte Bardot on charges she incited racism in an editorial that criticized the Muslim ritual of slaughtering sheep. Bardot is an animals-rights activist.

PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER: President Clinton told an interviewer that Dennis Rodman should apologize to the cameraman he kicked, an incident which resulted in a fine and suspension from play. The president said it would send a positive message to young people.

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