O.J. Simpson not headed to Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ couch

O.J. Simpson, shown here as he testifies in Clark County District Court in Nevada, was rumored to be considered for a role on "Anger Management."
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O.J. Simpson will not be adding “Anger Management” to his acting credits.

Reports circulated Monday that Simpson, who is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence for a robbery and kidnappig conviction, was hoping for an early release and hoping to land a recurring role on the FX comedy, which stars Charlie Sheen as an anger management therapist.

The New York Post reported that Simpson’s longtime promoter, Norman Pardo, recently pitched the idea to an executive on the series “and was met with a resounding thumbs-up.”

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“He said, ‘Anger Management with O.J. Simpson? That would be a perfect fit,’ ” Pardo reportedly told the Post.

However, representatives for honchos at “Anger Management” and Lionsgate, which produces the series, said there was no truth to the report. And executives at FX said, “It will never happen.”


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