This just in: Newseum makes offer on O.J. Simpson suit, 'Hurt Locker' producer banned from Oscars
Nicholas Chartier (Reuters/Toby Melville)
The Los Angeles police apologized to the family of Robert F. Kennedy on Wednesday after exhibiting the suit, shirt and tie he was wearing when assassinated in 1968, reports the Associated Press. After a complaint from the family, the LAPD removed the items from the "Behind the Scenes" exhibit at this week's conference of the California Homicide Investigators Association in Las Vegas. It was the first time the clothing had been on display, along with gloves and a knit cap from the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the rope tied around the neck of Sharon Tate during the Manson family murders and other evidence presented during high-profile cases. Kennedy's clothing was removed Tuesday before the exhibit opened to the public.
In related news, we've learned the Newseum is now in discussions to obtain the suit O.J. Simpson wore the day he was acquitted of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman. The Smithsonian turned down the donation on Tuesday; the National Museum of Crime & Punishment has already expressed interest.
"The Hurt Locker" producer who solicited votes for his movie -- and broke Oscar rules by dissing "Avatar" -- will be barred from attending the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, reports AP. Nicolas Chartier has to watch on TV like the rest of us, but will still receive an Oscar if the film wins Best Picture.
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March 4, 2010; 1:01 AM ET
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