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Nicole Brown Simpson's Story Was Almost Told

11/17/2007 8:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Brown SimpsonWhile Denise Brown, Nicole Brown Simpson's sister, has no problem railing against O.J. for writing a book about her sister's murder, she nearly did the same thing almost 10 years ago.

According to Rush & Malloy, back in 1998, Denise approached Judith Regan -- the same woman who is suing HarperCollins over O.J.'s "If I Did It" -- about a book that would have featured Nicole's own diaries. Regan even secured Brown a $1 million deal. The only problem was that Denise didn't have the rights to Nicole's memoirs.

The book never made it to print. Sources tell Rush & Malloy that not only did Brown "turn down every writer," she "couldn't remember many stories about Nicole."

Brown told Larry King last year, "It turned into a tabloid version ... And I wasn't going to do that. I cannot sell out. I don't care how many millions of dollars people offer me. I cannot sell my sister to the Devil."

Simon Cowell: Botox? Yes. Gay? No


Simon Cowell"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell tells the Daily Mail that while he hasn't had any cosmetic surgery, he has had Botox. That's close though, right?

He tells the paper, "Yes, I've had Botox, but not in an obsessive way. Then again, every guy I know who works in the city has had it now."

Cowell also debunks the rumor that he wears a wig ("No, it's all real"), and by the way, he's not gay. He says, "If I was, why hide it? It's not as if the music business would be an odd place for a gay man to work."

Party Favors: Live from New York, You're Out of Work ... Uma's Stalker Is Guilty -- Or Not


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