PENNED Simpson's roman à death
• If the promotion fits...: History's favorite victim of mistaken identity, O.J. Simpson, will be interviewed during November sweeps on Fox to promote a book he's putting out under the Regan Books umbrella. The fair, balanced interviewer: Regan books owner Judith Regan. Orenthal James gushes about "how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade." Clearly, O.J.'s at least guilty of killing his career—if not his wife ... and her best friend.
• Zoom with a view: Town hall windows (windows!) in Bracciano, Italy, overlooking the castle where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are to wed Friday are being rented to TomKat-hunting photogs for 1,000 euros ($1,280) a pop. Discounts to those who later jump out.
• Wiki no longer wicked: Less oppressive than ever, the Chinese government has opened Wikipedia up to the masses. The Chinese government frequently censors foreign Web sites it deems threatening. For the first time, Chinese Net-surfers can learn about Tiananmen Square and laugh at America's absurd imagination.
• iTerror alert lowered? Apple Computer teamed up with six airlines today so passengers can watch videos stored on their iPods from in-flight seat-back monitors. With warnings of iPods as instruments of terror and exploding Dell laptop batteries, this development doesn't quite do enough to make the flight go by quicker.
• Flipping for the Feds: Fedora-rocker Jack Abramoff today will enter his cell and sell out his former friends. "The sources say Abramoff was about to provide information about Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove ... and six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators." If that's true, this might be the much-anticipated bipartisanship coming from the Bush White House.