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Phil Spector Trial

Judge, Jury and Record Producer: A Critic Looks at Phil Spector

Zach Hindin | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Hindin

We owe the special nuance of the word "innocent" to a striking case of mistaken identity. The point Mamet appears to be making in the HBO movie is that innocence is not a pure state of being to be detected by a jury of one's peers.

Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector in HBO Film

Jay Weston | Posted 05.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I have very mixed feelings about the Mamet film. I thought it was truncated, disturbing, prejudiced... and featured two stunning performances by Pacino and Helen Mirren.

Phil Spector's Wife Gives HuffPost Live Exclusive Interview

Posted 03.21.2013 | Crime

Rachelle Spector has had a change of heart. After criticizing a new HBO film about her husband as "inaccurate," the wife of iconic music producer a...

Celebrity Trial Quiz: "If It Doesn't Fit You Must ....."

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 07.12.2012 | Crime

When celebrities go to court, even a simple shoplift case can become a national obsession. From Winona Ryder's sticky fingers to Phil Spector's murder...

PHOTO: Al Pacino Rocks Crazy Disguise For New Film

Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment

A legendary music producer who helped shepherd in R&B and worked with some of the biggest names in rock history, Phil Spector's career already warrant...

Los Angeles Crime: 2009 in Review

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robin Sax

After perusing dozens of media outlets, I'd like to remind you specifically of 12 crime stories -- one for every juror on a panel -- from 2009 (plus one for good luck!).

Phil Spector Wears Obama Button To Murder Trial

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama got some unusual support on Tuesday from music producer and alleged murderer Phil Spector. Spector, on trial for second d...

Phil Spector Endorses Obama At Own Murder Trial

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gee, thanks, Phil. They keep coming, these dubious endorsements. But, hey, any publicity in a political campaign -- except crooked friends, indictmen...