Simpson attends jail prayer service


O.J. Simpson was allowed to leave isolation to attend a worship service during his first week in jail, it was learned Friday.

The NFL Hall of Famer was found guilty a week ago Friday and immediately jailed in the Clark County Detention Center. He was convicted on all 12 counts involving the armed robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room 13 months ago.

Also attending the worship service earlier this week was Simpson's co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart, it was learned.

Simpson, 61, faces a life sentence. He awaits a Dec. 5 sentencing.

SHERWOOD REMEMBERED

Producer Jeff Beacher and his "Madhouse" cast and crew are gathering tonight at Mix restaurant (THEHotel) to remember Robin Sherwood, who died Sept. 30 in Lancaster, Calif.

Sherwood, who appeared in numerous films as a little person stunt double, was 37. His films included "Waterworld," "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" and a Grinch movie.

More recently he was one of Beacher's Oompa Loompas, including Little Trump.

"The highlight of his life was entertaining people," said his sister, Lesley Hitt.

Sherwood's ashes will be spread over Las Vegas. "That's what he wanted," said Hitt.

THE SCENE AND HEARD

John F. Kennedy's personal 1962 Lincoln Continental that regularly transported the Kennedys (and, word has it, Marilyn Monroe) around Palm Beach will be on the sales block Oct. 15-18 at a Barrett-Jackson auction at Mandalay Bay. Bette Davis' "Black Beauty," a 1980 Ford Mustang, which she ordered on the morning of her 72nd birthday, is among the more than 500 vehicles up for auction, including those owned by Toby Keith, Evel Knievel and Nicholas Cage, as well as Carroll Shelby's first race car, a 1949 MG.

SIGHTINGS

At Bette Midler's show (Caesars Palace) on Friday: Music industry icon Clive Davis, Celine Dion and her husband Rene Angelil, John Prine, the singer and composer who wrote "Hello in There," a song in Midler's show. ...

Jason Sudeikis of "Saturday Night Live," having lunch at Planet Dailies (Planet Hollywood Resort) on Friday with some fellow writers. They were watching CNN, which was showing clips from Thursday's special episode of "SNL." Also at Planet Hollywood Resort: Lake Bell, Sudeikis' co-star in "What Happens in Vegas." She is in town with friends taking a weekend break from her latest film project, "A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy" with her co-star Lindsay Sloane. Sudeikis and Don Johnson are also in the film. ...

Supercross/motocross champion James Stewart, racing at Pole Position Raceway on Thursday. He is in town for the U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden this weekend. ...

Comedian George Wallace, ordering fried chicken and stone crabs Friday for lunch at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (Forum Shops at Caesars). ...

Former Tropicana co-owner J.K. "Kell" Houssels and his wife, Nancy, co-founder of Nevada Ballet Theater, at Zowie Bowie's Vintage Vegas show at Santa Fe Station on Thursday. ...

Tony Orlando, touring Opportunity Village on Friday. He's headlining a charity show for Opportunity Village today at South Point. ...

Chris Carrabba, lead singer and guitarist of the acoustic-alternative band Dashboard Confessional, hanging out inside Wasted Space (Hard Rock Hotel) on Thursday night after their concert at the Hard Rock.

THE PUNCH LINE

"At the debate, John McCain referred to Barack Obama as "that one." McCain later apologized. He got confused -- he thought he was at the bakery." -- David Letterman

Norm Clarke can be reached at (702) 383-0244 or norm@reviewjournal.com. Find additional sightings and more online at www.normclarke.com.