O.J. fac­ing blow in TV Anger plan

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FALLEN Yank fooball star and ac­tor O.J. Simpson’s hopes of star­ring in Hol­ly­wood hell­raiser Char­lie Sheen’s sit­com once he’s out of prison have suf­fered a knock­back.

Dis­graced Simpson, ( above), 66, is due to be re­leased early from his 33-year sen­tence in Ne­vada for armed rob­bery and is keen to win a role in rib-tickler Anger Man­age­ment.

‘The Juice’s’ man­ager, Nor­man Pardo, was said to have had talks with high-level telly ex­ecs.

In the show, Sheen plays Char­lie Good­son – a for­mer mi­nor league base­ball player who con­quered his own anger is­sues to be­come a suc­cess­ful ther­a­pist, and who con­ducts anger man­age­ment ses­sions with an in­mate group in prison.

But last night reps for bosses at Anger Man­age­ment and pro­duc­ers Lion­s­gate said there was no truth to the re­port, while ex­ecs at FX said: “It will never hap­pen.”

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