Latest reality entry: Phil Spector trial

C'mon, who needs reality TV when you can have real reality TV? Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler said that the murder trial of rock 'n' roll producer Phil Spector can be televised from start to finish. "There's going to come a time that it will be commonplace to televise trials," he said today. "If it had not been for Simpson, we'd be there now." Fidler said that Simpson's judge, Lance Ito, got a bum rap for becoming a late-night joke. "Judge Ito did not expect to turn on 'The Tonight Show' and see the Dancing Itos," Fidler said, adding that "I'm not too concerned we're going to be seeing the Flying Fidlers." Oh yeah? The trial is set to start next month. No word yet on what outlets might be interested, but you can assume it will be the usual suspects (Fox, CNN, Court TV, etc.), though not necessarily gavel-to-gavel. I mean, there's the latest Anna Nicole Smith developments to consider.

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