Either late on Wednesday or first thing Thursday morning, the U.S. Attorney’s office will begin playing the tapes of Anthony Pellicano and Terry Christensen in the federal trial of the convicted Hollywood private investigator and the entertainment super-lawyer. Finally, the shit hits the fan. Thanks to The New York Times back in 2007, Hollywood has already heard some of the recordings that Pellicano secretly made of his own telephone conversations with two-time MGM/UA owner Kirk Kerkorian’s attorney Christensen who repeatedly said he told the billionaire — then locked in a legal dispute with his ex-wife, Lisa Bonder Kerkorian — what the private detective was learning from the alleged wiretaps. “Tell me that the old man has a smile on his face,” Pellicano said to the lawyer in 2002. Replied Christensen: “He does, O.K.? He’s happy. Our jaw is still hanging down.” The recordings also revealed how Kerkorian and his lawyer pushed the private dick to investigate movie producer Stephen Bing, whom Kerkorian suspected of being the biological father of his ex-wife’s daughter. Christensen has denied everything.

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