Sheindlin Becoming TV Show Judge
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Judge Judy’s new competition is close to home.
New York State Supreme Court Judge Jerry Sheindlin, husband of TV’s ``Judge Judy,″ has picked up the gavel for ``The People’s Court,″ where the bench was most recently occupied by former New York Mayor Ed Koch.
Sheindlin said he asked his wife if she’d mind the competition.
``She is the one who told me I should do it,″ he said, adding he’s not worried about going gavel-to-gavel against his popular wife.
``I think that behind every great woman there is a man,″ the 65-year-old Sheindlin said, laughing. ``So I may be behind her now, but I also heard a rumor that behind every great man there is a woman. So we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out.″
Sheindlin said in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times he wasn’t ``quite retired″ from the Supreme Court when he was asked to do the third season of ``The People’s Court.″ He began taping the series about six weeks ago.
``I do about 10 cases a day and I work two days a week,″ he said.