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Farrah Fawcett

Eek! It’s the New Farrah Fawcett Barbie!

Photos of Farrah Fawcett and her Barbie doppelgaenger

Images via the Daily Mail

Readers! You strike me as the type of grown adult women (and men?) who collect dolls. Did I guess right? No?

Anyway, that’s why I’m coming to you for advice. I, too, am the sort who shells out for limited-edition dolls—it’s kind of a celeb idolatry thing, kind of a simulacrum thing, but mostly a leftover from my action-figure-collecting days—but I have to admit, I’m just not sure about this one.

You see, the new-ish Farrah Fawcett Barbie is flying off the shelves. But I kind of have to side with CNN on this—the doll is a teensy bit creepy. But why is it creepy? Is it because of the dead-on likeness (absent her two most salient features)? We’d all like to remember Farrah at her 1976 best, but do we really want her plasticized?

But most importantly, how will Farrah Barbie look next to my Cyndi Lauper Barbie? It’ll look weird, right? Ugh, that’s what I thought.

Tori Spelling is Skinny, Paranoid, and Now Communicating With the Dead

photo of tori spelling wearing bad makeup on a pink backdrop

Right from the horse’s mouth (no [laughs] pun intended), Tori Spelling confirms that she’s nuttier than squirrel poo.

Spelling states that she recently visited with famed dead-person contacter John Edward to see if there was a way for her to contact her deceased father, Aaron Spelling. However, instead of meeting up with good old dad, Tori claims that another person “came through” instead: Farrah Fawcett, who, if you remember, died on Michael Jackson’s death day almost a year ago (um, and can you believe it’s almost been a year?).

Tori states that Fawcett left various messages for Spelling to carry back to her family (namely, Ryan O’Neal) and advised her to let them know that she was “happy” and “at peace.”

According to Spelling:

“She wanted me to give a message to her family about how she was doing and what was going on and I’m like, ‘Great! She really picked the wrong person,’” Tori laughed. “Non-confrontational me, what am I gonna do?” Tori continued. “So I’m sitting on that information — I’m happy to say it’s not in the book because it happened afterwards.”

Though Tori claims that she’s non-confrontational — and really, who the hell are we talking about, here, non-confrontational Donna Martin, or mama-fighting Tori Spelling? — she obliged Farrah’s request and took a letter to the dead star’s family:

“I actually wrote a letter to Ryan O’Neal and gave it to him so I was like, he’s either going to think I’m completely crazy or he’s going to say, ‘Wow! Some of this makes sense,’ because she gave very specific details of things to tell them,” she explained. “I did and I included that in the note to Ryan saying, ‘Please pass this on to Redmond… She really wanted him to know these things,’” Tori explained. “I haven’t heard from Ryan so I don’t know, you know, I’m hoping you know he understood what I was trying to say and doesn’t think I’m some loony.”

Oh, damn, that’s rich. Ryan O’Neal thinking that Tori Spelling’s a loony. Not only is that the pot calling the kettle black, but it’s almost too bizarre a concept to even wrap your brain around. That’s like those patients in high-security penitentiaries thinking that they’re pure sanity and everyone else around them is crazy.

Oh, and on that note? Shutter Island? It sucked.

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal’s Son Arrested On Drug Charges Again

Remember that pretty face? The son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal, Redmond O’Neal? Well, I guess being behind bars while his mother died wasn’t enough to shake him straight, because he’s been arrested yet again on drug charges. Worst part? He left court ordered rehab to go score. You know that’s going to buy him some more time in lockdown.

From People:

The troubled son of the late Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal was busted on a drug violation on Dec. 29, a Los Angeles DA spokeswoman said Tuesday. He had been undergoing in-patient rehab since September.

At a hearing Tuesday, Judge Michael Tynan ordered Redmond, 24, into a 30-day jail rehab facility pending a Feb. 2 sentencing hearing for violating probation.

“It seems to me you haven’t got a clue as to what recovery means,” Judge Tynan lectured Redmond, who was nervously shaking his leg while wearing a blue L.A. County jail jumpsuit. “It’s a lifetime commitment. It’s grinding, hard, painful work.”

Is anyone else really sick and tired of seeing rich kids screw up on their parents dime? Sure, he’s paying the consequences, but he’s not learning any lessons and that’s why he keeps winding back up in jail. If anything, he’s just costing tax payers money at this point and it’s a real shame because if anyone could afford to go to rehab, it’s a celebrity’s kid. I have a feeling that Redmond is either going to straighten out on his own and go Born Again on us or he’ll just die. The courts aren’t getting through to this kid, so I’m thinking those are the only options, unfortunately.