I don’t know, guys. I was never really into Dancing With the Stars, and I was even more aghast when they asked Kate Gosselin to star on it for a season, so I’m sort of torn as to how I continuously feel about the show. I know it’s not going away anytime soon, and I’ve made my peace with that, but it seems like the execs over there at ABC are trying really, really hard to lure in the under-fifty crowd by including people like Bristol Palin, Kendra Wilkinson, and the majority of the new season’s cast. Who, you’re wondering? Try these names out for size:
Nancy Grace. Just when you thought her career wouldn’t extend past the Casey Anthony trial.
Kristin Cavallari. Because she’s just been dumped by someone who wasn’t even good enough to be considered for the sportsman position on DWTS, I guess.
Ricki Lake. Why not? It’s not like she’s done anything recently except play poker or something.
Chynna Phillips. Sure hope this one doesn’t lose the weight that most contestants do. SHE CAN’T AFFORD IT.
Hope Solo. This one’s going to be fun to watch. I saw an interview after all of the women’s soccer hubbub earlier this summer where she was asked about the possibility of joining the cast, and Hope claimed that, even though she’s mad athletic and coordinated on the field, she can’t dance for crap. I like this girl, so good times.
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August 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
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.
June 17, 2010 at 8:50 am by Sarah
It’s a great week for Hollywood parents. Michael Douglas was accused of turning his son in to a drug addict, Brooke Mueller’s friends are saying she turned to crack under the pressure of motherhood and we’ve just learned that Ryan O’Neal isn’t allowed to visit his son in rehab because it’s not in Redmond’s best interest. So yeah, I would say you should probably have another kid, Tom and Katie.
A source told Radar Online that the judge was not messing around when it came to Redmond getting treatment this time around. That includes keeping him away from any negative influences. The source said, “Ryan has been restricted from visiting Redmond while he is at Impact. It’s been determined that it’s not in the best interest for Redmond’s treatment for Ryan to be visiting his son at this time.”
The reason for the banning isn’t totally clear, except that we’re talking about Ryan O’Neal, who doesn’t have a great track record as a parent when it comes to keeping his kids sober.
March 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm by Molls
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.
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.
January 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm by Molls
Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal were together for almost thirty years. There were a few years in the middle there where they split and dated other people, though I suspect Ryan kinda always dated other people. They came back together near the end of Farrah’s life and O’Neal certainly positioned himself as her primary caretaker. In the last few days before the actress died, Ryan even said that they were to marry, even if he had to move Farrah’s lips for her. Romantic or hoping to stake a claim to her money? It doesn’t matter. She died, he tried to score with his daughter at FF’s funeral and now he’s been frozen out of her will.
Here’s the news though: Last spring, a guy named Greg Lott was giving interviews in which he claimed to be Farrah’s secret boyfriend. They dated in college, then he did two stints in the clink for drug trafficking. According to Lott, they reunited eleven years ago and remained together until the final months leading up to Farrah’s death when Ryan took over and cut off contact between the two.
Hey, Lott may be a scumbag considering the fact that he shared all the details of his relationship as well as copies of personal letters with Daily Mail, but one thing remains. Farrah didn’t leave Ryan a penny, but did leave this (according to O’Neal’s definition) “disgruntled ex-boyfriend” $100K. I just love this message that Farrah was able to leave behind. Ryan: zero. Secret lover: a hundred thousand bucks.
November 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm by Wendie
This is one of those stories that I’m hoping is just random talk and not actual fact.
Ryan O’Neal — and I can’t stand looking at him, so we’re going to learn about Bumpits instead — has brokered a deal for a reality show that will star O’Neal and his son Redmond. First of all, I think the last thing a newly recovered and newly released from jail addict needs is a huge salary. Secondly, does America care about these two? Will the show feature the two of these money-grubbing whores sitting around doing meth together while Ryan cries tears of regret of how savagely he treated Farrah’s anus?
I wish Redmond all the luck in the world getting and staying clean. I just don’t know if spending copious amounts of time with his father is the way to accomplish that goal.