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Ryan O'Neal Wishes Oprah Would Have Used 'Her Magic' On Him And Daughter Tatum

| Filed under: TV NewsOprah WinfreyTatum O'NealRyan O'NealReality TV

ryan oneal says he needs oprah magic

Maybe she'll whip out the REAL magic during season two!

Yesterday, we learned all about a new reality show on Oprah's OWN network entitled Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals.

As a reminder, the show will explore the damaged relationship between Tatum O'Neal and her father Ryan O'Neal.

We were glad to hear they were making the effort, but we were skeptical about the fact that they feel the need to work out their problems on a reality show, and now it looks like Ryan is skeptical as well.

Here's what Ryan had to say about the show:

"I thought that was the thing – that Oprah would be there and use her magic on us. I thought she’d bless us and that would help. We spent New Year’s Even with her, and she was very encouraging. Then we never saw her again. And haven’t heard from her. When she finished her show, I supposed she’d come by and talk to us, but they said no, she’s going on holiday. So Tatum and I were left to deal with each other on our own."

"We’re OK, but I don’t know."

These things take time, Ryan. We agree, it would have been nice if Oprah were more hands-on during this process, but when it comes down to it, you've gotta be committed to repairing your relationship with your daughter because it's important to YOU.

Think about it!

What do U think? Will Ryan and Tatum fully repair their relationship? Will it make for a good reality show?

[Images via WENN & Disney.]

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A Reality Reunion No One Wants To See

| Filed under: TV NewsTatum O'NealRyan O'NealReality TV


With the advent of reality television, there really isn't any such thing as a real celebrity feud anymore. Honestly, it seems that if you are desperate enough for attention or money or closure or money, you'll just bring your troubles to any producer and say, "let's make it a reality show."

Such is the case for the O'Neal family. After 25 years of estrangement, Tatum O'Neal and her father, Ryan O'Neal have decided to reconcile…on camera.

The show is being pitched to networks right now, but we have to admit, we find this whole concept a bit unsettling. There are so many accusations of abuse surrounding their relationship. There were reports that he actually hit on her at the funeral of Farrah Fawcett.

Obviously, these deep have some dark issues, things we don't feel America really wants to know about.

Hopefully, no one will option it and we can all just forget this whole mess! (We're looking at you ,TLC! )

[Image via WENN.]

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Farrah Fawcett's Friends Commemorate The Anniversary Of Her Death

| Filed under: Farrah FawcettTatum O'NealRyan O'Neal


Farrah Fawcett's closest friends and family members gathered together on the one year anniversary of her death and dedicated a cancer-research foundation in her name on Friday.

Alana Stewart, Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, and Redmond O'Neal were among some of the guests in attendance.

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, which Farrah had founded during her struggle with cancer, helps fund alternative cancer research and treatment methods and aims to improve the quality of life of those who are currently struggling with the disease.

Her best friend Alana Stewart said:

"If I can help carry on Farrah's mission for the foundation, it's an honor for me. I feel almost like she's a guardian angel watching over me, and I feel like she's smiling down on us and very happy that she died for a cause. She felt that she could help a lot of people and she could give a lot of people inspiration, courage and hope. That's why she did the documentary and that's why she started the foundation."

Farrah's son Redmond, who got a day pass from the sober living facility where he's undergoing court-ordered drug rehab to visit his mother's grave on the anniversary, was said to be extremely emotional. Father Ryan O'Neal said, "He lost her, and he's fragile."

So sad.

We hope Farrah's family can find peace in helping others who are fighting cancer.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Tatum And Ryan, Back On Speaking Terms

| Filed under: Film FlickersTatum O'NealRyan O'Neal

Looks like Ryan O'Neal and his daughter Tatum O'Neal have really kissed and made up.

In fact, last night daddy showed up with Tatum to the premiere of her latest flight, The Runaways.

Check out this short interview the two gave talking about their reconciliation and how Tatum was the one who reached out.

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Ryan O'Neal Reveals True Self?!

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He should be grieving, not blabbing!

In the September issue of Vanity Fair, Ryan O' Neal admitted to some less-than-appropriate behavior and his "feelings" for his children.

We even get some feedback from the kids and it isn't pretty!

Here are some HIGHlights:

On making advances toward his estranged daughter, Tatum, after funeral of longtime love, Farrah Fawcett:
"I had just put the casket in the hearse and was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me. I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me — Tatum! I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."

Tatum's response:
"That's our relationship in a nutshell . . . You make of it what you will. It had been a few years since we'd seen each othe. And he was always a ladies' man, a bon vivant.

If he's sorry he had children:
"A couple of them I would take back. I don't think I was supposed to be a father. Just look around at my work — they're either in jail or they should be. I'm not in touch with them now. And I've never been happier."

On Tatum:
"She wrote a book — bitch! How dare she throw our laundry in the street for money!"

Is that anything like "throwing your laundry in the street" for Vanity Fair?!

On son, Griffin:
"I hate him!"

Griffin's response:
My father is a "narcissistic psychopath" who tried to make money off Farrah's death. "All those crocodile tears! I consider him a vulture presiding over a carcass. My dad's only goal was to make sure he would be in the will. It was so disgustingly transparent as soon as he found out she was terminal . . . Ryan thought he was going to get everything."

On Farrah:
"I wish I could do it over with [her]. I would have been much kinder, more understanding, more mature. I'd lose some of the savagery."

Kindness does sound like something he should work on!

Maybe throw in a little hypocrisy, too!!

[Image via WENN.]

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Was Tatum O'Neal Lying????

| Filed under: DrugsSuper SeniorsZ ListTatum O'Neal


Looks like crack-buying Oscar winner Tatum O'Neal just says things to look good in the media.

After the actress was busted for trying to buy drugs recently, she said she planned to help the homeless drug dealer who she tried to buy the drugs from.

Well, the homeless drug dealer just ended a six-week jail sentence BUT is now facing deportation.

Tatum must have good lawyers because she got off easy compared to the drug dealer — she only spent one night in jail!

From what we know, there haven't been any reports of Tatum coming to the guy's aid.

Step up to the plate, crackhead!

[Image via WENN.]

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| Filed under: DrugsLegal MattersTatum O'Neal


Crackhead Tatum O'Neal has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for her arrest last month for cocaine possession.

O'Neal has been ordered by a Manhattan Criminal Court Judge to spend two half-day sessions in a drug treatment program.

What, just two days??

She'll also have to pay a $95 surcharge.

Sounds to us like she got off easy!

And if she finishes the two day sessions and pays the fee, her case will be dismissed when she returns to court on September 4th!

Money must buy some great lawyers.

[Image via WENN.]

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