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Ryan O'Neal To Keep Andy Warhol Painting Of Late Partner Farrah Fawcett

December 20th, 2013 12:59am EST
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Actor Ryan O'Neal will be allowed to keep a portrait of late actress and longtime girlfriend Farrah Fawcett that was painted by Andy Warhol.

O'Neal had been fighting a claim from the University of Texas over who held the rightful ownership of the silkscreened print, as Fawcett had left her art collection to the school in her will.

The actor had taken the painting from Fawcett's home after she died in 2009 on the grounds that Warhol personally gave it to him.

The painting is highly coveted by the actor, who claims he talks to it an feels the presence of Fawcett, who he had long-term relat...
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Ryan O'Neal wins court case over Andy Warhol painting

December 19th, 2013 9:20pm EST
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Ryan O'Neal has won a court case to keep an Andy Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett at his home.
The actor had a relationship with the former 'Charlie's Angels' star from 1979 until her death from cancer in 2009 and became locked in a battle with the university of Texas, who claimed she had left them the painting - valued at up to $12 million - in her will.
Ryan countered while she had left her art collection to the university, the painting, one of two made by the pop artist, was actually his and had been given to him by Warhol himself, as a gift for arranging the session where it was crea...
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Ryan O'Neal wins case over Farrah Fawcett's Warhol painting

December 19th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Ryan O'Neal has won the battle to reclaim an Andy Warhol portrait of his late partner Farrah Fawcett, as a jury has determined the painting is officially his.

On Thursday (19Dec13), jurors in Los Angeles ruled that the Love Story star is the rightful owner of the silkscreen piece, following a three-week trial against officials from the University of Texas.

The actor took the valuable artwork from Fawcett's home following her death in 2009, claiming it was one of two he had commissioned the iconic artist to paint, while college bosses alleged the actress left it to them in her will.

The j...
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Jaclyn Smith Supports Ryan O'Neal In Farrah Fawcett Portrait Trial

December 18th, 2013 1:10pm EST
Jaclyn Smith
Jaclyn Smith has delved into the argument over the ownership of a portrait of her former Charlie's Angels co-star Farrah Fawcett.

Fawcett's former boyfriend Ryan O'Neal is entangled in a legal battle with the University of Texas over the ownership of an Andy Warhol silkscreen image of the actress, with university bosses insisting she left the artwork to them following her death.

Smith attended court in Los Angeles to hear the closing statements in the civil trial and insisted her former co-star would want the portrait to stay with O'Neal as he was the love of Fawcett's life.

She said,...
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Ryan O'Neal scores big boost in Warhol artwork battle

December 6th, 2013 3:10am EST
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Actor Ryan O'Neal's efforts to reclaim an Andy Warhol portrait of his late partner Farrah Fawcett have been given a big boost after a judge ruled her former caregiver will be allowed to testify on his behalf.

The Love Story star is currently embroiled in a legal dispute over the valuable work, which he insists is rightfully his, while officials at a university in Texas allege the actress left the silkscreen picture to them, along with all her art, following her death in 2009.

Now Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William MacLaughlin has ruled that Fawcett's former nurse's assistant, Maribe...
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Ryan O'Neal Says Andy Warhol Painting Of Farrah Portrait Is Legally His

December 3rd, 2013 10:26pm EST
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Ryan O'Neal claimed in court on Monday that an Andy Warhol portrait that he took from late girlfriend Farrah Fawcett's home following her death in 2009 is legally his.

"I'm going to give it to her son. Our son," the actor told the court.

O'Neal is fighting to keep the painting of Fawcett, while officials at the actress's alma mater the University of Texas at Austin insist she left the silkscreen to them in a living trust, along with the rest of her art collection.

The university already owns the painting's twin, and the portrait could be worth as much as $30 million.

The art trial conti...
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Ryan O'Neal fighting for Farrah portrait in court

December 3rd, 2013 3:20am EST
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Actor Ryan O'Neal has insisted he was not trying to hide the fact he took an Andy Warhol portrait of his late girlfriend Farrah Fawcett from her home following the actress' death in 2009.

O'Neal was in court on Monday (02Dec13) fighting to keep the painting, which he claims is legally his.

Officials at Fawcett's alma mater the University of Texas at Austin, who already own the portrait's twin, insist the former Charlie's Angels star had left the silkscreen to them in a living trust, along with all her art.

Testifying in court, the actor revealed the portrait of his late lover hangs over ...
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Redmond O'Neal's weight balloons after kicking drug habit

July 25th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal's son Redmond has reportedly piled on 65 pounds (29.48 kilograms) since kicking his longrunning drug habit.

Redmond O'Neal became a free man last October (12) after successfully completing a year-long court-ordered rehab stint following a number of spells in and out of jail and treatment centres to deal with substance abuse issues.

He stepped out for a topless stroll with his actor father on a beach in Malibu, California earlier this month (Jul13) and was almost unrecognisable with his shaved head and pudgy frame.

A source tells the National Enquirer his on...
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Ryan O'Neal remembers Farrah Fawcett on death anniversary

June 25th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
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Actor Ryan O'Neal has paid a touching tribute to his late partner Farrah Fawcett to mark the fourth anniversary of her death.

The Charlie's Angels star lost her battle with cancer on 25 June, 2009, and O'Neal took to his Twitter.com account on Tuesday (25Jun13) to remember the actress.

In a post, he writes, "I know my angel is with me today. Always."

O'Neal also shared a black and white image of the couple with followers on his Facebook.com page and added, "A fan found this photo and sent it to me...one of my favorites. makes me ache for my darling."

Fawcett passed away on the same day ...
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Ryan O'Neal is a great-grandfather

May 28th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
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Actor Ryan O'Neal has become a great-grandfather.

The Paper Moon star, 72, posted a family photo from a Memorial Day weekend party on his Facebook.com page on Monday (27May13) and revealed to fans the family had welcomed a new member.

In the picture, O'Neal holds a baby boy on his lap and adds, "Happy Memorial Day to all. I had a great day with friends and family, including new edition (sic), baby Sidney O'Neal."

O'Neal did not specify whose child he was holding but editors at People.com claim Sidney is the grandson of the actor's son Griffin.
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10 Dysfunctional Celebrity Families

October 24th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
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Lindsay Lohan and her family seem to make headlines every week these days. The Lohans have a lot of drama in their lives that seemingly gets worse year after year.

Most recently, the actress' father Michael attempted an intervention with his daughter, whom he believes is back on drugs. She called the cops, and her father had to leave her property.

Prior to that incident, Linday and her mother got into a nasty fight that ended in police going to their Long Island family home. Meanwhile, Lindsay's younger sister Ali has been accused of having an eating disorder because of her incredibly ski...
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Interview: Chazz Palminteri, The Flawed Father Of 'Mighty Fine', Talks Characters Past & Present

May 21st, 2012 2:30pm EDT
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When one thinks of on-screen tough guys, nobody does it better then Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri. But the famed writer and talented actor who brought pizzazz to such films as "A Bronx Tale," "The Usual Suspects" and "Bullets Over Broadway" is adding another standout role to his already impressive list – troubled father. In the new film set in the 1970's "Mighty Fine" (out May 25 from Adopt Films) Palminteri plays Joe Fine, a charismatic father and family man who also has an angry side that threatens the happiness of his home. Also starring the lovely Andie MacDowell and featuri...
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Ryan O'Neal To Undergo New Type Of Cancer Treatment

May 2nd, 2012 9:16pm EDT
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Actor Ryan O'Neal will undergo pioneering cancer treatment in California in a bid to beat the disease.

The Love Story star has been diagnosed with stage two prostate cancer and recently revealed he is also battling skin cancer on his face and ongoing chronic leukemia.

And he's hoping a doctor in Ventura can literally freeze his biggest health threat "to death".

Appearing on news show Access Hollywood, the actor says, "It's a new method that has been developed... and they freeze the part of the prostate that's cancerous.

"Hopefully, it freezes and then drops off but I don't know exactly ...
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Ryan O'Neal Has Three Cancers & Doesn't Care If He Lives Or Dies

May 2nd, 2012 10:10am EDT
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Ryan O'Neal just revealed he's battling three different cancers and he's ready to die if that's his destiny.

The star has delayed vital treatment on his stage two prostate cancer so he can promote his new memoir about his life with late girlfriend Farrah Fawcett - and he accepts the decision could be deadly.

In a candid interview with news show "Access Hollywood" on Tuesday, O'Neal said, "The book cried out to be sold and so I decided to do that first and then I'll address my cancers...I feel fine."

Asked by host Billy Bush if he cares whether he lives or dies, O'Neal stated, "I don't, f...
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Ryan O'Neal Postpones Cancer Treatment Until After His Book Tour

May 1st, 2012 3:31pm EDT
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Embattled actor Ryan O'Neal has delayed plans to undergo cancer treatment until after he has completed a promotional tour for his new memoir.

The Love Story star revealed he had been diagnosed with stage two prostate cancer last month, but assured fans he would bounce back from the health crisis as the disease had been "detected early" and the prognosis was "positive for a full recovery."

He was due to appear on Today on Monday to advertise his new tell-all tome about his longtime love affair with Farrah Fawcett, Both Of Us: My Life With Farrah, but O'Neal had to pull out at the last mi...
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Ryan O'Neal Cancels 'The Today Show' Appearance, Causes Concern

April 30th, 2012 9:40pm EDT
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Ryan O'Neal who was set to appear on 'The Today' show Monday morning but fell sick and was forced to cancel last minute. This raised fears about the actor's health, due to his recent diagnoses of stage-two prostate cancer as well as being treated for skin cancer.

O'Neal assures fans he is doing fine and that his recent skin cancer treatment was a success. "They did this treatment. And it's 22 stitches later," he told USA Today, "they keep scraping until they don't see any more bad cells. One down, two to go."

Leaving one final message O'Neal stated, "I'm not defeated," and will begin tre...
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Ryan O'Neal: 'Farrah Fawcett Died In My Arms'

April 30th, 2012 10:48am EDT
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Actor Ryan O'Neal has told how he cradled his dying lover Farrah Fawcett for hours on her deathbed before she finally succumbed to cancer.

The Charlie's Angels star was struck down with anal cancer in 2006 and O'Neal was a constant presence at her side as her condition deteriorated.

The Love Story star, who is fighting stage two prostate cancer, detailed his heartbreak over Fawcett's failing health in his diaries, which have been made into a new book, Both Of Us: My Life With Farrah, and serialised in Britain's Mail on Sunday.

In the tome, O'Neal tells how he planned to marry Fawcett in ...
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Ryan O'Neal Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

April 14th, 2012 3:57pm EDT
Ryan O'Neal
Actor Ryan O'Neal has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The Love Story star, who lost girlfriend Farrah Fawcett to cancer in 2009, has revealed he is now battling the disease.

A statement released by O'Neal to People.com reads, "Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and, according to my extraordinary team of doctors, the prognosis is positive for a full recovery.

"I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular ...
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Ryan O'Neal Slams Oprah Winfrey Over Reality TV Show

April 12th, 2012 3:36pm EDT
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Actor Ryan O'Neal has taken aim at talk show titan Oprah Winfrey for launching her OWN TV network prematurely, insisting she's to blame for his unsuccessful reality show.

In 2011, the 70 year old teamed up with his once-estranged daughter for Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals, which they filmed for OWN, but, despite family drama, the program failed to take off and has yet to be renewed for a second season.

He tells TMZ.com, "Nobody saw it... I don't know if Oprah saw it."

And now the Paper Moon star has taken a jab at Winfrey for failing to flesh out her passion project and see to the networ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'What's Up, Doc?'

March 2nd, 2012 12:45pm EST
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With Hangover helmer Todd Phillips producing the party comedy "Project X" that hits screens today, it seemed right to go back to a past flick that guarantees its own gut-busting belly laughs...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We go way back to 1972 to one of my favorite comedies of all time. A zany and wacky laugh-a-minute movie complete with mistaken identity, slapstick humor and double, no make that triple entendre galore. And since every character within the world has such a unique style, appeal and even memorable lines were gonna go about this examination a tad differently - storyb...
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Tatum O'Neal Checks Into Rehab

February 29th, 2012 8:56pm EST
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A representative for embattled actress Tatum O'Neal has clarified reports she's checked into a drug rehab center - the star is actually seeking supervision for painkiller use following back surgery.

rumors surfaced on Wednesday morning suggesting the Oscar winner was seeking professional treatment after suffering a setback in her long battle with sobriety.

A source told RadarOnline.com, "Tatum made the decision to voluntarily check into rehab after having a relapse about a month ago when she began using cocaine again."

But a spokesperson for the Paper Moon star has since cleared up the c...
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Tatum O'Neal Checks Into Rehab?

February 29th, 2012 2:16pm EST
Tatum ONeal
Actress Tatum O'Neal has checked herself into a rehabilitation center to battle her long-running drug problems, according to a report.

The Paper Moon star is allegedly seeking professional treatment at an undisclosed location after suffering a setback in her sobriety.

A source tells RadarOnline.com, "Tatum made the decision to voluntarily check into rehab after having a relapse about a month ago when she began using cocaine again."

O'Neal, 48, has a long history of substance abuse, but she insisted she had kicked her habit once and for all after her 2008 arrest for cocaine possession....
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Ryan O'Neal's Son Sent To Prison

February 5th, 2012 1:00pm EST
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Ryan O'Neal's troubled son Griffin has been sentenced to 16 months behind bars following his arrest for driving under the influence of drugs (DUI) last year.

The actor's eldest son has been locked up after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of DUI and gun possession charges stemming from a car crash in August, according to EOnline.com.

O'Neal was facing a maximum sentence of four years in prison after he veered into oncoming traffic while high on drugs and hit a van, leaving the driver injured.

He missed his initial sentencing hearing last month because he checked himself into rehab ...
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Ryan O'Neal And Ali MacGraw Star In 'Love Story' - On Blu-ray For The First Time February 7

December 26th, 2011 8:20am EST
Love Story
Love means never having to say you’re sorry…

The heartfelt tale of a love of a lifetime, LOVE STORY makes its Blu-ray debut on February 7, 2012.

One of the most romantic films ever made—and one of the most enduringly popular— STORY received seven Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, and won for Francis Lai’s magnificent musical score. It was also chosen as #9 on the AFI’s list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time.

The STORY makes an ideal Valentine’s Day gift.

LOVE STORY Blu-ray:

The LOVE STORY Blu-ray is presented ...
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Ryan O'Neal's Son Redmond Faces Jail Time For Using Meth

September 16th, 2011 10:06am EDT
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Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's troubled son faces another stint behind bars after he was caught using methamphetamine at a live-in drug rehabilitation facility.

O'Neal avoided jail time last month after he pleaded no contest to two felony counts, including heroin and firearms possession - because the judge sentencing him felt he'd be better served in rehab.

He was also placed on five years' probation but warned he faced a three-year state prison sentence if he violated the court's terms.

On Thursday, his probation was revoked and Redmond has been taken into custody after confessing to ...
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Ryan O'Neal Upset With Oprah For Not Helping His Reality Show

September 14th, 2011 7:31pm EDT
Ryan O'Neal
Ryan O'Neal has blasted TV titan Oprah Winfrey for not getting more involved in the reality show aimed at bringing himself and estranged daughter Tatum closer together.

The actor has revealed Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals, which aired on Oprah's OWN network, didn't end well for father and daughter and they haven't spoken for two months - since filming wrapped - but he insists it could have been a lot different if Winfrey had been a part of the series.

He tells Access Hollywood Live, "We never saw her, never spoke to her, not a note, not a line, not a word... I don't think she was even in Los ...
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Ryan O'Neal Says His Family Is 'Falling Apart'

August 5th, 2011 2:07pm EDT
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Ryan O'Neal says his family is "falling apart" after one son was arrested and another was in a head-on collision -- both on the same day.

Two of Ryan O'Neal's three sons are in a bad way this week -- but the actor is still making major excuses for one of them.

Redmond O'Neal was arrested earlier this week and charged with two felonies -- drug and gun possession -- but this is far from his first brush with the law. The son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett has a long history of drug addiction and related arrests, even attending his mother's funeral in shackles because he was serving tim...
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Redmond O'Neal Charged With 2 Felonies

August 5th, 2011 8:59am EDT
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Ryan O'Neal's son Redmond has been charged with two felonies following his arrest for drug possession on Tuesday.

The troubled 26 year old was pulled over by cops in Santa Monica after he ran through a red light. The authorities discovered heroin and a loaded handgun in the vehicle during a routine search.

O'Neal, the actor's son with the late Farrah Fawcett, was charged on Thursday with felony heroin possession and illegally possessing a firearm.

Redmond was jailed without bail after his arrest. He will remain in custody until a hearing on August 24. O'Neal has a string of previous drug...
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Ryan O'Neal's Son Redmond Arrested For Heroin Possession

August 2nd, 2011 8:30pm EDT
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Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett's troubled son Redmond has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession and violating probation after a police officer allegedly found heroin in his car.

The 26 year old's vehicle was pulled over by a Santa Monica cop early on Tuesday when O'Neal ran a red light.

Heroin was reportedly found during a routine search of the car.

As WENN went to press, the troubled Hollywood offspring was being held without bail, pending a court appearance.

O'Neal has battled drug addiction since his teens and has been in and out of jail and rehab clinics numerous times f...
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Ryan O'Neal Sued Over Warhol's Farrah Fawcett Portrait

July 11th, 2011 9:47am EDT
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Ryan O'Neal is facing legal action over an Andy Warhol portrait of his late partner Farrah Fawcett.

Lawyers for the University of Texas have filed papers asking a judge to order the Love Story star to hand over the painting, which is worth an estimated $30 million. Fawcett is said to have left her entire art collection to her alma mater, which she attended in the 1960s.

However, a spokesperson for O'Neal has dismissed the lawsuit as "completely ridiculous," alleging the piece is one of two that Warhol produced of the Charlie's Angels beauty in 1979.

The rep says, "Ryan O'Neal's friend...
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