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Say Goodbye to a Sad Excuse for a Summer

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queenan on labor day

Say Goodbye to a Sad Excuse for a Summer

When even Joe Biden doesn't make us laugh, something's gone wrong

(Newser) - Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer, and the last day of this exhausting season couldn't come soon enough, writes Joe Queenan in the Wall Street Journal. The weather's been lousy, the movies were mediocre, and Jon and Kate somehow convinced the nation that they mattered. And don't mention...

Ryan Kept Me From Farrah's Deathbed: 'Secret Lover'

'We were blind, crazy in love,' says ex–football player

(Newser) - One of Farrah Fawcett's first loves says he rekindled an 11-year affair with her but was kept from her death bed by Ryan O'Neal. "We were blind, crazy, in love," said former football player Greg Lott. "Farrah was my best friend and my inspiration. I never got...

Farrah's Son Lands Reality TV Gig

Ryan got drug-addled son his own show

(Newser) - Redmond O’Neal, the troubled son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal, is going from jail to reality TV, sources tell In Touch. His show, which has yet to be picked up by a network, will follow Redmond’s struggle to get clean, “followed by a trainer and...

My Dad Constantly Cheated on Farrah: Griffin O'Neal

Dad is a narcissist, "faithless"

(Newser) - Ryan O’Neal was habitually unfaithful to Farrah Fawcett, but “she stayed nice all the way to the end,” Griffin O’Neal told CNN yesterday. Ryan’s estranged son discussed his mistrust of his father (“He was flirting with everybody” at the funeral) and Fawcett’s friend...

O'Neal: I Hit on My Own Daughter at Farrah's Funeral

Tatum, sadly, not surprised at this

(Newser) - Ryan O’Neal held little back in his Vanity Fair interview, including a story illustrating his “hopeless” parenting: At Farrah Fawcett’s funeral, “I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces...

Farrah Left It All to Redmond

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett left the vast bulk of her estate to her troubled 24-year-old son, Redmond, and nothing to Ryan O'Neal, sources have told KTLA-TV. Most of her $6 million estate was left in trust to Redmond in the will, which Fawcett updated in 2007. The fund will be controlled by...

O'Neal Remembers Farrah's Final Moments

Son promised her to be "good"

(Newser) - In his first interview since Farrah Fawcett’s death, Ryan O’Neal remembers her final days and son Redmond’s promise to her “of a good life. Of a life she would have been proud of,” he tells Meredith Vieira this morning on Today. Watching Fawcett’s long...

Emmy Nod Would Make Fawcett Proud

Fawcett got three acting nominations, but documentary nod would have meant the most

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett’s Emmy nomination came 3 weeks after her death at 62, but it would have made her proud, pal Alana Stewart tells the Los Angeles Times. “This would have meant so much to Farrah,” says Stewart of the outstanding nonfiction special nod for Farrah’s Story,...

Romo Moves Quickly Post-Jess
 Romo Moves Quickly Post-Jess 

Romo Moves Quickly Post-Jess

Plus, more celebrity babies—and mug shots

(Newser) - In the wake of her split with Tony Romo, Jessica Simpson was too upset to hold her Barbie-themed birthday party—but “Tony was hanging out until 2am, getting his flirt on,” a source tells the New York Daily News. Spotted at a Hollywood club surrounded by pals and...

Era of Celeb Endorsers Is Dying Along With Celebs

Iconic ads are history as audience splinters

(Newser) - There was a time viewers couldn't turn on the TV without seeing the King of Pop opening a Pepsi or hearing Karl Malden warning everyone not to leave home without an American Express card. But the recent death of mega sellers like Jackson, Malden, Farrah Fawcett, and Ed McMahon signals...

Autopsy Rules Out Carradine Suicide
 Autopsy Rules 
 Out Carradine 

Autopsy Rules Out Carradine Suicide

Plus, drama at Farrah's funeral, and more

(Newser) - David Carradine’s private autopsy was completed yesterday, and the medical examiner officially ruled out suicide due to the way the actor's body was bound, Reuters reports. “The cause of death was asphyxiation, an inability to breathe, now why that happened is still what we're working on,” he...

Farrah's Funeral: 'Goodbye, Sweet Girl'

'She's the most beautiful angel in heaven'

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett’s family and friends gathered to honor the actress’ memory at her private funeral today in Los Angeles, People reports. Ryan O’Neal and son Redmond were among the 200 or so at the service, while longtime friend Alana Stewart and Fawcett's doctor, Lawrence Piro, delivered eulogies. "...

Cancer Reunited Fawcett, Majors

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett’s cancer sparked a brief but touching reunion for Farrah Fawcett and ex-husband Lee Majors, US Weekly reports. When Fawcett fell ill, Majors took to calling friends to check up on her. “He didn’t feel like he could reach out to her himself—it had just...

Son to Attend Farrah's Funeral
 Son to Attend Farrah's Funeral 

Son to Attend Farrah's Funeral

Private service set for this afternoon

(Newser) - Redmond O’Neal was given permission to leave his California detention center for mother Farrah Fawcett’s funeral today. “That’s an absolute yes” for his attendance, his attorney tells People. The ceremony will be held in a downtown Los Angeles cathedral at 4pm, and will be closed to...

With Icons' Deaths, Gen X Grows Up
 With Icons' Deaths, 
 Gen X Grows Up 

With Icons' Deaths, Gen X Grows Up

Pair of generation's icons pass in a day

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson were icons to many, but especially to the impressionable members of Generation X. “These people were on our lunchboxes,” notes one post-boomer. “This is the moment when Generation X realizes they're grown up." “Cynical” and “disaffected,” Gen X...

Why Farrah Wore a One-Piece
 Why Farrah Wore a One-Piece 

Why Farrah Wore a One-Piece

The tale of an iconic image: Rising star styled her own hair

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett's role in Charlie’s Angels made her a TV star, but her 1976 pin-up poster made her an icon. Newsday reveals how the image, which preceded the show by a year, came about. Fawcett, who was supposed to be photographed in a bikini, wore the copper one-piece instead...

Ignore the Internet: Ford, Goldblum Not Dead

Internet pranksters capitalize on other celebrity deaths with new hoax

(Newser) - In the wake of Farrah Fawcett’s and Michael Jackson’s deaths yesterday, someone got carried away and reported the demise of Harrison Ford and Jeff Goldblum, too. Turns out those news bulletins were the work of Internet pranksters, reports the New York Daily News. “Reports that Jeff Goldblum...

Farrah: 'America's Ideal of Itself'
 'America's Ideal of Itself'  

Farrah: 'America's Ideal of Itself'

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett’s time as a superstar may have been short, but she played her entire life—and career—with grace, Richard Corliss writes in Time. And no one can forget her 1970s heyday. “If the big, bulky computers of the day could have programmed America’s ideal of...

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62
 Dead at 62 

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

'Charlie's Angels' star diagnosed with cancer in 2006

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett died this morning in Los Angeles after the battle with cancer that followed her 2006 diagnosis, Entertainment Tonight reports. The Charlie’s Angels star, 62, was a 1970s fashion idol who began her career in commercials and shot to fame after posing in an iconic portrait wearing a...

Fawcett 'Close to Death'
 Fawcett 'Close to Death' 

Fawcett 'Close to Death'

Friends, family gather to say final farewells as star given last rites

(Newser) - Farrah Fawcett is in the final stages of her battle with anal cancer and her condition is believed to be deteriorating rapidly, the New York Daily News reports. Her loved ones, including longtime love Ryan O'Neal, have gathered at her bedside in a Los Angeles hospital and a priest has...

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