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Farrah Fawcett More Controversial In Death Than Life As Charlie’s Angels Fight Heats Up

WELL, Farrah Fawcett is certainly more controversial in death than she was in life. Amid the hubbub over the Academy Awards’ boneheaded decision to omit the beloved actress from its In Memorium segment Sunday night pipes up Farrah friend Alana Stewart to refute Kate Jackson’s claim that she (Stewart) and Ryan O’Neal stopped Kate from visiting Farrah in the final months of her life.

Alana, who is billed as “Farrah’s best friend,” accompanied Farrah to Germany for her ultimately unsuccessful cancer treatments and held the camera for the verite footage of her fight to beat the disease.

After Farrah sunk into the final stage of her illness, Stewart reportedly held up production of the NBC tabloid special based on her original film, demanding more money and a producer’s credit, then was the first to cash in with a quickie book about her best friend.

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Posted: 11th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2)

Oscars Snub Farrah Fawcett And Bea Arthur Because Death Is ‘Not Comfortable’

THE Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has responded to Tabloid Baby’s complaint that Farrah Fawcett was unjustly left out of the In Memorium segment of the Academy Awards show, and their answer is “tough luck”, writes TB. Also missing was a Arthur.

“I would not say that it was an oversight,” says spokeswoman Leslie Unger. “No matter how carefully and how conscientiously people address who is included, there are people who just simply can’t be.

“Every year there are many difficult decisions that have to be made and not everybody who passed during the year can be included. That’s the unfortunate reality.”

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Posted: 9th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Farrah Fawcett’s Oscars Snub But Michael Jackson And Patrick Swayze Remembered

THE image of Patrick Swayze led off the tributes and Karl Malden seemed to generate the loudest applause, but Farrah Fawcett, was for some reason excluded from last night’s Academy Awards “In Memorium” segment.

Farrah may be better known for her television work, but she also starred in classic films including Myra Breckenridge, Logan’s Run, Sunburn, The Cannon Ball Run, Extremities, The Apostle and Dr. T and The Women.

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Posted: 8th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (6)

Farrah Fawcett’s Cancer Show 2: Getting Redmond O’Neal

CONTROVERSIAL Hollywood actor and father Ryan O’Neal is being restricted from visiting his and Farrah Fawcett’s son Redmond in drug rehab, while the young drug addict has been banned from any more home visits that could impede his recovery, writes Tabloid Baby.

The young ginger O’Neal left his one-year program at the Impact residential drug treatment center today for a courtroom progress report in Los Angeles and to hear Judge Michael Tynan tell him:

“You were faking it the last time you were at Impact. You weren’t sincere. You have to take a hard look at your life.

“Right now, pal, you are still in trouble. I’m going to ask Impact to eliminate any home visits, you agree with that Mr O’Neal?”

Redmond replied: “Yes your honor.”

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Posted: 4th, March 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Farrah Fawcett’s Celebrity Cancer Sequel, Starring Redmond O’Neal And Drugs

farrah-redmondFARRAH FAwcett’s death is now a sequel , featuring Ryan O’Neal and he and Farrah’s son Redmond’s drugs issues. Anorak’s Man in LA scales the heights of reality TV:

DESPITE the denials, it appears that Ryan O’Neal will exploit his and Farrah Fawcett’s son Redmond and his drug problems in a reality television format, after all. reports that Redmond’s sad battle with heroin and other addictions will be one of three plotlines in the follow-up to Farrah’s Story, the exploitative NBC special that was carved from Farrah and production partner Craig Nevius’ original video journal of her cancer struggle.

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Posted: 23rd, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Farrah Fawcett: Presenting The Sequel To Farrah’s Cancer Death Show

7293284FARRAH Fawcett is dead. And her career enters a new phase. After the soft-focus made-fot-telly celebrity cancer show, another show is being made for the magic box. Want to see a sequel to Farrah’s death? Want to see her cloned? We broke the news Filming Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral For A Sequel.

Anorak’s Man in LA reports on the lates.

First a question:

Will Farrah Fawcett’s death be included in the sequel to “Farrah’s Story” now being produced by Ryan O’Neal?

RYAN O’Neal has begun production on a sequel to the maligned and Emmy-nominated Farrah’s Story television special, and the question left hanging is whether Farrah Fawcett’s death will be included.
Farrah’s Story was a revamped version of Farrah’s cancer journal documentary that aired to high ratings in May 2009, a little more than a month before Farrah’s death. Cameras continued to roll through the final weeks of Farrah’s life, however, and there have been whispers that cameras were there as Farrah passed.
Ratings-hungry NBC has not been shy in showing the moment of death, as demonstrated last week of in its constant replaying of the brutal luge accident death of an Olympic athlete.

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Posted: 19th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)

Plans To Clone Farrah Fawcett: Angel Hair For Sale

FARRAH Fawcett has died. But can she be revived? In “Will this be used to clone Farrah Fawcett?”, Anorak’s Man In LA looks at one macabre artifact for sale. Well, how do you follow these fine momentos?

Napoleon’s Penis And Other Famous Offcuts

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Posted: 9th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Farrah Fawcett’s Cancer Wins Alana Stewart An Award

FARRAH Fawcett died and her telling message that was muted into her soft focus mawkish Celebrity Cancer won an award. Alana Stewart was by her side. Anroak’s Man in LA asks Has Alana Stewart become Farrah Fawcett?

“American Women in Radio & Television
Southern California announced
two new recipients of the 2010 Genii Awards.
In honor of her work with Farrah Fawcett,
Producer Alana Stewart will be presented
with the Excellence in Documentary Award
for the feature-length documentary ‘Farrah’s Story’…”

When Ryan O’Neal could not make the trips to Germany with Farrah Fawcett when she sought out state-of-the-art treatment for her cancer, Farrah’s friend, the Hollywood ex-wife Alana Stewart went in his place. Alana held the home video camera as Farrah set out to document her ordeal for a video diary she wanted to call A Wing and A Prayer. With those tapes and more, Farrah and her production partner Craig Nevius began to create the documentary. After Farrah sold the project for airing on NBC, her health took a turn for the worse,and O’Neal took control of her estate, and removed Nevius from the documentary project. With the help of would-be tabloid producers on loan from NBC Dateline, new, even more intrusive was added, sad music was sprinkled in, the title changed to Farrah’s Story in a nod to O’Neal’s 40-year-old star vehicle, Love Story, and after a strong battle, Alana Stewart was granted a “producer” credit.

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Posted: 6th, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Farrah Fawcett: Lisa Boyle, Craig Nevius And “One Big Lie”

7118472FARRAH Fawcett has died. And her legacy is beign sullied by fighting. Anroak;’s Man in LA looks at the latest news. All lawsuits have two sides. This is one:

FARRAH Fawcett’s documentary producing partner Craig Nevius has gotten another show of support from another member of Farrah’s inner circle against the lawsuit filed by Farrah’s estate and its executor, Ryan O’Neal’s business manager Richard B. Francis.

Farrah’s Story: Pictures Of Farrah Fawcett’s Celebrity Cancer

This weekend, the National Enquirer’s reports exclusively that Lisa Boyle has called the lawsuit accusing Nevius of botching Farrah’s cancer documentary and possibly stealing her money “a load of s—” and “one big lie” (our staff figured out the translation of “s—“).

“Farrah would not have wanted what is going on,” Boyle tells Radar.

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Posted: 1st, February 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Farrah Fawcett: Ryan O’Neal, Craig Nevius And Charlie’s Angels Fight In Ugly Court Case

farrah-fawcett6FARRAH Fawcett has died. but ther story does end there.Craig Nevius filed suit against Ryan O’Neal, his business manager Richard B. Francis and Alana Stewart for “snatching control of the cancer documentary that was turned into a maudlin NBC special.”
Farrah’s Story: Pictures Of Farrah Fawcett’s Celebrity Cancer
Before we go on, here’s An interesting footnote: Farrah’s Charlie’s Angels co-star Kate Jackson is defending Nevius.

“He had an unflagging devotion to Farrah in every way and he worked with her to help her achieve her vision, not his vision and not anybody else’s vision.”

Craig Nevius writes:

“These accusations are nothing more than a fabricated press release disguised as a lawsuit. As much as I would like to answer the allegations and disprove them right here and right now in the court of public opinion, I will wait to do so in a court of law. Out of respect to Farrah, I limited the focus of my lawsuit against Richard Francis, Ryan O’Neal and Alana Stewart to issues of contract interference. But it now seems that at least one of the defendants wants to widen the scope of litigation to issues of artistic integrity and the personal relationships between parties. If that is the case, I will be happy to let the work Farrah and I did together (over years) speak for itself. And I will be more than happy to let the video tapes, documents, witnesses and Farrah’s own words (both written and spoken) speak for me and defend me, finally removing all doubt and suspicion as to what actually happened during the final months of her life and who her real exploiters are. This is a fight Francis, O’Neal and Stewart cannot win.”

~Craig J. Nevius,
Executive Producer/Director

“Chasing Farrah” & “Farrah’s Story”

So reports Anorak’s Man in LA, who takes up the story of how the American dream endures:
Farrah Fawcett’s Entertaining Death

FARRAH Fawcett’s former personal assistant is the latest insider to line up against her estate in an ugly legal battle over her legacy that’s only intensifying seven months after her death.

Mike Pingel, who worked for Farrah from November 2005 to October 2007 and was said to be at her side when she got her cancer diagnosis in 2006, has come forward to support documentary producer Craig Nevius, who was sued last week by Farrah’s estate, for allegedly misusing her funds and botching the cancer documentary that was eventually sold as a special to NBC– and apparently in retaliation for his own lawsuit against the estate’s executor and Farrah’s sometime lover Ryan O’Neal.

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Posted: 25th, January 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Greg Lott’s Farrah Fawcett Love Story

118FARRAH Fawcett has died, and with her passing came news of her romance with a Greg Lott.

Writes Our Man in LA: The tabloids know a good love story when they see one. Thanks in great part to publications like OK! magazine’s international editions (in this case, Mexico), Greg Lott’s secret autumn romance with college sweetheart Farrah Fawcett is getting as much play as Ryan O’Neal’s real-life version of his movie from 1970.

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Posted: 30th, September 2009 | In: OK! | Comment

Exclusive: Farrah Fawcett’s Co-Producer Craig Nevius Reacts To Emmy Loss

fawcettFARRAH Fawcett’s producing partner Craig Nevius talks to Anorak’s Man in LA about mising out on an Emmy:

If only to recognize Farrah Fawcett for her contribution to television culture and American history, it would have been nice to see the disputed NBC special, Farrah’s Story, win the Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Special at last night’s creative arts awards ceremony.

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Posted: 14th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Farrah Fawcett Wins First Emmy

farrah_fawcett-emmyFARRAH Fawcett has died, but in TV-land she lives on, and is tipped to win an Emmy for her celebrity cancer show. Anorak’s Man in LA looks at developing storm:

Farrah Fawcett may finally win an Emmy on Saturday night, an award that’s eluded her in three previous nominations in as many decades (The Burning Bed, Small Sacrifices & The Guardian). Should she win posthumously for the controversial Farrah’s Story, the statuette won’t be for her acting, but for her role as executive producer of the documentary she made chronicling her fight with cancer.

Meanwhile, Craig Nevius, Farrah’s fellow producing nominee, is only beginning his own fight: a legal war with Ryan O’Neal over who has the right to tell Farrah’s real story.

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Posted: 12th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Farrah Fawcett’s Secret Psychopath Sex Letters

7119103FARRAH Fawcett has died. And Greg Lott emerges to say he was Farrah’s love, her secret lover. But now that she’s dead, the secret can be made un-secret. And, it’s not about money. Not at all. And… Well, Anorak’s Man in LA tries to make sense of it on…

Greg Lott’s claims and evidence of a secret, late-life love affair with Farrah Fawcett is now creating a storm in Australia, as the story that broke in the UK and was reported here is now splashed across the Down Under version of OK! Magazine.

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Posted: 7th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O’Neal And Redmond Star In New Reality TV Show

redmond-o-neal-ryan-o-neal-arrestedFARRAH Fawcett dies and careers are launched and reborn: former Mrs Rod Stewart and Mrs George Hamilton, Alana Stewart, publishes her Farrah & Me diary of Farrah’s death in My Journey With Farrah: A Story of Life, Love And Friendship; then Anorak’s Man in LA hears that Farrah’s lover Ryan O’Neal and Redmond, the son he shared with Fawcett, are to get their own reality TV show. It being what Farrah Fawcett would have wanted:

Father of The Year Ryan O’Neal must be hell-bent on getting his and Farrah Fawcett’s son Redmond off drugs and on the straight and narrow. The man who took over Farrah’s cancer documentary after her health worsened, and with the help of producers from NBC Dateline turned it into a morbid soap opera in which he had a starring role, has reportedly brokered a deal for Redmond to begin filming a reality television series as soon as he’s sprung from prison.

And yes, Ryan O’Neal will be a costar.

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Posted: 26th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2)

Les Paul Joins Celebrity Death Watch

6627309LES Paul dies and the Celebrity Death Watch business thrives. Anorak’s Man in LA looks at the man who made so much possible:

Les was the innovator, and a part if the New York City music scene over the years. He pioneered multitrack recording; he invented the solid body guitar; when he shattered his right arm in a car crash, rendering it immobile, he had it set at an angle so he could play continue to guitar; they named the Les Paul after him!

But it’s thirty-third week of 2009 and Les Paul’s is the thirty-eighth celebrity death we’ve highlighted since January 3rd.

Get a load of this list of the people whose passings we’ve mentioned in 2009– so far:

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Posted: 14th, August 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Ryan O’Neal Tried To Seduce Daughter Tatum At Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral

5074712FARRAH Fawcett is the suibject of a double-dead header Vanity Fair issue with Michael Jackson. In the Vanity Fair, Fawcett’s former lover Ryan O’Neal explains the funeral goings on:

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 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.”

You have  a place? You have protection? You look kind familiar. Did we meet in trailer 6 at the Sesame Street Retrospective in 1973?

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Posted: 3rd, August 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (2)

Farrah Fawcett Leaves Nothing Of Her ‘$50million’ Estate To Ryan O’Neal

1167982FARRAH Fawcett has died. News reaches us that Fawcett left nothing to Ryan O’Neal in her will.

Anorak’s Man in LA investigates:

Ryan O’Neal might have had good reason to attempt to marry Farrah Fawcett on her deathbed: he was not mentioned in Farrah’s will.

Sources tell TB this morning say that Farrah left the bulk of her $5.5 million estate to Redmond O’Neal, her son by the contentious Love Story actor, who is now jailed on drug charges.

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Posted: 27th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (5)

Farrah Fawcett’s Cancer Diary Is Missing

farrah-fawcett4FARRAH Fawcett has died. And as the rule of celebrity death dictates, death just opens up a new chapter in their careers. Anorak’s Man in LA notices that Farrah Fawcett’s diaries are missing.

The valuable diaries written by Hollywood icon Farrah Fawcett during her transcontinental battle against cancer have mysterious gone missing, and accusations are flying about who made off with them.

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Posted: 15th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment

Ryan O’Neal Back In Court For Drugs Bust

ryan-oneal-courtFARRAH Fawcett has died and her on-off-on lover Ryan O’ Neal is in court beign taloked to about his drugs bust.

Anorak’s Man in LA observes:

At 68 years old, Ryan O’Neal is playing a role better suited for someone far younger than his age.

Last seen playing the star-crossed lover after the death of his on-again, off-again girlfriend Farrah Fawcett, the hot-tempered actor was in a courtroom in Malibu today, facing a judge and looking and being treated like a seedy teenager at a drug progress report hearing.

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Posted: 11th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Alana Stewart’s Is First With A Book On Farrah Fawcett

farrah-fawcett-bookFARRAH Fawcett is dead and buried. And Anorak’s Man in LA sports Alana Stewart’s new book about her friend Farrah Fawcett:

Who will be the first to cash in on the death of Farrah Fawcett? Less than a week after the brave icon’s funeral, her close friend Alana Stewart is first out of the gate and well ahead of the pack with a book based on the Farrah’s cancer journey journal that was supposed to be the basis for her cancer documentary.

My Journey with Farrah: What I’ve Learned about Life, Love, and Friendship” has shown up on with a healthy discount off its hardcover list price of $23.99.

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Posted: 5th, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)

Danny Gans And Michael Jackson’s Iatrogenic Deaths

danny-gansMICHAEL Jackson is dead. Las Vegas performer Danny Gans is dead.  Their deaths were iatrogenic – caused by medical treatment.

As Anroak’s Man in LA, reports on Gans:

“The musical impressionist died at 53 after ingesting a powerful opiate he did not have a prescription for— “drug store heroin” that was given to him by an associate or pusher, or acquired by a doctor under an assumed name. Such illegal activities are currently being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department in the apparent drug overdose death of superstar entertainer Michael Jackson. The LAPD has reportedly asked federal drug agents to help them find out who was feeding painkillers to 50-year-old Jacko.

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Posted: 3rd, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Farrah Fawcett Funeral Service Pictures

farrah-fawcett-funeral-41FARRAH Fawcett RIP. Anorak’s Man in LA was at the funeral. Pictures to follow…

Posted: 2nd, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Filming Farrah Fawcett’s Funeral For A Sequel

farrah-fawcetts-funrealFARRAH Fawcett’s funeral has been filmed for a sequel? Anorak’s Man in LA picks up an invitation:

Camera crews filmed Farrah Fawcett’s funeral in downtown Los Angeles this afternoon, apparently for the sequel to Ryan O’Neal’s “Farrah’s Story” television special that sadly had the same Hollywood ending as his “Love Story” movie forty years ago.

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Posted: 1st, July 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment