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Originally posted 12/20/2013 07:30AM
For most of the last 33 years, an Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett has hung in the home of her longtime lover, Ryan O'Neal, and a jury's verdict Thursday ensures that is where it will stay.
For nearly a month, O'Neal has been in a courtroom as lawyers for the University of Texas at Austin sought to gain possession of the portrait, arguing that Fawcett bequeathed the artwork to the school upon her death from cancer in 2009.
O'Neal, 72, fought back and testified last week that the portrait was his closest remaining connection to Fawcett. The actor's descriptions of talking to the portrait and feeling the presence of the Charlie's Angels actress were among the last words that jurors focused on, asking to hear his testimony again Thursday morning.
Originally posted 05/28/2013 05:15PM
You know that handsome young man from Love Story? He's a great-grandfather now!
Ryan O'Neal proudly shows off the famous Hollywood clan's latest addition – dashingly decked out in a straw hat and shades – in holiday weekend photos posted on Twitter and Facebook.
"Had a wonderful day with my new great-grandson Sidney," O'Neal, 72, writes. "Happy #MemorialDay to all!"
Sidney is the grandson of O'Neal's son Griffin O'Neal, 48, who has had well-documented troubles in his personal life and with dad Ryan.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 11:10AM
It was 30 years of highs and lows for Ryan O'Neal and longtime love Farrah Fawcett, but on Tuesday, nearly three years after her death, it all came down to this: 272 pages.
However, O'Neal, 71, who was recently diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, said his memoir about their lives isn't a tell-all. Both of Us, which arrived in stores Tuesday, was published to honor those 30 years.
"Well, I wrote it because I missed her, and it was a way to keep the line between us going," he said on Tuesday's Today show. "I still felt she was there when I wrote this."
Originally posted 04/13/2012 08:30PM
Ryan O'Neal, who successfully battled leukemia, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
"Recently I was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer," O'Neal says in a statement released by his rep exclusively to PEOPLE.
"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," the statement adds.
Originally posted 08/24/2011 03:15PM
Redmond O'Neal narrowly dodged a prison sentence Wednesday after a judge agreed he needed more treatment.
O'Neal, 26, pleaded no contest to felony gun and heroin possession in a Los Angeles courtroom and was sentenced to one-year inpatient treatment. The troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett will remain on probation for the next five years.
In a joint statement, O'Neal's attorneys Richard Pintal and Michael Brewer told PEOPLE: "We are pleased and grateful that the judge gave Redmond further treatment rather than incarceration. His history of addiction warrants this approach."
Originally posted 08/14/2011 11:00AM
Their father-daughter relationship was torn by run-ins with the law and battles with addiction. For a while, they didn't even speak to each other – for 25 years.
But now, two years after Tatum and Ryan O'Neal reconnected following the death of his longtime love, Farrah Fawcett, they were able to put their differences aside – and put on their dancing shoes – to reach out to those in need at the Hollywood Arts Center for homeless and at-risk young adults.
"My dad loves to dance. He's been dancing since I remember," Tatum, 47, says in a preview of the finale of their OWN show, Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals. "So it was great to see him dance because he's quite a good dancer."
Originally posted 08/04/2011 05:30PM
For Ryan O'Neal, it was a sadly familiar scene: his son Redmond standing before a judge expressing exasperation over Redmond's latest drug-related troubles with the law.
Only this time, it was different. The long-troubled 26-year-old Redmond faces not only a much more severe penalty, including a long prison term, but a new psychological burden.
"He never recovered from the loss of his mother," Ryan told PEOPLE Thursday outside the Los Angeles Superior Court after Redmond pleaded not guilty to two charges, felony possession of heroin and being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Originally posted 08/02/2011 05:15PM
A year after graduating from an intensive, court-ordered drug program, Redmond O'Neal was arrested for investigation of drug possession Tuesday by Santa Monica police during a traffic stop.
"After Mr. O'Neal admitted to being on felony probation and consented to a search, the officers found heroin and marijuana in the vehicle," Sgt. Richard Lewis tells PEOPLE.
O'Neal, who was not determined to be under the influence of drugs, was booked and held without bail pending a court appearance Thursday.
Originally posted 06/26/2010 04:30PM
Ryan, Tatum and Redmond O’Neal commemorated the one year anniversary of the death of Farrah Fawcett Friday by visiting the actress’ Los Angeles gravesite.
Redmond, Fawcett’s 25-year-old son, was on a day pass from a sober living facility where he is undergoing court-ordered drug rehab.
"I saw my mom’s gravesite for the first time today," Redmond told PEOPLE at a private gathering Friday evening to celebrate the opening of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, founded to promote funding for alternative methods of cancer research. "I miss my mother so much. I’m glad she’s not suffering anymore. I know she’s looking down on us."
Originally posted 03/09/2010 07:00PM
"On behalf of myself, my father Ryan O’Neal and my entire family, we are deeply saddened that a truly beautiful and talented actress Farrah Fawcett was not included in the memorial montage during the 82nd Academy Awards. We are bereft with this exclusion of such an international icon who inspired so many for so many reasons. Beautiful, talented Farrah will never be forgotten by her family and amazing fans."
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