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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Warhol, Warhol on the wall ... is the federal court the fairest of all?

The University of Texas has sued Ryan O'Neal over his possession of a pricey Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett that they claim is theirs per Fawcett's living trust. The only two of these portraits in existence hung in Farrah's Westwood home in her final years. O'Neal was omitted from her "last will and testament".

A lawsuit filed by the UT System Board of Regents on behalf of the university in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles contends that Fawcett bequeathed both portraits to the university but that actor Ryan O'Neal "has wrongfully converted" one of them — legal language for the civil equivalent of stealing. 
The university wants a jury to order him to turn it over. 
O'Neal's publicist has said that the portrait was given to O'Neal by Fawcett and that he owes nothing to the university. O'Neal and Fawcett were longtime companions; they had a child together, and O'Neal was at Fawcett's side when she died of cancer in 2009 at the age of 62. 
UT's suit says Fawcett's trust specified that "all of (her) artwork and any objects of art" would go to the university upon her death. O'Neal may have "converted" other works of art from her collection, according to the suit.
More on this breaking story next week. In the meantime, despite opposition and legal threats from anonymous posters on this blog, members of the now-open Facebook group Farrah Fawcett: We Want the Truth are raising their voices again in calling for a complete investigation of Fawcett's estate.

Stay tuned ...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Casey Anthony: Best Actress in a Daytime Drama?

Despite her recent prison storyline, Susan Lucci loses the Daytime Emmy yet again to a younger, bitchier, more prison-worthy actress.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hello, Larry! SitcomsOnline interviews classic "Three's Company" star and stage vet Richard Kline ... and offers chance to win tickets to Joyce DeWitt's off-Broadway debut

Our friend at Sitcoms Online, news director and blogger extraordinaire Pavan Patel, just published his new Q&A with Three's Company actor Richard Kline. In this fun and informative interview, TV's Larry Dallas offers his take on today's sitcoms, dishes on his secret game-show past and tells if he would do Dancing with the Stars or consider filming a Three's Company reunion with his surviving co-stars.

Pavan is a fellow Three's Company devotee and has run the excellent Jack's Bistro site for years.

Sitcoms Online is also running a contest to give away tickets to see Joyce DeWitt in her off-Broadway debut in Miss Abigail's Guide To Dating, Mating & Marriage:
One of you lucky readers out there will get to meet Joyce DeWitt (Janet from Three's Company) very soon! Joyce is now starring in the off-Broadway play Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage and one lucky fan will win two tickets to go and see the play and meet Joyce after the show! So if you're in the NY-NJ-CT area and can easily get to New York City, please enter our contest on Facebook and let us know why you want to come and see the play and tell us one thing you love about Joyce DeWitt! Entries end Friday, July 22 at 11:59pm ET! So enter today!

Joyce has received some positive national press for her starring turn in the the play -- and recently rang the NASDAQ stock market closing bell! Pavan will be featuring his own Seven Questions interview with TV's Janet Wood later this month.

Keep up the great work, Pavan!

Undercover Angel: Justice in UCLA patient privacy case years after Farrah sets up sting

From a report today in the Los Angeles Times:
UCLA Health System has agreed to pay $865,500 as part of a settlement with federal regulators Wednesday after two celebrity patients alleged hospital employees broke the law and reviewed their medical records without authorization.

Federal and hospital officials declined to identify the celebrities involved. The complaints cover 2005 to 2009, a time during which hospital employees were repeatedly caught and fired for peeping at the medical records of dozens of celebrities, including Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett and former California First Lady Maria Shriver.

The security breaches were first reported in The Times in 2008.
Farrah described her sting in an interview with Times reporter Charles Ornstein -- her only media interview following her cancer diagnosis in 2006.

Monday, July 4, 2011

With liberty and justice for all ...

Remembering the Bicentennial (and the libidinous late '70s in general)

Who knew bicentennials could launch so many sexual innuendos?

No matter what your race, creed, religion or Wessonality, we are all Florence Henderson's children.

God bless America.

You want fireworks? Gabe Kaplan will give you fireworks!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Recovery and reinvention: Look out Regis Philbin! Dr. Drew's "Loveline" co-star and addiction survivor "Psycho" Mike Catherwood is all cleaned up and fit to shimmy in the spotlight

Check out my new cover-story interview with the humble shock jock in the July issue of Muscle & Body magazine.

From my intro:

Every soft-bellied, hard-living morning-show deejay propping yourself up on coffee, donuts, cigarettes and Jack Daniels: Meet your antithesis. Mike Catherwood, who co-hosts the popular, nationally syndicated call-in radio series "Loveline," isn't just the most taut-bodied, telegenic face in radio. The raunchy-humored comic, known to listeners as "Psycho Mike," has muscled his way through more than a decade of sobriety - following six years of self-destructive substance abuse - to prove that being a health-minded L.A. shock jock in recovery doesn't mean losing your edge.

Catherwood achieved serious TV face time this year subbing for Regis Philbin and gyrating on "Dancing with the Stars," but he's still best known for the advice show he co-hosts with addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky. Catherwood, 32, met the good doctor when he was a 20-year-old aspiring punk-rock star detoxing at the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., after abusing everything from crack cocaine, LSD and ecstasy, to meth and alcohol.
See the full story at