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Pitiful Ryan O’Neal on The Today Show: I suppose I was a bad parent

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It’s been almost three years since Farrah Fawcett died, but that time frame seems off to me somehow, like she passed either just a year ago or over five years ago. I’m not sure how to explain it. Well since Farrah has passed her family has been truly struggling, especially her son, Redmond, who has been in and out of jail and rehab. Redmond’s dad Ryan was a piss poor parent to to say the least. Ryan and Redmond, now 27, were arrested for drug possession, including meth, in 2008 before Farrah passed. Redmond had to get

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THG Week in Review: April 15-21, 2011

Welcome to THG’s Week in Review! Below, our staffers look back at the stories, stars and scandals that made the last seven days some of the craziest ALL MONTH.

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Now, a rundown of the week that was at The Hollywood Gossip:

  • The legendary Dick Clark passed away of a heart attack at the age of 82.
  • Other stars we lost this week: Levon Helm, Jonathan Frid and Greg Ham.
  • Yet another epic Mel Gibson rant emerged, this time at Joe Eszterhas.
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Secret Service Agents Dismissed in Colombia, Scandal Erupts Over Alleged Prostitution Use

A dozen Secret Service agents have been removed from their posts in Colombia, U.S. officials confirm, following incidents of “misconduct” that sources say relate to at least one refusing to pay a prostitute for her services.

The agents were stationed in that country ahead of President Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas, which started today.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan has not yet disclosed the nature of the allegations that resulted in replacing these agents with new ones, though insiders tell The Washington Post that at least one agent solicited a prostitute – the act

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Emily Maynard: The Bachelorette Portrait Revealed!

Ready to fall in love again?

The new season of The Bachelorette is just one month away, with Emily Maynard ready to dole out the roses beginning May 14. To mark the occasion, ABC has released the first promotional poster and photo featuring the star.

Check out both Emily Maynard pictures below:

Unfortunately (and obviously), her relationship with Brad Womack ended, and along with it, the dream of moving on and starting a new family with daughter Ricki.

But when one door closes, another opens, and now that she’s the one handing out roles on ABC’s hit show, she’s ready to seek love she

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Ryan O’Neal Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Ryan O’Neal has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer,” said the actor, who has successfully battled leukemia, in a statement released by his rep.

“Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel deeply 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.

“I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular check-ups, as early detection is the best defense against

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Dancing With the Stars Premiere Countdown: Security on High Alert For Chaz Bono Haters

Dancing With the Stars is set to kick off its 13th season in a matter of hours, and ABC is on high alert for “crazies” who have a thing against Chaz Bono.

Given the surprising backlash against the transgendered star’s casting, network execs and producers are taking no chances for Monday night’s premiere.

There have not been any credible, specific threats against Chaz Bono, TMZ reports, but the unprecedented level of hatred and controversy he’s generated are no joke.

Until further notice, Chaz will be given extra security while he’s on the CBS Television City lot, where the show is filmed,

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Did Ryan O’Neal Bail on Dancing With the Stars Because Nancy Grace Sucks?

Ryan O’Neal was all but confirmed to appear on Dancing With the Stars this season … until he wasn’t. The reason, sources say, is his disdain for Nancy Grace.

Sources close to the Ryan say he was set to do the show but pulled out late when he learned Grace would be a part of the Dancing With the Stars cast.

The actor is steamed about Grace’s recent harsh words for his son Redmond O’Neal, who has drug problems, and for suggesting Ryan is a bad parent.

For her part, Grace is perplexed that O’Neal dropped out of her, telling TMZ, she never said anything bad about him … even loosely or

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