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Redmond O'Neal arrested again on suspicion of drug possession

Redmond O'Neal arrested again

Redmond O'Neal, son of Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was pulled over for a traffic violation in Santa Monica on Tuesday and ended up arrested once again on suspicion of drug possession and a probation violation.

Redmond was pulled over around 8:15 a.m. for running a red light and arrested a short time later after a search of his car allegedly turned up heroin and marijuana, police told L.A. Now.

O'Neal has been on probation, in rehab or in jail on drug-related charges -- involving cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine -- for the better part of the last decade. Though he was allowed out to visit his mom when she was dying of cancer, he learned of her death while incarcerated. (He did attend the funeral.) Most recently he did about a month behind bars for violating probation, after which he was released into residential rehab. In May he was moved to a sober-living facility.

O'Neal was being held without bail after being booked on charges including the red light infraction, violating felony drug probation and possession of a controlled substance, police said. He's due in court Tuesday.

Coincidentally, Griffin O'Neal was hospitalized Tuesday after a head-on collision in the San Diego area. Griffin is Ryan's son with actress Joanna Cook Moore, who's also the mother of Tatum O'Neal.


Redmond O'Neal sent back to jail's not-so-warm embrace

Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit donated to Smithsonian Institution

Ryan O'Neal says Farrah Fawcett's cancer may have been his family's fault

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Redmond O'Neal in a mug shot taken Aug. 2, left, and at a February event during which items belonging to his late mother, Farrah Fawcett, were enshrined at the Smithsonian. Credits: Santa Monica Police Dept. / Associated Press; Karen Bleier / AFP/Getty Images

Ryan O'Neal says Farrah Fawcett's cancer may have been his family's fault

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal Nobody knows what causes cancer, but Ryan O'Neal says the cancer that killed Farrah Fawcett may have originated with him and his family, especially the bad vibes around his daughter, Tatum O'Neal.

"There was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah, a lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them, but particularly Tatum," an emotional O'Neal said Monday on "Piers Morgan Tonight."

"And I just think that if she had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what causes cancer."

Fawcett died June 25, 2009, after a long battle with anal cancer, just hours before Michael Jackson's shocking death captured the spotlight. The reality series "Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals" premiered Sunday night on OWN.

Pictures: Farrah Fawcett, 1947-2009

"Do you really believe that?" Morgan asked.

"I think it's highly possible ... ," O'Neal said. "Maybe it isn't true, but it's possible." Um, sorry Tatum.

While his sons adored Fawcett, especially when they would hide and try to spy on her naked in the sauna, Tatum did not, according to Ryan, who repeatedly mixed up Farrah and Tatum's names during the interview. Fawcett and O'Neal had one son together, Redmond O'Neal, who like his dad has had a number of run-ins with the law.

Did we mention Ryan and Tatum's new reality series launched Sunday on Oprah Winfrey's new network? Yeah, guess we did.

"She didn't smoke, she didn't drink, she exercised every day and she believed in good health," O'Neal told Morgan. "And then we came along, the four of us. And gradually she got -- she got weaker."

Hmm. We will refrain from commentary. Feel free, however, to add your own.


Remembering Farrah Fawcett, a year after her death

Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit is donated to the Smithsonian

Ryan O'Neal gets zero, zip, zilch, nada from Farrah Fawcett's estate

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal in June 1990. Credit: Associated Press

Farrah Fawcett's red swimsuit donated to Smithsonian

Farrah Fawcett poster swimsuit donated to the Smithsonian

The swimsuit worn by the late Farrah Fawcett in the iconic pinup poster that sold more than 12 million copies in 1976 was donated Wednesday to the Smithsonian Institution's popular culture history collections, along with other items related to her career.

Longtime love Ryan O'Neal and friend Nels Van Patten, who was at the 1976 poster shoot, were scheduled to attend the ceremony in Washington. O'Neal is the father of Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal.

"If you were to list 10 images that are evocative of American pop culture, Farrah Fawcett would be one of them," Robert Thompson, a professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University, once told The Times. "That poster became one of the defining images of the 1970s."

Also included in the estate's donation to the Smithsonian: an original copy of the poster, a leather-bound book of the actress' personal copies of scripts for the first season of "Charlie's Angels," magazines with her on the cover, a Farrah doll, a Farrah jigsaw puzzle and a Farrah's Glamour Center hairstyling toy.

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Redmond O'Neal sent back to jail's not-so-warm embrace

Redmond Back in September, when Redmond O'Neal was moved from jail into in-patient rehab, his attorney advised us all, via People, that "Redmond has embraced recovery."

But in ordering the son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal back behind bars today on a probation violation, a judge clearly disagreed.

"It seems to me you haven't got a clue as to what recovery means," Judge Michael Tynan said. "It's a lifetime commitment. It's grinding, hard, painful work."

Why is Redmond being sent back to jail? O'Neal had been on a 24-hour pass from a residential treatment center, L.A. County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore told L.A. Now. "When he came back, he told the program counselors that he had used drugs," Whitmore said. "He tested positive" for unspecified drugs.

So, it was more like giving recovery a hearty clap on the back, rather than a full-on embrace?

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Ryan O'Neal gets zero, zip, zilch, nada from Farrah Fawcett's estate

Ryan Ryan O'Neal was at Farrah Fawcett's bedside in the days leading to her death in June, and he scored a "Thanks" credit on "Farrah's Story," the documentary chronicling her battle with cancer. He proposed, though they never married.

But it looks as if the bond between Farrah and the love of her life was more spiritual than material, according to trust documents acquired by RadarOnline. Ryan is getting exactly nothing from Farrah's estate.

The bulk of Farrah's bucks -- $4.5 million -- has been earmarked for son Redmond O'Neal, who learned of his mom's death while he was in L.A. County jail. Two trustees will handle the cash on his behalf. 

Farrah also left money to her dad, her nephew, longtime friend/boyfriend Greg Lott and her alma mater, the University of Texas. 

Lott doesn't think very highly of O'Neal, by the way.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Ryan O'Neal leaves Farrah Fawcett's funeral service in Los Angeles on June 30, 2009. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.

Related Farrah Fawcett (and family) dispatches endorsed by the Ministry of Gossip:

Farrah Fawcett, forever a generation's favorite pinup

Appreciation: Fawcett leaves a legacy larger than her roles

Ryan O'Neal, son Redmond booked on suspicion of drug possession


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