Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ryan O'Neal tells Barbara Walters he'll marry Farrah before she dies

Wonder if hard-hitting news veteran Barbara Walters will get to the bottom of the controversy over Ryan O'Neal's control over cancer-stricken Farrah Fawcett in her final days? Wonder no more. The promotion department at ABC is working overtime to hype the 20/20 segment that airs Friday night, and the big "get" is O'Neal's insistence that the iconic actress has agreed to marry him on her deathbed.

Says O'Neal: "We will (marry), as soon as she can say 'yes.'"

"As soon as she can say 'yes.'"

O'Neal, who has been accused by some of Farrah's friends of engineering an "estate takeover," laughed when he added: "Maybe we can just nod her head."

"Maybe we can just nod her head."

He was still having fun when he spoke about how he'd dress for the wedding: "Like a gigolo. A little thin moustache and slicked-back hair. I don't know."

"Like a gigolo."

There has been no comment from Farrah. The 62-year-old star is said to be heavily sedated, and at last word, has been re-admitted to the hospital.

This has led to questions about the veracity of O'Neal's statements and the intentions behind the wedding. But not, apparently, from Barbara Walters.

O'Neal and Farrah were tempestuous, (on-and-off) lovers for years (they have a son, Redmond, who's jailed on drug charges), but broke up officially a dozen years ago. He came back into her life during her cancer battle and recently made headlines when he seized control of the cancer documentary she had been producing and with the help of NBC News, turned it into a maudlin, morbid elder version of "Love Story" with O'Neal reprising his role.

Said one friend: "Ryan thinks the documentary will do to his career what 'Pulp Fiction did to Travolta's."

Walters, with the 20/20 investigative unit and powerful ABC News organization at her disposal, might still surprise us and delve into the charges, mystery and uproar around O'Neal's control over Farrah in her dying days. It will be interesting to see if the tabloid babies who create her segnments dig away to find the truth, or, in more standard network procedure, make deals with public relations firms, promising to stay away from certain hot topics in exchange for "exclusives' like wedding announcements.

As for the deathbed wedding, O'Neal tells Walters: "I promise you, we will. Absolutely."


Karma’s Gonna Getcha said...

Trying to boost his own public image and career by manipulating a dying woman.

What a pathetic sad disgusting man he is

How dare he and how dare her “Friends” for allowing him to get that much control to begin with

Who’s there to protect Farrah when she needs it the most?

Hollywood greed at it’s ugliest

Very Very Sad

Anonymous said...

The mainstream media are just glossing over what's really going on here; it simply doesn't fit their heartwarming "Love Story" scenario. Ryan O'Neal is still the nasty old schemer he always was.

All Bastards Must Pay said...

What’s he trying to recreate? “Love Story”? OR “A Weekend At Bernie’s”?????
What’s he gonna do? have Alana hold her up and at the appropriate moment whisper out the side of her mouth “I Do”???? That wouldn’t hold up in ANY court in the land and besides that? Isn’t this woman under heavy sedation? Anything she’s done in the past several months from that disputed signature to this preposterous deathbed wedding is completely disputable. Nobody who doesn’t have a hand in her pocket has seen this woman for months because this pariah has kept them all at bay. No offence to “Karma” but I hope he steps in front of a f’ing bus before he gets a chance to sink his claws into this woman’s estate. What a PIG, and watch for those crocodile tears folks he ain’t that good an actor

Mother of the year said...

I missed the interview with Barbara about him marrying her.. how tasteless Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal to Marry

www.muebles-en-toledo.com said...

This cannot have effect as a matter of fact, that is what I suppose.