RYAN O’NEAL ADMITS PARENTING FAILURES: Ryan O’Neal knows he’s not the best father in the world. The actor — whose children Redmond, Griffin and Tatum have all suffered substance abuse issues — admitted to Matt Lauer that he feels like a parental failure. He said on the Today show, “Looks like it, doesn’t it? Sure looks like it. I suppose I was. I wasn’t trained. These are not children, anymore. Griffin is 45, Tatum is 49. Who’s the other one? Oh yeah. Redmond is 27. At some point they have to take hold of their own existences.” Ryan was on the show to promote his new book, Both of Us: My Life With Farrah.
LINDSAY LOHAN STILL PARTIES: Lindsay Lohan still isn’t ready to stop partying. Although the starlet was well-behaved at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and skipped the after-parties, she hopped north to New York City, where she indulged in the late night scene. The New York Post reported that Lohan and two male friends visited Goldbar’s “Funday” party on Sunday and stayed until 5 a.m. Lindsay was reportedly holding “an unidentifiable drink with a lime” throughout the night.
NATALIE WOOD’S DAUGHTER ARRESTED: Courtney Wagner, Robert Wagner’s daughter with the late Natalie Wood, was arrested last month on suspicion of narcotics possession. E! reported that cops responded to a call about a possible shooting at Wagner’s home and discovered “multiple handguns and baggies of what appeared to be narcotics” when they arrived. Wagner, 38, was booked for possession, and 24-year-old Matthew Cox, who was at her home when the cops showed up , was booked for allegedly discharging a firearm in a negligent manner. They’ve both since been released.
MARLEY SHELTON GIVES BIRTH: Marley Shelton is a second-time mom. The actress delivered her second daughter, named Ruby, on May 1st. Marley and her husband Beau Flynn have a two-year-old daughter named West.
ANOTHER HOUSEWIFE GETS DIVORCED: Mary Amons — of the now-defunct Real Housewives of Washington D.C. — is getting divorced. The former reality star issued a statement saying, “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my twenty-six year marriage. While I have the deepest respect for my husband and wish him the very best, we have grown apart. My primary focus is an amicable process, ensuring the well-being of my five wonderful children and their happiness, which has been, and will always be, of paramount importance. The weeks and months ahead during this transition will not be easy for them, and for my children’s sake, I appreciate you respecting our privacy.”
‘GIRLS’ RENEWED: HBO is sticking with its new series, Girls. MTV confirmed that the freshman dramedy has been renewed for a 10-episode second season. The show “follows the lives of four twentysomethings as they navigate love, life and their careers in New York City post-college.” It’s decidedly unlike Sex and the City, which focused on glamour and professional success.
‘LONG ISLAND MEDIUM’ IS COMING BACK: TLC has renewed Long Island Medium for a third season. The show, starring Theresa Caputo, has been a hit for the network, averaging 1.9 million viewers during its current second season. The network is also planning two new specials for this month: Obese & Expecting, and Birth Moms, which follows the lives of three pregnant women living at an adoption center.
CAMILLE GRAMMER ON ‘HOUSEWIVES’ AFTER ALL: Camille Grammer will be back on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after all. Although Grammer reportedly refused a guest star role when the offer was first made, EOnline.com reported that she is doing cameos for next season, including an appearance at Kyle Richards’ birthday party, which she attended last weekend. She recently addressed her departure from the series saying, “I didn’t want to expose my personal life so much anymore. I had done that and was over that. I care very much for my family and children, and that show tends to take me away from them. I really want to focus on them right now.”
‘TWO AND A HALF MEN’ EXPECTED BACK: Two and a Half Men will continue on without Charlie Sheen. Deadline.com reported that an official 10th season renewal will be announced ahead of the CBS upfront presentation in two weeks. The website added that Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones will return at their current salaries.
Khloe Kardashian has clarified the confusion surrounding the status of her reality show, Khloe and Lamar. Contrary to rumors, the 27-year-old told Entertainment Tonight, “Our show is not cancelled.”
Khloe explained, “Lamar and I have chosen to take a break this summer. We’ve been on a whirlwind doing back-to-back shows, and we just want to take a little time off for Lamar to be with family time, kids, basketball, Olympics — you never know. So, we have a lot on our plate right now.”
Her husband/co-star Lamar Odom added, “The issue at hand is we just want to be happy. We’ll take our time and we’ll get back to it when it’s time.”
There were rumors that the couple might have pulled the plug on the show in the wake of Odom’s basketball struggles. There have also been rumors that the “break” meant there was trouble in the couple’s relationship.
- However, a source close to the married couple of nearly three years said that the two, “just want to go on their honeymoon and take a breather. Khloe’s exhausted from filming!”