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The funeral for actress Farrah Fawcett was held in Los Angeles this afternoon.   Her long time partner Ryan O'Neal was one of nine pallbearer who helped to carry the flower laden casket.  He and Farrah's long time friend Alana Stewart entered the church together, both wearing black.

Redmond O'Neal was able to the attend the 4:00 p.m. service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church after receiving a three hour pass from Judge Jane Godfrey.  He was dressed in a suit and wore dark sunglasses.

The couple's son has been incarcerated at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic since April 5, 2009, undergoing intensive treatment for drug addiction, as ordered by the court.  A judge gave him one last opportunity to get his life back on track.  He will go to prison if he is unable to finish his current program successfully.

Ryan O'Neal's other son Griffin O'Neal was photographed outside the church but was barred from entering the service.  He has been estranged from his father since February 2007, after wildly swinging a fireplace poker and grazing him several times.  Ryan O'Neal fled to his bedroom to retrieve a handgun.

Ryan O'Neal fired several shots into a banister, reportedly to frighten Griffin, and ultimately ended up being arrested for assault.   Griffin added fuel to the fire by giving an interview to People magazine, indicating that the only way to survive was to get away from his "really messed up family".

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE:  We subsequently heard from Joanna Berry, Griffin O'Neal's wife.  She wanted to set the record straight.  She was present on the night of the attack.  She says that it was Ryan O'Neal who was brandishing the fireplace poker that ended up striking Berry on the head.  She ended up receiving facial fractures and required 10 stitches.   She claims that it is Ryan O'Neal who put a false spin on the story to protect his image.  SEE DETAILS HERE.

See funeral photos and video from the funeral below.

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Michael Jackson fans will have the opportunity to pay their respects at a public viewing at Neverland Ranch on Friday.

Jackson's body will be taken to his former home via a 30-car motorcade from Los Angeles at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

A private memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, although the question of where Jackson will be buried remains unanswered.

Colony Capital, LLC, - the current owners of the ranch, released a letter to the residents of Santa Barbara, warning them of a "global drama of epic proportion," when fans descend on the area.

View "An Open Letter to the Santa Barbara Community From Thomas J. Barrack, Jr."

Neverland Ranch was Jackson's home for nearly two decades.

View Neverland Ranch pictures.

by Meg at . Comments
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Mariah Carey has been shooting a new music video for her latest song Obsessed on 5th Avenue in New York City.  The photos have run the gambit, from super sexy to decidedly manly man.  The actress filmed some scenes dressed like Eminem and others dressed as a NYC doorman.

The singing diva may be using her latest musical vehicle to get back at Eminem for his smack talking lyrics in Bagpipes From Baghdad from his Relapse album.  The episode irked Nick Cannon, who blasted the rapper on his blog for "disrespecting" Mariah.

View the photos below.

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by Meg at . Comments
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We are learning that the alleged biological father of Paris Jackson, 11, and Prince Michael Jackson, 12, is the late Michael Jackson's dermatologist Arnold KleinSee Paris and Prince at Grammy Awards 2010.

Dr. Klein, Rowe's boss at a prestigious Beverly Hills dermatology clinic that Jackson frequented, reportedly entered into a secret agreement with the couple.  He provided sperm for a fertilization process that occurred at a sperm bank.  He told Larry King on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, that he had once donated sperm but that to the best of his knowledge, he was not the father of any of Michael Jackson's children.

Many believe that the marriage between Rowe and Jackson was simply for the purpose of giving him children, and was never consummated.  Dr. Klein believes the couple did have a real marriage and did engage in physical relations during their time together.

Dr. Klein would like to see Debbie Rowe and the children's former nanny Grace Rwaramba involved in raising Paris, Prince and Blanket.  Of Rowe, he said, "She can be a very loving person."  His commented that Jackson's kids were the "brightest" and "most well behaved children" he had every encountered.

On Wednesday, Al Malnik, refuted Miami mobster, appeared on The Today Show.  He brought along photos and video of Michael Jackson and his children.  He is the godfather of Blanket Jackson, but denies new allegations that he is actually the boy's biological father.

Initial plans called for Jackson's body to be taken to his Neverland Ranch for public viewing but that plan change - see Neverland photos here.

View more photos below of Klein, Jackson and the two older children.   The doctor appears on Good Morning America on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - see video below.  FUNERAL PHOTOS HERE.

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by Andrea at . Comments
drea de matteo joins desperate housewives

Drea de Matteo of Sopranos fame, is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives as Wisteria Lane's newest addition.

De Mattao has been cast as the matriarch of an Italian family.  The search is on for her landscape designer husband and their tightly wound son.

So what do you think?  Can De Matteo fill the shoes of Nicolette Sheridan's Edie?

photo: WENN

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Following a storm of controversy which resulted in divorce papers being filed last week, Jon and Kate Gosselin have issued a statement saying they are going to focus on their family.

Posting a joint statement on the TLC website, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality stars said:

During this very difficult time we will be working to focus solely on the needs of our family. This includes no longer commenting publicly or reacting to media stories and speculation. Our goal is to do the very best for our children and that will be done as privately as possible. We appreciate the understanding, support and well wishes from so many.

Thank you.

Monday night's show was a retrospective of the couple's 10-year marriage.  The show is currently on hiatus until August 3rd.  Production was halted to give the couple "some time off to regroup," according to a TLC spokesperson.

by Meg at . Comments
duct tape who knew

Teens across the nation recently hit the designer boutiques in order to spend exorbitant amounts of money on spring prom-wear.  Not so for some couples, who opted instead to vie for scholarship money by entering a contest to design and create prom outfits out of colored duct tape...who knew?

The contest called Stuck At Prom, had 215 entries from young couples all over the country who were willing to take up the challenge.  Among those making it into the Top 10 are Rachel Cunningham and Billy Oliver, who attend Elyria's Midview High School.

Maris Blanchard and her brother are also among the finalists.  She created a queen of hearts dress and her brother fashioned a Mad Hatter ensemble.  They hope to win the $6,000 cash prize, with an additional $3,000 awarded to the winner's high school.  What would she do with the money?  She'd go to art school.

The project is not for the faint-hearted.   Many of these budding artists have spent over 100 hours to create their one of a kind masterpieces.  Now it is your turn.  The public has been called into action to vote for their favorite couple on line at  Make it quick because the voting will be completed after July 2, 2009.  The winning couple will be announced on July 9, 2009.

View the Top 10 contenders and contestant video below.

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A Yemeni jet crashed while making an approach at Hahaya Airport in Comoros' capital, Moroni - see map below.  After an aborted landing, the plane made a U turn before crashing into the Indian Ocean.  The Airbus A310-300 carried 153 people and was on the last leg of a flight that originated in Paris and Marseille enroute to the island nation of Comoros.

According to airline officials, sixty-six passengers were French nationals and the remainder of passengers were believed to be Comoros citizens returning home.

A search plane discovered the debris field and miraculously, a child was recovered among the floating bodies of deceased passengers in the choppy waters of the crash site.  The youngster, age 5, was taken to an area hospital and appears to be the sole survivor.

According to Yemeni civil aviation deputy chief Mohammad Abdul Qader, the weather was very bad in the area with 40 mile an hour winds at the time the plane was attempting to land.

It is the second carsh involving an Airbus jet in a month.  An Air France Airbus A330 crashed off Brazil with 228 passengers on board - all presumed dead.   The all important black boxes were not recovered, leaving investigators to speculate on what brought the aircraft down.

View a video report below.

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Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick are obviously thrilled with their twin girls Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge Broderick.  The babies were born to a surrogate mother on June 22nd in Ohio and are now home in New York with their new family.

Unlike most celebrities, they did not offer up exclusive first baby photos to the highest bidder.  They simply released a photo of the family, taken in the comfort of their home.  When their son was born, they arranged to have one photo taken of them leaving the hospital - see that photo below.  They are truly a classy couple.

SJP and Matthew celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary last month-- by Hollywood standards that is considered a life time.  They have one son, six-year-old James Wilkie.

Parker will have a few months to spend with her sweet girls before she starts filming the sequel to Sex And The City.

Congratulations on your beautiful daughters!

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melissa rycroft and tye strickland

Over the weekend former Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft got engaged to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.  The great looking couple have dated on and off for two years.

Rycroft calls Strickland her best friend.  After Melissa's appearance on The Bachelor and a called off engagement to Jason Mesnick, the two rekindled their love.

Tye was an avid audience member of season 8 of Dancing With the Stars.  Rycroft's dancing partner Tony Donolani told People, "He's a great home-town boy, he will love her endlessly."

This summer you can see Melissa on Good Morning America where she will be doing reporting for the show.

View another photo of the couple below.

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