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This blog is going to be more relaxed, examining the odd ‚Äúnews‚Äù stories that become guilty pleasures. For those of you who don‚Äôt know I am Michelle Ganassi, the breaking news, crime, political and business reporter for the Daily American. This will be big departure from the serious stories I write for the Daily American. The title of my blog is a throwback to my college years. That‚Äôs My Story was my column in my college newspaper.
But to more not-so-serious business.
As a reporter I love it when people are more than willing to share information. But there are some stories shouldn‚Äôt be shared, ever.
In a recent interview Ryan O‚ÄôNeal, the longtime companion of the late Farrah Fawcett, admitted that he made a blunder at his love‚Äôs funeral.
He related this story to Vanity Fair:
‚ÄúThey had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me,‚Äù Ryan tells Vanity Fair. ‚ÄúI said to her, ‚ÄòYou have a drink on you? You have a car?‚Äô
Drum roll please … and the blond said:
‚ÄúDaddy, it‚Äôs me — Tatum!‚Äù
Yes Ryan hit on his own sometimes estranged daughter Tatum O‚ÄôNeal. Some may know her as Maggie from ‚ÄúRescue Me.‚Äù
Tatum responded to the story by saying ‚ÄúThat‚Äôs our relationship in a nutshell. You make of it what you will. It had been a few years since we‚Äôd seen each other, and he was always a ladies‚Äô man, a bon vivant.‚Äù
So grieving man hits on another woman at his companions funeral who ends up being his daughter. My question is, why would tell anyone?
The story appeared on nearly every celebrity news Web site (yes I admit it is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine).
On a serious note, some may believe the act, aside from it being his own daughter, could call into question his character. It is not appropriate to hit on a woman who the proclaimed love of your life is being laid to rest.
If he was distraught and not in the right frame of mind then fine. But again you don‚Äôt need talk to media organizations about your mistake.
Ryan has been a fixture on celebrity news programs since Farrah‚Äôs began losing her brave fight against cancer. But maybe he needs step back, deny some interviews, and take time to heal with his family.
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