Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals
Posted Oct 24, 2011 @ 1:42 AM
Regarding the dog, Mozart, I can't believe Best Friends Animal Sanctuary adopted one of their rescues to Ryan O'Neal, a person known for physically and emotionally abusing humans, even his own son. I saw the barely-concealed rage that others have mentioned toward Mozart, and I truly fear what happens to that dog off-camera. Maybe Best Friends adopted the dog to make viewers aware of their animal sanctuary, which is a truly breathtakingly beautiful place - I was lucky enough to go there in 2009, and I volunteered with disabled cats. Best Friends carefully screens applicants. They are the leader in the no-kill movement in the US, being the largest animal sanctuary in the United States and having programs to raise awareness of humane options for homeless animals such as Trap-Neuter-Release for feral cats. They also took in over 20 of the Michael Vick abused pit bulls, some of which can never be adopted. I was shocked when Tatum said that Mozart came from Best Friends. Hopefully they didn't make a mistake in letting Ryan O'Neal adopt from them; I fear, however, that the end result of more people knowing about BFAS may not justify the means in this case.
On another note, this series was my first glimpse at Tatum O'Neal, a person I've wondered about for eleven years now - in 2000 my beautiful niece, Tatum, entered this world, and the inspiration for her name was this actress. I'd never heard the name before and at first it seemed weird to call a child that, but my niece has not been ridiculed for her name by her peers. Some here have criticized the name itself, but I find it to be a pretty name. I was always a bit curious about the actress but never got around to renting any of her movies or watching any shows in which she appeared. I'm glad I got to "meet" her through this documentary series. I think she's a beautiful woman (inside and out) who has tried to make the best of the awful hand she was dealt. :-)
Posted Oct 24, 2011 @ 5:07 PM
Any word if this shit-fest will be renewed for a second season?
Don't give them any ideas.
Actually, I won'd mind it if they retooled it and had it be about Redmond and Ryan or something like that.
Posted Jan 6, 2012 @ 9:59 AM
RAMONA — Griffin O’Neal, the troubled son of actor Ryan O’Neal, was arrested at his Ramona home on New Year’s Eve on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery, according to sheriff’s records.
Griffin Patrick O'Neal — Nelvin C. Cepeda O’Neal, 47, was being held Thursday at San Diego Central Jail on $10,000 bail.
Actor Ryan O'Neal's Son Back In Jail
Posted Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:09 PM