Redmond O'Neal will be temporarily freed from jail to attend the funeral of his mother, actress Farrah Fawcett, on Tuesday, officials said.
Fawcett, the blonde-maned actress whose best-selling poster and "Charlie's Angels" stardom made her one of the most famous faces in the world, died Thursday. She was 62, and had battled anal cancer off and on for three years.
O'Neal was arrested in September when deputies found methamphetamine during a probation search at the Malibu, California, home of his father, actor Ryan O'Neal. The younger O'Neal was on probation for a 2008 felony drug conviction involving heroin and meth.
Monday's court order will allow Redmond O'Neal out of jail for up to three hours for the funeral. A sheriff's deputy is to accompany him at all times, according to the order, issued in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
O'Neal, 24, will be allowed to wear civilian clothes for the funeral.
He is undergoing what the sheriff's department has called an "intense drug rehabilitation program" in the L.A. County jail.
A private service will be held for Fawcett on Tuesday afternoon at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles, according to her publicist.
The family did not release details about who would deliver the eulogy or how many people had been invited.
Fawcett's beauty -- her gleaming smile was printed on millions of posters -- initially made her famous. But she later established herself as a serious actress. She starred as a battered wife in the 1984 TV movie "The Burning Bed."
She appeared on stage as a woman who extracts vengeance from a would-be rapist in William Mastrosimone's play "Extremities," a performance she reprised on film in 1986.
Other Fawcett films include "Logan's Run" (1976), "Saturn 3" (1980), "The Cannonball Run" (1981), "The Apostle" (1997) and the Robert Altman-directed "Dr. T and the Women" (2000).
But to many, Fawcett will always be best known for her red-swimsuited image on the pinup poster, which sold a reputed 12 million copies after its release in 1976.
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Grace Rwaramba, the woman closest to Jackson and his three children, was in London when news of the tragedy broke on Thursday.
As she prepared to board a plane to fly home and comfort the orphaned kids Grace got the call from one of the Jackson family which shocked her to the core.
She told interviewer Daphne Barak: "The relative said, 'Grace, you remember Michael used to hide cash at the house? I'm here. Where can it be?'
"I told them to look in the garbage bags and under the carpets. But can you believe that? They just lost Michael a few hours ago and already one of them is calling me to know where the money is!
"They also told me the children were crying and asking about me. They can't believe their father died."
This is the first time Grace, 42, has broken her silence on her 17 years with Jackson - five as his secretary and 12 as nanny.
In candid conversations she revealed sensational details of the pop king's secret life, how he:
* DOWNED so many drugs she had to pump his stomach on many occasions to prevent a fatal overdose. * SPONGED off generous pals' handouts and loans.
* SPENT weeks living in the basement of a former employee's cramped home recently because he was BROKE.
* TERRIFIED his children who actually HATED the masks he forced them to wear in public.
Choking back tears, Grace spelled out her fears over the orphaned kids - Prince, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, known to the family as Blanket - and admitted: "I'm really distraught for them. Michael hadn't been eating and the kids have been so scared for him.
"Now the youngest has been saying,'Why Daddy? God should have taken me not him.' "
Uganda-born Grace, 42, revealed she fled America to join TV interviewer Barak at her Swiss holiday home after she was abruptly sacked by ailing Jackson just two months ago. And on Thursday she screamed with shock as she learned of his death.
Grace now finds herself at the centre of the billion-pound custody battle for the children - now being looked after by Jacko's mum Katherine, 79.
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Trembling with panic MJ's little daughter Paris screamed: "Where's Daddy?" as a team of paramedics burst into their palatial Hollywood home on Thursday.
Her thick brown hair matted with tears, the 11-year-old clutched her brothers Prince Michael and Prince Michael II and together they cried for their father who was lying unconscious in the bedroom.
These were the chaotic moving scenes that faced emergency services when they raced into Jacko's £100,000-a-month rented pad in upmarket Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles.
The three children, who led sheltered lives as part of the King of Pop's entourage, were suddenly thrust into a nightmare their superstar dad would not survive.
The autopsy details of pop star Michael Jackson gives a horrifying picture of the singer at the time of his death - he was a virtual skeleton as he was barely eating, there were only pills in his stomach. He was bald, bruised and also had broken ribs and needle wounds.
His hips, thighs and shoulders were riddled with needle wounds believed to be the result of injections of narcotic painkillers, given three times a day for years.
And multiple surgery scars were said to be the legacy of at least 13 cosmetic operations. Experts found the distressing evidence of Jackson's physical decline while investigating his startling death here last week, reported thesun.co.uk.
The examination showed the 5'10" star, once famed for his on-stage athleticism, had plunged to a "severely emaciated" state. It is understood anorexic Jackson had been eating just one meagre meal a day.
Pathologists found his stomach empty aside from partially-dissolved pills he took before the painkiller injection which stopped his heart. Samples were sent for toxicology tests.
Having lost virtually all his hair, the pop legend was wearing a wig when he died and pathologists said little more than "peach fuzz" covered his scalp.
A scarred section of skin above his left ear was entirely bald, apparently the result of a 1984 accident when his hair caught fire as he filmed an ad for Pepsi.
Jackson suffered several broken ribs as frantic rescuers pumped his chest after he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Four injection sites were found above or near the King of Pop's heart. All appeared to result from attempts to pump adrenaline directly into the organ in a failed bit to restart it.
Three of the injections had penetrated the heart wall causing damage, but a fourth missed and hit one of the 50-year-old star's ribs.
The autopsy also found unexplained bruising on Jackson's knees and on the fronts of both shins. And there were cuts on his back, indicating a recent fall.
Jackson's once handsome face bore a network of plastic surgery scars, while the bridge to his nose had vanished and its right side had partially collapsed.
As inquiries into the tragedy focussed on the star's personal physician Conrad Murray, a source close to the Jackson entourage said: "Michael's family and fans will be horrified when they realise the appalling state he was in. His doctors and the hangers-on stood by as he self-destructed. Somebody is going to have to pay."
Murray, a cardiologist, was thought to have given Jackson the final injection of painkiller Demerol.
A second autopsy demanded by the Jackson family was carried out at a secret location Saturday after the first ruled out foul play.
Murray was hired just 11 days ago by AEG Live, the firm masterminding Jackson's 50 concerts at London's O2 Arena, earlier scheduled to start next month.
Sources claimed the family was preparing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the cardiologist.
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Beyonce has been threatened with a $1 million (£666,600) lawsuit after pulling out of a New York nightclub show.
The Crazy In Love hitmaker was set to perform at the Big Apple's M2 on Saturday (20Jun09) after the establishment's owner Joey Morrissey agreed to pay her $200,000 (£133,300) for the gig.
But the pop princess suddenly axed the appearance on Wednesday (17Jun09), with her representatives claiming she was too busy preparing for her North American tour.
Beyonce's reps instead offered an hour-long personal appearance from the star at the club - but Morrissey claims he has already spent $100,000 preparing for the singer's show.
He tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, They said they were too busy with the launching of the tour and that they wouldn't have time to do the kickoff party.
"We sold tables for thousands of dollars for the show, and spent $100,000 renting a soundboard and other equipment, as per their stipulations. What good does her showing up for an hour do me?
They've been totally unwilling to agree to another show. Morrissey is now threatening to file suit against Beyonce over the cancellation, claiming the club has suffered a loss of reputation in addition to his lost cash.
He adds, We had an overwhelming response from our clubgoers, who were lining up to buy tickets and tables. This will come as a great disappointment to all of them. If Beyonce cancels and doesn't give us a new date, this hurts our credibility in nightlife.
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Miley Cyrus seems to have landed in another photo scandal after new pictures allegedly showing the teenage singer involved in sexual activity found their way on to the Internet.
The 16-year-old had previously sparked outraged after posing semi-topless for the cover of Vanity Fair last year.
The Hannah Montana star later landed in another scandal when her cell phone was hacked and pictures showing the actress posing provocatively in bikinis and a wet bathing suit were leaked.
However, her representative has insisted that the leaked images making rounds online are not authentic.
"The alleged photo of Miley Cyrus circulating the internet is completely fabricated," the New York Daily News quoted her rep as saying.
Various websites were also said to have demystified the authenticity of the photos by showing how an original image could have been edited.
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Henry Cavill is featured in yet another sexy photo shoot for the latest issue of Upstreet Magazine.
The 26-year-old British actor talked about why he decided to star as Theseus in the upcoming Tarsem Singh-directed movie War of Gods.
Henry shared, “I adore historic novels, especially when they speak about Rome, ancient Greece, Egypt or The Crusades. They naturally, without a doubt, pique my imagination.”
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The Black Eyed Peas scored their first No. 1 album on the U.S. pop charts on Wednesday, buoyed by heavy promotion for their first release in four years, and also claimed the top two spots on the singles chart.
The hip-hop act topped the Billboard 200 with "The E.N.D.," which sold 304,000 copies during the week ended June 14, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's best sales week ever.
Their previous set, 2005's "Monkey Business," bowed at No. 2 with a then-best 291,000. Believe it or not, the Black Eyes Peas have hit the top 10 only twice: their first two releases -- 1998's "Behind the Front" and 2000's "Bridging the Gap" -- both missed the top 50. It wasn't until the group recruited Fergie for "Elephunk" in 2003 that it hit the big time. That album, powered by three top-40 singles, peaked at No. 14 and spent 106 weeks on the chart.
It was hard not to know that the Black Eyed Peas had a new album last week, thanks to heavy promotion from Target. The retailer carried an exclusive version of the album that featured additional tracks and flooded the airwaves with a commercial touting the new set.
Over on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the Peas debuted at No. 2 with "I Gotta Feeling" and held at No. 1 for an 11th week with "Boom Boom Pow." It's the first time any act has occupied the top two slots on the Hot 100 with songs from the No. 1 album of the week since OutKast did it in February 2004. They were Nos. 1 and 2 on the Hot 100 with "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move," respectively, while "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" spent its seventh (and final week) atop the Billboard 200.
Last week's albums champ, the Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," slipped to No. 2 in its second week with 128,000. Eminem's "Relapse" was down one at No. 3 with 87,000, while "super group" Chickenfoot's self-titled debut album was unchanged at No. 4 with 79,000 copies.
Latin quartet Aventura entered the Billboard 200 at No. 5 with "Last." The disc sold 47,000 copies, the act's best sales week ever.
Lady GaGa's "The Fame" climbed two slots to No. 6, also with 47,000, while the "Hannah Montana" movie soundtrack slipped one to No. 7 with 46,000. Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" dropped three to No. 8 with 41,000 (down 21 percent).
Mos Def's newest, "Ecstatic," started at No. 9 with 39,000 -- his second top 10 set. Former Pretty Ricky member Pleasure P's solo debut, "The Introduction of Marcus Cooper," entered at No. 10 with just under 39,000.
Overall album sales totaled 6.34 million units, down 0.6 percent compared to the sum last week (6.39 million), but down 31.7 percent compared to the same sales week of 2008 (9.29 million). (Why down so much? It's partly because Lil Wayne notched the biggest sales week of 2008 for an album when his "Tha Carter III" bowed with 1,006,000.)
Year to date album sales stand at 161.4 million, down 14 percent compared to the same total at this point last year (188.6 million).
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For a minute, Lindsay Lohan was pretending to be serious about acting again.
The starlet landed a role in the independent movie, “The Other Side,” and told producer Kent Harper she would be “serious” and “committed” to the project, which starts filming in October.
So what does an attention-craving actress do until fall?
In Lohan’s case: post a semi-nude photo of yourself on the web.
The actress, 22, sent out a topless picture of herself with long, blonde extensions strategically covering her chest on Twitter.
Lohan, who is Fornarina’s summer 2009 spokeswoman, took the self-portrait on her Blackberry during a shoot for the Italian clothing label in January.
"OLD PHOTOS," she tweeted on Monday. "I'm THAT bored."
Lohan may have been bored, but she wasn’t dumb.
She tagged E! correspondent Ben Lyons and gossip blogger Perez Hilton in the photo’s caption.
Lohan’s latest self-exploitation stunt comes after string of mishaps that have followed the actress.
After two unidentified men attempted to unsuccessfully break into her Hollywood residence in May, Lohan’s relationship with on-off gal pal Samantha Ronson finally hit rock bottom.
The actress is now under investigation for the disappearance of $400,000 worth of Dior jewelry that went missing from a magazine photoshoot in London.
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Socialite Paris Hilton wants herself and footballer Crisitiano Ronaldo to become a bigger sensation than star couple David and Victoria Beckham.
The 28-year-old hotel heiress who was seen getting intimate with Manchester United star Ronaldo in Los Angeles this week has reportedly wooed the soccer ace by telling him that they could be more famous than the former Spice Girl and her footballer husband, News of the World reported online.
"We could be great together, you know. We're both so famous we'd become even bigger than David Beckham and Posh Spice. We're way hotter and younger than them anyway," Hilton said.
Cristiano has recently been signed by Spanish club Real Madrid for a record sum of 94 million euros and Paris is so smitten with her new lover that she is considering moving with him to Madrid.
"I told him I'm going to move to Madrid to be with him. I promised," Hilton said.
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