Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lohan follows Fawcett's bunny ears

EVERYONE knows that Lindsay Lohan has form, but thanks to her new, lavish pictorial spread for Playboy, she can really show it off. Once again the big daddy of all men's magazines has come to the aid of an actress whose career is in a slump. Lohan, 24, reportedly earned $1 million from the Playboy shoot, reminiscent of the famous 1949 nude calendar spread of Marilyn Monroe by photographer Tom Kelley. The late actress appeared in the first edition of Playboy in 1953. Lohan could really use the money, which is why she probably agreed to the nude shoot in the first place.

Apart from Playboy, last week Lohan made another special guest appearance, this time in the Los Angeles Superior Court for a review of the first month of a court-ordered, five-month community service sentence at the city's morgue, where she must work at least 12 days a month. She also has to complete four therapy sessions. The good news is that this time she actually pleased the judge by being ahead of schedule on her stints. Trouble follows Lohan, however, with reports that she had $10,000 stolen from her handbag during a recent holiday in Hawaii. It's unclear why she felt the need to carry so much cash in the first place.

With her Playboy cover spread already leaked in the media, the magazine opted for an earlier release date for the January issue - it was on news stands last Friday. While there is a certain shock value in seeing the bisexual and faintly grungy Lohan with cherry red Marilyn Monroe lips and heavy, fake lashes, the spread does highlight her tiny frame. It's far too early to tell whether sales of the issue will outdo earlier stars' outings.

The original Charlie's Angels gal, the late Farrah Fawcett, refused to pose nude for Playboy throughout the 1970s and 1980s when she was at the height of her career, but caused a sensation when she posed nude in the December 1995 issue. The issue went on to become the bestseller of the 1990s, with more then four million copies sold worldwide.

When she was 50, Farrah Fawcett posed again for the July 1997 Playboy. It also became a bestseller.

Other names who have bared all in the magazine include Pamela Anderson (February 1999), Sharon Stone (December 1992), a very saucy Drew Barrymore (January 1995) and Australian stars Kym Wilson (April 1999) and Dannii Minogue (October 1995), who posed at the age of 23. Let's hopes that some of that Playboy magic works for Lindsay Lohan and reignites her acting career.

Original Article here

Fawcett's Condo Sold

By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2011, 3:31 p.m.

The Wilshire corridor condominium owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has sold for $1.55 million. The 2,767-square-foot unit in the Wilshire building features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted to a third bedroom and 21/2 bathrooms.

The 97-unit building was constructed in 1991. It features concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool.

Fawcett, one of the original "Charlie's Angels" (1976-80), died in 2009 at 62. Her work included starring roles in the TV movies "The Burning Bed" (1984) and "Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story" (1986).

The condo came on the market this spring priced at $1,885,000.

Spencer Krull of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Erika Kita of Keller Williams Realty in Beverly Hills represented the buyer.

Monday, November 14, 2011

All TRESSed up!

When a then 29-year-old Farrah Fawcett made her debut on the popular 1970s television series “Charlie’s Angels” as a sexy female detective, she not only transformed gender roles in Hollywood, but ignited a tress revolution. During a decade where the shag, Afro and bouffant were most requested in hair salons, Fawcett’s feathered waves were quite refreshing -- adding a new meaning to femininity.

“It changed the way women wore their hair because it was a new soft hairstyle and worked on everyone in some shape or form,” according to celebrity stylist Ted Gibson, who has styled Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Zoe Saldana, Ashley Greene, as well as, Fawcett. “It was definitely a time of the late ‘70s, disco, shiny, wide legged pants -- it all worked together.”

While the Texas-born beauty was blessed with a gorgeous mane, it was Santa Monica hairdresser Allen Edwards’ scissors that created the perfect haircut for Fawcett.

"The layers around the face are shorter. What made it different was that it wasn't full on top. It was flatter, and the 'Farrah' part was the edges, which went flipping back," Edwards told Stylelist in an August 2009 interview. "She had a very strong, squarish jaw, and with her hair long cut [and] moving away from her face, it took your eye away from it."

We’ve seen Fawcett’s famous fluffy hairdo worn recently by blond babes like Blake Lively, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce and of course, Paris Hilton. And while technology and technique has advanced since Edwards’ “curl, pin, curl, pin” method, the basics remain the same.

“To create this particular hairstyle, you need a good hairspray to hold it in place, but still be able to move like Beautiful Hold Hairspray,” says Gibson.”Use a large barrel curling iron in one inch sections away from the face to achieve a modern interpretation of her look. A center part is most important as well. Blow-dry bangs using a flat brush and apply Tame It Shine Lotion for added smoothness. Separate the bangs into a soft fringe using your fingertips to bring out your eyes.”

Gibson’s pro trick to maintaining lots of volume without relying on heat styling tools: Before you go to sleep, twist your hair into a top knot. This will preserve your blow-out and also help to retain the curl formation.

What do you think of Farrah Fawcett’s iconic feathered hairstyle?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Farrah Fawcett by Mattel is SOLD OUT

IF you waited, thinking that you really wanted a Fawcett doll but procrastinated... its' too late. You'll have to Ebay it...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Noel Cruz

These are other images Noel had posted for the Ebay auction of this incredible three dimensional portrait of Fawcett.  

You can also see his web site at: http://www.ncruz.com/index.html

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fawcett Doll Re-paint by Noel Cruz

Okay, it's not very often that I'm impressed but this guy, WOW! This re-paint is phenomenal. What a talent!  Check out his web site.  

Here's an extraction from his site:

"As an artist, I strive to always challenge myself and push the boundaries. My passion for hand painted miniature celebrity figures stems from my love of portraits, which has been my whole artistic arc since childhood. The satisfaction of not only the ability to recreate a person's likeness but to recreate it in lifelike 3D miniature form (i.e. dolls and action figures) is one that I consider immeasurable. Repaint is not your standard mainstream artistic arena, but I am extremely grateful that it has been gaining recognition for the last 10 years."

Repaint is a portrait taken to a whole other level.

One thing to note is his note: (Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Mattel company) It's actually very unfortunate for Mattel that he isn't because he SHOULD be...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dolls with benefits: Farrah Fawcett Barbie helps fight cancer

From The New York Times
July 28, 2011 |  7:01 am

Just over two years since Farrah Fawcett’s death from cancer at the age of 62, two reminders of happier moments in her life and career are appearing, and both are related to the iconic Bruce McBroom poster that helped launch not just Fawcett’s career but also the feathered hairstyle that defined a generation.
Mattel’s Barbie Collector Farrah Fawcett doll, a three-dimensional rendition of the poster -- right down to the one-piece red bathing suit, gold necklace and striped beach blanket -- is now available. (In November the doll’s prototype sold in 20 minutes for $1,500.) And joining the Smithsonian’s “National Treasures of Popular Culture” permanent exhibition this summer is the self-same red swimsuit donated in February by Fawcett’s longtime romantic partner Ryan O’Neal.
Alana Stewart, who was Fawcett’s close friend for more than 30 years and is the president of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, says she always asks herself, “What would Farrah do?” She thinks her late friend would approve. The poster, Stewart says, represents “a sexy, all-American beauty; there is an innocence to it.”
Stewart believes that these reminders of the former “Charlie’s Angels” star will draw attention to the foundation Fawcett started two years before her death. “When we were in Germany [for treatments], Farrah told me she was glad she got cancer, because now she could make a difference,” Stewart said. The foundation, which is private, funds many nonprofit organizations, including some that do research in cutting-edge treatments and others that provide patient assistance programs.
The foundation receives a royalty, which it would not disclose, from each Farrah Barbie sold. Stewart says there are plans for more projects that will carry on Fawcett’s legacy.
The Farrah Fawcett Barbie is available at www.barbiecollector.com for $34.95.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Have you ordered your Farrah Fawcett Doll yet?

Here's a couple more shots of the Farrah Fawcett doll dressed and couifed to go out on the town. IF you've ordered a couple, and want to do some fun shots, you can post them on the BarbieCollector.com web site.  You can order the Farrah Fawcett doll by clicking this link. 

UPdate May 14, 2012: Here are some images of the Farrah Fawcett doll repainted by fine artist Noel Cruz (http://www.ncruz.com/) for myfarrah.com in the same dress.

UCLA hospitals to pay $865,500 for breaches of celebrities' privacy

UCLA hospitals to pay $865,500 for breaches of celebrities' privacy

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times

July 8, 2011

UCLA Health System has agreed to pay $865,500 as part of a settlement with federal regulators announced Thursday after two celebrity patients alleged that hospital employees broke the law and reviewed their medical records without authorization.

Federal and hospital officials declined to identify the celebrities involved. The complaints cover 2005 to 2009, a time during which hospital employees were repeatedly caught and fired for peeping at the medical records of dozens of celebrities, including Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett and then-California First Lady Maria Shriver.

Violations allegedly occurred at all three UCLA Health System hospitals — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, according to UCLA spokeswoman Dale Tate.

The security breaches were first reported in The Times in 2008.

The violations led state legislators to pass a law imposing escalating fines on hospitals for patient privacy lapses.

After the law took effect on Jan. 1, 2009, state regulators fined Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center $95,000 in connection with privacy breaches that year that sources said involved the medical records of Michael Jackson, who was taken to the hospital after his death in June 2009.

The same month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights began investigating alleged violations of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act at the hospitals, according to the settlement agreement.

Investigators found that UCLA employees examined private electronic records "repeatedly and without a permissible reason" in 2005 and 2008, including an employee in the nursing director's office, according to the agreement reached Wednesday.

The employee was not named in the agreement, and the hospital spokeswoman declined to identify who it was. But the timing and description of the alleged violations cited in the agreement suggest that it may have been Lawanda Jackson, an administrative specialist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who was fired in 2007 after she was caught accessing Farrah Fawcett's medical records and allegedly selling information to the National Enquirer.

Jackson later pleaded guilty to a felony charge of violating federal medical privacy laws for commercial purposes but died of cancer before she could be sentenced. Fawcett died of cancer in 2009.

Federal investigators faulted the hospital system for failing to remedy the problems, discipline or retrain staff.

"Employees must clearly understand that casual review for personal interest of patients' protected health information is unacceptable and against the law," Georgina Verdugo, director of the Office for Civil Rights, said in a statement Thursday, adding that healthcare facilities "will be held accountable for employees who access protected health information to satisfy their own personal curiosity."

As a condition of the settlement, UCLA Health System was required to submit a plan to federal regulators detailing how officials would prevent future breaches. They agreed to retrain staff on privacy protections, formulate privacy policies, appoint a monitor to oversee improvements and report to regulators for the next three years.

UCLA Health System released a statement Thursday noting that, "Over the past three years, we have worked diligently to strengthen our staff training, implement enhanced data security systems and increase our auditing capabilities."

"Our patients' health, privacy and well-being are of paramount importance to us," said Dr. David T. Feinberg, chief executive of the UCLA Hospital System. "We appreciate the involvement and recommendations made by OCR in this matter and will fully comply with the plan of correction it has formulated. We remain vigilant and proactive to ensure that our patients' rights continue to be protected at all times."

Tate said the money would be paid to federal health regulators.

UCLA hospitals to pay $865,500 for breaches of celebrities' privacy

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fawcett Doll Un-Boxed

Here's a couple shots of the Farrah Fawcett doll dressed and couifed to go out on the town. IF you've ordered a couple, and want to do some fun shots, you can post them on the BarbieCollector.com web site.  You can order the Farrah Fawcett doll by clicking this link. 

UPdate May 14, 2012: Here are some images of the Farrah Fawcett doll repainted by fine artist Noel Cruz (http://www.ncruz.com) for myfarrah.com in the same dress.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

CNN Remembers Fawcett

Gotta Watch: Remembering Farrah Fawcettclicking this link

On June 25th, 2009 Farrah Fawcett passed away at the age of 62 after battling cancer for several years. Best known for her role on "Charlie's Angels," Fawcett became a sex symbol when she posed for a now-iconic poster in a red bathing suit. The poster went on to become one of the best-selling posters of all time, solidifying her status as a pop culture icon. Here at Gotta Watch we looked back at the anniversary of her death with videos from those closest to her.
Remembering Farrah Fawcett - Farrah Fawcett passed on the morning of June 25th, 2009 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California after battling anal cancer since 2006.
O'Neal on the cause of Farrah's cancer - Ryan O'Neal attempts to explain the complicated relationship between he, Tatum O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett. At one point during an emotional interview O'Neal tells CNN's Piers Morgan he thinks it's possible he and his family caused Farrah Fawcett's cancer.
'My Journey with Farrah' - Alana Stewart discusses her book "My Journey with Farrah" about her friendship with the late actress. Stewart also discusses the painful experience of witnessing Farrah's struggle against the terminal disease and her effort to film her fight with cancer for the documentary "Farrah's Story."
Family members reflect of Farrah's death - Farrah Fawcett's family marks the first anniversary of her death and discuss how they are coping with the loss. Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal and Farrah's son Redmond Fawcett O'Neal reflect of her legacy and the foundation that was created in her memory to help battle cancer.

See the CNN post by

Remembering Farrah today

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Farrah Barbie Now For Sale

You can click this link to order Farrah

Her swimsuit was red, her smile was spectacular, and her hairstyle made history. Inspired by the best-selling 1976 poster, this fabulous Farrah Fawcett doll recreates each of the essential elements that caused an instant sensation. Permanently posed on a striped blanket inspired by the original, she features a brand new body mold, and a face sculpt that perfectly captures her blue eyes and fabulous hair. She's a wonderful tribute to the all American girl who became a star in bare feet and a bathing suit!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Remembering those lost this Memorial Day, those fighting in Iraq and those at home struggling with Cancer or other debilitating struggles that tie all of us together.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I just finished watching EXTREMITIES on NETFLIX (You can also order this film on ITunes) what a performance by Fawcett. It's easy to see why she was nominated for the 1986 Golden Globe for her performance in this film.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Long Goodbye

The New York Times
The Long Goodbye

Published: May 27, 2011

THE actress Farrah Fawcett was under full-time nurse supervision at her high-rise condominium on Wilshire Boulevard’s Golden Mile, floating in and out of consciousness, when NBC made its demand. The network had bid $1.5 million for a cinéma vérité-style film Ms. Fawcett was making of her struggle with late-stage cancer, and with the gossip media buzzing about her imminent death, NBC was eager to get the show on television for the upcoming May sweeps rating competition. “I do have to get this show on the air,” a network executive wrote to Craig Nevius, Ms. Fawcett’s production partner. “And I think you do, too.”

But Ms. Fawcett was too sick to approve a final version of the documentary, and Mr. Nevius was reluctant to move forward without her. “I must honor my duty to her intent and her vision,” he wrote back. NBC ultimately got what it wanted, but only after the actor Ryan O’Neal, Ms. Fawcett’s on-again-off-again boyfriend of more than 30 years, engineered a takeover of the project from Mr. Nevius.

Received as a seminal moment in television history when it was broadcast in May 2009 — making Ms. Fawcett “the first American celebrity to film herself dying,” The New York Post wrote — the film was complimented by reviewers for its candor, but was also called “sometimes almost unbearable” and “exploitative.”  If the documentary was a wrenching drama, the off-camera takeover itself was operatic, with threats of violence and a death-bed transfer of legal rights, leading to courthouse wrangling that pitted wealthy powerful Hollywood fixtures against Mr. Nevius, a prodigy screenwriter turned producer who never quite broke into the big time.

The struggle surrounding the film, pieced together through interviews, e-mails and warring lawsuits settled a few weeks ago, reveals a chaotic final chapter in the life of an American icon — and a particularly indelicate entertainment industry moment, even by the standards of the reality TV era. By selling her “video diary” to NBC, Ms. Fawcett turned her illness into the ultimate real-life programming for an ever-more voyeuristic audience. She intertwined her wishes for her story with the interests of a network fighting for footing in the television ratings race.

“She chose to film this and turn it into a TV show,” said Doug Vaughan, the NBC executive who oversaw the project. “It was their idea to do this.”  But Ms. Fawcett had intended the film to address shortcomings she saw in American cancer treatment and to present it in art-house style. She would reference François Truffaut when talking about her vision.  After Mr. O’Neal and NBC gained full control of the documentary, the film took on the feel of network celebrity fodder — at once more glossy and more morbid.

“It was a contradiction of what the film was supposed to be,” said Mr. Nevius, who had become Ms. Fawcett’s part-agent, part-manager, part-producer — and a full-time devotee.  Over Mr. Nevius’s objections, the film, originally titled “A Wing and a Prayer,” was renamed “Farrah’s Story,” echoing the 1970 film “Love Story,” in which Mr. O’Neal played a husband devoted to his terminally ill wife. (“ ‘Love Story’ was one of the most viewed movies of all time,” Mr. O’Neal said in an interview. “What’s his problem?”)

Mr. O’Neal became the leading man in “Farrah’s Story” as well, professing his love with only a hint of the tumult that marked their relationship.  Many scenes addressing the American medical system were scrapped or truncated. The new version included a more robust homage to Ms. Fawcett’s career as well as fresh, raw scenes, including footage of Redmond O’Neal, the couple’s son, saying goodbye to his mother. Temporarily released from jail where he was being held on drug charges, he arrived in a prison uniform and leg shackles and climbed into her bed as she lay nearly comatose. “Get real close to her,” Mr. O’Neal directed his son as the camera zoomed in.

Erik Olsen contributed reporting.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: May 31, 2011 The Web summary for an earlier version of this article misstated the month in which Ms. Fawcett died. She died in June 2009, not May.

Friday, May 27, 2011

NETFLIX offers up 2 Fawcett films for Immediate Viewing

Two of Farrah's critically acclaimed films are on-line and viewable instantly on Netlfix, they are The Burning Bed and Extremities. So, be sure and check out Netflix if you don't have an account... it's easy, and it's also viewable on your IPhone or IPad.

The Burning Bed: In 1977, after suffering years of abuse at the hands of her brutal husband, Mickey (Paul Le Mat), Michigan housewife Francine Hughes (Farrah Fawcett) killed him one night by setting fire to him as he slept. Prosecuted with the vigor of the law, Hughes's case made legal history. Fawcett received an Emmy nomination (and proved herself a serious actress for the first time) for her role in this acclaimed television adaptation of a true story. *


Extremities: Who'd have thought "Charlie's Angel" Farrah Fawcett had the acting chops to play the role of a sexual assault victim who takes revenge on her attacker? But she pulls it off brilliantly in this film version of the off-Broadway play (in which she also starred). Fawcett wrings true drama from this story about an embattled woman who graduates from helplessness to empowerment through the sheer force of her own will.*

* Film descriptiones from Netflix.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Barrymore brings ANGELS to ABC

Note: ABC was the original home of Charlie's Angels.

Here is an article link about the show...

Below is the article that's linked above:

Things look like they are heating up in Miami as filming begins on the television reboot of 'Charlie's Angels.'  Rachael Taylor, Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh have stepped into the crime-fighting roles made iconic in the original series, which aired from 1976-1981.  The new show, which is set in present day, will feature the girls as reformed criminals who are brought together by Charlie to redeem themselves, according to Entertainment Weekly.  Former big-screen 'Angel' Drew Barrymore serves as executive producer for the show, which is one of the most buzzed about pilots for the upcoming 2011-12 season.  And as for Charlie? Robert Wagner will play the voice made famous by the late John Forsythe, as the show plans on keeping Charlie out of sight like the original.  'Battle Los Angeles' star Ramon Rodriguez is set to fill the role of Bosley, and dished to E! Online about his new gig.  "I've been doing Bosley boot camp for the last two weeks," he told E! "It's fight training, gun training, hanging with the Angels, getting to know my girls, getting to know Charlie. It's been a really, really fun time in Miami."  "I get to put my imprint on a character that's been around for a long time, and I'm excited to kind of push the envelope with that. See what I can get away with," he added.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Farrah Fawcett's Wilshire corridor condo is for sale

Farrah Fawcett's 2,767-square-foot condo features a direct-access elevator and a master suite with three walk-in closets.

The condominium that the late actress Farrah Fawcett owned is on the market. The Wilshire corridor condo owned by the late actress Farrah Fawcett has come on the market at $1,885,000.

Her 2,767-square-foot unit features a direct-access elevator, a master suite with three walk-in closets, an office that can be converted back to a third bedroom and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The 97-unit building, constructed in 1991, has concierge service, valet parking, 24-hour security, wine storage lockers, a gym and a swimming pool.

(Michael McNamara)
April 12, 2011

By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More new pages and video clips

Here are some of the newest/latest pages and updates on other new pages as well... As Between Two Women is my favorite Fawcett featurette, there are four clips viewable on that page. Be sure and check out the site.