Ryan and Redmon united by meth?
Ryan O'Neal and son Redmond were booked on suspicion of narcotics possession Wednesday morning, TMZ reports, after authorities found drugs during a probation search at the family's Malibu home. Police say they found Redmond O'Neal in possession of methamphetamine and that a vial of the drug was allegedly found in Ryan's bedroom. Daddy and his boy are being held on $10,000 bail. Redmond, whose mother is actress Farrah Fawcett, was arrested last year for carrying heroin and crystal meth while driving under the influence in Malibu. He pleaded not guilty to drug possession and one misdemeanor DUI charge as part of a deal intended to help him avoid jail. He was sentenced to three years probation and $1,688 in fines, the Los Angeles Times reports. If you recall, Redmond's big sis Tatum O'Neal was arrested earlier this summer for buying crack. The family that plays together … oh, wait, that's just not right.
Britney's mom: Oops, I didn't do it right
Lynn Spears was shilling her new book on raising Britney and new teen mom Jamie Lynn on Wednesday's Today show, and admitted to lots of woulda, coulda, shouldas. "It's kind of like Britney was sent out into the world a little bit prematurely," Lynne said, comparing her lack of supervision of her 15-year-old to parents sending their kids to college. "You don't really know what they're doing in college … just as Britney set out two years earlier to be a star." As for the fame, "It was more of an excitement at first. It seems like everything's fabulous: Look at the trips she gets to go on!"
People magazine may not be Mr. Blackwell, but if they say someone is a good dresser, it's worth noting — even when one of the names on their Best & Worst Dressed 2008 list, released Wednesday, is the often scantily clad, often confusingly clad Fergie. The former Black Eyed Peas singer says she's got two converted bedrooms full of clothes — one casual, one formal — and adds, "I don't like to throw anything away." (Really? You might want to rethink that approach in regard to those Zubaz-meets-Spandex trousers you're wearing in this photo, Ferg.) Also on the list: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Heidi Klum … and Michelle Obama. "She has a look," style editor Clarissa Cruz said of Obama. "She works it with confidence, and she knows what looks good on her." For her part, Obama told People, "Some of my favorite summer dresses are from Gap and H&M."
Dakota Fanning grows up
The slender young woman before you is not Ashley Olsen. Nor is it the star of some Gossip Girl spinoff. It's 14-year-old thespian Dakota Fanning, attending the New York premiere of the grownup flick Hounddog, a.k.a. "the Dakota Fanning rape movie," as it's been known since it premiered at Sundance in 2007. You may miss sweet little Dakota from Charlotte's Web and War of the Worlds, but critics seem to like this version just as much. "So much for those awkward adolescent years!" crows the New York Daily News. TMZ said she looked "like quite the lovely young lady. Your move, Abigail Breslin." Yes, because there's nothing more appropriate than debating the looks of child actors at the red carpet of a "rape movie." Can we all just agree to never speak of Dakota's looks for at least four more years?
Sex and the City, the zit years
Meet Carrie Bradshaw, the original gossip girl. Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is writing a pair of teen novels, called The Carrie Diaries, that "takes readers back to Carrie Bradshaw's formative years in high school, giving an inside look at Carrie's friendships, romances and how she realized her dream of becoming a writer," HarperCollins announced Wednesday. The first book will come out in 2010. Bushnell, in a statement issued by her publisher, said, "Carrie in high school did not follow the crowd — she led it. It was there that she began observing and commenting on the social scene."
Hef's 'Girls' may get spinoffs
Hugh Hefner, responding to rumors that The Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson is getting a spinoff as she moves out of the Playboy Mansion, says she may not be the only one. "I think all three girls are likely to get spinoffs," Hefner told E! "I think they will be interconnected to the main show, and we will all appear on both." See, kids? Shacking up with a geezer is the gift that keeps on giving. Meanwhile, Hef, Wilkinson and his two other girlfriends, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt are getting ready for the Oct. 5 season premiere of GND, which includes a birthday celebration in Las Vegas, a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and a visit with legendary Playmate Barbi Benton in Aspen.
Saturday Night Live is about to get a little less funny. Visibly pregnant Hillary Clinton doppelganger Amy Poehler is leaving SNL after the November election, and will instead focus her energies on her upcoming NBC sitcom, a spinoff of The Office. "It's gonna be really hard — Boyz II Men hard — to say goodbye to yesterday," Poehler tells Men's Vogue. "SNL was dangerous, late-night, last-minute and star-studded, but like any good drug, you need to know when to put it down." Let us all hope she and hubby Will Arnett pass that good parenting advice along to their child.