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O'Neal charged with felony drug possession

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Actor Ryan O'Neal faces felony drug possession charges in his arrest last month at his Malibu home, his lawyer said.

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O'Neal is best known for his roles in the movies "Love Story" and "Paper Moon."

E! Online said the 67-year-old actor and his 23-year-old son Redmond were formally charged Wednesday.

They were arrested Sept. 17 for alleged drug possession after sheriff's deputies said they found methamphetamine during a probation visit to the house in a previous drug case involving Redmond.

Redmond is said to have been in possession of drugs when investigators arrived while a vial of methamphetamine allegedly was found in Ryan O'Neal's room.

Both father and son are facing one count of felony possession of a controlled substance, two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of illegal possession of pepper spray, E! Online said.

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"Those were not Ryan's drugs, he doesn't use drugs, and has nothing to do with them," the actor's lawyer Mark Werksman told People magazine shortly after his arrest. "It's a dangerous assumption for deputies to have arrested Ryan just because he was in proximity to the drugs. ... I have full confidence that Ryan will be vindicated."

People.com said O'Neal's attorney didn't offer an explanation as to how the drugs might have ended up in his bedroom as police said, or to whom they may have belonged.


'Desperate' actor fractured shoulder

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Gale Harold's publicist said the U.S. television actor fractured his shoulder in a motorcycle crash this week.

Harold is best known for playing Teri Hatcher's character's boyfriend on "Desperate Housewives," as well as Brian on "Queer as Folk."

"He has fractured his shoulder and is under observation to assess any possible further injuries," his representative told Usmagazine.com. "Everyone is hopeful for a full recovery. No one else was injured in the accident."

The 38-year-old actor is recovering from Tuesday's accident in Los Angeles, the report said.


Spears's 'Womanizer' sets chart record

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Britney Spears's new song "Womanizer" has set a record for biggest leap by going from No. 96 to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart, Jive Records announced.

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This is the first time a song has ever made a jump of this magnitude on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, the label said.

"Womanizer," which is also the No. 1 song on iTunes charts in Canada, France, Spain and Sweden, is the first single from Spears's album, "Circus," which is scheduled for worldwide release Dec. 2.

Coming in at No. 2 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 is T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," followed by his "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna at No. 3, Pink's "So What" at No. 4 and Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" at No. 5, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Rounding out the top tier are Rihanna's "Disturbia" at No. 6, Kevin Rudolf's "Let It Rock" featuring Lil Wayne at No. 7, T-Pain's "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne at No. 8, Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent" at No. 9 and M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" at No. 10.


Bonet is pregnant with her third child

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. television actress Lisa Bonet has confirmed she is seven months pregnant with her third child.

The 40-year-old actress is best known for her work on "The Cosby Show," "A Different World" and "Life On Mars."

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"I'm seven months and I feel great," Bonet told People magazine. "I've had a tremendous amount of energy, which is lucky, because I have a 14-month-old."

The actress said she doesn't want to know if she and her boyfriend, actor Jason Momoa, are having a boy or a girl.

"When my friends ask me, I say, 'I really don't know,'" she said. "I love the mystery and I trust the mystery about it. It adds a whole other component at the end."

Bonet and Momoa are already the parents of daughter Lola. Bonet also has a 19-year-old daughter named Zoe with singer Lenny Kravitz.

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