There was a time when Hollywood danger was simple. You hit Los Angeles, and if you're very lucky, you'll have a long career. If you're moderately lucky, you'll enjoy some fame and then move on to other horizons; if you're unlucky, you'll get wrapped up in drama, drugs, arrests, and washed-up woes; and finally, if you're very unlucky, you'll die young, becoming a cautionary tale for the next generation.

But now there's an added humiliation. When you're struggling with personal demons, or cannot get back into the public eye, the reality show vultures will descend to make entertainment out of your drama. The latest to get that honor, are the father-daughter stars of Paper Moon, Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'Neal.
Variety reports that the estranged pair are now living together for a new show called Lost and Found -- a "docusoap" about to be pitched to networks. Apparently, the idea came after the death of Farrah Fawcett, and now "the duo will undergo therapy together, and also attempt to get to the root of the resentment Tatum has held toward her father." And, of course, amuse the masses with their dysfunction. The show will also watch them head off for auditions, date, and the rest of life's daily happenings.

There's a lot for the pair to dig through, which should make the series one heck of a Hollywood tabloid when it airs. In the early '70s, Tatum had become the youngest person to ever win an Oscar for her role in Paper Moon. But even that high was intermingled with lows. Rumor has it, dad was jealous over Tatum's win. She, in turn, has written about physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father, how she caught him having sex with her then-friend Melanie Griffith (18 to Tatum's 13), and that she was molested by one of his friends. She's struggled with a heroin addiction, while Ryan has been arrested for (allegedly) assaulting his son. As a nice cherry to the drama sundae, you might remember that he allegedly hit on her at Fawcett's funeral.

In other words, there's just about every type of Hollywood drama present between the two of them, which makes them prime reality show real estate. When this hits the television, will you be tuning in?
categories Features, Cinematical