The new Vanity Fair can't make up its mind which show business tragedy to focus on, and so comes with two covers -- one featuring Michael Jackson and the other, Farrah Fawcett. One posthumous Farrah anecdote in Leslie Bennetts' profile involves a little funeral confession from Fawcett's longtime paramour Ryan O'Neal -- a story apparently confirmed by daughter Tatum O'Neal:
"I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me," Ryan told me. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me--Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."
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Although the magazine tries to put things into contemporary perspective
("Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal were the Angelina and Brad of their
day"), O'Neal emerges more like a modern version of a character he played years ago, one inspired
by that other Vanity Fair author -- Barry Lyndon.