Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Day three of my attempt to break the record of the most consecutive days with a Tatum O'Neal story. The current world record is held by a French blog (damn the French) who waxed poetic about whether Tatum and daddy and Melanie slept together every night or if it was just a one day thing. The blog did so for 5 consecutive days. I know, I know, that seems like too many days spent on Tatum. Did you know that she has a movie coming out four days after her next court appearance? I would say she might be doing it for the publicity, but the film is on Lifetime so she has already been paid and they would not be above pulling it if the publicity got too bad. Does anyone even have Lifetime anymore? Let me know when they are going to show a Shannon Doherty, Tori Spelling marathon of made for tv films.
Tatum has not been shy about talking to anyone who will listen about her experience and her publisher hasn't been shy about it either as they attempt to push the sales of her autobiography past the 400 sold level. They would have sold more, but Tatum spent all of her money on crack that month.
Tatum said she spoke to all three of her children and they are all supportive of her. How else would they be? "Oh, mom, why are you quitting now? My birthday is coming up and you promised that I could do lines off the stripper you hired."
Of course they are going to be supportive. There is nothing less fun for a child then going to mom's house, having her give you a $20 and telling you to run down to the park because she needs a new rock. Can't invite friends over because mom won't share.
The list is endless. Just because I am giving Tatum s**t every day doesn't mean that I don't want her to get better because I do. I also understand that she grew up in one f**ked up atmosphere. Yes, she is crazier than a loon, but I also think some of that is to be expected.