Ryan O’Neal Makes Wild Accusation on Piers Morgan Tonight

Is this the mother of all reality TV show PR stunts?

Tonight, a day after Ryan & Tatum: The O’Neals debuted on OWN, actor Ryan O’Neal will share on Piers Morgan Tonight one of the most callous bits of conjecture ever uttered by a celebrity. He thinks it’s “highly possible” that the turmoil between he and his daughter led to the cancer that claimed Farrah Fawcett:

Separately, Tatum tells USA Today reporter Craig Wilson that her second, brand new memoir (Found: A Daughter’s Journey Home) and the OWN show are all part of an attempt to “reclaim” her relationship with dad. In a TV ratings world that feeds on celebrity dysfunction, this O’Neal pair may just take the Malibu cake.