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Ryan O'Neal

"Dancing with the Stars"

Was Just Too Grace-Full

9/12/2011 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ryan O'Neal said he backed out of "Dancing with the Stars" because of a bad knee, but multiple sources connected with the show tell TMZ ... he REALLY backed out because he can't stand Nancy Grace.

Sources tell TMZ O'Neal feels Grace has been "disrespectful" to his family ... claiming she has gone after Redmond, who has had ongoing drug problems, and even suggested the reason Redmond is messed up is because Ryan is a bad parent.

We're told Ryan really wanted to do the show, but could not co-exist with Grace.

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46.

katielady    

PS don'*****ch the stupid show nor watch screaming, crying, Nancy, another narcissist..

1106 days ago
47.

katielady    

PS don'*****ch the stupid show nor watch screaming, crying, Nancy, another narcissist..

1106 days ago
48.

Debbie    

Considering that Tatum and Griffen were little Ryan did the best he could considering "who" he was. Ryan took Tatum everywhere. Back in those days whether you were a celebrity or not people smoked pot and it was accepted. The problem is Ryan fell head over heels in love with Farrah which she was married to Lee Majors at the time and Lee's friend. Of course once Farrah left Lee Ryan would want to spend the night. A good decent woman in that position would say "you have young teenagers under 18. I love you and want to be with you. I can either spend the night at your home or if you want to be at my home bring your children." Ryan is not all to blame. If Farrah wouldn't have let him spend the night he would have been at home raising his kids. Keep in mind both he and Farrah are known for smoking pot which was acceptable at that time even in front of kids.

1106 days ago
49.

RealityBites    

HE IS A BAD PARENT! LOOK AT HIS TRACK RECORD

1106 days ago
50.

Jimmy    

Ryan can't get along with anyone. He's a douch bag.

1106 days ago
51.

Richybruce    

Good for him. Nancy Grace is a pig!

1106 days ago
52.

Lizzie    

Hooooray NANCY GRACE, you are the best!!!! Ole crusty o'neal IS pathic, allllll of his kid*****E him and have
drug, addiction & plain ole living problemS becoz of ole
crusty o'neal!!!! Never mind re: NANCY GRACE, you ole crusty o'neal should have taken care of allll your kids!! MAX, MAX, MAX, MAX, MAX ohhhhhhhh YES!!!! Small, tiny, little, shorty UGLY harvey is too SHORT to host TMZ!! Woof to "Yogi"!!

1106 days ago
53.

Lizzie    

Hooooray NANCY GRACE, you are the best!!!! Ole crusty o'neal IS pathic, allllll of his kid*****E him and have
drug, addiction & plain ole living problemS becoz of ole
crusty o'neal!!!! Never mind re: NANCY GRACE, you ole crusty o'neal should have taken care of allll your kids!! MAX, MAX, MAX, MAX, MAX ohhhhhhhh YES!!!! Small, tiny, little, shorty UGLY harvey is too SHORT to host TMZ!! Woof to "Yogi"!!

1106 days ago
54.

marsha     

He is a star in his own mind !

1106 days ago
55.

pz    

She had the NERVE to suggest the reason the son is messed up is the father?! Hold the press! You mean the father that tried to kill him and who shot him with a gun and fought him w the fireplace hook? The father who tried to pick up his sister at their mother's funeral? Their father who blames OPRAH for his new estrangement from same sister? Oh THAT father? Funny, I forgot he even WAS a father - because he certainly does NOT act like a dad. I think he is embarrassed bc he realizes he cannot dance and will lose. Ryan never blames himself for anything. He always blames someone nearby. Sad and pathetic.

1106 days ago
56.

alicia    

I think Ryan doesn't like Nancy Grace because shes a strong woman and he can't steam roll over her. I think hes threatened by her and kind of wimpy.

1106 days ago
57.

kt    

ryan is nothing but a chronic complainer....he is narcassic.....the show was suppose to be about his daughter trying to have a relationship with him but he turned on her and she did the right thing by giving up on that relationship....he deserted his children to be with farrah....what kind of a parent is that....oprah shouldn't give him the time of day.....he doesn't like the truth and that is why he doesn't like nancy grace.....

1106 days ago
58.

Betty    

Ryan, do you REALLY think you have been a good parent????? And, does anyone know if he had to return the Andy Warhol artwork to the person that Farrah's will stipulates it should go to? I don't know how he is getting away with that! If she wanted him to have ANYTHING, she would have put him in the will.

1106 days ago
59.

MP    

There's always next season!

1106 days ago
60.

TheMarshmallowMan    

Nancy Grace has got to be the most vile human being on television today and I am being serious, she is obviously only doing this show to improve her image. Treating the guests on her show like dog crap, her callers (all old woman) just feeding her ego, her making money exploiting Caylee Anthony's death and than acting like she gives a sh_it, but just stuffing that money in her pockets. Driving Melinda Duckett to kill herself. PUKE, GAG, YOU FU_CKING SUCK BI_TCH.

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