Monday, June 2, 2008

Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O’Neal was arrested after buying crack cocaine near her home in Manhattan’s lower East Side. Police say that O’Neal was seen making the purchase around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. She is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and is expected to be arraigned sometime today

The 44-year old actress is the daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal and ex-wife former tennis star John McEnroe with whom she has three children. She has had a history of drug and alcohol problems which she chronicled in her memoir, “A Paper Life.”

Tatum appears regularly on the cable television series "Rescue Me" and was the youngest person to win an Oscar for her role in 1973's "Paper Moon."

Her life could be so much better if she just stays away from drugs!

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