Andy Warhol

WHAT HAPPENED TO JARED LETO?

Does anybody remember when Jared Leto was a sexy, good looking guy? It WAS a few years ago, when he was more of an actor than a musician. Recently he seems more interested in touring with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars, than acting, but he HAS been cast to play Andy Warhol in a movie about his life. Since Andy was not much in the looks department, maybe that’s why Jared hasn’t been looking so hot lately. (To put it mildly) Jared posted this photo of himself decked out in Gucci head to toe, and he has never looked worse. From that topknot to the socks and bedroom slippers, Jared has managed to make us forget he was ever a hot commodity.

Photo: Jared posing with a garden hoe on Instagram

THIS WOMAN WENT ON A DATE WITH RYAN O’NEAL?

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Ryan O’Neal looks like he’s celebrating winning that 3 year court case with the University of Texas over Farrah Fawcett’s Warhol portrait. Farrah bequeathed her art collection to the University but Ryan refused to give up the Warhol – worth over 12 million dollars. Ryan wept in court and told jurors he “talked” to the painting hanging over his bed. If the jury knew how he treated Farrah and what their relationship was REALLY like, they never would have let him keep the painting. But he put on a good act. And above, he found a young woman willing to go out with him he took her to the Stanley Cup Finals. Now that he’s in the money again he’s apparently more desirable.

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DEBBIE HARRY MAY PART WITH HER BELOVED WARHOL PORTRAIT – FOR THE RIGHT PRICE

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Warhol collectors get ready. Debbie Harry, 68, is planning to sell the portrait Andy did of her in 1980. She was one of his favorite subjects and the art looks great in her living room. But Debbie has been complaining about how expensive it is to insure the artwork. She noted that another Debbie Harry picture sold for nearly 6 million back in 2011. So now the Heart of Glass singer is thinking of selling and using the money for her retirement fund.
Photo: Brian Aris

RYAN O ‘ NEAL CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR FARRAH’S WARHOL

After three weeks of testimony, the jury’s still out as to whether Ryan O’Neal owns that valuable Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett that she may or may not have willed to her alma mater The University of Texas, along with the rest of her art collection. Ryan dragged Farrah’s friends, Alana Stewart and Mela Murphy, along with nurses and employees to testify that the painting is HIS. (Of course, nobody wants the highly combustible Ryan for an enemy.) Ryan and Farrah’s relationship in later years was examined and we believe they were no more than friends – and THAT because they had a son together. Farrah blamed Ryan for their son Redmond’s drug troubles. Ryan’s teary claim that he “talks” to Farrah’s portrait while he’s in bed was stomach turning. A telling piece of evidence was the fact that Farrah signed a document of ownership for the portrait when it was included in an exhibit at the Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. May the best University win!

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SIENNA MILLER: FROM “IT” GIRL TO SUBURBAN HOUSEWIFE

Ten years ago Sienna Miller, 31, was the “It “ Girl and paparazzi followed her and her boyfriend Jude Law everywhere. They both complained bitterly. She played Andy Warhol’s muse Edie Sedgwick in “Factory Girl” and got engaged to Jude in 2004. Her red hot career fizzled somewhat – she made some forgettable movies and broke up with Jude a second time. Eight months ago she had a baby daughter, Marlowe, with her new fiancé Tom Sturridge and now she’s a mom with a stroller in New York.

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ANOTHER REASON TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF RYAN O’NEAL

We had to laugh when we heard that the University of Texas hired a private investigator to locate a missing Warhol painting of Farrah Fawcett that she left in her will – along with the rest of her impressive art collection – to her beloved alma mater. On the OWN network’s premier episode of “Ryan & Tatum: The O’Neals,” that missing 30 million dollar Warhol could clearly be seen hanging on Ryan’s Malibu bedroom wall! Keep in mind, Farrah famously left NOTHING to Ryan in her will. According to Star magazine and Radaronline, the university’s hired investigator is closing in on Ryan to retrieve the artwork.

ANDY WARHOL STATUE IN NEW YORK: IT’S ABOUT TIME

If anybody deserves a statue in New York, it’s Andy Warhol. After all, he’s probably the most important American artist of the 20th century. The city had a life size figure of Andy installed near his factory studio in Union Square and not far from his favorite hang-out Max’s Kansas City. We’re not sure why the artist, Rob Pruitt, chose a chrome finish, but we love the fact that Andy is wearing his camera and holding a full shopping bag. Andy ALWAYS had a shopping bag – he stopped at all the thrift shops on his way to work and collected whatever tickled his fancy.

WHAT MICK JAGGER WANTED FROM ANDY WARHOL – AND WHAT HE GOT

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Our esteemed colleague James St James at The WOW Report published this utterly fascinating letter that Mick Jagger wrote to Andy Warhol in 1969, asking him to design an album cover. It’s delightfully revealing because Mick Jagger was obviously so much better educated that he wanted us to know in those days. His rep back then was that of a care-free, drugged up, frivolous rockstar, but his writing is decidedly smart and upper class. Now we know he was always the brains behind The Rolling Stones. The result of this correspondence was probably the most famous album cover of all time.