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Was Nancy Grace The Reason Ryan O’Neal Did Not Do Dancing With The Stars?

September 13, 2011 03:00 PM by Lisa Princ

We know that Ryan O’Neal was rumored to be competing on season 13 of Dancing With The Stars on ABC, but when the official celebrity cast was revealed, Ryan O’Neal was not on that list. Rumors have been flying around as to the reason Ryan chose not to do the show, but was Nancy Grace one of those reasons? More after the jump…

Ryan O’Neal recently stated that he chose not to go on Dancing With The Stars because of a bad knee, but rumors are flying that suggest that was not the real reason. TMZ is reporting that Nancy Grace was the real reason – so much so, that he reportedly cannot stand her. Sources told the gossip site that Ryan O’Neal feels as though Nancy Grace disrespected his family, going as far as accusing Ryan of being a bad parent, and claiming that was the reason for his son Redmond’s drug issues.

However, TMZ has also spoken to Nancy Grace, and according to them, Nancy stated: “We have never covered Mr. O’Neal nor his family on our show,” and “I hate that he dropped out of DWTS; I would have loved to compete with him and wish him the very best.” Regardless of what Ryan O’Neal feels about Nancy Grace, Nancy went on to say that Ryan is one of the greatest actors of our time, and she even revealed that she is inspired by Ryan O’Neal’s relationship with Farrah Fawcett.

What do you think of this feud? Does Ryan O’Neal have a reason to be upset with Nancy Grace? Are you looking forward to the premiere of Dancing With The Stars on ABC? Comment and share your thoughts with us!

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