The Charlie's Angels star, who lost her battle with cancer last year (09), was not included on the In Memoriam list at the show on Sunday (07Mar10), which honours stars who have died in the last 12 months.
The snub sparked outrage, and executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bruce Davis, subsequently apologised, saying "There's nothing you can say to people, particularly to family members, within a day or two of the show that helps at all".
But Fawcett's friends Stewart and Spelling are still berating Oscars chiefs over the decision, and for excluding late stars Bea Arthur and Jean Barry from the list but including Michael Jackson - even though he was better known for his music.
Spelling tells U.S. talk show host Larry King, "I was very surprised. I also was surprised with Jean Barry and Bea Arthur. Bea Arthur was excluded. She was in at Annie Mame, with Lucille Ball, not the original one. She did another film or two. Because she was so well known as Maude and Golden Girls, they thought she was more television."
Stewart adds, "I think they are saying they are sorry that family members and friends are upset. It is not just family members and friends. I said that to Mr. Davis, in all due respect, today. I said, it is millions of fans. The minute she was not part of that memorial, it started on Twitter. The emails I've gotten, people are outraged by it...
"I just want to make one point. In all due respect, Michael Jackson is a huge music icon, but I believe he only did one movie."
And Van Patten, who starred with Fawcett in 2000 film The Flunky, is refusing to accept Academy Awards bosses' apology, insisting the snub "is unforgivable."
The 44-year-old actor fell out with his dad in 2007 following a fight at the family home, which ended with Ryan firing a shotgun into the stairwell.
Griffin, who was banned from O'Neal's partner Farrah Fawcett's funeral in June (09), has sensationally blamed his dad for his lifelong battle against drugs.
He tells U.S. chat show Larry King, "I have had a lifetime of hellacious night crying, staying up too late, wondering what I did to my life. It destroyed me. It wasted many, many years of my life.
"I was 11 years old when he gave me cocaine and said we are going to see a long movie called Barry Lyndon. He said 'It is a very long movie. Maybe this will help you'. I was 11. I could never, ever do that to my child.
Griffin also slammed the 68 year old for being responsible for his sister Tatum and half-brother Redmond's drug-taking.
He adds, "Redmond hung out with Ryan a lot, because Ryan allowed the drug use. He allowed drug use in the house. They party together. They were both arrested. My dad had more dope on him than Redmond did. And that was one of the reasons me and my dad fought. I said, 'You know what? You are killing your son. I don't think you know what you're doing'.
Redmond is currently in a Los Angeles prison on drug offences, while Tatum insists she is now clean.
Van Morrison filmed his recent shows at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles -- so that ailing superfan Farrah Fawcett could watch them from her sickbed.
The actress is battling anal cancer and was too sick to make it to the concerts last week -- so she had them brought to her Malibu, California, home.
The Irish singer/songwriter's representatives have confirmed that the filmed concerts were express delivered to the Charlie's Angels star.
One tells Eonline.com, "Van is also a huge fan of Ryan (O’Neal) and Farrah's work... Farrah in The Apostle and Ryan in Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and, of course, Love Story."
Morrison gave permission for filmmakers to use his 1987 ballad "Queen of the Slipstream" in Farrah's Story, Fawcett's documentary about her cancer battle, which will air on Friday night.
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