The Paper Moon star married the tennis star when she was just 22 but they divorced in 1994 after having three kids together during their eight years of marriage.
O'Neal insists they try to maintain a "civil" relationship, but it has been years since they last spoke.
She tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "We get on as well as a divorced couple who have three grown kids can. I mean, we are civil. We don't (talk regularly)... but that's OK. Not very often... My daughter just got her tonsils out, so I texted him that day. (We last spoke) maybe two years ago."
The actress, who long struggled with substance abuse, is convinced McEnroe still struggles to forgive her former drug addictions, although she has been sober for the last year.
She adds, "He's not really a fan of mine. I said I was a fan of his. I don't think he sees addiction as a disease. I think he sees it as a moral deficiency in a person. So therefore, he thinks that I really kind of went out of my way to ruin my life and drop my children. That is not the case at all. I have a lot of regret, obviously, for all the choices that I've made."
Weiner resigned from his position as a New York congressman on Thursday (16Jun11) after it emerged he had lied about sending a saucy picture of himself to a female student via Twitter. He also confessed to having intimate phone and internet conversations with at least six women outside his marriage.
O'Neal, who has a history of drug abuse and has been clean for a year, has now compared Weiner's behaviour to that of an addict.
She tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "It is really sad, because he was a really ambitious, up-and-coming congressman, who wanted to be mayor. So the idea that he self-sabotaged this hugely speaks to a definite addiction.
"Whether... he knew it was an addiction or not, I don't know. It is a complete sabotage of everything... It is almost like he had to do it, in a way, even though he's married to one of the most beautiful women in the world...
"This compulsion speaks very highly to addiction... I can imagine that the fact that he did that so recently after his marriage speaks to an incredible compulsion... That no matter what happens, he had to do it."
A spokesperson has confirmed Weiner is checking into a rehabilitation centre "to focus on becoming a better husband and healthier person", but the type of treatment has not been divulged.
The once-estranged father and daughter have attempted to work through their problems for a new reality TV show, Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals, which begins later this month (Jun11), but both still have opposing viewpoints on why their relationship went bad.
Tatum insists she felt abandoned when her dad went to live with Fawcett, while the movie veteran claims his daughter wanted nothing to do with him.
He says, "From Tatum's standpoint, I had lost interest in my family and I had found a new interest in my life, and that appalled her. So she fled.
"I never would have imagined, I just adored her, that she'd leave me."
And in an emotionally-charged interview with U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight, O'Neal admits he would have given up Fawcett if he knew that the romance would lead to a lengthy estrangement with his daughter.
Asked if he would have chosen Tatum over Farrah, the actor says, "That's not a fair question, that's a terrible question - but I would."
By the time he realised his daughter no longer wanted anything to do with him, it was too late: "I didn't know where she was, I wish I did."
The former Frasier star has filed for primary physical custody of their six-year-old son Jude, effectively splitting him from his sister Mason, nine.
Camille, who has challenged Grammer's claim by lodging her own legal papers for sole custody of both kids, has raised fears for her children's privacy while staying at their various holiday homes and requested a judge to forbid any overnight stays by members outside of their immediate family, reports TMZ.com.
Her lawyer Neal Hersh brought the motion before a judge on Thursday (09Jun11) and he ruled in her favour, stating that any visitors had to get written consent from both Grammer and Camille.
Grammer is pushing for the custody case to go to trial.
The Something Borrowed star exchanged vows with producer Neal Dobson at the Nashville, Tennessee home of her sister Kimberly Williams-Paisley, the country singer's wife.
Williams tells People.com, "We wanted an intimate, farm-inspired wedding. We basically planned an upscale keg party!"
Gushing about her new husband, she adds, "He grounds me. He allows me to laugh at myself and calms me down. He puts things in perspective."
The Love Story star has signed a deal with Crown Archetype publishers to write his memoirs, which will explore his on/off relationship with the actress, who died in 2009.
The book, tentatively titled Past Imperfect, will also delve into O'Neal's troubled relationship with his daughter Tatum. The memoirs are due out next year (12).
The actress became embroiled in a legal fight with Aubry in December (10), when the model filed a paternity petition asking to be officially recognised as the father of two-year-old Nahla following the couple's split last year.
At the time, Berry and Aubry had not filed for child custody, visitation or support.
Berry subsequently quit a role in Garry Marshall's romantic comedy New Year's Eve, in which she was set to play Jon Bon Jovi's lover, so she could focus on the court battle.
And, during a hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday (16Feb11), a judge ruled Berry would be able to take Nahla with her on film shoots across the U.S.
The Oscar winner's lawyer, Neal Hersh, tells TMZ.com, "We are pleased the judge took the time to deal with this very imminent and important issue. The judge read a great deal of paperwork and gave us time to argue.
"Halle is very pleased with the judge's order."
Aubry withdrew his custody petition following the ruling, but is continuing to pursue the paternity action.
As a result of the custody case, Berry has reportedly chosen to return to work on New Year's Eve, although she will play a different role after Katherine Heigl was cast as her replacement.
The actor donated several items to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, including an iconic red swimsuit which helped make the Charlie's Angel star an international poster pin-up.
He was joined by Fawcett's best friend Alana Stewart, his daughter Tatum and son Redmond at the unveiling of the items last week (ends06Feb11), and O'Neal admits he was overwhelmed by the occasion.
The star says, "I don't think that Farrah realised the impact that poster would have on the world. She was one of a kind. She had energy and an aura I have never seen before or since. She was magnificent."
Fawcett died in June 2009 aged 62 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The former Frasier star's lawyer asked a judge to officially end his fourth marriage during a court hearing on Wednesday (26Jan11), so he could press ahead with plans to wed fiancee Kayte Walsh in February (11).
Reality TV star Camille opposed the bid, urging the judge to deny the actor's request to dissolve their legal marital status while they continued to fight over finances.
Her lawyer, Neal Hersh, argued the actor had not met all of his wife's conditions to land the quickie divorce, because he refused to put up a $10 million (£6.6 million) bond to ensure both sides remain open and honest as they negotiate a split settlement - the only outstanding request.
Camille wants Grammer to post the bond to protect her rights to his pension, which is estimated at between $5 million (£3.3 million) and $10 million (£6.6 million), in case Walsh attempts to claim all proceeds for herself in the event of the actor's death.
The judge decided to carry the matter over until their next hearing on 7 February (11), reports TMZ.com.
When Michel Gondry was hired to helm Columbia Pictures’ The Green Hornet I became immediately more enthusiastic about the project than I was before. Even after all the publicized production woes I was sure that his avant-garde aesthetic and bittersweet style of storytelling would put a fresh spin on the standard superhero flick. However sandwiched between the frat-house comedic sensibilities of Seth Rogen and the energetic guidance of explosion-savvy producer Neal Moritz there just wasn’t enough room for the artist to conjure his movie magic.
That’s why the film though not frustratingly formulaic feels incredibly manufactured: more a product of convenience for its stars and studio than a standalone piece of entertainment. Perhaps it’s just because superhero cinema is so commonplace today I’m beginning to feel jaded about movies like this but while watching the film I wondered whether or not Rogen and Co. consciously adhered to the tried-and-true checklist of the genre’s conventions. Tragic motives for fighting crime? Check. Maniacal villain? Check. Flipping SUV’s? Check? Predictable plot? Unfortunately check. Every element of the movie from jokes to pacing is easy to foresee but that doesn’t mean it’s not somewhat entertaining.
Rogen who co-wrote the picture with his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg will continue to amuse audiences with his every-man persona even when miscast as a billionaire playboy turned masked vigilante. The Green Hornet doesn’t sound like anything he has written before; the limitations of language in a broad blockbuster result in less laughs than the raunchy R-rated comedies he’s best known for but the delivery of the dialogue is his best weapon against tonal conformity. Still post-modern humor is abundant throughout the film with plenty of pop-culture references that are good for a grin or two.
The biggest surprise came in the form of Jay Chou. A hugely successful pop singer in his native Taiwan (as well as other Chinese-speaking regions of the world) his charisma transcends language barriers in the iconic role of Kato created by the legendary Bruce Lee. Though technically the sidekick Chou displays more depth than Rogen ever has and outshines his co-star in nearly every creative department. Christoph Waltz as the violent villain Chudnofsky doesn’t generate the electricity he did in his career-defining role in Inglourious Basterds but had significantly lower-brow material to work with. He goes through the motions with a smile on his face that suggests he’s not quite sure how (or why) he got into this picture in the first place. On the other hand I’m sure that Cameron Diaz knew exactly why she was hired to portray Britt Reid’s sexy secretary Lenore Case. Between her performances in 2010’s Knight and Day and this Ms. Diaz has hit a new career low. The only difference is that her character was central to the story in the Tom Cruise summer vehicle; here she’s nothing more than eye-candy.
As stated before if I’ve got one regret above all regarding The Green Hornet it’s that director Gondry wasn’t allowed to make the movie his own. His stamp is present in only a handful of sequences where visually inventive special effects serve the story and in many cases enhance it. He makes the most of the adequate 3D conversion in these select scenes (including a revelatory summation of the events that lead to the films climax and the closing credits both which are very cool) whereas in the rest of the picture it’s just unnecessary. I had hoped his involvement meant that the narrative was going down an unconventional path but in the end his contributions to the film amount to little more than rainbow sprinkles atop a very vanilla piece of cinema.