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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;2234235;
    With all due respect, I don't think that this has anything to do with how much Howard K. Stern "loved" ANC. I think there were too many "untruths" surrounding the life that they had created, and I think everything, in addition to her son's death, was caving in on them. (The drugs, the paternity test, etc.)
    I could not agree more. I think if he had loved her, he would have insisted that she get help, while getting a little help for himself along the way. I also think that the paternity test may have been the last straw and she couldn't face it or he didn't want her to face it. Ihave felt that maybe he knew more about Daniels death than he ever admitted and now I'm wondering where he was when Anna died. And most of all I hope he is kept away from that baby!

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    Poor Anna...I don't think she could handle life without her son Daniel...she had him at such a young age, and for years he was all she could depend on. You could tell he was her rock. I don't like that Stern fella, he's shady.
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    OMG I just thought of something that I saw on Entertainment Tonight about a month ago!
    Do any of you remember when Anna Nicole's mom was on Entertainment Tonight & she said that Howard had something to do with Daniel's death & that Anna would be next?! This hit me like a ton of bricks a minute ago & it's freaking me out. *Deep Breaths*

  4. #34
    Yes I do remember that her mother mentioned thinking that Stern had something to do with Daniels death. I vaguely remember her mentioning what you said about Anna, too.

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    She was such a troubled soul. I pitied her. I hope she finally finds peace and her daughter gets to have a good healthy life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muduh;2234309;
    Yes I do remember that her mother mentioned thinking that Stern had something to do with Daniels death. I vaguely remember her mentioning what you said about Anna, too.
    I also just remembered her mom referred to her by her real name "Vicki".
    ET & all the other Celebrity News shows were showing pieces about Anna Nicole's lifelong feud & hatred toward her mom.
    Inside Edition will be on here in 7 minutes and ET following that. I wonder if they will bring any of that up? I'm sure both shows will talk about nothing but her tonight.

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    Well, although I've never been a ANS fan, I didn't dislike her either. I always viewed her as a rather sad figure, in a way. Not so much a sad figure, as in pathetic, but a sad figure as in an underdog trying to fight for, and hang on to, what she wanted in life and getting hit by life from every direction. Sad, as in this girl is traveling a hard road and doesn't have the level of sophisticated deviousness and maliciousness required to deal with the people she was pitting herself against.

    There are things that could be said about Anna that aren't flattering, but it serves no purpose to say them under the circumstances, but I have to say this: In spite of everything, Anna always seemed a sweet, good-natured girl who was simply out of her element, and who was very naive, in spite of the circles she ran in. She loved to be the center of attention, but she seemed to need it in a way that you really couldn't hate her for. She didn't go about getting attention by being mean to others or by being a bitch, such as the likes of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, and pals, she got it by trying to please everyone and trying to get people to like or love her. I found it sad, but I understand how that can happen to certain people, and I couldn't dislike her for it. The only person she was hurting was herself, and it was at times heartbreaking to watch.

    But one thing you have to say about ANS, she had a strength in her that a lot of people wouldn't have thought she had. To keep fighting as long as she did for what she felt was rightly hers, in the face of more sophisticated opponents and legal tactics, took a lot of strength and determination. During the time fairly soon after her husband's death when she weighed almost 300 lbs, she took a lot of cruel jokes directed at her by tabloids and comedians, and yet she handled it gracefully. She made a lot of mistakes in her life, and she made her life hard, but I can't fault her for trying to have the life she thought she wanted, and for working hard to get it.

    Anna finally got what she wanted for so long.. to be a star. She's the star of her own lifetime movie. Unfortunately, this movie had a tragic ending for the star, and one that came much too soon. I guess no one could really be surprised to hear of her death, considering her depression, along with abundant alleged and widely reported use of alcohol, cocaine, painkillers, and other prescribed but abused drugs... and yet it still is surprising to hear the news. And sad.

    I can only hope that Anna has finally found the love and peace that eluded her most of her life. She may have been a wife, a mother, a Playboy playmate.. but she was still just a little girl lost. Rest in peace now, Anna.

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    Anna Nicole Smith Dies


    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale jeans model, Playboy centerfold, widow of an octogenarian billionaire, reality-show subject, tragic mother died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.

    She was stricken while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and was rushed to a hospital. Edwina Johnson, chief investigator of the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office, said the cause of death was under investigation and an autopsy would be done on Friday.

    Just five months ago, Smith's 20-year-old son died suddenly in the Bahamas in what was believed to be a drug-related death.

    Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger said a private nurse called 911 after finding Smith unresponsive in her sixth-floor room. He said Smith's bodyguard administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation about an hour before she was declared dead.

    Through the '90s and into the new century, Smith was famous for being famous, a pop-culture punchline because of her up-and-down weight, her Marilyn Monroe looks, her exaggerated curves, her little-girl voice, her ditzy-blonde persona, and her over-the-top revealing outfits.

    Recently, she lost a reported 69 pounds and became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, a weight-loss supplement. On her reality show and other recent TV appearances, her speech was often slurred and she seemed out of it. Some critics said she seemed drugged-out.

    Her former lawyer Lenard Leeds told the celebrity gossip Web site TMZ that Smith "always had problems with her weight going up and down, and there's no question she used alcohol." Leeds said it was no secret that "she had a very troubled life" and had "so many, many problems."

    "She wanted to be like Marilyn her whole life and ironically died in a similar manner," Leeds said. Monroe died of a drug overdose at age 36 in 1962.

    The Texas-born Smith was a topless dancer at strip club before she entered her photos in a search contest and made the cover of Playboy magazine in 1992. She became Playboy's playmate of the year in 1993.

    She was also signed to a contract with Guess jeans, appearing in TV commercials, billboards and magazine ads.

    In 1994, she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II of Koch Industries.

    In a 2005 interview with ABC Smith recalled meeting Marshall at what she called a "gentleman's club' in Houston. "He had no will to live and I went over to see him," she said. "He got a little twinkle in his eyes, and he asked me to dance for him. And I did."

    Marshall died in 1995 at age 90, setting off a feud with Smith's former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, over whether she had a right to his estate.

    A federal court in California awarded Smith $474 million. That was later overturned. But in May, the U.S. Supreme Court revived her case, ruling that she deserved another day in court.

    The stepson died June 20 at age 67. But the family said the court fight would continue.

    She starred in her own reality TV series, "The Anna Nicole Show," in 2002-04. Cameras followed her around as she sparred with her lawyer, hung out with her personal assistant and interior decorator, and cooed at her poodle, Sugar Pie. She also appeared in movies, performing a bit part in "The Hudsucker Proxy" in 1994.

    After news came of Smith's death, G. Eric Brunstad Jr., the lawyer who represented Marshall, said in a statement: "We're very shocked by the news and extend the deepest condolences to her family."

    In a statement, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said: "I am very saddened to learn about Anna Nicole's passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great deal to the Playboy family and to me personally."

    Smith's son, Daniel Smith, died Sept. 10 in his mother's hospital room in the Bahamas, just days after she gave birth to a daughter.

    An American medical examiner hired by the family, Cyril Wecht, said he had methadone and two antidepressants in his system when he died. Low levels of the three drugs interacted to cause an accidental death, Wecht said. Last month, a Bahamas magistrate scheduled a formal inquiry into the death for March 27.

    Meanwhile, the paternity of her now 5-month-old daughter remained a matter of dispute. The birth certificate lists Dannielynn's father as attorney Howard K. Stern, Smith's most recent companion. Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead was waging a legal challenge, saying he was the father.

    Debra Opri, the attorney who filed his paternity suit, said Birkhead "is devastated. He is inconsolable, and we are taking steps now to protect the DNA testing of the child. The child is our No. 1 priority."

    She was born Vickie Lynn Hogan on Nov. 28, 1967, in Houston, one of six children of Donald Eugene and Virgie Hart Hogan. She married Bill Smith in 1985, giving birth to Daniel before divorcing two years later.

    "From my professional exposure to Anna Nicole, I can say she was always personable, down to earth and driven. All in all, a joy to have as a client," said Wayne Munroe, her Bahamian lawyer who has overseen the aftermath of her son's mysterious death in Nassau.

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    Dreamer rt1ky's Avatar
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    I'm actually surprised at the hours of coverage the 24-hour news channels are dedicating to this. Even ET only dedicated a portion of their 30 minute show. Larry King is doing a full hour tonight. I guess the line between celebrity journalism and so-called mainstream media has really been blurred.

    I am curious to see Nancy Grace's take on this. I'm sure she's already decided who's guilty. I hate to suspect Stern, but if it was a drug-related you could say that Stern didn't seem dedicated to helping her get sober while they were together. It might not be murder, but I don't think he's helped her much.
    Last edited by rt1ky; 02-08-2007 at 07:34 PM.

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    I agree with everything you said, Nemeses, and you put it beautifully. I was devastated when I heard about her death. She was a screwed up girl, but she had a good heart and didn't deserve all the crap she went through.

    So long, Anna... may you find the love and peace you deserve.
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