Friday, February 09, 2007

Up For Grabs: Anna Nicole Smith lived in glare of tabloids - Yahoo! News

For those who don't know, I am a big Anna Nicole fan. I always thought she was a sweet and unique soul. Yes, she was weird...and strange...and far from normal... But aren't most folks? Aunt Theldra and I both agree that Howard K. Stern (her lawyer and new husband) has something to do with Anna and her son's untimely death. Then again, Aunt Theldra and I watch way too many soap operas and listen to gossip-diva Wendy Williams. We probably need to find better interests! I hope that it wasn't Howard. And with that paternity issue and Anna not being in a good relationship with her mom, who knows what will happen with her baby. Anywho, here's a piece of the story for those who aren't in-the-know.

Anna Nicole Smith lived in glare of tabloids - Yahoo! News: "LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From her first Playboy centerfold and marriage to an 89-year-old oil tycoon to the mysterious death of her adult son, Anna Nicole Smith lived her life in a special corner of America -- the often garish world of supermarket tabloids.

Few figures in modern pop culture have garnered as much publicity as the buxom, blond Texas native, whom the media alternately painted as a bubble-headed naif and a cynical gold-digger with the soul of an adding machine.

Smith, 39, still enmeshed in disputes over the paternity of her 5-month-old daughter and the circumstances of her son's death in the Bahamian hospital where she had just given birth in September, died on Thursday in Florida.

Her sudden death bore an eerie parallel to the demise of Smith's personal idol, screen legend Marilyn Monroe, who died in 1962 at age 36. Like Monroe, Smith rose from a troubled background to gain worldwide fame as a sex symbol."