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The Lights AREN'T On and Anna Is Home

11/13/2006 2:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith had her power turned off on Friday, and it wasn't pretty.

The drama played out in the Bahamas, where Smith has been living with her newborn baby and attorney Howard K. Stern. Smith's former "friend," G. Ben Thompson, claims to own the property and wants her out.

Last Friday, Thompson contacted the power company rep to pull the plug.

Without warning, Anna had no juice for her hairdryer, no power to watch herself on "E.T." -- nothing. Four hours later, after lots of threats from her lawyer, the power company agreed to a temporary reprieve until today.

But wait, there's more! Thompson and his son-in-law flew to the Bahamas on Friday and the son-in-law got on the property and served Smith with an eviction lawsuit. We're told Smith ran back inside the house and then appeared on the balcony and, in classic antebellum style, began screaming: "You get off this property. This is a gift and I ain't ever leaving. And I'll show you, Ben, you ain't never gonna see the baby again! You did a declaration for that f***head Larry Birkhead!"

For the record, we're informed that Smith told Thompson back in May that he was the father, only to learn that it was impossible because he had a vasectomy several years ago. Birkhead, Smith's former boyfriend, is currently suing to establish paternity.

We should know by the end of the day if Anna will be burning candles tonight.

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dre    

how in the hell did she become so famous and there's alot of people out here with alot of talent and they don't even get a chance,i hope the bitch falls on that big plastic ass face.

2838 days ago
2.

Clueless    

Dave, this may be a little bit different than that. She isn't a tenant. The house wasn't a gift from a former lover. She is residing in the house, but she was to have paid for the house or taken out a mortgage by now. She has been seen looking at new ones to buy. There is a mention on Perez Hilton that the house was a gift until the giver realized that the lawyer was moving in too. Not so. About the bug, I'm not sure that everything is the owners fault. Yes, he has to take reasonable precautions, but he can not control every bug on the property. I'm not certain a bug problem is a guarantee of another apartment. I have seen entire apartments that had all the tenants thrown out to control the bug problem. The apartments were sprayed, and cleaned, and new tenants moved in. The renter also has some responsibility, being neat and clean, not leaving food out, etc. But the day to day upkeep of the apartment is the responsibility of the tenant, not the owner. Keeping it clean, presentable, and neat is the responsibility of the tenant. In one building my son lived in, there was a list of chores that were to be done, and how often. Once a month, the apartments were inspected. Any apartment not up to par, had the tenants immediately thrown out. But with a list of things to be taken care of, everyone knew what they were to do. Children don't clean what you expect, but what you inspect.

2838 days ago
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stef    

Clueless and Dave-When I respond to people's comments I like to start out by saying I'm not arguing with your opinions because we're all entitled to them...so again, like I asked Patty the other day when I responded to one of her posts, please don't take this the wrong way as sarcasm, arguing, etc.

I know the owner of the home had the electric turned off and had her served with papers ordering her to leave by 10/31/06. Obviously that date has come and gone. With regards to all of the legal things that have been typed lately, such as an owner can do this, that and the other thing to the renter by law, my question is, do all of these rules apply in the Bahamas or are these U.S. rules? Once again, NOT arguing with anything either of you said, I'm wondering how much of this stuff applies in the Bahamas or if it's U.S. laws.

Thanks guys,
Stef

2838 days ago
4.

sea breeze    

Anna needs to leave the Bahamas and with elections next year you can guess who is not getting my vote for this bloody debacle. She has been problems from the day she came here. Even to the point of giving her permanent residency. Who would have thought that the idiot I watched on E Television would be living in my backyard.

2837 days ago
5.

Dave    

Such dignity from a person who recently lost a child.

2837 days ago
6.

karen edwards    

They need to leave her alone. Its her choice who she raises her child with, Larry just wants $$$$. The guy probaly did give her the house , trying too look big and hoping for something in return. Too bad for him. She really is a nice person and hasnt done anything to anybody--so leave her be.

2837 days ago
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Patty    

Karen:

Please go to the nearest school for the deaf and blind. They will help you see and hear things clearly and they may read you the latest documentation on ANS and HKS's fraudulently criminal behavior, on ANS's son's mysterious death, on the fact that her son got the METHADONE from his mothers stash, that ANS left him laying on a morgue slab like deli meat for almost 40 days, that they are residing in a home that the real owner, the police and the Bahamian government is trying to evict them from because they lied about the home trying to claim illegal residency because ANS is keeping the baby girl from her real father and hasn't paid a dime for the million dollar home.

Please call 1-800-GETACLUE immediately. It's for your own safety and sanity. When the men in white jackets arrive, go compliantly, do not fight it. They will not let you keep your rose colored glasses, but you won't need them after being ANS deprogrammed.

2836 days ago
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Patty    

Oh and a PS to Karen: If you think Larry is in it just for the money, can you please explain how Howard makes his money when Anna is his ONLY client. He is LIVING off HER. It's been researched, and since he got his bar exam law license, she has been his one and only client. Now Larry on the other hand, has a job. He is a paparazzi photographer - no matter what you think of them, ANS CHOSE to sleep with him, and CHOSE to get into a relationship with him.

Larry is trying to get the baby out of the circumstances she's living in. No electricity, a methadone (and what else?) addicted mother, being evicted from the mansion they are illegally living in. Howard, on the other hand, is ANS accomplice in all this illegal behavior. He has helped her change locks, and as an attorney has not given ANY advice that will help her or "his child". They are in a very deep, dark, criminal hole.

Even if Larry is in it for the $$$, he's still got the money to support this baby without getting any from ANS. If HKS got the baby on his own, he'd be screwed. He can no longer practice law in CA because of "unethical practice of law" and that most likely will lose his license - because of his own words to the media, mind you. Also, because of his big flapping yapper, he almost assuredly lost Anna the $400 million (that's almost 1/2 a billion if you aren't good with math) by what he's done - the Marshall family will fight her settlement now and with real evidence - they will win. ANS will go back to being poor Vickie Lynn Hogan with a loser of a fake husband (their ceremony wasn't legal) who can't work because he lost his license, and now neither of them will have anything - except maybe a jail cell, and possibly, some outdoor exercise time. Dannielynn will be living with her real father at that point, in a safe, loving environment.

There's a country song somewhere in there, I just would rather wait until the circus stops before I write it.

2836 days ago
9.

Norm Carolino    

She STOLE the mans $$$ now she's trying to steal this house!
WHITE TRASH THEIF....GO BACK TO THE TRAILER PARK WHERE YOU BELONG!

2836 days ago
10.

Bella    

I just read that the lights and water are on at horizens, and that they have been on. Also hks has something that proves that ans owns the property. And they have obtained a order to keep Ben T. off the property. ??????????????
I read that on Mercury News.

2836 days ago
11.

As u taught me    

HIGH PRIORITY
I have had it with this Howard once and for all!
Does anyone know how to get a hold of Howard`s parents and sister? I would like to know if that is the way they raised him! How would he feel if someone did that to his parents and just turned around and laughed in their face? He thinks he is on another planet and forgot he has family back here. Do they even think that baby is their grand kid? Did he con them with his bull? Or do they know him well enough to see right through his cons like we all do? Did he cheat his way through law school? Who paid for his law school?

FOR GOD SAKES HOWARD GET YOUR LAZY NO GOOD FOR NOTHING @SS OUT OF THAT MAN`S HOUSE!!!!!! HOWARD MAN TO MAN HERE, YOU DO NOT TAKE ANOTHER MAN`S HOME!! WHAT DOES HOWARD THINK EVERY MORNING OHHHHHH GOODY ANOTHER DAY I CAN LAYYYYYYY AROUND WHILE THE ELDERLY OWNER OF THIS NICE BEACH HOUSE HAS TO WORK FOR WHAT HE OWNS!! YOU HAVE DONE WRONGGGGG GET OUT!! AND DO NOT THINK YOU WILL GET BY WITH THAT BOYS DEATH AFTER ALL THIS CRAP!!!! I DO NOT CARE IF YOU ARE GUITY OR INNOCENT I DO NOT WANT YOU AROUND TO DO THIS CRAP AGAIN!!! That is how I feel and have been feeling......it has gone to far!!! JW

2836 days ago
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JURY OF YOUR PEERS    

Notice in the recent Associated Press article about Anna getting the electricity turned back on (temporarily, until the judge rules that she does NOT own the Horizons home), that Anna’s Bahamian attorney Wayne Munroe stated AGAIN that Anna “is house hunting”.

Anna cannot produce a sales RECEIPT showing that SHE paid anybody for the Horizons home, and cannot produce a “GIFT” receipt for it either. The conveyance document that Howard alludes to is an INcomplete document that was never officially stamped and filed at the courthouse because Anna never paid Ben Thompson like she promised.

WHY is Anna “house hunting” if she is so certain that she already owns the Horizon home that Ben Thompson wants her out of?????? How many houses does she need to own in the Bahamas????

If they are “house hunting” as backup Plan B, when the judge rules that she does NOT own the Horizons home, that speaks volumes about the attorney’s LACK of confidence in the case he is trying to weasel through the Bahamian court system. It says loud and clear that he KNOWS Anna does NOT own the Horizons home, and NEEDS to find another Bahamian home.
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The Associated Press
Nov 23, 2006 9:58 AM
Anna Nicole Smith partner says order blocks power cuts at Bahamas home
EXCERPT:
Both parties have filed lawsuits for the Supreme Court to declare who owns the house. Anna Nicole Smith has also been house-hunting in the Bahamas, Munroe said.

Anna’s Bahamian attorney got the power turned back on TEMPORARILY, until the home ownership case is heard and ruled on by a judge ….. but if the utility companies were FORCED to turn the utilities back on …. And Anna and Howard are STILL NOT paying their bills ….. does that mean the Bahamian utility companies are being forced to provide FREE utilities? The utility companies should SUE Anna and Howard to get their services paid for, like every other human being has to do.

I believe Cyril Wecht, the pathologist, is going to have to SUE Anna to get paid, along with the hospital and funeral home SUING to get paid. Anna said in her own words, she “has NO MONEY in the Bahamas”.

Michael Scott, the attorney that quit on Anna, is probably going to have to SUE his former client also, to get paid for his services

More intelligent commenting on the other TMZ Anna Nicole comment blogs:
“Cops Have More Questions for Howard….”
“Slapped with Fraud Suit”
“Anna in the Dark…”
“The Lights Aren’t On….”
“Commit Birth Fraud?”

2835 days ago
13.

Patty    

The utilities were turned back on in deference to the baby, because of the safety of the situation. It it only temporary, as Daniel's death is being investigated far more thoroughly than anyone guesses, and while ANS "shops" for a new home (interesting considering she trashed the one she was in and never paid a dime), I think with the island as small as it is, and the islanders wanting to keep the integrity they have, it will be hard for ANS to find a home. She's not wanted there, the Islanders have made it perfectly clear. ANS ruined that for herself. Burning bridges, ANS. Dumb fool.

2835 days ago
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As u taught me    

I think that is funny about lazy Howard in another man`s house. I can just picture him laying around with the owner out there swetting up a storm. Good one JW!
We know women do not like him but when you think of the average working man JW you sum up what my own Hubby and male friends are saying. Maybe the family will get wind of just what us regular people think.

2835 days ago
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stef    

Oh Patty, Patty, Patty...I know it's your post as soon as I read the first sentence! LOL...that's not a rip, that's a compliment!
AN was to removed from that house 10/31/2006-what's the delay here? Why is she still living in a house she doesn't own, pay rent for, a house she cannot prove was a gift??? The electricity being restored was supposed to be a temporary measure because of the baby-are they letting her remain in the house because she has a new baby???
HSK is a wussy. I really felt for him the night he did 'Larry King' because he seemed so depressed, dark circles, puffy eyes...obviously crying. I just don't buy that they've been together for what he says is a 'long time'. He's been in love with her for ages and ages and she's always blown him off. Now she needs a daddy and suddenly he's good enough. What the heck is he going to do if Larry B. wins his case and gets a paternity test that shows he's the father? (besides look like a twit)
Remember how the press was saying as the MD's and RN's were trying to revive Daniel that AN apparently yelled 'This is all your fault!" HKS denied this on Larry King as did AN on ET -who knows what to believe. Someone at that hospital apparently thinks they heard AN yell this. I guess we wait and see what this HUGE announcement that's coming before 12/15/06 will be. I can't wait. Hopefully some closure for all involved, including all of us on this board who are interested.
For now, I'm off to watch the '25th Anniversary of Luke and Laura'...Oh, by the way, I'm certainly not going to lie-I read the tabloids weekly-and this week, they're claiming to have pics of AN and Larry around the time of conception...

Stef

2835 days ago
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