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Judge to Anna Nicole: Gift Shmift

1/22/2007 5:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith lost another court battle on Monday after a judge in the Bahamas ruled that her case against G. Ben Thompson, her landlord, had no merit.

Smith had sued Thompson, claiming that he had no basis for evicting her, saying that the house she was living in had been given to her as a gift. The judge begged to differ.

The ruling clears the way for Thompson to proceed with his eviction lawsuit against Smith.

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Sad    

Well, even FOX NEWS is trashing ET's interviews with Howard & Anna! And Stern Pressures Larry TODAY to sign a deal!!

Howard K. Stern Plays Hardball With Larry Birkhead
Friday, March 02, 2007

By Roger Friedman

AP

Anna Nicole: Stern Pressures Larry to Sign Deal

Anna Nicole Smith's two baby daddies (I don't know what else to call them) continue to be in a tug-of-war this morning, even as their beloved cash cow is readied for burial.

Overnight, attorney Howard K. Stern — whose hold on the situation is starting to slip — has been strong-arming photographer Larry Birkhead to do a couple of things: keep Birkhead's legal reps out of Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamas funeral, sign a contract deal with "Entertainment Tonight" and acquiesce even further regarding the future of baby Danniellynn.

Stern, as I told you the other day, has already had one secret meeting with Birkhead in which he cut out the photographer's lawyers.

I'm told that Stern has kept up the pressure on Birkhead, actually presenting him with contracts, sources say, in which Birkhead would join Stern for more exclusive interviews on "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider."

"Howard wanted Larry to sign so that it looked like everyone was in agreement, and that it wasn't just Howard benefiting from these deals," my source said. "Larry said the baby's guardian should sign the papers for him and the baby, but he wouldn't. So then Larry wouldn't."

At the same time, Stern is trying to negotiate separately with Birkhead, away from his attorneys, to sign a deal by which Stern would continue to be in baby Danniellyn's life and oversee her finances.

Stern, my sources say, is working as quickly as he can to effect these agreements before he has to turn over the baby to Birkhead, her biological father.

Sources say that Birkhead's representatives are considering taking legal action against Stern's side to prevent further communication between the two sides as soon as today.

The problem, sources also say, is that Birkhead — a novice in these games — continues to be intimidated by Stern.

"Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," both owned by CBS Paramount Television, have denied paying for interviews. But I'm told their method – it's semantics — is to "license" footage either directly from Stern or through a third party.

Recently, "ET" used Solana Productions of Southern California in such a deal. Neither Solana or anyone from CBS Paramount answered calls yesterday.

Anna Nicole: Dead, and For Sale

Today, Anna Nicole Smith — a ridiculous person who accomplished just about nothing in her life — will be buried in the Bahamas.

There are several wars taking place all over the world, not to mention famines; artists are hard at work, movies are opening, buildings are going up, diseases are being investigated. But hey: Anna Nicole is being buried, and "Entertainment Tonight" will be there for every cheesy second of it.

That's because "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," two half-hour shows syndicated by CBS's Paramount TV, have paid a high price for this honor.

Real insiders (not the kind you have to pay for info) tell me that Paramount TV cut the deal with Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole's lawyer and Svengali, right after her son Daniel died of a methadone overdose in her Bahamian hospital room last September.

Paramount TV has denied this, somewhat passively, so far. But my sources say it they paid Stern around $3 million initially, and that this was renegotiated right after Anna Nicole herself died on February 8th of this year.

Of course, we could believe that Stern — who in court told clueless Florida probate judge Larry Seidlin that he was living off his parents — just loves "ET." Anything's possible.

But the reality is that Anna Nicole's death has proven to be a ratings-sweep godsend.

Linda Bell Blue, the show's executive producer, previously helmed Paramount's ugly tabloid show, "Hard Copy." For years she's had to sit through Mary Hart's tedious, publicist-arranged interviews with low-level TV stars, just waiting for this moment: a huge celebrity death, in a sweeps month, and already contracted for!

As recently as last night, "ET" correspondent Mark Steines was reporting "from inside" Anna Nicole's Bahamas mansion — no mention of the fact that it didn't belong to her, and that the landlord is kicking everyone out.

Steines had "the inside scoop" about the B-list country singer who would serenade Anna Nicole into the next life, the color of her burial gown ("pink!") and what would be inside the coffin (with any luck, Anna Nicole).

Steines performs these interviews — as he has since last Nov. 1, when he had his first "exclusive" after Smith's son, Daniel, d

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Tie    

The house was a gift. Please Anna, you are not hot enough to have a beautiful expensive house given to you. What a ballzy scam you just pulled, then again you scamed billions from a dying old man and his children. I am glad the judge saw through your bullsh!t. Everyone knows you just walked into the house and the owner came home and was like "what the hell?"

2740 days ago
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Whatever    

Boy this broad has lived in court for the past like ten years.

2740 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

PACK IT UP U GOLDIGGING BITCH

2740 days ago
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All American Girl    

She is a head case. Move back to the trailer park!!!!

2740 days ago
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Wicked    

Anna,

Pay your bills..dump your dumb lawyer, Howard Stern, and let your daughter meet her real Daddy.

I suppose DUMB REALLY IS FOREVER.

R.I.P. Daniel

2740 days ago
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anticircumcision    

That ill witted STERILE ben thomson!
i believe Anna!,, that sterile guy gave the hse to Anna in return for a BJ!
Anna is a High class escort!
that cheap NASTY STERILE BEN should GO TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that JUDGE should go to hell to!!!!!!!

poor Anna!... who says rich people don't pay for " services"??????
that STERILE ben totally disgusts me!!!!

2740 days ago
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dana    

Tick Tock..Tick Tock..looks like her house of cards is beginning to fold..in the next month she will be homeless and have a new baby daddy once the paternity tests come back and be an accessory in the murder of her own son.

Nice knowing you chica!

2740 days ago
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Dr. Spazz    

Lets call it as we see her A WHORE. She lives off other rich people. I would not even want to be her man toy. She is dirty and I would not want to touch her. Get a real JOB and enter the real world of life.

2740 days ago
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anticircumcision    

STERILE Ben just wants his 15 minutes!!!!!
why would he buy the hse for Anna if he wasn't " holding" her?

BEN, u nasty evil sterile guy!!!!

if you can't afford high class Escorts like Anna go to vegas!

2740 days ago
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repost    

Goooooooooooo Ben...

Im glad something has come out good so far anyways.

2740 days ago
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FreakHater    

Gold diggin' Biotch!!! She's a dang nut case, I hope Larry is the baby daddy, and gets custody of that poor baby girl, ANS isn't bringing her up anyways, she's probably got more nannies than anything else. Media, you need to back off of her and her stupidity and maybe she'll go away and take her dork ass lookin' Lawyer wannabe back to the Bahamas, better yet, go to Aruba, I hear you disappear there!

2740 days ago
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Whatever    

Finally after her using people for money has caught up with her! She's getting older and she can't fall back on her looks much longer. Karma.

2740 days ago
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Rah-Rah    

Okay, Anna. Better start moving out while you can before the Bahamian police haul your fat ass and that freak mongrel Howard out of there! This WAS a ballzy scam you tried to pull. But alas, your scamming days are coming to a halt, especially with the looming paternity test in the U.S.

Ha ha! Here's some advice---
Dump the loser Howard K. Stern
Keep Howard out of your life
Testify against him in court concerning Daniel's death (you have nothing to loose)
Get the paternity test over with (it will do Daniellyn some good)
Go to A.A. (it's not too late!)
Go to parenting classes

That's it.

2740 days ago
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JURY OF YOUR PEERS    

Happy for Ben!!!!!!!

We all KNEW he owned the home and ANS and her posse were squatting!
That’s why she moved out of Ben’s house before the court ORDER was even issued today!

Now, I wanna see ANS and HKS back on Entertainment Tonight admitting that they schemed and LIED about ANS ever owning Ben’s house and apologize to Ben! (I won’t hold my breath though)

I am sorry for you Ben, that you got used and abused by this heartless, no soul woman!

I hope Ben gets an award for damages and wrongful residing, so he can place a lien on ANS’s “new” Bahamian home and/or Bahamian bank account.

WRITE letters people ….. to get the Bahamian Immigration Dept. to REVOKE ANS’s fraudulent permanent residency status! (see sample letter on TMZ “Inquest Date Set”).

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