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This Week's Biggest Losers 02/10/2007

2/10/2007 4:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sure, we could do our usual thing and tag people like Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake for trying to outdo each other post breakup (Diaz, with her my-new-boyfriend-is-like-this-breadstick demo during a dinner at Cut in Beverly Hills, would likely win). But in the wake of Anna Nicole Smith's untimely death, it seems only fitting to invoke the exception rule, and take serious stock of those she left behind.

Anna Nicole Smith with Danielynn tattooDannielynn Hope Marshall: This young tyke is only five months old, but already she has lost a half brother and her mother. According to People Magazine, Dannielynn is being cared for in the Bahamas by the mother of Immigration Minister Shane Gibson, in advance of what will no doubt be an extremely ugly custody battle. Her mom idolized Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell with whom Smith was often compared. But now it is Dannielynn who must suddenly follow in the footsteps of Norma Jean and other real-life celebrity orphans, such as Deborah Harry and Dana Plato.

Howard K. Stern and Anna Nicole SmithHoward K. Stern: Blogger Perez Hilton wasted no time in the wake of Smith's death, restating his belief that the attorney is responsible for the death of Smith's son, and now, "the only known person alive who knows his part in the son's death." But Howard K. was not at the Hard Rock Hotel room at the time of her death, and Seminole, Florida Deputy Police Chief Michael Browne told the Associated Press they had interviewed everyone connected to the event and that it was not being treated as a foul play situation. If Howard K.'s marriage to Smith is deemed legal, and he goes on to inherit her full estate, he will trickle up to the top of many other people's hate lists.

Larry BirkheadLarry Birkhead: While expressing words of devastation on his personal website, former Smith boyfriend Birkhead also quickly went on the offensive. Birkhead's lawyer Debra Opri filed an emergency order for custody of Dannielynn and sought Friday in L.A. Superior Court to obtain a separate emergency order for DNA tests on Smith's body, as part of the ongoing paternity battle between Birkhead and Howard K (the latter attempt was denied). If you thought the legal morass surrounding Smith's battle with the family of Howard Marshall II for the oil heir's billions was messy, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Virgie Arthur: In a brazen bit of tough love, Smith's mother quickly made her thoughts known via "Nancy Grace," "Good Morning America" and elsewhere. After echoing Perez Hilton's claims that Smith's son Danny could not logically have died from an accidental overdose, she took her daughter to post-mortem task, saying that she had warned Smith against the perils of drugs and the people who came along with them. Certainly, anyone who saw Smith's last interview on "Entertainment Tonight" couldn't help but feel that she wasn't entirely herself (a thought echoed on "Good Morning America" by ET co-host Mark Steines). Arthur also threw her hat into the paternity-suit ring, insisting that it is Birkhead who is the father of Dannielynn, not Howard K.

Ron RaleRon Rale: While Wikipedia worked overtime to remove some of the more scurrilous user additions to Anna Nicole's file (ex: "She's dead. F***ing dead. Get over it."), the other attorney in Smith's life found himself suddenly thrust into a whole new level of client defense. For example, he decried the move by Howard K.'s attorney to get a DNA swab from Smith's body (a request denied Friday in L.A. Superior Court), telling People magazine that he thought "it was the lowest form of behavior I'd ever heard of." He was also privy on the FOX News Channel to something less egregious, but no less unsavory; anchor Rita Crosby delivering the news of Smith's death during an interview with Rale, and then quickly going on to dub it as an "exclusive."

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You may not like that some compare ANS to Marilyn Monroe, but once again she has captured your attension enough to make you go to this sight and key in your comments. She was a woman who definitely demanded the publics attention, and usually got it. In life as well in death.
Now my thoughts are with her innocent daughter. And i pray that the right decisions will be made in her best interest and the interest of greedy others.

2806 days ago


Wouldn't Daniel be Dannielynn's half brother (not stepbrother .. as mentioned above)?

2813 days ago


Yeah, he was her half bro. They had the same mama.

Who writes this stuff? Last night tmz had Stern's last name as Smith.

2813 days ago


Do you guys ever get your stuff strait? Everyone and their grandmama have been covering this story. That was her half-brother, not her step-brother. Seeing as though in his last years that Marshall probably couldn't get it up even if he tried there is no way Danilynn could have a step-brother.

2813 days ago


Actually, Howard Marshalls kids could be considered Dannielynn's stepsiblings. I guess. Or at least Danny was their stepbrother when ANS was married to Marshall. As weird as that sounds. But yeah, Danny was her half brother. Not a step.

Dannielynn is not gonna be an "orphan". Her father is still alive. It's not 100% clear who he is right now, but the dad is alive. (Dana Plato wasn't orphaned either. Her mother gave her up for adoption. Her mother didn't die.)

Oh, and Rita Cosby works for MSNBC now. Not Fox News.

OK, maybe I am being nit-picky on some of that stuff. But still. It helps to get the facts straight.

2813 days ago



That little girl did not loose her "step" brother and her Mother. She lost her half brother and Mother. They were blood related because they shared the same Mother.

2813 days ago


May God bless them all especialy poor little Dannielynn. No matter how much financial spoils at stake for anyone, I doubt they would want to see such tragic demise. I truly pray that Danny and Anna Nicole are at peace and that they may watch over little Dannielynn.. Stop the hatred and judgment and let them rest in peace literally.

2813 days ago


Daniel was the baby's half brother NOT stepbrother.

2813 days ago


you really should get your info was birkheads lawyer...not howard k's that wanted the dna swab done on her body....

2813 days ago

nickey windhamn    

Ihave read all the stories and all the comments,but most police and media would want to know . Who was the last person to see her alive? Who was she last seen with before ,she left for the HARDROCK CASINO? There is always two sides or more to a real life story.lets get real this lady is dead .What would you do if Anna was your daughter and grandaughter?I wouldn't be worried about any kind of dna.I would welcome it. MAY GODBLESS AND BE WITH ANNAS FAMILY IN THERE TIME OF GRIEF. God will walk with the child. NICKEY

2813 days ago

c. nastuk    

Rale decried the move by Howard K's attorney to get a DNA swab? You mean Birkhead's attorney. Regardless, the whole thing sucks. I have an ex who was reminiscent of her so it I understand how something like this could happen. It's sad.

2813 days ago


And its Rita COSBY. Not C_R_osby.

Sloppy work on this one.

2813 days ago


He would be a half brother...not a step brother. "Step" is no blood relation. They did have the same mother.

2812 days ago


Who cares..step..half ..whatever. The sad thing here is that precious innocent little baby has no mother. As much as I use to think Anna Nicole should chill out in the media, that baby didnt ask for the turmoil she's about to grow into. I just hope that the "family friend" who is caring for the baby, treats her as if she were her own. As for all the "dicks" out there that keep coming forward claiming paternity: Where were you before this beautiful baby was to inherit over 400 million huh? Greedy pricks. God Bless DannieLynn.

2812 days ago

We, are not amused.    

In the name of all that is holy:
Anne Nicole Smith was not an actress, she was a minor celebrity whose claim to fame was that she was a scheming whore who tried to take advantage of every swinging dick she could. She dead, and that's sad, but the only thing she had in common with MM was that they were both mammals You people just TWO days ago were urging her to die and now you want to make out like she was some great Hollywood talent.

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