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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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chrisw    

Marilyn Monroe was not an orphan either. Her mother was alive, although mentally ill. Her father was somewhere, just parts unknown. She never knew who he was. Comparing ANS to Marilyn is a stretch. Marilyn had far more class, beauty and talent, and never looked to men for money the way ANS did. She was promiscuous, to be sure, but not as screwed up as Anna. She never posed for Playboy. Those pics were dug up and bought by Hefner. Hefner likes to take credit for them. Marilyn tried to live modestly and independently in the end, not squatting in an old boyfriend's house totally surprised that all the crap she had given everyone her whole life was all coming back at her.

2782 days ago
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victoria    

I happen to agree with the comment that to compare her to MM is like comparing apples and oranges----but I do NOT, however, find it necesscary to be SO disrespectful of someone who is now DECEASED, no matter what FUN we ALL made of her. It is one thing to poke fun at her & joke around---that is one of many prices you pay that comes with fame----but it is quite another to be disrespectful to the dead.

Second, this little girl is truly ALONE. I don't trust not ONE single person in her life right now. Birkhead IS the father, IMO, but not b/c he wants to be a father---he just wants his own $$ & noteriety that comes from being ANS "baby daddy". Stern was/is the drug supplier to ANS & some kind of civil suit charges should be filed against him(from Dannielynn's side--whomever ends up fighting for HER rights in this mess) for NOT getting her the "proper" help immediately after Daniel died and at least TRYING to help get ANS on the right track.....I mean, was he NOT supposed to be some kind of lover, caretaker, lawyer, FRIEND, etc. to ANS? Total pig & I hope he DOES burn---things are just very strange in this situation all around. Stranger STILL that TWO young, basically healthy folks DIED while around Stern, but what concerns me MORE is if Stern was secretly working for the Marshall family in some capacity. And I don't want to hear someone say that he couldn't b/c that would be UNETHICAL---the whole damn thing, including himself , is completely UNETHICAL! Somebody is playing a deadly game to hold on to that little girl's money.....and Stern is a willing henchman.

2782 days ago
18.

Mike    

He was her half brother, not stepbrother, you half-wit.

Gotta love the slap dash writting job you did on this story, at 2:58AM no less.

2782 days ago
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jenn    

I agree with you Victoria. Howard K is just the lowest form of a human being. If he loved her so much then why didn't he help her?? Especially if that is the mother of YOUR child! This is the person that would be taking care of your daughter, it just makes me sick. At the end of the day it was all about money. I feel so sad for this little girl, my heart goes out to her. I really don't know who is sincere and who is full of it. It is also sickening how the court system works! Get the damn DNA testing done! Why should they have to wait? The mother passed away, there should be more urgency now to get this done. She left behind some mess. I just hope for the sake of her daughter that this all gets resolved quickly and that Larry B is sincerely just there for his daughter and whats best for her and not for $$. Howard K should burn in hell, I am sure that he will be writing a tell - all one day.

2782 days ago
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Michele    

Jenn - You sound as if you know Howard K. Stern? You don't know what was happening behind the scenes anymore than I do. You can't make someone who is addicted to drugs, (if in-fact that is what it was) stop taking them. The addict is the one who has to make the committment to be clean. An addict will find a fix no matter what.

The problem with all of this mess is that people are judging everyone involved without knowing enough details to do so. I hope that all of you judging aren't put under the media microscope like these poor people have been. I'll bet it's a nasty life being filled with everyone elses speculations.

2782 days ago
21.

Michele    

Sending all of my sympathy, I wish them all the best. May Anna Nicole and her son finally rest in peace.

2782 days ago
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heidabelle in chicago    

There's a precious life left behind. Keep in that in mind while throwing your stone.

2782 days ago
23.

Deborah    

I guess that each of you judgmental people have never lost a child. In the wake of a child's death, I think most any parent would have to resort to antidepresants for a time. It sounds as if # 10 is a hostile miserable person...hmmnnn, what makes you so angry? Were you there? How do you know how many people she slept with? Just because money mongers are coming out of the woodwork, proves anybody can make any claim. Everyone has their opinion, but to pretend as if they have the answers when the medical reports are far from being reviewed is preposterous. No-one knows what happened, it will come out, to accuse someone is mere speculation at this juncture.
ANS WAS/IS compared thru the media and otherwise as the "modern day Marilyn" and to look at her you can see why.... Her story is a tragedy. Hopefully Dannielynn will end up healthy & happy and know her mother loved her just never had the chance to pick up the pieces after Daniels death.
No matter what, she and Howard were together and they loved each other...my heart goes out to HKS. Hopefully the Mother that ANS despised will finally respect her and let her rest in peace and keep her opinions to hereself..after all she hadn't seen her in years! But, when there is money involved, highly unlikely....now the family can all write their books, based on what they have heard, since they don''t know her any more than you are I do. They were estranged for obvious reasons felt by Anna. The mother had to stay away shile she was alive and should respect her now that she has passed.

2782 days ago
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gettheboysawayfromher    

rita cosby use to be on fox and they threw her off and now she is on msnbc, she lost her hour show on msnbc because she cannot over iraq because she is inept, she can cover anna nicole smith which she did last night, she really belongs on a celebrity gossip show, not on a world/current events news channel, nobody has figured this out yet

2782 days ago
25.

cynthia    

IT MAKES ME SO VERY SICK TO SEE THAT ANS MOTHER NOW WANTS TO BE IN HER LIFE WHERE THE #@#!! WAS SHE WHEN ANNA WAS ALIVE??? OH I KNOW ..ON TV DISSING HER OWN CHILD!!! AND NOW SHE WANTS THE BABY... COME ON LADY LET THIS LITTLE GIRL BE RAISED IN A GOOD HOME!!!! AND STAY OUT OF THE LIFE YOU NEVER WANTED A PART OF UNTIL NOW!!!! NOW THAT LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY ARE INVOLVED!!!! I HOPE THIS LADY NEVER GETS A DIME OF ANNA'S MONEY....!!!!! IT BELONGS TO THE BABY 100%%%%!!!!

2782 days ago
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Kimberly Greer    

We all need to step back and realize that there is a little girl that will never truly know her mother. May god bless her and send an angel to look over her.

2782 days ago
27.

Lori    

You need white trash editors for this story. White trash would have known right away that Daniel and the baby are half siblings. I'm Oklahoma white trash, made it all the way from GED to lawyer. Anna has always been dear to me. Her mama in Bahamas? Totally could be my life. Boo!

2782 days ago
28.

Bethany    

Daniel was her half-brother, not her stepbrother.

2782 days ago
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chrisw    

How boring would this thread be if all we did was say, "Oh, the poor baby.." It's a terrible tragedy. Few are denying that. We don't need to be scolded for having opinions. More civility is welcome, sure. But the whole situation is a fascinating mess and we've been fed ANS in all her dysfunction non-stop by the media (her own doing, or Howard's) so people draw conclusions from what they've been shown. The baby is young enough that whomever she ends up with as a parent, she will be okay emotionally, as long as her parent doesn't act like Anna Nicole. Something tells me Howard wouldn't be the best choice. Personally, I'm rooting for the young photographer. He'll probably get married and the baby will have a mother. Forget about the money part of it for a moment. Even Anna didn't deserve to get that. The farther away from the whole ANS world that baby gets, the better.

2782 days ago
30.

TMZX    

Well, she did lose her step-brother too. Howard Marshall Jr. died in June...he would have been her step brother. That coupled with the lose of her mother and her half brother. Yikes. And if Howard Marshall Sr. is the sperm that created her..then she's lost her daddy too. Yikes Yikes.

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