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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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61.

sk8rgurl    

Maybe howard didn't help her because in a junkie's world, your best friend is also your enabler...it works both ways....don't believe me? check the stats.....

2775 days ago
62.

Stella    

I thought he was dissing Larry Birkhead's lawyers move to get emergency DNA testing? They're (Larry and his lawyer) worried about the (eventual) test. They said that Howard K. Stern has a neice who is similar in age and looks to Dannielynn and that they're worried he might try to switch babies....so that the DNA won't match Larry's. They wanted to get an emergency sample of Anna's DNA to keep and match up to the baby....when they EVENTUALLY do the test. What a mess! And so sad.....

2775 days ago
63.

Ilona    

Well, wouldn't it just be TMZ to create a headline like this? I have not seen this "news" anywhere else, not even on an "unsavory" blogging site like Perez Hilton's yet here it is on TMZ, surely an exclusive that you dug up from your bottomless snakepit.

Leave Howard K. alone. You helped destroy Anna so now it would seem logical for you to try to compel Howard to succumb to the same fate.

If people who read this have any intelligence, not to mention common sense and decency, they will resist the impulse to echo the heartless remarks made by TMZ's staff.

2775 days ago
64.

Just wondering???????????    


Anna Nicole died the way she lived, with alot of controversy. She will be remembered for slurring her words in the last few years, maybe due to medications to prevent depression especially since her son died. The Anna Nicole I recently saw was happy and coherent and spoke exceptionally clear when she was named Guess Model of the year.

She got into some bad sh*t, she lost her son,her will to live. I don't think she wanted to die, it was an accident. She should not be faulted for her choices, we make them all the time and the only difference is we do not have the paparazzi on our ass. We make mistakes and we are normal. She made mistakes and she is judged and convicted of being immoral.

She is what every American wants to be, successful and noteworthy in a short period of time, but everyone sh*tted on her for what she did and the choices she made, but you still loved her!!!

Either you loved to hate her or you loved to watch her, I loved to watch her because she was a compassionate and caring person, she was ever changing and she was always happy. And the camera loved her!!!!

She will be remembered for scandal but she loved her kids! Being a Mom is the most important role on earth! She made a mistake and did not want to leave her daughter to her mother (BOTC) or to anyone she did not seem fit to raise her daughter.

2775 days ago
65.

LilDarlin    

If the precious baby was H.K. Sterns, then why did he dodge a paternity test TWICE! I pray to God that baby is Larry Birkheads. They had a real relationship, they went shopping for baby clothes, baby furniture,...etc. Even Anna's mom says the baby is Larry Birkheads. I dont think Larry cares about the money. He just wants his little girl,..like any Father has that right. On the other hand,....HOWARD K. STERN, IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, AND IS A MURDERER. ANNA SUPPORTED HIM. YES HE WAS A (HAS BEEN ATTORNEY)...AND NOW WITH NO CLIENTS. HE IS EVIL, AND ANNAS PROBLEMS STARTED WHEN HE CAME INTO HER LIFE. AGAIN,....I PRAY LARRY BIRKHEAD IS THE DAD. THAT BABY DOES "NOT" HAVE ONE FEATURE THAT EVEN LOOKS LIKE HOWARD K. STERN.

2774 days ago
66.

Lil    

If the precious baby was H.K. Sterns, then why did he dodge a paternity test TWICE! I pray to God that baby is Larry Birkheads. They had a real relationship, they went shopping for baby clothes, baby furniture,...etc. Even Anna's mom says the baby is Larry Birkheads. I dont think Larry cares about the money. He just wants his little girl,..like any Father has that right. On the other hand,....HOWARD K. STERN, IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, AND IS A MURDERER. ANNA SUPPORTED HIM. YES HE WAS A (HAS BEEN ATTORNEY)...AND NOW WITH NO CLIENTS. HE IS EVIL, AND ANNAS PROBLEMS STARTED WHEN HE CAME INTO HER LIFE. AGAIN,....I PRAY LARRY BIRKHEAD IS THE DAD. THAT BABY DOES "NOT" HAVE ONE FEATURE THAT EVEN LOOKS LIKE HOWARD K. STERN.

2774 days ago
67.

duh    

They are not half- siblings or step-siblings. They are full sister and brother. They have different fathers but the same mother.

2774 days ago
68.

sue    

For all those saying Larry B. is only after the $$ - he claimed paternity months ago while Anna Nicole was still alive. Thus, he was never a consideration for handling the $$. Even if he got custody while Anna was still alive, the $$ would be hers. It only became an issue for Dannilynne after Anna's death. Larry is seeking his child - not her money. When he filed his claim, he had no way of know that Anna wouldn't be alive until Dannilynne's adulthood. Come on people, think about it!

2774 days ago
69.

Lady_MJ    

larry birkhead just wabts fame and money men he looks like a F****N. queer..alexis in Houston ,tx

2774 days ago
70.

Dee    

Hey ! Listen people ANS and her son were both drug additics, that was so very clear even back in the reality TV days....Stern looks to be on something....I wouldn't be surprised if he's not next......you play you eventually pay!!!! The baby needs to be taken over by the state....they will never find the real father!!!!!

2774 days ago
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D. Tompson    

What kind of sick and demented people would suggest such an obsurd, discusting statement that ANS and her beloved son had an incestuous relationship that produced that beautiful little baby girl.What kind of lowlife, classless society are we living in? Have you no compassion?Wasn't ANS ridiculed enough in life?Why must you continue to kick her around even in her death.Enough is enough! ANS may not have been an icon of purity,however she does not deserve the derogatory remarks that are being made about her in this forum. It just proves that jealousy bares its ugly head, even in death. SHAME ON YOU ALL!!! If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all, If not for her ,keep your statements to yourself ,for the countless loved ones she has left behind. Show some respect........

2773 days ago
72.

William C    

You know what Robert Evens? You can go screw yourself you are everything that you wrote about her and more!!! I hope you lose your mother and then have someone write that crap about her!!!

2773 days ago
73.

kimberly    

who cares WHAT AND WHO she did!! All that really matters is that baby girl!!! Like she won't have enough to deal with when she grows up knowing who her mother was! In the PUBLIC eye ANS was prbably TOTALLY different than what everyone thinks of her !!!!I am sure she loved her children as MOST mothers do!!!She might have died of a broken heart over her son!!! Everyone just needs to leave HER SPIRIT ALONE!!!! I HOPE SHE GETS TO REST IN PEACE!!!

2773 days ago
74.

Kitty    

I truely believe that Dannielynn is in grave danger. It was found that Stern was close by when Anna's 90 y.o. husband died, then when Daniel died, now when Anna died. Everything points to him. He stands to inherit her millions and is making millions by exploiting Anna's death and selling his story to the tabloids. If he is the father, why has he been dodging the paternity test? At this point he should be looked at as suspect in all 3 deaths! The DFCS needs to step in and keep an eye on Dannielynn. This poor child is a pawn. Whoever gets her, gets her inheritance. What will happen when the child reaches the age where she would recieve her trust? Who will be put as beneficiary? I believe under the current circumstances, she is in grave danger. Will she be the next to die 'suddenly'?
Anna's life is now 'up for grabs' to the highest bidder and who was the closest to her for many years? Stern. He stands to make millions, if not billions just for being in her bed all these years. It is sickening what people will do for the almighty dollar. Watch that child, I fear she is next.

2773 days ago
75.

Becky    

Its a shame that with alot of money comes fear of death, because of greed. And many cases of deaths have happened due to the greed. This child Dannie, is the one who is in the end going to hear of her Mothers death, and half brothers death. To speculate right now who has done this..will not help the ones who indeed loved, Anna Nicole geniunely. It won't help bring her or her son back. This child, Dannielynn is going to have to face tradegy when she finds out, one day. My heart goes out to her, as one day, she will live in fear as well. Are large sums of money the evil we seek to gain in this life? It isn't going to help Anna or her son now. My prayers are for the child, who will live a horrible life, in shadows of fear, in shadows of the dysfunctional life, that all the money created. Lets pray the child will have some peace, in her life. And to have surgeries that could cause this death as well? Is vanity and and what it can gain you, going to be valuable to this child, when she grows up? I pray that she finds the solace of more than that. Who has methodone in their refridgerator? Not your average person. Thank God I am average. And feel the beauty inside as well as outside. Far better to feel that, and the virtue it brings, than to be eaten up with the tragic outcome, of what all of it can do. And to drink away your fear. A life of diet drinks and methodone in the refridgerator. How sad. I find it all very sad. my condolences, to this special little girl.

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