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Howard Cashes in on Anna's Death

2/11/2007 5:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

There's a huge buzz going on among people connected with Anna Nicole who are outraged over the fact that Howard K. Stern sat down with "Entertainment Tonight" for an exclusive interview just days after her death. The inside scoop is that Stern was paid a bundle for the interview, which will air during the all-important sweeps period. The sit-down has created enormous bitterness among some people in Anna Nicole's inner circle.

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William McMullin    

Thank you for your February 12th article, “Anna Nicole Smith’s Final Hours.” The animals lost a real friend when Anna Nicole Smith passed away. She spoke out against wearing fur due to the intense suffering endured by the animals caught for fur. Smith condemned the cruel Canadian seal hunt where baby seals are clubbed to death, according to www.furisdead.com/feat-annanicolesmith.asp. I hope Anna Nicole’s compassion and charity work will not be forgotten.

2720 days ago
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Kristy    

are you kidding me?! even though i don't like the man people are talking S**t ahout him when her mom has been bashing her on nat'l tv the day AFTER the whole thing?!, and larry birkheard posted about it on his blog... PLEASE!!!! The guy is no saint but at least he will be one of the people saying good things about her cause even with her passing people are still spitting in this woman's body by making her a psycho basically... a little respect at least

2720 days ago
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Ambs    

Howard K Stern did it.

I can feel it. It is scott peterson all over again. Guilty. As. Sin.

#10 - if you are going to be all spirtual and self righteous and biblical and all you might want to considering NOT wishing bad things upon people. Quoting the bible and then wishing "karma" gets them all is a little twisted dontchathink.

Stern did it. He IS gay and he did kill them both. This is the story of the century.

My prediction: we will be hearing about "crib death" next.

2720 days ago
34.

Ambs    

#15

You are right ON the money.

2720 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

Yeah, 2 days after 'the love of his life' dies, he's giving interviews -- not hard NEWS interviews, but PAYING entertainment-show ones. If (God forbid) my spouse died, I would would be incoherent in bed for several weeks, I daresay. BRING ON THE PATERNITY TEST!!!!!!!

2720 days ago
36.

TiffanyToo    

So what if he made some bucks. Look at the other people cashing in on her. . .her mother for whom Anna openly showed disdain and hatred. . .no doubt the media paid for her Bahama trip (same as they paid for Anna's hillbilly cousin to come knocking on her door during her reality show). . .her half-sister who knows nothing about her handing over her manuscript of Anna's life the day of Anna's death. . . Larry Birkhead for the court hearing the day after her death. . .the Prince (Miss Gabor must be soooo proud) for claiming that HE is the father when it is common knowledge that he's always pulling publicity stunts. . .the developer who waltzed into her Bahama home after her death claiming it was his and had the locks changed. . .need I go on???

I'd much rather Howard got something out of it. . .he was the one Anna chose to be around. . . the one she trusted. If anyone is to benefit in any way from it, I'd much rather it be Howard than the others.

2720 days ago
37.

prissycat    

I have been out of the loop for a while due to work, but whatever happened to purple-haired, tongue pierced and tattood Kimmy? Has she weighed in on this situation. They *seemed* very close on the show. Speaking of.... funny now how Bobby Trendy only has gread things to say about ANS.

2720 days ago
38.

Mark    

BTW...has anyone noticed that Anna Nicole was relatively sane and under control UNTIL Howard K. Stern came into her life? Just compare interviews with her before and after he entered her life.

So sad.

2720 days ago
39.

bushbehindbars    

who cares? this is all a distraction. we now have the official report that cheney & bush fabricated the supposed evidence they used to attack iraq, the libby trial, dire warnings on global warming, and an impending attack on iran. and you guys are fixated on the life and death of a no-talent circus freak? her life was sad, but really didn't contribute much to the global cause, now did it?

2720 days ago
40.

in the know    

Please get off your soapboxes! Long before Anna Nicole passed away, you judged him to be invovlved with Daniel's murder. Like it or not, he has looked out after Anna Nicole for years. She would not have lived this long if he was not around. Daniel did like Howard alot. Howard may be an enabler, but he knew if he did not stay around her and protect her, she might committ suicide. She had been drinking and doing drugs for years and there is nothing he could do about it. He was probably the only one who genuinely cared for her. Of course he is doing interviews and getting paid for it, he has massive legal bills ahead! ET was just at their new home all last week, and Et said they had become close to Anna Nicole, Howard and the baby.. Any f

2720 days ago
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wtf??    

Howard WAS Anna Nicole's inner circle! Who is upset about it? Her mother? Her mother hated her. Her friend who owned the house? He was trying to get her out of it. Her ex-boyfriend? Dickhead denied the child being his, then recanted and wanted the child and support! Chyna? She was in Lary King 5 hours after Anna died.

So who is upset? C'mon TMZ, stop speculating and start reporting facts only. I know you're a gossip rag, but don't become the online equavalent of the Nat'l Enquirer!

If someone said they were upset, say their name and put them on blast. You report every detail of that media hoar Paris Hilton's life, why not do the same for Anna?

2720 days ago
42.

roxy    

Duh? Accuse HKS of Anna's and Daniel's deaths and then be outraged that he does this interview? It is highly likely that he is forced to put the record straight in reponse to all the malicious and misinformed things that are being said about him right now.

If you are one of those accusing him of whatever (with your real name hidden on these blogs and with no evidence, just your ignorant conspiracy theories), surely you can give him a chance to defend himself before you just carry on uncompassionately maligning him again.

2720 days ago
43.

Rachel    

I'm not saying that Howard is the greatest guy, but he definitely seemed to love Anna. I feel for the guy. He pined for her for years, finally gets her, and she dies.

For those of you disgusted about the interview, watch the local news. It seems like everytime there is a death, the loved ones have no problems pulling themselves together for the cameras. Not saying it's right; I'm just saying.

Maybe he wanted to do the interview to set things right... to let people know how much he loved her and how she wasn't what everyone assumes she was.

Just saying...

2720 days ago
44.

Mary Rao    

I FELT FROM THE BEGINNING THAT STERN HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ANNA'S DEATH AND DANIEL. THIS IS JUST TOO WEIRD.. I WANT TO KNOW WHY SHE DIED. BEING A LAWYER COMES IN HANDY FOR HIM. I THINK HE IS A MAN AFTER MONEY ONLY.
I FEEL SO SAD FOR THIS BABY GIRL. PLEASE CAN WE GET THIS CHILD WITH PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVE HER. STERN MAKES ME SICK. STRANGE HOW SHE DIED WITH A NURSE WITH HER AND 911 FOR CALLED AFTER WHAT..SHE REACHED STERN & THEY KNEW SHE WAS DEAD.
ITS A SCANDEL. I FEEL IT.

2720 days ago
45.

Lisa    

DONT YOU THINK ANNA AND HOWARD HAVE SECRETLY HAD A DNA TEST ALREADY AND KNOW THE RESULTS. MAYBE THAT IS WHY THEY WERENT IN SUCH A HURRY - THEY KNEW THE ANSWER ALREADY.

I WILL BE GLAD WHEN DEBRA OPRI AND LARRY BIRKHEAD'S 15 MIN OF FAME IS UP. TOO BAD THEY CANNOT BE HELD CRIMINALLY LIBEL.

LARRY WANTED ANNA TO PAY HIS $300,000 PLUS ATTORNEY FEES - MS OPRI WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT IT. CALL ME STUPID - BUT ISNT SHE THE ONE PRINTING THE INVOICE? DUH

2720 days ago
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