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Howard: A Million Tear$

2/12/2007 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Howard K. Stern is reportedly about to make bank over Anna Nicole Smith -- by giving a "tell-all" interview to "Entertainment Tonight" -- just days after Anna's death.

The buzz is that "ET" forked over a cool $1 million for the exclusive interview, which begins airing in segments tonight, but exact details of the deal remain secret. TMZ was unable to confirm that, but it's a safe bet it's a large number. The interview takes place during Howard's flight from Florida to the Bahamas to secure Dannielynn.

In a preview clip posted on YouTube, Stern is seen "crying" over Anna's death while bleating lines like, "I just want her to be with Daniel, I hope that they're happy ... she was such a wonderful person."

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coleen    

Ok about the Will situation,
Did Not Howard Stern say that a Will was make just before Dannielynn was born? If so where is that Will?

2741 days ago
2.

kate    

Yes, Howard K Stern shed tears...Tears Of Joy!!!!
He'll be crying all the way to the BANK!!!!

I quess our tax dollars paid for this farce that played out too!

Let's see what kind of circus he turns Anna Nicoles funeral into.
I heard Howard & the TrimSpa owner were cooking up a deal to have a media specticule where all the new potential TrimSpa model hopefuls would be paying they're respects to Anna in her coffin in the Bahamas while a new spokes model is named right there on the spot!
Will the newly court appointed quardian for
DannyLynn make sure this dooesn't happen?

This guy didn't love her...he loved what came along with her.
FAME & MONEY!. It was obvious in his own testimony at this farce of a hearing. He lived off of this woman with no means of his own of supporting himself. And NO movtivation to do otherwise!
And he fully intended to keep his "cash cow" in a drugged induced stuper as long as he could. It was serving him well.

It doesn't take a stack of degrees to see through ths guy.!
What do you think he did when he got wind of the possibility
Anna Nicole & Larry Berkhead were considering getting back together? (Larry's own testimony - backed up via emails- which Howard intercepted). His pathetic puny little existence flashed before is eyes! He manipulated her in true "control freak"
fashion, added to her paranoia, and fled to the Bahamas with her.
Where he could KEEP her under HIS TOTAL control and away from Larry, her family, her friends, and the authoriies as well.
Away from anyone who might be able to persuade Anna Nicole that Howard K Stern DID NOT (AND DOES NOT NOW OR EVER WILL) have her Best Interest at Heart!

He Kept supplying that pregnant woman with drugs. That is a person with No Conscience...NONE! Isn't there some sort of law
that is supposed to protect the unborn from such a criminal act?

If this was the average Jane Doe citizen and her scum PIMP what do you think would have happened to them?
Three Quesses! They'd be locked up, child taken away, and there would be outrage by all.

I certainly HOPE there is an investigation into these two very
untimely and SUSPICIOUS deaths of Anna Nicole and her son Daniel. There is something VERY WRONG with all of this!
Too many supposed coincedences!

Daniel (and all who knew that young man) was a loving son who was very loyal to his mother and DID NOT use illegal drugs.
Anna knew this and took great steps to protect him from seeing
HER doing them! She would instruct her staff and Howard to make sure Daniel didn't see her using!
Daniel was however, no fan of Howard, and Howard knew this!
So...how does a 20 yr old go from being a heatlhy guy visiting
his mother and new baby sister to dead in a few short minutes?
Hospital staff in the Bahamas have already given statements to the fact that "Daniel become very ill very suddenly after Howard
VOLUNTEERED to get Daniel lunch" .
Statements given say"Daniel collapsed and Anna Nicole tried to help her son while
Howard stood by listening to Anna screaming at him "Howard you didi this...you did this...what did you give him...what did you give him"?
Was a mother suspicious?
Did a mother wake one morning and realize her worst nightmare?
Was a mother about ask the authorities for help?

2736 days ago
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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

2728 days ago
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Patricia Crandall    

I don't understand why so many people are against Howard K. Stern. I see him as doing EVERYTHING within his power to have Anna's expressed wishes followed. I sure would want him on my side. I think he's a great guy and loves Anna, Daniel and DannieLynn with all of his heart.

As for Mommy Dearest, she should be ashamed of herself for trying to fight against Anna's wishes. Between the three individuals in this fiasco I see her as the most self-serving and mercenary. All she is seeing are $$$. I think she should be banned from any further interference.

Birkhead seems to be concerned about Anna and DannieLynn and if he is the father I think he should have visitation rights to see DannieLynn. However, Howard was named as Daniels guardian in Anna's original will and I think he is the person Anna would choose to raise DannieLynn. Howard should have full custody.

I hope you hang in there Howard. Actually, I know you will because that's what Anna would want. Not everyone is against you. I'm in your corner.

2725 days ago
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Diana Bailey    

He did love her - but he killed her. He killed her because he wanted the money and he couldn't control her - obviously. She had money, he was completed dependent upon her for the past 5 years - she even bought his shoes and fed him, she told him what to do and what not to do, yet she did as she pleased and with whomever she pleased. He couldn't stand it any more. Methadone is tasteless. He killed Daniel too. If it turns out that I am right, I hope he burns in Hell. If I am wrong, my God forgive me.

2724 days ago
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joni    

I'm so sick of hearing everyone judging Howard K. Stern! You all had better pray that you are never in a situation where you would be tried by the media and the whole country! None of you know anything about anything. I sure as hell wouldn't want any of you on my jury. You all obviously don't know what an open mind, till all evidence is in, is!

I'm with Who are we to Judge. This person has been there and I hope that he, or she gets to live the rest of their life in peace. I feel so sorry for anyone who had to go through all the small minded people out there and the media. Everyone thinks they know everything and they aren't capable of figuring out the real truth about anything. You are all so blind sided and more's the pity. I feel sorry for people like that.

God is the only real judge and those who are judging now, will ultimately be judged in the end. Instead of tearing someone to pieces why don't you all go and do something kind for someone? Do some good in this world, so that you may go on to the next. The self rightious will never see the kingdom of Heaven.

I have watched the media throughout all this story and every different tv station has their own slant on the same thing. They all say whatever it takes to get people to watch their sick stories.

Only the true facts should be dealt with and no one is doing that. That doesn't make for good copy, thus money and good rating, oh no.

I think Howard K. Stern is the only person that really loved and cared for Anna. No one can make a person stop something they don't want to stop. I think she would have died a long time ago if he hadn't been there, but she was hell bent on living this kind of life.

I feel sorry that Howard got involved with this person. He could have had a brilliant carreer if he hadn't gotten involved with Anna. I truly believe he was in love with her and that she just used him.

Howard I hope you read this and know that there are some people out there that love you and grieve for you. I wish I had your email address so that I could personally tell you that I support you and so do others.

Stay well, and stay strong and know that there are those that do care about you. May God be with you Howard. Don't give up.

May all these small minded preduiced bigots, rot!!!!

2720 days ago
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savanna    

OH for cripes sake.. could there be anything MORE fake??? Do you see him looking up to make sure the camera is still on?? Making sure he's still fake crying????????????????? Ughhhh.. so much for dinner tonite........

2746 days ago
8.

Dee    

I'm sorry but if I just lost someone that I loved....
Someone as close as he was to ANS.....
I would chosse RESPECT for her memory....over whatever pirce they were offering to pay to hear all of the details about her last days etc.......

This whole thing has been terrible......

Her own mother is more concerned with the financial aspect of her death....more then the fact that her daughter is DEAD.....

I'm not shocked at all by the drugs, and people that this woman dealt with....she was obviously in desperate need of some LOVE.......

It is shameful when the all mighty dollar ruins people......

2746 days ago
9.

Marvin    

This man is a disgusting parasite. He knew what was going on with that little baby in the house AND while Anna was pregnant. I hope he can be charged with something.

2746 days ago
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wtf??    

I believe Howard is hurting over the loss of Anna. More so than anyone else who knew her (mother, sister, ex-dickhead boyfriend, chyna, lawyers, publicists). He has been with Anna for a long time and I remember how much he was doting on her during her show on E!

And he had to say something - when he was quite everyone speculated he was hiding something. Now that he is talking, everyone is dogging him. He can't win.

At least he can use that money to take care of his and Anna's baby.

2746 days ago
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JollyJill    

before anyone jumps to conclusions- remember- ET was running a week long special when she died, they had the last interview with anna nicole also- I am not saying Howard is guilt free- but that an interview doesnt make one guilty.

2746 days ago
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2746 days ago
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dcreplay    

I haven't seen tears this fake since Scott Peterson cried for Laci & Conner. Hopefully, Howard will end up the same place Scott did...

2746 days ago
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Emily    

Give Howard the benifit of the doubt. He had stuck by her for many years and if he gets anything at all, he has it coming to him just for his loyalty. May Anna rest in peace, but don't you know she had to be a hard person to live with and cater to. My heart goes out to him. At least he is showing some sadness. How that "mother" of hers keeps giving interview after interview with no tears is beyond me!!

2746 days ago
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Kerryanne    

I can see why he never made it in the acting world.

2746 days ago
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