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Howard K. Stern Interviewed by Cops

2/12/2007 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Howard K. SternTMZ has learned Bahamian authorities met with Howard K. Stern on Monday morning. Police sources say two subjects are on the table -- Stern's allegation of a break-in at the house in which he's staying, and the investigation into Daniel Smith's death.

Stern alleged that the owner of the house -- G. Ben Thompson -- broke into the premises and changed the locks after Anna Nicole died. We're told Thompson's position is that it's his home and Stern has no right to be there. Police wanted to speak with Stern about the allegation.

But law enforcement sources also tell TMZ that the cops want to re-interview Stern about the death of Anna Nicole's son last September. This comes after TMZ obtained a photo of Anna Nicole's refrigerator -- which held a large container of methadone.

Anna Nicole Gallery: Click to see photosDaniel died after ingesting methadone and several other drugs. We've learned at least one witness will testify at the coroner's inquest into Daniel's death that Stern supplied Daniel with methadone and then flushed the remaining stash down a toilet after Daniel died.

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16.

terry    

please, please stop this nonsence and think for a minute ! anna nicole has been in court with the marshal case for the last 10 yrs and no money has been received yet ! Do you really think anyone will receive this so called money ? dannielynn will be 18 yrs old before anything will be done about it and whoever looks after her should keep very sound records of expenses so after dannilynn inherits her share they can if they choose go to court for reimbursment.
anna nicole had to sell pics of danny and (hanna rose) now known as dannielynn in order to have money for danny's funeral, butler's funeral home is not cheap it cost her at least 100,000.00 to do that
furthermore howard was better off with annanicole than without her, his life has gone with her just as hers went with danny.
so please people have some respect for the dead and perhaps you will also find some self-respect. thank you for listening.

2714 days ago
17.

Andrea    

I would like ALL information that may concern the effects of Diet pills that may do us more harm than good. You know the old saying , If it's to good to be true.I wonder if it could be a contributing factor and I think it's very importint to look into. I'm am One Of these women who BELIVE every new diet pill on the market "workes". IT'S EXTREMILY IMPORTANT to know ALL the risk that we are facing."OUR OWN LIVES". Andrea from Metairie, La.

2714 days ago
18.

Gail    

ALL THIS IS TRASH...I DON'T UNDERSTND WHY EVERYOENIS DOWN ON HOWARD !!

HOWARD DID NOT OD THE wILL..ANOTHER ATTORNEY DID..HE HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS AS WELL.. THE OTHER ATTORNEY WILL PROBATE IT TOO

2710 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

2710 days ago
20.

gheryl    

I.m just glad that anna is buried near her son. That was all they matter. everyone is out for the money ,where were they when she rearly needed them. i feel sorry for that little girl.
AND PEOPLE ARE STILL MAKING MONEY OFF OF ANNA NICOLE SMITH HOW SAD

2710 days ago
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Comment    

Just when I was starting to think the police were all sleeping in the Bahamas, they're finally getting their act together, it seems, and questioning sleazeboy Howie in the death/murder of Daniel Smith by none other than money grubbing, conniving, manipulating, keep-ANS- doped-up Howie. What took them so long? C'mon. Still waiting to see Howie in that orange jumpsuit and silver bracelets. I hope he doesn't see a dime and gets his new digs in a 4 x 6 cell for the rest of his greedy no-conscience life. Oh, and just waiting to see if it's true that Anna had 7, count 'em 7, life insurance policies, all naming Daniel as primary beneficiary and guess who, as secondary beneficiary, none other than good ole HOWI himself. Now's there's a really BIG surprise? If that doesn't spell MOTIVE MOTIVE MOTIVE, and oh yeah, MOTIVE, I don't know what does, not to mention the big moolah appellate case still pending before the 9th Circuit Court. Howie's wheels were a turnin' day and night, probably didn't get any sleep for months, drawing up flow charts of how he was gonna get Daniel and Anna out of his way to the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and get away with not one but two murders. First he takes care of keeping Anna on drugs, then moves them to the Bahamas, lies about being the father, has her put him on her Will as Executor, and probably on her life insurance as secondary beneficiary, gets her son out of the way, then her out of the way, sells his stories to ET, and is currently trying to hornswaggle the mansion and the boat for himself, sell Dannielynn to Birkhead, kanoodling to stay in the picture money wise with Dannielynn while all the while making NO money of his own. The only money he makes was to be a leech and a parasite to ANS and try to connive his way into millions. I just hope he jgoes straight to jail, doesn't pass GO and doesn't collect "$200".

2708 days ago
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HKS INNOCENT< DR. E NOT    

Even I have been very suspicious of Anna and Daniels death,but what ever happenned to INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! I beleive he is not the father of the baby, I think he probably is attached to her since he has had part in raising her, I truly think he loved Anna.I also think the investigators will get to the bottom of it all.We have all been so stangely intrigued by this story, I had to take 3 steps back and think about it all in a refreshed light.
However, lots of men have killed loved ones for less reasons. Give the guy a break and let Justice figure this one out.

2707 days ago
23.

brenda braley    

Dear Howard,
I am a fan of anna's and yours.I feel for you everyday about Anna and dannylynn.I pray to God that,that baby is yours.You deserve it.My advise for You is not to listen to all the people that say Howard .k. sterns the one that killed anna and daniel.I would keep having faith in yourself that you are dannylynn father.Just keep her from annas mother and everything will be great.Vergie has no intention seeing that baby,belive in annas wishes and God Bless You
Love always,
Brenda Braley
email me back at lori_brenda@peoplepc.com

2707 days ago
24.

Douglas Mullins    

Howard K Stern which should not be capitolized is nothing but a LEACH A SHARK THE BABY LOOKS NOTHING LIKE HIM I CAN NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME SEE WHY THE FBI OR SOMEONE HASEN'T STEPT IN AND TAKEN THIS BABY stern SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR HER SONS DEATH AND HERS. IF ONLY FOR NEGLECTING A PERSON WITH A 105 DEGREE TEMPITURE

2707 days ago
25.

Maggie    

Once again people can be the most stupid animals on earth, No one can make you take something you are not willing to anymore then they can stop you from taking something you want, I see no differance in the photo guy and the lawyer both say she was her own boss. The son was also a drug user so why would anyone be held accountable for them. We all chose our own road in our walk in life! Now the mess is left for everyone else to clean up. She never was so lily white and sure as hell knew that she was killing herself. Most drug overdoses are unintensional. We all have to answer for our actions so why would she or her sons life be any more special then anyone else. the lawyers life was that of a babysitter for her, all the time they were together and if Birkhead was so great why did he not stop her from taking the drugs, ( oh poor guy was not able to stand his ground) at the very least the lawyer hung in there. Maybe if you add up the babysitting fees then he still has money coming to him. ( 10/per hr X 24 hrs=240.00X 365 days=87600.X 12 years = 1051200. less 144000. wages paid 907200. outstanding.) I guess that says it all!!! The other one didn't have a hard time having a apt and her home as long as it suit him so 1 is as bad as the other. Now poor mom never got that much but then again she never did that much, having a child and being a mother are 2 differant things. Some times you have to count your lucky stars that you are not a STAR.

2707 days ago
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gheryl    

I agree with maggie Right ON at least i got what you said in your reply lets see if anyone else does

2706 days ago
27.

Sam Morris    

On Feb 7, 2007, the day before Anna Nicole Smith mysteriously died, Howard K. Stern was ask by a talk show host if he was the one who gave Daniel Smith methadone? Howard said he didn't provide Daniel with methadone.

Also on Feb 7, 2007, the day before Anna Nicole Smith mysteriously died, Howard K. Stern received notice to appear in Bahamas court on March 23, 2007 to questioned on the death of Danial Smith.

Witnesses have testified that they saw Howard K. Stern give Daniel Smith methadone on the day he died. Isn't it ironic that Anna Nicole Smith died the next day?


KEY POINTS – Howard K. Stern testified that there had not been any drugs of Methadone around Anna Nicole Smith in the last five months, since her son Daniel died.

That testimony by Howard K. Stern was a lie. Prescription medication found at the scene, inside the refrigerator next to her bed at the Hard Rock Hotel, included the stimulant Provigil, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the powerful pain reliever Vicodin, and the morphine-like pain reliever Methadone, a lot of Methadone.

In testifying to being the father of Dannielynn, Howard K. Stern stated he is the father, according to the laws of the Bahamas. That was a clear message, that he had done some research on the paternity laws of the Bahamas.

Reading the laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, CHAPTER 130 dealing with paternity, states that the father is the name on the birth certificate and states there is no need to search for a father, when the father named on the birth certificate can be located. No blood tests are required to locate a father, when the father named on the birth certificate is living and can be located.

If you read the will of Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. Stern is the one who benefits from her death. The will is the road map to murder, a double homicide and possibly more.

Howard K. Stern has the cunning and courtroom posture of Theodore Bundy with a mixture of lies and defiance similar to Scott Peterson.

In the Bahamas, the father of Dannielynn by law is Howard K. Stern. By the laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Howard K. Stern and Anna Nicole Smith were legally married at sea on a boat with a Bahamas minister, which is very common practice in the Bahamas. The commitment ceremony held on the high seas, is a legal binding marriage in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

The will of Anna Nicole Smith, which was completely manipulated and crafted by Howard K. Stern, making him the sole beneficiary, will hold up as a legal will in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Regardless of the language in the will, by the laws of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Howard K. Stern is considered the surviving spouse of Anna Nicole Smith and is entitled to inherit her entire estate.

That little wedding commitment ceremony held on the boat, out on the high seas, was done for a reason. It was part of Howard K. Stern's master plan.

Howard Stern planned this entire plot from the very start of his relationship with Anna Nicole Smith, when as her attorney, Anna told Howard she wanted to die young, like Marilyn Monroe. That's when Howard realized it would be more profitable for him to step aside as her attorney and remain as her confidant, but not before he had crafted the will of Anna Nicole Smith.

Howard K. Stern manipulated Anna Nicole Smith with the aid of multiple prescription medicines, often putting her in a mind-altering stupor. Why are law enforcement officials letting this slide?


2706 days ago
28.

Donna    

I have seen people ask why howard would kill Anna. He was named the executor of Annas estate. That is an instant 20%....count that up people! Twenty % of half a billion. Also, he is broke now. He is saying he is borrowing money to make the trips back and forth to florida. He doesnt have anything, not even a job since 2002. I think the bahama plan was a plan that took years. Dannielynn was a glitch in his plans. Also, he is trying now to get Birkhead to buy his rights to the baby. What scum. I think he killed Daneil, and then Anna. I think he convinced Anna that she gave Daniel the methadone, becaus she was so out of it, and black mailed her about the baby. I also believe the nurse and body guard are on the payroll....3 days before her death he had a copy of her will fax to him.

2705 days ago
29.

Donna    

I have a question. If Howard has admitted that someone other than Anna owned the home, that means they were not legal residencts since she had to own a place there...right? From what I read, her buying the house is what made for a speedy citizenship there....of course..the man that granted them such a quick residency, has now resigned after the pictures were released.

I also think we will find out Howard had the house robbed so he could sell the stuff.

2705 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

'Bout damn time.

2728 days ago
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