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Howard & Baby: Bury Her in the Bahamas Already!

2/27/2007 3:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Howard Stern and Anna Nicole SmithUPDATE: Richard Milstein has just filed his appeal asking the court to uphold Judge Seidlin's ruling give him custody of the body on behalf on baby Dannielynn.

Attorneys for Howard K. Stern have filed an appeal to stop Virgie from getting custody of Anna Nicole's body.

Judge Larry Seidlin ruled last week that custody of Anna's remains should go to her five-month-old daughter Dannielynn and her court-appointed guardian. The guardian decided that Anna should be buried in the Bahamas next to her son Daniel. Anna's mother, Virgie Arthur, filed an appeal asking for that judgment to be overturned and that she be given custody -- to bury Anna in her home state of Texas.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear Virgie's case, and yesterday ordered that Anna's body remain in Florida pending review of the case. Attorneys for Dannielynn's guardian and Howard K. Stern were told that they had to file their motions by 2:00 PM ET today. Stern's side did just that. While Stern and the guardian agree that Anna should be buried in the Bahamas, Stern's attorney admits they have differing opinions on the law that governs that decision.

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31.

I love Larry!!    

Mom has every right to fight. Most certainly, Dannielynn will not be raised in the Bahamas. Anyone (family, friends, etc.) who want to visit Anna's grave will have to fly there? To another country? That's crazy. The Bahamas is where they FLED to get away from the US justice system. It was a fraudulent act on both the parts of ANS and HKS. I do not believe money is the driving force here with regard to Virgie. It's a mother's love for her child. Regardless of the "estrangement". All this other "crap" wouldn't have even played a part in the hearing if not for the judge's desire to get his moment of fame.
Go mom!

2761 days ago
32.

ABBY    

I READ WITH SUCH DISBELEIF. SHE IS GONE, DANIEL IS GONE.
AND WE HAVE HUMANS FIGHTING OVER DEAD BODIES. IF ANYONE WANTS TO VISIT ANNA, OR DANIEL, JUST CALL THEM TALK PRAY TO THEM, YOU DONT HAVE TO GO ANYWERE TO SEE A STONE OR NAME ON A STONE TO DO THAT. LET IT GO. LET IT ALL GO.

2761 days ago
33.

Granny    

Did Barth mention that whoever gets Anna gets to open the estate? Haven't seen Howard cry one tear.

2761 days ago
34.

DMHess    

Pretty soon it is going to come out (legally) that HKS is not the baby's father and that baby is going to be headed back to the US. Why keep Anna and Daniel in the Bahamas. Bring them all back so that the little girl can have a place to go and visit her mother and brother when she wants to. The whole deal with the Bahamas was just so HKS could get Anna away from everyone and drug her up so more. Yes Anna loved her son more than anything and wants to be buried next to him, but the Bahamas is not their home.

2761 days ago
35.

Jason    

So, does anyone know if HKS gets Bahamian citizenship for getting ANS body to the Bahamas and creating a visitor's destination? It's not like he'll have $500k plus to invest in property there otherwise. And we all know if he doesn't get out of the U.S. he'll be facing permanent disbarment along with criminal proceedings for his actions.

2761 days ago
36.

miss muffin    

Poor Howard.
I love you Howie!

2761 days ago
37.

premier    

I'm surprised tmz has not posted these appeals for us to read.

2761 days ago
38.

michelle    

Her mother needs to drop of the earth and LET HER REST IN PEACE!!!!

2761 days ago
39.

Patti    

According to ANS's profile on E! online, when J. Howard marshall died, ANS and Pierce Marshall fought over his estate, and over his remains. They wound up creamating him and sharing the ashes. There were two services, and poor J. Howard was left to rest in pieces! They should split ANS's ashes three ways. What goes around, comes around!

2761 days ago
40.

Granny    

Howard doesn't care about the baby anymore he just wants to control the estate of Anna. I wonder if he gave her GHB and had his way with her.

2761 days ago
41.

Virginia viewer    

What is Dr. Perper delaying cause of death for? Remember he said many would be surprised. Burial should be delayed until it is certain that the body is not needed for a criminal investigation. Though I suspect that Anna may have died of complications related to aids considering her lifestyle, sexual appetites, recent weight loss, bouts of pneumonia, various antibiotics found in hotel room, inject-able medications besides methadone found in her fridge etc. Everyone connected to her may need additional testing besides DNA.

2761 days ago
42.

Mae    

I watched season one of the Anna Nichole Smith show last night. She said on the show that Texas looked best in her rear view mirror. Dont sound like she wanted to be in Texas

2761 days ago
43.

Jenni    

The mother wants the body for the money!!!!! If she really loved her daughter she would have spent the same amount of time and money trying to get her help while she was still alive. Now she has the urgency to visit her daughter at a grave site. I want to know how she has so much money now to pay for attorneys and for travel....or are they expecting a big pay out of Anna's money. The fight for her estate will be coming soon. If Anna's family was so close as Vergie has said, how come I haven't seen any of Anna's brothers and sisters with the mom.

2761 days ago
44.

twinks!    

DIRTY! VIRGIE! just wants her daughter to look the worst in her death! that is her payback to her daughter for the HONEST! words! she said about her mother! DIRTY! VIRGIE! was the mother from HELL! Anna Nicole won't say those words without meaning them!

2761 days ago
45.

MM    

McGruff - exactly. Why choose a god forsaken place like the Bahamas? None of Anna's or Daniel's friends even live there !

DannieLynn won't live there. Geesh. Why should Coward Killer Werm even get a say in this matter?? He was NOT a husband & NOT a next of kin.

COWIERD - give it up already !

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