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Legal Woes

For Anna Nicole's Mom

3/24/2007 4:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother Virgie Arthur is in hot water over alleged unpaid legal bills. She's been summoned to the Bahamas once more because her former attorney Jamal Davis claims she hasn't coughed up the money she owes him.

Davis, who says he helped Arthur obtain an order to keep Dannielynn in the Bahamas while paternity is being determined, told Entertainment Tonight, "We represented her to the best of our abilities. We managed to avoid the child being removed from the Bahamas up until the point of time that we stopped representing her and we haven't received payment for our time and devotion spent on this matter."

"We're just exercising our right as any creditor would do to recover our fees. It's unfortunate we have to take this route," he said.

In other Anna news, on Monday the results of her autopsy will be released.

Troubled Tara's Reign Ends



After a tumultuous reign, former boozer beauty queen Tara Conner passed her Miss USA crown on to Miss Tennessee, Rachel Smith, last night. Conner was almost prematurely dethroned in December, after allegations of wild partying and heavy drinking emerged. It was only after a heartfelt plea to pageant boss Donald Trump and a stint in rehab that Conner was allowed to keep her crown.

Now that it's all over, she told People magazine that, "the reign of Tara was miraculous. Literally, because I got sober during it, and that's the most important thing."

The Donald, too, seems satisfied. "We're very happy with Tara, very proud, and hopefully she will have set the example for many people that have problems with drugs and alcohol."

Conner offered her successor some advice. "Be yourself and put your own flavor on the title" -- just as long as that flavor isn't whiskey, vodka or beer.

Winehouse Whines About Lohan



Brit singer and new tabloid princess Amy Winehouse is making frenemies with Lindsay Lohan. Lohan was recently seen purchasing a Winehouse CD, and Winehouse, whose star is rising thanks to a song called "Rehab," recently told Giant magazine that she's worried about Lohan. "I want to coddle that girl. I really want to hug her," she said. She then goes on to poke a little fun at Lohan, adding that "I saw pictures of her coming out of the doctor's [office], and she's crying. She's holding papers in her hand, like, 'Oh, it's a note from my liver saying, "Dear Lindsay, I've gone to Vegas!" Winehouse is no teetotaler herself -- she has quite a rep for putting in booze-fueled performances, and in recent weeks she's canceled several concerts, allegedly for alcohol-related reasons. Maybe Winehouse should stick to singing, and leave the stand-up schtick to the pros.

Party Favors...Eva Offers Support to Jesse...DiCaprio and Winslet to Reunite


Elfin Eva Longoria threw support to her rehabbing "Desperate Housewives" castmate and on-screen boy toy Jesse Metcalfe. Longoria called Metcalfe, who is battling alcoholism, "the most put-together young actor you'll ever meet," adding that "he wants to be responsible and do the right thing. That's a brave thing and I support him 100 percent." ... Titanic stars Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will reunite on the big screen in a film adaptation of the Richard Yates novel "Revolutionary Road." Winslet's hubby Sam Mendes will direct.

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Ravynne    

#23, how can we take you seriously??? Did you proofread your post??

2584 days ago
32.

wrong tmz    

#32

CLASSY

2584 days ago
33.

STALIN    

he broke into his own house so what?

2584 days ago
34.

STALIN    

he broke into his own house -- so what?

2584 days ago
35.

Riley    

Virgie belongs in the sewer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2584 days ago
36.

STALIN    

when everyone is dropping dead

2584 days ago
37.

old news    

What happens if none of these guys DNA shows they are the father? I hope Howard gets to keep the baby and raise her. Obviously Anna wanted him to be the father. She herself named him on the birth certificate. You can't ignore Anna's wishes, desires and intent.

What is in the best interest of the child? Howard the only father she has known since birth.

If Howard has to sell the rights to Anna's story, good for him, do what ever it takes to support the baby and himself. At least it's in the best interest of the child. As for the rest, ask yourself the question are they turning over the money they have earned selling her mother's story and pictures to Dannielynn?

2584 days ago
38.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

Virgie has shown herself to be very class 'less' and not paying her bills while having money to drive around in limo's and get paid for pictures of her at her grandson's grave is just more proof.

The thought of this woman getting near Dannielynn would make Anna roll over in her grave.

I hope she goes back to Texas and lets things be. If that beautiful baby didn't have money, fame, attention attached to her, Virgie would still be in Texas. Let Anna rest Virgie. She hated you. Respect her wishes and leave her child alone.

2584 days ago
39.

wrong tmz    

#36
Even if he "broke into his own house" he took stuff that didnt belong to him! That is THEFT! he has a warrant in the bahamas, if it was ok the police wouldnt have issued a WARRANT!

Did you not watch the video of Ford telling Anna we said you could pay it back whenever you can, SHE COULDNT PAY HIM BACK YET AND HER ESTATE STILL CANT PAY HIM BACK THEREFORE THE HOUSE STILL BELONGS TO HER ESTATE! It is pretty simple sherlock!

2584 days ago
40.

LIN WOOD LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN ABUSER HIMSELF!    

what ford shelley did and does with HIS HOUSE and his life is his right!!!!. $Criminal Stern is a squatter and a low life free loader freak!. GET A REAL JOB LOSER!

LET THE BABY GO TO HER REAL FATHER, DON'T DESTROY HER LIKE YOU DID NICOLE AND DANIEL!

2584 days ago
41.

TJ    

I'm surprised SPLASH hasn't paid her legal bills..they seem to be paying for everything else (airplane tickets, limos, lodging, food). This white, trash has to realize the free ride is over. She cannot expect to live the lifestyle she has been accustom to these past few months. She wants to have numerous lawyers represent her for her many appeals, fly back and forth to the Bahamas, stay in swanky places, ride around in white limos and dine in fine restaurants while others are footing the bill. She has to face reality and realize that it's all coming to an end...back to the trailer park and Taco Bell!

2584 days ago
42.

TP    

By about time TMZ - please get your facts straight. Anna asked Ford Shelley, if anything were to happen to her - and if Howard was not around - to please secure her belongings and personal effects. This came out in the FLA trial. She also gave hime the password to her computer. Howard was in FLA when Anna died. Ford went to the house (which is owned by his father-in-law) to secure her belongings(which she asked him to do. This is why Howard dropped his police report of someone breaking into the house. )
Also - to rent a house, you must pay RENT. Anna never signed the mortgage and never made a payment on this house. She did not keep to the terms of the agreement. That is why she was getting evicted. That is why Howard is now being kicked out of the house. Simply - House did not belong to Anna/Howard does not belong there.
Also - to add to another comment - ANNA MOST CERTAINLY WENT TO THE BAHAMAS TO KEEP THE BABY FROM LARRY.

2584 days ago
43.

wrong tmz    

DANIELYNN IS NOT LARRYS, JUST WAIT AND SEE.........

2584 days ago
44.

STALIN    

there is or was money or he would not have let her stay--she used people..I don't like vergei--i don't like larry and i don't like stern---

2584 days ago
45.

LIN WOOD LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN ABUSER HIMSELF!    

Grandma, have faith in God, his law will do justice for YOUR BELOVED SON AND DAUGHTER. Keep fighting, try to get them from Bahamas, bring them to their home land. AMERICA.

Grandma, PLEASE DON'T LET DANIELLYN STAY WITH FREAKY $STERN HE WILL USE HER AND DISPOSE HER JUST LIKE HE DID WITH NICOLE AND DANIEL!

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