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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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46.

Seriously    

Winehouse has no room to talk. She's ready to crash and burn any second.
Typical alcoholic, just drinks and doesn't eat. Ya think she's mixing drugs
with the booze?? DUH!
Don't point at others when you're more fzzked up.

2679 days ago
47.

show me the $$    

Vergie's got the least number of lawyers, and he wants his money now? $45,000? I would have sat outside the house and made sure the baby didn't go anywhere for a third of that. Lawyers are blood-suckers with a license to steal.

And #16, AboutTime TMZ -- yes he was out shopping and playing tennis, and having eating contests with her (he got pissed and accused her of cheating by going to the bathroom to throw up), and roller skating, and going to the amusrment park with her. If you ever watched the Anna Nicole show, you'd know that. He was a playmate for a woman who never grew up.


2679 days ago
48.

hurl    

How can anyone want someone like Howard K Stern to look after a baby? He was attached to Anna Nicole for over ten years supposedly taking care of her and look what a mess she was and look what happened to .

He can't even take care of himself. Anna did it for the past decade and now, according to him, his parents do it.

IMO, you don't really care much about the true victim in all this, Dannielynn, if you think Howard should take care of her.

2679 days ago
49.

LIN WOOD LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN ABUSER HIMSELF!    

THANK YOU FORD SHELLEY FOR GOING TO YOUR HOUSE AND GETTING EVIL EVIDENCE 'VIDEOS' OF HOW CREEPY $$$$STERN KEEP ANNA AND MADE FUN OF HER, HE ENJOYED HER MISSERY!

THANK YOU FOR OFFERING LARRY/VIRGIE TO KEEP PRECIOUS DANIELYNN IN BAHAMAS AFTER CREEPY STERNS GIVE HER UP!!!

2679 days ago
50.

jf    

Why doesn't ET Entertainment Tonight report on the services Howard K. Stern has failed to pay? I'm wondering if they ever paid Doctor's Hospital for the birth of Dannielynn. ET, spin, spin, spin your stories. I'm still trying to figure out ET's producer Bonnie Tiegel's relationship with Howard. It's weird. Any insight?

2679 days ago
51.

Ravynne    

I wish adults and not immature little children could post on this site only....#47, there is just no need, your words give way to your mentality....very disturbing, perhaps you were not breast fed enough as an infant?

2679 days ago
52.

Disappointed and Disgusted    

Posted at 10:18AM on Mar 24th 2007 by Fine

Well said Fine................

2679 days ago
53.

TP    

Howard K Supporter - DO YOU REALIZE THAT HOWARD TOOK PICTURES OF DANIEL AFTER HE WAS DEAD?? NOW PICTURE IT - HERE THEY FIND THIS BOY DEAD - AND HIS FIRST THOUGHT IS TO TAKE PICTURES OF HIM LYING THERE DEAD! GET A CLUE AS TO WHAT THIS PERSON IS REALLY ABOUT. I AM SCARED FOR THE WORLD WHEN I READ COMMENTS LIKE YOURS.........................................

2679 days ago
54.

STALIN    

hey AboutTime TMZ STERN killed Anna and her son it's so simple sherlock

2679 days ago
55.

LIN WOOD LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN ABUSER HIMSELF!    


THIS FOR JAMAL THE STARVING LAWYER IN BAHAMAS: YOU ARE DEMOSTRATING THAT YOU ARE A VOULCHER CHARGING $45,000 TO HELP A BABY IN DAGER AND SQUIZZING NOW FROM GRANDMA WHO IS STIL GRIVING THE DEAD OF HER BELOVED GRANDSON AND DAUGHTER AND CONTINUOUSLY ACHING FOR THE DANGER HER BABY GRANDAUGHTER IN HANDS OF 'CRIMINAL STERN!' ????

YOU ARE NOTHING ELSE BUT A HEARTLESS MONEY HUNGRY LEGAL VOULCHER!! $45,000 FOR 3 WEEKS WORK??? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE CHARGING THAT MONEY, DONALD TRUMP????? the world is watching you Mr. legal voulcher!!!

2679 days ago
56.

hurl    

I found this satirical article about Stern/ET.

Is not true, but SO true...

http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s4i16266

2679 days ago
57.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

1. Howard isn't looking very great in the press, but he's also being villified & convicted by rumor.

2. Anna was by all reported accounts a very strong willed woman. An addict will do anything to get their drug (s) of choice.

3. She may have died years ago if someone wasn't there to at least help monitor her drug intake. No one can watch her 24 hours per day.

4. I feel she died of an infection and that Kristine Erchovich (?spelling), Moe and Taz should all lose their licenses, as they did not call 911. Isn't Anna's health more important than their jobs or friendships? She obviously had a sepsis brewing and they should have done something. To NOT do anything with their medical knowledge is pathetic and I hope criminal.

5. What does everyone think of Larry trademarking the phrase "goodnight my sweet anna baby" for movies, tv, books, etc.?

2679 days ago
58.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

MA - You are disgusting. We can leave our opinions and have a discussion without that type of language. Come on.......

2679 days ago
59.

STALIN    

Dear Ravynne you are a piss ant!

2679 days ago
60.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

To #54 - we don't know the pictures were taken. If they were, who is to say Anna didn't ask for them taken. If it were immediately after death.......he would have merely looked peaceful like he was sleeping.

I wish people would stop being so hypercritical. Would I personally take pictures? No, but Anna & her inner circle walked to the beat of a different drummer.

2679 days ago
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