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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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61.

STALIN    

Juli don't encourage them

2736 days ago
62.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

Let's all ignore "Ma" and perhaps she will get off her parents computer and leave the discussion to the adults who can conduct themselves in a dignified manner without all of the language.

2736 days ago
63.

have my own opinion    

larry did the right thing protecting his trademark the vultures in hollywood would make lots of money on that phrase and all who are making movies and books very smart move

2736 days ago
64.

TP    

Juli - yes we do know that "PICTURES WERE TAKEN". Please find out the facts before you stick up for KILLER STERN. Not posed pictures. Pictures immediately after death......................

2736 days ago
65.

Kim    

ANS loved to be on camera. Looks like HKS always had camera in hand for ANS. What I dont understand is why HKS gets the bad rap for taking video of ANS he did NOT try to sell these video's. He did make a comment about he could sell them. BUT FORD SHELLY IS THE ONE PUTING THESE ALL OVER TV AND MAKING ANS LOOK LIKE A ASS! WHY WOULD HE DO THIS IF HE IS A FRIEND. TO MAKE HKS LOOK BAD??? and why did he make copies of all these video's and just not turn them directly over to the police?? He is out for money and is a scum bucket himself! Im not saying HKS is innocent by any means.. But what FORD SHELLY is doing is pretty damn low!

2736 days ago
66.

show me the $$    

It's not her house. She didn't pay for it. Promises and verbal agreements are worthless when it involves real property. It's handled differently then any other asset. If it isn't in writing with the proper papers, it doesn't count. And you can't make up or try to twist laws just to suit your purpose.

2736 days ago
67.

abby    

juli,

Maybe ANS wanted the dead pictures of her son so she could look at him and he could be there in spirit while she had her "pretend" marrige with coward. Because that was way more important to do then bury her son. she let her son lay on a cold slap for 39 days while she was busy having " happy" times with coward! SICK! SICK! SICK!

2736 days ago
68.

olivias    

we may all not agree with Vergie and her ways, but it seems over time the sortsof things she claimed ANS was doing are coming to light....after seeing and hearing the new videos and emails last night, where ANS was desperate for money, and her way of spinning the situation so that she looked like the victim was almost pathetic. It seems she used people the same way they used her and unfortunately, it all came back to bite her in the butt (no pun intended)
Blessings to Dannielynn and may she find peace with her Daddy (LB) amongst all this craziness..

2736 days ago
69.

Disappointed and Disgusted    

I'm not a Virgie lover, nor an LB lover or and definitely not a HKS lover.....

I am for Dannielynn ~ I am willing to send a dollar or two to pay the attorney fee... whatever it cost to protect this child.

Something evil has taken place for a 20 year old and a 39 year old to die within 5 months iof each other. If you people can not see that something is not right - God help you!

2736 days ago
70.

What's wrong with her face in this picture?    

Dear #67 -

No pictures of Daniel immediately after he died have been posted anywhere. There is "rumor" that these pictures exist and most likely do; however, there is no proof yet.

I personally live in America where someone is innocent until proven guilty. Howard Stern may be guilty of many things and it will come out during Daniel's inquest and Anna's. How would you feel if you are wrong and are out there calling another human being a killer. I just prefer to await the actual facts.......that's all. I'm not sticking up for him. Anna's inner circle didn't protect her as the rest of us would have preferred, but she set her own rules. She was a drug addict. It's an ugly sounding word and I'm truly not being mean. She had an addiction and needed help, but an addict has to be the one to get help. She had the fame to where she would have gotten her drugs no matter who was around her.

The infection........... bad move not to call 911 and to take her to the hospital. Yes, she probably told them not to, but as a friend, I wouldn't have cared and would have called 911. Problem is...........if Anna said "no" to medical treatment from 911.....they would not and could not have taken her to the hospital.

It's just sad that this could have been prevented if she had been taken to the hospital.

If reports of Chloral hydrate (spelling?) and the amounts are true - that's a different story. It could have been accidental in her feverish state or suicide sadly or even sader someone could have given it to her. We'll have to await Dr. Perper's report on Monday. I don't believe the Enquier pre-release on it's own again until "facts" are in.

2736 days ago
71.

Disappointed and Disgusted    

71. #20 HELLO FORD SHELLEY STATES OVER AND OVER IN COURT HE WAS THE ONE THAT CAME UP WITH THE BAHAMAS! GET YOUR "FACTS" STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU ACCUSE SOMEONE OF MURDER!

#23 ANNA SAID IN NUMEROUS EMAILS SHE HAD NO MONEY! SHE COULDNT EVEN BURY DANIEL BECAUSE SHE HAD NO MONEY!

VIRGIE GETS CREDIT FOR NOTHING , SHE IS SCUM! ALWAYS HAS BEEN ALWAYS WILL BE.

Posted at 11:31AM on Mar 24th 2007 by AboutTime TMZ

IS THE REASON ANNA HAD NO MONEY IS BECAUSE SHE HAD TO PAY FOR HER DRUG STORE??????????????????????????

2736 days ago
72.

SinCity    

Winehouse to Lohan: The pot calling the kettle black. At least Lindsey has been willing to go to rehab and work on the issue....whether she'll stay in recovery or not is up to her. I hope she'll take it seriously.....as many times as she has before she gets it right.

2736 days ago
73.

old news    

#54 - Fine and lets add ignorant - If you understood the legal relm, then you would have understood, any photos taken after the death are for evidence purposes. Preservation of the crime scene (if there was a crime), Howard did the right thing, if its true as you allege Howard did take photos after the death, so Fine tell us, were you present in the hospital room or are you speculating or is your assumption based on tabloid gossip. The toxicology reports show, the death is from a lethal mix of medicines. Howard and Anna were just as shocked as the rest of the world that Daniel died.

As for your comment "Fine" you should be ashamed of yourself, let's hope your never on a jury, your pre judgmental with no facts, which equals ignorant.

2736 days ago
74.

STALIN    

it's worhless triying to enter a mind of a druged out whore who used people to get a head in life--just look at the mess she left behind--nothing is HER fault--

2736 days ago
75.

abby    

by About Time TMZ,

your comment: #23 ANNA SAID IN NUMEROUS EMAILS SHE HAD NO MONEY! SHE COULDNT EVEN BURY DANIEL BECAUSE SHE HAD NO MONEY!


She had money though to have a commitment ceromany on a yacht with coward! Im sure that cost a pretty penny! Thats why her lawyer quit at the time quit because he said she didnt have her prioritys straight and he didnt think her and coward should be doing that before she even buried her son. He said because of moral issues he couldnt represent her anymore. Why dont you think before making a DUMB COMMENT like that....DUHHHHHHH.

2736 days ago
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