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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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You got it, TMZ! Don't let that drunken bitch pick on little LiLo. I mean look whose fat a** is talking about being a drunk- someone who barfed at her own concert?!

Linds is an angel. And we should all support her recovery. Winehouse can learn from her.

2736 days ago


Man, some of you people posting are the most nasty self-rightous folks I've ever seen. What makes you think you are so wonderful that you can be so judgemental and condemning like this? Your attitudes & comments are shameful.

2736 days ago

Just me??    

How'd you like these apples today your bills and go homezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2736 days ago

Just me??    

Bet you wish you hadn't stated to the world Howard murdered Daniel and he murdered my daughter...Defamation of character and slander old gal...Howard's lawyers will be a knocking.......

2736 days ago

Sue Me For Being Argumentative........J (the original)    

This is why she wants Anna and Daniel's body's out of the Bahamas, it's easier to charge an admission to the grave sights if they are buried here! Vergie Arthur is money grubbing Bit**, she did not care about Anna, all she wants is the money!! I think Howard should sue her, the media and Vergie's dumb a** lawyer O' Quinn (don't even get me started on him), for false accusations!

2736 days ago


It's about time time someone published something about Vergie that shows her "other" side. It is too bad that Marshall's estate can't be settled before all of this. If it came to pass that Dannielynn gets nothing you would see these people, Vergie, Birkhead and others heading for the hills. Why are people still saying Howard killed Anna, I guess they can't read or hear the pathologists report. If you know anything about addiction enableing is not a crime. Parents enable children, wives enable husbands, husbands enable wives etc..., you cannot control a drug addict, drugs control drug addicts.

2734 days ago


poor howwieeeeeeeeeeeeeee poor baby.............look lies lies lies. who will pay for the truth.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
if someone could tell the truth it would be over. does the law or someone get paid to lie.
what is going on. he killed them both.
give him a lieing test............................give him a truth drug. give him a dirty shot and let him die like anna

2734 days ago
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