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Anna Nicole Nixed for Marilyn Role Months Before Death

3/28/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith wanted to play her idol Marilyn Monroe so badly, that six months before her death, she tried to finance a film about Marilyn's baseball hubby Joe DiMaggio – but was turned down for the part.

The film, based on sportswriter Marv Schneider's book "DiMaggio: Setting the Record Straight," was in production, and Smith "offered to at least partially finance it, about six months before she died," Schneider tells Ben Widdicombe of the New York Daily News. But Smith was "rejected out of hand" because she wasn't "considered ready" for the part. What's more, says Schneider, if Anna got the role, "we thought we'd have a tough time getting a top actor to play DiMaggio."

Ironically, the hospital where Smith died – Florida's Memorial Regional Hospital – has a wing named for Joe DiMaggio.

Brangelina Terrorized by $100 Mil Kidnap Threat


Angelina Jolie and newly adopted son Pax escaped a plot by kidnappers to snatch the boy upon his arrival to the US – and to demand $100 million for his return. According to an exclusive report in this week's Life & Style, a "credible" plot was "meticulously planned" by a gang that has executed kidnappings and extortion plots before. "They're highly skilled operatives with little regard for human life," says an insider close to Brangelina's security team. Though the couple have faced kidnapping threats before, this particular menace was deemed "credible and serious" – and was, apparently, foiled before any harm could come to the child. Meanwhile, reports L&S, Brad has installed a $500,000 security system in the home the couple bought in New Orleans, and what's more, the house is just a block away from a police precinct.

Lohan to Felon Dad: Back Off


Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan has finally spoken to her felon father, and as Page Six reports, he didn't like what he heard. "You still haven't changed," Lohan reportedly told dad Michael. "Don't go near my mother ever again."

Michael Lohan, who was just released from jail March 13, has been hoping for a reconciliation, and as TMZ first reported, wanted to see Lindsay in New York as she played guest DJ at the exclusive club Plumm. But Lindsay enlisted the club's help in keeping him out, and has now warned her mother as well: "Lindsay called her mother [Dina] and told her to be careful and to take care of her brother and sister."

Party Favors: Todd Bridges Is NOT Dead ... Ashton Kutcher's "Punk'd," However, IS Dead ... And The James Blunt-Petra Nemcova Romance is Kaput as Well


Todd Bridges is still alive and well, thanks very much – TMZ spoke to his mom Betty yesterday, and the former "Diff'rent Strokes" star is doing just fine. The confusion apparently arose because of the recent death of a truck driver named Shawn Bridges, who had a longtime addiction problem. ... Ashton Kutcher's greatest body of work – MTV's "Punk'd" – is going off the air after eight seasons. (Eight? Where has life gone?) The final season kicks off April 10, with Hilary Swank, Magic Johnson, and Nelly Furtado amongst the Punk-ees. ... Petra Nemcova and James Blunt have officially called it quits, according to People. The lovebird couple split in February.

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31.

YMMV    

Brad wasn't at this adoption because Vietnam adoptions have to either be by a single person, married persons but not by two people who live together. I read that Pax's biological grandfather thinks that his biological mother would try to extort money from Angelina for her drug habit. That is so sad, this woman's son has opportunities galore in front of him and she wants drugs.

#4 Feeling Opinionated today... Love knows no bounds. It is not selfish to marry someone younger than you are... In fact one couple I know have a 12 year age difference and everyone comments how they wish they had a relationship was as solid as theirs.

2764 days ago
32.

Nutz    

Sharon R.

I learned of Larry's twin recently myself. TMZ's trying to fool us.....

You can read interesting posts and stories at
www.whathappenedanna.com

2764 days ago
33.

K man    

Ashton Kutcher's career has been "dead" since he married his grandmother, opps, I mean wife, Demmie whore.

2764 days ago
34.

joanne    

Donna J., well said.

2764 days ago
35.

Cindy    

The longer they wait the harder it is going to be on this baby when she is taken from Howard (the only father she has ever known) and given to her real daddy. Why can't anyone see that? It seems like all of the players in this story are more interested in the publicity than the best interest if this child.

Just get the results, give her to her daddy and let her have a happy life. Don't drag this out for years. As of right now she is young enough that she won't remember the day she was taken from one "parent" and given to the real one.

2764 days ago
36.

LIN WOOD LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN ABUSER HIMSELF!    

NICOLE WANTED TO BE MM FOR HER BEAUTY BUT MURDERER STERN WANTED HER DEAD FOR MONEY AND AFRAID NICOLE' NICOLE WILL TESTIFY FINALLY AGAINST HIM IN THE INQUEST.

I BELIEVE NICOLE DIDN'T LOVE STERN- SHE BECAME VULNERABLE DEPENDEND OF ATERN AND HE ENNABLE HER DRUGS, SHE WAS KEPT DRUGGED MOST OF THE TIME!!!

2764 days ago
37.

ROBIN    

Pitt and jolie need to quit flawnting their wealth and their CHILDREN! It is a joke....they have been asking for this kind of trouble for a long, long time! I say it is child abuse if you ask me and even if you didn't ask me.....i would never put my sweet children in the positions that these two Hollywood freaks have done!


It is RIDICULOUS!

2764 days ago
38.

Danae    

WHY WON"T LINDSAY THE SKANK GO THE F**K AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

2764 days ago
39.

carol ard    

Anyone see the top secret files released about MM's death showing who gave the orders to kill her and who did it..It was Att gen Robert kennedy and MM's own housekeeper and Physc were involved in it! Read it on the FBI website!
I always knew that the kennedy's were responsible for her death but I never realized how socialist MM's political views were.. Maybe this is why both of the Kennedy's died an untimely death.... My guess is yes!

2764 days ago
40.

carol ard    

HOWARD YOU KILLED Her by neglect and I hope this haunts you for the rest of your miserable life..You would be doing everyone she loved a favor if you off'd yourself and Give up that kid ..You know you never got in ANS's pants anyway you are not inclined for women! We all can see who your freaky friends are.....

2764 days ago
41.

get it right    

She was not even close to being Marilyn , a far cry from it .

2764 days ago
42.

S.R.    

TEAM BIRKHEAD -

Agreed. However, why weren't they held accountable for not bringing the ER to her hotel room??? And personally, I don't buy the "I don't want the publicity" line. Smith welcomed ALL publicity. She has even said, "Any publicity, good or bad, means money", her quote. She even had her C-section filmed by Stern. You can actually hear him saying, "Should I stop filming"" She tells him, "No, keep filming".

2764 days ago
43.

OPEN UR eyes Lady!    

In reference to this comment: The brown was probably Slim Fast... The dried up in the sink probably slim fast also. I thought the pain was in her butt and what caused the 105 temp.

"When there is dried blood "caked up" in the sink, she's dry heaving in an empty bathtub, 105 degree fever, severe abdominal pain, CANNOT URINATE, brown spotting on the sheets and has diarrhea, WHAT OTHER CLUES WERE THEY WAITING FOR?????"


as for BP and angietrashbaggie.. I hope those kids can stay safe but for him and her they could just leave the US

2764 days ago
44.

joanne    

ANS was a media whore, but admitted it and didn't try to be something she wasn't. Ibelieve she was murdered along with her son.

2764 days ago
45.

mg    

#36

Lets see what other clues where they looking for, oh yes, the color blue, no breathing no pulse and for someone to tell them when to call 911.

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