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Rita Between a Rock and a Hard Rock Place

9/4/2007 6:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. issued the following statement to TMZ:

The press release put out today by Grand Central Publishing and included on TMZ.com includes a significant fact error and misleading information that may also be included in the book, "Blonde Ambition", about the death of Anna Nicole Smith. Here is the item in question:

Despite claims of one or two calls saying they believed Anna "collapsed" the day of her death, proof that there were in fact dozens of frantic calls between the key parties and a hotel liaison, all the while no one had called 9-1-1. Hotel employees also say the last thing the Hard Rock Hotel wanted was a high-profile, suspicious death on its property while it was in the midst of selling virtually all of the Hard Rock chain to the Seminole Tribe. (Chapter 13, pp. 215-229).



No employee of the Seminole Hard Rock would say such a thing. Here's why: The hotel -- always named the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino -- was already owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Tribe was, in fact, in the process of purchasing Hard Rock International. A "high-profile, suspicious death" would have had no impact on the Tribe's purchase of Hard Rock, because the Tribe already owned the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel where Anna Nicole Smith collapsed.

The first sentence of the item is also not correct. The hotel's procedure for medical distress calls was followed exactly, and hotel security did alert authorities immediately. This has been reported and documented many times.
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1.

Get a Clue    

Nice fact checking, TMZ.

Sheesh!

2519 days ago
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PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

WHY DID IT TAKE SOOOOO LONG TO CALL 9-1-1???

2519 days ago
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Mystery Meat    

How impressive!! who cares.

2519 days ago
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Boycot all Jesses Business    

Howard is selling the book for Rita! Great work Howard. Keep it up.

2519 days ago
5.

budweiser    

Rita Cosby = CAREER OVER!

2519 days ago
6.

Clinton    

They sidestepped it all, - more smoke and mirrors.

2519 days ago
7.

Give us more to laugh about    

LET THE GAMES BEGIN......

I am sure many will come forward to dispute the rumors and lies in this book.

FANTASTIC! Just goes to show.... she can't even get the little details right.

Looks to me the BIG revelations are all made up too. My gawd.... she didn't even see the tape with HKS and LB..... she actually believes her sources. I normally don't fall for dumb blonde jokes. .... But she has to take the cake as the BIGGEST DUMB BLONDE OF THE YEAR!!!

WHAT A JOKE!

2519 days ago
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Greedy Lawyers Suck    

BYeeeee Rita..... Too much GREED! Too bad...there are other ways to make a BUCK, than to destroy another human's life......

I AM SO SICK OF THESE SENSALTIONIST!

2519 days ago
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Boycot all Jesses Business    

Howard K Stern = BUSTED

2519 days ago
10.

Charlotte    

Awwww poor Rita, fired from her last 2 jobs and now a failure with her book. Don't worry Rita I'm sure you could always get a job at Walmart. You know that place that sells walls.

2519 days ago
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I don't believe Howard    

Facts, who needs them. No matter what has been reported or sworn to or proven.......Larry and Howard have a deal. No doubt. Its all shady. The only one I feel sorry for at all is DannieLynn. Poor little rich kid, she doesn't stand a chance at a normal, loving childhood. Its all about the money.

2519 days ago
12.

Allred Tree    

Must see pictures of Howard and Larry and Howard alone and the NANNIES at MRCONTROVERSY.COM.

2519 days ago
13.

belle    

The ones coming to Howard's defense against Rita have been with him all along. They have been bought and paid for a long time ago. They were full of BS then and still are. They prove nothing to me! Just a lot of smoke - which hopefully, Rita will provide the fire. A lot of Cover-ups here screaming fraud because they don't want to be checked out either!!!!!!!!!!

2519 days ago
14.

Charlotte    

This just goes to show how desperate an unemployable has been can become.

Now I would like to know who will turn and do a tell all about the other first. Jackie or Rita?

2519 days ago
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HI to all the nice people    

There you said it SUSPICIOUS DEATH !!!!!!!! Why was it called accidental death?

2519 days ago
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