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Donny Boaz Talks Playing Larry Birkhead In Lifetime's 'Anna Nicole'

June 29th, 2013 1:08pm EDT
Donny Boaz
Lifetime is bringing Anna Nicole Smith back into the public consciousness with tonight's new TV-movie Anna Nicole.  Her story is one we all watched play out in the headlines, so making a film about it would seem to be a tough task for any actor. But it's not daunting for Donny Boaz. "I can't think of any other word than grateful," said the Texas native, "because of how big this story was, especially after she passed away and how shocking that was, and the huge paternity test. It's still fresh in people's minds."

Donny plays Larry Birkhead in the flick, opposite Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Nu...
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Anna Nicole Smith's 6-Year-Old Daughter May Inherit $49 Million

June 1st, 2013 3:03pm EDT
Dannielynn & Larry Birkhead
A judge has ruled that Anna Nicole's Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, is entitled to sanctions from the estate of the late model's billionaire former husband, J. Howard Marshall.

Dannielynn, Smith's son with her lover Larry Birkhead, could receive as much as $49 million.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter found that Marshall's estate representatives had used unsavory methods to hide crucial documents from Smith's lawyers during a lengthy legal battle and ordered the executors to pay sanctions to the model's six-year-old daughter.

Marshall and Smith were married for a year when he died in 1...
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Agnes Bruckner To Star As Anna Nicole Smith In TV Biopic

October 4th, 2012 7:50am EDT
Agnes Bruckner
Private Practice star Agnes Bruckner has signed up to play Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith in a new TV movie.

The actress will portray the reality TV star and former pin-up in a biopic for Lifetime.

The film will tell the story of how small-town Texas girl Vicky Lynn Hogan became blonde bombshell Smith, the model who famously married 89-year-old oil mogul J. Howard Marshall and went on to become a pop culture icon before her death in 2007.

The Anna Nicole Smith Story comes after Lifetime bosses hired Lindsay Lohan to play Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor in Liz & Dick, which is sched...
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Christina Hendricks & Jenny McCarthy Are Top Picks To Play Anna Nicole Smith

September 17th, 2012 10:10am EDT
Christina Hendricks
Lifetime TV executives are trying to decide whether Christina Hendricks or Jenny McCarthy should play Anna Nicole Smith in a new small-screen biopic about the late star's life.

Smith died at the age of 39 in 2007 after a drug overdose.

A source told Britain's Sunday Express newspaper, "They are neck and neck. The producers love them both, and it could come down to a final audition to determine who will get one of the most sought-after parts in Hollywood right now. Both women really wowed the producers, who were especially bowled over by how strikingly similar Christina with a blonde wig l...
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Buy Anna Nicole Smith's Studio City Home For $1.75 Million

August 1st, 2011 5:00pm EDT
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A California mansion owned by the late Anna Nicole Smith is for sale for $1.75 million. The 4,700 square foot Studio City, Calif., home has five bedrooms and bathrooms, a fitness room, and chandeliers.

After her death, the home was left to Larry Birkhead, the biological father of her daughter Dannielynn.

The mansion was featured on the model's reality series "The Anna Nicole Show" before her death in 2007.

Earlier this year a British musical chronicling the life of the Playboy pinup was greeted with controversy due to an explicit sex scene. Smith died in 2007 due to drug intoxication co...
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Composer Defends Anna Nicole Smith Opera (Video)

February 18th, 2011 11:18am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
A composer who penned the score for a controversial opera chronicling the life of Anna Nicole Smith has urged critics not to judge the show until they've seen it.

Bosses of the production, simply titled "Anna Nicole," are facing a potential lawsuit amid claims they are staging the show at London's Royal Opera House without permission from the model's estate.

The threat of legal action follows complaints the opera is in poor taste - but composer Mark-Anthony Turnage has now hit back at its critics.

He tells Sky News, "We haven't been cruel about people. Of course it's a tragic story but t...
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London's Anna Nicole Smith Opera To Feature Explicit Sex Scene

January 24th, 2011 9:12am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
The new opera based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith features an explicit scene in which the star performs oral sex on her late wheelchair-bound husband, 80-year-old tycoon J. Howard Marshall.

The show, which will have a 16 age limit, opens at London's Royal Opera House in February.

Smith died in 2007 due to drug intoxication combined with sleeping medication.
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Howard K. Stern & Anna Nicole Smith's Doctor Convicted Of Conspiracy

October 28th, 2010 11:49pm EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's longtime doctor and friend Khristine Erosevich has been convicted of conspiracy in the model/actress' 2007 drug death.

Smith's lawyer and companion Howard K. Stern has also been found guilty on some charges at a trial alleging the pair conspired to prescribe prescription drugs to an addict.

Further details were not available as WENN went to press.

A third defendant, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, was acquitted on all counts in court on Thursday.

Attorneys for Stern, Kapoor and Eroshevich argued during the trial that each of their clients were acting in Smith's best interests an...
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Anna Nicole Smith Took So Many Drugs, She Fell Asleep While Eating

August 21st, 2010 8:25am EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's ex-lover Larry Birkhead fought back tears in court on Friday as he testified about the late star's drug lows.

The photographer, who is the father of Smith's daughter Dannielynn, resumed testifying in the drug conspiracy trial of doctors Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor and Smith's former boyfriend and lawyer Howard K. Stern and told the court in Los Angeles that the actress/model often suffered seizures after taking drugs.

Birkhead also revealed Anna Nicole would fall asleep during meals because of the numerous prescription medications she was taking.

The docto...
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Anna Nicole Smith Suffered From Chronic Pain Syndrome

August 11th, 2010 10:45pm EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Late model/actress Anna Nicole Smith was a difficult patient to treat because the drug addict needed medication for chronic pain syndrome, a court has heard.

Doctors Khristine Eroshevich and Sandeep Kapoor and Smith's lawyer lover Howard K. Stern are currently on trial in California, accused of conspiring to provide the busty blonde with strong prescription pills in the run-up to her death in 2007.

Another of Smith's medics, Dr. Victor Kovener, took the stand this week and testified that the model suffered constant pain, stemming from an unknown cause, and required drugs for physical and ...
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Was Anna Nicole Smith Murdered?

June 22nd, 2010 7:46am EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
The retired judge who oversaw the Anna Nicole Smith burial trial is urging police to reopen investigations into the star's death, calling the tragedy grounds for "a potential murder case."

Former Fort Lauderdale, Florida judge Larry Seidlin has revealed he isn't satisfied with the Seminole Indian Police Department's investigation of Smith's February 2007 death, which was ruled an accidental overdose.

In a new book, titled The Killing of Anna Nicole Smith, he claims the former Playboy model died under "highly unusual circumstances"; and he believes someone is guilty of manslaughter.

Seidl...
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Anna Nicole Smith's 'Used' Lingerie Auction Halted

May 19th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Lingerie allegedly used by the late Anna Nicole Smith has been pulled from an online auction - because the used garments violate hygiene rules.

The bras, panties and garter belts were posted online at eBay.com by Smith's pal Jackie Hatten - the sister of the star's ex-boyfriend Mark Hatten - earlier this week. Hatten claimed the items had once been "worn" by the tragic model/actress in the auction description.

However, the sale has been halted amid concerns for cleanliness. An eBay representative tells TMZ.com, "eBay policy strictly prohibits listing used underwear. Used clothing may be...
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Celebrities Who Endorse Diet Plans (Slideshow)

April 2nd, 2010 2:45pm EDT
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson is the latest celebrity to annouce she lost weight through a fabulous diet plan. Her system of choice? Weight Watchers. And now she's their spokesperson!

The singer/actress is not the only star who has relied on a strict regimine to drop the pounds. Celebrities have been doing that for years!

Check out our slideshow of some stars who have pimped diet plans...and tell us if you think they succeeded!

Valerie Bertinelli - Jenny Craig

Jenny McCarthy - Weight Watchers

Anna Nicole Smith - TrimSpa

Queen Latifah - Jenny Craig

Phylicia Rashad - Jenny Cra...
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Anna Nicole Smith's Estate Hit With Tax Bill

March 23rd, 2010 9:01am EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's estate has been hit with another financial setback - tax officials are chasing a missed payment just days after the tragic model's claim against her late husband's multi-million dollar fortune was rejected.

Before her death in 2007, the star demanded more than $300 million from the estate of oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall.

Smith alleged her late spouse had promised her the cash during their 14-month marriage, which ended when he passed away in 1995. Federal court judges ruled against the late star at a hearing on Friday, meaning her estate will not get a pay out.

An...
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Top Marilyn Monroe Wannabes

March 19th, 2010 9:30am EDT
Marilyn Monroe Wannabes
Hollywood has had countless blonde bombshells, but there’s only one Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate sex symbol and screen goddess who continues to captivate fans around the world even 47 years after her death. Whether it’s the famous subway scene from the Seven Year Itch or her hot pink number “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friends” of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Monroe is one of the most widely recognized actresses to ever live. Some believe it was her childlike persona or never-ending curves that continues to make her a favorite star among men and women, while others are more intrigued about her...
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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Beyonce In Egypt, Gaga In Germany & More

November 9th, 2009 8:37am EST
Beyonce Knowles
On Friday, Nov. 6, Beyonce performed at the Red Sea resort of Port Ghalib, Egypt. Islamic conservatives in the country had branded her show an "insolent sex party" that threatened the Muslim nation's "social peace and stability." Check out what other celebrities did over the weekend.

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, actress Amanda Peet and actor John Cusack arrived at the European premiere of "2012" by German director Roland Emmerich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 8. The movie will show in theaters starting Nov. 12.

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Birkhead Finally Moving Out Of Anna Nicole Smith's Home

October 31st, 2008 10:34am EDT
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's former lover and their daughter are moving out of the star's Los Angeles home. Photojournalist Larry Birkhead brought baby Dannielynn to Smith's Coldwater Canyon home after he was granted custody of the tot last year, and now he's moving on.

The 35 year old tells Life & Style magazine, "I always said I'd never sell, but the longer we've been here, the more I've realized it's not built for children. We live over a canyon, and while the view's great, there's no backyard. I've bought Dannielynn every toy under the sun, but they can't replace a yard. She doesn't have a ...
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Scandalous Celebrity Moments

August 14th, 2008 9:15am EDT
Paris Hilton
Celebrities are no strangers to scandals, but sometimes they are known more for the elusive incidents rather than their career. Here are the top celebrity scandals:

NBA star Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case in Colorado.

Kobe was arrested in 2003 in Eagle, Colorado at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera after a nineteen year employee accused him of rape. After Kobe admitted to the sexual encounter and bought his wife an enormous rock so she'd forgive him for cheating on her, the assault case was dropped.

OJ Simpson murder trial.

In June 1994 OJ Simpson's ex-wife Nicole ...
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Embarrassing Celebrity Moments Caught on Tape

July 1st, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Hoff
Ahhh… to be a celebrity. Imagine how great life would be if you were paid millions of dollars to lock lips with people like Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Alba on the big screen? Imagine if you could fly to Paris at the drop of a hat, have fancy clothing designed specifically for you and dine at the ritziest places in America? Sounds grand doesn't it?

Now, think about your most embarrassing moment… perhaps falling down a flight of stairs or acting a little silly after one too many drinks… sound familiar? Now imagine if those moments were not only caught on camera but also exposed to ...
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AFI 2007 'Moments Of Significance' Include Writers Strike, 'Planet Earth'

December 27th, 2007 1:26pm EST
High School Musical 2
The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced the year's AFI "Moments of Significance." These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI Awards adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 AFI Television Programs of th...
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Starpulse Feature: The Top 10 Entertainment Stories of 2007

December 14th, 2007 11:25am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
It's been one heck of a year in the entertainment industry. Britney Spears dodged parenthood and paparazzi, some stars got caught drinking and driving while others served jail time, and Playboy icon Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental drug overdose. But there were some positive events as well, including Harry Potter making his swan song and Led Zeppelin reuniting.

Here is Starpulse's list of the 10 most electrifying events of the past year:

10. High School Musical Phenomenon

Do not under estimate the power of the teen. They make or break this industry. Remember the boy band...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 28

November 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
Jon Stewart
Happy Birthday to rapper Chamillionaire (1979), busty model and gold digger Anna Nicole Smith (1967; d. 2007), Daily Show host Jon Stewart (1962), Breakfast Club member Judd Nelson (1959), A History of Violence actor Ed Harris (1950), Letterman's right-hand man Paul Shaffer (1949), film composer/musician Randy Newman (1943), actress Hope Lange (1931; d. 2003), and poet William Blake (1757; d. 1827).
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Most Popular '07 Halloween Costumes: Drunk Hasselhoff, Geico Cavemen & More

October 16th, 2007 1:35pm EDT
David Hasselhoff
Michael Vick and Miss Teen South Carolina made the list, but not Britney or Lindsay. See which of the biggest stories from 2007 made the leap to the most popular costumes this Halloween on The Rundown, a daily briefing on everything that matters outside the office.

The costume picks were carefully selected by The Rundown editorial team, who determined that Paris Hilton in pinstripes will be popular this year because "prison is sexy." Rehab on the other hand, as Lindsay Lohan herself pointed out, is sobering. Though O.J. Simpson returned to the headlines this year, he was deemed "too re...
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Prince Von Anhalt Claims Howard K. Stern Sold Anna Nicole For Sex

February 28th, 2007 2:34pm EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Nearly once a week, Prince Frederic von Anhalt’s phone would ring in the middle of the night and his friend and former lover, Anna Nicole Smith, would be on the other end of the line. “She would call me late, at like 2 a.m., when she couldn’t sleep and was upset or depressed,” the prince exclusively told Star magazine.

And what makes the already depressing picture of Anna’s life with attorney/companion Howard K. Stern look even seedier are von Anhalt’s wild claims that during these conversations, Anna told him that Stern often “pressured her to have sex with men that she didn’t want...
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Worthless Anna Nicole Smith Junk Hot on eBay

February 16th, 2007 4:05pm EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Radar Online reports: If the one thing missing from your life is an Anna Nicole Smith casino chip, you're in luck! With just $45 and an eBay account, this precious item can be yours. Not the gambling sort? How about an Anna shower curtain? Or a bobblehead? Better act quickly.

According to eBay's Marketplace Research Pro, which tracks the purchasing behavior of more than 90 million registered users on the online auction site, there were only four Anna items sold on the day before her death. That number skyrocketed 24 hours later to a whopping 2,314 items. That's a 53,250 percent increa...
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Could Charlize Theron Play Anna Nicole Smith In Biopic?

February 15th, 2007 10:36am EST
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron has been tipped to play Anna Nicole Smith in a film about her life. The actress is movie bosses' first choice to star as the Playboy Playmate who married an 89-year-old oil billionaire and died aged just 39 last week.

A source revealed: "You couldn't make up a life story like Anna's. Studios are falling over themselves to pay tribute to an incredible woman. There are a number of actresses earmarked to play Anna, with Charlize the favorite."

This won't be the first time the 31-year-old South African has played a controversial real-life character. Charlize won an Osc...
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Anna Nicole Smith's Breast Operations May Have Lead to Drugs, Death

February 13th, 2007 10:01am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's breast operations may have led to her death. The former Playmate Playboy, who was said to be "very weak and tired" following breast enhancement and repair procedures, was reportedly taking at least ten different kinds of pills to ease the post-surgery pain.

It has been suggested the 39-year-old died last week after taking a cocktail of anti-depressants, Valium, painkillers and antibiotics. Some medical experts claim she had the operations too soon after giving birth to her five-month-old daughter Dannielynn.

Women's health specialist Dr Sarah Jarvis told Daily ...
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Anna Nicole Smith's Mother Denies Reports That She Wants Custody Of Baby Dannielynn

February 12th, 2007 4:18pm EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's mother Virgie Arthur has slammed reports she wants custody of her granddaughter - she just wants the baby to be raised by her real father.

Arthur, who flew to her daughter's home in The Bahamas on Friday to check on the welfare of five-month-old Dannielynn, has hit back at Smith's companion Howard K. Stern for denying her access to the baby.

And the former policewoman insists the baby's real father is photographer Larry Birkhead.

She tells US morning show Good Morning America, "(Stern) won't talk to me. I saw him on TV and he said, 'You'll never see her (D...
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Anna Nicole's Mom Doesn't Want Howard K. Stern To Raise Baby

February 9th, 2007 3:35pm EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith's family are backing photographer Larry Birkhead's bid to prove he's the biological father of the tragic model's baby girl - because they can't bear the idea of the tot being raised by her partner Howard K. Stern.

Smith's mother Virgie Arthur and her sister Donna Hogan were left devastated by the news Smith, 39, had died in Florida yesterday and now they can only hope that Birkhead wins his paternity battle and takes custody of baby Dannielynn.

Speaking by phone on CNN show Larry King Live last night Hogan said, "I'm going to make sure Howard K. Stern does not ...
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New 'Father' Adds Twist To Anna Nicole Paternity Battle

February 9th, 2007 3:25pm EST
Anna Nicole Smith
Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt has added a new twist to the paternity battle over late actress/model Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter after stating he could be the child's father.

Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead and partner/attorney Howard K. Stern are fighting over paternity, both claiming to be baby Dannielynn's biological father, but now 59-year-old Anhalt suggests he, too, could be the baby's daddy.

He tells the Associated Press he has had a decade-long affair with Smith, adding he'll file a paternity lawsuit if either Birkhead or Stern are granted cus...
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