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Kathy Griffin no longer joking about Anna Nicole

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 2nd 2007 2:43PM

Kathy GriffinThe New York Post is reporting that Bravo is editing all of comedian Kathy Griffin's standup specials, because she makes several jokes about Anna Nicole Smith on them.

I actually thought of this when Anna Nicole died, how Kathy Griffin used to joke about Anna Nicole's reality show (and the fact that it would cause Daniel to go into rehab - ouch), how Anna Nicole acted, how she seemed when both of them were guests on The Hollywood Squares. It must be odd when a major part of your act actually dies, tragically and young, and you can't use that material anymore. I'm sure some comedians would still do it, but Griffin doesn't want to because she's genuinely sad about what happened.

Griffin just finished a new special for Bravo titled Everyone Can Suck It.

[via TV Tattle]

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Entertainment Tonight should be ashamed

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 7th 2007 2:25PM

SternI promised myself - promised, promised, promised - that I wouldn't write another story about Anna Nicole Smith. But then I saw this video, and I had to post this. If it stops just one person from watching another second of Entertainment Tonight, then this post is worth it.

The video is from Entertainment Tonight, who had EXCLUSIVE! access to the funeral in the Bahamas (*cough* $$$$$ *cough*), and while we get all of the expected weeping and slow motion and doves being released, we also see various friends and relatives of Anna Nicole taking a shovel and grabbing dirt out of the back of a wheelbarrow. I'm sure this is done at funerals, but it just seems odd to have everyone at the funeral grab the shovel and join in. After a while it seems like less a tribute than just doing some maintenance work at the cemetery.

Pay special attention to the job Anna Nicole's mom does.

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Now Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband says he might father of Anna Nicole's baby

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 9th 2007 2:16PM

Anna Nicole SmithWow, here's another plot twist no one saw coming: Zsa Zsa Gabor's* husband says he might be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter.

Prince Frederick von Anhalt says that he had a long relationship with Smith and that "if you go back from September, she wasn't with one of those guys, she was with me." And he's not just saying this, he's actually going to file a lawsuit if the baby is given to either Howard K. Stern or Larry Birkhead.

Other people who might be the father of the baby:

  • Andy Dick
  • Larry The Cable Guy
  • Rita Cosby
  • Larry King
  • Lance Armstrong
  • Me

*For the record, Zsa Zsa wasn't the one on Green Acres. That was sister Eva.

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Anna Nicole Smith dead - BREAKING NEWS

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 8th 2007 3:45PM

Anna Nicole SmithOur friends over at TMZ.com are reporting that Anna Nicole Smith has collapsed at the Seminole, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and that CPR was peformed on her, with a breathing apparatus put down on throat. She has been taken to the hospital.

And CNN has just reported the same thing. No word yet on what has happened to her or what condition's she's in. She's been under stress lately, with giving birth, her son Daniel dying and the fight she's having with an ex who says her new baby is his. Stay tuned for more here and at TMZ.com...

(UPDATE: A couple of wire services, including the AP, are reporting that Anna Nicole has passed away. Entertainment Tonight is also reporting it on their web site, as are CNN and MSNBC.)

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Top TV Stories of 2006: People we've lost

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 1st 2007 1:29PM

Don Knotts(Part 1 of 5) It's the time of year when we talk about what happened over the past year, and that unfortunately includes the deaths of many notable personalities. After the jump is a list of the celebrities and other TV-related people we lost in 2006, in no particular order. (Note: it's not easy to compile a list like this and I'm sure I forgot someone. Let me know in the comments and I'll try to add them.)

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Daniel Smith was killed by a lethal drug mix, says pathologist

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 27th 2006 7:29PM
Daniel and Anna Nicole SmithLots of Anna Nicole Smith news today. Less than a day after Howard K. Stern revealed that he is the father of Smith's new daughter comes word that her 20-year-old son Daniel died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidipressants.

Cyril Wecht, who was hired by Smith and Stern to do a private autopsy on Daniel, said that toxicology tests revealed that methadone, Zoloft, and Lexapro were in Smith's system when he died on Sept. 10, two days after half-sister Dannie was born. The article makes a point to say that methadone is used to treat heroin addictions. But it is also used as a perscription pain killer that, if it is prescribed or taken incorrectly, can easily kill someone, as 20/20 reported last Friday.

"The fact that we have these drugs and the levels of the drugs overwhelmingly and most logically point to this being a tragic, accidental, drug-related death," Wecht told the AP. There are many questions left to answer, of course, but at least what killed the poor kid has been answered.

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Lawyer reveals he is the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 27th 2006 10:35AM
Larry King and Howard K. SternJust when you think that Anna Nicole Smith's life couldn't get any more convoluted, something happens to make things look even more complicated. Last night, Howard K. Stern, Smith's long-time lawyer, went on Larry King Live to discuss the death of Smith's son Daniel, and revealed to King that he is the father of her newborn baby girl. According to this article, Stern and Smith decided to move to the Bahamas to start a new life away from the media, and that he and Smith intend to marry "at some point." They decided to name their daughter Dannie Lynn Hope.

Stern also gave some details of Daniel Smith's last hours. The day after he arrived in Nassau, he complained that he was really tired, then Anna Nicole soon noticed Daniel wasn't breathing. As resuscitation efforts were being done, "She stayed there and we were at the foot of the bed and she was hugging Daniel's legs," said Stern. "And she was praying to Jesus and she was telling Jesus to take her and not take Daniel." Daniel's exact cause of death is still being investigated.

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Charges could be filed in the death of Anna Nicole's son - UPDATE

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 13th 2006 12:07PM

Daniel and Anna Nicole SmithWe should know in the next couple of days how exactly Anna Nicole Smith's 20 year-old son Daniel died. He was found dead in Anna Nicole's Nassau hospital room, three days after she gave birth to a daughter. Officials say they know the cause of death, but are awaiting toxicology test results before making it official.

But in an odd new twist, sources are saying that there was a third person in the room with Anna Nicole and Daniel Smith, and that some sort of criminal charges could be filed in connection with the death. They really aren't saying more than that, and I guess we'll have to wait til the end of the week to see exactly where this is going.

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Anna Nicole Smith's son found dead

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 11th 2006 11:01AM
Daniel and Anna Nicole SmithDaniel Smith, the twenty-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith, was found dead yesterday in the Bahamas hospital where his mother had just had a baby. According to the AP, there is currently no word on how he passed away; Anna Nicole's attorney, Howard K. Stern, says the cause is under investigation.

Remember that Daniel was a prominent player in Anna Nicole's reality series The Anna Nicole Show, so he's not unfamiliar to TV viewers. Of course, the death of such a young man, compared with the wacky life his mother leads, is going to make people speculate right away that drugs were involved. But at this point, no one knows the cause.

By the way, the picture above was taken by the AP in 1999, when Daniel was 13.

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