You know what, I have been watching Larry King and he has of course gone hog wild on this Anna Nicole Smith story, and after looking at all this coverage all I gotta say is this: these lawyers are making out like bandits.
You have Ron Rale going on TV to state his case, and then you had Debra Opri coming on to state the case for Larry Birkhead, and now you have this big tug-of-war between him and Howard K. Stern over paternity. And oh yeah, Howard K. Stern is also a lawyer. So if you're a lawyer life is great. If you're Anna Nicole Smith things are not so great. In fact, dying hasn't put an end to the media circus that is Anna Nicole. The media circus is in fact worse than ever. You can't get away from this woman on TV.
And of course you have lawyers in the Bahamas getting involved in this estate, which looks like a total mess, too. This really is a lawyer's dream come true, trying to figure all this out. It reminds me of that scene in The People versus Larry Flynt, where Larry told his lawyer what a dream client he was: he was rich and never shuts up, and is always in trouble. Well, Anna Nicole was certainly rich, always in trouble, and a notorious publicity hound. She even had a case go all the way to the Supreme Court. If you're a lawyer you'd want Anna Nicole as your client, that's for sure--- alive or dead.
The latest piece of junk we are getting is that this prince who is the husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor has gotten involved and is claiming he might be the father, and he wants neither Howard K. Stern or Larry Birkhead to be involved with Anna Nicole's baby or have custody in any way. And in fact this Prince Frederick von Anhalt guy went on Larry King and actually said the word "$#!t" on TV, so look out for the video on that! So that's another wrinkle to this puzzle!
Obviously every entertainment reporter in Hollywood is having a field day covering this- I notice Tony Potts of Access Hollywood seems to be on every TV show imaginable, commenting on this tragedy. He says that there are tons of satellite trucks still down there in Florida. Now he's headed to the Bahamas. Nice life he's leading.
This story has been a boon to CNN, needless to say. The ratings are through the roof. I imagine people are doing cartwheels over at Court TV, as well, because of all the legal messes Anna Nicole left behind. Fox News is bound to be getting killed. What the heck can Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity and the gang say about this story? Those guys are obsessed with politics, but this has nothing to do with that. This is tabloid all the way, and right up the alley of Larry King and Paula Zahn, and Anderson Cooper, and all the rest of these vultures over at CNN. Anna Nicole has just handed that network at ton of free publicity. Though I notice these "big three" arrogant evening newscasts have thumbed their noses at this story.
We still don't even know how Anna Nicole died, so we still are in the dark over that. They say there is no evidence that a crime occured. But I still think there still could have been an overdose.
Anyway, that's all for now, suffice it to say that this story isn't going to go away any time soon. Now I notice Anderson Cooper is on, getting his fair share of the action on this story.