Hard to believe that these photos were taken just months before Anna Nicole Smith passed away, while she was pregnant with her now-five-year-old daughter, Danilynn, right?
The pictures were unearthed from a promo shoot that was recently used by website Golden Palace, which I was afraid to click on for fear of it being some kind of weird pregnancy-golden-showers pornography site. Thankfully, I was wrong, and it’s only an online casino. My luck usually isn’t that good, so I’ll take it.
According to Golden Palace’s site:
She [Anna Nicole] loved the Golden Palace brand and especially liked the outlandish marketing efforts that were made with the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The extraordinary “golden” pregnancy photo shoot was also her idea, a time she described as “magical”. Like her persona, she wanted to capture the moment by doing something outrageous, memorable, and fun. Just prior to her untimely passing Anna Nicole had agreed to become a spokesperson for GoldenPalace.com and was looking forward to kicking off the campaign with the launch of an exclusive “Anna Nicole” slot machine. As big fans of Anna Nicole, we felt a collaborative effort would be mutually beneficial. Unfortunately, the tragic events that followed so closely after the photo shoot proved to be overwhelming for the starlet, and out of respect for her and her family, the campaign was immediately shelved.
Guess these kind of blow Demi Moore‘s famous pregnancy shoot right out of the water, huh? Yikes.
For those of you who have been following the case against Howard K. Stern and the doctors that provided Anna Nicole Smith with the prescription drugs that ultimately killed her, today’s just another frustrating day. After the jury brought back a guilty verdict on two of the nine counts of conspiracy Stern was facing, the judge threw them out claiming that the conviction was baseless.
The judge also ruled that Khristine Eroshevich, a doctor that provided Smith with a Vicodin prescription, not be sentenced to more than a year’s probation and a $100 fine, saying that she’d acted out of concern for Smith.
Thankfully the DA, Steve Cooley, is pissed and told TMZ, “We strongly disagree with Judge Robert Perry’s ruling today. [The ruling] diminishes the huge social problem of prescription drug abuse facilitated by irresponsible caretakers and unscrupulous medical professionals.”
Cooley also added that he’s going to start the appeal process on this case, but hasn’t yet decided whether or not he’ll retry Stern on the charges that came back not guilty.
This entire case has made a circus of our court system. Whenever cases get dragged out for this long, the evidence gets completely watered down and the true facts seem to go missing. If Howard K. Stern wasn’t the defendant in this case, I’m pretty sure a string of guilty verdicts would have come back ages ago. He’s always, since our first introduction to him on The Anna Nicole Show, been a master manipulator and a screaming, crying baby.
Does anyone doubt for a second that this guy is G-U-I-L-T-Y?
The last like, twenty years of Anna Nicole Smith’s life was spent in and out of court fighting various battles and her death has only added to the number of court cases surrounding the former Guess model and reality TV star. The judge ruling over the current case, which has Anna’s former lawyer and boyfriend Howard K. Stern as well as her two doctors on trail, is finally doing something to try and bring all of this to an end.
The two doctors are on trial for over-prescribing Anna medications. Howard is on trail for working with the doctors to more or less turn Anna in to a pilled-out vegetable. It’s a horrible case and these men’s actions are almost certainly responsible for her demise. As you can imagine, the list of their misdoings rolls out the door, and Anna’s lawyers have handed all of this information, every scrap and detail to the jury.
Well, guess what? All of that information is a little too much for 12 average Americans to process, and the judge has told Anna’s team to file it down to just the important details. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry was quoted as saying, “”Are you trying to impress the jury with so many charges or abuse the jury?… I think it hurts your case when you complicate it.”
Hopefully that’s what needed to be said to bring this case to a close. I’m pretty sure that Howard and the doctors have appealed this sentence as far as much as they can. Perhaps everyone involved in this long battle can put it behind them soon, even if they’re doing so from a prison cell.
Howard K. Stern and doctors Khristine Eroshevich, Sandeep Kapoor will be going to trial for a long list of felonies relating to the death of Anna Nicole Smith. The doctors are accused of supplying Stern with the drugs he needed to keep Anna Nicole in the haze that she was in up until the time that she eventually overdosed.
Stern alone is responsible for over 11 felony accounts, including giving prescription drugs to an addict, acquiring those drugs illegally and fraud. Kapoor is also screwed. During the previous investigation, the following passage was found in his journal, “I was making out with Anna, my patient, blurring the lines … I gave her methadone, Valium. Can she ruin me?”
The death of Anna Nicole has always stood out to me as incredibly sad because it was clear that in her messed up state, Anna had been allowing a lot of people to take advantage of her for a long time. Stern, who many saw on Anna Nicole’s E! reality show had been with her for a long time and even when she was top dog in the relationship, he often seemed both manipulative and emotionally abusive toward her. Their relationship was never appropriate, and when he saw that he could possibly gain control of her estate if she was dead, well, it wouldn’t surprise me if he turns up to be guilty on most of those charges.
Aw, shit guys! A new story has surfaced about Anna Nicole Smith — will they ever stop surfacing? — and it’s not good. According to an old boyfriend, the bombshell asked him to shoot and kill her ex-husband’s son back in 2000. Take it with a grain of salt since this story cropped up while he was in jail after being convicted for threatening Anna, but …
Just-released FBI documents reveal that the eccentric star was examined in 2000 and 2001 in a murder-for-hire scheme. The alleged target was Pierce Marshall, the son of Anna Nicole’s much-older oil-tycoon husband Howard Marshall.
At the time of the murder investigation, Anna Nicole was embroiled in a bitter legal battle with Pierce for his late father’s $400 million estate.
Anna Nicole was questioned by agents about the murder plot on July 3, 2000, and according to the documents, “Smith began crying and denied ever making such plans.”
The FBI documents say a revolver and 3.5-inch stainless steel knife were confiscated from Anna Nicole’s home, along with a black and orange hat described as a “Dr. Seuss” hat. The three items were returned to Anna Nicole seven months later.
Anna Nicole’s sister Donna Hogan tells INSIDE EDITION, though she loves her late sister, the claims of a murder plot “wouldn’t shock or surprise” her.
Other sources close to Anna Nicole tell INSIDE EDITION the whole story came from her ex-boyfriend Mark Hatten. In 2003, while serving time in prison for making criminal threats against Anna Nicole, Hatten told INSIDE EDITION,
“She wanted me to take care of it for her…If I wasn’t going to do it personally, to get a contract going to kill Pierce Marshall.”
“So Anna Nicole asked you to kill the son of her ex-husband?”
“Absolutely, numerous times,” he said. “She’d get jacked up on pain pills and then this would come out and she’d start saying Mark you gotta kill him, I’m Anna Nicole I can’t do it, you gotta take care of this for me. I’ll do anything for you, we’ll be set.’ “
Listen, I have no idea if this is true or not, especially since both of the involved parties, Smith and Pierce who died in 2006, aren’t here to confirm or deny. What I’d really like to know is what was the significance of the Dr. Suess hat? I would kill you here or there, I would kill you in bad head wear.
Now that the criminal trial against Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors is moving forward, more details are coming out about Anna, her drug use and her inappropriate relationships with her medical caretakers.
Papers filed by the State of California claim that Anna’s psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and internist Sandeep Kapoor both had inappropriate sexual contact with their patient. Authorities found pictures of Anna and Khristine naked, embracing each other in a bathtub as well as video of Anna with Kapoor. Who takes a bubble bath with their doctor? Unless it’s Patrick Dempsey, of course.
According to the documents, the two doctors prescribed so many medications, and such a dangerous combination of meds, that several pharmacies would not fill the prescriptions. One pharmacist told Smith that the drugs Kapoor prescribed to help Anna deal with the death of her son — “two sedatives, 300 tablets of methadone, a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory drug and 4 bottles of a painkiller” — was “pharmaceutical suicide”.
In so many ways, it seems like Anna Nicole and Michael Jackson had so much more in common than wearing too much makeup. Addicts are so vulnerable and sadly, they both found themselves in the clutches of “doctors” that were willing to prey upon that.
And the saga continues!
Anna Nicole Smith’s longtime partner and attorney Howard K. Stern and two doctors were charged Thursday with conspiring to furnish drugs before her death in 2007, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. …
At the time of her death several prescription medications — both in Smith’s name and that of her partner and lawyer, Stern — were found in the room.
Officials said prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found in Smith’s system, including three antidepressants or antianxiety drugs. Also found in toxicology testing was human growth hormone and chloral hydrate, a sleep medication, officials said.
Stern, 40, and doctors Sandeep Kapoor, 40, and Khristine Eroshevich, 61, were each charged with eight felonies, including conspiring to furnish controlled substances, unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance and obtaining fraudulent prescriptions between June 2004 and January 2007 — only weeks before the playmate’s death.
Kapoor and Eroshevich were each also charged with obtaining a prescription for opiates by “fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” Each were also charged with one count of obtaining a prescription for opiates by giving a false name or address, according to the DA’s office.
All three were charged with one count of “prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict.”
Hells yeah! It’s about time these people are held responsible. Anna Nicole was making horrible, fatal choices, but these people, particularly the doctors, were breaking the law in order to enable her. I certainly hope they make an example of this. It’s the same situation with Heath Ledger — who the hell was prescribing him all these narcotics, one on top of another? It happens day after day in this country, doctors over-prescribing narcotics for people who they must have figured out are addicts. Especially rich and famous people.
As Gawker points out, though, this might be about more than just doing the right thing. The California Attorney General, Jerry Brown, is pressing the case … and he’s also planning to run for governor. Sigh. Whatever it takes, guys.
Howard and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor were released Thursday night after each posted $20,000 bond.