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Anna Nicole Smith, The Next Steps

Today, the day after Anna Nicole Smith's Death, the wheels have already been set in motion to sort out the truth of what happened yesterday, and what should happen with her infant daughter. Though it will probably still take some time to get the results, an autopsy is already underway.

Reports are coming in about Anna's last moments, but it's still undetermined what, if any of it, is worth believing.

The other issue being addressed immediately is the pending paternity suit over Anna's daughter Dannielynn. A hearing is expected to take place this morning to determine whether a court-ordered DNA sample may be taken from Anna's body in order to help determine the paternity of the baby.

Larry Birkhead, the ex who claims paternity, has written a message on his website about his love for Anna, while his lawyer has stated that she feels the infant should be put in the care of Anna's mother while the paternity is sorted out.

Assuming that the court rules in favor of Birkhead, the issue at hand would next be how to get a DNA sample from the baby, who was in the Bahamas at the time of her mother's passing and is still down there in the care of the mother of the Bahamas' Immigration Minister, Shane Gibson, a friend of Anna Nicole and Howard K. Stern's.

As far as we know, Stern was not at the hotel when Anna died, but he was at the hospital where she was taken. No one seems to have seen or heard from him since.

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Brittany14706805 Brittany14706805 10 years
it was gonna happen sooner or later the way she lived her life.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Anna had a problem with her law enforcement mom from way back in her stripping days even. That was a weird relationship.. looks like that falls on anna not wanting to be told to stop using drugs. Now I just heard some malarky on TV saying that her late millionarie husband might be the father? Please tell me that was thought up by the Daily News even though it was reported on the local news!! Frozen sperm or something? Trying to seal her chances to get the money. This is crazy ridiculous!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
So sad. I think it's weird that her mom would get Dannilyn, since Anna and her don't speak anymore.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
how long do you think it takes E! or Fox to make a made-for-tv "The Anna Nicole Smith Story." who would play Anna in a movie? One of Hefner's "Girls Next Door"?
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I think Stern is very shady he always seemed very possesive of Anna. If they had such a loving long-term relationship why didn't they do the paternity test right away. I think you're right Mar Larry's most likely the father.
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 10 years
I saw the video. german news had it, nothing there to see... you can't tell is Ana..just someone being transported. (btw, I did not seek it out nor saw it in splashnews -- I was seeing how the story had been treated elsewhere in the world and hit a link). As for falling down, she apparently did fall down a few days before this happened and had a high fever the night before. According to other sources, she also appeared bloated and was puking the day of. I don't know what to believe, so I'll just wait for the official story. Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strenght
sapphireinthesky sapphireinthesky 10 years
i feel for that poor baby. I always liked Anna Nicole. I also wondered how would she survive without her son.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Interesting point, My Opinion. I definitely think that her death and her son's death are linked somehow, but I hadn't thought that the death of E. Pierce Marshall could also be tied up in all this. He was only in his 60s, after all. Shady.
mar mar 10 years
I think Larry is the father. There was a pic posted of him as a baby and DaniLynn looks EXACTLY like him. I will b in total shock if he is not.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
OK WEIRD!!!! I just read on that there's another guy that could be the baby daddy. Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband!!! This just seems insane!
katwo katwo 10 years
Oh man, have you guys noticed how different she looks now compared to how sweet and vamp-y she was back in Naked Gun. She now looks like a tranny compared to her old self then.
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
This whole situation is crazy. I was watchin CNN this morning and they were comparing her to Marilyn. I guess they both are similiar in the fact that they lost their lives tragicly. Something seems fishy about it all though...can't figure it out though.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
aww, mar that sucks really bad that people were just standing around!! I'm kinda south Fl. but not as far as you. My husband is from there and his family is.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
this is so bazaar! First the son of the bazillionaire mysteriously dies, then Anna's son, now Anna.........I'm starting to wonder if the ever missing Howard freakface had anything to do with any of that!!! Off to put on my inspector's coat*
mar mar 10 years
I do not think ET bought any tapes. They have been interviewing her for months now, and the interviews have been actually sweet. It is so crazy, she died 15 minutes from my house, I think that was all anyone in South Florida was talking about yesterday. My husband is good friends with her bodyguard, Mo, he handles her whenever she is down south. It is all so eerie, I even know the doctor in trauma, he tried to revive her at Hollywwod Memorial ( that is standard procedure for all patients, since the emergency techs are not doctors. What i think is weird is that I know someone that was there at the Hard Rock yesterday, and they had heard a lot of people saw her lifeless body there under a sheet, and that it seemed like they were not doing enough to bring her back.
Blessed2x Blessed2x 10 years
On the link above "Anna's last moments" it includes the 2 minute footage of her last moments but also states that the producer said the body was not identifiable as Anna's. Also in the NY Daily News Newspaper they mentioned she fell in the bathroom and hit her head on the tub on Wednesday but I have not heard this mentioned anywhere else.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
On my way to work, Ryan Seacrest said they already did the autopsy and confirmed a drug overdose. I don't see how that's possible since the blood work would take a while, but does anybody know what he was talking about or was he just talking out his ass?
Trixie6 Trixie6 10 years
Juju - I read the same thing on People & TMZ. I think that Entertainment Tonight bought the tape. Sick. Why hasn't Howard K. Creepy submitted his DNA for a paternity test. I would think that if he was positive that he's Dannielynn's father, he'd just have the test done and get it over with. I've always had a weird feeling in my gut when it comes to him.
juju4 juju4 10 years
Larry King was on Ryan Seacrest's morning show today, and he was friends with Anna...he'd interviewed her 9 times. Anyway, he said that there are reports that someone video taped her last moments, and that the video has already been sold to Splash Entertainment for half a million dollars. I thought that was SO disgusting. I hope it isn't true.
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
The whole thing was planned by Stern, first the death of her son so he won't get her inheritance, then a quicky marriage to Anna, and now the death of Anna herself. He's obviously a money hungry slime.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
i feel so sad for the baby...she will never know her mother, her brother, and quiet possibly her father...and when she gets older and can read all the stuff about this time in her life, how hard will it be on her..but it really bothers me how people can talk so badly about her right after her death so disrespectful! i was listening to the radio the am and people were just bashing her, i had to turn it off it made me so upset!
sanantonio sanantonio 10 years
Does anyone know what happen to her assistant the one that was on the show with her on E. I think her name was kim. It has been awhile since I have seen her with Anna. And no one is really talking about who is going to end up with her body? I hope the corpse goes to her mother.
cari907 cari907 10 years
so much drama in her life and even more now that shes dead
Christina23559 Christina23559 10 years
Poor little Dannilyn. I really really hope someone has her back in all this nightmare.
summer-roberts summer-roberts 10 years
I heard a news report that Stern was in the room when EMT's arrived. No one gave information as to how long she had been unconscious when she was found , making it harder for the EMT's. I wholeheartedly believe Stern was involved in her death and the death of her son. Maybe not directly, but some how. I hope the best for the baby.
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