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Heartbreaking News Makes Anna Some Money

Last week Anna Nicole Smith suddenly lost her 20-year-old son at the same time she was celebrating the birth of her new baby girl. The death of her son is still a mystery, but it turns out Anna Nicole is making some money off of this tragedy. In Touch outbid People magazine for the rights to pictures of Anna Nicole, her son Daniel and her daughter just before Daniel died. Here's more:

In Touch magazine paid as much as $400,000 for the print exclusive on photos, and the Paramount-produced television shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider" forked over an estimated $250,000 for the TV exclusive.

In Touch won the rights, I hear, after topping People's bid of $350,000. A spokeswoman for In Touch told me, "There is an incredible amount of emotion attached to this story and the photos, and our story will be a tribute to Daniel's life as a well as a celebration of it."

I'm told that Anna Nicole has vague plans to use a portion of the money for a Daniel Smith memorial, and it wasn't clear yesterday what percentage of the proceeds Getty is taking as a commission.

This whole thing is still so weird. There is so much mystery around Daniel's death. TMZ is reporting the latest on the cause of Daniel's death. Apparently they are now saying it was due to a fatal drug combo including anti-depressants and other prescription drugs. Either way it's a sad sad story and we never knew we could feel for Anna Nicole but we do. Let's hope the $650K helps her get over this mess.

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lms lms 10 years
I just got back from the Bahamas on Sunday...and I asked one of the cab drivers what the story was. He said that she had recently bought a $5-6 million dollar home down there. He also told me that they gave her citizenship. He said that no one knew or cared that she was there until her son died. He said that there were reports that another person was in the room and someone heard her screaming at them to get out or leave him alone(can't remember exactly). Obviously stories change after a while, but this is what I was told.
highsociety1 highsociety1 10 years
Jogirl, you've been watching too many Law and Order re-runs. I agree with jennifer76 100000%. That's all great that some of you have your own "proper" way of dealing with death, but in the end, you aren't Anna Nicole, are you? You don't know what she's feeling, what she's experiencing, what's really going on (even if you've had a similar experience). Maybe she's dead broke, but still needs to pay for funeral costs and raising her newborn. Maybe she had nothing to do with it. Maybe she had everything to do with it. Maybe those photos would have been sold anyway. I kind of think this has a Brangelina/Shiloh feel to it -- beat the media at it's own game. The girl's a nut, but she lost a child, for the love of a God. I only hope her new daughter is providing enough motivation for her to pull through this dark time.
clepiau clepiau 10 years
Those pictures are heartbreaking. I'm no Anna Nicole fan, but when you look at those pics she just looks like the normal person she must be (even if we rarely see that side of her). She loves her son, she loves her daughter and I can't begin to imagine what she must be going through. I hope she has someone stable and truly loving in her life who is helping her get through it.
dovima dovima 10 years
i feel bad for her. i think she is just REALLY medicated at the moment and probably doesn't know what the fuck is going on... it was said that she was suffering memory loss of the actual event and had to be reminded that he was dead because she was in shock and sedated... it is just really, really sad.
360sweet 360sweet 10 years
Okay, I heard on Entertainment Tonight about the fact that Anna's proclaimed baby's daddy wasnt even informed of the day she was giving birth and he hasnt even gotten to see the daughter...then they were saying that the grandmother of Daniel wont be allowed at the funeral! Is she still gonna be selfish after all that has happened? Hmmm...
ohsuri ohsuri 10 years
On top of everything.. to have things flying around that he was murdered.. she slept through him withdrawing from drugs.. there was vomit and blood everywhere. That is so unfair..maybe this picture was sent out to quiet all the rumors!!! He looked good, happy.. coherent.. I don't know!!
ohsuri ohsuri 10 years
I think Gramma raised him for 6 years she said. The whole family has issues.. it is a shame that Daniel did not get to see his grandmother. I guess Anna wanted to rid herself of her past and background.. to bad you can't run from that. No matter what no one deserevs to have this happen to them. Even if she is a nut job!!!
mar mar 10 years
yes, the grandma was just happy to be on TV. Anna probably had a rough up bringing , that is why she is cooky. The so called father of the baby was on TV too the day after the death. Real nice
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
i guess that is true t0x, but it just seemed so...cold?...i don't know, this all just doesn't sit right to me...
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
But atox she kinda cut herself off from all family so how would gramma really be upset?
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
spell check please....cripes!
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
it sickens me how money can truimph over love sometimes. and they had a special on some channel yesterday with his grandma talking about his death, not even emotional. i'm sorry, but if i lost a gradson, i think i'd get choked up talking about his death...not rattle of shizz as if it was just any other day...
FlawLessD FlawLessD 10 years
It is all very sad no matter how you look at it when ever you lose someone you love. My regards go out to her and her family.
emmad18 emmad18 10 years
jen is right. i was almost afraid to read this story when i read the headline. poor anna.
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
I just want to give a huge hug of comfort and admiration for Wynter, Kid and all those who have shared such a big part of themselves here. The only close relatives I've lost so far where my grandparents...who were both very old, and had lived long fruitful lives. Still, I was devastated at their passing. So, I simply cannot iamgine what it is like to lose a child. My sympathies go out to Anna. I don't know who sold these pictures, nor do I care. All I hope is for God to give her the strength she needs to go on, and be strong for herself, and her little one, and for all those who love her.
maievol27 maievol27 10 years
the whole thing is strange and i think its taking way to long for a reason for his passing.. i feel really bad for her though..
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Wow. I had no idea. Wynter, kid, jamers, mar....I am so sorry for your losses :(
Faye16 Faye16 10 years
What the hell is that supposed to mean "Let's hope the $650K helps her get over this mess." NO amount of money will 'help' a mother losing a child. God!
wynter wynter 10 years
Thanks girls. ((HUGS)) to you all.
mar mar 10 years
jennifer, I knew what you meant girly, I would be surprised if anna was the actual negotiator. Her best and only real friend seems to be her lawyer, so this story is not that shocking.
mar mar 10 years
kidcrazy and wynter, you guys have been through a lot, it takes a lot of courage just to even talk about it. You have us here at Popsugar for support always, or at least just to make you smile! I just lost my dad, and I get sad, he was my best friend,, but if he were here, he would tell me that it would break his heart for me to live a sad life, to be happy, and being strong is the best thing for everyone!
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
You got that right gracey!!!
ohsuri ohsuri 10 years
Wynter.. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you!!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I agree, Mar. When I said she wasn't involved, I didn't mean I thought it was done behind her back. I meant I doubt she actually was involved in the negotiations.
gracey gracey 10 years
Very sad for Nicole, losing a child is something you never get over.
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