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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/ 3/2006

Anna Nicole Smith, Curiouser and Curiouser

By Liz Kelly

"Anna Nicole, you're so outrageous."

Anna Nicole Smith, daughter Dannielyn Hope, Howard K. Stern and "Entertainment Tonight" co-host Mark Steines. (AP)

Or so we were told four years ago when the stripper/model/Playboy playmate helped to establish the celeb-reality genre with trainwreck-on-film "The Anna Nicole Show." Antics that left us alternately entertained and confused at the time seem tame compared to Smith's current reality.

To put it bluntly: we hadn't seen anything yet. The maelstrom that is Smith's life has only continued to pick up steam since the September birth of her daughter and nearly simultaneous death of her 20-year-old son.

A splashy, exclusive interview that aired last night on "Entertainment Tonight" was nothing short of surreal, with Smith and lawyer Howard K. Stern talking about their love and plans for a life together with baby Dannielyn. Although Smith did cry and lament the death of son Daniel, the interview only lightly touched on the ongoing investigation into his death -- Smith says she doesn't remember that day -- and virtually ignored the possible eviction of Smith from the home she's occupied since arriving in the Bahamas earlier this year and photographer Larry Birkhead's attempts to advance his claim of fathering Dannielyn.

The interview was taped over the weekend and, in light of this week's developments, was pretty much worthless (aside from a few minutes of good gawking at Smith's seemingly sedated image and a look at the baby so as to better determine whether or not that child's hair has been dyed).

On Monday, Smith returned to the hospital for treatment of pneumonia and a collapsed lung and yesterday news reports surfaced claiming her son's body contained more drugs than originally reported. And a deposition obtained by claims Smith admitted that photographer Larry Birkhead fathered her child and took both methadone and Xanax while pregnant in May 2006.

I think we're beyond outrageous at this point.

By Liz Kelly  | November 3, 2006; 10:43 AM ET
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Beyond outrageous? Then don't cover the story. Do her--and the rest of us--a favor and stop circling this sad situation like a vulture. Let her grieve, get medical treatment, work out the paternity of her child, find a place to live... The only thing that is outrageous (or, more aptly put, pathetic) is that this story is being covered at all.

Posted by: mariposita | November 3, 2006 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Who Cares!

Posted by: Jason | November 3, 2006 5:57 PM | Report abuse

B F D !!!

Posted by: bigolpoofter | November 6, 2006 9:30 AM | Report abuse

No no, I want you to continue to cover ANS. I must watch. I must see!

I think you need to explore the relationship between Howard (Sirius) Stern and Howard K. Stern. Similar names, and be honest... have you ever seen both of them together in the same place at the same time?

I thought not.

Posted by: Bunkley | November 6, 2006 11:07 AM | Report abuse

ANS is a woman being completely manipulated by HKS. From the start of her reality show up to present day, has anyone seen her not looking like she's sedated? Funny how she's been circled by HKS all these years and only now, when she's grieving and hormonal from her daughter's birth, does she "Commit" to HKS. Can anyone imagine giving birth and loosing a child all in a few days? People need to give her a break and recognize she's an emotionally immature "woman" looking for help. Too bad her "help" is a bigger shark than any off the Bahamian coast.

Posted by: Denise | November 6, 2006 12:18 PM | Report abuse

You mean 'outraged' not outrageous --- am I right?

Posted by: L | November 6, 2006 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: xhpxcanz | December 3, 2006 9:52 PM | Report abuse

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