I didn’t say it looked good necessarily. This is no “Behind the Candelabra.” But how did Lifetime manage to get real actors like Adam Goldberg and Martin Landeau to appear in their version of the pinup’s life (she’s been dead since 2007)? Oh hell, who am I kidding? I’ll totally be watching on June 29, if only for the scene where Anna Nicole (played by Agnes Bruckner) puts on the clown makeup…
Last time we heard from little Danielynn, she was just Anna Nicole Smith’s toddler daughter in the middle of a crazy custody battle between two of Smith’s former lovers, Larry Birkhead (who won) and Howard K. Stern. Now six-year-old Danielynn Birkhead is following in her mom’s
heels footsteps modeling for Guess Kids as the face of their spring 2013 campaign. Cute kid. Here’s hoping she has a happier life than her mama did. [Fashionista]
Is there any pleasure guiltier than Lifetime Television for Women? It’s so pleasingly masochistic — I mean, is there anywhere else on TV where women are so often murdering or being murdered? And we couldn’t be happier to hear that Lifetime is making a new movie about the fabulous life and times of Anna Nicole Smith. We’re so psyched, in fact, that we decided to help them out with the casting. I mean, wouldn’t it be amazing to see Jennifer Coolidge as Anna Nicole? Or Juno Temple? Maybe Kate Upton or Pam Anderson? We created a chart with all of our top picks and the likelihood that they might actually play ANS. Check out our handy guide and tell us who you think should play her in the comments.
Hollywood is filled with blondes — both bottled and born — doing their best Marilyn Monroe imitations. Courtney Stodden, teen bride, was just the latest in a long, sordid trail of celebs to break out the pin curls and red lipstick when she did a photo shoot as the star in Hollywood this week. I’m pretty sure Norma Jean is rolling over in her grave. Seriously: stick a fork in this look ’cause it’s done.
Described as a cross between “comedy” and “heart-wrenching horror,” a new opera, “Anna Nicole,” opened in London last night. It’s about Anna Nicole Smith exploring her choices as a single mother until she runs out of options. With lyrics like “I want to blow you all” and “It’s the sound of a Jimmy Choo shoe on a red carpet” how could it not be a crowd pleaser? “Raunchy,” “convincing,” and “absolutely incredible” were some of the adjectives used by audience members to describe their “Anna Nicole” experience. How do I get tickets? [The Hairpin] Keep reading »
Anna Nicole Smith died ignobly, but perhaps an opera at the Royal Opera House in London will redeem her. Nah, probably not. “Anna Nicole,” which is not so much an ode to the woman born Vickie Lynn Hogan but a musical rendering of her tragic life, will play February 17 to March 4. The buxom billionaire’s widow will be played by Eva-Maria Westbroe, a Dutch soprano who has also performed in operas by Puccini and Verdi. Supposedly, the opera will be a capital-I Intellectual analysis of Anna’s scheming, wanton lifestyle, drug abuse and binge eating. And it will be a classy affair, let me tell you: The libretto was written by the same guy who wrote “Jerry Springer: The Opera” and a brochure for the show warns the faint of heart of “extreme language, drug abuse and sexual content.” For an opera based on Anna Nicole Smith’s life, I would expect nothing less. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »
There’s only one look that works for clothes by Frank Rodriguez, Anna Nicole Smith‘s personal designer: buxom and blond. But since Anna Nicole is dead, Rodriguez is heading to TV land for the next best thing. He’s searching for an Anna Nicole look-alike to fill his pink, bedazzled dresses. The reality show competition will be shot documentary-style and castings will happen next week in L.A., according to producers. Judging from Anna Nicole’s fashion choices before her death, it does take a special woman to carry off his designs. But it also seems Rodriguez, who was often featured on “The Anna Nicole Show,” wants to get his mug on the tube again. And airtime is the only incentive for the would-be look-alikes because there’s no cash prize for the winner. She/he might not even be paid for the modeling work. I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s extremely creepy to not only associate your business with your dead friend, but then also to search out someone who looks like that friend in order to make money. [TMZ] Keep reading »
Guessing game time! This pink maribou horror show is up for auction on June 26th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Who could have possibly owned such a thing? Keep reading »
Anna Nicole Smith will be remembered for many things: her buxom body, obsession with the color pink, whiny baby voice, and, of course, marriage to oil tycoon Howard Marshall. Never did we think Anna Nicole would be associated with opera. The same guy who helped bring “Jerry Springer: The Opera” to the stage, Richard Thomas, has written a new opera about Anna Nicole. Mark-Anthony Turnage composed it and opera director Richard Jones will stage the production. The libretto will end with Anna Nicole’s death, so it won’t focus on all the drama that followed regarding daughter Dannielynn’s custody. [Reuters] Keep reading »