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10:40 AM ET, February 9, 2007

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Scott Weinberger / WCBS-TV:
Source: Illegal Drugs Found In Anna Nicole's Room  —  Friday Morning Autopsy Expected To Shed More Light  —  SLIDESHOW OF THE DAY: Celebrity Real Names Revealed  —  (CBS) LOS ANGELES CBS 2 has learned that while searching Anna Nicole Smith's hotel room late Thursday afternoon investigators found …
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Access Hollywood:
EXPLOSIVE NEW CLAIM: SMITH CHOKED ON HER OWN VOMIT  —  According to a credible source, an employee of Anna Nicole Smith found her in her room in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  The employee pulled back a sheet and discovered that she appeared to have choked on her own vomit.
CNN:
Anna Nicole Smith dies after collapsing in hotel … (CNN) — Reality TV star and former model Anna Nicole Smith was pronounced dead Thursday after being taken to a Florida hospital, a law enforcement source told CNN.  —  Smith, 39, collapsed at a south Florida hotel, according to news reports.
Gawker:
Anna Nicole Smith's Wikipedia Entry Defaced As She Died  —  In the minutes following Anna Nicole Smith's death today, her Wikipedia page went totally postal.  A few bits of web-graffiti saved for posterity after the jump. … Talk: Anna Nicole Smith [Wikipedia]
Discussion: MollyGood
People.com:
Anna Nicole's Death: The Key Questions  —  Following Anna Nicole Smith's death Thursday in Florida, many key questions remain:  —  How did she die?  —  Unknown.  An autopsy Friday and a toxicology test will ultimately decide cause of death.  Smith had battled health problems recently …
Suzette Laboy / Associated Press:
Anna Nicole Smith collapses, dies at 39  —  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale — jeans model, Playboy centerfold, widow of an octogenarian billionaire, reality-show subject, tragic mother — died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel.
Discussion: Cele|bitchy and Pop Muse
Howard Breuer / People.com:
Anna Nicole Smith Dead  —  Anna Nicole Smith has died in Florida, her attorney, Ron Rale, confirmed to MSNBC Thursday.  —  Sources say Smith was rushed to the hospital after being found unresponsive in her hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., where she was staying with her companion, Howard K. Stern.
Claude Brodesser-Akner / TMZ.com:
Playboy Eds.  Meet with Hef, Consider Memorial  —  TMZ has learned that Playboy magazine's top editors are currently in conference with founder Hugh Hefner to determine the best way to commemorate deceased 1993 Playmate of the Year Anna Nicole Smith in the magazine's pages.
Discussion: ninemsn and Nosy Snoop
Sara Bonisteel / Fox News:
LAWYER FIRES FIRST SHOT IN BATTLE OVER ANNA NICOLE'S BABY  —  The lawyer for the man claiming to have fathered Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter vowed to file an emergency court order Friday to have the late ex-Playmate's DNA tested before her body is released to her family.
Discussion: Gone Hollywood
CNN:
Family, friends grieve loss of tabloid star … (CNN) — Anna Nicole Smith, the voluptuous former model whose life as a Playboy centerfold, billionaire's widow and reality TV star made her the center of tabloid attention, is dead.  —  She was 39.  —  Smith was found Thursday …
Anna Shanks / Splash News Online:
ANNA NICOLE SMITH: DEAD!  VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Watch this space!!!!  —  SPLASHNEWSONLINE HAS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF ANNA NICOLE HAVING CPR ADMINISTERED.  STAY TUNED!  —  Splash blog fans (and not) we're getting a kicking about this video, (BWE.tv, Defamer, Dlisted, Jossip, ICYDK)but lets face it …
Sara Bonisteel / Fox News:
FINAL FOOTAGE OF ANNA NICOLE SMITH SELLS FOR OVER $500,000  —  Footage of the final moments of Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith's life sold for more than $500,000 Thursday after a media bidding war, according to Splash News & Picture Agency, the paparazzi outlet that sold the rights to the tape.
Stephen M. Silverman / People.com:
Anna Nicole: A Look Back at Her Life  —  Divorced as a teen, widowed at 27, and now dead at 39, Anna Nicole - or Nikki, as people in her hometown of Mexia, Texas, first called her - lived a life worthy of a soap opera.  —  When she was only 17, she married 16-year-old Billy Smith, who worked with her at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken.
Discussion: TRA LA LA
CNN:
Autopsy begins for Anna Nicole Smith … HOLLYWOOD, Florida (CNN) — Investigators began an autopsy Friday to help determine the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death, according to the Broward County medical examiner's office.  —  There was no indication how long the autopsy would take …
Discussion: A Socialite's Life
Defamer:
ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S LAST MOMENTS: COMING TO A STREAMING VIDEO WINDOW NEAR YOU
Discussion: MollyGood
PerezHilton.com:
Illegal Drugs Found In Anna's Hotel Room!
Discussion: Star Trip and We Love Celebs!
Jocelyn / In Case You Didn't Know:   UPDATE: More on Anna Nicole's Death (Last Update: 4:08PM Pacific)
Access Hollywood:   Access Exclusive: Rosie On Anna Nicole's Death
TMZ.com:
Anna Nicole's Last Film in Doubt
Discussion: Allie Is Wired
TMZ.com:
Anna's Mother: "She Got Mixed Up in Drugs"
Discussion: Holy Candy
USA Today:   Smith: Sad end to a troubled life
TMZ.com:
The Life of Anna  — Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, November 28, 1967 in Houston  —Told childhood friends she would be the next Marilyn Monroe  —Married Billy Wayne Smith in 1985 after meeting in a fried chicken restaurant (divorced 1993)  —Worked at Wal-Mart and Red Lobster before becoming an exotic dancer
Discussion: MollyGood
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David Savage / Los Angeles Times:   Estate battle goes on in courts
Leigh Holmwood / The Sun:
Stunner Petra's model ambition  —  GORGEOUS Petra Nemcova is is to join the ranks of models with their own TV series after signing a deal to present a new reality show.  —  The 27-year-old Czech supermodel will front The Petra Nemcova Project for American channel TLC in the summer.
NY Daily News:
A cross-dressing-down for Sheen  —  Brace yourself, Charlie Sheen.  Two of your least-favorite people - former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and drag diva Kayla Coxx - have teamed up to sell a video.  And it's all about you!  —  The good news for Sheen is that you don't see him on the tape.
Phil / Egotastic!:
Britney Spears Parties Like She's Lindsay Lohan  —  Britney Spears is spiraling out of control, but what's new?  The perpetually loaded pop star hit the town in New York City last night, and even though she feined sobriety by asking that alcohol be kept away from her table …
 
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