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8:55 AM ET, February 9, 2007

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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.
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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.
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 …
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
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.
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
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 …
Defamer:
ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S LAST MOMENTS: COMING TO A STREAMING VIDEO WINDOW NEAR YOU  —  Paparazzi agency Splash's promise of CPR video might strike you as excessively opportunistic and morbid, but someone's got to step up and chase the ambulance (figuratively, in this case), even when it's most difficult to do so.
Entertainment Tonight:
Anna Nicole Smith Dead  —  ET has the latest news on the tragic, unexpected death of Anna Nicole Smith at 39.  —  ET confirms that ANNA NICOLE SMITH died Thursday afternoon at a Florida hospital after she was found unresponsive in her hotel room.  She was 39.
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 …
Discussion: I'm Not Obsessed
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
Suzette Laboy / Associated Press:
Anna Nicole Smith dies after collapsing  —  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - Anna Nicole Smith, the voluptuous former Playboy centerfold who married an octogenarian billionaire and waged a legal battle for his fortune all the way to the Supreme Court, died Tuesday after collapsing at a hotel.  She was 39.
Access Hollywood:
Access Exclusive: Rosie On Anna Nicole's Death  —  In an exclusive statement to Access Hollywood, Rosie O'Donnell reacted to the death of Anna Nicole Smith.  —  "So sad.  It's unbearably tragic, that poor little baby," the statement read.  —  Rosie's statement comes on the heels of her rant on Thursday's …
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
Claude Brodesser-Akner / TMZ.com:
Playboy Eds. Meet with Hef, Consider Memorial
Discussion: ninemsn and Nosy Snoop
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
TMZ.com:
Bahama Law: Howard Is Baby's Legal Guardian
PerezHilton.com:
Illegal Drugs Found In Anna's Hotel Room!
Discussion: Star Trip and We Love Celebs!
USA Today:   Smith: Sad end to a troubled life
Molly / POPSUGAR:   Anna Nicole Smith Update
Sara Bonisteel / Fox News:
FINAL FOOTAGE OF ANNA NICOLE SMITH SELLS FOR OVER $500,000
Discussion: TMZ.com and The Blemish
Michelle Collins / Best Week Ever:
BWE Reacts to Anna Nicole Smith's Death
Discussion: Junkiness
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.
Kelly Carter / People.com:
Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry's Valentine's Plans  —  With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Halle Berry's beau Gabriel Aubry says the day isn't about presents but presence.  —  "I don't think it's about gifts," the model and restaurateur, 31, told PEOPLE Wednesday night.  "It's more about presence.
Discussion: POPSUGAR
 
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