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5:30 PM ET, February 9, 2007

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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.
Noaki Schwartz / Associated Press:
Zsa Zsa's husband: I might be baby's dad  —  LOS ANGELES - The husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor said Friday that he had a decade-long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and may be her infant daughter's father.  —  The claim by Prince Frederick von Anhalt comes amid a paternity suit over Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn.
Star:
Star Breaking News Exclusive: The Drugs In Anna Nicole's Room Revealed!  —  Star has learned exclusively that a source on the scene of Anna Nicole Smith's medical crisis at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel described her hotel room as "walking into a pharmacist's shop.  There were bottles and bottles of pills!"
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 …
TMZ.com:
WTF?!  Zsa Zsa's Husband Says He Might Be Dannielynn's Dad!  —  Prince Frederick von Anhalt, 64, husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, tells the AP that he had a decade-long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and that he might be the father of her 5-month old daughter, Dannielynn.
TMZ.com:
Police: No Illegal Drugs Found in Anna's Room  —  Only prescription — and not illegal drugs — were found during an investigation of Anna Nicole Smith's room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, this according to Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger.  —  At a press conference outside …
Discussion: THE RAD REPORT
Janet Charlton / Janet Charlton's Hollywood:
ANNA NICOLE SMITH: FILLED WITH DREAD  —  Our Hollywood, Florida source visited the Hard Rock Hotel today and picked up a little information about Anna Nicole's time there.  Hotel sources say that when Anna arrived a few days ago she was "out of it" and slurring her words and she stayed that way during her visit.
Discussion: Dlisted
ABCNEWS:
'I Think She Had Too Many Drugs,' Says Anna Nicole's Mom  —  Virgie Arthur Talks Exclusively to "Good Morning America" About Her Daughter's Death  —  Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith's mother, said today on "Good Morning America" that Smith's death may have been a result of drug use.
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CBS News:
Anna Nicole Smith's Final Interview  —  She Planned To Marry Stern On Feb. 23 And Move Into A New Home In The Bahamas  —  (CBS/AP) In the last TV interview she ever gave, filmed just a few days before her death, Anna Nicole Smith talked with "Entertainment Tonight" co-host Mark Steines about her future …
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Suzette Laboy / Associated Press:
Anna Nicole Smith's mother blames drugs  —  HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A medical examiner began an autopsy Friday on Anna Nicole Smith, whose mother blamed drugs for the former Playboy playmate's sudden death that ended an extraordinary tabloid life at just 39.  —  In another bizarre twist to the case …
Discussion: Holy Candy and Gawker
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 …
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.
TMZ.com:
No "Emergency Extraction" of Anna's DNA
Discussion: Dlisted and We Love Celebs!
Associated Press:   More tests needed in Smith death case
New York Post:
AN EERIE 'VIEW'  —  TALK about bad, bad timing.
TMZ.com:   Anna Nearly Drowned at Bahamas House
Veryvera / I'm Not Obsessed:
Paris Hilton Buys Edible Underwear While Crying  —  What is wrong Paris Hilton?  She was seen crying while talking on the phone with her friend and shopping for... edible underwear.  I guess Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Here is more: … I love how she doesn't stop shopping while she is crying.
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.
Simon Perry / People.com:
Kevin Costner, Wife Christine Are Expecting  —  Waterworld director Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine, are expecting their own little dipper, his rep said Thursday.  —  "They're very excited, very happy about the pregnancy," publicist Paul Bloch told the Associated Press.
Discussion: into GOSSIP …
X17 Online:
Lachey It Ain't So!  —  Just who was the girl we spotted Nick Lachey with last night?  After we spotted Nick leaving Sideways, we caught up with him at Teddy's with an unknown girl - and we do mean caught, as you can tell by our photos of the pair kissing in Nick's car and our video of them linking arms and walking into the club!
 
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