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Thursday, February 08, 2007
Marilyn Monroe she was not...
I'm not the least bit surprised by the news that Anna Nicole Smith died today.

I saw her last night on "Entertainment Tonight" and she was so high she couldn't even answer questions beyond an unintelligible slur. Bloated, puffy, her eyes were more than half closed, and she was swaying back and forth. Her partner, Howard K. Stern had his arm around her literally holding her up. I was surprised that the interviewer didn't ask her about how she felt. She was in no condition to appear on TV.

Sad, sad woman.
posted by Broadsheet @ 5:04 PM  
5 Editorial Opinions:
  • At February 08, 2007, Blogger tfg said…

    I don't watch too much TV, but I don't think I can ever recall see her sober.

  • At February 08, 2007, Blogger verity said…

    Right cuse Monroe wasn't divorced, didn't have affairs and had no dependency issues at all.

  • At February 08, 2007, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    verity: Yeah - Marilyn certainly had issues too, and Marilyn was perhaps the ultimate tragedy of fame, but Anna Nicole was not the icon of a generation. By far. You can be tragic and iconic, or sad and a joke. Nicole, unfortunately, was the latter.

  • At February 08, 2007, Blogger verity said…

    I'm of the mind that had Monroe born 40 years later, she'd be in Smith's boat.

    True- Smith had a certain 'trailer charm' which did not make her as you put it, the icon of a generation. IMHO, that's the difference between 50's discretion and the 'nothing's sacred' reality TV show world we live in now. Monroe's issues would have been exposed in the same ugly manner if she had been alive and rolling now like she did in the 50s.

    An affair with a president in the 90's lands you in Lewinsky land. In Monroe's time, it makes you loveable.

    Let's not romaticize her is all I'm saying. Monroe was just as sad as Smith. Smith is just as tragic as Monroe.

  • At February 09, 2007, Blogger Charissa said…

    Hmmm... I'm a day late and a dollar short, but here's my opinion.

    Anna Nicole's death is tragic. Marilyn? Also tragic. Same situation... no. Marilyn was taken advantage of because she was so naive, whereas I think Anna Nicole was taken advantage of because she was so lost. Anna (and I'm not trying to bash the dead here, but I think this is true) was a weak human being. I don't know her history or her background, but it's like she was always looking for something undefined, and she filled this 'hole' she felt with the drugs, the drinking, etc. etc. Either way it's sad to see a lost soul go to waste. It's still a damn shame.

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