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Final Footage of Anna Nicole Smith Sells for Over $500,000 (media vultures)
Fox News ^ | February 8, 2007 | Sara Bonisteel

Posted on 02/09/2007 3:16:57 AM PST by Erik Latranyi

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.

The video shows paramedics working on the unresponsive reality star as she was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Splash News screened the videotape to potential media buyers at their Los Angeles headquarters just hours after Smith's death Thursday afternoon.

Emergency responders appear to administer CPR on two separate occasions as the TrimSpa spokeswoman was wheeled out of the hotel on a gurney, according to FOX News Channel producer Christopher Spinder, who viewed the tape.

"At one point they kind of started to look like they were going to put the gurney onto the ambulance and they kind of pulled the gurney back out a little bit so they could do a second administering of CPR," Spinder said.

Her companion and lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is not visible in the video.

The two-minute tape, shot from three different angles from a distance of about 50 feet, shows Smith's sheet-covered body, with an oxygen mask over her face, being taken out of the Hard Rock Hotel by a gaggle of emergency responders, including paramedics and police.

"You cannot see her face, you cannot see hair flowing out from underneath the mask," Spinder said. "Again if someone didn't tell me this was Anna Nicole Smith, I totally would not have known it. You can't even tell it's a woman."

The video shows footage of the ambulance driving away from the hotel under a police escort, then cuts to the ambulance at Memorial Regional Hospital just after 2 p.m. ET Thursday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anna; annanicolesmith; culture; death; ghouls; media; mediavultures
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Anna Nicole Smith was the media's favorite "train-wreck".

Her own weaknesses fed the media and they, in-turn, fed her weaknesses.

It is a sad commentary on society.

1 posted on 02/09/2007 3:16:59 AM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi
The video shows paramedics working on the unresponsive reality star

Perhaps this is what she would have wanted ... on-camera to the end, and after the end.

I hadn't realized she was younger than I am. What a waste of a life.

2 posted on 02/09/2007 3:22:13 AM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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To: Erik Latranyi

even after she's dead, people want to jump her bones....


3 posted on 02/09/2007 3:22:40 AM PST by Vaquero (time again for the Crusades.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

The only thing sad about all this is the newborn baby she left behind. Other than that, she brought it all on her self with her behavior.


4 posted on 02/09/2007 3:24:25 AM PST by AbeKrieger (There is no time like the present. Thank God for that.)
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To: Tax-chick

Who is the ghoul who took the pictures and hawked them for money?


5 posted on 02/09/2007 3:35:29 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: AbeKrieger
When the people around you have financial gain from being around you, they aren't likely to tell you the truth about your behaviour.

Not all that uncommon when you look at some in the media. Chris Matthews comes to mind, but he's not the only one out of control

6 posted on 02/09/2007 3:36:37 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yes, absolutely.

What a wasted life.

Prayers to the family.


7 posted on 02/09/2007 3:37:21 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Vaquero

I don't care to see it.

On the other hand, I am curious to see Steve Irwins final moments. For a couple of reasons. I personally think he got careless and got too dam close to the critter. Also, attacks by sting rays are very rare.

Plus, he said quite a few times if anything ever happened, to keep the cameras rolling because he wanted people to see.

Interesting thing to think about, I guess.
If the last moments of your life were filmed... Would you want people to be able to see it? Your loved ones? Would you want it posted on YouTube?

Why does life keep handing us these stupid questions?


8 posted on 02/09/2007 3:39:30 AM PST by djf (Democracy - n, def: The group that gets PAID THE MOST ends up VOTING THE MOST See: TRAGEDY)
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To: Erik Latranyi
It was said on Sky News this morning that the person she admired and wished to emulate was Marilyn Monroe. I take it no one told her this was not a good idea.

Regards, Ivan

9 posted on 02/09/2007 3:43:47 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Tax-chick
It's so sad....

I often wondered about her spiritual life. She seemed so lost when her son died. I can't help but think that this episode of her life was the beginning of the end.

She needs our prayers.

10 posted on 02/09/2007 3:50:51 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: Northern Yankee
She needs our prayers.

Definitely. And her infant needs our prayers even more. I suppose it's too much to hope that the child would be placed for adoption with a normal family ...

11 posted on 02/09/2007 4:01:26 AM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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To: MadIvan
It was said on Sky News this morning that the person she admired and wished to emulate was Marilyn Monroe. I take it no one told her this was not a good idea.

She did a reasonably good job...allbeit in a second-rate sort of way.

12 posted on 02/09/2007 4:01:53 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Carolinamom
Who is the ghoul who took the pictures and hawked them for money?

I'm sure that will become known. He or she will want "credit" for the accomplishment.

13 posted on 02/09/2007 4:02:30 AM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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To: Tax-chick; Carolinamom
Good Morning.

When I look at what has transpired with this woman I think we can count our blessings.

You're so right, TC. This baby is going to need some normalcy.

14 posted on 02/09/2007 4:06:57 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: OldFriend
When the people around you have financial gain from being around you, . . .

Greta was saying last night on Fox that Anna's lawyer happened to be in the room when Anna died and in the room when her son died.

15 posted on 02/09/2007 4:13:21 AM PST by sportutegrl (This thread is useless without pix.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

They've been circling for years, now they come to eat the flesh...


16 posted on 02/09/2007 4:14:01 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Northern Yankee
I think we can count our blessings.

Although her beauty brought fame and worldly goods, she lived a very sad life. May she RSP, and my prayers are w/her little girl...that she lives a normal life surrounded by love, not greed.

17 posted on 02/09/2007 4:18:31 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: Carolinamom
A little worried about the gal that Trump 'rescued'. She from a tiny town with an unstable history of alcohol abuse. Now he's trying to get her a deal with Playboy.

This does not bode well for Tara's future wellbeing.

18 posted on 02/09/2007 4:22:55 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
It was said on Sky News this morning that the person she admired and wished to emulate was Marilyn Monroe. I take it no one told her this was not a good idea.

She did a reasonably good job...allbeit in a second-rate sort of way.

Now all that's left is for Elton John to re-write Candle in The Wind for another dead blonde.

19 posted on 02/09/2007 4:31:31 AM PST by WIladyconservative
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To: OldFriend

Playboy is not the road any young girl should take IMO. I know a woman who was once a Bunny there who did escape....to the South and marriage, but not all do.


20 posted on 02/09/2007 4:34:11 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: Carolinamom
Who is the ghoul who took the pictures and hawked them for money?

I think this might be a clue:

Her companion and lawyer, Howard K. Stern, is not visible in the video.
21 posted on 02/09/2007 4:41:27 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: MadIvan

Sounds like she actually got closer to Jayne Mansfield than Marilyn Monroe. At least she didn't go out like Jayne did.

}:-)4


22 posted on 02/09/2007 4:43:05 AM PST by Moose4 (I don't speed in Durham--if I get pulled for 65 in a 55, Mike Nifong'll have me doing 15 to life.)
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To: MadIvan

Well, she outlived MM by 3 years.


23 posted on 02/09/2007 4:43:58 AM PST by Rte66
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To: Erik Latranyi
Her very life was for sale. Sad.
24 posted on 02/09/2007 4:45:11 AM PST by gotribe (There's still time to begin a war in Iraq.)
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To: OldFriend
"When the people around you have financial gain from being around you, they aren't likely to tell you the truth about your behaviour."

Remember Elvis? He died from a drug overdose as well. Who would have ever thought he would end up like that? People are still making money off of him.

sw

25 posted on 02/09/2007 4:55:01 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Good clue! I've been reading quite a lot about Mr. Stern re his presence when her son died and now his presence when she died. The dots do seem to connect........


26 posted on 02/09/2007 4:55:39 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: spectre
The sycophants are in full bloom.

You can be sure there will be no lessons learned from this death.

27 posted on 02/09/2007 4:58:24 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I hope she rests in peace. Her life was a tragedy.

That said, the MSM giving her death so much coverage is pathetic.


28 posted on 02/09/2007 5:04:54 AM PST by pissant
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To: Tax-chick

MUST MISS TV


29 posted on 02/09/2007 5:09:48 AM PST by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: WIladyconservative

Well, the Daily News headline was: "Scandal In The Wind".

I guess that might be a start.


30 posted on 02/09/2007 5:10:37 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: OldFriend

Just saw an interview where she said she's never doing Playboy.

That said, she does appear to be teetering on the edge. Few handle fame very well.


31 posted on 02/09/2007 5:13:05 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: sportutegrl
Greta was saying last night on Fox that Anna's lawyer happened to be in the room when Anna died and in the room when her son died.

The lawyer, Stern, didn't just hapen to be in the room. There was testimony that he gave the kid methadone. The autopsy also found 2 different types of antidepressant in his system which with the methadone killed him. Interesting, eh?

32 posted on 02/09/2007 5:13:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: MadIvan

[It was said on Sky News this morning that the person she admired and wished to emulate was Marilyn Monroe.]

IF true, it is apparently at least one thing she did well. This is an ironically sad story in the wierdest kind of way.


33 posted on 02/09/2007 5:15:42 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (No to nitwit jesters with a predisposition of self importance and unqualified political opinions!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Was she still the size of a large, drug-addled horse, or had she dropped any of that weight? As I recall, a big loss in weight over a short time can cause great havoc for your heart. And if the heart is already weakened by drugs and such...


34 posted on 02/09/2007 5:18:07 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Tax-chick
I hope that little baby does not stay with Howard K Stern... before I went to bed last night I heard as his name is on the birth certificate she will be with him until its proven he is or is not the father.....Prayers that this little baby gets a loving normal home with parents & family who love her.
35 posted on 02/09/2007 5:38:38 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: GeorgefromGeorgia

All I know about TV, I get from FreeRepublic! I don't ever have to watch the shows or the people; I just read what others say.


36 posted on 02/09/2007 5:38:47 AM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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To: djf

Steve Irwin's family should decide that-he gave the world quality entertainment and it was also very educational-a rare thing in the sewer of television-Anna Nicole Smith and her parasite shyster boyfreind apparently peddled death photos of her son-if this is true it is as low as it gets-I had no interest in her at all-it would be better to spend more time on the lives of brave men and women who are dying in the service of this country


37 posted on 02/09/2007 5:40:30 AM PST by steamroller
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Interesting that she would go against Trump. He's been negotiating with his good friend, whathisname, to get her on the cover of Playboy. Tastefully, of course. /s/


38 posted on 02/09/2007 5:41:41 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: theDentist

Don't know if it's true or not but news reports say she was recently hospitalized with a collapsed lung, and was recently running a fever with other health issues.


39 posted on 02/09/2007 5:42:48 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: OldFriend

Note: She may have said she's never doing any nudity in Playboy...but I doubt Playboy would want her if that was the case.


40 posted on 02/09/2007 5:43:52 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: djf

I believe that death is too personal to share.


41 posted on 02/09/2007 5:46:08 AM PST by bannie
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To: bannie

...to share with gawkers. Family, on the other hand, IS personal.


42 posted on 02/09/2007 5:46:44 AM PST by bannie
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To: djf

Not too much thinking involved in whether I'd want my death posted on Youtube.


43 posted on 02/09/2007 5:48:45 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Oh okay. Trump's line was that she was not going to do nudity. So she's on the same page with The Donald!

She needs to go home and find herself before she makes another poor lifestyle choice.

44 posted on 02/09/2007 5:50:36 AM PST by OldFriend (Swiftboating - Sinking a politician's Ship of Fools by Torpedoes of Truth)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Things that make you go hmmm.


45 posted on 02/09/2007 5:50:37 AM PST by sportutegrl (This thread is useless without pix.)
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To: AbeKrieger
The only thing sad about all this is the newborn baby she left behind.

At least now maybe that child will have the chance for a somewhat normal life.

46 posted on 02/09/2007 5:51:01 AM PST by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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To: Carolinamom
All due respect....what does 'rest in peace' mean?...especially in this case.

Is it a term of sympathy?.....Is there meaning behind it?....A lot of folks on this forum say this, and I know they're being kind....

...but from all accounts, this woman spent most of her life in a lifestyle of 'me first'...

..the poor besotted elderly millionaire she bilked was a 'me first' kind of person too....taking what he wanted.
..will he 'rest in peace'...?

How can folks who lie, steal, extort, consume copious amounts of drugs, frolic naked....in other words, a hedonistic lifestyle....rest in peace?

Where do they go to do this?

47 posted on 02/09/2007 6:07:03 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President....2008!)
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To: Guenevere

In death she has left and can now rest from the trials and tribulations of this world. Let God decide after that.


48 posted on 02/09/2007 6:11:17 AM PST by Carolinamom (Whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure -- President Bush SOTU)
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To: Carolinamom
Yes, God will decide...

..but my point is in death, we are not 'resting'....we are not taking a 'nap'....we are in eternity....either Heaven or Hell.

If in Heaven, we're singing praises to God forever and ever...Amen.

If in Hell, we are separated from God for eternity....and ....

49 posted on 02/09/2007 6:16:31 AM PST by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President....2008!)
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To: theDentist
Yes, this woman ingested enough alcohol & narcotics in one lifetime to kill 21 horses. Add that to all the high-risk yo-yo dieting she routinely engaged in for two decades, & it can't be any surprise that she's dead at 39.

Everybody's quick to assume foul play, but though she looked good for her age, I'd bet she had the heart of an eighty year old woman. Yes, Virginia, drugs & alcohol really do kill. No conspiracies necessary at all.

Anyone who's ever seen Anna Nicole Smith in person or on camera anytime over the last twenty years could easily see that she was committing slow-motion suicide, while all of her parasitic 'friends' and that repulsive leech of an unemployed lawyer who calls himself her 'husband' averted their eyes & did nothing except pick her pockets while she was still here. Pigs. Every last one of them.

50 posted on 02/09/2007 6:18:31 AM PST by leilani (Wonder if there's wireless access in the Hebrides. This might be my last FR post!)
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