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Anna Nicole Smith
Originally posted 04/20/2015 11:40AM
The doctor who prescribed drugs to the late Anna Nicole Smith will face no jail time for the actress's death.
Originally posted 05/05/2013 06:20PM
The 6½-year-old and dad Larry Birkhead wear looks from the movie's classic "Jolly Holiday" scene on the red carpet
Originally posted 11/27/2012 01:10PM
"This is Dannielynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way," the 6-year-old's father explains
Originally posted 11/26/2012 06:10PM
The 6-year-old is the new face of the brand's new spring 2013 kids campaign.
Originally posted 09/10/2012 05:55PM
The daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith celebrates by getting dad Larry a pink and purple manicure
Originally posted 02/17/2011 11:55AM
Her life was like a soap opera. Now it's an actual opera.
Anna Nicole Smith is the subject of a brand-new opera, simply titled Anna Nicole, set to premiere Thursday at London's Royal Opera House. Here, PEOPLE.com has a sneak peek at Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title role.
The piece was written by British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, and the libretto by Richard Thomas, whose previous credits include Jerry Springer: the Opera.
While the reviews aren't in yet, a trailer for the opera promises a salacious spectacle. (Watch it below.) Its cast list reveals, among many characters, four lap dancers, an equal number of meat-rack girls, as well as members of Smith's family, including her deceased son Daniel, her former partner Howard K. Stern (billed as "The Lawyer Stern" and played by bass-baritone Gerald Finley), as well as TV interviewer Larry King.
Smith died on Feb. 8, 2007, at age 39, of an accidental drug overdose.
– Brian Orloff
Originally posted 01/06/2011 02:15PM
Howard K. Stern had a good day in court.
A Los Angeles judge dismissed two conspiracy felony charges against Stern, 42, on Thursday, ruling there was no evidence he intended fraud or deception when he got drugs for his former client and lover Anna Nicole Smith under fake names.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry also dismissed the two conspiracy charges against Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, 63, a psychiatrist who was Smith's neighbor, and rejected a charge against her of unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance. He also reduced a fraud charge to a misdemeanor and sentenced Eroshevich to a year of probation.
Eroshevich wept at the news and Stern smiled broadly.
Originally posted 10/28/2010 05:15PM
He was once Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer, confidant, reality show costar and lover.
Now Howard K. Stern has another label: convicted felon.
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury on Thursday found Stern guilty of two counts of conspiracy for fueling the starlet's raging prescription drug problem that ultimately killed her.
One of her doctors, Khristine Eroshevich, was also convicted of four charges; a second doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, was cleared of all counts.
The six-man, six-woman jury heard two months of testimony in the case of Stern, 41, and doctors Kapoor, 42, and Eroshevich, 62, who were charged with multiple felonies for allegedly conspiring to furnish prescription drugs to an addict.
Originally posted 10/09/2010 05:00PM
Was Anna Nicole Smith a loopy drug addict led down the path to destruction by her boyfriend-lawyer and two doctors?
Or was she a clear-eyed celebrity who required a laundry list of prescription drugs to manage her chronic pain and broken heart?
After two months of testimony and a week of closing arguments, a Los Angeles jury on Tuesday will ponder those questions.
The panel will try to decide whether Howard K. Stern, 41, and doctors Sandeep Kapoor, 42, and Khristine Eroshevich, 62, are guilty of multiple felonies, including conspiring to furnish prescription drugs to an addict. The three are not charged with Smith's 2007 death at age 39 from an accidental prescription overdose.
Prosecutors argued that the doctors, motivated by a desire for fame, crossed ethical boundaries by becoming too friendly with their patient.
Originally posted 09/29/2010 08:05PM
The judge in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial tossed out two felony charges against Smith's former beau Howard K. Stern on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry – who earlier this week accused prosecutors of overcharging the case because a celebrity death was involved – discarded two charges against Stern of obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit.
The judge also dismissed part of a conspiracy count against Stern and one of the two physicians on trial, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, saying there wasn't enough proof that the men conspired to obtain controlled drugs through fraud and deceit.
Judge Perry allowed the rest of the conspiracy charge to stand and said the majority of the 11-count complaint can go to the jury for a decision.
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