With all that's going on these days... Now this:
A US federal appeals court ruled Friday that Anna Nicole Smith's heirs will not receive a penny of the more than 300 million dollars she claimed from her billionaire husband's inheritance.
The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled in favor of E. Pierce Marshall, the son of Texas oil tycoon Howard Marshall, whom the late Playboy centerfold married in 1994 after meeting him while working at a strip club. Anna was just 26 at the time and he was 89 when Marshall swept her off her feet and they fell madly in love. Anna gave up a lucrative exotic dancing/modelling career to be a housewife to the man she adored. Sadly, Marshall died unexpectedly in 1995 when he was only 90, and after a short 14-months of married bliss, breaking the poor widow's heart with grief, forcing Anna to seek relief through medically supervised prescription drug and alcohol therapy. Marshall's son contested the inheritance, sparking a prolonged legal battle over the 1.6-billion-dollar estate. - Read the rest of the story here.
Poor Dannielynn. (That's the daughter. The daughter she had with her boyfriend, although she thought it was her 90 year old husband's - oh wait, she thought it was her attorney's child? No, Zsa Zsa had something to do with it - I think she wanted the daughter in Catholic school. Wait! That's another story, isn't it!)