Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Anna Nicole Smith Acted Dumb. So What Else is New?

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’ve been really busy with my job search.

Unfortunately, my first post for November is about Anna Nicole Smith. Apparently, news about Michael Jackson was getting too passé; now we have to talk about a celebrity who’s been dead for nearly two years:

Video of Anna Nicole Smith appearing to mistake a doll for her unborn child was just the reality TV star acting for a camera, a defense lawyer for Howard K. Stern says.

Prosecutors presented the tape in a preliminary hearing last week as evidence that Stern and two doctors conspired to keep Smith in a drug stupor in the two years before her death.

In what has become known as the "clown video," a 9-year-old girl seems uncertain whether Smith is pretending or is really having "brain trouble."

Acting or not, Smith's face -- painted like a clown's -- is a disturbing sight in light of her death from "acute combined drug intoxication" six months later.

Stern shot the 45-minute-long video at Smith's Bahamas home on August 12, 2006, at a ninth birthday party for Riley Shelley, the daughter of a friend, according to court testimony.

Seriously, I don’t see why this video is different from any episode of her reality show. She’s acting like a dumb blonde? So what? She is a dumb blonde! I don’t mean to make light of a celebrity’s death, but it’s kind of hard to tell when a dopey celebrity is acting any dopier.

And is it too much to ask that we allow Anna to rest in peace? Considering how we can’t allow Michael to rest in peace, I guess so.