Anna Nicole Smith's Death: Shows to Follow
February 8, 2007 8:40 PM
Well, it’s been all over the news tonight that Anna Nicole Smith collapsed and died in a Florida casino at age 39. How sad, but fitting. Already, cable networks are readying the specials. Here’s the first I know about: A&E Networks’ owned Biography Channel, of all venues, is producing “Biography Remembers: Anna Nicole Smith.” It airs Feb. 10 (8 p.m. EST) on that channel. God, she’s not exactly in the same league of a leader, like JFK, special. But that’s TV today.
Oddly enough Anna Nicole was an icon of cable television and porn mags. She was the Playmate of the Year in 1993. She subsequently married some old geezer in Texas and got the Supreme Court to help her settle the estate, which she won. I guess in some respect, she was an idol to many women. She beat the system.
Then just recently her son died, mysterious circumstances, just months ago. Earlier she had bombed on cable network E’s “TheAnna Nicole Show,” with allegations flying that she was drugged, drunk or both. I kinda liked the show. I thought she was just out there and being herself. And personally, I like people who seem to be comfortable in their own skins. But now, I guess, she was not, given her early end.
In her passing, people are already comparing her to Marilyn Monroe. That’s a stretch. So are you going to watch this stuff? I think I’ll take a pass. Let’s talk.