- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sad Anna revealed

Thanks to her diaries, the public can discover that Anna Nicole Smith was delighted by rough sex, ecstatic over the prospect of plastic surgery for her breasts and fearful of a jealous boyfriend. She was also careless with spelling, punctuation and, too often, her own well-being.

The model and former Playboy Playmate, born Vickie Lynn Smith, was found dead on Feb. 8 in Hollywood, Fla., of a toxic mix of prescription drugs. Copies of 60 diary pages were provided to Associated Press by Universal Rarities, a Corona, Calif.-based auction house. The newly released handwritten diary pages — reportedly written between 1991 and 1992, according to the San Diego Mercury News — will be posted online at urauctions.com, says Thomas Riccio, a partner in Universal Rarities.

Miss Smith’s tone in the entries veers between simple joy and deep-seated unhappiness.

One entry begins, “I’m a very sad person” and is illustrated by a weeping face. Miss Smith goes on to write that “my mom hates me so much. She is so jealous of me. … I love my mom but I can’t handle it anymore.”

Miss Smith also posts intimate details of an active sex life in often-graphic language, rails against her boyfriend and, in the same scrawled entry, celebrates her upcoming breast surgery.

Singing in Shanghai

Four-time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera will perform June 26 at the Grand Stage in Shanghai, host to past performances by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and the Black Eyed Peas, AP reports.

Her sexy act apparently didn’t faze China’s cultural officials, who told the Stones not to sing some of their racier hits and canceled a performance by Jay-Z after deeming the rapper’s lyrics “vulgar.”

Ticket prices for the concert will range from $26 to $260, AP says.

Richards, Richie spilt

Denise Richards and Richie Sambora are no more, the New York Daily News reports.

The media darlings officially acknowledged their breakup on Tuesday, although her rep says they actually ended their relationship in March. Miss Richards famously took up with Mr. Sambora — ex-husband of her former friend Heather Locklear — while she was undergoing her own divorce from Charlie Sheen in April 2006.


Note to R. Kelly: Get a grip.

According to the New York Post, the full-of-himself R&B; singer tells SOHH.com: “My greatest competition is, well, me … I’m the Ali of today. I’m the Marvin Gaye of today. I’m the Bob Marley of today. I’m the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realize that now.”

Maybe this will humble him: Mr. Kelly’s trial on child pornography charges is expected to start finally this summer.

Cops nab speeding Ike

Musician Ike Turner was being held without bail at a downtown jail after Los Angeles police pulled him over for speeding and discovered he had an outstanding felony drug warrant.

According to the Los Angeles Times, LAPD motor officers spotted Mr. Turner’s 2002 Mercedes S-50 driving at more than 80 mph and straddling lanes on the northbound Interstate 405 at Roscoe Boulevard in the north San Fernando Valley on Tuesday night. He exited the freeway and was pulled over around 11:45 p.m.

After running a warrants check, officers discovered that the 75-year-old entertainer had a no-bail felony narcotics warrant. Officers left the Mercedes with an assistant. Mr. Turner was taken into custody and booked.

Beginning in the 1950s, Mr. Turner gained fame as a rhythm-and-blues guitarist and songwriter. Together with his then-wife, Tina, his group became one of the most recognizable in music. The couple’s turbulent union was chronicled in the 1993 Oscar-nominated film “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports.

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