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Tuesday, February 13, 2007


There is a profound difference between these two tragic, boozy, drug addled sexpots. Both magnetized public derision and private desires, but Marilyn Monroe had talent while Anna Nicole Smith couldn’t even spell it. Though Anna idolized Marilyn, even renting the L.A. house where Marilyn fatally overdosed, she never had Marilyn’s ambition to excel intellectually or as an actress. Though both were narcissists and exhibitionists, Marilyn could be introspective and charitable. As a famous movie star, Marilyn took beginner Method Acting classes with Lee Strasberg. She avidly discussed Kierkegaard (“Once you label me, you negate me”) at Brooklyn poet Norman Rosten’s literary salon. Anna Nicole giggled proudly: “I can’t read or write,” when she got hired as a columnist for the National Enquirer. Marilyn cut short her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio to entertain the soldiers in Korea. Anna Nicole opted for hotel and nightclub freebies, entertaining herself instead of the troops in Iraq. Marilyn was in psychotherapy her entire adult life searching for peace. Anna Nicole left the Betty Ford Clinic after 6 days to rejoin the 3-ring circus that was her life. Marilyn Monroe was mentally ill. Anna Nicole was simply dumb.


Twenty-four hours after Anna Nicole Smith's death, over 2,700 items with her likeness, including bobblehead dolls and poker chips, were listed on eBay. Another website offered 20 different T-shirts honoring the terminally tacky celeb, the most popular: "I fathered Anna Nicole's baby and all I got was this stupid T-shirt". DVD sales for Anna Nicole's reality show are skyrocketing since her passing, up and amazing 180,000 percent on, while the ranking soared from 27,014 to 15.

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