The daily drama over who may be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby Dannielynn continues to grow. A new possible father for the baby seems to come forward every hour. Now there is news of another former flame of Smith coming forward. News had come out that the man convicted for stalking Anna Nicole Smith and beating up her next door neighbor may be the father of her baby.
Known as “Hollywood”, Mark Hatten used to be the boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith in 2000. Their relationship was short lived however. Hatten showed signs of being obsessive and controlling. This caused Smith to break up with Hatten. “Hollywood” did not take this news well and reacted negatively. He began to threaten and stalk Smith on a daily basis. She had to call the cops on him several times. He was convicted for stalking Smith and beating up her neighbors. His prison term is for seven long years.
Hatten decided to write a letter from his jail cell to EXTRA and TMZ. Both of those places are media companies that specialize in celebrity gossip and breaking news. It is in his letter that he describes how he could possibly be the father of her baby. He claims to have given Anna Nicole Smith a sperm sample in which she stored at a sperm bank.
“I allege that I could be the father of Dannielynn by means of artificial insemanation (sic),” stated Hatten in the letter. He also went on to say that after he gave Smith his sperm sample, she said, “Congratulations Mr. Hollywood, you just made a deposit in the Anna Nicole sperm bank.”
This breaking news adds yet another father to the group of men who have come forward. The rumors continue to circulate that there may be more men who might come forward. Nobody knows who is telling the truth and who is not telling the truth. The process to find out who the father is has yet to be decided. Hopefully it will happen soon so that this mess can be cleaned up sooner than later.
Tmz.com. “Anna Saga — New Potential Baby Daddy Surfaces.” [Online] 15 February 2007.
CBS news and various other news outlets are reporting that model and Trim Spa spokes person, Anna Nicole Smith, is dead. Smith was found unconscious in a hotel room earlier today at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. She was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Florida. Officials there told the Miami Herald, “It does not look good.” Witnesses at the hotel stated that they saw a medical team perform CPR on Smith and that an intubation tube was put down her throat.
This marks an end to a story that was filled with pain and misfortune. In 2006 she experience the loss of her son Daniel, a paternity law suit from her ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead, and several lawsuits against her and the company that makes TrimSpa. Her shining moment of joy in 2006 only came when she gave birth to her daughter Dannielynn Smith in the Bahamas.
There as been no official word as of yet to the cause of her death.
Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol this season. Because Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol, this will be his last season as an Idol judge, which will give him more time to focus on other endeavors. One of those projects that Simon Cowell will work on instead of American Idol is his new talent search show that will launch in 2011. His new show is called The X Factor, and seems a lot like America’s Got Talent which airs in the U.S. during the summer months. What will make The X Factor different than other reality competition shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent has yet to be revealed by Simon Cowell, but we can expect more information in the near future.
The fact that Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol is a big shock to fans of the show that have stuck with it for the first eight seasons. As the ninth season of American Idol gets ready to air its season premiere on Tuesday, this shocking news will definitely overshadow any other American Idol news for the moment. Simon Cowell is really the anchor of American Idol, and it’s quite difficult to picture how this show will be able to move forward without Simon Cowell in the judge’s seat. It seems like they will be loaded up with people looking to give positive thoughts to the contestants on the show, and it is clear that American Idol could really suffer without the personality of Simon Cowell at the table.
American Idol is still the top show on television, even after eight full seasons of airing on Fox. It has seen the overall ratings slip just a tad in the past couple of years, but American Idol is still way out in front as the most watched show on television. Judge Paula Abdul couldn’t reach a contract agreement with American Idol this past summer, and as a result ended up walking away from the show. New judge Ellen DeGeneres will replace her on the show when American Idol moves to its top 36 again this season, but it’s already a pretty big change for the show. Now with the announcement that Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol it means that the show may go in a completely new direction once again.
It had seemed like four judges were too many to have at the table last season, and when Paula Abdul announced that she was leaving it seemed that they could get back into the groove of just having three judges. Then the announcement came that Ellen DeGeneres would be joining the show, and once again Idol will have a packed judges table. It’s unclear where American Idol sees itself in a couple of years, but without Simon Cowell this show is going to look and feel completely different than it does this season. To the fans of American Idol, make sure you enjoy this season, because it could be the last gasp for this show in the end.