08 February 2007

Anna Nicole Smith. Good god.

We just got word that Anna Nicole Smith is dead. Craziness. She was found unresponsive in her hotel room in South Florida, per about 17 news stations. Have we even figured out how her son died yet? ... This is really just the last chapter in the train wreck of her life, of course. I don't want to dwell on it too much, because really she represented what's terrible about celebrity -- how people who see the spotlight passing them will do anything to stay in its beam. It's kind of pathetic when it manifests itself into Paris Hilton gossip and Britney Spears cooter shots. It's sad when it ends like this.

So a co-worker just passed by, in disbelief, saying "She was a young woman."

"Thirty-nine," I told him.

"I mean her age," he says.

Something tells me she would've laughed at that. (And then maybe sued us or something.)

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