'Anna Nicole' Lifetime movie is a sad...

'Anna Nicole' Lifetime movie is a sad mess

There are 30 comments on the The Charlotte Observer story from Jun 26, 2013, titled 'Anna Nicole' Lifetime movie is a sad mess. In it, The Charlotte Observer reports that:

SAN FRANCISCO Lifetime's "Anna Nicole" is a pretty sad affair. It's sad because some surprisingly skilled actors agreed to be in the cast, and it's sad because Anna Nicole Smith's life was one big trailer tragedy.

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Elizabeth

Brandon, MS

#1 Jun 29, 2013
That movie did not follow the facts and was a waste of my time to watch. Especially outrageous was the scene fraudulently showing Daniel taking pills from his bag and deliberately taking them, in his mother's hospital room, and subsequently dying. That was defamation of Daniel's character, there was never any indication that Daniel did that, and his and his mother's deaths were both considered suspicious. We have to wonder who wrote the script, because it appears there was a cover up.
LetAnnaRIP

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jun 29, 2013
That movie was a joke. and their where some Major flaws..Like Anna Nicole Smith met Howard K. Stern AFTER her husband died. Daniel didn’t die sitting in a hospital chair, he was lying in the same bed Anna was sleeping in. And Dannielynn was named Dannielynn AFTER Daniel died
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#3 Jun 30, 2013
I agree the movie was a disgrace when it comes to facts. Someone failed their homework in finding the truth of Anna's life.

ENews had a special on the "Life and Death of Anna Nicole" that was much better. Only some the clips of Anna's reality show were not in the shows.
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#4 Jun 30, 2013
It appears the police said he was in a chair, but I heard he was in a bed.

http://www.today.com/id/14782573/ns/today-tod...
Shame on Lifetime

Brandon, MS

#5 Jun 30, 2013
It appeared that Howard Stern wrote the script. Anna's mother was depicted in a disgusting way, and she had been blocked from Anna's life, and Danny was sent off, and Howard took the only bed in the hospital room when Daniel had flown in to see his mother. Shame on Lifetime airing such a ridiculous movie and who got paid for this trashing of Anna, her son, and her mother? Maybe those who are unaware with the aftermath investigations of Daniel's and Anna's deaths might fall for that fiasco movie, but for the most part people know.
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#6 Jun 30, 2013
Shame on Lifetime wrote:
It appeared that Howard Stern wrote the script. Anna's mother was depicted in a disgusting way, and she had been blocked from Anna's life, and Danny was sent off, and Howard took the only bed in the hospital room when Daniel had flown in to see his mother. Shame on Lifetime airing such a ridiculous movie and who got paid for this trashing of Anna, her son, and her mother? Maybe those who are unaware with the aftermath investigations of Daniel's and Anna's deaths might fall for that fiasco movie, but for the most part people know.
You need to watch the Enews special on Anna. I thought the special was part of an introduction into the movie, but I could be wrong. Eric Redding narrated it and supplied details. They interviewed Anna's family and all of Anna's cousins were on the special along with her half sister Donna Hogan. All the people who were important in Anna life were interviewed. Howard Stern wasn't interviewed and had no part in the special other than he was in the video clips with Anna. The special came on at 6:00pm in our area and the movie was on at 8:00pm.
Shame on Lifetime

Brandon, MS

#7 Jun 30, 2013
DL SGMA, thank you for that information. In my opinion there was an agenda in the Lifetime Movie which distorted the truth, made Pierce Marshall look totally different than he was, and Pierce attempted to save his family's inheritance from the ridiculous run to confiscate their family fortune. Also, as I recall, during the court fight Pierce died a suspicious death.

Also, it was despicable the way Anna's mother was blocked from seeing HER GRANDDAUGHTER, she was a good and caring person who raised Daniel herself until Anna married the elderly Marshall, and her assistance to Anna and her love and raising of Daniel was not allowed in the movie, and she was falsely displayed in the Lifetime movie. Anna's mother, Virgie, was defamed by those who were using Anna and being supported by her, those who had their eyes on what Anna had, and on getting that Marshall money. Since they are now trying to renew their efforts to rob the Marshall family of their money, I guess the fraudulent movie was an effort to create a public relations story so the judicial system would be influenced and would help fleece the Marshall family. I doubt if Anna's daughter would ever benefit from any ill gotten gains if received. You know what I mean.
Evil is still rearing its ugly head. All I have said is what I recall from the facts as I read them and from what transpired when Anna and Daniel were living, before their untimely and horrible deaths, and my opinion.
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#8 Jun 30, 2013
It appears that Dannielynn may see some of the Marshall's money after all. Even though she does not deserve it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/dann...

I don't think Anna deserved half of the Marshall estate after being with him only 18 months. The ENews special interviewed Mr. Marshall's nurse and she told how Anna ran around trying to get Marshall's voice on a tape recorder promising her the money. Anna also had gentlemen callers (in her bedroom) on the estate while married to Marshall. A lady she wasn't.
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#11 Jun 30, 2013
veritas wrote:
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Are you kidding me? Virgie must have loved that movie. It depicted Anna horribly
Hey veritas,

You are funny, but if you think the movie was hard on Anna you should have seen the ENews special on Anna. They interviewed most of Anna's friends and family. Anna must have rolled over in her grave if she heard what they were saying about her. The movie depicted Anna horribly because her friends and family told the story that way. Anna was no angel but they shared some of the worst details about Anna's life. Eric Redding was the lead in all of this and he narrated the show.
Shame on Lifetime

Brandon, MS

#12 Jul 1, 2013
veritas wrote:
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Are you kidding me? Virgie must have loved that movie. It depicted Anna horribly
I don't know you are getting that hateful idea. Anna's mother loved her, she was with her at Betty Ford Clinic when Anna got off drugs, Anna's mother raised Daniel until Anna married Marshall, and it makes no sense to think she would enjoy her daughter's being depicted in such a fraudulent and despicable way in a movie. I found the movie stupid and totally unethical since it slanted the story in such an idiotic fashion. The scene of Daniel in the hospital would be laughable it was so based on NOTHING factual except for the fact that it was such a tragedy. Lastly, Anna and Daniel should still be living, and in my opinion they would be if not for the greed and vile behavior of those Anna trusted.
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#13 Jul 2, 2013
Shame on Lifetime wrote:
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I don't know you are getting that hateful idea. Anna's mother loved her, she was with her at Betty Ford Clinic when Anna got off drugs, Anna's mother raised Daniel until Anna married Marshall, and it makes no sense to think she would enjoy her daughter's being depicted in such a fraudulent and despicable way in a movie. I found the movie stupid and totally unethical since it slanted the story in such an idiotic fashion. The scene of Daniel in the hospital would be laughable it was so based on NOTHING factual except for the fact that it was such a tragedy. Lastly, Anna and Daniel should still be living, and in my opinion they would be if not for the greed and vile behavior of those Anna trusted.
WOOOO!!

I watched the friends and family interviews and video clips on the special. The loving relatives; aunts, cousins and Anna's half sister. They all said the must disgusting and despicable things about Anna. They showed video clips of Virgie saying degrading things about her daughter. THIS is what the producers had to use to make the movie. NOTHING in Anna's past was kept secret by friends or relatives. YES, you are so right, greed and vile behavior by those Anna trusted.

WHY can't these people just let Anna rest in peace! I guess the thought of 48 million dollars that might go to a six year old.
SadMessIndeed

Lynnwood, WA

#14 Jul 2, 2013
The actress did a good job portraying ANS but that's as far as it goes. As despicable as it may seem, all the wild drunken and drug fueled behavior is what ANS put out there for people to see. Not pretty, but historically accurate. The rest of it was so full of holes, inaccuracies and blatant lies, it was disgusting.

Virgie loved Daniel and took care of him while ANS was working at the strip club. Daniel didn't go live with his mother until she moved in with Marshall.

ANS didn't meet HKS until AFTER J Howard Marshall died. Where did these horrible writers get their information?

Dannielynn was NOT given that name until after Daniel died. Again, why distort reality?

And, lastly, the portrayal of Daniel stealing pills from her purse was absolutely sickening. No one will ever know what really happened in that hospital room and it was horrible to disrespect Daniel's memory in an attempt to make their script work.

This farce should be titled "Anna Nicole: What our imaginations came up with, accuracy be damned"
Chachie

Chicago, IL

#15 Jul 2, 2013
Larry Birkhead was twittering to the person who played him wishing him good luck. It looks like most of the parts with him in them ended up on the cutting room floor.

It was Larry who said Daniel had a drug problem. Howard said Daniel did not have a drug problem. Both said those things in court under oath. Its hard to know what to believe.

And yes, Virgie did love her daughter. She is just a simple country woman who made some bad choices in life like we all do. Virgie had no control over what O'Quinn and his company did. They kept her in the dark. She did not agree with a whole lot of it but they were representing her pro bono. What else could she do?
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#18 Jul 2, 2013
veritas wrote:
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They said they based it from an article they read,“paw paw and lady love.” It really looks like all they did was read that article, watched Anna’s show, watched a few videos on youtube and that was it.
I even read in an interview the director said they didn’t talk to Larry or howard because they would have different things to says. No Shit! It was their lives!
But to not even know that Anna didn’t meet Howard until 1997! What a joke!!
I hated how the portrayed Daniel. I’m sure it wasn’t always easy being the kid of ANS but they made him seem like kind of a dick. >:-/
Veritas,

do you have links to the interview with the director?

You are so right about the movie. What a disgrace to film making and Lifetime.

They got information from people who didn't really know Anna.
DLSGMA

Germantown, MD

#21 Jul 3, 2013
veritas wrote:
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After watching that movie and rereading that article its making me wonder if Howard really should write a book to clear up the bullshit once and for all. While I was reading that article all I could wonder was where did this arthur get all of this info?? It just kinda seemed like some of the same old shit. Heard this roomer here, read that there.
YES, I totally agree with you. Again they are all climbing out of the woodwork to spread the vile rumors and innuendos about Anna. AND they leave NO stone unturned, every disgusting little details is exposed.

As I'm writing this the "Anna Nicole Special" is on ENews this morning.
I'm laughing hard because Donna Hogan is talking about Anna's life and what she did. NOW correct me if I'm wrong but I remember watching "Entertainment Tonight" when Anna said, she had NEVER met her half sister D.Hogan before. How can someone who never knew Anna speak about her life? Like her book all hearsay, rumor and innuendos. What a joke!! This is why the movie is such a mess.
The Truth

Brandon, MS

#22 Jul 3, 2013
Anybody who wants to read the facts can read "Blonde Ambition", by author Rita Cosby, a veteran television news anchor and "Inside Edition" correspondent. It followed the life of Anna, all about Daniel, and the deaths of Anna and her son. Of course, guilty people never want to see the truth in print. The book is interesting and factual, and Cosby was very courageous to research facts and to write the book.
Vertias

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Jul 3, 2013
The Truth wrote:
Anybody who wants to read the facts can read "Blonde Ambition", by author Rita Cosby, a veteran television news anchor and "Inside Edition" correspondent. It followed the life of Anna, all about Daniel, and the deaths of Anna and her son. Of course, guilty people never want to see the truth in print. The book is interesting and factual, and Cosby was very courageous to research facts and to write the book.
LMAO!!!! AHAHAHA!!!!!!*tries to catch breath* Thanks for the laugh man. I needed it
amw

Fair Haven, VT

#25 Jul 3, 2013
What happen to Howard the lawyer
dmw

Fair Haven, VT

#26 Jul 3, 2013
What happen to Anna Nicole Smith's mom
dmw

Fair Haven, VT

#29 Jul 3, 2013
Happy 4th of July
Be safe & have fun

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