Drug bottles found in Smith death room
LOS ANGELES -- Drug bottles, a duffel bag full of cash and Anna Nicole Smith's sobbing boyfriend were found in the Florida hotel room where the Playboy model died of an overdose three years ago, a police detective testified Thursday.
Detective Katherine Frank was the first witness to take the stand in the trial of Smith's lawyer-boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, and two doctors who have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to supply the model with vast amounts of powerful opiates and sedatives.
Smith, 39, was found dead in the Hollywood, Fla., room in February 2007.
Frank testified that shortly after her body was found and taken away, Stern fell to his knees in the room and began crying.
''He was visibly shaken with reddened eyes, tears and trembling,'' Frank said.
The account was elicited by Stern's lawyer, Steve Sadow, who has said Stern was in love with Smith and all his actions were directed at trying to help her.
The detective said a duffel bag found in the room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel contained more than $8,000 in cash.
Pink Floyd song rewritten for Iranians
NEW YORK -- The Pink Floyd rock music classic ''Another Brick in the Wall'' has been transformed by a Canadian band to reflect dissent young Iranians have for their government.
The song replaces the teacher reference with ''Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!'' It's performed by a Toronto-based rock band fronted by two Iranian brothers called Blurred Vision. It's been seen by more than 160,000 viewers on YouTube.
Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters gave Blurred Vision permission to use the song. Proceeds will go to Amnesty International.
The Blurred Vision version of the song expresses discord between young people and the government of Iran, where it's illegal to play rock music.
Waters will begin his tour on Sept. 15.